Sugar Bears Auditions

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2014-2015 Sugar Bears Dance Team Auditions

 

Tryout Clinics:

 

Sunday, April 6 - Missouri State University - Hammons Student Center, East Court 

(Please enter through the glass doors on the east side of Hammons Student Center, facing JQH Arena)

Registration: 9:30am

Clinic: 10:00am-12:00pm

 

Sunday, April 13 - Missouri State University - Hammons Student Center, East Court

(Please enter through the glass doors on the east side of Hammons Student Center, facing JQH Arena)

Registration: 11:30am

Clinic: 12:00pm-2:00pm

 

Attending one of the clinics on April 6 and 13 is required to participate in Sugar Bears Auditions. Here is what you will need:

1. Signed Release Form  - due at clinic registration

2. Photocopy of health insurance card (front & back) - due at clinic registration

3. Copy of current physical from the past 6 months clearing you for dancing, gymnastics tricks and other physical activity - due at clinic registration

4. $20 clinic fee - due at clinic registration (one fee covers both clinics)

 

The clinic will include a group stretch, skills across the floor, turns, reviewing hip hop tricks, learning fight song and jazz choreography and a short information session at the end. The tryout clinics are closed to the public. Our goal is to prepare dancers as much as possible for the audition. High school underclassmen are also welcome to attend the clinics with the above required items. Please note that a parent signaure is also required on the Release Form for dancers who are under 18 years old. 

 

Suggested Attire for Tryout Clinics: (there is no need to purchase anything new for the clinic)

Sports bra or fitted dance top

Dance shorts

Jazz shoes  

 

Auditions:

 

During semi-finals and finals, dancers will be evaluated on Fight Song (that will be taught at both clinics), turns, leaps, flexibility, showmanship, musicality, jazz choreography, hip hop choreography, hip hop tricks, overall technique and an interview with the judges.  Be prepared for a possible fitness test, as well. Dancers should be ready for everything on both days.

 

Saturday, April 26 - Missouri State University - Hammons Student Center, East Court

(Please enter through the glass doors on the east side of Hammons Student Center, facing JQH Arena)

Check-in: 8:30am

Tryout Semi-Finals: 9:00am - 2:00pm (the ending time is just an estimate)

Following semi-finals, the finalists will be posted online and invited back to Finals on Sunday, April 27, at 8:30am.

 

Sunday, April 27 - Missouri State University - Hammons Student Center, East Court

Check-in: 8:30am

Tryout Finals: 9:00am-2:00pm (ending time is tentative)

 

The 2014-2015 Sugar Bears Dance Team will be announced online and/or via Twitter by 5pm on Tuesday, April 29, 2014.

 

Tryout attire for both days:

Fitted sleeveless, cropped dance top or sports bra in Maroon or White (dark gray or black are also acceptable, but the goal is to show your MSU Bears spirit with your dance top).

Fitted dance shorts in maroon, black or dark gray

Black sweat pants may be worn over your dance shorts during the hip hop evaluation

Jazz shoes (or Pirouette style shoes) for jazz and fight song evaluation (tan is recommended)

Tennis shoes or hip hop shoes for hip hop tricks and hip hop choreography evaluation

Hair & Make-up: Arrive with performance make-up and your hair down and styled. You will get your picture taken first thing Saturday morning. Bring hair supplies to quickly put your hair up in a ponytail for the turning and hip hop trick evaluation portion of tryouts.

 

 

Requirements for 2014-2015 Sugar Bears Auditions:

 

1. Attend at least one of the tryout clinics on April 6 or 13.

2. Turn in all required items for the clinics: Signed Release Form, Photocopy of health insurance card (front & back), current physical clearing you to participate in dancing and gymnastics tricks, pay the $20 clinic fee (the $20 clinic fee gets you into both clinics) - due at the first clinic you register

3. Submit your Tryout Application - fill out all information (submit at clinic registration on April 6 or 13)

4. Attach recent wallet photo to your application (submit at clinic registration on April 6 or 13)

5. Incoming freshmen and transfer students: provide proof of acceptance to MSU for Fall 2014  (submit at clinic registration on April 6 or 13)

6. Current MSU Students: submit photocopy of Spring & Fall 2014 schedules and printout of unofficial transcript form my.missouristate.edu (submit at clinic registration on April 6 or 13)

7. $20 tryout processing fee to participate in tryouts April 26 & 27 (submit at clinic registration on April 6 or 13)

 

*A minimum GPA of 2.0 cumulative and semester is required to tryout and maintain a spot on the MSU Spirit Squads.

 

Please check back regularly for updates. Follow us on Twitter: @MSU_SugarBears and like us on Facebook: Missouri State Sugar Bears Dance Team for the latest tryout updates. Contact Sugar Bears Coach, Susan Brown, at SusanBrown@MissouriState.edu with any questions regarding tryouts.