NMU Dance Team
The NMU Dance Team is made up of dedicated and talented young women who represent the University in a positive and spirited manner. Members on our team have diverse backgrounds, including classical ballet, hip-hop dance, cheerleading squads, gymnastics, kick lines and elite pompon programs. This diversity makes our team remarkable because we draw on one another's strengths to succeed. As a team, we have the opportunity to perform at many home varsity football, soccer, volleyball, and basketball games, as well as various University and community functions. Through performances, appearances, and volunteer activities, the Northern Michigan University Dance Team serves as NMU ambassadors.
Dues are $150/year - Dues are used for purchasing costume pieces, team-issued apparel, music, and poms.
Participants Must Supply
Team members are required to purchase a full-year PEIF pass. Team members will also be required to buy specific tights, shoes and additional items.
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 2014-2015, the team has the opportunity to compete at the DX Americup competition in Minneapolis, MN and the Ashwaubenon Invite in Green Bay, WI. Travel costs will be raised through fundraisers by the entire team.
Tryouts for the 2015-2016 season will be held April 18-19, 2015. If you are unable to make this date and still wish to become a member of our team, there will be an option to do a video tryout. We will not hold a fall tryout. More information will be posted in February.
At auditions, each participant should be prepared to do pirouettes, high kicks, leaps, center leaps, center jumps, firebirds, calypsos and splits. All technique and choreography (Pom routine and Jazz routine) 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 quick study and perform choreography.
Technical Skills Required for Tryouts:
NMU Dance Team Tryout Technique Video
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)
(1hr. of additional team conditioning at various times)
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