WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Open tryouts will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15, for the 2013-14 UNCW cheerleading and dance teams.

The tryouts will be conducted from 1-5 p.m. at Trask Coliseum and are open to any students – males and females - currently enrolled. Students must provide proof of a physical in the last 12 months, have proof of insurance and have had sickle cell testing.

The teams will be coached by former UNCW dancer Shanna Thornton, who has served as a dance coach for the Wilmington Hammerheads professional soccer team. Thornton has studied jazz, hip hop and lyrical dance for several years.

For more information on Sunday’s tryouts, individuals may contact Thornton at uncwdancecheercoach@gmail.com.