This page contains tryout information for those interested in trying out for the 2020-2021 Team! We recommend that you practice the skills listed on our Tryout Skills page throughout the year and attend our highly recommended tryout clinic. Please also make sure to check out our schedule for upcoming summer and fall team dates. All applications must be received prior to the start of the first day of tryouts.

If you want to receive feedback or have any questions about past tryouts, please contact We do not have a set number of dancers we will take for our team, don't be afraid to try out!​​ Any athletes involved in a different fall sport are encouraged to attend the spring tryouts if they plan to tryout for the winter competitive season! Dance experience is NOT required! We can teach you everything you need to know to be successful. 

Mark your calendars! 

Tryouts for the 2020-2021 Dance Team will be the week of May 4th!

  • Thursday, April 16th 5:30 pm

    • Tryout Information Meeting (SHS Multi-Purpose Room)

    • Learn about the team

    • Ask questions about the team and the tryout process

    • Meet the coaches and leadership team

  • ​Tuesday, May 5th 3:45-5:30 pm

    • Pre-Tryout Technique Clinic (SHS Main Gym) HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    • Run through all skills that will be evaluated at tryouts

    • Learn a short routine similar to what the team performs

    • Work with the SHSDT leadership team to learn more about the team

  • Thursday, May 7th 3:45-6:00 pm

    • Day 1 Tryouts (SHS Main Gym) MANDATORY

    • Learn routines to be evaluated at final tryouts

    • Run through technique sequences

    • Learn what it takes to be an SHSDT dancer

  • Saturday, May 9th 8:00 am

    • Final Tryouts (SHS Main Gym) MANDATORY

    • Learn remaining routine(s)

    • Tryout in groups of 2-4, depending on the amount of dancers trying out. Once your tryout is finished and you have not been asked for call backs, you are free to leave.

    • The team will be announced on the website & via e-mail that night by 8 pm.

    • If weather brings Spring Varsity sports indoors, the pre-tryout clinic and all days of tryouts will be moved to Yahara Gym

    • The final day of tryouts will run no later than 2 pm. Please bring snacks and a water bottle.


  • Did your miss our spring tryouts? Change your mind about being on the team? Have a conflict? You're in luck! 

  • The team is accepting video tryout submissions for the 2020-2021 season.

  • Please contact for further information and submission details. 

2020-2021 New Team Meeting

  • Tuesday, May 12th 5:30 pm - SHS Library

  • All dancers and at least one parent/guardian should attend this meeting to learn about the upcoming season and the Stoughton High School Dance Team. Dancers will be fit and/or measured for uniforms and costumes at this time

  • The first Dance Booster Club meeting of the season will follow

Please contact Coach Larson with ANY possible conflicts at

Accommodations WILL absolutely be made for those who contact in advance. 

Tryout Attire/Hair:

For the clinic and both days of tryouts, dancers must wear black tight fitting clothing that does not display school and/or dance team emblems or names. Wear shoes you can easily dance in, sneakers or jazz shoes. Preferably, tank top or sport bra, leggings/shorts, and jazz shoes. Shoes must be worn at all times. Points will be deducted from dancers' scores who do not follow the tryout attire guidelines. 

Hair needs to be pulled back into tight ponytail or bun - tied securely for clinic and each day of tryouts. Bobby pins and hairspray should be used to keep loose hairs away from your face. We encourage you to present yourself as clean and neat as possible. Points will be deducted from dancers' scores who do not follow the tryout hair guidelines. 

Stoughton Dance Booster Club

2364 Jackson Street, #121

Stoughton, WI 53589


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