College Dance Team Central

Friday, May 01, 2009

UALR Dance Team Tryouts and Prep Classes Announced

UALR Trojans.com

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—The UALR Dance Team tryouts and prep classes are set for the 2009-10 squad. Prep classes will be held on Tuesday, May 5 and Tuesday, May 12 both a 4 p.m. at the UALR Center for Performing Arts. Tryouts for the team will be held on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. at the same venue.

Tryouts will consist of floor work, across the floor exercises, and a jazz, hip hop, and pom routine. Dancers will be judged on image, skills, memory, and dance performance.

Skills that the judges will be looking for:
· Single, Double, and Triple Pirouettes
· Fouette Turns
· A La Second Turns
· Illusions
· Straight Leg Leaps
· Open Side Leaps
· Switch Leaps
· “C” Jump

Dancers are recommended to wear dance shorts, nude tights, and a sports bra to auditions. Black ankle jazz shoes will be required throughout the season.

Prep classes are strongly recommended for dancers to attend. Dancers will learn the routines and cover skills during these sessions. Questionnaires will be filled out during the classes. Dancers can bring a dance resume, but it is not required for auditions.

Scholarships will be offered to dancers who make the 2009-10 squad.

For more information about tryouts, please contact UALR dance team coach and choreographer Sara Beth Wyatt at sewyatt@ualr.edu for visit UALRTrojans.com.

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