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Video Tryout

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 tryout.

In order to qualify for this option...

You must send the dance team coach an email ( before tryouts.

  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. 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 Hold
      (facing the side)
    • Jazz Skill Of Choice (ex: needle turn, turn combo, aerial, etc.)
    • Hip Hop Skill Of Choice (ex: limber, tumbling, headspring, etc.)

  3. We will then send you 2 routines to include in your audition:
      1. Our fight song routine
      2. The tryout routine

You should be the only person on the video. Please follow the sequence listed in the video requirements 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. When taping the routines be sure to have a straight on view of the routine. That way the judges can fully see all the movements and expressions throughout the dances. 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 fitted tank top, fitted short sleeved top, sports bra, or leotard with a solid black booty short so that judges can see all your movement. Also please wear nude jazz or half jazz shoes. Make yourself presentable with your hair pulled back cleanly and neatly out of your face in a bun and put on performance-ready makeup (lipstick, eye shadow, blush).