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!

The 2016-17 team with Coach/choreographer ashli Kelly

The 2016-17 team with Coach/choreographer ashli Kelly


MEET THIS YEARS TEAM!

2016-2017 TEAM:

This years' team is as follows...

Meet the 2016-17 SOSA Pom Squad 

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

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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
9am registration
Auditions 9:30am-4:00pm

See map!

Registration packet found HERE 

PRE- Audition clinic

Friday April 7th, 2017
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. 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
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. 


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