Tryouts for 2014-15 squads
Sunday, September 7
9am-2pm
Hanover Gym on UNCW Campus
For More Information Contact Shanna Thornton at
thorntons@uncw.edu

IMPORTANT FOR ANYONE TRYING OUT:
1. Must be currently enrolled student at UNCW (female and male members needed)
2. Must have a physical in the last 12 months
3. Must have Proof of Insurance
4. Must have sickle cell test completed

 
A Tradition of Excellence
Dancing at UNCW is very rewarding and challenging. Each individual works hard to attain new and difficult skills. While the squad enjoys competing at various competitions in the nation, their first priority is promoting UNCW athletics, and representing the college as a whole. Every young woman on this team has one goal in mind--to generate crowd involvement at UNCW. In addition to dancing at all of the home basketball games (including CAA and other tournaments) the team performs at various functions, conducts clinics and participates in community service events. Dancers are expected to make a serious commitment to their year long program.


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the thrill of performing in front of 6,000 fans at Trask Coliseum

  • Donate time and talent to the community

  • Develop great friendships

  • Receive local and national media exposure

  • Learn fun choreography

  • Show your Seahawk pride

FORMAT

  • Auditions will be based on dance skills, physical fitness, presentation and showmanship. Prior to the audition there is no pre-registration. However, please come early in order to warm up. Contestants will be asked to demonstrate basic skills consisting of high kicks, double turns, front leap, side leap, etc. If you're invited to the second round, contestants will learn a short dance routine and perform it for the judges.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Must be accepted into UNCW prior to auditions

  • Those selected must be available to practice:


Tuesday 6:30-8:30
Thursday 6:30-8:30

Dance team members are encouraged to workout on their own in order to stay fit.

  • If you are selected to compete at Nationals, the rehearsals will be held separate from regularly scheduled practice.

  • In addition to rehearsals and performing at home games, dancers are required to perform at community events, CAA tournament (during Spring Break), hold fundraisers, and participate in holiday games.

  • Please note this is a part-time position that dancers hold in addition to school and work schedules.

AUDITION ATTIRE

  • Contestants should wear form fitting dance pants or hot pants with tights and any style top. It is recommended to wear makeup in colors that flatter your skin tone. A polished, well-groomed look is recommended. Wear a hairstyle that compliments your features, but does not distract you while dancing.

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BE A SEAHAWK DANCER?

  • Enthusiasm and energy

  • Showmanship and poise

  • Physical Fitness

  • Dance Technique

  • Dedication