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INDIANAPOLIS - The Marian Knight Dancers auditions will be held on Sunday, April 23, 2017 from 10:00AM-12:30PM in Claire Gymnasium (upper gym) located inside of the Physical Education Center on the Marian University campus.  Auditions are opened to all who are interested in being part of the 2017-2018 Marian Knight Dancers.


General Information
The Marian Knight Dancers are a group of students under the athletics department that performs Hip Hop, Pom and Jazz routines for Marian athletics and outside community events under the direction of Coach Tamara Ammons-Jones who is in her 8th season as head coach along with the assistance of her captain(s).  

Physicals and medical support is available through the Marian athletics department.

Members are required to pay for summer camp and raise $250.00 in sponsorship. Members will also need to provide their own make-up and tights for the season.  Uniforms, travel, and other approved budgetary items are covered. Each member of the squad will receive 2 tickets per home football and basketball game, which is subject to change.  Tickets to other athletic events will not be provided. 

Time Commitment
If you were to be selected as a member of the Marian Knight Dancers, you can expect to be at dance related events about 3-4 times a week. This could include practices, team work outs, games, or community appearances. Our season begins in June and can go as long as April. Practices are typically Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:00pm – 8:30pm but can be rescheduled based on class schedules. 
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 if new to Marian Athletics.

Audition Requirements
In order to audition for the Marian Knight Dancers, you must meet the following requirements by the day of auditions:
1.    Must be accepted to Marian University for the 2017-2018 academic school year
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

Competitive Team Requirements (if interested)
To be eligible for the competitive team, you must be able to perform the following skills:
*** All auditioning for competitive team is considered a "walk on" and will not receive a scholarship. ***

1.    CLEAN Capezio/Calypso
2.    CLEAN Split Leap (right and/or left)
3.    CLEAN Single and/or Double Turn
4.    CLEAN Tilt Kick
5.    CLEAN C-Jump Leap

Audition Information
Registration: 10:00-10:30, Claire Gymnasium, P.E. Center

Required Forms: 2017-2018 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.

What to Bring:

1.    Completed application
2.    Photo
3.    Snack and water
4.    Towel
5.    No rings or Jewelry other than studs/post earrings are allowed.

Dance experience is NOT required.
Please contact Coach Tamara Ammons-Jones with any questions or concerns:

Tamara Ammons-Jones
Head Dance Team Coach
[email protected]