DGN Athenas

Here is where you will find out calendars, information, and other important information regarding the Downers Grove North High School Athena Dance Team program.

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Athena Updates

Our First Competition -- FREMD!

November 8, 2017

Hello all! Competition season is upon us! Below is the information for our Fremd Competition.

Fremd High School - 1000 S. Quentin Road, Palatine, IL 60067


The competition is Saturday, November 18th. Doors open at 10:30 am. 

Varsity performance time: 5:15 pm & 7:22 pm

JV performance time: 6:14 pm & 7:10 pm


Awards are at 7:45 pm!


Remember, this is all tentative. Competitions can always run ahead or behind, so make sure you are at the school at least 30 minutes before performance times!

Bus time for the girls is at 1:15 pm.

Winter Tryouts!

August 29, 2017

Hello! Here is where you will find information about our Winter/Competition season tryouts. Click here for the whole packet.


Tryouts will October 2nd, at 6:30 pm in the DGN Dance Room. 

Please come wearing any clothing that allows for movement.

Before you register for tryouts, please be aware of our season's important competition dates:

11/18, 12/3, 12/12, 1/7, 1/13, 1/15, 1/20 (Varsity Only)

**If you cannot make any of the dates above, you may NOT tryout. These dates are non-negotiable.**

To register: Please go here and login/create an account. Once you are logged in to 8to18, please select "Begin Registration". You will have the option to register for our winter tryout there. 


If you have any questions, please email Coach Penny.

Athena Yard Signs!

August 13, 2017

If you are interested in getting an Athena yard sign, please follow the link below to support our boosters!

Boosters Yard Sign

Athena Yard Signs!

August 13, 2017

If you are interested in getting an Athena yard sign, please follow the link below to support our boosters!

Boosters Yard Sign

Our Season Begins...

August 2, 2017

Hello Parents and Dancers!

We are looking forward to the beginning of a wonderful season for the Athenas!

As August practices begin, so to does our official season. We wanted to take this time to go over a few reminders:

-All balances must be paid by August 14th. We will be sending out invoices and information to the girls with their balance notifications. If you are paid in full, you will not be receiving an invoice.

-Our absence policy will be coming into full effect. As a reminder, all dancers should be at EVERY practice, unless a family emergency or serious illness occurs. If a dancer misses practice, parents must notify coaches. 

-If a dancer misses the Thursday practice before a game performance, that dancer's spot will be removed and she will not be able to perform (barring any family emergency, etc.)

-If a dancer misses any practice the WEEK before a competition, that dancer's spot will be removed and she will not be able to perform (barring any family emergency, etc.)

These policies are put into place for the greater good of the team. If girls are not present at these practices, they may miss important and crucial changes to choreography and formations. 

-As per IHSA rules, competition tryouts will be held after October 23rd. Alternates are a very important component of ANY team (football, basketball, soccer, volleyball ALL have their own version of alternates) and those decided as alternates will be judged based on a rubric and decided on by all coaches. Alternates will be responsible for learning all sections of the choreography in the case that someone gets injured or something occurs where a dancer on the competition floor needs to be replaced. Alternate positions AND dancers competing are NEVER set in stone; they can change every single week depending on progress, attitude, and work ethic. 

-Fall pictures will take place on Saturday, August 19th at 9:45 am at Carstens Field. Please have dancers come with full uniform (shell, skirt, briefs, shoes-- no under armor needed). 

-Lastly, please be sure everyone is registered for the Fall Athenas team on 8to18.


If you have any questions, please email Coach Penny at


Thank you! And Go Trojans!

Coach Penny, Coach Crescimone, and Coach Holmes

August Info

July 21, 2017

August calendar is UP! Purple and White and picture times are TBD. 


Last payment of balance is due August 14th!

Order Forms and Payment

May 24, 2017

All checks should be written out to DGN Athenas!


June 5th is the first payment and August 14th is the last payment. You can divide the total into two or something similar if that works best.


Also- please make sure you/your dancer is registered for summer camp practices on 8to18!


See you in June!

Uniform Fitting and Team Meeting

May 3, 2017

Our Uniform Meeting and Team Meeting will be on May 23rd.


Varsity: 4:15

JV: 5:00

Meeting will follow!

Parent Meeting

April 24, 2017

We will be having our Parent/Dancer Meeting May 2nd at 6pm. The meeting will take place in Room 200 at DGN. See you there!

Calendar + Important Dates

April 24, 2017

Please check the Calendar page for the June 2017 calendar and important dates for the whole season!

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