Hurricanette Auditions 2023-2024

The University of Miami Hurricanettes will be hosting in-person auditions at the Frost School of Music Band Hall RC 102. The audition will consist of three rounds over the course of a two-day weekend, starting Friday, April 28, 2023, with finalists continuing on to Saturday, April 29, 2023.

Two pre-tryout clinics will be offered and are highly recommended for your audition preparation. You must use the link below to register for auditions. Requirements as well as a detailed breakdown of the audition schedule can be found below as well.


The Hurricanette Dance Line consists of 15-20 members. Returners are required to re-audition every year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team.

Audition Information

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  • Schedule (Approximate)

    Friday, April 28, 2023

    • 4:30 - 5:00 PM Registration
    • 5:00 - 5:15 PM Group warm-up
    • 5:15 - 6:00 PM Across the floor technique round
    • 6:30 - 8:00 PM Learn Jazz combination choreography
    • 8:00 - 8:45 PM Learn Pom routine choreography

    Announcement of semi-finalist proceeding to round 2

    Saturday, April 29, 2023

    • 9:00 AM Group warm-up
    • 9:15 - 11:00 AM Perform Jazz combination choreography immediately followed by Pom routine in small groups
    • 11:00 - 11:45 AM Callbacks
    Announcement of Finalist/Interview Candidates
    • 12:00 - 12:45 PM Lunch and change into interview attire
    • 1:00 - 4:00 PM Interviews
    Announcement of final Hurricanettes team will be posted online

  • Detailed Agenda


    Candidates will receive a number that they will wear both days of the audition weekend. Please provide a current headshot upon check-in (this will not be returned).

    First Day

    We will begin with technique and across the floor. We will observe flexibility (splits, kicks), turns, leaps, extensions, power. Judges look for dance technique as well as performance and athleticism. Dancers will then learn a jazz routine and pom routine. This choreography may be performed in small groups, with a chance for semi-finalist to take home the choreo to practice and perform again for judges the next day.

    Second Day

    Dancers will be divided into small groups of 3-4 to showcase splits, kicks and perform both routines back-to-back. It is highly recommended to watch video performances on our YouTube to gain awareness of Hurricanette "dance style" and to have an idea of pom choreography.


    Please dress in business attire and be prepared to present yourself in a professional manner. Judges value poise, authenticity, and honesty when evaluating potential members.

    Tryouts last as long as it takes the judges to make their decisions. We hope to be done by 6:00 PM, but be prepared for an earlier or later finish. Please bring snacks and water to help get you through the long day of auditions.

    The selected squad members will be announced online that evening with an email invitation to join the new Miami Hurricanettes!

    Please email for clarification on any audition expectations.

  • Attire and Appearance

    Please wear all black attire for both days:

    • Crop/sports bra style top
    • Booty shorts (not high-waisted)
    • White sneakers or cheer shoes and jazz shoes
    • Outfits may be embellished with stones, sequins, etc.
    • Hair must be down with full makeup performance ready
    • No tights, no piercings (only stud earrings), tattoos must be covered

    Please arrive as you would look for a game day. We want to be able to imagine you in our uniform! Reference our social media for makeup and hair styles.

    All finalists will be asked to dress in business attire for the interview part of the audition. Refer to the Detailed Agenda section above for more information.

  • Year-Long Commitments

    The regular practice schedule is as follows:

    Fall and Spring commitment (receive class credit for both semesters)

    • Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 4:00 - 6:30 PM
    • Select Saturdays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Football games and travel will take up the entire day

    Dance team members must be back in Miami prior to school for camp which will begin at least 10 days before school starts.


    The Dance Team performs at athletic, campus, alumni, media, and community service events throughout the year, including:

    • All home football games, Bowl Game, and select away games
    • Select home men's and women's basketball games
    • Media events including: TV promotions, sponsorship promotions, photo shoots, etc.
    • Various campus events including: pep rallies, grand openings, recognition ceremonies, etc.
    • Various alumni events including: homecoming, presentations, award ceremonies, etc.