Next Audition: Spring 2013
April 20th (Clinic information below)
1.104. This is also where we practice throughout the semester
$20 for Auditions (cash or check only)
What to wear:
Wear a form fitting black top and bottoms, something that you can move in, so the judges can see your lines and body positions. You may bring sweat pants for hip hop. Bring appropriate shoes for jazz and hip-hop.
What to expect:
Auditions are run and judged by the Director and Assistant Director. Current team members participate in the audition as if it was a regular practice, and are available to answer questions and help with any material presented during the audition.
Registration will begin at 9:00am and last until 9:15 am, no later.
Welcome and Warm Up: There will be 15 minutes before the audition to stretch and warm up on your own.
Across the floor: Skills are listed below.
(Cuts may be made at this time)
During this round of tryouts, dancers are expected to pick up choreography quickly, start to blend with other dancers, and start to perform the routines with execution.
Learn a jazz combination, and
Try out the jazz in small groups.
Learn a Hip-Hop combination, and
Try out the hip-hop in small groups.
**Callbacks may be necessary, so please be prepared to perform the dances numerous times. The judges need to see how well you blend with other prospective and current team members.
Then there will be a Questions and Answers Section about our team, followed by individual interviews.
We will post the results of the auditions on our website by midnight that evening.
Poise, posture, projection, rhythm, flexibility, determination, and enthusiasm are important qualifications. Although we do not expect every dancer to be perfect at everything on the list, we do assess potential based of effort and ability in each area. Please let us know if you can do any tricks that you have not had an opportunity to show us. Applicants will be judged on the following elements:
Triple/Quad Pirouette Turns
Fouette Turns/Turns a la Seconde
Right and left leg leaps
Second Position/Russian Leaps
Turning Discs/Switch Russians
Tilt Jumps/Switch Tilts
Cuts will be made to those dancers not meeting minimum skill requirements.
Callbacks may be necessary, so be prepared to perform the dance numerous times.
Next Clinic: Spring 2013 Clinic
When: April 21, 2013 9:00 am -3:00 pm
Gregory Gym North and South Rooms 2.106 and 2.108
$25 registration fee that covers clinic and the opportunity to perform in the UTDT Spring Show
Texas Dance is hosting a Dance Clinic for high school and college students. The clinic will be held on April 21st in Gregory Gym 2.106 and 2.108 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The show-offs for family and friends will start at 2:30! The cost for the clinic is $30 dollars. After the clinic all the participants have the opportunity to perform in the UTDT Spring Show on April 27th at 7 pm. Please make checks payable to UTDT. For more details and for the registration form check under prospective members!
Hope to see everyone there! Hook'em
Clinic is a high-energy, intensive day of dancing alongside Texas Dance. Various dancers attend our clinic, including those who wish to try out for the team, as well as those who don't or are ineligible, like dancers still in high school for example. If you are thinking about trying out for the team, we encourage you to come get comfortable dancing our style, see how auditions are structured, and get to know some of the team members. Clinic follows the same format as auditions (stretching, toning, across the floor, and center combinations). Clinic is not a part of the audition process and no judging will take place. We also definitely encourage those of you who do not plan on auditioning to come and dance with us to get a great workout and learn some of our fabulous choreography! Whether you haven't danced in 5 years or are a member of another dance group on campus, Clinic is always a fun day of dancing and getting to know your fellow dancers here at UT. We hope to see all of you come out!
If you are a high school student interested in our team, or interested in dancing at the collegiate level, please click HERE for registration forms.
Thanks for your interest in the UT Dance Team!
Below are answers to some
frequently asked questions. We hope this information helps, don't
hesitate to ask if there is anything else you need to know!
AUDITIONS AND AVAILABILITY
Please note that this audition is for students who are currently
enrolled at UT Austin or will be full time students for 2013-2014.
Questions, comments, or concerns about eligibility should be directed
to Kismet Cuellar.
When are team practices?
We practice 4 times a week during Fall and Spring Semesters: on Sundays 7-10 pm, and Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays 8:15-10pm in RSC 1.106. Additional practices may be required and scheduled as determined by Directors. Most additional practices are during the Spring Semester, as we prepare for our trip to Daytona, FL for Nationals, and Spring Show.
How much does it cost to be on the team?
Dues are $50/month. However, at the beginning of each year, team tee shirts, bags,
fleeces, etc. will be ordered which usually totals around $150 per dancer.
What style of dance do you do?
We mainly perform hip-hop during the fall semester for rallies, and jazz in the spring for NDA Collegiate Nationals. We also perform other styles for various events around campus throughout the year, especially during our annual Spring Show.
Where do you dance?
Pep rallies, spirit events on campus, talent shows, UT events off campus, philanthropy events, Spring Show, and NDA Collegiate Nationals in Daytona, Florida and ADTS Nationals in Denton, TX.
Do you do anything besides dance?
We do some community service events and are looking to do more this semester. We have social events for team bonding, including a winter formal and spring boat party. And we do fundraisers around Austin and UT to help local business, earn money for Nationals, and meet with the people who support us throughout the year
Please do not hesitate to contact us
with questions. We look forward to dancing with you!
Director, UT Dance Team
Best of luck!
UT Dance Team