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Cedar Rapids River Kings Dance Team Auditions

Prep classes will be offered for prospective participants leading up to the final tryouts. Classes will be held in the studio of the River Kings Front Office building. On the evening of the prep classes, participants can check-in at the River Kings office located at 240 33rd Ave SW, Suite D in Cedar Rapids.

The first two prep classes will be offered on Friday, November 9th from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 11th from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Participants are not required to attend prep classes but are highly encouraged. Classes are available at a cost of $15 per class or two for $20. Registration for the prep classes will be handled on-site the day of the classes at the River Kings Front Office.

Dance Team Tryouts will a two-day, closed event at the River Kings Front Office building with the first round being held on Friday, December 7th and call-backs and interviews taking place on Sunday, December 9th. All participants must be 18 or older at the time of the tryouts (December 7, 2018).


First Round – Friday, December 7, 2018, at the River Kings Front Office building.

Registration opens at 5:00 p.m. There will be a $25 fee for participants, cash only. Participants will also be required to complete information and waiver forms and provide a 5” x 7” or larger head-shot, all photos are non-returnable. Registration forms are available online at GoRiverKings.com.

Instruction begins at 6:00 p.m. with the sessions lasting until approximately 8:30 p.m. Tryouts are led by Dance Team Director Jen Marks. They are a closed event and not open to public viewing.

Participants should wear form-fitting, two-piece dance outfits, and comfortable shoes. No jazz pants or baggy pants will be allowed. Please wear dance briefs or boy shorts. It is suggested that participants bring make-up, hair products, a towel, a bottle of water and a snack.

After instruction and warm-ups, participants will learn combinations including basic kicks and turns integrated into a few short, repeating sideline dance routines. Participants will perform in small groups and first cuts will be established after the completion of the first round.

Finalist Interviews – Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the River Kings Front Office building

Finalist Interviews will take place from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Each finalist will be scheduled for a private interview with a small panel of judges consisting of the Dance Team Director and River King Front Office Staff. Participants should dress business casual for their interview and look professional.

Finalist Callbacks – Sunday, December 9, 2018, at the River Kings Front Office building

Finalist callbacks will take place from 11:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Callbacks are mandatory for all tryout participants who are selected to advance after the first round. Finalists will be chosen based on scores compiled from their dance routines and interview scores. This round is also closed to public viewing. The 2019 River Kings Dance Team will be selected that evening.


For more information about prep classes and tryouts fill out the form on this page (to the right on desktops) or email River Kings Dance Team Director Jen Marks at jen@goriverkings.com

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