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Power Dancers

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Power Dancers are the official dance team of UT Dallas. Members perform at varsity athletic events, make special appearances on campus throughout the year, and are a source of school spirit. In addition to performing at university and community events, Power Dancers have appeared on ESPN College Game Day, Good Morning Texas and the Dallas Cowboys Halftime Show. They perform hip hop, pom, jazz and a variety of other dance styles. Being a member of the Power Dancers family provides an opportunity for students to exercise initiative, leadership and creativity through dance. The team travels to Florida each year to compete at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) College Nationals.

Power Dancer Auditions

April 18
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UT Dallas Recreation Center West

June 13
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
UT Dallas Recreation Center West

Contact Miguel Hernandez with questions.

Application Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen are eligible to tryout.
  • Transfer students with 2.0 GPA or higher are eligible to tryout
  • Current UT Dallas students must be enrolled fulltime (12 hours) in order to tryout.
  • All required paperwork (proof of admission, proof of insurance, physical and application) must be submitted.

What to Wear

Participants should wear all black, form-fitting clothes. Attire should not be loose. Acceptable outfits include sports bra, tank, spandex or leggings. Attendees should bring both jazz and tennis shoes for different combos throughout the day. Hair should be styled completely down or half-up, half-down with full makeup.

What to Expect

Dancers will participate in a warm up and floor routines. They should be prepared to learn combos in any style, including jazz, pom or hip hop. Judges will evaluate showmanship, attitude and technique throughout the audition.

Complete the following forms:

Tryout Process

  • Warm-Up
  • Across the Floor (Cuts)
  • Learn Combo #1
  • Lunch Break
  • Perform Combo #1 (Cuts)
  • Learn Combo #2
  • Perform Combo #2 (Cuts)

Videos Submission

If you are interested in auditioning but cannot attend either of the above audition dates, please email Miguel Hernandez about a video audition.

Requirements

  • Double & Triple Pirouettes
  • A la seconde turn combinations
  • Toe Touch
  • Four eights of straight kicks
  • Calypso
  • Tilt
  • Any switch leaps & acrobatic skills (ex: head springs, aerials)
  • Tell us why you want to be a Power Dancer.

Camps and Practices

Camp Information

  • Summer Boot Camp: July 20-23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (mandatory)
  • NDA College Camp at SMU: July 24-26 (mandatory)

Practice times for fall semester:

  • Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West and 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cheer Athletics Plano
  • Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West

Practice times for spring semester:

  • Mondays, 7-10 p.m. at Rec Center West
  • Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West
  • Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West

Practices consist of technique training, learning choreography and rehearsing for performances. Dancers also will be expected to workout throughout the week. In the spring, additional rehearsal days will be added to prepare for nationals in Daytona, Florida.

Benefits

Because we are an NCAA Division III school, we do not offer scholarships for dance. The university does pay for uniforms, camp and travel expenses to games and to the NDA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona, Florida Uniform expenses paid for by the university include:

  • Warm-up
  • Shoes
  • Practice gear
  • Uniforms
  • Bag
  • Poms
  • Accessories

Dancers also enjoy priority enrollment, which means they are among the first to enroll each semester, no matter their classification.

Contact Us

Miguel Hernandez

Miguel Hernandez
Power Dancers Coach
[email protected]
972-883-2483

Request a Power Dancers appearance at your event.

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