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Friday, March 14, 2008

FAU Dance Team Announces Audition/Clinic Dates

Pre-Audition Clinics & Team Auditions

Pre-audition classes are Thursday, March 20 and Monday, March 24

- The same clinic is being offered on two separate days for those who are unavailable for one or the other.
- The classes will be held from 6:00 - 8:30 P.M. in the FAU Arena (balcony area).
- The registration fee for each class is $25.00; any dance attire is acceptable.
- Registration on the day of the clinic will begin at 5:30 P.M.
- The clinics are open to junior high and senior high students, as well as students currently enrolled in college. The Pre-Audition Clinics will include:
• Audition tips: hair, make-up, what to wear, etc.
• Dance technique
• Pom technique
• Stylized hip hop
• Meet the coach and current FAU Dancers; ask lots of questions!
• You will learn the styles of dance that will be taught at

When: Prelims and semi-finals: Sunday, April 13; training camp: April 14, 15, & 17; finals: April 20
Time: Sunday: 12 - 7 PM; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 5:30 - 8 PM; Sunday: 1 - 4 PM
Where: The Burrow (FAU's on-campus arena): upstairs balcony practice area


• Letter of acceptance from FAU (for incoming freshman or transfer students) or a current FAU student ID card
• You must be enrolled full-time at Florida Atlantic University (some PBCC students also attending FAU are welcome; e-mail for details).
• You must be able to attend all practices, games, promotions, and events for the entire season.
• Your GPA must remain at 2.0 or higher.
• You must be physically fit in both appearance and health (FAU Dancers are required to obtain medicals).

What To Wear
• Any flattering cropped dance/athletic top that shows your midriff (mandatory)
• Black boy-shorts (mandatory)
• Flesh-colored tights (mandatory)
• No baggy or loose clothing allowed
• Dance shoes or sneakers
• Please come to the audition with hair and make-up performance ready.

The Audition Process
1) Registration and Pictures
2) Warm-up
3) Technical Elements (Review)
This part of the audition will showcase the dancer's kicks, leaps, and turns; overall dance ability will be considered when final decisions are made. Skills observed will include:
• a clean double or triple pirouette
• chaine' turns
• pique turns
• a la seconde turns
• toe-touch
• grand jete leaps (R & L)
• axle leaps
• switch leaps (R & L)
• tilt leaps
• calypso leaps (R & L)

4) Dance
Candidates will learn and review two short dance routines (4 eight counts each) taught by the coach/choreographer. The first will be a jazz dance, and the second will be a hip-hop routine.

5) Audition/Interview
Dancers will audition, in groups of three or four, the first routine taught by the coach. A first cut will then be made, and semi-finalists will audition with the second routine. Judges will rate each candidate on general dance ability, technique, showmanship, level of fitness, and overall performance. We are looking for professionalism and maturity, the ability to learn quickly, a positive attitude, and ladylike comportment. After candidates audition with the last dance, results for those who have made it into training camp will be posted. Training camp candidates will need to remain in the gym for a post-audition meeting.

Training camp will take place on the subsequent Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Candidates must be available for those three 5:30 - 8:00 PM practices. Interviews will take place during training camp. The final audition will take place on Sunday, April 20 from 1-4 PM. The 2008-2009 FAU Dance Team will be announced at that time.

For more on the FAU Dance Team auditions please visit FAU Dance Team


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