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2015-2016 Dazzlers Audition Information

Auditions for the 2015-2016 University of Florida Dazzlers will be held April 17-19, 2015.

PRE-AUDITION PREP CLASS

April 12, 2015
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium Champion’s Club

Prep-Class Registration

Prep Classes are designed to help prepare you for the audition process as well as the dance material and style that will be performed by Dazzlers.  These classes are not mandatory for Auditions but are highly encouraged and will include a question and answer session with the Dazzlers’ Coordinator.  Anyone high school age or older are able to participate. Participants may register online by April 10, 2015 or participate in Walk-Up Registration the day of.

Cost:

  • Online Registration: $45 per session + $5 processing fee
  • Walk-Up Registration: $55 per session (exact cash)

What to bring:

  • Fully Completed Waiver
    • Please note that a physical within 1 year may be substituted for the Physician’s Statement portion of the Waiver.  While obtaining a physical or physician’s signature, please make sure the clinic that is providing the service takes your insurance.  The try-out physical is your financial responsibility.
    • Walk-up participants and online registration participants must provide a fully completed Waiver

What to Wear:

  • Dance appropriate tops and bottoms
  • Sneakers or tan jazz shoes
  • No dance shoes or sneakers with black soles are permitted

Itinerary:

8:00am-8:45amOnline Registration Check-In/ Walk-up Registration
9:00 amWarm-up and across the floor combinations
10:00 amSideline routine taught
11:00 amHipHop routine taught
11:45 amQuestion and Answer Session

 

AUDITIONS

 

April 17-19, 2015

University of Florida Campus - Florida Gym
Entrance off of Stadium Road 

Friday, April 17, 2015

Registration (4:00pm-5:00pm)

Cost: $20 (exact cash only)

What to bring:

  • Audition Application<make a link>
  • Single Page Resume
  • Fully Completed Waiver <make a link>
    • Please note that a physical within 1 year may be substituted for the Physician’s Statement portion of the Waiver.  While obtaining a physical or physician’s signature, please make sure the clinic that is providing the service takes your insurance.  The try-out physical is your financial responsibility. 
    • Not necessary if individual attended the Pre-Audition Prep Class
    • Not applicable if Conditionally Auditioning
  • Copy of UFID/ Letter of Admittance

First Round (5:00pm-10:00pm)

Attire:

  • Half-top
  • Dance shorts
  • Performance ready hair and make-up
  • Tennis shoes or Tan jazz shoes ONLY
  • No dance shoes or sneakers with black soles are permitted

 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Group Interviews (9:00am-2:00pm)

Attire:

  • Half-top
  • Dance shorts
  • Performance ready hair and make-up
  • Tennis shoes

Second Round (1:00pm-7:00pm)

Attire:

  • Half-top
  • Dance shorts
  • Performance ready hair and make-up
  • Tennis shoes or Tan jazz shoes ONLY
  • No dance shoes or sneakers with black soles are permitted

 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Finals (8:00am-1:00pm)

Attire:

  • Black sports bra
  • Black Dance shorts
  • Performance ready hair and make-up
  • Tennis shoes or Tan jazz shoes ONLY 
  • No dance shoes or sneakers with black soles are permitted

New Team Meeting (2:00pm-4:00pm)

Before Auditioning, Please be aware of the following:

  • All audition end times are approximate.
  • All rounds of auditions and the new member meeting are closed to the public.
  • Individuals must be available to attend the entire audition; no exceptions will be made and no video applications will be considered.  Cuts will be made periodically throughout the audition process.
  • Dazzlers are expected to learn approximately 40 routines each season. All sideline routines, cheers and school routines included in DVD format must be memorized perfectly by the first practice.
  • New members are required to be in Gainesville June 25, 2015 for their new member physicals.  No exceptions will be made.
  • All Dazzlers must be available to be in Gainesville at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall semester for the start of practice.  All lodging and expenses are the responsibility of the Dazzler during this time.

Conditional Auditions

The purpose of the conditional auditions is to provide an opportunity for non-eligible individuals to gain experience in dance as well potential audition processes.  Anyone currently in high school or college may participate in the audition process if not eligible or interested in currently making the Dazzlers team. This includes anyone of high school age, current college students not attending the University of Florida, and those not interested in auditioning for the Dazzlers but another team.  Participants will be given numbers indicating they are not eligible for selection to the final team, but will be allowed to participate in the audition process and be cut as if they were auditioning. Individuals participating in auditions in this manner will not be told if they would have made the final team. All waivers and applications, as well as cost, still apply.

Composition

More than 100 applicants audition each year for the team. The final team is made up of 18 to 22 dancers. Potential returning members must audition each year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team. A returning member’s commitment, effort and performance throughout the previous year will affect their eligibility to return to the squad.

Dance and Performance Ability

All Dazzlers are expected to perform with the highest level of dance technique. Members must be able to learn choreography quickly and memorize several routines at a time. Dancers must concentrate on sharpness, body placement, technique and coordination without sacrificing energy or style. All Dazzlers must show a consistent, captivating performance that is defined by court appeal, enthusiasm and overall performance value.

The Dazzlers perform a wide range of dance styles and various aspects will be evaluated in the audition process. A strong emphasis in dance technique will be highlighted and include double and triple turns, a la second turns, leaps, and kicks. HipHop and Pom routines are common for Dazzlers to perform and will also be highlighted during the audition process.

 

For more information regarding the University of Florida Dazzlers, please contact:

Casey Reed
Dazzlers and Mascot Coordinator
Email
(352) 375-4683 ext. 6691

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