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Fall 2013 Auditions

The UMass Dance Team is looking for some new dancers to be a part of this team! If you missed auditions in the spring, this is your last chance to join this dedicated and hard working team this year! We hope to see you all there!


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When: Tuesday September 17th @ 7pm (Callbacks will be Wednesday September 18th)

Where: Curry Hicks Cage

There is a $20 audition fee.

During auditions you will have to show us a triple pirouette, fouettes, turns in second, side leap, toe touch, and a switch leap. We would also love to see any other advance skills that you may have such as a leg extension, a switch strattle, quarter fouettes, any gymnastic skills, etc. Keep in mind, the more advanced skills we see, the better. We will also be teaching you a short routine, therefore you do not need to come prepared with a solo.

Being a member of this team requires hard work and commitment but it all pays off when we perform at UMass games and even more so when we travel to Daytona, Florida for NDA Nationals in Spring!

If you have any other questions you can email our financial captain, Lauren McNally at

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2013 Results!

The University of Massachusetts Dance Team traveled to Daytona Beach, Fla., to compete in the National Dance Alliance Division I National Championship this week, placing sixth out of 16 finalists on Friday. The squad earned third in the preliminary round to secure a bid for the championship round.

“After months of preparation and two days of competition our hard work paid off and we placed sixth in the Division-I finals,” said team member Lauren McNally. “This dedicated team has showed that with perseverance you can achieve anything. Our energy and passion is what brought us to the top and we could not be more proud of ourselves.”

Towson took first with a final score of 9.625 while Stephen F. Austin finished second at 9.398. Sacred Heart (9.367), James Madison (9.197) and Boston University (9.002) rounded out the top-five. UMass earned an 8.983 to beat out Nebraska-Omaha, which scored an 8.903, for sixth.

-UMass Athletics

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