Tryouts for the Sartell High School Sabre Dance Team are held in the spring, usually at the beginning of March, for 3-4 days. We would LOVE to have you tryout for our team! Tryouts are for the WINTER Competitive Team (Winter Varsity sport at Sartell High School). Tryouts are open to ALL female athletes who will be in grades 9th through 12th grade next year. Dance experience helpful but not required. SSDT members...help spread the word about tryouts!
Tryouts for the 2019-2020 Sabre Dance Team will be held:
Monday March 4th 3:30-5:30pm @ SMS
Tuesday, March 5th: 3:30-5:30pm @ SMS
Wednesday, March 6th: 3:30-5:30pm @ SMS
Thursday, March 7th: 3:30-7:30pm @ SMS
IF YOU ARE A NEW STUDENT TO SARTELL SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR AND ARE INTERSTED IN TRYING OUT FOR THE DANCE TEAM, PLEASE CONTACT THE ACTIVITIES OFFICE AND THEY WILL PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH THE COACHING STAFF.
*The first 2 days of tryouts you will be learning and practicing your tryout routine and skills. On the last day you will go in front of the judges in groups of 3-4 to perform the skills and routine you have learned. You will find out that day if you made the team. All practices will be held at the Sartell Middle School gym.
*Things you can work on to prepare for tryouts: Start stretching! Flexibility is the key to dance. Also, contact a current or past SSDT member. They are more than willing to show you some skills or help you out! Dance experience is NOT required to try out. We are looking for athletic young women with a desire to learn, work hard and have fun!
Athletes will be notified in person the last day of tryouts if they have made the team. Placements of Varsity level and JV level for kick and jazz will be decided on the first day of the winter competition season in October.
Everyone tries out every year. Even previous team members returning try out to make the team. Due to the high level of dancers that we have try out each year, veterans are NOT automatically guaranteed their spot on the team.
We encourage anyone interested to try out! Dance Team is an AMAZING experience and a great way to meet new people, develop your skills and have fun! Dance Team tryouts are for girls in current grade 8-11 (next yr. 9-12th).
Additionally, for Varsity competition season, there are tryouts for each routine (High Kick and Jazz). Dancers on the competitive team are not guaranteed their spot in formation. Usually we have 3-6 girls on the winter team who do not make formation and are "alternates". Tryouts for the HK routine will be held the first day of competition season practice. We will choose between 24-30 dancers to be information for HK, and 9-18 dancers to be in formation for Jazz.