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!

2019 Fall teaM!

2019 Fall teaM!

2018 Fall TEAM

2018 Fall TEAM

The 2017-18 team!

The 2017-18 team!

The 2016-17 team with Coach/choreographer ashli Kelly

The 2016-17 team with Coach/choreographer ashli Kelly



2019 SOSA FOOTBALL SEASON

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Come see us perform as a part of the SPIRIT OF SAN ANTONIO! We perform at every home FOOTBALL game at the Alamodome

Saturday August 31st vs. UIW
Saturday Sept. 14th vs Army
Saturday Oct. 12th vs. UAB
Saturday October 19th vs Rice = HOMECOMING
Saturday Nov. 2nd TRAVELING To Texas A&M
Saturday November 16th vs S. Miss
Saturday November 23rd vs Fl. Atlantic


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

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2020 SOSA Basketball SEASON

MENS Basketball schedule...

http://goutsa.com/schedule.aspx?path=mbball

Women's basketball schedule...

http://www.goutsa.com/schedule.aspx?path=wbball

 


Interested in joining the team?

Auditions set for Sunday May 3rd, 2019
UTSA Main Campus Convocation Center
9am registration
Auditions 9:30am-5:00pm

See map!

AUDITION PACKET - CLICK HERE

*Must fill out paperwork before participation in the audition process

 

PRE- Audition clinic

Friday April 17th, 2020
UTSA Main Campus Convocation Center
6pm-9:30pm

 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

CLICK HERE!




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. We are no longer accepting community college members onto the team. 

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
standard jete
calipso
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. 

What if I can't make the audition date?

If you are unable to attend our scheduled audition date you may send in a video audition. All videos must be received BEFORE the posted audition date. Videos received after that date will not be considered for the team. 

What to video:
SKILLS:

right and left pirouettes (MUST have a double)
turning second leap
fuete turns a la second
standard jete
calipso
and any other skills you would like to share

SOLO:
Please video a :30 - :45 solo demonstrating your style and range

NOTE:

  1. Please video with good lighting and in an open space

  2. Wear appropriate dance wear that shows lines and ankles

  3. Introduce yourself at the beginning of the video...questions to answer:

    • Name, where your from, why you are auditioning, experience in dance thus far

SEND VIDEOS TO RANDI.MILES @UTSA.EDU 


 


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