- Saturday, Dec. 4th – Menomonie Holiday Classic Invite
- Saturday, Dec. 11th – Little Chute Holiday Dance Invite
- Saturday, Jan. 15th – Conference
- Saturday, Jan. 29th – WACPC Regionals
- Saturday, Feb. 5th – State
- Hudson Raidaires Junior Dance Clinic – Friday, February 25thm 4:30PM-6:00PM (practice) and Sunday, February 27th, 2:00PM (performance)
- Click here for Registration form (deadline is February 2nd)
- Team Prep Clinic – March 23rd and 24th
- Click here for the Medical/Liability Form (must print and fill out)
- Tryouts – March 28th – March 31st
Hudson Raidaires Dance Team Takes 2nd Overall in the Big Rivers Conference
12/9/2021 – Hudson Raidaires Dance Team “Clean Sweep” at Menomonie Holiday Classic Competition and Newly-Formed Middle School Raiderettes Place 3rd
Last weekend the Hudson Varsity Raidaires Dance Team and Middle School Raiderettes Dance Team competed at the Menomonie Holiday Classic Invitational. This was both team’s first competition of the season.
The back-to-back reigning Division 1 Kick State Championship dance team did not disappoint! They placed 1st in all four team style categories: Pom, Kick, Jazz, and Hip Hop. Hudson also dominated in the solo and ensemble categories as well. Senior Sophia Huber earned a special “Showstopper” Judges Choice Award and 1st place in the solo category, followed by freshman Callie Waldschmidt in 2nd, and senior Hunter Sivek in 3rd. Ruby Nelson and Meade Sames placed in the top half of the solo competition. In the ensemble category senior Sophi Johnson and juniors Lauren Schmitz and Hailey Plourde earned a “Triple Threat” Judges Choice Award and the 1st place title for their trio. Following suit in 2nd place was a duet by senior Aubrey Loe and sophomore Ciara Sorensen, and in 3rd place, a duet by seniors Natalie Bendlin and Sydney Warren. Freshmen sisters Beth and Tori Piehl placed top half in their duet.
The Raidaires are coached by Bailey Mutschler, Gretchen Hoehn, Kristin Van Den Broeke, and Monica Servi. This seasons Pom choreography is by Coach Gretchen Hoehn. Kick, Jazz, and Hip-Hop choreography is by Coach Monica Servi.
For the first time in Hudson athletic history, a dance team was formed at the Middle School level. Named after the original Hudson High Dance Team from the 1970’s, the Raiderettes placed 3rd in Pom at their first-ever competition beating out other well-established programs. The Raiderettes are coached by Caitlan Blomker, Caroline Witchell, and Olivia Weinberger. Pom choreography is by former long-time successful coach, Kim Hoff, and current Varsity Coach, Kristin Van Den Broeke.
Raidaires are State Champions in D1 Kick, 2nd Year in a Row
On Sunday, April 25th, Varsity earned first place D1 Kick for the second year in a row with their athletic, swing-themed kick routine to ‘Sing, Sing, Sing.’ The Varsity Raidaires also took 3rd place in D1 Jazz with their captivating performance to ‘Hopeless Wanderer’ by Mumford and Sons. The cherry-on-top of the weekend came when a trio and solo were awarded All-State Honors. A trio performed by Sophi Johnson (junior), Lauren Schmitz (sophomore), and Hailey Plourde (sophomore) took third place in the state. Lastly, Elle Fallon (senior) was awarded a spot on the 2nd Team of D1 All-State.
Front Row (left to right): Grace Hackbarth (freshman), Hailey Prince (junior), Marissa Brown (senior), Elle Fallon (senior), Ella Blomker (senior), Madison (Madi) Dulon (senior), Mikaela Bolopue (senior), Gabby Maack (senior), Elliana Hurtgen (senior) Middle Row: Addison (Addi) Thompson (sophomore), Natalie Bendlin (junior), Lauren Schmitz (sophomore), Ciara Sorenson (freshman), Mya Huppert (sophomore), Hunter Sivek (junior), Sophi Johnson (junior), Sophia Huber (junior), Ruby Nelson (sophomore)
The JV Raidaires are Double State Champions
Championship Competitions! At the JEM State Championship in Port Washington, WI on Saturday, April 24th, 2021, they took first place in both D1 Pom and D1 Jazz! JV State soloists Gwen Schirmacher (freshman) and Allison Jones (freshman) took home first and second place respectively, and duets performed by Renee Vanderwerff (sophomore)/Ryannah Nelson (sophomore) and Jada Jeske (sophomore)/Emily Heckmann (sophomore) also took home first and second respectively.
Back (left to right): Elle Quist (freshman), Emily Heckmann (sophomore), Renee Vanderwerff (sophomore), Gwen Schirmacher (freshman), Jillian Ulrich (junior) Front (left to right): Allison Jones (freshman), Jada Jeske (sophomore), Ryannah Nelson (sophomore), Lily O’Brien (freshman)
Raidaires placed at Nationals in Orlando, Florida
The Varsity Raidaires Dance Team placed 2nd in Large Pom and 3rd in Large Kick at the Contest of Champions National Competition in Orlando, Florida on February 29th taking home two trophies. The team also placed 6th in Large Jazz.
Raidaires are State Champions in Division 1 Kick
The Hudson Raidaires Dance Team made history at the Wisconsin Association of Cheer/Pom Coaches Association (WACPC) State Championships in La Crosse Saturday Feb. 1, bringing home the team’s first championship trophy for Division I Kick with its heart pounding routine to Pat Benatar’s “Heartbreaker.”
The team also captured second place in Division 1 Jazz with its inspiring routine to “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”
The Hudson Raidaires Varsity Dance Team kicked off their competition season at Wauwatosa West High School on November 9th. The Raidaires prepared 3 routines for this competition, made up of some of the top programs in the state. The Raidaires topped the Jazz and Kick categories and placed second in Pom. They also awarded the Excellence in Artistry Award for their Kick routine.
A number of Hudson dancers also competed in the solo and duet portions of the competition. Brooke Jackson placed second overall in the solo division. The duet performed by Ella Blomker and Alivia Tennant was awarded first place.
Middle row, left to right:
Etta Zontelli, Emily Waldschmidt, Sophi Johnson, Aubrey Loe, London Gannon, Hailey Burgraff, Gabby Maack, Hunter Sivek, Natalia Rulli, Elliana Hurtgen, Kassie Ehrman
Front row, left to right:
Lexie Sherman, Brooke Jackson, Hailey Wilson, Julia Bartels, Jordan Thill, Elle Fallon, Maddi Dulon