Dance Team Auditions Start Friday, April 20

 Auditions for the University of St. Thomas Dance Team will be held Friday through Sunday, April 20-22, in McCarthy Gym. All future and current UST students are welcome. The 2012-13 Tommie dancers will be announced Sunday, April 22.

Team members are required to be full-time students for the entire 2012-13 academic year and carry at least a 2.5 GPA. Candidates will be evaluated on a high level of dance ability and will take part in an individual interview with the coaches.

It is recommended that all candidates pre-register to attend auditions. Pre-registration will help expedite the check-in process the first day of auditions. Candidates then will receive an audition number via email prior to the start of auditions. Pre-registration also demonstrates the qualities of a prepared and detail-oriented individual – much needed in a successful candidate.

To register, email Alysia Ulfers, head coach, and include name, current year in school and email address.

The Dance Team is an integral part of school spirit and has participated in many community events such as the Twin Cities Marathon, Special Olympics Minnesota, St. Paul Senior Chore Service, and at Twins, Vikings and Timberwolves games. The team performs at all home football games, the Homecoming Parade and pep rally and various men’s and women’s basketball games throughout the year.

The team also competes at the regional and national levels, most recently having won its fifth national title at the UDA College National Dance Team Championships in Orlando, Fla. The team's appearances at nationals have been broadcast nationally on ESPN and ESPN2 every year since 2005.

For complete details about the auditions and the skills needed, visit the Dance Team website or contact Ulfers, (651) 303-6614.