Mel Knobloch

Coach Mel KnoblochHead Coach

Mel.Knobloch@dordt.edu

Phone: (712) 441-6821

Coaching Background

Mel Knobloch was named dance team head coach in April of 2015. Knobloch spent the previous 10 years coaching the Unity Christian High School dance team. Knobloch's teams at Unity won Division I rankings at state for 10 years straight, and twice in four years earned Judge's Choice Awards. Knobloch also currently serves as full-time dance and fitness instructor at Robin's School of Dance in Sioux Center, Iowa, and has been teaching there since 2004.

Philosophy

A group of Christian women working together to build relationships with God and others, using creative movements to be an example to those who see them.

At Dordt

Under the direction of Knobloch the Dordt dance team received division 1 rankings at the ISDTA competition, a fourth place trophy for hip-hop, placed fourth overall in the GPAC competition and placed sixth in the NAIA Northwest Nationals Qualifier. The dance team is scheduled to have several public performances this year in conjunction with home football and basketball games and the team will also compete at the ISDTA Cometition in early December as well as in several dance duals, the GPAC Championshps and the NAIA National Qualifier. 

Academic

Knobloch graduated from Dordt College with a double major in physical education and recreation in 2009.

She is certified by Dance Educators of America to teach classical ballet, tap dance, classical/contemporary jazz dance, modern dance, and theatrical acrobatics.

She is also certified by Zumba to teach Basic 1 and 2.

Family

Mel Knobloch and her husband, Tyler Knobloch, have a two year old daughter named Taryn, and they are expecting their second child right at the beginning of September, 2015.