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UVU DANCE

AUDITION INFORMATION

**New this year** All audition information will be submitted online. You will need the following items to attach to your registration paperwork. The Audition fee will be charged upon check-in on April 21st.

Official Audition Schedule:

Friday April 21nd, 2017:

  • Sorensen Center Grand Ballroom.
  • Registration begins at 3:00pm
  • Audition Clinic 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • $25 audition fee

Saturday April 22nd, 2017:

  • 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.

Required Paperwork:

  • Audition Application
  • $25 non-refundable tryout fee
  • A letter of recommendation from someone outside your family emailed to ashley.hardison@uvu.edu
  • Also include attachments of:
  • A current headshot
  • A Cheer resume (include all cheer training, leadership roles, cheer experience, competition titles, and teaching or choreography opportunities you have had.
  • Proof of acceptance to UVU
  • COPY OF DRIVER'S LICENSE AND PROOF OF INSURANCE
**VIDEO TRYOUT**
We will be accepting video tryouts through April 14 @ 5:00pm MST.
APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE
Please include in the video:
  • Audition Application
  • Include in email a significant reason you are unable to attend Tryout in person to be sent to ashley.hardison@uvu.edu
  • Brief Introduction of yourself
  • Jazz Routine, your own choreography (30-45 seconds)
  • Hip Hop Routine, your own choreography (30-45 seconds)
  • Turn Combination
  • Leap Combination
  • Any optional Skills (include any tumbling, hip hop tricks, or specialty skills)
  • Also include attachments of:
  • Dance resume
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Proof of acceptance to UVU
  • Copy of drivers license and proof of insurance
**Video applicants will be selected on a probationary status and final decision will be made by the first official day of practice**

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.

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.