Thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland Dance Team!

The following is information for the Spring 2018 tryouts!

Prep Classes:

Three prep classes will be held prior to the tryout in order to teach the dances that will be performed at the tryout.  Each prep class consists of a pom routine, jazz routine, hip hop routine, and across the floor combinations.



Prep class #3:  April 28, 2018 (Saturday)   12pm-4pm


            CHANGE: The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center ROOM 1218


    • 12pm-12:30pm- Registration   
    • 12:30pm-3pm- Prep class
    • 3pm-4pm- Question and Answer Session

    What to Bring:

    • Appropriate dance attire
    • $30 fee
    • Sneakers
    • Closed toe jazz shoes


    April 29, 2018 - 11am-7pm 


    Xfinity Center - University of Maryland, College Park - Auxiliary Gym (Pavilion) 

    What to Bring:


    • 11am - 11:30am - Registration
    • 11:30 - 1:30 - Abbreviated Prep Class
    • 1:30pm - 2:00pm - Break (Touch-up hair and make-up)
    • 2:00pm - Tryout Starts *Tryout process can take as few as 2 hours or as many as 5 hours, so plan accordingly*

    What to Expect:

    • Jazz Routine (from prep class)
    • Pom/Cheer Dance Routine (from prep class)
    • Hip Hop Routine (from prep class)
    • Across the Floor Combinations (from prep class)
    • Double, Triple, Quad Pirouettes
    • Front, Side Leap and Calypso Leaps
    • Fouettes (ala seconde tours)
    • Head spring, Kip ups
    • Flexibility
    • Toe Touch
    • New Choreography
    • Special Tricks (front/side aerial, back handspring, tumbling, etc)

    Want to learn more? The Maryland Dance Team would like to give you the opportunity to take closer look at what the team is all about! Through our "Prospective Team Member" program, candidates are able to attend a team practice or observe a game day as a Member of the University of Maryland Dance Team.  Please contact our "Prospective Team Member" Coordinators (Morgan and Jenna) with any additional questions, or to set up your campus visit.



    We are excited that you are interested in becoming a part of the excellence of the Maryland Dance Team!