Hudson Middle School
Raiderettes Dance Team

Updates and Information:

  • The 2022-2023 season has ended.
  • Stay tuned for 2023-2024 season news and updates this summer!
    • Official start date: TBD
  • 8th graders interested in trying out for HHS Raidaires??? Find more info here!

In the Raiderettes’ second season ever, they have nearly doubled in size! The team now competes as two separate groups – Gold and Platinum. Each group competed at separate local competitions, and both placed second in the Middle School Pom Division.

Raiderettes Platinum team picture at the Winter Classic comp

Platinum Team at the Menomonie “Winter Classic” Dance Competition

Raiderettes Gold Team at the River Falls Wildcat Invite Dance comp

Gold Team at the River Falls “Wildcat Invite” Dance Competition

Image of MS Raiderettes team at a competition. Team photo of MS Raiderettes

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.

The purpose of this program is to offer an inclusive opportunity for students to participate on a competitive scholastic dance team at the middle school level (6th, 7th and 8th grade). The team will compete at local dance team competitions, perform at various middle school sporting events, and partner with the HHS Varsity Raidaires to perform sidelines at a varsity football game and perform their competitive routines at the Raidaires end-of-year recital. There will be two teams under the larger Raiderettes team, a “Platinum” and a “Gold” team determined according to skill level to help each dancer excel at their own level and pace. Each team will practice once per week. Our mission is to help prepare the dancers for the high school dance team by focusing on dance team technique, performance and game day material, and provide exposure to competitions and live performances in an accessible and inclusive manner.

Ended February 12, 2023