Mercy Dance Team!

Mercy is pleased to announce the formation of a DANCE TEAM, starting in the 2015-16 school year! Try-outs will be May 4-6. To register for try-outs, please email kmscalzi@mhsmi.org.
 
FAQs
 
The Dance Team is a club sport that performs Jazz, Hip-Hop, and UDA Pom dance routines. It is a Varsity sport.
For more information regarding the UDA (Universal Dance Association), please go to uda.varsity.com.
 
 
Monday, May 4th- Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 in the Mercy Gym.
5:30-9 pm on Monday, 6-9 pm on Tuesday, and 6-9 pm on Wednesday.
 
  • Release of Liability Form
  • Try-Out Form
  • Water Bottle
  • Proper Attire
    • Tennis shoes for Hip-Hop
    • Jazz shoes for Jazz dance
    • Leggings, shorts (no baggy clothing)
    • Tank top and sports bra (no loose t-shirts), hair pulled back and off of face.
  • All black attire on day 3 of auditions.
 
  • Day 1:  Brief meeting with parents regarding Cost, schedule and team expectations while the girls are registering.
    • Learn a Jazz Dance.
  • Day 2: Learn Hip Hop dance.
  • Day 3: Judging both routines in front of panel in pairs.
    • The panel will consist of the coach, Brittany Harris (the Dance Director at Oakland University), and a professional dancer.
 
Who will be the coach?
Mercy is lucky to have Licia Camp coaching.
Licia Camp started dancing at Area E Academy at the age of 8; and continued to dance until she graduated from Arts Academy in the Woods, a Performing Arts High School in Fraser, Michigan. She continued her passion and majored in dance at Marygrove College. Licia was a member of Auto-Motion and an original Detroit Pistons Dancer for 5 years. Licia has studied all forms of dance including ballet, jazz, pointe, modern, hip-hop, tap, pom and cheerleading. She began coaching for Mercy High School in 2014 and continues to take classes to further her dance education.
 
What season will it be?
Practices and Competitions will begin in October and wrap up in February.
Try-outs will be in May, and there is a recommended camp during summer vacation.
 
Yes.
 
To start, Pompon requires the use of poms. Dance does not require poms for their Jazz and Hip-Hop routines.
 
Yes—but you need to remember that school comes first! All Mercy Athletes must maintain at least a 2.0 GPA, and are held to the standards of the Mercy Athletic Code of Conduct.
 
  • October- February
    • 6-7:45 am on Thursdays & Fridays
    • Some Saturday practices before competitions.
 
As of 4/1/2015, there are 5 competitions planned + in-school performances.
  • MAPP- Hip-Hop/High-kick- November- with Pom Team
  • UDA- Great Lakes State Competition- 11/14/2015
  • UDA- Southern MI Challenge Competition- 1/3/2016
  • Catholic Leagues- January- with Pom Team
  • Palace Pom Competition- January
 
Costs include:
Booster Fee
UDA Camp ($349.00)
Camp Clothes
Shoes
Bags
Warm-ups
Props
Uniforms
Competition Fees
Competition Clothes