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About Us

Dakota Spirit is recognized as one of the top competitive cheerleading programs in the region. A USASF Certified Gym, Dakota Spirit celebrates 20 years of cheer this season! Established in 1997 by founder Robin Fritsch, the program has grown to 18 teams, a variety of classes for all ages, and a full scale program of camps, clinics & choreography services. What makes Dakota Spirit different from the rest is the Christ centered environment. Veteran coaches lead the way to a program of excellence!

Our History

Established in 1997 by founder Robin Fritsch, the program began with 12 young girls and was first known as Dakota Spirit Supersquads.
The program has grown to 18 teams, a variety of classes for all ages, and a full scale program of camps, clinics & choreography services. Dakota Spirit has a place for every child with a variety of classes and teams that fit any experience and commitment level. Our experienced staff will help your child develop as an athlete both physically and mentally! Come join the best!

Robin Fritsch

Robin Fritsch

Director/Founder

 

Staff

Robin Fritsch, the director and founder of Dakota Spirit has her Masters Degree in Elementary Education and has taught classes from preschool to college. Robin has an extensive background in the cheer and dance industry including:

  • National Federation Regional Contributor of the Year
  • 28 years of coaching including college, high school, competitive, and youth
  • Founder of the South Dakota Cheer Leading Coaches Association
  • Nominated for several regional & national awards including SITA Hall of  Fame,
  • UPA Hall of Fame
  • UPA National Coach of the Year
  • Dance Extreme Legacy of Achievement Award
Missy Ragon

Missy Ragon

At Dakota Spirit since 2000

Joanna Fritsch

Joanna Fritsch

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

Triana McCloud

Triana McCloud

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

Gerri Healy

Gerri Healy

At Dakota Spirit since 2009

Rachel Kanengieter

Rachel Kanengieter

At Dakota Spirit since 2006

 

 

Ashley Kemmis

Ashley Kemmis

At Dakota Spirit since 2010

 

 

Tina Viss

Tina Viss

At Dakota Spirit since 2006

Maddie Miller

Maddie Miller

At Dakota Spirit since 2016

 

 

Tyana Viss

Tyana Viss

At Dakota Spirit since 2006

Haley Wessling

Haley Wessling

At Dakota Spirit since 2016