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Wauwatosa East Dance Team Tryouts

Attention all students current grades 8th-11th grade! 


What: Wauwatosa East Dance Team Tryouts
When: Tuesday, May 11th- Friday May 14th, 2021 

Where: Wauwatosa East High School – Small Gym

* Candidates  MUST attend all tryout dates, or get absence pre-approved by Coach Gruman

No previous dance experience needed, but encouraged!

The Wauwatosa East Dance Team is both a school performance and competitive team consisting of dedicated, respectful students who share a passion for dancing. Through daily hard work, encouragement, and supportive to each other, they collaboratively work together with their coach to showcase dance pieces in a variety styles to their school and community. We are looking for NEW members who share the same qualities above to join our team!!

Our season runs from May until Mid February. The Dance Team performs at the East Football, Basketball, and some Soccer sporting events, as well as competes across Wisconsin against other area school dance teams in the styles of Hip Hop, Jazz, and Poms.

*Please view the slideshow below to see what else our team is up too!* 

Wanting to tryout but do other things? -We are flexible around other activities, so long as schedules are clearly communicated and a plan is worked out a head of time. 

Required Forms For Tryouts: 

-A permission to use facility form must be on file in order to tryout.  Please bring this form FIRST day of tryouts on Tuesday, May 11th. (Form linked below).

-Candidates interested in trying out must also submit two teacher recommendation sheets by the final day of tryout on Friday, May 14th to Coach Gruman (Forms linked below). Forms can be emailed to Coach Gruman or handed in at tryouts.  These letters of recommendation must be from your current school teachers, administrator, case manager, or counselor.  Girls who do not have two letters by the time of the last tryout date on the 14th, will not be eligible to make the team.

-Candidates must complete the “Raiderette Dance Team Writing Prompt 2021-2022” linked below. Prompt can be returned to Coach Gruman via email or handed in by the last day of tryouts. Please remember to use your BEST grammar and write in complete paragraph form!

Lastly, all Current 8th- 11th graders interested in trying out for the team must preview the mandatory Google Slideshow (Please See Slideshow attached below). 
Any further questions regarding tryouts, contact Coach Gruman at
We look forward to seeing you at tryouts! Go Raiders!