Junior Varsity Dance, Varsity Dance · Dance Team Tryout Materials Are Live!

Hi all! It is July 1st and our tryout materials are live!

To access the materials you will need a password (due to music rules), so this is a two-step process!

  1. Fill out the Google Form “SMNW Dance Team Access to Tryout Materials.”  This went live on July 1st, so you haven’t seen it before.  I know it feels as if you have answered these questions five million times at this point, but in order to ensure everything is in one place we have placed everything on one Google Form.  This includes you telling us which session of the Tuesday tryout clinic you plan to attend, informing of us of what teams you would accept a place on, etc.  Once you have filled out the form there is a password on the last page before you hit submit.  If you have troubles with this shoot me an email (nwhorner@smsd.org).
  2. Once you have gotten the password go to our website and locate the toolbar tab that says more.  Hover over that and you will see there is a page titled “Dance Team Tryouts Will Go Live July 1.”  I have included a picture below to show you what that looks like.  This page has links to all the tryout materials that have to be password protected due to music rules.  Please make sure you can access this today so that I know you have adequate time to learn the tryout material!

If for some reason this isn’t working, or you need access to tryout materials without internet, please email me and I will be more than happy to arrange for you to receive those materials.

I will be on WebEx (our videoconferencing platform) on Wednesday, July 1st from 7:00 – 8:00 PM if you want to hop on and ask questions! I have emailed you the link to hop on if you would like to join.  If for some reason you cannot find this link, I would be happy to resend.  I would be happy to video chat with you a different time if you have questions and July 1st doesn’t work out.

Looking ahead…

Monday, July 6th: 5:00 – 7:00 PM: This is an OPTIONAL clinic where we will teach the tryout material as if it is new.  You are not required to attend (it will not help/hurt your score).  We will be located on the upper turf field.  Make sure you follow the COVID guidelines as outlined in our tryout packet.

Tuesday, July 7th: 4:00 – 5:20 OR 5:40 – 7:00 PM (you will attend one): This is our tryout clinic where coaches will clean the tryout materials and answer any last minute questions regarding tryouts.  We will be located on the upper turf field.  Make sure you follow the COVID guidelines as outlined in our tryout packet.

Wednesday, July 8th: Scheduled time between 4:00 and 7:00 PM: This is the tryout where students will individually showcase their jazz routine and technical skills for coaches, who will video each dancer and send them to qualified judges.

Friday, July 10th: Announce Teams Hopefully by 7:30 PM.  Coaches will communicate via website/social media if we receive tryout results earlier or need to delay the tryout announcement.

*Varsity officer tryouts have been postponed until all Varsity officer candidates are available.


If you have questions – don’t hesitate to reach out! We are excited to see you next week!

Kelsi Horner (nwhorner@smsd.org) and Ciara Walahoski (ciarawalahoski@smsd.org)