Dance Team Membership Information

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Interested in becoming a Dance Team Member?

2013-2014 Barton Dance TeamPlease fill in the Dance Team Questionnaire. Your request will be forwarded to the dance coach and you will be contacted with more information. 

The Cougar Danz Force

Barton Community College is home to one of the top nationally ranked collegiate dance teams in the nation.  The Cougar Danz Force is a precision dance team that performs at basketball games, community events, and professional functions.  The squad consists of 20-25 highly talented members that combine athleticism, grace and a love to perform.  Each in-state dancer receives a full books and tuition scholarship. The organization also furnishes all uniforms, and traveling expenses, along with many other perks of being a member of the dance team.

Audition Requirements

Placement onto the prestigious Cougar Danz Force is done by a private audition for the head coach. Following the audition you will be informed that day of her decision. Requirements for the audition are as follows:

  • 1 minute dance routine showcasing jazz, pom, and hip hop styles along with what technical skills you can do
  • Toe touch and leap sequence (center leaps, turning leaps or better)
  • Turn sequence (Double and/or triple pirouette & turns in second position)   
  • If you do not wish to bring your own choreography, I can send you a tryout video with a routine for you to learn          

Please understand that potential is the main factor. I am here to teach you!

If interested in attending Barton Community College as a member of the dance team you are invited to attend "Optionals." On Sunday and Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. an optional practice is held. Current members, newly signed members, and young dancers interested in the program are invited to attend. At the practice, you can work privately with the coach and/or dance team captains on the technique you will be learning as a member of the team. All are encouraged to attend. Please notify the coach prior to attending optional practice.