Pioneer Pride Dance Team

Become Part of a New Tradition!

TWU Spirit Team, wearing costumes with the word 'Pioneers' in maroon satin letters across the front

The Pioneer Pride Dance Team seeks to bring school spirit to Texas Woman’s. The dance team made its debut in Fall 2017. Pioneer Pride performs at various school functions, athletic events, and community events. In 2019 the team was first runner up in Division II Open, as well as third runner up Overall in the Division II category at the ADTS Nationals at UNT in Denton. They were also awarded Academic Champions for the College Division. The team then went on to compete in Daytona Beach, FL at NDA Nationals where they placed fourth in the nation.

2019 - 2020 Roster

Daniela Archila
Brooke Ashmore (Co-Captain)
Meredith Blattner
Caroline Cave (Co-Captain)
Maddie Hoffman (Co-Captain)
Taylin Johnson
Julianna Lake
Brielle Lowe
Dallas McGlaun
Victoria Meese
Alyssa Miller
Kellie Morrow
Frances Ostermann
Joelene Rosas
Mora Williams
Kinsey Williford

Audition Information

Auditions will take place Friday, April 17, 2020 from 6pm–10pm and Saturday, April 18 from 8am–4pm at the Kitty Magee Arena 1600 Bell Ave. Denton, TX 76204.

Candidates should wear a solid black dance tank or leotard on Friday, and a solid maroon dance tank or leotard on Saturday with solid black spandex shorts (both days), no dance tights. Male candidates should wear a solid black top and black gym shorts on Friday and a solid maroon top and black gym shorts on Saturday.

Make-up and hair should be Game Day ready. Bring copy of current insurance card (front and back), tennis shoes, jazz shoes, and a bottle of water. (Optional-poms for rehearsal on Friday night. Poms will be provided for the audition on Saturday.)

Video links to learn the Fight Song and a pom combo will be emailed to candidates beginning on March 1.

How To Prepare For Auditions

Each Participant Will Need:

  • 2020 Audition Application will be available online in February (all materials listed below will be submitted online)

  • Liability Waiver (signed by a parent if the candidate is under 18)

  • 2 reference forms filled out online (include one from your current or most recent dance director)

  • One headshot photo (any attire) and one full body shot photo (form fitted tank or leotard and spandex shorts)

  • Copy of TWU acceptance letter (or Spring 2020 schedule for current TWU students)

  • Copy of unofficial transcript

  • $30.00 tryout fee — paid online

  • Performance of the following jazz dance elements: grande jete, calypso, Russian leap, double pirouette on left/triple pirouette on right, at least four turns in second, toe touch, tilt jump

  • All dance team members will be expected to attend summer practice on campus July 17–24, 2020 and NDA camp at SMU July 24–26, 2020.

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