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ECC Cheerleading

The ECC Spirit Squads consist of a cheer team, dance team and mascot that perform at home football and basketball games. 

The cheer squad is comprised of 12-16 members. They start practicing the week before classes begin and continue into March. The squad performs at all home football games, all home basketball games, the annual Homecoming pep rally and other events throughout the year.

The dance team is also comprised of 12-16 members. They practice two to three times a week from October through early March. In performances, members demonstrate a variety of dance styles including pom, jazz, kick, hip hop and lyrical. The dance team performs at some home football games, all home basketball games and several other events throughout the year.

For both the cheer squad and dance team, tryouts are held in the spring. All candidates must be present to try out for one of the teams. On rare occasions, a DVD tryout is accepted, but only with prior approval from the coach.

ECC 2017 Cheerleading Tryouts

Tryouts will be held Saturday, April 15 at the Dittmer Gym on the ECC Campus starting at 10 am. This is open to any male or female high school seniors, transfer students and Ellsworth students. Please wear a white t-shirt, black shorts, and tennis shoes. If you have long hair it needs to be pulled back in a pony. Performance make-up and no jewelry please.

Register by April 10 by emailing Coach Natalie at nostheimer5@gmail.com. Include full name, previous school, cell number, and main interest (Football, Basketball, or Competition) 

Video Tryouts are allowed. The DVD/video must be mailed or emailed to Coach Natalie by April 10. Please contact Coach Natalie for requirements. 

ECC Cheer Team opportunities: Competitions – Football Games – Local appearances – Men’s and Women’s basketball games and more! Scholarships opportunities are available! 

2016 ECC Cheer

Front Row L to R - Kassadie Burton, Emily Krull.
Back Row L to R Noelle Hines, Brooklyn Benning, Keeli Harmon


2016 ECC Dance

Front Row L to R - Kassadie Burton, Emily Krull. Back Row L to R Noelle Hines,
Brooklyn Benning, Keeli Harmon

Interested in participating in the cheer squad? Fill out the Cheer Squad Questionnaire for more information.


Coach Natalie Ostheimer is in her third year as head coach for dance/cheer at Ellsworth Community College, and she is involved in other ways with the community of Iowa Falls. Her favorite activities include working outside, watching sporting events, and spending time with her family. Her motto for cheerleading is "Respect and Effort." 

"We work very hard as a cheer / dance team. I believe that if you work hard good things will come out of it. You can expect to work hard and learn a lot with our cheer / dance programs" 

For more information contact
ECC Cheer Squad Head Coach
Natalie Ostheimer
Phone Number: 641-373-3333