*Please note that anyone trying out for cheer OR dance teams MUST bring lab results showing that you have had a sickle cell test AND a doctor's proof of a physical completed in 2013 (showing you are cleared to participate). You must bring this lab report AND proof of physical on the first day of clinic. Please check with your family physician and plan ahead.
Dance Prospect Information Sheet
We encourage all future dance team prospects to fill out a prospect information sheet. This will get you onto our mailing list for all updates. Click HERE for the Dance Prospect Information Sheet.
Fall Auditions 2013
An information meeting will be held on Monday, August 26th at 6pm. in the 2nd floor women's gymnasium located in the UCF Venue for any students interested in auditioning for the 2013-14 KnightMoves Dance Team. This will be an opportunity to watch our team practice and ask questions before the audition on the following day.
The audition will take place on Tuesday, August 27th at 5pm again in the 2nd floor women's gym at The Venue.
Please be certain that you have completed the required physical and sickle cell lab results prior to the audition. Please download and complete the 2013 Dance Team Audition forms packet found on the tryout page of this website.
Spring 2013 Tryout Prep Clinic For Ages 13 and Up! - Friday, April 19th 5-9pm.
The KnightMoves Tryout Prep clinic is the best way to prepare for an upcoming college dance audition. This clinic is for ages 13 and up including middle school and high school dancers as well as college transfer students. The clinic includes across the floor combos, a routine and our Fight Song which is a part of the KnightMoves auditions. We will also talk about our Dance program at UCF and the coaches will be available for Q and A regarding the tryout process. We encourage all underclassmen to attend as well as those planning to audition for the team on the following day. This is an excellent opportunity to improve your skills and can provide an invaluable experience.
Again, although a majority of the girls attending the clinic will be high school seniors who plan to audition for KnightMoves the following day, we encourage dancers ages 13 and up to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity to work with our college dance coaches and learn all about our nationally ranked UCF Dance program.
* The clinic is located at the "Venue" which is at the back of the UCF Arena (near Garage F).
* Click HERE to download the Spring Prep Clinic Registration Form.
Spring Tryouts 2013 - Weekend of Friday, April 19th thru Sunday, April 21st.
Each prospective dancer will be evaluated on their flexibility, stylistic variety and their performance of the specific skills. We have listed a few of the skills that may be a part of the audition process. Please be prepared to demonstrate all skills on both right and left sides. Strong technique and endurance is important. You should be physically performance ready. You will go through a warm-up and across the floor as well as dance combinations of jazz, pom and hip hop.
- Turns (doubles, triples and quads, leg hold, turning leg hold, turns in second and fouettes)
- Dances (Jazz & Hip Hop Routine will be taught)
- Leaps (a Grande Jete, Side Leap, Calypso, Turning toe touch, Switch Leap both front and open)
- Motions (UCF Fight Song and a pom routine/ band dance will be taught)
- Toe Touch Jump
- Ability to lead and engage a crowd (Do not underestimate the importance of this)
What to Wear
1st day of tryouts-Saturday, April 20th
A black crop top or sports bra that compliments you, black shorts, and jazz shoes are required for day one of tryouts. You may also bring pants and comfortable tennis shoes for hip hop. PLEASE COME WITH "PERFORMANCE" HAIR AND MAKE-UP.
2nd day of tryouts-Sunday, April 21st
Crop top of your choice (any color) that compliments you, black shorts, and jazz shoes are required for day two of tryouts. You may also bring pants and comfortable tennis shoes for hip hop. PLEASE COME WITH "PERFORMANCE" HAIR AND MAKE-UP.
*Although the top you are wearing should be a sports bra/midriff/ crop top your attire should not be revealing and pants should NOT be rolled down on hips.
*One pair of stud earrings is the only jewelry permitted. No belly rings or other body piercings and tattoos must be covered.
Method of Evaluation
The team is selected by the coaching staff at UCF. Cuts are made after each session until the final day when the team is named. Audition sessions are closed to the public and are limited ONLY to the coaching staff and the applicants.
Anyone who is a full time student at UCF or has received a letter of acceptance may tryout. This includes incoming freshmen and transfer students. Current UCF students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be free of any academic or disciplinary probation.
On the first day of the tryout, you must bring the following:
1. Copy of acceptance letter or UCF Student ID.
2. Copy of front and back of medical insurance card.
3. Completed and signed Tryout Registration Form.
4. Completed and signed Medical Waiver papers.
5. Doctors Note indicating that you have had a physical in 2013 and are cleared to participate.
6. Lab results of a Sickle Cell test.
(If you have never had a sickle cell test, you must get a prescription from your doctor and go to a lab and get these run and then bring the results to tryouts......so be sure to PLAN AHEAD!!!!!)
Tryout Schedule & Locations
Tryouts for the 2013-2014 KnightMoves Dance Team tryouts will be held over the weekend of April 19, 20, and 21st.
• Friday, April 19th Location: "Venue" located at the UCF Arena. Park in Garage D or Garage F
5pm. Check in begins for the prep clinic.
5:15 - 9pm. Prep Clinic for ages 13 and up including those who will audition for the 2013-14 team.
We will take 30 minute dinner break so be sure to pack a lunchbox
• Saturday, April 20th Location: "Venue" located at the UCF Arena. Park in Garage D or Garage F
8:30-9:15 registration held at the "Venue" located at the UCF Arena. Park in Garage D or Garage F 9:15-12:30 start time - floor work and skills evaluation - (cut)
2:30-5:30 session I (cut)
• Sunday April 29th Location: "Venue" located at the UCF Arena. Park in Garage D or Garage F
9:00 AM - start time - session II at the "Venue" located at the back of the UCF Arena. Park in Garage D or Garage F
12:00 - 12:15 short break
12:15 (final cut)
2:00-4:00 Team Meeting
* For directions, please click on the facility link HERE