SAVE THE DATE! The 2018-19 Central College Dance Team tryouts have been announced for Saturday, April 28 and Sunday, April 29, 2018. Tryouts will be located in the newly renovated Kuyper Athletic Complex gymnasium.
|1–3 p.m.||Dance Team tryout registration located in the P.H. Kuyper Gymnasium|
|1:30–3 p.m.||Learn dance team material. We are looking for potential—NOT perfection! This is your time to be on a competitive collegiate dance team.|
|3 p.m.–evening||Stay on campus with a current dance team member! This is a great opportunity to practice tryout material with a dance team veteran and stay overnight with them.|
|10–10:30 a.m.||Check-in/Warm up and stretch on your own|
|10:30 a.m.–noon||Dance Team tryouts|
Check out the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below on what to expect at tryouts. This is your time to shine and experience the next best four years of your life being on a competitive, collegiate dance team!
Do not hesitate to contact Coach Lexi if you have a conflict on the date—we can work things out if need be.
The team practices four times a week for two hours.
These are all required:
The team consists of 14-18 dancers
All practices are mandatory. Being on the team is a full-time commitment.
We perform at all home football games. We also perform during halftime at selected home basketball games.
We would prefer to see all potential team members in person but if the tryout dates conflict with prior commitments, we do allow a video tryout. Contact coach Lexi Hanna for all the necessary elements to be included in the video, as well as a deadline.
We ask that everyone bring their own dance shoes and comfortable dance attire. We strongly suggest a sports bra/top and dance pants. We also expect everyone to look game-day ready (make-up, hair done nicely, etc.).
Everyone will be taught a dance consisting of the following elements: pom, jazz, and hip-hop. Technical skills must be performed and will either be done in a choreographed sequence or individually.
Technical elements required:
You will need to bring your insurance information and records from a recent physical. If you do not show proof of insurance and a current physical form, you will not be allowed to try out.
Summer commitments include special appearances, fundraisers and monthly workshops to run.
The cost to be on the team can run around $500. Most is due soon after tryouts.
We do not have scholarships available to squad members; however, we have numerous types of fundraising projects to help pay for certain dance team expenses.
Team members must complete at least 12 credits each semester and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or above.
We are both. We perform at games, but we also complete on the state level.