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Central College Dance Team

Dance team 2017

2018-19 Tryouts

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.

Schedule – Saturday, April 28

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 potentialNOT 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.

Schedule – Sunday, April 29

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.


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Meet the Coach

Alexis Hanna

Alexis Hanna

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Dance Team FAQ

How often do you practice and for how long?

The team practices four times a week for two hours.

What are the expectations for being on this team?

These are all required:

How many women are on the team?

The team consists of 14-18 dancers

Are practices mandatory?

All practices are mandatory. Being on the team is a full-time commitment.

Where do you perform?

We perform at all home football games. We also perform during halftime at selected home basketball games.

Where do you compete?

Do you accept video tryouts?

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.

What do I need to wear to tryouts?

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.).

What elements are required for tryouts?

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:

Are incoming first-year students allowed to try out?


What do I need to bring to tryouts?

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.

Are there summer commitments?

Summer commitments include special appearances, fundraisers and monthly workshops to run.

How much does it cost to be on the team?

The cost to be on the team can run around $500. Most is due soon after tryouts.

Are there scholarships available?

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.

What does Central College require academically in order to be a part of the team?

Team members must complete at least 12 credits each semester and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.00 or above.

Are you competitive or performance-based team?

We are both. We perform at games, but we also complete on the state level.