Sunday, November 27, 2011


Auditions will be held in the Reiman Gymnasium on Alverno's campus Sunday, December 11th from 6:30-9:30PM. Dancers will learn a routine and perform it in front of a panel of judges the day of.

What do I have to do to be on the dance team?
- Be available for all Sunday and Thursday evening practices (6:30-9:30PM).
- Be available to compete at the UDA Dance Competition in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, January 21st 2012.
- Come to practice with a good attitude.
- Must be a full-time Alverno College student.
- Must be willing to help fundraise in order to maintain the team's budget.
- Be willing and able to learn and try new things!

What do I need to know for auditions?
- Bring water and a small snack if needed.
- Wear dance shoes and black dance pants or shorts as well as a solid-colored top.
- You will be taught a routine at auditions.
- One must be able to do a solid single pirouette (preferably a double), a basic front leap, a toe touch/Russian, and willing/able to learn more advanced technique.

*See you Sunday, December 11th from 6:30-9:30PM.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


There is a video of our first performance! Search for "Alverno College Dance Team" on Facebook. We're the only ones. :)

Sunday, November 13, 2011


We had a photo shoot the other week. Check out the rest of our pictures on Facebook! 

Friday, November 4, 2011

How to Set Your Uniform

Put 3 tablespoons of salt in a bucket or large bowl.

Add water--enough to soak the entire top. Stir the salt water.

Put the top in the water and let it soak for about 10 minutes.

Take out the top and let it air dry. Now you should be able to wash the top in COOL water in the washer, and then hang dry it. However, I preferred to hand wash the op by taking a bit of laundry soap and scrubbing. It's up to you.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Late October Progress

(From Left) Front: Ellie; Second Row: Mariela, Sha'Boris, Debra, Marima;
Third Row: Anna, Jackie, Angela, Breanna, Back: Ashley, Sakyra, Tiera

As October is coming to a close, the ladies are in the midst of perfecting three routines. One of the three—and possible two of the three—are going to be used as competition routines this spring! Most practices consist of a warm-up, stretching, and learning, changing, and cleaning routines. However, something we have recently added is our Thursday evening workout.

The 12-person team is splits up into two smaller groups, and we all meet at the Alverno Fitness Center for some strength training exercises. We use dumbbells, mats, bosou balls, and any other equipment to become stronger and increase our stamina. With the combination of strength training and step-by-step routine cleaning, there is no doubt in my mind that our talented group is going to be successful. There is only a couple more weeks until our first performance, and I’m confident that we’re going to be ready.

Stretching is key to avoiding injury.

(From left) Breanna, Anna, and Ellie working out at the fitness center.

Friday, October 14, 2011

October Dance Team Update

It has come to my attention that family members, friends, and the Alverno community are all interested in hearing about our team’s plans and accomplishments! So far, we have learned one full routine, five sideline routines, and a portion of two other routines. Way to go ladies.

At this point in the season, our team is striving to learn as many routines as possible. We will be learning seven or more routines—two of which being competition routines. However, I will not disclose the songs of any routines. It’s a surprise! Come to an Alverno home women’s basketball game to watch and be entertained.

Fundraisers and Donations

The team is in the midst of planning three funraisers: a bake sale (November), a Dance Clinic for kids (January) and a Bowling fundraiser (TBA). We have also been contacted by a couple local business that are offering donations, which we truly appreciate considering our financial restraints. If you know anyone or any business who/that would like to donate to the dance team, please contact Thank you, and we will see you in mid-November for our first performance!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Pants, Shoes, etc.

I will go over this during practice, but here is what you will need to purchase. Both items are under twenty dollars, and they are from Just for Kix—a company I have been using for years. If you have any questions, feel free to ask! Please order as soon as possible so we can do our team pictures. 


Dance Shoes: Discount Dance Supply
Sansha Moderno Jazz Shoe, Style Number: JS33C

Dance Pants: Just for Kix
Capezio Jazz Pant, Style Number: CC750C

With fundraising money, this is what I would like to get for underneath our uniforms.

Sunday, September 18, 2011


Thank you to all the talented and beautiful dancers who tried out for the dance team. In no specific order, here are the women who are selected for the 2011-2012 Alverno Inferno Heat Dance Team! If you see your name on this list, keep an eye open in your Alverno e-mail for instructions regarding our first practice on Sunday, September 25th.

Jamie (#1)
Sakyra (#17)
Park See Eon (#11)
Angelica (#18)
Angela (#23)
Tierra (#22)
Ashley (#4)
Breanna (#14)
Jackie (#2)
Debra (#8)
Marella (#6)
Anna (#10)
*Elizabeth (#20)
*Sha'Boris (#7)
*Mariamma (#12)

If there is an asterisk (*) by your name, that means you are on the team but an alternate. You will perform at the games and practice with the team, but you may need additional instruction with dance technique, and you may or may not perform in competition (depending on progress.)


Saturday, September 3, 2011

Here is an awesome resource called Stretching for Dance (Matthew Wyon, Ph.D., Research Centre for Sport, Exercise and Performance, University of Wolverhampton, Jerwood Centre for the Prevention and Treatment of Dance Injuries, and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Birmingham, UK). Enjoy!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Change in Audition Dates/Times

IMPORTANT: *Change* Dance team auditions will be held Saturday, September 17th from 3-6pm, and Sunday, September 18th from 9 until noon.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Alverno College Dance Team Availability

You must be available for the following games and practices. If you have a conflict with any of these dates, please e-mail or call Samantha at (262) 422-4187. No texts, please.

Practices: Sunday evenings at 6:00PM

Tuesday November 15th at 7:00PM
Tuesday November 22nd at 7:00PM
Saturday November 26th at 2:00PM
Tuesday December 6th at 7:00PM
Thursday December 8th at 7:00PM
Monday December 19th at 7:00PM
Monday January 16th at 7:00PM
Thursday January 26th at 7:00PM
Saturday January 28th at 7:00PM
Saturday February 4th at 7:00PM
Thursday February 9th at 7:00PM

*Competition will be in March. Exact date TBA.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Sunday, July 10, 2011


Auditions for the 2011-2012 Alverno Inferno Heat Dance Team will be held in September. More information to come!

The 2008-2009 Dance Team (1st place at competition) 

The 2007-2008 Dance Team with Blaze