The Mount Union Dance Team, a student
organization with tryouts open to all students, provides
entertainment at all home football and basketball games and various
campus events in an effort to promote school spirit throughout the
The team is under the direction of two captains (upperclass
students) and a coach, Dawn Pierson. The captains choreograph
several routines while also receiving help from a choreographer.
Practice is held Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, during the
evening. Routines typically include jazz, hip-hop, pom, and lyrical
elements. The Dance Team season lasts the entire school year, or
In the past, the Dance Team has performed at a number of
special venues, including the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl and pre-game
of a Cleveland Cavaliers game. Also, the team is currently working
on becoming a college-level competition dance team.
The Dance Team participates in a number of fundraisers during
the year to offset costs of uniforms and other apparel. Members of
the team are expected to participate in fundraisers and may be
asked to purchase uniforms pieces, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and other
miscellaneous dance items such as tan jazz boots, tights,
- The 2013-2014 Mount Union Dance Team auditions are to be
held Sunday, May
12 from 11am-3pm in the multi-purpose room of the
McPherson Athletic Complex on campus.
- Appropriate apparel for auditions include a black leotard,
black shorts, and any type of dance shoe. Please plan to arrive at
least 15 minutes early to stretch and prepare.
Skills to prepare:
- Double/Triple Pirouette
- Turns in Second
- Right/Left Splits
- Right/Left Leap
- Center Leap