Tryout Prep Clinic

We encourage you to attend our tryout prep clinic on Saturday, February 9th from 8am to 11:15am at the high school. You’ll be taught a hip hop routine, be able to ask questions about tryouts, and perform the routine with the Varsity & JV dance teams at a Varsity Basketball Game on Tuesday, February 12th. This is a great way to figure out if Dance Team is a good fit for you! Cost is $30.

Open to students who will be eligible for the 2019-2020 dance team.
(Current 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th grade)

Register online here: https://www.formdashapp.com/register/cfdt-tryout-prep/


Tryout Information:

Tryout Dates

Practices:

Wednesday, 3/13 from 330pm to 530pm (Lincoln Elementary Gym)
Wednesday, 3/27 from 330pm to 530pm (Lincoln Elementary Gym)

Tryouts:

Saturday, 3/30 starting at 8am (Cedar Falls High School Gym)


Check out our attendance and conduct policies.

Attendance Policy

Conduct Policy

Practice Schedule for JV

Practice Schedule for Varsity


Tryout Materials

Practice videos, notes, and music will be posted on 3/13, at 6PM

Score Sheet Details can be found here.


Who is eligible?

Cedar Falls students in 9th-12th grade who are academically eligible to participate in activities and remain in good conduct standing. Previous dance experience is not required but does help during the tryout process.


What does it mean to be on the different teams?

Junior Varsity

JV practices from May-October and December-January. The JV team performs at home sophomore or JV football games, several basketball games and several community performances throughout the year. The JV team also competes at a Regional Competition at the end of January. The JV team attends camp in the summer, typically in the 2nd or 3rd week of July. Summer practices are Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and required for all team members. Academic school year schedule is typically Tuesday/Thursday 3:30 to 5:30. All competition practices and performances are mandatory.

Varsity

The Varsity team practices year round. Varsity is expected to attend practices, choreography, competitions, and fundraising throughout the entire calendar year. Varsity competes in the state competition which is typically the first weekend in December. All competition practices and performances are mandatory.


Skills

JV

Required:

  • Double pirouette
  • Toe Touch jump
  • Kick in 1st

Training videos can be found here.

Varsity

Required:

  • Double pirouette
  • Toe Touch jump
  • Kick in 1st
  • Handstand stall

Nice to Have:

  • Triple Pirouettte
  • Quad Pirouette
  • Turns in 2nd (at least 3)
  • Turning Disc
  • Kip Up
  • Aerial
  • Walk Over
  • 1 handed cartwheel
  • Compass turn (leg hold turn)

Questions? Please contact Coach Nolte.