Do you love to dance? Do you love to perform?
Try out for The Reagan High School Raiderettes Dance Team!
Tryouts for 2013-2014 season will be Tuesday May 28-Friday May 31 4:00-6:00pm in the Reagan Gymnasium. Print out tryout packet and turn in by May 20.
Information about the Raiderettes:
v The season lasts for 8 ½ months, but requires a one year commitment - including summer camp in July.
v We practice Monday/Tuesday/Thursday from 4-5:30pm.
v We perform at all home/away Varsity Football games, and all home Varsity Basketball games.
v Must either take dance at Reagan or at an outside studio
v Raiderettes serve as role models to the community, so maintaining a positive, classy image is a must.
Requirements for Raiderettes:
v Must be at least a rising freshman enrolled at Reagan High School Fall 2013.
v Must attend all four days of tryouts
v Must have advanced jazz technique, hip-hop technique and intermediate/advanced Pom technique.
v Must maintain a 2.0 GPA.
o Summer Practice For Camp: June 10-12 (10am-12pm; during teacher workday hours) and July 20-21 at RHS, 10am-2pm.
o UDA Overnight Camp at Wake Forest: July 22-25.
o These dates are mandatory.
v Practices will be held August 13-16, 19-23 from 2:00-4:00 *Team pictures will be some time during the day August 13. There will be extra practices this week for new members of the team to learn “pom” technique.
v During the school year, practices will be held Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 4:00-5:30pm. We perform at all home/away Varsity football games and all home Varsity Basketball games.
**What do I need to know for tryouts?**
All Dancers will be judged individually on the following skills:
- Double Pirouette
- Right Leap
- Side Leap
- Turning Disc
- Splits R/L
- Right Calypso to the ground
- 8 Counts of High Kicks with arms in a High V
- 8 counts of turns a la seconde (4 full turns in second), with a double pirouette at the end (counts: prepare on 7-8, turn 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, double pirouette on 1-2 land on 3)
*All dancers will learn 1-1:30 minute of choreography to perform at tryouts
*All dancers will learn a sideline pom routine to perform at tryouts
*All dancers will be judged on how they act during the tryout process, bad attitudes/profanity/tardiness will lower a dancer's score or have then dismissed from tryouts.