Team Requirements: The 2019/2020 Cubs Dance Team season begins in September 2019 and runs until early April, 2020. Dancers must be able to attend all practices and performances for the entire 2019/2020 season. Dancers must be available every Tuesday and Thursday evening for the duration of the season (in accordance with the Mount Royal academic calendar). Dancers must also be able to attend all scheduled performances. Performance schedule TBA. 3 years of previous dance experience is recommended, but not required. We welcome all levels of dance and athletic experience to attend auditions! We are also seeking tumblers, gymnasts, and acrobatics backgrounds!
Audition Attire Requirements: Please wear: dance or athletic sports bra / crop top, fitted shorts & running shoes or bare feet. Please wear your hair and makeup as you envision it on game day! Attire requirements are mandatory. Hair must be worn down.
Audition Process: *Subject to Change* Auditions will begin with a group warm-up and stretch lead by the Cubs Technical Training and Condition Coach. Following this, Part A of auditions will begin. Part A is "Across the Floor" where dancers will be asked to perform skills in small groups/ individually; typically including kicks, turns, and jumps. Part B is "Choreography" where dancers will be asked to learn and perform a short routine similar in style to a typical Cubs dance. This will be lead by the Cubs Head Coach and Choreographer. Afterwards, dancers will be asked to perform any additional skills or tricks which they did not have the opportunity to showcase throughout the audition.
Dancers will be evaluated on skill, ability, performance and attitude. Dancers are not required to prepare any routines in preparation for this audition.
To register for this seasons auditions, please email the Cubs with your full name, age and email. *REGISTRATION WILL OPEN JULY 2019*
Following primary auditions, a first cut will be made. Dancers that receive an email after the first set of auditions are requested at call backs. Dancers will perform the same routine from auditions and will participate in a short interview with the head coaches & executive team. Dancers will be notified if they are requested at call backs or if they are not.
Date: September, 2019 Time: TBA Location: TBA
Following call backs, a second cut will be made. Dancers will then be requested at Intensive Week. Intensive week is a 4 day training period in which dancers will learn choreography for this season. Intensive week is 2.5 hours of training Monday-Thursday evenings. During each practice a new routine will be taught. Each practice is mandatory. Following intensive week the official team will be selected. Final results will be sent out on the Friday following intensive week.