UTSA POM SQUAD
THE UTSA POM SQUAD IS COMPRISED OF HIGHLY TRAINED AND TALENTED DANCERS, UTILIZING THEIR SKILL AND TECHNIQUE IN JAZZ, POM, AND HIP HOP DANCES. THE POM SQUAD PERFORMS AND CHEERS AT ALL HOME FOOTBALL GAMES, MEN'S AND WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAMES, AND VARIOUS UNIVERSITY EVENTS. OUR PERFORMERS ARE DEDICATED, TALENTED, AND ONE OF A KIND! WE STRIVE TO REPRESENT AND SUPPORT OUR ATHLETIC TEAMS, OUR UNIVERSITY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS!
MEET THIS YEARS TEAM!
This years' team is as follows...
Morgan Ned* Risa Avila Andrea Presley Nancy Santillana
Alyssa Quintana* Isabella Martinez Lindsey Mings Monica Buval
Brittany Says* Asia Brown Brooke Torres Alison Parker
Madeline Vega Harley Chavez Elida Torres
* = Student staff
COME SEE US DURING OUR ROADRUNNER BASKETBALL GAMES!
The SOSA (Spirit of San Antonio) Pom Squad performs at every home basketball game. You can find us on the side lines during the game and on the court during half time.
Come support your roadrunners as they take the court this season
2016 SOSA SEASON
Thurs. Jan. 12th Men’s vs Florida Atlantic 7:00pm
Sat. Jan 14th Men’s vs FIU 3:00pm
Sat. Jan. 21sr Women’s vs UTEP 2:00pm
Thurs. Jan. 26th Women’s vs Marshall 7:00pm
Sat. Jan 28th Women’s vs WKU 2:00pm
Thurs. Feb. 2nd Men’s vs Middle Tennesee 7:00pm
Sat. Feb. 4th Men’s vs UAB 3:00pm
Thurs. Feb 9th Mens’s vs Southern Miss 7:00pm
Sat. Feb. 11th Men’s vs. FIU 3:00pm
Thurs. Feb. 16th Wommen’s vs Rice 7:00pm
Sat. Feb. 18th Women’s vs North Texas 2:00pm
Thurs. Feb. 23rd Women’s vs FIU 7:00pm
Sat. Feb. 25th Women’s vs Florida Atlantic 2:00pm
Thur. Mar 2rd Men’s vs Charlotte 7:00pm
Sat. Mar 4th Men’s vs Old Dominion 3:00pm
*Wed . March 8-Sat. March 11th Tournament TBA Birmingham, AL
The official 2017 BASKETBALL SCHEDULE can be FOUND HERE!
Interested in joining the team?
Auditions set for Sunday April 30th, 2017
UTSA Main Campus Convocation Center
PRE- Audition clinic
Friday April 7th, 2017
UTSA Main Campus Convocation Center
SEE BELOW FOR FAQ'S CONCERNING THE POSSIBLE AUDITION PROCESS!
Meet the SOSA Directors
Learn more about the faculty/directors of the Spirit if San Antonio!
We have some of the best in our activity right her on UTSA soil
Frequently Asked Questions!
DO I HAVE TO ATTEND UTSA TO BE ON THE POM SQUAD?
You must be enrolled at UTSA in order to be on the POM SQUAD. The Pom squad is an official part of the SOSA Marching band and is an official class. Each member MUST take the two-credit class once on the squad. Class/team rehearsals are held Mon/wed/friday 6-9:30pm. If you are a community college student you may still be on the team as long as you enroll at UTSA as a community member. Class fees and tuition apply.
What should I bring to Auditions?
Water. Jazz shoes. Tennis shoes. Sweat towel. Snacks as desired. Money/food for lunch break.
What Should I wear?
You are expected to show your most professional self at auditions. Please have hair and make up performance ready. Hair down. No jewelry. All attire must be fitted dance attire that will show case your body lines. Please wear black/dark athletic fitted bottoms I.E. leggings. And a fitted top of your choice. I.E. sports bra.
How is the Audition Structured?
Registration will begin at 9am with auditions beginning at 9:30am. Participants can expect to be lead through a workout/warmup and to take class from the current pom squad coach. You will be evaluated through out this whole process. First round cuts will be made at this time. If you are invited to stay you will then partake in learning a short jazz/hip hop routine that you will perform in front of the judges in groups. Second round cuts will be made following the first routine. Lunch break.Those invited to stay for the final round will learn and perform one more routine.
Please note that this a Univeristy team and we are a fast paced organization. Your ability to learn quickly is a big factor in considering placement on the team. As well as your approach and attitude through out the day.
DO I NEEED TO PREPARE A SOLO?
No. You do not need to prepare an individual solo. HOWEVER, at some point during the audition process you will be asked to improvise and demonstrate and showcase your individual skills.
What skills will I be Expected to Demonstrate?
Though we can not fully list what skills will be asked of you…Skills asked of you might include, but are not limited to, the following:
right and left pirouettes (MUST have a double)
turning second leap
fuete turns a la second
VIDEO of common skills to come soon!!
CAN PEOPLE ATTEND AND WATCH THE CLINIC/AUDITIONS?
NO. All auditions and clinics are CLOSED. No outside persons are to be in the facility while auditions/clinic/classes are taking place.
HOW MANY WILL MAKE THE SQUAD?
There is no set number for the squad. Amount of performers will be determined by the people in attendance and the dynamics of the room. All members of the squad re-audition each year.
DOES IT COST ANY MONEY TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CLINIC/AUDITION?
No. It does not cost you to participate.
WHEN WILL I KNOW IF I MADE THE TEAM?
You will know if you have made the team or not the day of the auditions.
Will Housing be Provided for auditions?
No. You will need to find your own accommodations for clinic/audition dates. There a few hotels near campus should you need a place to stay.
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