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 May 4th and 5th at the Patti and Allen Herbert Wellness Center
Saturday, May 4th
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 and Pom Combination
Sunday, May 5th
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*
*Announcement of 2019-2020 Miami Hurricanettes and team meeting*
We accept video auditions. Please submit your video by 1:00PM on Thursday, May 2nd. On 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)
You may include any other skills if you wish, I.e. Turns, jumps, tumbling.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
WHat to expect
Please wear a crop top with booty shorts. Jazz shoes must be worn as well. Hair should be down and makeup performance ready.
We will begin with an across the floor combination. The combination will consist of 2-3 eight counts repeated. It may include turns, leaps, kicks..etc. Judges look for dance technique as well as appearance and athleticism. Dancers will then learn Miami's fight song, a jazz routine and a kick combination.
Dancers will be divided into small groups of 2-3 and perform right, left, center splits and kicks, and the jazz routine. They will then be evaluated on the fight song.
Please dress in business attire and be prepared to present yourself in a professional manner.
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 4:00 PM, but be prepared for an earlier or later finish. Please bring fruit, snacks, or a sack dinner to help get you through the long day of auditions.
There will be a meeting for the newly selected team members immediately following tryouts.
The regular practice schedule is as follows
Dance team members must be back in Miami to attend Pom Camp and Band Camp 1 week prior to school starting
The Dance Team performs at athletic, campus, alumni, media and community service events throughout the year:
all home football games and potential Bowl Game
select home men's basketball games
media events including: TV promotions, sponsorship promotions, commercials, photo shoots, etc.
various campus events including: class appearances, grand openings, recognition ceremonies, etc.
various alumni events including: homecoming events, presentations, award ceremonies.. etc.
community service events including: Make a Wish, Stand for the Kids...etc