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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. Tryouts are held every April for the upcoming year.

Dance Team Tryouts

Tryouts for the 2023-2024 season will be held on April 29th, 2023. Tryouts will be held in the CRC Studios. . To reserve a spot, email the participant's name, 920# (if current student), email address, and Fall 2023 class standing (Fr, So, Jr, Sr) to the If you cannot attend the in-person tryout, video submissions will be accepted. To submit a video tryout, email a video file or link to the video file to the . Type "Dance Team Tryout Video Submission (date of submission)" in the email subject line. All videos must be emailed by Thursday April 27th 5pm (EST). We will not accept late submissions.

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)
  • Screenshot of 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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