TORONTO - The Ryerson Dance Pak is pleased to announce the following details for the 2016-17 tryouts.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016

Time: Registration at 12:30 p.m., tryout begins at 1:00 p.m., be prepared to stay until 5:30 p.m.

Where: Coca-Cola Court, Mattamy Athletic Centre

The tryout will consist of a warm up & stretch, across the floor technique (jumps, turns, kicks, etc.) and a jazz combo which will be taught and performed in groups. Dancers will be notified by email within 48 hours whether or not they are invited to the callback. The callback will be held Sunday, September 18th at 1:00 p.m. in RAC Studio 1 and will consist of a warm up & stretch, advanced across the floor technique and a contemporary combo.

Previous technical training is required. The team is looking for dancers with great technique, excellent performance quality, a positive attitude and a superior work ethic.

Please dress for a jazz class, shorts or leggings are preferred but not required. No baggy clothing after warm up. The floor can be slippery so please consider bringing footwear other than socks. Soles must be non-marking if worn on the court.

Registration form can be obtained in advance by emailing

The team is open to all current Ryerson students from any program.


As the official dance team of the Ryerson Rams, the Ryerson Dance Pak strives to encourage school spirit, entertain Rams fans and represent Ryerson at the top level in Canadian collegiate competitive dance.

The team is comprised of experienced dancers from all programs of study, who want to continue performing and competing at an advanced level. The Dance Pak focuses mainly on contemporary, jazz and lyrical but if there are enough team members with strengths in other styles, ie. hip hop, tap, acro, then those styles may be incorporated. Team members perform and/or appear at Ryerson Rams home basketball and hockey games as well as competing in three university/college dance competitions each year.

The Dance Pak practices twice a week, Sunday afternoons and one week night. Which weeknight (Tuesday or Wednesday) will be finalized in September.

Further information about the team and tryouts can be found here or contact coach Krista Speller at