Comet Spirit Programs

Power Dancers

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. 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. In addition to performing at University and community events, Power Dancers have appeared on ESPN College Game Day and Good Morning Texas. The team also travels to Florida each year to compete at the National Dance Alliance (NDA) College Nationals.

Power Dancer Auditions

  • June 8, Rec Center West 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

What to Bring

  • Bright sports bra or tank top
  • Black leggings or hot shorts
  • Jazz shoes and Tennis Shoes
  • Hair down and curled

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, physical and application) must be submitted.

Complete the following forms:

Tryout Process

  • Warm-Up
  • Across the Floor (Cuts)
  • Learn Combo #1
  • Lunch Break
  • Perform Combo #1 (Cuts)
  • Learn Combo #2
  • Perform Combo #2 (Cuts)

Videos Submission

If you cannot attend the June 8 audition, it is required to send in a video audition by May 31.

Requirements

  • Double & Triple Pirouettes
  • A la seconde turn combinations
  • Toe Touch
  • Four eights of straight kicks
  • Calypso
  • Tilt
  • Any switch leaps & acrobatic skills (ex: head springs, aerials)
  • Tell us why you want to be a Power Dancers. 

Camps and Practices

Camp Information

  • Summer Boot Camp: July 16-19 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (mandatory)
  • NCA College Camp at SMU: July 20-22 (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

Since UT Dallas is a NCAA Division III school, we do not offer scholarships for dance. The University does pay for all uniforms, camp, and travel expenses to games and to the NDA Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, FL. Uniform expenses paid for by the University include:

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

Dancers at UT Dallas also enjoy priority enrollment, which means you are the first to enroll per semester no matter your classification.

Contact Us

Miguel Hernandez

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

Request an appearance for Power Dancers to attend your event.

2019-20 Roster

Rachael Ashiry 

Annabelle Blaylock

Carola Del Castillo 

Victoria DeLozier

Laura Eads

Lily George

Alayna Glover

Eden Harris

Madeleine Haydek

Allyson Kizer

Averie Kozlowski

Megan Stewart

Kelsey Vong