Tryout Information

  • Date: Saturday, April 23, 2016
  • Time: 12:00-3:00 PM
  • Location: Auxiliary Gym, Cintas 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, who is part of the performance team and who will be attending Nationals. Everyone on dance team must fundraise and pay dues, regardless of if you are on the performance team or not. Practices are not mandatory for those not on performance team, but attendance is highly suggested to improve skills. 

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

Must be working on or have mastered:

  • Front headspring
  • Kip-up
  • Headstand/Hip Hop Stall


  • 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 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.  Conditioning practices held on Sundays.