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Tanya Sommerlot

Tanya Sommerlot


Head Dance Coach



Marshalltown Community College




Tanya Sommerlot was named the Head Cheer and Dance Coach at Marshalltown Community College in the fall of 2015.

A well-known dance instructor throughout Iowa, Sommerlot has owned her own studio, Tanya’s Studio of Dance, for over 20 years. Sommerlot provides a positive classroom environment for people of all ages. Prior to starting her own business, Sommerlot was an instructor at the YMCA-YWCA and also has an extensive background in all styles of dance, pom pom, and tumbling.

Sommerlot will revamp the cheer program at MCC after a one-year hiatus, bringing a new theme to the team, focusing heavily on the dance aspect.

Prior to getting a start as an instructor, Sommerlot was a three-year member and captain/choreographer of the Marshalltown High School Dance Team.