CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Tryouts for the 2008-2009 Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Islander Dance Team will be held Saturday, May 17, at 1 p.m. at the Antonio E. Garcia Arts & Education Center, located at 2021 Agnes St.

Performance routine requirements include right split, switch leap, right split leap, double pirouette, axel, toe touch and turn sequence. Dancers must bring 6-to-8 eight counts of original choreography. Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to all members.

The Islander Dance Team, a major contribution to the University Athletic Program, was founded to develop dance and performance abilities, encourage the enrichment of physical fitness, self-esteem and school spirit.

The registration fee is $25 to be paid the day of tryouts. Early registration is recommended. Space is limited. For more information or to obtain a dance team application, go to http://islander.tamucc.edu/~dancers; call 361.765.5684; or e-mail dancer12982@hotmail.com.