Hudson High School
Raidaires – Dance Team

2021-2022 Raidaires Updates:

Hudson Raidaires Junior Dance Clinic Information:

  • Who: Dancers of all levels ages 4-14
  • When: Thursday, August 19th from 4:30PM- 6:00PM (practice) and Friday, August 20th at 6:00PM with the performance beginning at 6:30PM
  • Cost: $30.00 for one dancer/$50.00 for two dancers from the same family
  • Click here for Registration form

Competition Schedule:

  • 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

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.

Image of Varsity Raidaires in white costumes

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.

Image of JV Raidaires - 9 dancers

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.

Team picture of the Varsity Raidaires

Back row, left to right:
Anna Nelson, Maddi Miller, Sophia Huber, Lauren Schmitz, Alivia Tennant, Ella Blomker, Hailey Plourde, Avery Solheid, Mikaela Bolopue, Marissa Brown, Natalie Bendlin
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