Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the North Texas Dancers!
Who are we?
We are a part of the nationally ranked University of North Texas Spirit Programs which consists of the North Texas Dancers, All-Girl and Co-Ed Cheerleading Squads and our mascot, Scrappy.
What we do:
Our team serves as student ambassadors for the University of North Texas and helps promote spirit at various athletic events including Football, Men’s & Women’s Basketball and Women’s Volleyball as well as other events for our school and community.
What we are looking for:
We are looking for confident, talented, gracious, dedicated, and passionate dancers to be a part of the 2024-2025 North Texas Dancers. Team members are responsible for representing UNT in the classroom, on the court/field and on stage at the national level. Being a member of our team comes with several exciting opportunities but is also a major commitment. This is a life-changing opportunity, and we are excited about the possibility of having you in our program! Please do not hesitate to reach out to our Head Coach, at Brittani.McLaurin@unt.edu, with any questions you might have.
Go Mean Green!
2023-2024 CLINIC DATES:
Our program clinics offer more insight on our recruitment audition process and allow dancers a better perspective on the expectations and requirements of our program. Although not mandatory, we highly encourage audition hopefuls to attend to prepare for the collegiate audition process. Additionally, clinic participants can earn the chance to receive a PASS straight to our final interview audition round. For questions about our clinics, please contact our Assistant Coach at Dynasti.Jefferson@unt.edu.
Summer Intensive (All HS & College Dancers) - July 9 2023
Fall Intensive (All HS & College Dancers) - November 5 2023
Spring Prep Clinic (All HS & College Dancers) - March 2024
Online Registration: click on clinic date above to access registration form once open.
Location: North Texas Volleyball Center 1532 S Bonnie Brae St Denton, TX 76207
Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cost: $50/clinic; $75 for Nov 5 recruitment clinic (non-refundable) - submit payment through our registration link provided above (click on clinic date)
Attire: Any form fitting dance attire that will not restrict movement. Have water, sweat towel and appropriate dance shoes (jazz shoes or pirouettes and sneakers)
Notes: All clinic material will be taught (in person) during our clinic.
9:45-9:55 AM - Registration Check-In
9:55-10:00 AM - Introductions
10:00-10:30 AM - Recruitment Info Session
10:30-11:30 AM - Improv/Freestyle & Technique Session
11:30 AM-12:15 PM - Pom & Game Day Combos
12:15-12:45 PM - Hip-Hop Combo
12:45-12:55 PM - Workout Session
12:55-1:00 PM - Cool Down & FREE PASS Winner Announcement
1:00 PM - Dismissal *Please allow for a 15 min grace period at the end of clinic time.
Recruitment Frequently Asked Questions
What is the purpose of this recruitment process?
Any prospective dancers that are interested, accepted and ready to commit to UNT should enter our recruitment process to expedite their audition process. Our program will offer full membership to those selected dancers that meet all our recruitment requirements prior to our live audition in April/May 2024.
How do I get started if I’m interested in becoming a North Texas Dancer?
Step 1: Submit your form through the link below. North Texas Dancers Recruitment Form (closed)
Step 2: Follow all our social media accounts to stay up to date with upcoming events!
Instagram: @ntxdancers, Facebook: North Texas Dancers, Twitter: @ntxdancers
Step 3: Plan a visit to UNT to meet with our dancers, coaches and attend a clinic (see clinic dates above). While in-person clinics aren’t mandatory, they are the best way for us to get to know you ahead of time!
What is the timeline for recruiting and when do I submit videos?
• 2024-2025 HS Seniors & Transfer Students – January 1, 2024
• 2025-2026 HS Seniors & Transfer Students – January 1, 2025
Please email our Assistant Coach, Dynasti.Jefferson@unt.edu, with any timeline issues or concerns
What should be included in my recruitment video?
Attire for recruitment videos is a black dance crop/sports bra/black shirt for male dancers with black dance shorts/spandex. Hair should be pulled back out of face for the dance portion, but down and styled for introductions and game day portion. Hip Hop pants and tennis shoes may be added for the HH portion.
Your 45 sec - 1 min videos must be uploaded and set as unlisted on a video-hosting site i.e. YouTube or Google Drive. Clearly label your online video with your full name. Videos and headshot should be submitted on the recruitment submission form page in the upload area. Please give our Coaching Staff 2 weeks to reach out. If you do not have access to YouTube/Google for any reason, please reach out as soon as possible.
Qualifying Videos - Please include the following on your qualifying video:
1. An introduction stating your name, where you’re from, current classification, a fun fact and why you want to be a member of the North Texas Dancers! Be relaxed, have fun!
2. A jazz/contemporary/lyrical/modern performance solo (can be a previous competition/showcase/recital solo within the same calendar year or a new solo choreographed by yourself or someone else (i.e teacher, coach, friend)).
3. A separate Pom and Hip-Hop combo/showcase (can be a previous competition/showcase/recital solo within the same calendar year or a new solo choreographed by yourself or someone else (i.e teacher, coach, friend)).
4. 4 skill combinations (Legs/Flexibility, leaps/jumps, HH Tricks & Pirouettes/Center Turns) created by you! *All should be submitted in one video. All combinations EXCEPT turn combo & HH tricks need to be shown on the right & left side.
Within the 4 separate combos, you should include quad (4) pirouette, aerial (right, left or both), legs/flexibility skills, leaps/jumps (including switches), kip-up, headspring & turns in second that include changing spots. *If you do not have a trick/skill listed, please do not attempt on the first try.
This is your opportunity to showcase the unique individual skills that you possess or that we could utilize throughout the season. Be creative and send in your best skills!
Will every dancer hear back from the Coaching Staff regarding their submission?
Yes! Please allow 2 weeks for the coaching staff to review your audition submission. If you have any follow-up questions, please reach out to our Assistant Coach at Dynasti.Jefferson@unt.edu.
Is attending a prep clinic mandatory?
No. We understand that traveling to UNT is not always feasible in the middle of the year, however, we highly recommend you attend and set up a visit at UNT so you can meet our dancers, view campus, and get a feel for our community and team. The best way to commit to our team is to see for yourself!
Besides dance ability, what do you look for in future North Texas Dancers?
We are looking for confident, talented, humble, dedicated, and passionate dancers to be a part of the North Texas Dancers. Team members are responsible for representing North Texas in the classroom, on the court/field and on stage at the national level. Being a member of our team comes with several exciting opportunities but is also a major commitment!
What’s the best way to form a relationship with the Coaching Staff and/or North Texas Dancers?
Communication is key! The more you reach out ahead of time, the better we can get to know you! Email us, follow us on all social media, attend in-person and virtual clinics & send in your qualifying video as soon as possible!
What does the remainder of the recruitment process look like?
Prospective dancers who are invited to continue the process will have the following next steps:
• On January 19, 2024, dancers advancing to the second round will be sent 3 dance combos, Jazz, Game Day & Hip-Hop, by our program to showcase via video (submission and attire requirements are same as the qualifying video). Dancers will also be sent gameday material by our program to showcase via video (hair should be down and styled).
• Both dance combo videos and gameday material video are due by February 4, 2024.
• An interview with our Coaching Staff (Head Coach, Asst. Coach, Spirit Coordinator) will be scheduled between February 26-29, 2024 for those advancing to the third round.
• Highly encouraged to attend our spring prep clinic on March 2024 to work with our dancers and coaching staff in-person.
When will I be told that I have a spot on the team, if offered?
We will start offering official spots on our roster as of March 31, 2024. Any spot offered prior to your admittance into UNT, is contingent upon acceptance. Recruits will have one week to accept or decline their offer for our team. Official 2023 North Texas Dancers squad will be confirmed and/or announced at our live auditions in April/May 2024.