This is the home of the Patriettes, the official dance team of Parkway South High School in Manchester, Missouri. The Patriettes perform their heigh-energy dance routines at Parkway South sporting events and compete in state and national dance competitions. In addition to traditional Pom routines, the team regularly performs Jazz and Hip Hop dances for their fans.
Coach Tess has been performing and competing from an early age. Born in Glen Carbon, Illinois, Tess grew up dancing, cheerleading, and competing in pageants. Later she would become a St Louis Rams Cheerleader and Top 10 finalist on Season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. Tess is passionate about continuing the Patriettes’ success and creating an environment of teamwork, individual growth, and competitiveness.
Tess earned her MBA from Missouri Baptist University.
Senior, Head Captain
Ella has been dancing for 16 years, and her favorite dance show is So You Think You Can Dance.
Clara's favorite style of dance is Contemporary.
Sophie has been dancing for 11 years and loves Lyrical dance.
Audrey has been dancing for 11 years, and her favorite style of dance is Hip-Hop.
Junior, Spirit Captain
Avery has been dancing for 11 years. She loves the show Dance Moms!
Azura has been dancing for 8 years. This will be her second year on the team.
Haley has been dancing for 10 years, and her favorite styles are Pom and Jazz.
Lily has been dancing for 11 years, and her favorite style of dance is Lyrical.
Daria has been dancing for 8 years, and her favorite style of dance is Jazz.
Lauren has been dancing for 9 years, and her favorite style of dance is Hip-Hop.
Brooke has been dancing for 11 years, and her favorite styles are Jazz and Hip-Hop.
Zsophia's favorite movies are Black Swan & the Butterfly Effect. Her favorite food is sushi and her favorite dance style is Hip-Hop.
Addie's favorite movie is Mamma Mia and her favorite dance style is Jazz.
Fun Fact: Addie's eyes are two different colors!
Natalie's favorite dance style is Acro.
Fun Fact: Natalie also runs track and cross-country.
Jolie's favorite dance styles are Jazz and Pom. Her favorite movie is West Side Story.
Fun Fact: Jolie means "pretty" in French.
Jolie's favorite dance style is Ballet and her favorite movie is Dunkirk.