AUDITIONS

Date/Location 

The Dance Team holds between 15-25 members. Returners are required to

re-audition every year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team.

 

2022 Audition Information coming soon

Video auditions

We do accept video auditions. Please include the following :

 

  • A short introduction including your name, where you are from, your dance experience, and your major. 

  • Required Skills (please film in this order): 

    • 2 eight counts of High Kicks on right and left side (Please show from the side AND front so height of kicks can be seen.)

    • Splits (right, left, center)

    • Turns (at least double on the right, 2 eight counts of turns in second into a double)

    • Jumps (standard right and left leap and in second position)

    • Optional. Please include any tricks, acro, tumbling, headspring etc. 

  • Routines: 

    • 1:00 minute footage of dancing. Pom or jazz style. Could be from pep gig, performance, recital...etc. Must be able to see you clearly.

  • You will be asked to be available for a Zoom or FaceTime interview during the live auditions weekend held at the end of the spring semester. 

 

Please wear a sports bra, booty shorts, and jazz shoes. Hair must be down and performance ready.

 

Prior to submitting your video, contact tess.guidry@gmail.com

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LIVE Tryout Schedule

Live audition schedule

(dates TBA)

Friday

4:30PM-5:00PM Registration 

5:00PM-5:15PM Group warm-up

5:15PM-5:45:PM Across the floor combination

*Announcement of candidates advancing to round 2*

7:00-8:30PM Jazz combination

8:30-9:00PM Pom Routine 

Saturday

9:00AM Group warm-up 

9:15AM-10:45AM Kicks, Splits and Jazz Combination

*Announcement of Candidates Advancing to Round 3*

10:45AM-11:30AM Pom Routine

*Announcement of Interview Candidates*

11:30AM-12:45PM Lunch

12:45PM-3:00PM Interviews

*Announcement of new Miami Hurricanettes team and team meeting*

 

 

WHat to expect

Please wear a sports bra, booty shorts, and jazz shoes. Hair must be down and makeup performance ready.

 

FIRST DAY

We will begin with an across the floor combination. The combination will consist of 2-3 eight counts repeated. It will include turns, leaps, kicks..etc.  Judges look for dance technique as well as performance and athleticism. Dancers will then learn a jazz routine and a kick combination.

 

SECOND DAY 

Dancers will be divided into small groups of 2-3 and showcase splits and kicks and perform the jazz routine. They will then be taught and evaluated on a UMiami fight song.


CUTS/INTERVIEW

Please dress in business attire and be prepared to present yourself in a professional manner. Judges value appearance and honesty when evaluating potential team members. 

 

The selected squad members will be announced at the end of tryouts.

 

Tryouts last as long as it takes the judges to make their decisions. We hope to be done by 7:00 PM, but be prepared for an earlier or later finish. Please bring snacks and water to help get you through the long day of auditions.

 

There will be a meeting for the newly selected team members immediately following tryouts.

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Time commitment

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PRACTICE SCHEDULE

 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:00-6:30 PM

Select Saturdays 9:00-12:00 PM

Football Saturdays and select away games will occupy the entire day

Dance team members must be back in Miami prior to camp which is at least 10 days before school starts. 

 

PERFORMANCES

 

Performances include athletic, campus, alumni, media and community service events throughout the year:

 

  • all home football games and potential Bowl Game

 

  • select home men's and women's basketball games 

 

  • Sponsorship promotions, potential media events, photoshoots 

 

  • various campus events including: pep rallies, recognition ceremonies, College Game Day etc.

 

  • various alumni events including: homecoming events, presentations, award ceremonies.. etc.