Join us for a free class and info session!

Our Free Class and Info Session will be Wednesday, September 28th from 7-9pm in Case Gym (285 Babcock Street). All current students are welcome to attend! We will teach a short Game Day Jazz combination and talk about the team and tryout process. Feel free to ask any remaining questions you may have about tryouts or life on the BUDT. Wear whatever you feel most comfortable dancing in, though we highly recommend jazz shoes or half-soles for footwear since the gym floors can be slippery.  

 

If interested, please fill out this google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfOekM8s2sZqqqvgr_rd6BN6ute5j7-HMTvhKTDcaASuZk96Q/viewform?usp=sf_link 

 

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us: budt@bu.edu.

BUDT 2022-2023 TRYOUTS

Thank you so much for your interest in the Boston University Dance Team! We are a nationally ranked D1 Dance Team and compete annually at NDA Nationals in Daytona! In addition to competing, the team performs at all men’s and women’s basketball games as well as on-campus events, community service events, and local dance showcases. Please read the following information carefully:

Our in-person tryouts dates for this year will be Saturday, October 1st – Sunday, October 2nd from 12:00pm-2pm in Case Gym.

If interested, please fill out the google form below by 9/23 AT MIDNIGHT:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfoTYdIezKojsfsfbiIZhFKRuxe3ozUJSEXC30tzOAARnE7tw/viewform?usp=sf_link

In addition, please check out the tryout packet: BU Dance Team Tryouts

The packet includes information about the team, specific details for tryouts / the classes, and forms that need to be completed in order to tryout. READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY AND FILL OUT ALL FORMS. Forms must be completed by SEPTEMBER 30th TO TRYOUT. 

If you have any questions regarding the information in the packet, the google forms, or the team in general, please email us at budt@bu.edu

We look forward to seeing you at tryouts this year!

2021-2022 BUDT TRYOUT INFO!!!

Thank you so much for your interest in the Boston University Dance Team! We are a nationally ranked D1 Dance Team and compete annually at NDA Nationals in Daytona! In addition to competing, the team performs at all men's and women's basketball games as well as on-campus events, community service events, and local dance showcases. Please read the following information carefully:

Our tryouts dates for this year will be Saturday, September 18th - Sunday, September 19th from 9:30am-2:00pm In Case Gym (285 Babcock St). 

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If you are interested in trying out for the team, please fill out the google form below:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeHPTcpOMYYqp8j85FQT_7MoJuomzLBT1DHJgx9L_VoXOHXHw/viewform?usp=sf_link  

**IMPORTANT**

    In addition, please read this tryout packet: BU Dance Team 2021 Tryout Packet.docx . The packet includes information about the team, specific details for tryouts / the classes, and forms that need to be completed in order to tryout. READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY AND FILL OUT ALL FORMS. Forms must be completed by SEPTEMBER 14TH TO TRYOUT.

 

If you have any questions regarding the information in the packet, the google form, or the team in general, please email us at budt@bu.edu

We look forward to seeing you at tryouts this year!

2021-2022 FREE CLASS AND INFO SESSION

Our free class and info session will be on Tuesday, September 14th and Thursday, September 16th from 7:00pm-9:00pm In Case Gym (285 Babcock Street)! 

During the first hour, we will be doing a warm and teaching a Game Day jazz combination that you will need to learn for tryouts. For the second hour, we will have a Q&A to go over the team and any questions you may have. You only need to attend one of these classes as we will be teaching the same combination at both. If you cannot attend either, no worries, we will also be teaching this combination during tryouts!

IMPOTANT:

If you are interested in the free classes, please fill out this form by September 14th at 12:00pm:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdRWlYrTHhsw2ReV7QRLJg0PQjoMp1BMLBUZ5huvKNJTvms2w/viewform?usp=sf_link

NOTES:

  1. You will be asked to show your green badge at the door, please come prepared
  2. You will be required to wear a mask at all times (unless drinking water) we recommend a surgical mask
  3. You can wear whatever you would like to the class, we recommend tight fitted clothes, hair to be secured up if possible, and jazz shoes

As always, free free to email us at budt@bu.edu or DM on instagram @budanceteam !

Important Free Class Info

Our Free Class and Info Session will be this Wednesday, September 11 at 7:30pm in Case Gym. We will teach a short Game Day Jazz combination and talk about the team and tryout process. Feel free to ask any remaining questions you may have about tryouts or life on the BUDT. Wear whatever you feel most comfortable dancing in, though we highly recommend jazz shoes or half-soles for footwear since the gym floors can be slippery.  And, of course, bring water!

IMPORTANT - If you plan on attending either (or both) our Free Class this Wednesday or Tryouts this weekend, please complete the following by 5:00pm on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10:

  1. Fill out the Google Form at this link: https://forms.gle/HPVagSRGiYnGbfpG9
  2. Login to Patient Connect (https://patientconnect.bu.edu/confirm.aspx
    1. Click on “Forms.”
    2. Fill out the “Tryout” form.

*Please note that the “Tryout” form is not listed in the Tryout Packet. However, this form MUST be filled out in order to participate physically in any BUDT event.

As always, please feel free to email us at budt@bu.edu with any questions or concerns! We cannot wait to dance with you!

Join us for a Free Class and Info Session

Are you interested in trying out for the BU Dance Team?

Join us for a Free Class followed by an Information Session to learn more about the team and tryout process in Case Gym on Wednesday, September 11 from 7:30pm-9:30pm! 
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You will learn a short dance team style Jazz combination and have the chance to ask any questions regarding the tryout process, our team, competitions, and how we fit into the BU community. It's a great opportunity for any dancer who thinks they might be interested in the BUDT! Make sure to RSVP to our Facebook event to get updates as we get closer to the 11th. Please feel free to email budt@bu.edu with any questions until then. We hope to see you there! 

Don't forget to find our table at Splash on Saturday, September 7th on Nickerson Field from 2:00pm-4:00pm! We can't wait to meet you!

BU Dance Team 2019-2020 Tryouts

It's that time of year again when all the Terriers will be returning to campus! The 2019-2020 dance season is fast approaching and after being reminded that #TheWorkIsWorthIt at NDA Camp earlier this month the BUDT is so excited for another great year! We couldn’t be more excited to add to our family and find new members who are as passionate as we are about dancing!

Fall Tryouts will be held on September 14th & 15th in Case Gym!

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Saturday, September 14th
12:30pm - 1:00pm         Registration
1:00pm - 3:00pm           Session 1
3:00pm - 4:00pm            Dinner Break
4:00pm - 7:00pm            Session 2
Sunday, September 15th
1:00pm - 1:30pm            Warm-up
1:30pm - 4:30pm          Final Tryouts

If you are interested in trying out for the team, please see our Tryouts page for details about the schedule, what you can expect, and how you can best prepare! Dancers will need all necessary forms and waivers filled out prior to tryouts to be eligible for consideration. Download our 2019 Tryout Packet for all the information you need!

If you have any questions before then, please feel free to email us at budt@bu.edu. Check back here or on our Facebook event for more information! We look forward to seeing you in September!

BU Dance Team 2019 Tryout Packet

BU Dance Team 2019 Tryout Packet

BUDT Community Involvement

The BUDT had the pleasure of hosting a guest dancer during one of the last home basketball games of the 2018-2019 season! Moriah is an autistic woman who receives assisted living benefits from the May Institute. She has always had an interest in dance and cheer and she currently participates on a cheer team for individuals with disabilities. Moriah has always dreamed of dancing for a professional Boston sports team. Getting a chance to be on the BUDT for a day and perform at a men's basketball game was the perfect opportunity for her! The girls loved meeting Moriah and including her in our pregame preparations as well as our Senior Day festivities.

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Captain Nina Maroudas prepared a simple timeout routine for the team to teach Moriah before the game. Moriah enjoyed learning the choreography with the girls in Case Gym before tip-off. Given that Moriah only had one day with the team and limited time to learn the timeout she did an amazing job and impressed everyone with her enthusiasm and curiosity about our program! She was thrilled to get a front row seat to the Terrier's game against Navy as she waited for her halftime performance. She had a an amazing experience getting to perform for an audience and the BUDT is so happy we were able to give her this opportunity! We are so grateful to have gotten to spend a day sharing what we love to do with Moriah and her bubbly personality. You can see our performance featuring Moriah here.

The BUDT hopes to partner with other individuals or organizations in the community in the future. Email budt@bu.edu if you have opportunities for us to get involved!

NDA Nationals 2018 – 2019

This season the Boston University Dance Team was walking into a brand new nationals experience. Although the team competes at the NDA National Collegiate Championship in Daytona Beach, FL every April this is the first time the team competed a Jazz routine. The BUDT placed 5th in a very competitive Division I Jazz category and could not be more proud to have achieved a top 5 placement in our debut!  The girls are honored to have been the first to compete in Jazz for the BUDT. It is extremely rewarding to maintain the program's position as a top Division 1 dance team given this transition. The week’s achievements stem from a full year of hard work and dedication. We wrap up our 2018-2019 season feeling so fulfilled and reminded that the work is always worth it!

Team Nationals 

We could not have had such success at Nationals without our amazing choreography! Working with Innovate Choreo for our routine this year was an absolute dream. Karl Mundt and Kia Hill collaborated to give the BUDT breathtaking choreography which combined the strength and power our team has always showcased while maintaining the elegance of lyrical jazz movement. We were very lucky to have Kia come work with the team for a weekend shortly before Nationals where she helped us make some tweaks and focus on performance quality. She is such a positive light and inspired all of our dancers to find the dynamics in every moment of the dance. We all moved with more confidence and her influence translated to our performance on stage. We were equally fortunate to spend some time with Karl down in Daytona. His expertise and motivation was a huge asset in our final practices before our prelim performance. He helped everyone find an empowering headspace to get ready for competition. He preaches delivering the best possible execution when it counts and the team made that our mantra for the week. It was so encouraging to have Karl in our practice floor sessions immediately before performing. It is not always the case that we get to perform for our choreographer and knowing he was in the audience really pushed everyone to make him proud. We can't thank Karl and Kia enough for their influence on our season! The BUDT is honored to be part of the Innovate Choreo family.

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Along with preparing for a new performance category, the BUDT started the season with some changes in leadership. Taylor Littlefield, assistant coach since fall of 2015, took over the position of head coach this season and brought her sister Maddy Cate on as assistant coach! The sisters are both University of South Carolina Dance Team alumni. For Taylor, balancing another full time job and her pregnancy with coaching the team was no small task. We cannot thank her enough for her commitment and the profound impact she has made on the program! With a smaller coaching staff than the program has had in past years, captain Nina Maroudas (QST '19) had to assume a larger role. Being a senior fiercely dedicated to her team, Nina was willing to step up and take on whatever would be necessary to have a successful final season. The collaboration between Taylor and Nina inside and outside of practice was essential to the productivity of the team all season long. At Nationals, the team was lucky to have the assistance of our incredible alumni. The growth we achieved in the practices leading up to competition would not have been possible without their guidance! Although it was sad not to have Taylor there with us it was extra motivation for the girls to make her proud. On behalf of the entire team we want to congratulate Taylor for adding a soon-to-be baby boy to the BUDT family! The BUDT is so grateful for the strong leadership we had this season.

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As hard as practices, workouts, and time management between academics and dance may get throughout the year, the overwhelming love and commitment the girls have for each other is what keeps them going. Nationals is by far the best example of this camaraderie and is particularly evident in how much the girls are able improve their performance in just a few short days in Daytona Beach, FL. A pure love for dance and the impact it has had on each of the girls' lives inspired the routine. At Nationals the girls focused on why they love to dance and the emotion they could bring to their performance to make that translate to their audience and judges. Regardless of placement, being able to do what you love with your best friends to showcase a full year of diligent hard work is the greatest reward there is. Overcoming so many changes this season the BUDT is extremely proud and excited for what the future has in store! 

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Not only do the girls support one another, they have a huge support system ranging from alumni, to friends, to family who truly help make all of our success possible. The love and encouragement the team receives from this network each year has been essential to how far we've come. If you are interested in joining the BUDT family or have any questions about our team, be sure to email us at budt@bu.edu!