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Welcome! My name is Emily Smith, and I'm the Dancing Arrows Advisor. I'm so excited that you are interested in joining the Dancing Arrows! 

Dancing Arrows is a voluntary organization open to any interested Ursuline student. The purpose of this organization is to create the opportunity for members to become involved through teamwork and collaboration at campus events. The Dancing Arrows practice weekly and perform at specific events. Generally, these include home sporting events and select campus events. While all skill levels are welcome, dedication and a positive attitude are required.


Our dance season typically revolves around Ursuline’s basketball season (November-March), with pre-season practices beginning in October. While in season, practices typically are held once or twice a week for about 2-3 hours, depending on upcoming performances and everyone’s schedules. The Dancing Arrows performs at all home basketball games during half-time and other campus events. Each year, our number of performances varies but will not exceed 10 performances. Click here to see some of our previous performances!


Tryouts for the 2014-2015 Dancing Arrows will be held on campus on Tuesday, April 15, 2013 from 2:30pm - 5:00pm.
If you are not able to attend on Tuesday, April 15th, you will still be able to tryout via video submission.
Candidates must be seniors in high school or transfer students and be admitted to Ursuline College. Previous dance experience is not required. All candidates are required to register online and complete a waiver before tryouts begin. Click here if under 18 years old (parent permission is required), or click here if you are over 18 years old. Registration deadline is Friday, April 11, 2013.
During try-outs, you will learn what it means to be a Dancing Arrow, meet the current team, learn a short routine, and practice basic dance skills. Following the clinic time, official tryouts will begin. You will be asked to perform specific dance skills (turns, leaps, etc., all covered during the clinic time) and the routine you learned. This routine will help showcase your ability to learn a routine, basic dance skills and technique, showmanship, and personality. All tryouts will be done in pairs (two candidates at a time) and are closed to the public.
Typically we are looking to fill about 10-12 positions and previous members are required to tryout every year. Depending on skill level and number of positions filled, scholarships will be offered for Dancing Arrow members, up to $1,000. Candidates must enroll at Ursuline College to receive any scholarship money that is offered.

Following tryouts, incoming students are encouraged attend Admission's “Evening with Ursuline,” an invitation-only event exclusively for students admitted to Ursuline College. “Evening with Ursuline” begins at 6:00pm and hordourves will be served. (Click here to register)


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know! I can be reached via email at esmith2@ursuline.edu or by phone at 440.684.6107.


Once again, thank you for your interest and I look forward to meeting you soon!



Emily K. Smith ’11, ’13 MA
2550 Lander Road
Pepper Pike, OH  44124
440 684 6107 office
440 725 4181 cell