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Video Entry

It is best to participate in the tryout process in person, because it gives you the opportunity to ask any questions, get some skill tips, and to get a better understanding of the team's style. It is understandable that there may be some scheduling conflicts for some candidates. As a second option there is the video entry.

In order to qualify for this option...

You must send the dance team coach an email (dance@uwm.edu) before tryouts, to request a waiver in order to be excused from the tryout. The email must detail what extraordinatory circumstance you have.

If your waiver is granted, you must:

  1. Send your video entry to the UWM Dance Team Coach
  2. Include your Dance Team Application
  3. Enclose a check for $30 payable to the "Panther Dance Team"

Video requirements:
  1. A short introduction including your name, where you are from, and your dance experience.
  2. A 30 second pom routine of your own choreography or something you have done with your team or studio.
  3. A 1 minute 30 second jazz routine of your own choreography or something you have done with your team or studio.
  4. Show each of the following skills:

    Video Entry Skills:
    • Toe Touch
    • Fouettes (2 eight counts)
    • Left & Right Split Leaps
    • High Kicks (1 eight count, facing the side)
    • Left & Right Center Leaps
    • Left & Right Calypso
    • Left & Right
      Double and Triple Pirouettes
    • Left & Right
      Front Leg Extension
      (facing the side)
    • Jazz Skill Of Choice (ex: needle turn, turn combo, aerial, etc.)
    • Hip Hop Skill Of Choice (ex: limber, tumbling, headspring, etc.)













  5. The video should be labeled with your name, address, and phone number.
  6. It is best to use a mailing method that allows for tracking to ensure your video is safely delivered.


You should be the only person on the video. Please follow the sequence listed in the video requirements above for the format. The video does not have to be professionally done. However, it is important that your full body is shown at all times and your face can be easily seen. The location of your video is not important, but be sure to pick a location where you can easily perform all the skills necessary.

Please wear a solid black top, sports bra, or leotard with a solid black booty short so that judges can see all your movement. Also make yourself presentable with your hair pulled back cleanly out of your face in a bun.

Your videos will not be returned to you.