Meet the Coaches
Casey Dugan, Head Varsity Dance Team Coach
Coach Dugan has been with the Libertyville Dance Team Program since 2012. She has been a lifelong member of the Libertyville community where she trained in dance for her entire youth. Prior to 2015, Coach Dugan worked with the JV level. In 2015, Coach Dugan became the head of the program. That year the team’s hard work earned them Sectional Champions and 3rd place at the IHSA State Championship. In 2017, the Varsity earned a trip down state and placed 5th at the IHSA State Championship. In 2018, the Varsity team qualified for the IHSA State series. In 2019 and 2020, the Varsity team placed 7th at the IHSA State Championship. Coach Dugan had the honor of being a four-year Libertyville Varsity Dance Team member and a two-year captain in high school. Currently, Coach Dugan is a Reading Specialist at Oak Grove Elementary School in Libertyville. Coach Dugan is looking forward to another great season!
Alison Forsythe, Assistant Dance Team Coach
Coach Forsythe is excited to be back for her second year with the Libertyville High School Dance Team- this being her first year as the JV Head Coach. She trained at Dance Academy of Libertyville for 17 years and was a member of their performance company. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Coach Forsythe knew she wanted to jump right back into the dance community. When not with the Libertyville Dance Team, she is a school nurse in the area. She is excited for another year with the amazing family and community of the Libertyville Dance Team!
Kelsey Schweiger, Assistant Dance Team Coach
Coach Kelsey Schweiger is looking forward to beginning her first year with the Libertyville Dance Team. Kelsey graduated from Libertyville in 2016 after dancing for 15 years. During Kelsey’s senior year, her team finished 3rd at the IHSA State Championships, which is a memory Kelsey will never forget. Kelsey’s first year on the dance team was also Coach Dugan's first year as coach, and she has been a mentor to Kelsey since that time. This past May, Kelsey graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she earned her degree in Elementary Education. She now teaches 5th grade in Itasca at Franzen Elementary. Kelsey is very excited to be back with the Libertyville Dance Team and looks forward to a fantastic rest of the season.