About Us

Who we are & what we do…

The Wheaton Thunderettes are the Poms/Dance team of Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.
(Read more about Wheaton College here).


The Thunderettes were formed in 2008 by a Lea Chinn (’10) and Taylor Horton (’10). These two alumni were looking to form a student group who desired to use their talents for poms & dance in a way that was glorifying to God and supportive of the college. In the fall of 2008, Wheaton Poms was officially added to the roster of club sports at Wheaton College. Since then, the Thunderettes have grown to be a staple of a handful of home football, basketball, and soccer games each season.

In 2010, the team changed their name from Wheaton Poms to the Wheaton Thunderettes (in reference to the college’s mascot, the Thunder), and have been flourishing ever since! Our team consists of around 12 dancers, freshmen through seniors, from across the country who dedicate three days a week (sometimes more!) to practicing together and performing as a team. As a club sport, the Thunderettes are a student led group. The captains work with an advisor as well as the club sports director, to carry out the duties of the team. Please see our constitution for roles of the captains, advisor and team members.


The Thunderettes practice in the Wheaton College SRC Dance Room, located above the pool. Practices run for about 2 hours, 3 times/week, with additional practices as needed. The team’s season starts in August and continues through February.


Auditions for the Thunderettes take place on campus each fall in August. If you are interested in trying out for our upcoming season, please contact us here. See the schedule tab for information about this year’s tryout.


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