The Northeastern University Dance Team was founded in 2003 by a group of Northeastern students passionate about dance and interested in supporting their school at a higher level. Since then, we have grown to be a spirit team staple in the athletic department. Our styles typically include hip-hop, jazz, and pom, with a strong underpinning of technique in all routines.
The mission of the team is to provide an avenue of performance for experienced dancers at various sporting events, as well regional and nationally recognized competitions. We are dedicated to representing Northeastern University Athletics in a positive and energetic manner. Typically, performances consist of men and women’s basketball home games, as well as their respective CAA tournaments in the spring. This past spring, our team took home 1st place in the Division 1 Jazz Category at the UDA New England Championship. In April of 2016, NUDT made it to finals at NDA Collegiate Nationals where we performed our hip hop routine on the bandhsell. We are excited to announce that we will be competing in the NDA Collegiate National Championship held in Daytona Beach, Florida again this April!
NUDT is an official club sport, however, we practice, compete, and operate similarly to a collegiate varsity team. We practice 3 or 4 days each week, and work hard toward our prospective goals. We are a team from all majors, class years, and dance backgrounds.
How do I join the NU Dance Team?
To join the team you must attend NUDT auditions, which are held twice a year. Auditions take place once in early September, before the season starts, and once in April, after the season ends. You will be asked to perform a series of progressions, leaps, and turns. You will then perform a short combination that the choreographer will teach you in front of the judges. You will be evaluated on your skills and abilities as a dancer. You may or may not be asked to answer questions about yourself. There is no need to prepare your own combination. If you are unable to attend auditions, you may submit a video. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on video submissions.
Do I have to have experience to be on the team?
The NU Dance Team is comprised of dancers who have had a number of years of previous experience in dance. In tryouts, you will be required to perform a number of leaps, turns and moves that require a dance background and technical training of some degree. Experienced dancers from all levels are encouraged to try out for the team. Tryouts will include hip hop, pom, jazz and technique components.
Who is eligible to audition?
Auditions are open to all full-time undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at Northeastern University. Though the team typically consists of young women, men are also more than welcome to try out.
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