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 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.

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 for the NMU Dance Team 2020-2021 season will be held on Saturday, April 4 from 10am-3pm and Sunday, April 4 from 10am-2pm in the PEIF Dance Studio.

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 2020-2021 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 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)



Lauren Farley

Vice President
Skylar Taavola

Christina Ferrera & Thailey Leak


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