Welcome to the PACT Dance Team!

The Pantherettes dance team offers two programs for secondary students: a non-competitive team in the fall and a competitive team in the winter. They are considered separate activities; dancers may participate in one or both.

The main goals of the fall performance dance team are promoting school spirit by performing at school and community events -- such as football games, parades, and pep fests -- and training for the upcoming winter competitive season. Fall is a great opportunity for new dancers to enter dance team training in a fun, casual setting. The fall season is a much lower commitment than the winter competitive season, with only 2-3 practices a week, 3-4 performances, and a 7-week season. There are no tryouts to make the fall team, so everyone dances! Our routines are fun and choreographed with all ages, experience levels, and an academic environment in mind. Dancers may perform parade, hip-hop, partner, and game-day style field routines during the fall season.

Dance Team is a competitive, MSHSL-sponsored sport. PACT started our dance team program in 2006. We are a no-cuts team competing at Class A's Varsity and JV levels. In a typical season, we perform at several competitions and school events. We compete in the styles of High Kick and Jazz. Despite being one of the smallest schools in MN with a dance team, PACT is well-recognized state-wide in the Class A Dance Team community.

The PDT runs on tradition, community, and hard work. We also strive to push boundaries, be creative, and go outside our comfort zones in new ways each season. These core values have built up a reputable team culture and have led us to earn eleven state qualifications in the last decade (three in kick and eight in jazz), including three Section Championship titles (2014, 2015, 2017).

Eligible Grades

Fall and Winter: Students in grades 7-12


Fall: One team - no tryouts, no cuts.
Winter: Varsity and Junior Varsity 

Season Dates

Fall: August through October
Winter: November through February


Fall: Black tennis shoes, black leggings, and a team shirt 
Winter: Team gear, tights, and shoes will be necessary once the season begins. Costumes are supplied but require a deposit.

Lettering Requirements

  • Athletes must attend 90% of the scheduled practices.
  • Athletes must compete at one Varsity level competition.
  • Athletes must not have violated any of the Minnesota State High School League rules.
  • Athletes must not have been found academically ineligible twice during the season.
  • Athletes must finish the season as a member of the team.
  • Team requirements.
  • A coach can make an exception to the lettering requirements with the approval of the activities director.
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Kelsey Field

Varsity Coach
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PACT Charter School | District Offices
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Elementary Campus
7250 East Ramsey Parkway NW
Ramsey, MN 55303 

PACT Charter School | Secondary Campus
7729 - 161st Avenue Northwest
Ramsey, MN 55303 

Main phone line: 763-712-4200
Fax: 763-712-4201



School Hours

Elementary Campus
8:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. 

Secondary Campus
8:00 a.m. - 3:05 p.m. 

Office Hours

School Days
7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Non-School Fridays
7:30 a.m. - Noon

School Breaks

Summer Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

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