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Dance Team

Dance Team

Western Carolina University Dance Team

The WCU Dance Team is a vital part of the Catamount community. The team brings spirit and energy to the football and basketball seasons and makes special appearances at campus and community events. In addition, the team participates in a Collegiate Nationals Competition each year.

Dance Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2023-2024 basketball and national competition season will be held on Sunday Oct. 1st 9am-1pm at the WCU Campus Recreation Center Studio 1. All interested students wanting to tryout, must register in advance. We will not accept walk-ins.

To register for tryouts,  email the participant's name, 920#, email address, and Fall 2023 class standing (Fr, So, Jr, Sr) to the

The following are minimum requirements to audition:

  • Leaps (both directions), switch leap and leap in second
  • Calypso and Turning Disc
  • Double turns (both directions)
  • Triple Turn (both direction)
  • Turns in second combination (two 8 counts)
  • Toe touch
  • A choreographed Pom routine (minimum 6 eight counts)
  • A choreographed Hip Hop routine (minimum 6 eight counts)
  • A choreographed Jazz/Contemporary routine (minimum 6 eight counts)
  • Complete a 1 mile run (must be under 9:30 minutes)
  • Any additional advanced technique that you would like to show us.
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