Spring 2014 Dance Team Tryouts

Tryout Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 26, 2014
  • Time: 12:00-4:00 PM
  • Location: O'Conner Sports Center, Xavier University

All new and returning members must try out for the Xavier University Dance Team. Senior Team members will demonstrate recommended skills and teach a short dance consisting of a combination of pom, jazz, and hip-hop styles. Dancers will tryout in pairs and the new team will be announced by the end of the night. Please note that all who are interested are welcome to join the team regardless of how tryouts turn out; however, tryout results will determine who will perform on a regular basis and be part of the performance team. Everyone in our the club dance team must participate in events.  Practices are not mandatory for those not on performance team, but attendance is highly suggested to improve skills. Come if you love to dance!

Dancers joining the team will be asked to stay for a short informational meeting on the evening of tryouts.


  • All dancers must be full-time undergraduate/graduate students at Xavier University 

Recommended Skills

  • All splits
  • Second turns, straight leg turns
  • Toe touches
  • Double and triple pirouette
  • Switch leap
  • Center leap


  • Black, form-fitting bottoms, a solid colored tank top, tights and dance shoes (typically jazz).

Women and men are welcome. It is recommended that dancers try out in the spring. The summer is very important to the Xavier University Dance Team as NDA Dance Camp determines qualifications for Nationals. If unable to attend the scheduled tryouts, please contact us at dance@xavier.edu to discuss setting up an individual or taped tryout. If you have any questions, please contact us!

Xavier University Dance Team members should be prepared to practice Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7:00 PM.