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Power Dancers are the official dance team of UT Dallas. Members perform at varsity athletic events, make special appearances on campus throughout the year, and are a source of school spirit. In addition to performing at university and community events, Power Dancers have appeared on ESPN College Game Day, Good Morning Texas and the Dallas Cowboys Halftime Show. They perform hip hop, pom, jazz and a variety of other dance styles. Being a member of the Power Dancers family provides an opportunity for students to exercise initiative, leadership and creativity through dance. The team travels to Florida each year to compete at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) College Nationals.

2020-2021 Power Dancers Tryouts

To protect current and future students, we are postponing in-person tryouts until further notice. We encourage candidates to audition for the team by video, now through May 1. For guidance about how to create your submission, please see our sample videos and review the video checklist below.

Email your complete video to [email protected]. You can also upload your video to YouTube or Dropbox and email the link for review.

May 1: Video Submission Due
Submit by 4 p.m.

Application Requirements

  • Incoming freshmen are eligible to tryout.
  • Transfer students with 2.0 GPA or higher are eligible to tryout
  • Current UT Dallas students must be enrolled fulltime (12 hours) in order to tryout.
  • All required paperwork (proof of admission, proof of insurance and application) must be submitted.

Complete the following forms:

UT Dallas Power Dancers Tryout Video Checklist

  • Introduction - Include your name, where you are from, and a little more about yourself
  • Release and Indemnification Form & Power Dancers Application
  • Advanced Jazz - Learn and perform to the best of your ability from videos linked below
  • Advanced Hip Hop - Learn and perform to the best of your ability from videos linked below
  • Skills Reel – Double & Triple Pirouettes, A la seconde turn combinations, toe touch, four eights of straight kicks, calypso, and tilt jump. Bonus: any switch leap or acrobatic skill you would like to share. (head springs, aerials)
  • Non professional Headshot with black top on (sports bra or tank) from a phone or camera. This will be used to announce the team on social media.

What to Wear

Participants should wear all black, form-fitting clothes. Attire should not be loose. Acceptable outfits include sports bra, tank, spandex or leggings. Hair should be styled completely down or half-up, half-down with full makeup.

Video Links

Advanced Jazz Back View with Counts
Advanced Jazz Front View with Music
Advanced Jazz Music

Advanced Hip Hop Back View with Counts
Advanced Hip Hop Front View with Music
Advanced Hip Hop Music

Camps and Practices

Camp Information

  • Summer Boot Camp: July 20-23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (mandatory)
  • NDA College Camp at SMU: July 24-26 (mandatory)

Practice times for fall semester:

  • Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West and 4:30-5:30 p.m. at Cheer Athletics Plano
  • Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West

Practice times for spring semester:

  • Mondays, 7-10 p.m. at Rec Center West
  • Tuesdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West
  • Thursdays, 7-9:30 a.m. at Rec Center West

Practices consist of technique training, learning choreography and rehearsing for performances. Dancers also will be expected to workout throughout the week. In the spring, additional rehearsal days will be added to prepare for nationals in Daytona, Florida.

Benefits

Because we are an NCAA Division III school, we do not offer scholarships for dance. The university does pay for uniforms, camp and travel expenses to games and to the NDA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona, Florida Uniform expenses paid for by the university include:

  • Warm-up
  • Shoes
  • Practice gear
  • Uniforms
  • Bag
  • Poms
  • Accessories

Dancers also enjoy priority enrollment, which means they are among the first to enroll each semester, no matter their classification.

Contact Us

Miguel Hernandez

Miguel Hernandez
Power Dancers Coach
[email protected]
972-883-2483

Request a Power Dancers appearance at your event.

2019-20 Roster

Kelsey Vong.

Kelsey Vong
Captain

Rachael Ashiry.

Rachael Ashiry

Naomie Avila.

Naomie Avila

>Nicole Bauer.

Nicole Bauer

Karla Del Castillo.

Karla Del Castillo

Victoria DeLozier.

Victoria DeLozier

Jasmine Dushime.

Jasmine Dushime

Madison Ferrer.

Madison Ferrer

Lily George.

Lily George

Eden Harris.

Eden Harris

Madeleine Harris.

Madeleine Harris

Ce'Ara Latson.

Ce'Ara Latson

Andrea Miller.

Andrea Miller

Christel Ngantcha.

Christel Ngantcha

Cassandra Servin.

Cassandra Servin

Megan Stewart.

Megan Stewart

Kerr Sun.

Kerr Sun