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. Candidates who have a conflict with the final in person tryout can continue to audition through video. To qualify the coach must be notified in advance. The tryouts process is closed to the public.
If interested in the tryouts, please first fill out this interest form: Tryouts Interest Form
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 through PayPal (PayPal.Me/pantherdanceteam). Be sure to put in the comments "Your Name" with "Tryouts 2022" when submitting your payment.
Include in the email:
Finalists will be sent a hip hop combo that will need to be learned for the final audition.
Warm-up will be on your own and there will be a review before the auditions. 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 (lipstick, eye shadow, blush).
Candidates will audition in groups of 2-3. Each candidate will be evaluated on the select skills, 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: