Dance - General Information

 

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The NMU Dance Team is made up of dedicated and talented dancers who represent the University in a positive and spirited manner. Members on our team have diverse dance backgrounds and we draw on each other's strengths to succeed as a team. NMUDT dancers serve as NMU ambassadors on campus and in the community. We perform at home football, volleyball, and basketball games, as well as various University events. The NMU Dance Team competes at the collegiate level at competitions located throughout the Midwest.

Dues
Dues are $250/year - Dues are used to help cover team costs such as performance wear and apparel.

Participants Must Supply
Team members are required to purchase a Fall and Winter Student Rec Pass. Team members will also be required to buy specific tights, shoes and additional items.

Travel
The NMU Dance Team does not perform at away games, but is occasionally asked to perform in the community and may make trips to other events. In the past, the team has competed at the Ashwaubenon Invitational in Green Bay, WI and at the DX Americup in Minneapolis, MN.

Tryouts
Tryouts for the NMU Dance Team 2017-2018 season will be held on Saturday, March 25 from 9am-1pm and Sunday, March 26 from 11am-3pm in the PEIF Dance Studio (PEIF Rm 130). 

You must attend both days of tryouts.  Tryouts will not be held in the fall.  Please come prepared for tryouts by reviewing the information in the 2017-2018 Tryout Information Packet and filling out the forms at the end of the packet.  If you are unable to attend tryouts (due to high school prom, sport conflicts, travel distance, etc) a video tryout option is available.  Please contact us at nmuwildcatdanceteam@gmail.com to request a video tryout or with any questions.

Follow the NMU Dance Team on Facebook and Twitter for updates throughout the season!

Additional Requirements
At tryouts, dancers should be prepared to demonstrate a variety of skills as shown in our Technique Video. All technique and choreography will be reviewed and taught at the audition - it is not necessary to prepare your own material. Team members are held to high technical and performance standards; focus will be placed on technical competency and ability to quickly learn and perform choreography.

Technical Skills Required for Tryouts:
NMU Dance Team Tryout Technique Video
 

Practice Times
Sunday    7:00 - 10:00 p.m.   (Dance Studio)
Tuesday   8:00 - 11:00 p.m.  (Dance Studio, depending upon availability)
Thursday  6:00 - 8:00 a.m.    (Dance Studio)
Two individual workouts/week (done outside of practice)

 

Contacts

Becca Gerrits and Becca Kowalik
Co-Presidents
nmuwildcatdanceteam@gmail.com

 

NMU Dance Team Facebook Page

 

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