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Tryout Information

Tryouts for the 2021-2022 Mavettes Dance Team will be held virtually through a video submission process. The video tutorials will become available on March 15, 2021. Participants will need to complete the required application process prior to receiving the video tutorials of the content needed to learn for the video submissions. Once the application process is complete, you will recieve an invite to a community tryout page where you'll be able to access at the material required. All video submissions are due April 30, 2021. Tryout clinics will not be available as the material needed will be provided for video tutorials. 


Application Process

What you need in order to audition for the Mavettes Dance Team Program:

  • Proof of your acceptance to CMU or a transcript if you're already enrolled.
  • Proof of current GPA: currently enrolled CMU students must have a GPA of 2.8 or higher to be selected.
  • A letter of Recommendation
  • Headshot
  • Complete the terms of the policies in the tryout packet attached below. 


All the required documentation listed above should be emailed to


Video Tutorial Information

Video Tutorial 1: Jazz Choreography
Follow the tutorial and film yourself performing the jazz dance choreography.

Video Tutorial 2: Hip Hop Choreography
Follow the tutorial and film yourself performing the hip hop choreography.

Video Tutorial 3: Game Day! Fight Song and Sidelines
Follow the tutorials and film yourself performing the Fight Song and sidelines taught. 

Video Tutorial 4: Dance Technique 
A video tutorial will be provided of the minimum jazz technique required to be considered and of our regular team technique. The minimum jazz technique consists of a clean double pirouette on both sides, grand jete (leaps) on the both sides, a toe touch, a double toe touch, and a kickline variation that will be provided. Although this is the minimum to be considered, our team jazz technique consists of triple pirouettes, seconde leaps, surprise leaps, pique tour variations, a la seconde tours, fouette tours, turning disks, double disks, calypsos, and more. Hip hop tricks consist of kip ups and head springs. 

Video Tutorial 5: Solo
Demonstrate a 1-minute solo (demonstrate your strongest skills, technique and traits)


What we are looking for to accepted as a member of the Mavettes Dance Team: 

  • Full time student of 12 credit hours or more
  • Maintain a 2.8 or higher GPA
  • Outstanding academic students 
  • Law-abiding citizen and overall outstanding person in the community
  • Commitment and loyalty: This program requires 12-20 hours per week, the Mavettes program takes priority over all including employment (2nd to academics only). 
  • Hard working and drive for success and for your future.  
  • Works well with the others on the team and demonstrates strong communication skills
  • Strong understanding jazz dance technique
  • Picks up choreography quickly and demonstrates excellent performance qualities
  • Must be able to pick up corrections and be able to adapt and fix them during the audition process
  • Appropriate social media behavior that complies with program, university, and NCAA policies 

What happens if you're accepted as a member on the Mavettes Dance Team:

  • The 2021-2022 team will be announced on this website and members will receive an acceptance letter via email on May 20, 2021.
  • All member are required to enroll in the Dance Team course, DANC 154 (freshman), 254 (sophomore), 354 (junior), and 454(senior).
  • All members will have weight training and choreography via the band app during the summer. 
  • All members must be on campus for a mandatory meeting early August (TBD)
  • All members will participate during training week the week prior to the start of fall semester. (Training camp and gear up for game day week) 
  • All members are responsible for paying for their Maverick Spirit Pack which includes any CMU gear: practice wear, team shoes, additional team shirts, warmups, additional sweaters, back packs, duffle bag, and etc. The spirit pack is $500.00 and is charged onto your student account to be billed with your tuition. 

We do not offer any scholarships at this time for the Mavettes Dance Team.  


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