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 Try-Outs will be held in the North Student Rec Center on Southeast’s campus

please wear booty shorts and a dance tank top to try-outs
(performance hair and make-up is expected)


9:30 - 12:30 PM - Morning Session - Round One Evaluations
(All participants)

Learn and perform SEMO fight song sequence
Learn and perform a jazz sequence
Technique evaluations

- First Round Cuts Will Be Posted -

1:30 PM - Afternoon Session - Round Two Evaluations
(All participants who made it through the first cut and Sundancer veterans)

Learn and perform an elite jazz sequence
Learn and perform a hip hop sequence
In-depth technique evaluations
Overall versatility (dance technique, memory, showmanship, etc.)

The 2015-2016 SOUTHEAST SUNDANCERS WILL BE POSTED after the round two evals



Technique Clinic Information

The Southeast Sundancers will host a few technique clinics open to all individuals interested in auditioning for the team. These clinics are not required to try-out, but would provide an opportunity to work directly with our squad and receive some unique feedback from some senior members of our team. The 2015 clinic dates are:

Thursday, April 16

5:30 - 6:30 pm

Thursday, April 21

6:00 - 7:00 pm

Thursday, April 23

5:30 - 6:30 pm

(Clinics will be held at the North Student Rec Center)




How often do you practice and for how long?
The team will practice approximately 3 hours a night, 3 times a week plus fitness requirements.

What are the expectations for being on this team?
- These are all required, not optional:
- Attendance at all practices
- Workout program outside of practice time
- Attendance at all home football and basketball games
- Attendance at break games
- Attendance at OVC tournament games
- Attendance at assigned or requested appearances
- Participation at all competitive events

How many girls are on the team?
The team consists of 12-15 dancers

Are practices mandatory?
All practices are mandatory.

Where do you perform at?
We perform at all home football and men’s and women’s basketball games. We cheer/dance during the entire game as well as during the halftime.

Do you compete? If so, where?
Yes, we compete at NDA Collegiate Summer Camp and NDA College Nationals

Do you accept video auditions?
We would prefer to see all potential team members in person but if the tryout dates conflict with prior commitments, we do allow a video tape tryout. You will need to contact the coach, Tatianna Parham - - for all the necessary elements to be included in the video as well a deadline to submit it. Please be aware that higher expectations will be placed on those that send in a video audition.

What do I need to wear to tryouts?
We ask that everyone bring their own dance shoes to dance in and comfortable dance attire. We strongly suggest a sports bra/top and dance pants. We also expect everyone to look "game-day" ready (make-up, hair done nicely, etc.)

What elements are required at tryouts?
Everyone will be taught a dance consisting of the following elements of dance: pom, jazz, and hip hop. Technical skills must be performed and will either be done in a choreographed sequence or individually.

Are incoming freshmen allowed to tryout?
Yes, incoming freshmen are allowed to tryout.

Do I get to travel to away games?
There are certain away games that the Southeast Sundancers are invited to travel to.

Are there summer commitments?
Yes, there are summer commitments that will consist of special appearances, mandatory summer camp, and workshops that run during a weekend each month.

How much does it cost to be on the team?
The cost to be on the team can run around $500-$600. Most costs will be due soon after auditions.

Are there scholarships available?
Students selected for the Sundancer squad will be awarded a scholarship at the end of each semester. The awards vary in amount, but at least $200 will be awarded to first year members of the team.

What is required academically in order to be a part of the team?
Complete at least 12 credits each semester and maintain a cumulative grade-point average of 2.50 or higher.

Are you a competitive or performance-based team?
We are both. We perform at all games, but we also compete on the national level. 


Additional Questions?

Contact Coach: Tatianna Parham -