Campus Recreation & Fitness Center

Tryout Information


Skills for the TTU Golden Girls Dance Team

Dancers will be required to perform the skills below as apart of Day 1 auditions. Dancers will also be required to perform an improv routine/jazz walks to show personality, rhythm, and additional skills on Day 1. 

  • Leaps
    • Grand Jetes
    • Leaps in second
    • Calypso
  • Turns
    • Triple pirouettes
    • Second turns
    • Advanced Turning Combos
  • Jumps
    • Toe touches
    • Front Hurdler
    • Firebird
    • Calypso 
    • Jump of choice
  • Flexibility
    • Right, Left, Center splits
    • Right and Left Leg Hold
    • Right and Left Battement
  • Hiphop
    • Kip-up
    • Headspring (to standing position as well as to squat)
  • Choreography
    • Pom Routine (taught at auditions)
    • Hip Hop Routine - be prepared to add freestyle at the end (taught at auditions)
    • Sideline Routine (taught at auditions)

Tryout Dates:

Location:
TTU Fitness Center East Gym/Dance Studio

Tryout Attire:
All prospective TTU Dancer must wear gold (bright yellow), white or purple fitted attire.
*hair and makeup should be gameday ready with no jewelry*

What to bring:
CURRENT STUDENT: BRING COPY OF FALL 2019 SCHEDULE
INCOMING FRESHMAN: Acceptance Letter and/or Unofficial Transcript (*You must be accepted to the University in order to tryout.)
Copy of a current physical (within six months)
Proof of Insurance (copies must be made prior to arrival NO COPIES WILL MADE)
Waiver/Release Form (must be signed in person at registration)
$25 registration fee (check payable to "TTU Varsity Spirit" or cash)

Paperwork:

- Registration Form

- Waiver

*Anyone who does NOT have any of the above information will NOT be permitted to try out*

*Please note all candidates who make the team will be required to attend summer practices and camp*

Schedule:

Day 1 – Skills Try Out

4/6/18

4:00 – 4:30: Check in

4:30 – 5:30: Skills Warm Up

5:30 – 6:00: Skills Evaluation in Groups

6:30: Day 2 Names Posted

Day 2 – Material Day

4/7/18

10:00:Check In

10:00 – 10:30: Warm Up

10:30 – 11:30: Combo 1 Taught

11:30 – 12:00: Sideline Dance, Sideline Cheers Taught

12:00 -12:45: BREAK

12:45 – 1:30: Combo 2 Taught

1:30 – 2:00:Review

2:00:Dismissal

Day 3 – Audition Day

10:00:Check In

10:00 – 11:30: Interviews (NOTE you may wear audition outfit)

11:30 – 12:00: Warm Up

12:00 – 2:00: Auditions

2:30:2018 Golden Girls Announced and Brief Team Meeting


If you have any specific questions please contact:

Jordan Benedict

Head Coach

jbenedict@tntech.edu

931-372-3918