North Texas Dancers FAQs:
▪ Perform at all Mean Green Football [Home] Games and Men’s Basketball [Home] Games
▪ Travel to Football Conference and Bowl Games
▪ Travel to Men’s and Women's Basketball Tournament Games
▪ Entertain fans at various campus and off-campus events
▪ Perform for Nationally Televised audiences
▪ Lend time and talent at community service events
▪ Perform at other professional sporting and corporate events
▪ Receive extensive training in dance and branding techniques
▪ MAKE LIFETIME FRIENDS!
▪ Must be within the application process or accepted into University of North Texas at the time of auditions
▪ You must be able to attend all practices, games and other related activities throughout the season
▪ All necessary documentation (insurance and academic paperwork) to participate
2018-2019 Auditions - April 20-22 2018
Summer Auditions - TBD
Prep Clinic Dates
Dates: Jan 21, Feb 11, March 4, April 15, 2018
Time: 2-5 PM (each clinic is 3 hrs long)
Material: Skill Technique, Jazz Combo, Hip-Hop Combo, Pom Technique, Q&A
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there any height and weight requirements?
We DO NOT have specific height and weight requirements. You should look well-proportioned in dancewear.
If I am currently a high school senior but will not graduate until June, can I still audition and be selected?
Yes, as long as you are accepted into UNT by our audition dates.
What should I wear to auditions?
▪ 2-piece attire: Top: Dance/Athletic Bra Top (No Tank Tops) Bottom: Dance Shorts(No Biker Shorts)
▪ Dance shoes: jazz, pirouettes, sneakers/athletic shoes, (no socks or barefeet)
Are Audition Prep Clinics Mandatory?
Audition Prep Clinics are non-mandatory clinics offered to provide excellent preparation for our upcoming audition(s). They are taught by current NTD squad members. You may attend one or all the clinics. *A “FREE PASS” to the final round of auditions will be given out at each clinic.
How should I wear my make-up?
Yes. Make-up should compliment your natural beauty.
How should I wear my hair?
In a current hairstyle that compliments your features. Make sure your hair is styled down but does not hide your face.
What is the audition process?
Auditions are a multi-step process beginning with Application, Solo Presentation, Preliminary Audition, Semi-Final Audition, Personal Interview and Final Auditions for selected candidates. The official squad members will be selected from participants in the Final Audition round. Plan on spending the whole day!
*NOTICE: Our summer audition (if scheduled) process is shorter than our official spring audition and will not include a solo presentation, preliminary audition, semi-final audition or personal interview. There will only be a final audition.
If I do not advance throughout the audition process will my application be kept on file?
No. You must re-apply with a new application, required paperwork and application processing fee each year.
If I am not selected as a North Texas Dancers squad member, may I call the UNT Student Activities Center office to receive my judges’ comments?
No. Yet you can email Brittani.Richards@unt.edu for feedback and/or critiques.
Are there certain dance moves that I must be able to perform at auditions?
The choreography in the dance combinations are different each year, and could include but is not limited to: a triple or quadruple pirouette, a la seconde turn sequences, headspring and kip-up tricks. *Freestyle dance should be a blend of jazz/hip-hop style that incorporates movements that you feel comfortable with technically. Throughout auditions, the most important performance quality is confidence! So, with any of the dance elements, use great posture, strong, controlled movements and always, with a smile!
May I try out if I have a tattoo?
Yes, you may audition if you have a tattoo. Our policy is that even the smallest of tattoos may not be visible in the uniform or in practice attire. There are many effective products available at stores or online. Additionally, concealer, followed by setting powder, then bronzer to match color, can also be effective.
Can my family watch auditions?
The preliminary round of auditions are open to the public. Semifinals and the final round are closed.
When do practices begin?
All practices are held during weekday evenings on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm. You will be given a schedule of practices at our first meeting.
Are there any financial obligations for NTD squad members?
Yes. There will be a one-time payment [that varies season to season but does not exceed $300] for mandatory uniform costs, which the purchased items will be kept by team members once the season ends.
What type of time commitment is required if chosen as a NTD squad member?
TOTAL COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED!!!!
▪ Community Service Events
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