The Arizona Pomline consists of 18-24 talented dancers from around the country. There is not a set number of dancers 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.
We are looking for dancers that have the overall package. A dancer that is not only a great technical dancer but also has excellent showmanship. All pomline members should be performance ready at all times when representing the University of Arizona (including Auditions). This is to include game day hair and makeup.
We highly recommend having a clean triple pirouette, strong turns in second, leaps, high kicks and jumps. We also recommend strong body control through movements, great showmanship abilities while executing combinations and being able to retain choreography quickly.
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.
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. Pomline is truly a sisterhood where everyone is willing help with academics, priority management and is a support system.
We will ONLY be accepting video auditions for the first round of the 2021-2022 Arizona Pomline.
You can email the coach, Adrienne Robertson, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions that are not answered here.
The first round of the 2021-2022 auditions will be Video Submissions ONLY. Video submissions and Audition Application are due March 12th, 2021. Please print off, fill out and mail the Pomline Application along with a $40 registration fee to the address listed inside the form. This packet must be post-marked by March 12th, 2021. We are still accepting high school student participation. Video submissions will be accepted and critiques will be emailed directly to high school students.
Round 1 of the Arizona Pomline Auditions:
VIDEO SUBMISSION ONLY: Introduction, Across the Floor, Jazz Combination and 90 sec solo of your choice. Across the floor and Jazz Combination will be release via our Arizona Pomline YouTube Page on March 1st, 2021 by 8am.
Candidates will have until March 12th at 11:59pm MST to submit their audition video to email@example.com. Videos must be sent via dropbox and as an MP4 file. Please film videos in a horizontal format with a clear and well lit area to dance.
Dancers are expected to wear dance attire and be performance Game Day ready. This attire may consist of tights and hot shorts or dance pants, and a tight fitting top. Full hair and makeup is required.
The across the floor combination will be about 2 or 3 eight counts repeated. It may include a triple turn, split jump, and/or other dance moves.
The jazz combination will be 8- 8 counts that includes turns, leaps, kicks and jumps. This routine would emulate something that we would perform during a media timeout during a football or basketball game.
This year we are excited to include a solo of your choice. This is to be 90 secs max and can be any style of your choice. Please make sure the you perform your solo in your audition attire. If you choose to do hip hop, you are allowed to put on sweats and shoes.
Round 2 of the Arizona Pomline Auditions:
Finalists for the 2021 Arizona Pomline will be notified on March 15th by 9pm via email. We will be holding an in-person audition on May 15th, 2021 at the La Paloma Resort in Tucson, AZ. Detailed audition information for finals will be sent to the finalists via email on March 15th. All dancers will be socially distant and will be required to wear a mask during auditions.
In- Person Auditions: Introduction, across the floor, jazz combination, on the spot learning of pom routine and interview.
The pom routine will consist of a Bear Down or Fight that would be preformed on the sidelines at a football or basketball game.
All finalists will be included in a panel interview. Please be sure to dress trendy business casual for this portion of the auditions.
Pomline members must be back in Tucson to attend Pom Camp and Band Camp in the Fall. 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 and 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.