Dance team to hold tryouts

Nicole Mounts, Staff writer

The Dance Team is holding tryouts Oct. 15-16. They will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the racquetball court in the fitness center and Friday Oct. 18 from 5-7 p.m. in the auxiliary gym behind the large gym and across from the pool.

In the first two days prospective athletes will be learning three short combinations in the focus of pom, jazz and hip-hop and techniques of kicks, leaps and turns. Friday prospective athletes will be judged and uniforms will be purchased through member fees.

Bryanna Cure, the new dance coach, is a former member of the dance team. She has been a part of dance teams throughout high school, college and has been on several semi-professional and professional dance teams for local sports teams. Cure is also a dance instructor for dance studios and has been in a few productions with the Fresco Opera theatre.

”I am very passionate about dance and have worked very hard to become the dancer that I am today although, as always, there is much to improve upon. I believe there is always, always, always room for improvement and growth,” Cure said. “I have danced since before I can remember and I have never stopped.”

To be eligible for the dance team you must be a full time student with 12 or more credits during the season of competition with a GPA of at least 2.0. No experience is required to try out, however a love and appreciation of dance is. Intermediate and advanced dancers are encouraged to apply.

The Dance Team performs at all weekday home games, November through February, as well as Jam The Gym (which is a Saturday game). The team also represents themselves at the Athletic Banquet in April. Additional performance opportunities on campus may be explored. The team also hosts a 50/50 fundraising raffle every season. Half of the proceeds go towards the dance team’s personal expenses and the other half of the proceeds will be a cash prize split amongst three raffle winners.

Fees are $250 for the season, which are refundable via fundraising. Cost will cover two uniforms, a warm up jacket, and dance bags. It will not cover cost of dance shoes or jazz pants. Members will be reimbursed the difference if less money is spent on uniforms.

If you would like to try out for the Dance Team, there is an online form available for interested students at madisoncollegeathlectics.com you may also pick up an informational packet in the athletic office at Truax Room A2051, or request one by emailing [email protected]

For more info go to Facebook and look up Madison College Dance Team.