The FIU Golden Dazzlers are the University's official dance team.

The FIU Golden Dazzlers currently functions under the direction of  Head Coach Paulina Munoz  and Assistance Coach Allison Stone.

All current squad members must try out for each successive year in which they wish to participate.

Auditions for the 2012-2013 team will be on Friday, May 4, 2012 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the U.S. Century Bank Arena located on FIU Modesto Maidique Campus. If dancer is selected in the second round they will continue to the Final Round on Saturday, May 5, 2012.


Responsibilities
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to): all practices and conditioning during the year, summer practices, pep rallies, football, men's & women's basketball games, baseball games, soccer games, alumni and community events, FIU Spirit events, fundraising, and community service. Some events can occur after the basketball season ends, which you will be required to attend.

You will be required to carefully read and sign the Dazzlers Team constitution, code of conduct and travel policies, which states guidelines for all members of the team.

Audition Information


Required Forms

1.   Completely filled out registration form

2.   Signed and Completed waiver

Dance
Requirement




You must be able to perform the following:

1.   High Kicks
2.   Triple pirouette landing in long 4th position
3.   3 foutette' pirouettes, with the 4th being a double pirouette

 

Proper Attire

No t-shirts, baggy pants, or sweats will be acceptable. There are no body type requirements but because judges will be looking to evaluate body lines/motions, loose clothing is a hindrance and disadvantage. Dress to Impress!

Proper Make-Up/Hair

Wear hair and make-up as you would for a performance. Look to impress. No pony tails or buns. Wear your hair down.

   


What to bring

  1. Cash or Check - $10
  2. Waiver/Registration Form
  3. Do not wear watches, rings or jewelry other than stud/post earrings * POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED.
  4. Food and Water Optional
  5. Towel Optional
  6. Make-up to touch up throughout the day Optional

Practice Information

Summer

(Starting June 13, 2012)

Monday, Wednesday & Friday

6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
*only Fridays

Fall:

Monday & Wednesday

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Spring:

Monday & Wednesday

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Football Season

Rallies:

Week of game there will be pep rallies. Dates and times vary.

Games:

Game day call time is 3 hours prior to start of game. Rehersal time on field, march with the band thru tailgating row, perform at alumni tent, pregame, game time.

Travel:

Tentative

Bowl Game:

Basketball Bowl games are usually held between December 26th and January 1st. At least 10 Dazzlers are required to be available.

Football Bowl game - Dazzlers will be selected based on attendance, merit and overall team participation. * Decision is made by Coach.


Basketball

Games:

Pre-season games are played on various days of the week starting in November. Call time is an hour and half before game.

Travel:

Sun Belt Conference - Early March 2013


Winter Break & Spring Break

All Dazzlers MUST get winter and spring breaks approved by Coach in order to plan accordingly when members of team will be missing.


Other

Dazzlers must be available for numerous alumni, community, campus and fundraising events that occur sporadically throughout the year. Also, other public appearances are sometimes requested and each member is required to attend. Events and appearance requests may occur past the basketball season, which you will be required to attend.


 

The Golden Dazzlers are available for appearances and performances for your next event.
For more information please contact us at
fiudazzlers@bellsouth.net.
  

 

TEAM HISTORY
The team has been an integral part of the FIU sports scene since 1989. The first squad was called the Sun Blazer Dancers. Since then the team has gone through many changes, even being called the Panther Dancers in an attempt to rebuild the squad. But, the team has always been at its best under the name of Golden Dazzlers, which is why the team was reborn in 2001. After many years of back and forth placement throughout many school departments, the squad is now recognized under FIU's Athletic Department and is considered the University's official dance team. With the support of FIU Athletics, the program has grown tremendously and is now one of the top college dance teams in the nation.

 

COMPETITIONS AND CAMPS
The one thing that has remained constant for the Golden Dazzlers has been the program's loyalty to the National Cheerleaders Association under the former NCA Danz, now known as the NDA (National Dance Alliance), as the entire team travels to summer dance camp. Auditions for the Competition Team are held within the team in the month of December.

 




 

 

 
STAFF
Paulina Munoz serves as the Coach and Director to the Golden Dazzlers Dance Team program. Munoz is an FIU alumna with a Bachelor's Degree in mass communications and was a Dazzler herself from 1998-2001. She also served as the assistant coach to the Golden Dazzlers from 2001-07 and has helped out when needed ever since. Throughout the years, Munoz worked closely with Brenda Popritkin, the Golden Dazzlers' previous coach and director, to rebuild the program to what it is today.

Rounding out the staff is assistant coach Allison Stone, a Dazzler alum and current Miami Dade School teacher, and Gina Todd, a Dazzler alumnae.

 

 



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