Audition InformationGeneral Meeting: April 10, 6PM at Haas Club Room
Mandatory Workshop: April 11 and 12, 7-10PM at Newell Court, Haas Pavillion
Auditions: April 14, 11AM at Newell Court, Haas Pavillion
General InformationThe Cal Dance Team is an organization of young women that uniquely combines elements of dance and songleading into dynamic performances for Cal athletics, campus, alumni and community events.
The Cal Dance team currently functions under the direction of an advisor and coach. Physical and medical support is available through the Cal athletic department.
All current squad members must tryout for each successive year in which they wish to participate. A squad of no more than 20 members will be selected for each season.
There are no fees required to participate on the Cal Dance team, however you will need to provide your own make-up, hair products, and stockings. Uniforms, travel and other approved budgetary items are covered by the Athletic Department.
Each member of the squad will receive 2 home football and menís basketball tickets. Tickets to other contests, i.e., bowl games, NCAA tournament and Pac-10 tournaments will be issued at the discretion of the Athletic Department. This is subject to change.
In order to audition for the Dance Team you must fill out and bring with you a "Health History Form for New Athletes" which is located on the following web site: http://uhs.berkeley.edu/students/athletics/index.shtml, and proof that you have had a physical in the last six months. You can go to the University Health Services web site to obtain these forms. A Release Waiver will also be handed out at the General Meeting. You may not participate in any workshop/audition without these completed forms.
Football Season- Performs a more traditional songleading style of dance and performed to band music.
- Performs at the halftime show along with the Cal Band.
- Performs short game action cheers or chants lead by the Mic Men but the squad itself does not lead cheers. The squad does not stunt; however, we welcome those who can tumble.
Basketball Season- Perform routines to band music during time-outs of basketball games.
- Perform halftime routines (of various styles) to taped music during basketball games.
- Perform short game action cheers or chants lead by the Mic Men but the squad itself does not lead cheers. The squad does not stunt; however, we welcome those who can tumble.
ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities include (but are not limited to): all practices and conditioning during the year, summer practices, Friday noon rallies, football, volleyball, menís & womenís basketball games, alumni and community events, Cal Spirit events and fundraising. Some events can occur after the basketball season ends, which you will be required to attend.
You will be required to carefully read and sign the Cal Dance Team constitution, code of conduct and travel policies, which states guidelines for all members of the team.
You will be required to return to Berkeley the last week of July to begin rehearsals