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Iowa Lakes Names Coach for Dance Team

March 26, 2012

Danie JuhlTroy Larson, Director of Athletics, announced that Danie Juhl will become the new Head Dance Coach for Iowa Lakes Community College.

Juhl is a native of Estherville. She currently is a dance instructor at L’ecole la Danse in Estherville.  She obtained a Performing Arts Entrepreneurship degree with an emphasis in Dance from the University of Iowa. While at the University of Iowa, Juhl was a member of the Iowa Dance Team and selected as team captain her senior year.

As a senior in high school, Juhl was selected as a national instructor for the Universal Dance Association, and spent the next three years traveling the country teaching jazz, hip hop, contemporary, pom and kick classes to high school dance teams. She has performed at Disney’s Epcot Center, Universal Studios, Disney’s Magic Kingdom, Disney’s World of Sports, the Citrus Parade and halftimes of the Capital One and Outback Bowl games.

After college, Juhl served as a faculty member of the Norwalk Superstars and the National Dance Center. She has received numerous awards for routines she has choreographed and many of her students have been selected as National Dancer of the Year finalists.

“I am honored to be part of Iowa Lakes Community College, and am looking forward to building a well-respected dance team,” commented Juhl.

Juhl looks to build a professional program for dancers to excel.

“Two years of professional collegiate dance team experience will provide a great advantage for anyone with the opportunity to continue to a four-year college dance team,” said Juhl

Juhl’s experience and passion for dance will make a difference in the lives of student-athletes, according to Larson.

“Danie’s previous experiences as a college athlete and dance instructor will serve very well in our head dance coach position,” Larson said. “She has a great passion for and knowledge of dance which will benefit our student-athletes greatly.”

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