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Virginia Dance Team

2018 Dance Team Tryout Information - See Below

About the Virginia Dance Team

The Virginia Dance Team is comprised of 15 dancers with backgrounds in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, cheerleading, and even gymnastics. The team cheers and dances along the sidelines of all home football games and performs halftime routines at home men's basketball games. The majority of the routines the team performs are jazz and pom. Members of the team dedicate time to the community, making appearances at other University-sponsored activities and events in Charlottesville. The team also conducts summer camps throughout Virginia and hosts a dance clinic for high school dancers during the winter. The team proudly supports UVa athletics teams by bringing spirit and enthusiasm to games and special events.

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The Virginia Dance Team practices between two and two-and-a-half hours three times a week. During the fall and spring semesters, the team also holds two mandatory team conditioning workouts each week. Additional practices are scheduled during the summer to prepare for football season. Members of the Virginia Dance Team may be involved in other organizations offered at the University as long as their committed to the Virginia Dance Team is not impacted.


Book Stipend

Members of the Virginia Dance receive a book stipend during the fall and spring semesters. The amount varies depending upon the number of years a student has been a member of the team. Scholarships are not offered to members of the Virginia Dance Team.


Summer Camps

Learn great new skills and choreography from the Virginia Dance Team! In one of four day camps, members of the team will visit your school to help improved basic dance technique and teach various halftime routines of your choice, including: pom, kick, jazz, or hip-hop. Schedule your camp today!

Rates:

  • 1 day: $60/participant
  • 2 days: $125/participant
  • 3 days: $150/participant
  • 4 days: $185/participant


2018-19 Dance Team Tryout Information

Required Documents

The documents listed below may be downloaded by clicking here and must be completed for an individual to be eligible to tryout.

  • Medical Identification Form
  • Tryout Participation Waiver
  • Physician's Affirmation of Physical Fitness to Participate
  • A copy of the front and back of your insurance card.
  • *GPA Tryout Requirement: 2.5 (current UVa students must bring proof of GPA to the first day of tryouts)

Download Tryout Forms

Tryout Dates and Location

April 20-22, 2018

  • Friday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena (use the student entrance that faces Massie Road)
  • Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena
  • Sunday, April 22, 12 p.m. - 4 p.m., John Paul Jones Arena
  • Tryouts are closed to family and friends

Tryout Fee: $20 cash or check made payable to UVA Dance Team

Please be sure to bring the paperwork and tryout fee to the first day of tryouts (April 20)

Tryout Q&A

Question: Is prior dance experience required? Answer: Prior dance experience and/or dance experience is not required, but is strongly encouraged. 

Question: What should I wear? Answer: Most dancers wear shorts and crop tops/sports bras with jazz shoes or tennis shoes. Hair and make up should be "game day ready". 

Question: I can't make tryouts. Can I send a video? Answer: We do not accept video auditions. 

For Questions Regarding Tryouts:

Please contact Katie Johnson at klj3gb@virginia.edu

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