student engagement lawrence tech dance team

LTU tryouts 2014-2015

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General Squad Information

 


The Lawrence Tech dance team is composed of eight to ten dancers who cheer and perform at all the men’s basketball home games.

The LTU dance team program is a student activity. As a student activity, its first and foremost responsibility to the student is to support and not to compromise the student's academic career. Secondly, the program should aid in developing the student participant into a responsible, mature and independent adult. Specifically, the program is a means of improving the student's mental and physical well-being.

Purpose


The primary purpose of the dancer is to be a member of the team, which has as its goal the support of intercollegiate athletics and LTU. That support is directed into three major areas, as follows:

  1. Entertain crowds and to lead the chants; to raise the level of fan support for intercollegiate athletics; to lead in positive vocal support for the team; to solicit that support from Blue Devil fans and to project that support to the University and its teams
  2. To participate in the athletic activity known as dance by performing jumps, leaps, turns and dance movements; to perfect this athletic activity for keeping the crowd attention/direction focused on the field/floor where the intercollegiate activity is taking place, and for entertainment and competitive purposes; and
  3. To serve as public relations ambassadors of intercollegiate athletics and Lawrence Tech University; to uphold, reflect and project the goals and ideals of the University; to appear at University activities, functions and programs, at charitable and public causes (not commercial/business purposes) to promote intercollegiate athletics and the University.

Incentives

Given that dance team member maintains academic and team standards and expectations, she will be eligible for an academic scholarship of $1000 ($500/semester.)

 

TRYOUT REQUIREMENTS

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 Requirements to Tryout: Current LTU Students

  1. You must be enrolled at Lawrence Tech University for Semesters Fall 2014 and Spring 2015.
  2. Current cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
  3. Must maintain enrollment for the entire duration of the season (Fall and Spring).
  4. Be in good academic and disciplinary standing with University.

Requirements to Tryout: Incoming/Transfer LTU Students

  1. You must have been accepted to Lawrence Tech University.
  2. You must be enrolled as a full/part time student by no later than August 10, 2014
  3. Once a student, all the above statements apply.

 

Example skills are, but not limited to:

 

  • Kicks/Battements
  • Toe touches
  • Single and double pirouettes
  • Grand Jete leaps
  • Motion strength
  • Crowd appeal