Dynasty Dance Team Tryout Information
By ODU Athletics
2014 Old Dominion University
Dynasty Dance Team Tryout Requirements
WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE THE DYNASTY DANCE TEAM?
Our judges will use the following selection criteria:
Dance Technique and Skills Enthusiasm, Energy, & Spirit
Tumbling Skills Showmanship, Projection, Poise
Personal Appearance Personality
Flexibility--High Kicks/Splits Punctuality
WHAT DANCE SKILLS SHOULD I BE ABLE TO EXECUTE?
Dancers should be able to execute the following skills. These and other dance skills could be incorporated into audition dances and are not limited to the following skills. Special notice will be given to those executing advanced skills.
Turns—Pirouettes—double, triple, quad (left and right); Fouettes in second; spotting turns (front, side, back, side); Chaine; Pique, Illusion
Leaps—Grand Jete, Attitude (Calypso), Axle, Leap to second or switch second, reverse Jetes, Toe Touch, Pike, Hurdler
Flexibility—Leg extension (front and side) with and/or without hold
Acrobatic/Gymnastics—Forward/backward rolls, cartwheels, headstands, shoulder rolls, backbends, front/back walkers, scorpion, handstands
Hip Hop—Stalls, jumps, kip up
Execution, sharpness, and projection
Current and Admitted ODU Students#
Fall Tryouts (if needed)
Information Session: April 21, 2014
Information Session: August 2014 (TBA)
Tryouts: April 25-27, 2014
Tryouts: August 2014 (TBA)
*Final Day of Tryouts: Interviews*
# High School students and transfer students who have been admitted to Old Dominion Univeristy prior to tryouts are permitted to tryout in person or by video submission. Candidates must present a letter of acceptance from ODU to be eligible to tryout.
Helpful Hint: Tryouts typically consist of "across the floor” to show technical elements, pirouettes and fouettes in center, and a combination performed in small groups. This combination will test your jazz, pom, and hip-hop styles as well as some technique. It will also test your ability to learn material quickly. Sometimes, those trying out are asked to come prepared with a 30-second routine to their own with music. If this is required, it will be announced near tryouts.