DANCE TEAM AUDITIONS
Saturday, August 13, 2022
The Georgia Southern University Dance Team performs in jazz, pom and hip-hop styles throughout the year. All three styles are very different, but require expertise in each category for game performances and in competition. Dancers will be judged on their technique, as well as their ability to quickly learn and retain choreography, while still performing with high energy.
**You must fill out the registration form below which will prompt you to pay the registration fee. You must be registered and payment received in full prior to the day of auditions.
**Please click on the following link for the 2022-2023 Georgia Southern Dance Team Audition Packet. Please complete the required document and bring with you to the audition. Please do not forget to bring your photo/headshot.
Official proof that you are a GSU student (Letter of acceptance, Eagle ID, current class schedule, etc.)
Must have and maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and be in good standing with the university. Students cannot be on any form of academic and/or disciplinary probation.
Completed Application Packet (link is above - print and bring with you to auditions)
Non-refundable $30 application fee (Proceed with payment below)
Photo/Headshot (New dance team members only)
Note: Returning members of the team must have left the team in good standing the previous year.
- Double & Triple Pirouettes
A la Second Turns
Grande Jetés (side leaps)
Straddle Leap (center leap)
Turning/Spinning Disk (turning center)
Splits (left, right, and center)
Tumbling skills are optional, but encouraged
Black sports bra/cropped top (Embellishments/rhinestones allowed)
Full performance hair and make-up
Jazz shoes (any color); tennis shoes may be worn during
hip hop choreography session
Stud earrings are acceptable, but no other jewelry is permitted
The live auditions are MANDATORY and every dancer is strongly
encouraged to attend. A video tryout will only be allowed in extenuating
circumstances and upon approval by Coach Stephanie Viness
If approved for a video audition, the following requirements include:
Begin the video with a short introduction including
your name and hometown
Demonstrating all required technical skills listed above.
(may include additional skills)
Perform two separate routines of your choice,
must include at least 30 seconds of choreography each.
Routine submissions must include a Jazz or Lyrical routine and
a Pom routine.
Look over the Team Requirements subpage to ensure you can uphold
the responsibilities of a team member BEFORE auditioning!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do you have an audition preparatory clinic that I can attend?
Yes! Follow our instagram at @georgiasoutherndanceteam to look for upcoming events. You can also reach out to Coach Stephanie Viness for private lessons at her dance studio, Elite Dance, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where will auditions be held?
Auditions are held at Georgia Southern's recreational activities center (RAC), located at 2687 Bunny Akins boulevard, Statesboro, GA 30458. Please arrive at the registration time for processing, and personal stretching.
What do I need to bring to auditions?
Make sure to bring your dance shoes, and please bring a water bottle and a snack.
Will auditions be open to the public?
Auditions will be closed to the public.
Do current team members have to re-audition?
Yes, all returning members must go through the audition process each season. No spots on the team are guaranteed.
What does it take to make the Georgia Southern Dance Team?
Dance technique and skills, being versatile in jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, and pom styles, punctuality, showmanship, enthusiasm, showcasing your true blue spirit, maintaining physical fitness, personal appearance, and always being a team player.
What is the time commitment?
The time commitment usually consists of approximately 6-8 hours each week for practice, and will increase during the middle of basketball season as well as preparation for the NDA Nationals competition. Dancing for Georgia Southern will be a priority over all social and Greek commitments.