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2014-2015 Dazzlers Audition Information

2014-2015 Dazzlers Audition Information

Auditions for the 2014-2015 University of Florida Dazzlers will be held April 18-20, 2014.

*Please note that a physical within 1 year may be substituted for the Physician’s Statement portion of the Waiver.

Pre-Audition Prep Class

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 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 or the day of with cash only.

March 29, 2014 • 10am-3pm
O’Connell Center Practice Court

Cost: $45 per session (cash only if registering the day of)

What to bring:

Prep-Class Registration

Auditions

Basketball Practice Facility and University Women’s Club
Across from Percy Beard Track

Friday, April 18, 2014

5:00pm-6:00pm

Registration – University Women’s Club

Cost: $20 (cash only)

What to bring:

  • Audition Application
  • Current Single Page Resume
  • Fully Completed Waiver (if did not attend Prep Class)
  • Copy of UFID/ Letter of Admittance (not applicable if Conditionally Auditioning)

* Each part of the application packet must be on a separate page

6:00pm-10:00pm

First Round – Basketball Practice Facility

Attire:

  • Half-top
  • Dance shorts
  • Performance ready hair and make-up
  • Tennis shoes or Tan jazz shoes ONLY

Saturday, April 19, 2014

9:00am-2:00pm

Group Interviews

Attire:

  • Business Casual
  • Appropriate hair and make-up

1:00pm-7:00pm

Second Round – Basketball Practice Facility

Attire:

  • Half-top
  • Dance shorts or pants
  • Performance ready hair and make-up
  • Tennis shoes or Tan jazz shoes ONLY

Sunday, April 20, 2014

8:00am-1:00pm

Finals – Basketball Practice Facility

Attire:

  • Half-top
  • Dance shorts or pants
  • Performance ready hair and make-up
  • Tennis shoes or Tan jazz shoes ONLY

2:00pm-4:00pm

New Team Meeting

* All 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.

 

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.

Before Auditioning, Please be aware of the Dazzlers Summer Commitment:

  • 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 24, 26 and 28, 2014 for their new member physicals.
  • All Dazzlers must be in Gainesville at least two weeks prior to the beginning of the fall semester to attend Two-A-Days.

 

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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