McPhee Strength and Performance Center
2019-2020 TRYOUT DATES: APRIL 27TH & 28TH
Although it is not absolutely required to have all the skills mastered, it is important dancers have the knowledge and potential to execute the following:
Hip Hop Tricks - kips, head spring/head kip, front/back walkover, etc.
With all skills, dancers will be evaluated on overall flexibility, extension, physical endurance, control and body awareness. Dancers will be evaluated on conformity to style, attention to detail, ability to learn material quickly, performance, execution and versatility.
At tryouts, two short routines will be taught: a jazz and hip hop along with some across the floor and turning combinations. During the final tryout, dancers will perform both routines, a turning combination and also various other leaps and turns that will be taught during tryout practices. Tryouts will be held in front of a panel of judges and results will be posted shortly after.
All candidates MUST bring the following to the first day of auditions:
Summary of Schedule
Saturday, April 27th
Group warm-up and stretch, followed by technique and learning jazz routine, hip hop routine and fight song. Dancers will become familiar with what is expected for final audition. 9:00 am-5:00 pm; we will take a short lunch break
Sunday, April 28th
Interview: A panel of judges will ask a series of questions about yourself. No need to prepare anything. Business casual dress is expected. Scheduled between 9:00am and 12:00pm
Final audition: Perform short jazz routine and a short hip hop routine learned at the sessions and the required technical elements and/or combinations. Scheduled between 12:00pm and 5:00pm
The 2019-2020 Blugold Dancers will be announced on Sunday, April 28th. Selected team members will be required to attend a new team meeting immediately following this announcement.
If there are any conflicts with attending all required days of tryouts or if you have any questions, please speak to the Coach and/or Captains by emailing email@example.com. We are looking forward to seeing you there!