Dance Team

UVU DANCE

AUDITION INFORMATION

April 22nd-23rd, 2016

Official Audition Schedule:

Friday April 22nd, 2016:

  • Sorensen Center Grand Ballroom.
  • Registration begins at 3:00pm
  • Audition Clinic 4:00pm-7:00pm
  • $25 audition fee

Saturday April 23rd, 2016:

  • Sorensen Center Grand Ballroom.
  • Check-in 8:00am
  • Auditions 8:30am

*schedule subject to change

Official Audition Requirements:

Auditions for UVU Dance Team are welcome to all incoming freshman, transfer students and current UVU students. You will be taught all material at the clinic that you will need to showcase at the try-out. You MUST be previously accepted to UVU and show proof of acceptance. Other requirements for auditions are highlighted below.

There is a 2.5 required cumulative minimum GPA for all existing UVU students or any student who has taken any UVU courses (concurrent enrollment) and has a GPA at UVU to try out for any UVU Spirit Squad team.

**VIDEO TRYOUT**
We will be accepting video tryouts through April 18 @ 5:00pm MST.
Please include in the video:
-Brief Introduction of yourself
-Demonstration of all required skills
--Triple and quad+ pirouettes
--Leaps (front, side, back, tilt, switch)
--Jazz combo (30-45 seconds)
--Hip Hop Combo (30-45 seconds)
--Rally
-Any optional Skills
-Include in email a significant reason you are unable to attend Audition in person
-Also include attachments of:
--Audition Application
--Dance resume
--Letter of recommendation
--Proof of acceptance to UVU
--Copy of drivers license and proof of insurance

General Information about UVU Dance Team:

  • Practice is held 4-5 times a week.
  • We are looking for well-rounded dancers that are skilled in jazz technique, pom skills, lyrical and hip-hop.
  • You are required to be ambassadors for the university and attend public functions as assigned.
  • We attend a MANDATORY Summer Collegiate camp in July/August. Regular practices begin in August.
  • You must be accepted to UVU PRIOR to try-outs. You must be a full-time (12 credit hours) student.
  • You must commit to the team for the entire school year season. (April- April).The UVU Dance Team performs and cheers at soccer, volleyball, women's and men's basketball games. Each year the team attends approximately 50-75 games.

Required Paperwork:

  • Audition Application
  • A current headshot (will not be returned).
  • A Dance resume (include all dance training, leadership roles, dance experience, competition titles, and teaching or choreography opportunities you have had. Please include references, such as dance teachers, mentors, etc)
  • A letter of recommendation from someone outside your family.
  • Proof of acceptance to UVU.
  • $25 non-refundable tryout fee.
  • COPY OF DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROOF OF INSURANCE

What to Wear:

Please wear appropriate dance attire that allows the judges to see the body move. Come with a comfortable jazz shoe or other appropriate footwear, No socks or bare feet will be allowed. Also come performance ready!

What to expect:

The UVU Dance Team auditions begin with 2-3 technical combinations that will be taught to you as you showcase across the floor. These will include such skills as but not held to, leaps (front, side, back, switch, tilts) triple and quad+ pirouettes, battements and fouettes. After the across the floor portion of the audition, the judges will make a cut. You will be asked to showcase your best technical or gymnastic skill at this time. You will have 30 seconds to do so. We will also ask that you come prepared to showcase a variety of difficult fouette and leap combinations. Those who proceed onto the next phase of the audition will learn 1-3 short combinations, a contemporary jazz, pom or hip-hop. After the dance portion of the audition, the judges will make a cut. Those finalists will stay for a short interview process. The new UVU Dance Team will then be announced via this website within the following week.

For more information or any questions about the UVU Dance Team please contact ashley.hardison@uvu.edu.