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Tryout Practice – at Lincoln Elementary

  • Wednesday, March 8th from 3:30 to 5:30pm
  • Monday, March 20th from 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 22nd from 3:30 to 5:30pm

Tryout Audition – at Holmes Junior High

  • Thursday, March 23rd from 5:30 to done
  • Warmup begins at 5:00pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to tryouts?

Bring a water bottle and wear clothes you can move in for tryout practice. If you have jazz shoes, please bring those. If you don’t, that’s fine. Tennis shoes will work as well.

What skills will be included in the tryout routines?

Required Skills


  • Triple Pirouette
  • Parallel Toe Touch Jump
  • Headspring
  • Kip Up

Junior Varsity:

  • Double Pirouette
  • Toe Touch Jump
  • Forward sommersault

How do tryouts work?

You will tryout out with a partner, two at a time, for a panel of judges and the CF Dance coaches. You will perform a pom and hip hop routine that you learned during the tryout practices at the beginning of March.

Some years, we host a callback where we invite dancers back to perform for us again.

If you are eligible for Captain or a solo, you may be asked to do additional tryout activities to help us determine those positions. Results will be posted online.

What kind of dance experience do I need to make the team?

While not required, most of our team members have significant dance studio experience. Varsity dancers typically have significant competitive dance experience.

How many people will you take on the team?

We have 20 to 24 team members between JV & Varsity. We take Cedar Falls Freshmen (Peet and Holmes), Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors.

What is the time commitment?

Dance Team is a big commitment as we perform yearly for special events, football games, competitions, and basketball games. Our season begins after tryouts (late March) and ends mid-February. Please check out our practice calendar here.

Where does the team compete and perform?

The team competes at the ISDTA State Dance Competition in December and performs at Varsity Football and Basketball games. We attend camp in the summer (mid-July). In addition, we perform at community events throughout the year.

What if I have a question not included here?

Email Coach Alyssa at