NMU Dance Team

2013 Dance Team

 

The NMU Dance Club is made up of dedicated and talented young women who represent the University in a positive and spirited manner. Members on our team have a diverse background, 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, basketball games, and at various University and community functions. Through performances, appearances, and volunteer activities, the Northern Michigan University Dance Team serves as NMU ambassadors.

Dues
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.

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 2013-2014, the team has the opportunity to compete regionally. The team has the opportunity to compete regionally. Travel costs will be raised through fundraisers by the entire team.

Tryouts
Saturday, April 12 NMU Dance Team Tryouts
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Additional information for 2014 - 2015 tryouts will be available mid-February.

Sunday, April 13 NMU Dance Team Tryouts - Final Auditions
Begins at 11:30 a.m.

View tryout packet, here.

Additional Requirements
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
 

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)
                                           (1hr. of additional team conditioning at various times)

Contacts
Jenna Krawze, President  -  nmuwildcatdanceteam@gmail.com
 

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