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OPTIONAL: Tryout Prep Clinic – at Lincoln Elementary

  • Monday, March 21st from 4:30pm to 6:30pm

Tryout Practice – at Lincoln Elementary

  • Monday, March 7th from 4:30 to 6:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 9th from 3:30 to 5:30pm

Tryout Open Gym – at Lincoln Elementary

  • Wednesday, March 23rd from 3:30 to 5:30pm

Tryout Audition – at Cedar Falls High School

  • Thursday, March 24th from 5:00 to 7:00pm

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?

This is a list of skills that might be included in the tryout routines. This list is not final.

  • Toe touch jump
  • High Kick (right leg)
  • Double pirouette
  • Triple pirouette
  • Whack-back
  • Backbend
  • Turns in Second
  • Headspring (or forward roll for those who do not have a headspring yet)
  • Kip up

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 routine 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 dance studio experience.

Pom Dance style experience is not required, we will teach you how to execute this style of dance.

How many people will you take on the team?

Typically, the team is comprised of 20 to 25 dancers. 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 throughout the year 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 (July 17, 18 & 19, 2022). In addition, we perform at community events throughout the year.

What if I have a question not included here?

Email Coach Alyssa at