Team members are selected through a dance team tryout process. Taking only correspondence, extension, or UWM Waukesha classes do not qualify a person as a student. The team size ranges from 10 to 18, depending on what the talent pool is during the selection process. All team members must try out each year. Student wishing to try out for the team must:
Tryouts consist of two parts: Preliminaries and Finals. Preliminaries will be through video, and Finals will be in person. The tryouts process is closed to the public.
If interested in the tryouts, please first fill out this interest form: Tryouts Interest Form
The tryout instructional videos will be available starting Sunday, April 18th. When you are ready to receive the links for the videos, please email in your application to the coaches and pay the tryout fee of $10 through PayPal (PayPal.Me/pantherdanceteam). Be sure to put in the comments "Your Name" with "Tryouts 2021" when submitting your payment.
Include in the email:
Finals will be on Saturday, May 8th at the Klotsche Center (3409 N Downer Ave). Warm-up on your own starting at 10:30am. Review will begin at 11:00am with auditions happening immediately after the review. Please wear a solid black fitted tank top, sports bra, or leotard with a solid black booty short so that judges can see all your movement. Also please wear nude jazz or half jazz shoes. Make yourself presentable with your hair pulled back cleanly and neatly out of your face in a bun and put on performance-ready makeup.
Candidates will audition in groups of 2-3. Masks will be required and appropriate social distancing will be practiced. Each candidate will be evaluated on the select skills, fight song, hip hop, and jazz combos. Dancers are scored in rhythm, showmanship, skills, memory, endurance, and dance technique. The new members will be announced after all candidates are evaluated.
Skills For Finals Are: