Clarke University will host a Cheer and Dance Clinic for youngsters in kindergarten through grade six on Saturday, Feb. 1.The clinic will be held from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Robert and Ruth Kehl Center on the Clarke campus. Participants can visit http://www.clarkecrusaders.com/f/Camps.php to get a registration form or can register on the day of the event from 9:45 to 10 a.m. The cost is $25 and includes a Clarke Cheer and Dance t-shirt and pizza lunch.Participants will be split into three levels based on grade. Each level will learn an age-appropriate cheer and dance technique, a cheer created by the Clarke University Cheer Team, and a dance created by the Clarke University Dance Team. Participants will then perform at halftime of the Clarke women’s basketball game. The game begins at 1 p.m.For more information, contact the Clarke University Marketing and Communication Office at (563)588-6318.Clarke University is a Catholic, liberal arts and sciences university dedicated to preparing students who positively impact their workplace, family and community. Academic offerings include more than 40 undergraduate liberal arts and pre-professional programs, a robust adult degree program and six graduate degree programs. Founded in 1843 by the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Clarke is located near the Mississippi River in the thriving city of Dubuque, Iowa. It is the only BVM university in the country.