March 19, 2012
Related Link: the WCU Dance Team
Cullowhee, N.C. - Auditions for the 2012-13 edition of the WCU Dance Team will be held Saturday, April 14 from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm in Studio One of the Campus Recreation Center.
The tryouts are open to all returning Western Carolina University students in good academic standing, and all incoming students who have been accepted to the University for the fall of 2012.
Those attending the on-campus tryout must be willing to commit to the full 2012 football, as well as men's and women's basketball seasons. This includes attending a required training weekend during the summer; a fall dance camp prior to the start of fall classes; and a spring dance camp prior to the start of spring semester classes.
Additional expectations include attendance at the 2013 Southern Conference Basketball Championships in Asheville, N.C., and participation in all fundraising activities with the squad.
Requirements for tryout/team include:
- Leaps (both directions), switch leap, and leap in second
- Double turns (both directions)
- 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.