IMPORTANT DATES COMING UP
Pre-Tryout Clinic: March 30th at 9:00 AM-2:00 PM (Keaney Gymnasium). $40 clinic fee.
Registration is required, email URIramettes@gmail.com to register.
2019-20 Ramette Tryouts: April 13th and 14th at 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Tootell West). $40 tryout fee.
Please contact URIramettes@gmail.com for questions, concerns and to register! Video tryouts are welcome if you cannot attend tryouts in person, email for details.
2019 Youth Clinic: April 20th from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Keaney Gymnasium).
Please contact URIramettes@gmail.com for questions, concerns and to register!
Please print and bring to Tryouts.
URI Spirit Program is committed to providing a dynamic and positive environment for a young woman to pursue all aspects of excellence. This includes character, self-discipline, commitment, and leadership. We believe in education through sport, practicality and promoting community and pride in the University of Rhode Island.
The Ramettes are the official dance team of the URI Athletic Department. As one of the University's Spirit Groups, the Ramettes' primary role is to offer spirit and entertainment at the Men's and Women's Basketball as well as Football games each season. They are the featured halftime entertainment and also perform short routines to keep the Rhody fans involved throughout the entire game. Performing dances to everything from Katy Perry to Lady Gaga, the Ramettes are a dynamic and versatile group of URI's best dancers.
They are a long-standing tradition at the University of Rhode Island, with the first Ramettes squad created in the 1960s; however, they have been revived in the late 1990s with a new image that mirrors many of today's collegiate dance teams. They are noted for their high-energy dances that include jazz, hip-hop, pom and contemporary styles.
In addition to performing at the basketball and football games, the Ramettes also perform at University events like Midnight Madness, Rhody Rally, and Homecoming. The Ramettes participate in UDA training on an annual basis, where they fine-tune technique, take master classes, and receive an evaluation on numerous routines that they learn during the pre-season camp. The Ramettes practice 2 to 3 times per week.