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Fall Auditions!

Want to be apart of the 2009-2010 UMass Dance Team? If you missed the spring auditions, don’t worry. Here’s your final chance!


When: Wednesday September 16th @ 7pm (Callbacks will be Thursday September 17th)

Where: Curry Hicks Cage (Click here for a detailed map of campus)

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!

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions webpage for details about auditions.

If you have any other questions you can email our captain, Kelly Pinola:


This upcoming Sunday (September 13th) we will be holding a workshop. Not sure if you’re 100% interested in auditioning? For only a small price of $10, here is your chance to get a feel for what we do exactly. This is also a great opportunity to help prepare for auditions and get to know the UMass Dance Team ladies!

Where: Curry Hicks Cage

Time: TBA

Any questions? Don’t hesitate to email our captain, Kelly Pinola:

Fundraiser at the Pub!

This friday night, the UMass dance team will be holding a fundraiser at the Pub. We are leaving for Daytona for our National Competition in a few days and still need a little financial help. If you are 21 or older come out and join us at the pub for a fun time!

Dance Team Workshop!

Whether you are interested in joining the team or just want to dance, come participate in our dance workshop!

spring auditions 2008

Sunday, December 7th, we will be holding a dance workshop. You will get a chance to participate in a warm-up lead by our coach Jodi Leigh Allen, followed by a Jazz class and a hip-hop class taught by one of our very own. For just the low price of $30 you can come take class and have fun. The workshop will be held from 12-4 with a half hour break at the Curry Hicks Cage. All are welcome!

If you are interested in trying out for the team we strongly suggest you come!

If you have any questions you can email Kelly Pinola at

Dance Team Clinic!

The umass dance team is holding a dance clinic!

What: Dance team clinic

Where: Curry Hicks cage

When: Sunday, Sept. 7th 2008 from 12pm-3pm

The clinic is for anyone who is interested in dance. During the three hours the members of the dance team will lead you through a warm up, followed by some kicks, leaps and turns. Towards the end of the three hours, you will get a chance to learn a fun combination. For only $15, you get to learn, dance, and have a good time! We hope you can join us!

Dance Team Alum on Bravo!

There seems to be a big dance craze on television right now.  Besides the dance shows that have been on for a couple of seasons like “So You Think You Can Dance” and “Dancing With The Stars,” MTV recently came out with a new show called “Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew,” Lifetime made “You’re Mama Don’t Dance” and now Bravo is adding to the ranks.  Their new dance show is called “Step It Up and Dance.” 

What’s exciting about this new show is that one of our dance team alum is one of the twelve contestants! 

♦ View the commercial for “Step It Up and Dance”

Meet Adriana and the other dancers

Adriana (known on the team as “Adri”) transferred from Endicott College to UMass.  She was on the UMass Dance Team for three years and was captain for one year. 

“Step It Up and Dance,” hosted by Elizabeth Berkley, premiers on Thursday April 3rd at 11/10 PM central on Bravo. 

Elizabeth Berkley