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Aggiette Auditions


Try-Out Clinic

When: Thursday, April 2nd 2015
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Where: Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum (850 N 800 E)
Registration Material: $25.00 (Cash or check) & completed registration form
What To Wear: Dance attire
What To Expect:
  • Begin learning the first of three audition routines that will be taught throughout the course of auditions.
  • No judging will take place during this time
  • Judging will begin Friday, April 3rd, following a quick review of material taught during clinic.

**Clinic Participation is mandatory**


Try-Outs

When: Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4, 2015
Time: April 3rd: 8:00am-2:00pm (approx..)
April 4th: 8:00am until team is chosen
Where: Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum (850 N 800 E)
What To Wear: Dance pants/bikers, dance top & dance appropriate shoes (gore boots, half soles, tennis shoes (for hip hop), etc.) – come performance ready!
What To Expect:
  • Friday, April 3rd, 2015: Check-in will begin at 7:45 a.m. Participants will continue to learn the last two of three total routines in three different styles - a technical jazz, hip-hop and pom routine. Sideline cheers will also be taught. Participants may be asked to perform "across the floor" combinations (taught at clinic) so judges can evaluate participants' technique and ability.
  • A series of initial cuts will be made Friday to determine who will be invited back for the final audition on Saturday, April 4th at 8:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, April 4th: You will be judged on all the material that you learned and performed on Friday, April 3rd. Be prepared for a possible interview.
  • 10 positions are available.
  • You DO NOT need to prepare any of your own material. We are looking for advanced level technique and ability, stage presence, and someone who captures the Aggiette style.

Preparing For Try-outs

  • Master basic dance technique of balancing, centering, maintaining lines and controlling movements.
  • Enhance flexibility
  • Skills to practice are, but not limited to:
    • Turns - Double/Triple pirouettes, fouettes – in second and sustained
    • Leaps - Grande jete', switch, tilt, back & side leaps, Russian/Calypso
    • Kicks - Work on height and control

Please bring a filled-out registration form and a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 with you (if you are under 18 years of age, make sure the application has your parent's signature on it). You can print the registration form online under "Audition Application", pick one up in the Taggart Student Center (room 326), or call (435) 797-2912 and we can send you one.

**Auditions are closed to everyone except the participants, judges and those helping with the auditions.

Utah State University will not be held responsible or liable for any injuries that may occur during these auditions. If selected to be a member of the USU Spirit Squad you are required to have a personal health insurance plan.