Dance - General Information




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 $200/year - Dues are used for purchasing costumes, team-issued apparel, 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 2015-2016, the team competed at the Ashwaubenon Invite in Green Bay, WI and at the DX Americup Competition in Minneapolis, MN.

Tryouts for the NMU Dance Team 2016-2017 season will be held on April 9 and 10, 2016.  There will not be a fall tryout.  Please come prepared for tryouts by reviewing the information in the packet (link is below) and filling out the forms at the end of the packet.  The 2016-2017 Tryout Information Packet is available here.  If you are unable to attend this tryout date (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 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)
Two individual workouts/week (done outside of practice)



Becca Gerrits and Becca Kowalik


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