Section Invite

posted Jan 31, 2017, 8:34 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Well, I think we can all agree that last night was a late one, but well worth it! We are so proud of how strong the team finished the regular season. We can't wait to see what mountains JV is going to climb in the future for this team!

The Section Invite information is attached. The invite is at ROCORI High School. The bus will leave at 7:30 AM. Please make sure your daughter gets some sleep Friday night. We want them well rested for Saturday! Make sure to grab your friends and family members on your way to the invite. The girls LOVE a big and loud crowd. It's going to be an awesome day of competition!

Be on the look-out for information regarding uniform turn-in and our season banquet.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.

Thanks for all you do!

New London/Spicer Invite

posted Jan 25, 2017, 11:45 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

I apologize for this schedule being late. NL-S had to go through several scheduled changes before settling on this one today. If it changes again, I'll be sure to put the revised schedule on here. 

The bus for this invite will leave at 3:30 PM. This will be the last competition of the season for our JV teams. :( As you can see, it is going to be a late night. Please make sure your daughter has snacks and a blanket for the ride home. 

As always, if you would like your daughter to go home with you and not the bus, I need a signed note two days before the competition. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Conference and Monticello

posted Jan 23, 2017, 7:20 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here is the schedule for the conference competition on Thursday and the Monticello competition on Saturday. The conference competition is for VARSITY members only. The bus will leave after school at 3:15. Please make sure your daughter has a snack for the road and a blanket. It is going to be a later night.

The bus for the Monticello invite will leave at 7:15. The schedule has been updated a little bit since the paper copy was sent out to you last week. A few teams have added. 

There will be a team meal on Friday. Please expect this to last until 7:00 PM.

I will send out the New London-Spicer (Monday) competition information when I receive it.

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


ROCORI and Melrose Schedule

posted Jan 10, 2017, 11:47 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here are the schedules for the ROCORI Invite this Saturday and our Melrose Invite on Monday. As you will notice, AA schools will be competing in the afternoon this year at ROCORI. The bus will leave at 11:45 AM. Dancers will need to be at the school to prep for the Melrose competition at 2:30 PM on Monday.

We will be having a Parent Panel meeting on Thursday at 6:35 PM to discuss any final preparations that need to be made before our invite on Monday. The meeting will be held in my classroom (J109) if any dance team parent would like to attend.

As a reminder, we do have a Dutchmen day on Thursday this week for gymnastics. The meet starts at 6 PM. We are asking that the girls stay there to show their support until 6:30 PM. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


BBE Invite

posted Jan 5, 2017, 11:32 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello again everyone,

Here is the schedule for the BBE invite on Monday, January 9th. The bus will leave after school at 3:10 PM. Please make sure your daughter has a snack or two for the road. A blanket for the ride home wouldn't be a bad idea either. 

Just a reminder that we have a Gymnastic Dutchmen Day next Thursday, January 12th until 6:30 PM. There is also a team meal that following day.

This is our busiest time of the season! Please make sure to keep checking for updates.

Influenza A has also hit the school pretty hard the last few weeks. If your daughter is showing symptoms, please get her checked out right away! The team is getting lots of reminders at practice to get rest, drink water, not share their water bottles/chapstick, and wash their hands. Hopefully they are carrying that over at home. :)

The schedule for our home invite on Monday, January 16th will be out shortly. It is Parent's Night, so we hope to see you all there!

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.

Alexandria Invite and Announcements

posted Jan 5, 2017, 6:42 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here is the schedule for Alexandria this Saturday. There have been multiple teams that have dropped and been added, that is why it has taken a little longer than usual to get the schedule out. Here is the final version that I have been sent. JV Kick Gold will not be competing at this competition. The bus will leave at 7:25. Please make sure your dance team member has everything set out the night before. Her gear should include HAT, COAT, and MITTENS. No one will be allowed on the bus without them. It is still supposed to be EXTREMELY cold this weekend. 

Our first team meal will also be tomorrow. There will be three team meals for JV and Varsity. There will be one extra meal for varsity before the section meet. If you would like your daughter to participate  the cost will be $5 per meal ($15 for JV and $20 for Varsity). There is tons of food and lots of team bonding at these events. We highly encourage each dance team member to participate! You can expect team meals to go no later than 7 PM. 

Early sign-up for the Monticello long-sleeved shirts will be due tomorrow. Once signed up, the dance team member is required to purchase the shirt. The picture is attached to this message. The cost is $20. Sizes available: S, M, L, and XL.

Makeup Forms

posted Nov 15, 2016, 5:13 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone,

Here is the makeup form. It is due Friday, November 18! Please make checks out to Melrose Area Schools. Remember to read the form carefully. Not everything is required. If you bought the makeup last year, you do not need to repurchase. This is the easiest route to make sure that everyone has the same colors for performances. We will be teaching the team how to use the makeup that is bought. 

Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns. 


P.S. Parent Panel meeting on Monday, November 21 at 6:15 in my classroom (J109) for any dance parent that is interested in getting involved this season! 

First Day of Practice

posted Oct 19, 2016, 12:53 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone!

Here is the checklist of what needs to be done before practice starts on Monday:
- MSHSL Form
- Physical
- Fee: Middle school students - $50, High school - $70, checks made out to Melrose Area Schools
- Dance Team Constitution(purple packet) - Signatures on the last page

Practice Attire:
- black spandex
- black tights
- black tank top
- tennis shoes

REMINDER: Clothes orders are due on Monday as well. See the previous post for more details.

Practice will start at 3:30 in the Elementary gym 3 and will go until 5:30 for JV members and 6 for Varsity members. 

As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


Rosettes Dance Store

posted Oct 13, 2016, 1:34 PM by Caitlin Mayo

Hello everyone!

Here is the link to order clothing for the dance season:

There are also options for fan apparel! So make sure you check it out. The closing date for our online store is October 24th. That is the first day of practice! 

Requirements for returning members:
Purple B-Core Racer Back Tank

Requirements for new members:
Purple B-Core Racer Back Tank
Ladies' Purple Blend 1/4 Zip Pullover
*Ladies' Black 2.5" Spandex
*Black Full Length Womens Leggings 

Starred (*) requirements are not required, but you will need a GOOD pair of each of these. The ones listed have been ordered in the past and have worked out well for dancers. 

Fall Cheerleading Opportunity

posted Aug 14, 2016, 11:09 AM by Caitlin Mayo

Dear future cheerleaders at MAHS –

First let me introduce myself – I am the new FACS teacher at Melrose Area this fall and I am so excited to be selected to serve as your cheerleading coach.  You are receiving this letter because you have cheered at least one season here at MAHS.

Cheerleading ranges from enthusiastic cheers to intense physical activity for sports team motivation, audience entertainment or competition based upon organized routines. Cheerleading involves many components including tumbling, dance, jumps, cheers, and stunting in order to direct spectators of events to cheer for sports teams at games. The chanters, dancers, and athletes are all very important to a squad. This season I plan to have the squad do both dance and stunts in addition to chants/cheers.   I hope you will consider being part of the cheer team this fall.

I have enclosed a copy of a Cheerleading Contract.  Please read through and turn in at the fall sports meeting or first practice on August 15th.  We will go over the expectations at the fall sports meeting also.  If I missed something you have had in past contracts/expectations, please let me know.

In addition to the Cheerleading Contract Melrose High Area School has a list of things that youMUST have done before you can practice/participate (by August 15th.)  I have enclosed a copy of the MSHSL packet for you.  This is also available online.

·         You must have a sports physical on file with the High school office, they are good for three years.   If you are unsure, talk to Audrey in the office and she can look it up for you, and get you the proper form to take to the Dr. with you if you are not current (this is a sports physical, your regular teen check-up does not count).

·         Every year that you participate in High School sport you and your parents must sign the MSHSL rules.  I have enclosed packet and also available online.  You and your parents must sign the front and back of the last 2 pages and return it at the fall sports meeting or turn it into the office.

·         You must complete the MSHSL annual sports health questionnaire and both you and your parent must sign this.  In the enclosed packet and also available online. 

·         You and your parents must also sign the parental insurance waiver in the enclosed packet and available online. 

·         No participant will be allowed to start practice until the activity fee is paid.  Everyone is required to pay a $70 cheerleading activity fee at the falls sports night or to the High School office.  Each cheerleader must bring me the receipt saying that the activity fee has been paid to the office. If you pay directly to the office they will give you a little receipt with your name marked paid to give to me.  If you pay online just print out the copy of your payment.

·         If you do not have cheer shoes they will need to be obtained.  The Nike outlet or Kohls have chewer shoes or has a great deal on shoes – pending we can find the correct sizes you need. 

If you or your parents have any questions you can reach me on my cell at 507-525-0971 of email at

Coach  Hanson

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