Tryout Information for the 2016-17 Seson

Tryouts for the Central College Dance Team for the 2016-17 information have been announced!  Tryouts will be held on Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1.  Registration will be in the Kuyper Athletic Complex gymnasium from 1-1:30 p.m. and dancers will then learn the audition material from 1:30-4 p.m.  Prospective dancers can stay on campus with current dance team members or feel free to stay with parents at any of the local hotels in Pella.  The tryout process will take place at 10 a.m on Sunday, May 1 in the Kuyper Athletic Complex gym and a mandatory meeting will follow once tryouts are complete.

Please contact Coach Lexi Hanna to RSVP your spot at tryouts, and if you want to stay on campus, at 712-898-2744 or by email.

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Insurance form

Health evaluation form

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Meet the Coach

Alexis Hanna

Alexis Hanna

Office: Central Hall
Phone: 641-628-5661
Email: hannaa@central.edu

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 may 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 at 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 tryout?

Yes.

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 tryout.

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.