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2019-2020 Pom’s Tryouts:
ATHELETES MUST BE REGISTERED BEFORE THEY CAN BEGIN THE TRYOUT PROCESS
Fall registration will run from mid July – August 12th
All clinics and tryouts will be held in the F-Wing Dance Studio (upstairs studio behind the gym)
Pre-season workouts will be August 5th – 8th 3:30 – 5:30 pm (optional)
Clinics (specific tryout instruction) will be:
August 14th – 3:30 – 6:30 (mandatory)
August 15th – 5:00 – 8:00 (mandatory)
TRYOUTS WILL BE HELD ON AUGUST 16th at 4:30 PM
Athletes will have to turn in the attached tryout packet signed by both athlete and parent/guardian before tryout date.
*Workouts: Strength, flexibility, and skill development
**Clinics: Specific choreography and tryout preparation (Dress code: white top, black bottoms, dance shoe)
Tryouts: Dancers will perform in front of judges.
**ALL CLINIC DATES AND TRYOUTS ARE MANDATORY. NO VIDEO TRYOUTS WILL BE ALLOWED. If an athlete is not at tryouts, they will not be eligible for consideration for the team. (Dress code: white top, black bottoms, dance shoe)
Mandatory technical skills to be judged:
Pirouette – triple right and left
Leaps – right and left
Calypso jump – right and left
Side leap – right
Ring Jump/ firebird – right
Kicks – right and left (2 low, 2 medium, 8 high)
Fouette Turns (Right) with straight leg
Kick hold turns
Other optional skills can be evaluated if approved by the coach before the tryout date.
Dancers will learn a 1:30 – 2:00 minute routine that covers basic technical skills and assess the performer’s showmanship, memorization, rhythm, and coordination. The dance will cover the styles of lyrical, pom, jazz, and hip-hop.