University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Dance Team 2012-2013 Tryouts
McPhee Strength and Performance Center(upper campus); Gym C
Friday, September 14 - 4:30p-7:30p
Saturday, September 15 - 10:00a-4:00p
Sunday, September 16 - at scheduled tryout time; between 12:00p and 4:00p
All sessions for 2012-2013 tryouts will take place in the McPhee Strength and Performance Center on upper campus.
Please arrive on time, early if possible, and in appropriate dance attire. Hair must be pulled away from face and no large jewelry, please.
Team members are required to re-audition every season and there is no pre-determined number of team members to be chosen each year.
All dancers are expected to attend all sessions of tryouts and will be required to perform a short jazz routine and a short hip hop routine learned at the sessions. There will also be required technical elements and/or combinations.
Dancers will be required to wear a black tank top and black booty shorts for the final audition. Sweat pants and tennis shoes are allowed for hip hop.
Although it is not absolutely required to have all the skills mastered, it is important dancers have the knowledge and potential to execute the following.
Pirouettes – double/triple on both left and right sides
A la seconde and fouette turns
Leaps – grand jete, calypso, second/open, etc.
With all skills, dancers will be evaluated on overall flexibility, extension, physical endurance, control and body awareness. Dancers will be evaluated on conformity to style, attention to detail, ability to learn material quickly, performance, execution and versatility. At tryouts two short routines will be taught: a jazz and hip hop along with some across the floor and turning combinations. During the final tryout, dancers will perform both routines, a turning combination and also various other leaps and turns that will be taught during tryout practices. Tryouts will be held in front of a panel of judges and results will be posted shortly after.
Summary of Schedule
Friday, September 14th (4:30pm-7:30pm):
Group warm-up and stretch, followed by technique and begin learning the jazz routine.
Saturday, September 15th (10am-4pm; hour break for lunch):
Group warm-up and stretch, review technique and jazz routine. We will take a lunch break and return to learn the hip hop routine and remaining material expected for the final audition.
Sunday, September 16th (at scheduled tryout time; between 12pm-4pm):
Final audition. Perform short jazz routine and a short hip hop routine learned at the sessions and the required technical elements and/or combinations.
The 2012-2013 Blugold Dancers will be announced on Sunday, September 16th. Selected team members will be required to attend a new team meeting immediately following this announcement.
If there are any conflicts with attending all required days of tryouts or if you have any questions, please speak to the captains by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing you there!