Dance Team Tryouts
Note: Application due day of First Round of Tryouts at the Shock Training Facility
2015 Spokane Shock Rockstar Dance Team Tryout Schedule
FIRST ROUND TRYOUT – Friday, December 5th, 2014 @ Shock Training Facility
Registration opens at 6:30 pm - Instruction begins at 7:00 pm
First round tryouts are led by Dance Team Directors Maggie Kazemba and Casandra Morgan. First round tryouts are a closed event and not open to public viewing. Participants should wear form-fitting, two-piece dance outfits and comfortable shoes. No jazz pants or baggy pants will be allowed, please wear dance briefs or boy shorts. It is suggested that participants bring make-up, hair products, a towel, bottle of water and a snack. After instruction and warm-ups, participants will learn across the floor combinations including basic kicks and turns integrated into a few short, repeating sideline dance routines. Participants will perform in small groups and first cuts will be established after the completion of the first round.
SECOND ROUND INTERVIEWS – Sunday, December 7th @ Shock Training Facility
9:00 am – Noon (Interview times set by appointment immediately following First Round)
Finalist interviews will also be held on Sunday, December 7th, 2014. Each rookie finalist (those who have not been on the team before) will schedule a private interview with a small panel of judges consisting of Shock Dance Team Instructors, Front Office Staff and special guests. Interviews will be recorded and portion may be played during the final round show between dance sets. Participants should dress business casual for their interview and look professional.
FINALIST CALL BACKS – Sunday, December 7th @ Spokane Elite Dance Studio
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Call backs will take place on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at Spokane Elite Dance Studio and are mandatory for all tryout participants who are selected to advance after the first round. Dancers will learn additional choreography which they will be asked to perform at the finals. This round is not judged and no cuts will be made, however, dancers should still come tryout ready as photos and video will be taken throughout call-backs. This round is also closed to public viewing.
DANCE TEAM TRYOUT FINALS – Wednesday, December 10th @ TBA
A detailed schedule will be provided to the top thirty (30) finalists after the first day of tryouts.
HOME OF THE SPOKANE SHOCK DANCE TEAM
Letter from Director/Owner, Maggie Kazemba
Spokane Elite Dance Studio opened its doors in June of 2010 and we have been growing and thriving ever since. I have been blessed by the support of the Spokane Shock, Washington State University Spirit Squad, West Valley High School and all of my friends and family. I am also extremely proud of the talented group of instructors I have on staff and I am confident in their ability to provide quality instruction to every student.
My approach to dance stems from my educational and professional background in architecture. In my opinion, true architecture is a marriage of form and function, and similarly dance is a marriage of artistic expression and technical skill. It is where the athlete meets the artist and where beauty grounds itself in structure and discipline. Mastering dance, in its entirety, is what will give you or your child the competitive edge needed to accomplish whatever goals they may have. I am also a strong advocate for cross-genre training, encouraging dancers to attempt new styles of dance so that their education becomes deeper and well-rounded. Because of my coaching positions with the Spokane Shock Dance Team and Washington State University Crimson Girls, I have established contacts throughout the collegiate and professional dance world. It is my mission to ensure that every one of my students with aspirations of taking their dance career to the next level has the tools to do so. If you have specific goals, make sure you let your instructor know so they can better assist you in reaching them!
Spokane Elite Dance Studio, Owner & Director
Spokane Shock Dance Team, Director & Choreographer
Washington State University Crimson Girls, Director
For more on Spokane Elite Dance Studio visit www.spokaneelitedance.com or call 509-891-5678