2020-2021 AUDITIONS

Date/Location 

The Dance Team holds between 15-23 members. Returners are required to re-audition every year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team.

 

Auditions will be only through Video Submission format

Please see more information below

Register here

Video auditions

Videos must be submitted no later than 11:59pm on April 15th

We will only be accepting video audition submisssions this year.  Please submit your video by 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15th. In it please include:

 

  • 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 both side AND front so the height of your kicks can be seen.)

    • Splits. (right, left, & center)

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

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

    • Optional. Other tricks you may have (acro, headspring, tumbling) 

  • 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.

  • Upon seeing your video we may send you a short routine you will learn and send back to us by April 30th, 11:59 pm.

  • Please make sure you are available on May 2nd between 1-7 PM for a FaceTime interview with the judges. 

 

Please wear either a crop top, booty shorts, and jazz shoes or sneakers. Hair must be down and performance ready.

 

Please email your video to cvp11@miami.edu

Tryout Schedule

Friday 

5:30PM-6:00 PM Registration

6:00PM-6:15PM Group warm-up

6:15PM-7:00PM Across the floor combination

*Announcement of candidates advancing to round 2*

7:00PM-9:30PM  Jazz combination

 

Saturday

9:30AM Group warm-up

10:00AM-11:30AM Kicks, Splits and Jazz Combination

*Announcement of Candidates Advancing to Round 3*

11:30AM-1:00PM Pom Routine

*Announcement of Interview Candidates*

1:00PM-2:00PM Lunch

2:00PM-7:00PM Interviews

*Announcement of 2020-2021 Miami Hurricanettes 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 to showcase splits and kicks and perform the jazz routine. They will then learn and be 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 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.

Time commitment

The regular practice schedule is as follows

 

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 3:30p.m.-6:00p.m.

Select Saturdays 9:00a.m.-12:00p.m.

Football games and travel will take up the entire day

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

PERFORMANCES

 

The Dance Team performs at athletic, campus, alumni, media and community service events throughout the year:

 

  • all home football games and Bowl Game and select away games

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

 

  • media events including: TV promotions, sponsorship promotions, photo shoots, etc.

 

  • various campus events including: pep rallies, grand openings, recognition ceremonies, etc.

 

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

 

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

Unfortunately, all upcoming prep clinics and our on-campus auditions on May 1st-2nd have been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Information regarding video audition submissions can be found on our website.  We look forward to reviewing all video applicants in the coming weeks!  If you have any further questions email us at:

bands@miami.edu