Spring 2015 Audition Information
**IMPORTANT: Everyone MUST fill out and turn in the following forms by March 15th, 2015, with the non-refundable tryout application fee:
Who can audition at Spring 2015 auditions?
To audition for the MSU Dance Team in the Spring, you must be a current full-time student at Michigan State or be accepted to Michigan State for Fall 2015. You must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.0.
Are there any required forms?
Yes. Everyone MUST fill out and turn in the following by March 15, 2015 for Spring 2015 auditions:
When are auditions?
Spring audition schedule (updated 3/2/15): (subject to change if needed)
Primary First Cut Audition- Saturday, April 18, 2015
Final Audition- Sunday, April 19, 2015- Final audition is by invite only
What technical elements are required?
The tentative requirements for 2015-2016 are a triple pirouette, right and left leap, leap in second, switch leap, switch open leap, calypso leap, leg hold (to show your flexibility), and a fouette'/ turns in 2nd combination. All of the requirements will be demonstrated at tryouts and any questions can be answered there or at any of our technique clinics.
Who picks the team?
Several judges, all with extensive dance background, are brought in to judge auditions. The judges are not informed of who was on the team previously. There is no set number for who is picked to go on to final auditions, it is merely done where there is a natural break in the scores. Those picked for the final team are done so by the Spirit Coordinator and Assistant Dance Team Coach based on potential, attitude, past experiences, interaction with others, as well as judges scores.
Does the past year's team have to re-tryout?
Yes, but those members that have been on the Team the previous year, will automatically make it through the first round audition.
Are there height and/or weight requirements?
Absolutely not. The MSU Dance Team does not discriminate against any height, weight, gender, race, religion, etc.
What should I wear to auditions?
Please wear comfortable dance attire that allows you move freely. Tennis shoes are acceptable for first cuts, but for second cuts dance shoes are recommended. You MUST wear form-fitting clothing for the actual tryout portions, so judges can see body lines, positioning, and movement.
Is there a cost?
Yes, there is a non-refundable tryout appilcation fee of $15. Please send a check, made out to MSU Dance Team with your Tryout Application and Pre-Participation Physical Exam packet, no later than March 15, 2015 for Spring auditions.
Where are auditions held?
Location will be announced as soon as it is confirmed.
Make checks payable to:
Fax forms to MSU Dance Team at 517-432-7948 or 517-432-1047
Drop off/mail forms to the following address no later than:
MSU Dance Team Auditions
MSU Cheerleading/Dance Team
Jenison Field House
223 Kalamazoo Street, Room 248
Phone: (517) 432-1263 Fax: (517) 432-1047