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AUDITIONS

In-Person Audition

The University of Miami Hurricanettes will be hosting in-person auditions at the Frost School of Music Band Hall RC 102. The audition will consist of three rounds over the course of a two-day weekend, starting Saturday April 30th with finalists continuing on to Sunday May 1st.

Two Pre-Tryout clinics will be offered and are highly recommended for your audition preparation.

You must use the link provided here to register for auditions, and requirements as well as a detailed breakdown of the audition schedule can be found below.

The Dance Line consists of 15-20 members. Returners are required to

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

 

We do accept video auditions, by request and permission only. 

Please contact txg554@miami.edu to request the guidelines for submitting a video audition. 

LIVE Tryout Schedule

Want to train with us?

Visit our "Prep Clinic" page for more details on opportunities to prep with the Hurricanettes. It is highly recommended, but not required, to attend both clinics (March 25 and April 8) prior to auditioning in April.

Approximate Audition Schedule:

Saturday April 30th

4:30PM-5:00PM Registration

5:00PM-5:15PM Group warm-up

5:15PM-6:00PM Across the floor technique round 

6:30-8:00PM Learn Jazz combination choreography 

8:00-8:45PM Learn Pom Routine choreo

*Announcement of semi-finalist proceeding to round 2*

Sunday May 1st

9:00AM Group warm-up

9:15AM-11:00AM Perform Jazz Combination choreo immediately followed by Pom Routine in groups

11:00AM-11:30AM Callbacks

*Announcement of Finalist/Interview Candidates*

11:45AM-12:45PM Lunch and change into interview attire

12:45PM-3:30PM Interviews

*Announcement of Hurricanettes team will be posted online* 

 

 

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WHat to expect

AUDITION APPEARANCE: Please wear all black attire for both days: crop/sports bra style top, booty shorts (not high-waisted), white sneakers or cheer shoes and jazz shoes. Outfits may be embellished with stones, sequins, etc. No tights, tattoos must be covered, no piercings (only stud earrings). Hair must be down with full makeup performance ready. Please arrive as you would look for a Game Day. We want to be able to imagine you in our uniform! Reference our social media for makeup and hair styles. 

 

REGISTRATION

Candidates will receive a number that they will wear both days of the audition weekend. Please provide a current headshot upon check-in (this will not be returned).

FIRST DAY

We will begin with technique and across the floor. We will observe flexibility (splits, kicks), turns, leaps, extensions, power. Judges look for dance technique as well as performance and athleticism. Dancers will then learn a jazz routine and pom routine. This choreography may be performed in small groups, with a chance for semi-finalist to take home the choreo to practice and perform again for judges the next day. 

 

SECOND DAY 

Dancers will be divided into small groups of 3-4 to showcase splits, kicks and perform both routines back-to-back. It is highly recommended to watch video performances on our YouTube to gain awareness of Hurricanette "dance style" and to have an idea of pom choreography. 


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. 

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.

The selected squad members will be announced online that evening with an email invitation to join the new Miami Hurricanettes!

Please email txg554@miami.edu with any clarification inquiries on audition expectations. 

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Time commitment

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The regular practice schedule is as follows

 

Fall and Spring commitment (receive class credit for both semesters)

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 4:00p.m.-6:30p.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 school for 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.