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OPHS Dance Team Try-Out Information

  • Try-outs will be held in the Gymnasium:
    • Wednesday, August 11th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
    • Thursday, August 12th from 4:30pm - 6:00pm
  • All participants will need to have a current physical (dated after May 1st 2021).  If you have a physical on file with the OPHS athletic trainer, it will be valid for try-outs.
  • Attendance at each day of try-outs is mandatory.  If there is a legitimate conflict, you must contact the coach before the beginning of try-outs on day 1.  
  • All dancers making the team will be expected to bare a cost of at least $400 throughout the school year.  These are estimated costs for camp, team apparel (warm-ups, sweatshirts, bags etc.) competitions and uniforms.


  • All dancers making the team will be required to attend the camp that is chosen by the coach(es).
  • All dancers must come dressed in appropriate attire: soffee shorts and plain t-shirts, hair pulled back, and SHOES ARE REQUIRED NO BARE FEET OR SOCKS!


If you have any additional questions please feel free to contact Coach Vikki Reed at


What is expected of you for tryouts?


You will be judged on your technical ability as well as your showmanship while performing. Dancers will also be evaluated on their behavior during the 2 days of tryouts. 


Dancers will be learning one combination during tryouts & the school fight song. The combination will be jazz. You will also be judged on across the floor and turns. 


The following technique will be incorporated into tryouts, please come prepared to demonstrate these skills at tryouts. They will not be taught or reviewed at tryouts.

  • Double & Triple Pirouette (right & left)
  • Leap - Right & Left 
  • Russian
  • Fouete Turns
  • Kicks (across the floor)
  • Side Leap
  • Surprise Leap
  • Any others omitted…

Remember hard work is rewarded and technique does not have to be perfect. A good attitude and dedication are a major part of becoming an OPHS Dance Team member!!

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