Simpson Dance

The Storm Spirit Squads perform at all home football and basketball games.  They participate in many campus activities throughout the year including Simpson’s homecoming pep rally “Yell Like Hell,” a watermelon feed for the football team and youth spirit clinics.  This year more than ever, the Cheerleaders and Dancers have been the face of Simpson and participate in many community service activities throughout the academic year, such as Meals for the Heartland and Race for the Cure.  At Simpson, the spirit squads are an extension of the athletic department—it’s exciting for team members to be involved in something they love at the collegiate level.

Tryout Date Set

Tryouts for the cheer and dance teams has been set for Sunday, March 30 at 8:30 a.m. Deadline to register is Friday, March 21. Register for Tryouts


Cheer and Dance Visit Day - Nov. 9, 2013

Join us for the cheer and dance visit day, set for Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013. Learn more and Register!


2013 Performance Dates

Sep 07 - Football vs. Iowa Wesleyan, 1 pm
Sep 21 - Football vs. UW-River Falls, 1 pm
Oct 11 - Yell Like Hell, 8:30 pm*
Oct 12 - Football vs. Central (homecoming), 1 pm
Nov 02 - Football vs. Dubuque, 4 pm
Nov 09 - Football vs. Buena Vista, 1 pm

*Cowles Fieldhouse


Pre-Tryout Checklist

  • Send performance(s) from this year's season or within the past year to Coach Jacobson by mailing a DVD to Simpson College, Coach Jacobson -  Athletic Office, 701 North C St., Indianola, IA 50125 or email a link to
  • Scedule a campus visit with the admissions office and let them know you are interested in Dance.  Meet dance team members and/or coaches.  Attend a football or basketball game to see the dance team perform.
  • Sign up to attend Cheer and Dance Visit Day on Nov. 9, 2013.
  • Email Coach Jacobson dates/times of performances - such as ISTDA, recital, and/or fall or spring showcase.
  • Apply and be accepted to Simpson College 

Routine Styles

Pom, funk, jazz, kick, lyrical, hip-hop and co-ed.


Watch the Storm Perform

Bleeding Love - 2013
Yell Like Hell - 2012
State Hip Hop Routine - 2012
State Jazz Routine - 2012
Yell Like Hell - 2011