Auditions

Thank you for your interest in the University of Arizona Pom Line. The following information pertains to the tryout procedure and future commitments of a UA Pom Line member.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How many members make the line each year?

The UA pom line consists of 18-24 talented young ladies from around the US. There is not a set number of young ladies that are selected each year, however we take the best candidates up to 24. The new rookie class is always a combination of ladies from various classes.

What are you looking for in a pom line member?

We are looking for well rounded young ladies. Someone that is a great technical dancer that also has excellent showmanship. All pom line members should be performance ready at all times when representing the University of Arizona (including Auditions).

What skills are required for auditions?

We highly recommend having a clean triple pirouette, turns in second, leaps, high kicks and splits. We also recommend strong body control through movements, great showmanship abilities while executing combinations and being able to retain choreography quickly.

How can I prepare for auditions?

We recommend enrolling in as many dance classes as possible to enhance your flexibility and technique. Focus on clean technique along with great showmanship while executing combinations. Please come to the audition as if you are ready to step onto the field.

Is it hard to juggle school and Pom?

College in general is a learning experience for time management.  Pom is very demanding not just in terms of time commitment, but mentally and physically as well.  You will learn how to be organized and responsible to be successful in school. Pom line is truly a sisterhood where everyone is willing help with academics, priority management and is a support system.

Do you accept video auditions?

The Arizona Pomline does not accept video auditions. Our audition process is set up to evaluate the best candidates on the day of auditions.

Who can I contact with more questions?

You can email the coach, Adrienne Robertson, at uofapomline@gmail.com with any questions that are not answered here.
2017 Auditions will be held April 14th & 15th in McKale Center. Download the Audition Application on this page.

Preregistration

The 2017-2018 audition applications are coming soon! When posted, please print off, fill out and mail your Pomline Application along with a $30 registration fee to the address listed inside the form. This packet must be post-marked by April 5. Otherwise, you may register at check-in where the registration fee will be $40.

Check-in

Audition check-in will begin promptly at 5:30pm on Friday, April 14th in McKale Center, 1 National Championship Dr. If you have preregistered, you will recieve your audition number and information packet at this time.  If you still need to register, you must fill out and turn in your Pomline Application and a $40 registration fee upon your arrival.

Auditions

The group warm up will begin promptly at 6:00 PM. You will learn a technique combination across the floor, have first cuts and then those remaining will learn the dance routine that will be used for the second cut on Saturday.

Candidates will be expected to wear dance attire and be performance ready. This attire may consist of tights and booty shorts or jazz pants, and a tight fitting top. Jazz shoes are recommended however you may wear whichever shoes you feel best dancing in.

Schedule (all times are tentative)

AUDITIONS WILL BE HELD IN:

MCKALE CENTER- 1 National Championship Dr. Tucson, AZ 85721

Friday, April 14th:

5:30PM-6:00 PM   Registration
6:00PM-6:15PM   Group Warm up
6:15PM-7:30PM   Across the floor Combination
    *Announcement of Candidates Advancing to Round 2*
7:30PM-9:00PM    Jazz Combination

Saturday, April 15th:

8:30AM   Group Warm Up
9:00AM-11:30AM   Kicks, Splits and Jazz Combination
    *Announcement of Candidates Advancing to Round 3*
11:30AM-1:00PM   Short Pom Routine
    *Announcement of Interview Candidates*
1:00PM-2:00PM   Lunch
2:00PM-5:00PM   Interviews- McKale
5:00PM   *Announcement of 2017-2018 Arizona Pomline*

**Times are Tentative and Subject to Change**

The first cut on Friday evening will be based upon the combination across the floor. The combination will be about 2 or 3 eight counts repeated. It may include a triple turn, split jump, and/or other dance moves. Dance Technique Criteria only will be used for this cut.

The second cut on Saturday morning will use all criteria. You will perform the routine learned on Friday night as well as perform kicks, splits and jumps.

For the third cut, you will be taught a short Pom routine in front of the judges. You will perform both the Pom and Dance routine (possibly several times).

For the final cut, a short interview will be conducted. Please dress in business attire and be prepared to present yourself in a professional manner.

Please bring lots of fruit, snacks, and water for both days.

We highly recommend bringing multiple forms of dance shoes.

There will be a meeting for the newly selected Pomline Members immediately following auditions.

Miscellaneous Info

Pomline members must be back in Tucson to attend Pom Camp and Band Camp in early August. Exact dates will be announced and could vary slightly once the “Pride” Week schedule is finalized.

Regular practices are MW 6:00 – 8:00AM, MWF 3:00 – 6:00PM, several Fridays 7:00 – 10:00PM, and several Saturdays 8:00AM – 12:00PM. These times are subject to change. If the line chooses to compete, it does not take precedence over our focus on UA performances.

We expect that expenses for new line members could run $600 or more during their first year.