NEWS RELEASE: ROYALS TRYOUTS
This Saturday, November 2, the Royal Dance Team held auditions for the 2020 team at Studio 360, 8806 St. Martin Blvd SW in Cedar Rapids. The audition consisted of learning a routine, being interviewed by a panel of judges, then performing the routine in small groups (video routines and essays were accepted if candidates could not make it to the audition).
If chosen, a team member will be expected to commit 8-10 hours a week for practice and appearances at promotional events. On game days, the team arrives around 11am. The team performs 3 different dances per game (roughly 20 per season), as well as performing on the sidelines during timeouts. “It’s a big time commitment,” says coordinator Jen Marks.
“Team members do it because they love it,” Marks says. “They dance because they love to perform.”
At the end of the day, several candidates were selected to join a group of returning dancers. Congratulations to all successful candidates!