The Dance Team consists of 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
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 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)
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 audition weekend held at the end of the spring semester.
Please wear either a crop top, booty shorts, and jazz shoes or sneakers. Hair must be down and performance ready.
Prior to submitting your video, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
LIVE Tryout Schedule
Live audition schedule
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
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*
*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.
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.
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.
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.
The regular practice schedule is as follows
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
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.