The Dance Avenue Team

The TDA Competition team travels the Midwest and beyond highlighting the skill and tradition of our studio. TDA is home to numerous awards both locally and nationally receiving kudos for performance and entertainment value. It's our goal as a team to be ambassadors not only of TDA but the art of dance as a sport. As in any athletic activity, sportsmanship develops character and introduces children to the virtues of team spirit. 

Many of our TDA Competition Team Dancers have gone on to dance at the collegiate level and beyond for the University of Iowa, Iowa State University, Grandview University, EDGE Performing Arts Center in Los Angeles, CA and more.


The TDA Team is formed through a nomination process. Teachers recommend or nominate students who display exceptional work ethic, talent, attitude and potential for growth.


Each summer TDA holds a Summer Study program for these nominated dancers which includes ballet, tumbling, technique, strength & conditioning classes as well as combinations in genres such as jazz, tap, hip-hop, musical theatre, heels, contemporary, modern, lyrical and more!

The culmination of the TDA Summer Study are the team auditions which are held in

2018-2019 Team

2019-2020 Team Roster


Adeline Nizzi
Paisley Herr
Mariah Moyer
Collyns Greenlee
Blair Lucas
Amya Guerrero Campbell Rieman

Leena Stessman
Ava Meador

Zoey Husted
Sage Schlapia
Skylar Evans
Gracie Doschadis Aubrey Wyckoff


Brooklyn Van Horn Aidrey Pelzer
Ali Bruner
Londyn Herr
Lauren Pitts
Arianna Bowen Preston Martin Charlee Williams Reagan Castellano Barbi Campbell


Bella Lucas
Hadlee Short
Addison Husted

Khloe Luong
Hannah DePriest Abbie Kluender
Ella Tiefenthaler Kayley Barr
Johannah Williams Brinley Long
Peyton Hegwood Madison Haaland Riley Brunk


Elsie Johnson Lalayah Thongdam Ava Chanthavong Olivia Ewing
Ava Doss
Emma Davidson Aundrea Weber
Alexi Rice
Xiomara Saldana Katelyn Cosner
Dylan Phanthavong Kylee Lang


Taylor Estes
Adysen Miller
Madison Ruby
Bella Kluender
Ashton Granzow
Tyra Tudor

Lina Chesnut
Emilee McCool
Taryn Brent
Alexia Guerrero
Jaden Miller
Heidi Mayorga
Jaelyn Luong
Emma Brown*
Kami SIckels*
Melehna Phanthavong* Madison Quinn*

Caitlin Chesnut*


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