These are just some general rules that seem to show up on
every Venom Dancers Tryout Info. sheet. These rules may be different when
you get to tryouts, but in general, they are pretty accurate.
Members of Venom Dancers Inc. must have a certain dancing skill
level. Every prospective member must be able to execute the
- Kicks: high, eye level, medium, low, and fan kicks
- Leaps (Switch leaps, Side leaps or Stag leaps count for extra points)
- Routines: A tryout routine and an additional "side line"
routine. Side line routines are usually made up of 2-4 eight-counts
that are repeated twice.
- Double Turn (Triple turns count for extra points)
- Splits: right or left (Executing both counts for extra points)
- Stunts: these will be demonstrated at tryouts
- Toe Touch
Venom Dancers Inc. is a dance team that likes to project
personality, pizzaz, style, and creativity. Prospective
members will also be expected to display the following
- Creativity: In addition to learning the tryout routine,
an additional 4 eight-counts of dance created by the prospective member
- Endurance: Showing a high level of energy (not being worn out) throughout tryouts
will impress the judges.
- Personality: A smile is good...facial expressions are great!
- Pizzaz: Venom Dancers must be able to move with precision...
without being STIFF. We put plenty of hip rolls and graceful arm movements
in our routines.
- Precision: No sloppy arm and leg movements. Venom Dancers must
be sharp, sharp, SHARP!
Dress code: It's usualy a good idea to dress according to
the following general guidelines:
- Clothing: Work out gear if you own any (i.e. stretch
pants, halter top, leotard, etc.). If not, wear work out
shorts and a T-shirt. Don't forget the jazz
boots or dance sneakers if you've got them.
- Hair: If it's long, it's a good idea to tie it back.
Just make sure it looks nice and simple.
- Make up: Please, no run-way fashion models. It's a good
idea to wear it, but keep it down to a minimum.
Auditions will be open (spectators will attend). If you know someone who is auditioning, come and give them your support. If not, come out to see who will be the newest members of Venom Dancers Inc.! Tickets for Venom Dancers Auditions will be $1.00 each.