Spring 2022 Auditions

Thank you so much for

showing interest in trying out

for the Mines Dance Team for

the 2022-2023 school year!

In-person auditions will be held Saturday, April 9th!

If you cannot make it in person, we are offering video submissions! These will be due Friday, April 8th at 5 pm.

DANCE EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

Colorado School of Mines Dance Team

In-Person Auditions

When: Saturday, April 9th at 10am

(technique, choreography, and auditions in the morning, with callbacks and interviews in the afternoon)

Where: McNeil Room in the Mines Student Rec Center

What To Wear:

Black bottoms and solid-colored fitted top

Hair back and clean

Jazz shoes & shoes for hip-hop

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP! 

Video Auditions

When: Friday, April 8th, by 5:00 pm MST

Where: Send audition to amy.gard@rootsdancedenver.com and please CC csmdanceteam@gmail.com 

What To Submit:

Dancers should perform and video all listed battement, pirouette, leap, and a la seconde turn requirements listed below (in bold).

Also, a video of the audition choreography should be submitted. The videos of the required choreography are here on our YouTube channel (labeled as “Mines Dance Spring 2020 – Audition Choreography”).

Interview questions must be answered either on video or in writing.

1. What interests you most about attending the Colorado School of Mines?

2. What are three words that your former teammates and/or coaches would use to describe you and why?

3. What is your greatest strength as a dancer and what do you feel you can improve upon the most?

Further videos may be requested prior to admittance to the team.

If you have any questions feel free to email us at csmdanceteam@gmail.com

or DM us on Instagram or Facebook!

Know how to complete the following lists of basic dance skills and stretches to show your expertise!

  • MINES DANCE TEAM TECHNIQUE REQUIREMENTS
    • Battements – front and side with leg holds (leg hold turns recommended)

    • Triple pirouettes  – varied positions including parallel passe, cou de pied, pencil turns, etc.

    • Traveling turns – pique turns, chaine turns, etc.

    • Leaps  – saut de chats, side leaps, calypsos, switch leaps, turning discs

    • Tilts/tilt jumps

    • A la seconde turns – at least 6 consecutive turns (both sides preferred but one side required)

    • Illusions  – outside and inside

    • Shoulder rolls  – varied positions including split roll, fish flop, etc.

    • Stalls/inversions

  •  RECOMMENDED STUNTS
    • Kip ups
    • Headsprings
    • Aerials
    • Walkovers
    • Handsprings

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