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The MU dance team will hold auditions on April 22, 2012.
The MU dance team will hold auditions on April 22, 2012.
Dance Team - Mon, Apr. 9, 2012
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The Marian University Dance Team auditions will be held on April 22, 2012 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. in the Physical Education Center on the Marian University campus.
Auditions are open to all who are interested in being a member of the 2012-13 Dance Team. Auditions are open to both male and female dancers.
For more information contact Tamara Ammons-Jones at [email protected].  

What to Bring
Please print and complete the CONTACT SHEET to be turned in during registration. You will need to staple a PHOTO OF ONLY YOU to your Contact Sheet. The photo will become property of the Marian Dance Team. If you are not 18 by April 22, 2012, your parent MUST sign the bottom of the contact sheet.
Tryout Requirements
Those who meet the following requirements are eligible for the 2012-13 Marian Dance Team.
1. Must be an incoming college freshmen through senior
2. Must be a full time student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours
3. Must have and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA
4. Must already be admitted to Marian University
Dance experience is NOT required.
Audition Process
There will be a morning and afternoon session. The Morning session is OPEN to the public but the afternoon session is CLOSED.
The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. and registration will begin right at 9:30 a.m. The morning session will begin at 10:00 a.m.
The morning session will consist of choreography with tryouts following in the afternoon session. Participants will be taught a dance, covering the areas of pom and hip hop and will be taught a bumper and a short diddy.
There will be a one hour break between the morning session and the afternoon tryout. This time is given to the participant for lunch and practice. During this time, participants will be on their own. The coach and captains will not be available for questions.
All material learned during the morning session will be evaluated during the audition process in front of a panel of judges. Participants will audition in groups of 2-4. Those interested in a scholarship will then be asked to perform a series of technical skills.
After all participants have gone through the audition process, a select number of finalists will be announced. Finalists will go through the interview portion of the audition.
The 2011-12 Marian University Dance Team will be announced after the interview process, followed by a short informational.
Audition Attire
During the audition process you will be judged on overall appearance, so please come performance ready. Your hair needs to be pulled out of your face. You must wear black form fitting attire and proper dance shoes. Shoes must be worn!
There is no specific attire during the MORNING session.
Scholarship Requirements
Those interested in a dance scholarship are eligible for a full or partial scholarship, given that the dancer maintains the requirements under the athletics department and the financial department allows the scholarship.
Below are the skills expected for those interested in a dance scholarship to perform. Based on what you can do, the coach will determine if you're eligible for a full or partial scholarship. Other skills are open for participants to display also.
  1. A CLEAN double pirouette or more.
  2. A CLEAN toe touch
  3. A CLEAN leap jete' (left and/or right)
  4. A CLEAN tilt kick
Hope to see you at auditions. GOOD LUCK!