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UVU DANCE

AUDITION INFORMATION

All audition information will be submitted online. You will need the following items to attach to your registration paperwork.

 

Official Audition Schedule:

Friday April 20th, 2018

  • Student Center Ballroom
  • Registration begins at 3:00pm
  • Audition 4:00pm-9:00pm

Saturday April 21st, 2018:

  • Student Center 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 required material. 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:

APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE

  • Audition Application(Will close 5:00pm April 15)
  • $25 non-refundable application fee
  • A letter of recommendation from someone outside your family
  • Also include attachments of:
  • A current headshot
  • Dance resume (include all dance  training, leadership roles, cheer experience, competition titles, and teaching or choreography opportunities you have had.
  • Proof of acceptance to UVU

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. Following the first cuts, you will be asked to showcase any elite technical, gymnastic skills, improvisation or stylized choreography at this time. You will have 30 seconds to do so. 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.