Welcome to the Wylie Drill Team

Founded in 2002, Wylie Drill Team (WDT) is a completely volunteer-driven, non-profit, community organization. The girls are grouped into teams by grade level, and teams perform half-time entertainment routines for attendees of the Wylie Youth Football League games. Wylie Drill Team dancers also participate in various community parades and events during the season.

 

 

Who WDT is for

WDT is open to any girl entering 3rd grade through 6th grade in Wylie, Texas and the surrounding areas. You don’t have to be a resident of Wylie, Texas to join.

 

Why we do it

We love dancing, we love our community, and we love our girls! All of our coaches and volunteers are committed to providing an encouraging environment where the girls learn life lessons in self-confidence, teamwork, discipline, coordination, sportsmanship, team spirit, community, friendship … and FUN.

 

What you can expect

Registration and uniform measurement is in April or May. The season starts in July or August when the girls attend two day-camps hosted by the Wylie ISD high school drill teams where they learn their first two routines.

Teams typically practice together two nights per week (at various outdoor locations). On Saturdays, teams perform at Wylie Football League games throughout the fall (at Founders Park, Field #5, next to the Wylie Stadium). The girls are encouraged to practice at home, as well. Practices are conducted by coaches (parents or community volunteers) who choreograph the dance routines and teach them to the team members.

The end of the season is celebrated with a Showcase performed for parents, family, and friends. At the Showcase, the girls are presented with awards and recognition.

 

How you join

Simply register your girl(s) in-person on the registration dates in the spring. At registration, dancers are fitted for their custom-made uniforms, and the dancing begins in late summer throughout the fall. There aren’t any tryouts, unless your returning 6th grade dancer is auditioning for an officer position.

Each team member receives a custom-made uniform, pom poms, hair bow, t-shirt, sports bag, and other surprise goodies.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

Passionate about dancing? Want to invest your time, talents, and experience into the next generation? Supporting our dancers and getting involved in our community is both rewarding and fun. Opportunities to serve by coaching, choreographing routines, editing audio performance tracks, serving as team mom, organizing events and fundraisers, and more are available.

Express your interest with the Coaching & Volunteer Application online form.