Little Rock Dance Team to hold Prep Clinic
The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will hold its annual dance prep clinic on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Jack Stephens Center.
“What the clinic is going to do is give you a preview of what you can expect at the actual auditions because at the auditions we are not going to have time to teach you what you need to know. So the clinic is kinda like a heads up to the skills that you need to have before the auditions,” said Cameron Kahn, head spirit coach.
The clinic is open to current and future UA of Little Rock male and female students under the age of 25 who are interested in joining the dance team. Participants are not required to have any previous dance experience or specialized training.
“It would be great if you have proper technique, but I am looking for people who can entertain the crowd. I love a good personality. Someone who is not shy. These are the people who get the attention of the crowd,” said Kahn.
Kahn will teach a mini routine that showcases the jumps, techniques, and hip-hop moves that all dancers must know to join the Little Rock Dance Team. After the dance lesson, attendees will have the opportunity to visit different dance stations to work on specific areas of the routines with current dance members.
“Some members may need only a few minutes of jumps while other participants may need more time on the hip-hop moves. The various stations allow dances the opportunity to work on the areas that they need the most improvement,” said Kahn.
Participants are encourage to wear comfortable clothes and encouraged to stretch the night before. Attendees are advised to bring water and snacks to stay energized throughout the day.
“Come to the clinic, point your toes and keep a smile on your face and you will have an excellent chance of making the Little Rock Dance Team,” said Kahn.
Registration for the clinic will begin at 8:30 a.m. The cost is $20. Participants can pay the day of the event with cash or checks. All checks are made payable to The Little Rock Dance Team.