DCHS poms overview


The DCHS poms team compete in the hip-hop category at their competitions.

The Delphi Community High School poms team for the most part goes unnoticed. However, just like our cheerleaders, they are at every game. But on top of that they also compete in competitions, similar to any sports team. 


The poms team competes four times in their competition season which lasts from December to March. In their competitions they perform a two minute routine in the hip-hop category. Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, the team would also perform in the poms category. But since the pandemic, the team has not been able to prepare two routines. However, the last time the Delphi team won state, in 2006, it was with a poms routine which is why they are called the poms team. 


Poms does more than prepare for their own competitions. They also perform at halftime for football and basketball games. And on top of that they do hand routines before games. 


The 2021-22 team is made up of six dancers: three seniors, all four year members (Elyse Perry, Kori O’Daniel, and Sydney Ross); two sophomores (Miah Sinks and Kylie McCleland); and freshman (Cheyenne Zahn). They are coached by Delphi alumnus Alexis Smith. If you are interested in trying out for the team, auditions are held in April. In non-COVID years there is also a dance camp in July at Ball State.