Pioneer Pride Dance Team

Become Part of a New Tradition!

TWU Spirit Team, wearing costumes with the word 'Pioneers' in maroon satin letters across the front

Texas Woman's University is excited to offer a new opportunity to our students! The Pioneer Pride Dance Team made its debut in Fall 2017. The dance team performs at various school functions, athletic events, and community events. In 2018 the team was first runner up in Division II Open, as well as first runner up Overall in the Division II category at the ADTS Nationals at UNT in Denton. The team then went on to compete in Daytona Beach, FL at NDA Nationals where they placed seventh in the nation.

2018 - 2019 Roster

Samantha Anderson
Daniela Archila
Brooke Ashmore (Co-Captain)
Lauren Boyes
Sarah Cannon
Carmen Carey
Kylie Castillo
Caroline Cave (Co-Captain)
Elle De Pau
Emily Friedman
Charity Hawkins
Maddie Hoffman (Co-Captain)
Alyssa Miller
Frances Ostermann
Joelene Rosas
Deanna Zavala

Audition Information

Auditions will take place Friday, April 26, 2018 from 6pm-10pm and Saturday, April 27 from 8am-4pm at the Kitty Magee Arena 1600 Bell Ave. Denton, TX 76204.
Candidates should wear a solid color half top and solid black spandex shorts, or black top and black gym shorts for male candidates. Hair should be worn down and Game Day ready. Bring tennis shoes, jazz shoes, and a bottle of water.

How To Prepare For Auditions

Each Participant Will Need:

  • Applications will be available online in January.
  • Liability Waiver
  • 2 letters of reference (include one from your current or most recent dance director)
  • One headshot photo (any attire) and one full body shot photo (half top and spandex shorts) The photos will not be returned.
  • Copy of TWU acceptance letter
  • Copy of unofficial transcript
  • $30.00 tryout fee - checks made out to TWU (memo - Pioneer Dance team tryouts)
    • Drivers License number and Date of Birth required on all checks
  • Performance of the following jazz dance elements: grande jete, calypso, Russian leap, double pirouette on left/triple pirouette on right, at least four turns in a second, toe touch, tilt jump

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