Barnstormers Announce Dance Team Tryout

Barnstormers Announce Dance Team Tryout

DES MOINES – The Iowa Barnstormers will host their annual Storm Chasers tryout on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Wellmark YMCA on Grand Avenue in downtown Des Moines. The audition is open to any female 18 years of age and older who is interested in representing the Iowa Barnstormers both on-field and in the community.

The Storm Chasers Dance Team tryout will be held under the direction of Coach Jen Nason, who is entering her second season with the Iowa Barnstormers organization. In addition to performing live at each Barnstormers home game, Storm Chasers will assist with in-game promotions and appear at numerous community events throughout the year.

Check in and registration will open on December 3 at 10:00 a.m. CST with the tryout beginning at 11:00 a.m. CST. All participants will be required to submit a registration payment and sign a waiver and release form. Pre-registration will cost $20 with day-of registration fees increasing to $30 per participant. Pre-registration is now open, forms can be found online and printed from the Iowa Barnstormers website.

What: 2018 Storm Chasers Dance Team Tryouts

Who: Women 18 years or older by December 3, 2017

When: Sunday, December 3, 2017 (Registration: 10:00 a.m., tryouts begin at 11:00 a.m. CST)

Where: Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 (Group Exercise Room)

Cost: Pre-registration: $20.00, day-of: $30.00

Attire: Cropped dance or athletic top (mid-drift must be showing), hot pants or shorts, skin-toned tights or hose, dance sneakers, jazz shoes, or sneakers, performance ready hair and makeup.

Dance experience is not required, however basic pom and hip hop skills are suggested. Participants will be tested on a one-minute routine which will be taught and performed. Participants will also be judged on personality, style and appearance, and take part in a brief interview.

Season Tickets for the Iowa Barnstormers 2018 season are on sale now for as low as $80 per seat. Call the Barnstormers front office at (515) 633-2255 or log on to  for more information.