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2018 DancePak tryout information

By Andrea Elliott

TORONTO - The Ryerson DancePak is pleased to announce the following details for their 2018-19 tryouts.

Date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Time: Registration at 11:30 a.m., tryout begins at 12:00 p.m., be prepared to stay until 5:00 p.m.
Where: Coca-Cola Court, Mattamy Athletic Centre

The tryout will consist of a warm up and stretch, across the floor technique (jumps, turns, kicks, etc.) and a jazz combo which will be taught and performed in groups. Dancers will be notified by email within 48 hours whether or not they are invited to the call-back. The call-back will be held Sunday, September 16th at 1:00 p.m. in RAC Studio 1 and will consist of a warm up and stretch, advanced across the floor technique and a contemporary combo.

Previous technical training is required. The team is looking for dancers with great technique, excellent performance quality, a positive attitude and a superior work ethic.

Please dress for a jazz class. No baggy clothing after warm up. The floor can be slippery so please consider bringing footwear other than socks. Soles must be non-marking if worn on the court.

The registration form can be obtained in advance by emailing dancepak@ryerson.ca 

The team is open to all current Ryerson students from any program.

About the Team
As the official dance team of the Ryerson Rams, the Ryerson DancePak strives to encourage school spirit, entertain Rams fans and represent Ryerson at the top level in Canadian collegiate competitive dance.

The team is comprised of experienced dancers from all programs of study, who want to continue performing and competing at an advanced level. The Dance Pak focuses mainly on contemporary, jazz, hip hop and lyrical but if there are enough team members with strengths in other styles, ie. tap, acro, then those styles may be incorporated. Team members perform and/or appear at Ryerson Rams home basketball, volleyball and hockey games as well as competing in three (3) university/college dance competitions each year.

The Dance Pak practices twice a week, Sunday afternoons and one week night (subject to change). Which weeknight (Tuesday or Wednesday) will be finalized in September.

Further information about the team and tryouts can be found here or email dancepak@ryerson.ca 

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