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
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
When: Friday, April 8th, by 5:00 pm MST
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.
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
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.
- RECOMMENDED STUNTS
- Kip ups