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WCU Dance Team to Hold Open Auditions April 27

Auditions for the 2013-14 WCU Dance Team will be held on Saturday, April 27 in Cullowhee.

March 18, 2013

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Cullowhee, N.C. - Auditions for the 2013-14 edition of the Western Carolina University Dance Team will be held Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm in Studio One of the Campus Recreation Center.

The tryouts are open to all returning WCU students in good academic standing, and all incoming students who have been accepted to the University for the fall of 2013. Tryouts are for a commitment for the entire 2013-14 academic year including football and both men's and women's basketball season.

Additional expectations include attendance at the 2013 Southern Conference Basketball Championships in Asheville, N.C., and participation in all mandatory fundraising activities with the squad, team building events and community service projects.

Requirements for tryout/team include:
- Leaps (both directions), switch leap, and leap in second
- Double turns (both directions)
- Triple turn (good side)
- Turns in second combination (one 8 count)
- Toe touch and other jumps
- Choreography (learn a short dance - jazz, pom and/or hip hop)
- Timed mile run (under 9 minutes)
- Three-mile run under 30 minutes

Participants in the tryouts are asked to please wear athletic, dance attire that will allow you to perform your best. Be prepared to run by bringing running shoes, as well as all other dance shoes you may need to perform jazz, hip hop and pom routines. For current students, CATCARDS ARE REQUIRED TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE CRC!

Tryout registration and assumption of risk forms are required and will be available on-site for the audition. If you are under the age of 18, please E-mail Jessica Graning at prior to the tryout to complete the assumption of risk form with parent/guardian signature.

For more information on the WCU Dance Team and its 2013-14 auditions please contact either Shauna Sage ( or Jessica Graning (