The UTPB dance team is an active organization that requires dedicated time from its members.
As a student athlete at UTPB we believe academic success is the first priority while being
passionate about dance and/or other activities. The Dance Team performs at all home football,
basketball and volleyball games, as well as rallies, special show events, and competition. The
squad performs a variety of dance styles, including, but not limited to hip hop, jazz, kick and
pom. All of which are appropriate for sports entertainment in a family oriented environment.
The Falcon Heat Performance team will consist of up to 20 Members based on performance
quality and technical skills. We will also form a group of up to 20 Members based on spirit and
performance for our Football & Basketball Games.
Scholarships are awarded to the top performers for both the fall & spring semester. Scholarship
awards vary in amount and are awarded on a semester by semester basis. Dance Scholarships
cannot be combined with other UTPB awards. In order for an individual to receive a Dance
Scholarship, she/he must try out for a position on one of the teams, be offered a scholarship
and be admitted to UTPB under regular admissions criteria.
Returning UTPB students must have an overall institutional GPA of 2.25 or higher.
Participants not living at home with parents, immediate relative or spouse must live on-campus
if a scholarship is awarded.
Monday - Wednesday - Friday 6:00am-8:50am
Practice will begin the second week of August and will be held at least three times a week.
Volleyball matches are likely to be held starting the last weekend in August. In addition, Football
will begin in the fall. Practice times during the academic year will be scheduled as are sports
team practices and participants must schedule around the practice period as do athletes. Squad
members are expected to participate in all practices.
We will be attending UCA Dance camp at Texas State in San Marcos, Tx. Camp is Mandatory,
and the dates will be Mid-July 2017. We will have a MANDATORY dance team work week on
Monday of the week prior to the UCA Camp. More details as the camps dates are secured.
Participants will receive credit for their participation in the Dance program. A ½ credit course
(Kine 1180) has been created for the dancers in the fall and spring course schedule.
Participants must enroll in the course each semester that they participate.
REQUIRED ACTIVITY for DANCERS
Attendance at all practices and official events is required. In addition to practices noted above,
participation in the following activities at minimum is required:
• Community Service events throughout the academic year.
• Public School performances
• All Playoff performances if playoffs are hosted
Dance team members must meet the same academic requirements as athletes in order to
compete from year to year. As a general rule: pass 12 credits or more per semester with a 2.0
MAKING THE TEAM
The Auditions for the 2017-18 UTPB FALCON HEAT will be held in the UTPB Dance Room.
The UTPB Dance Team will host auditions each spring to assess the skills, abilities and assess
the potential of interested and qualified candidates for the dance team positions. Auditions are
based on the dancers ability to learn choreography and transition from each style of dance.
FALCON HEAT DANCE CAMP
We will have a Falcon Heat Dance Camp on May 12 & 13. We will be conducting a practice-like
environment during which the level of each candidate’s skills and talents, and their ability to
work with current and prospective team members, will be evaluated.
Friday, April 21st from 5-9pm & Saturday, April 22nd from 9-5pm:
Everyone will learn the UTPB Fight-Song & a Mandatory Dance for Auditions
April 23rd : Dance Auditions at 1 p.m. at UTPB Dance Room. All practices and tryouts will be
closed to the public.
Video entries are welcome. They must be received by April 20, 2017. You can email your video
entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
• Double Pirouette
• Fouette a la Seconde
• Toe Touch
• Kip up
• Mandatory Dance
• Personal Solo (exhibiting your strength in area of expertise)
• Black sports top
• Black hot pants
• Jazz shoes
• Tennis shoes
• Solo Uniform
DANCE PREP CLASSES
We will be offering Dance Prep Classes starting March 6, 2017 for those interested in trying out
for THE UTPB Dance TEAM. The Prep Classes will meet on Monday’s from 8:00pm - 10:00pm.
For more information email: email@example.com
To confirm your Audition, please email Sherry Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.