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Jenna Q&A

04/26/2012, 1:15am CDT
By Jessica Baltes

Second-year SPT Jenna chats with MNSwarm.com

Jenna is a two-year veteran of the Swarm Performance Team. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in dental hygiene and works as a dental hygienist.

She is married and enjoys the outdoors, working out, yoga, baking, singing, and creating and maintaining beautiful, healthy smiles. She is also involved with the ALS Association and Give Kids A Smile.

Jessica Baltes from the Minnesota Swarm recently caught up with Jenna.

Baltes: What brought you back to the SPT this season?

Jenna: There are so many reasons I came back this season. I absolutely love the ladies on this team and the coaches. It's a joy to have them in my life. Also, my biggest passion in life is dance and being part of the Swarm Performance Team allows me to continue pursuing this passion while learning to love another sport.

Baltes: What’s different this season compared with your first?

Jenna: This season I feel much more prepared. I am able to enjoy the whole Swarm experience even more because I already know what’s expected of me on and off the field.

Baltes: How did you initially find out about the SPT? Did you know someone on the team?

Jenna: I’ve had a lot of friends that have been a part of the SPT. They have all raved about what a fabulous organization the Swarm is and how amazing it is to be a member of this team. I couldn’t resist and had to try out. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.

Baltes: In your two seasons with the team, what has been your favorite appearance?

Jenna: My favorite appearance would definitely be the Holiday Bowl at Pinz. I absolutely loved getting to see all the fans before the season started. There was so much energy in the air, and you could tell that all the diehard Swarm fans were ready for an awesome season.

Baltes: What was your favorite dance routine this season? Have you helped choreograph any of the routines?

Jenna: My favorite dance has definitely been “Bust It”. It was choreographed by our two unbelievably talented captains, Jes and Ginger. The entire routine is upbeat and a blast to perform. Who doesn’t love to bust a move?

As far as choreographing, I haven’t had the opportunity yet but would love to in the future.

Baltes: With only one regular season home game remaining, what has been most memorable this season?

Jenna: The most memorable part of this season would have to be all the times shared with my SPT ladies. They are some of the most inspiring and motivating women that I could surround myself with. I love performing with them on the field and find myself laughing and smiling all the time off the field.

Baltes: You followed in your sister’s footsteps in taking up dance. Has she continued dancing as well?

Jenna: Unfortunately, she did not continue dancing past college; however, she is one of my best fans. She will always be a dancer at heart.

Baltes: Do your husband and family members make it out to many of the games to watch you perform?

Jenna: Absolutely. My family and husband have never missed a game. They are incredibly supportive of me with everything that I do, and I’m so lucky to have them share this wonderful experience with me. Throughout the past two seasons, they have come to love lacrosse.

Baltes: What do Swarm fans have to look forward to from the SPT this Saturday during the last regular season home game?

Jenna: High energy routines. We will also be performing with our Junior SPTs during halftime which is always a highlight of our season.

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