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The Lady Knight Dancers will be holding auditions on Saturday, April 26 at the P.E. Center.
The Lady Knight Dancers will be holding auditions on Saturday, April 26 at the P.E. Center.
Dance Team - Mon, Mar. 3, 2014
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The Marian University Dance team auditions will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the second floor of the Physical Education Center on the Marian University campus. Auditions are opened to all who are interested in being part of the 2014-15 Marian University Dance Team. 

General Information

The Lady Knight Dancers is an organization of young students that performs majority elements of Hip Hop and Pom routines for the Marian athletics and community events.

The Lady Knight Dancers are under the direction of head coach Tamara Ammons-Jones with the assistance of her captain(s). Physicals and medical support is available through the Marian athletic department.

All current squad members must audition for each successive year in which they wish to participate, with the exception of the chosen captain(s). A squad of no more than 12 members will be selected for each season.

Members are required to pay for summer camp, warm ups and raise $300.00 in sponsorship. Members will also need to provide their own make-up, tights, and black jazz tennis shoes. Uniforms travel and other approved budgetary items are covered.

Every member of the squad will receive 2 tickets per home football and basketball game. Tickets to other athletic events will not be provided.

In order to audition for the Marian Dance Team you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Must already be accepted to Marian University
  2. Must be a freshman through senior
  3. Must be a full time student taking a minimum of 12 credit hours
  4. Must have and maintain at least a  2.0 GPA

    Dance Experience is NOT required

Scholarship Requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship you must be able to perform the following skills:

  1. Capezio
  2. Split Leap
  3. Double Turn
  4. Toe Touch 
  5. Russian Split Leap

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: all scheduled practices and conditioning during the dance team season, summer practices, all home football games, championship games, men's and women's basketball games, community events, and fundraising.  Some events can occur after the basketball season ends, which you will be required to attend. 

You will be required to carefully read and sign the Marian Dance Team contract as well as have a physical submitted to the athletic department before the first scheduled practice.

Audition Information
Registration:  9:00 - 9:30 a.m., Dance Studio, 2nd floor of P.E. Center

Required Forms: 2014-15 Application w/photo(attached)

Proper Attire: Black dance pants or shorts, black form fitting shirt, dance shoes or sneakers.  No t-shirts, baggy pants, or sweats will be acceptable during audition.

Proper Make-Up/Hair: I will be expecting to see participants that are "Game Ready."  Please wear your hair down and make up as you would for a game/performance.  No pony tails or buns.  You may wear your hair half up/half down and or pinned out of your face.

Auditions Process: 

  • Stretch, 9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
    • Learn routine, 10 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
  • Break/touch up, 10:45 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • Begin first round of auditions, 11 a.m.
  • Learn second round routine, 11:45 a.m.
  • Begin second round of auditions, 12:30 p.m.
  • Scholarship audition begins, 1 p.m.
  • Team is announced
  • Short informational meeting

Scholarship Requirements:

  • Capezio
  • Split Leap (right and/or left)
  • Double Turn
  • Tilt Kick
  • C-Jump Leap

What to bring:

  1. Completed application
  2. Photo
  3. Snack and water
  4. Towel
  5. Make-up and hairspray to touch up throughout the day
  6. No rings or Jewelry other than studs/post earrings are allowed.