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Spring Auditions - DePaul University Dance Team

Tryouts for the 2017-2018 Season
Hosted on Sunday May 7, 2017 at 12:00 - 9:00 PM

TRYOUT LOCATION:
McGrath Arena 2323 North Sheffield Avenue Chicago, IL 60614

ELIGIBILITY:
Auditions are open to incoming freshman, transfer students, graduate students and current DePaul students.
You MUST have been accepted to DePaul University in order to audition and to be considered for the team prior to May 7 -- NO exceptions!
Graduate Students are eligible
You must be able to attend NCA summer camp (July 26-28, 2017)
You must be willing to fully commit to game, practice and event schedule from July 2017-April 2018

REQUIRED PAPERWORK:
• Completed Tryout Packet (includes the following):
     Biography
     Liability Waiver
     A current headshot (does not need to be professional; will not be returned)
     Proof of Admission to DePaul University (copy of acceptance letter or student ID)
     Proof of Insurance
     Current Physical (completed within the last 6 months)
 Email Depauldance@gmail.com to receive your tryout packet

ATTIRE:
Dancers should wear Plain BLACK form-fitting clothes such as crop tops/tank tops (sports bras are acceptable) with either shorts or yoga pants. The judges need to be able to see your body move.

Jewelry and body piercings should be removed and tattoos covered. This lends itself to the collegiate/"game ready" appearance we're looking for.
Game Day Make up and Hair - Hair should be pulled back

Please wear comfortable jazz shoes AND gym shoes while dancing. No socks or bare feet are allowed.

SKILLS REQUIREMENTS:

• Two Routines will be taught day of : Hip Hop, Pom and/or Jazz
• Technical Skills
     Triple pirouette
     Quad+ pirouette
     Right, left, and center leaps
     Calypso
     Toe touch
     Turn combination (will include at least 5 a la seconde turns and other specialty turns (attitudes, floating seconds, leg grabs, pirouettes, etc.) of your choosing)
• Specialty Skills (you will be encouraged to show at least one of the following skills that you can execute well. Feel free to show multiple skills if you can.)
     Kip-up and/or headspring
     Handspring
     Aerial
     Switch leap
     Ponche
     Leg/needle turn
     Any other advanced skills you would like to show
• Interview Portion (A short introduction of yourself)


TRYOUT PROCESS:

Time Agenda

Time

Agenda

11am - 12pm

Check-in/Welcome

12 - 1:30pm

Warm-up & Technique

1:30 - 3pm

Learn Routine A (Jazz)

3 - 4:30pm

Learn Routine B (Hip Hop)

4:30 - 5pm

Review Skills to be judged

5 - 6pm

Dinner Break

6 - 8pm

Auditions w/Judges Panel

8:30 - 9pm

Results Posted/First Team Meeting


For questions or to receive a tryout packet please contact us today at depauldance@gmail.com

VIDEO AUDITION ENTRY:

Video entries will be accepted if you are unable to attend the in-person audition. However, it is preferred that you attend on May 7th. Videos can be sent in the following formats: .MP4, .WMV, YouTube link, or DVD. All video entries must be received no later than Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 11:59PM CST. Please notify the organization of interest and video submission through depauldance@gmail.com prior to May 7th.

Your video entry should include the following elements:

• Two, 30 second routines of your strongest styles in the form of Hip Hop, Pom and/or Jazz
• Technical Skills (These elements should be shown after your dance.)
     ◦ Triple pirouette
     ◦ Quad+ pirouette
     ◦ Right, left, and center leaps
     ◦ Calypso
     ◦ Toe touch
     ◦ Turn combination (should include at least 5 a la seconde turns and other specialty turns (attitudes, floating seconds, leg grabs, pirouettes, etc.) of your choosing)
• Specialty Skills (Please show at least one of the following skills that you can execute well. Feel free to show multiple skills if you can.)
     ◦ Kip-up and/or headspring
     ◦ Handspring
     ◦ Aerial
     ◦ Switch leap
     ◦ Ponche
     ◦ Leg/needle turn
     ◦ Any other advanced skills you would like to show
• Speaking portion (A short introduction of yourself)
     ◦ State your name
     ◦ Give a brief description of why you'd like to join the DePaul Dance Team
     ◦ Answer: What makes you a valuable team member?

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