Audition season


“You R Who U…” is a “house” technique piece with music by legends Cajmere, Russoul, and Ari Louredes. This dance showcases the amazing organic movement Inertia is known for.

Traditions around Westside are alive and kicking. Literally kicking as three of the most active teams on campus prepare for their annual spring auditions to place their squads for the 2022-23 school year.  Westside Cheerleading try-outs are underway this week, while Pride Dance Team, Inertia Dance Company are holding their try-outs in the next couple of weeks.

Pride Dance Team auditions for the 2022-23 school year are March 29 – April 1. Open to 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade students with a strong skill set for jazz, pom, and kick dance technique.  Prior dance experience and training is a must as the example skills in the try-out routine will include: Double pirouette, A la seconds, leaps, truning centers, calypso, high kicks, and full right and left splits. Dancers will learn the routine during after school sessions, held in the Westside gym. Teacher recommendations are required. Passing all classes is also recommended.

Pride dancer performs a right leg split during a halftime routine on Senior Night 2021

Pride Dance Team is a four season activity. New team members will begin with a performance in the annual Pride Spring Show. Summer camps and drill practice prepares for fall football season. Which leads into the busy winter competition season. Applicants should carefully read through the time and financial committments section of the audtion packet.  For a link to your audition packet, application, teacher recommentation forms contact Pride director Mrs. Jena Emert. her email is [email protected]

Inertia Dance Company’s in person try-outs will be held April 25 – 28. With specific days for girls and boys training and auditons. On the first day of the process, dancers will learn choreography, followed by a review day on April 26th. To audtion you will specifically need:  Headshot/dance shot, copy of most recent report card, letter of recommendation, and completed application.  Inertia is a coed team, with a full year of activities beginning in August. The try-out packet has an extensive list of “Things to Consider” for each applicant to carefully read through.  Inertia is a huge commitment, and each dancer should be fully aware of the requirements to be on this team. Inertia does have a financial committment, which can be found in the try-out packet.  If you want to be part of the Inertia team for the 22-23 school year, contact Mrs. Amberly Daniels to request a try-out packet, email is [email protected] or visit