USF Sun Doll Auditions
HOLD THAT DATE:
Tryouts dates for 2013-2014 Squad
May 10, 11 and 12
(THIS IS A CHANGE)
Although we try to accomodate everyone, there will be conflicts. We are sorry if you have one but you MUST be at tryouts Saturday and Sunday to Audition. If you have a local competition we can arrrange to interview you first. Thank you for your understanding
Please make sure you go to the usf website to download the application and the liability waiver. The application has a list of items you need to bring with you!
inside athletics/ spirit squads/sun dolls
click for information concerning tryouts link to application and waiver
scroll down to red section to check mandatory dates
IF you are planning on Rushing for a Sorority, you are encouraged to Rush your freshman year and audition for SunDolls your sophomore year. Once you are a SunDoll you cannot Rush because of the new initiation time commitment that is in conjunction with Football, Basketball and Competition practice
What: 2013-2014 USF Sun Doll Auditions
Where: USF Sundome Corral
When: Friday – Sunday, May 10, 11, 12, 2013
The University of South Florida Sun Doll Program is pleased to announce auditions for the 2013-2014 season will take place Friday, May 10 through Sunday, May 12, 2013 at the USF SunDome Corral. We are looking for 18-24 girls. To be eligible to audition you must be a current full-time USF student with a minimum GPA of 2.0, a newly admitted transfer student, or incoming freshmen. In all cases dancers must provide proof of enrollment and a GPA or a copy of an official letter of acceptance to USF.
Sun Dolls will dance for football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball. Additionally chosen girls will represent USF at UDA college nationals in January. You will have mandatory workouts in the strength and conditioning facility, be required to participate in appearances, and other duties set out by athletics.
You will be evaluated in the following areas: Sidelines, High Kicks, Jazz, Hip Hop, fitness and overall impression. We will possibly have a spirit squad and a competition squad, so do not let techique keep you away. Cheerleaders are encourgaged to tryout.
Pre-Audition Clinic: Friday May 10, 2013 6pm – 9pm
This clinic is optional, but strongly recommended. Participants will be taught a portion of a hip hop or jazz routine that will be used for portion of the audition process. This same routine will be taught again in its entirety the day of the preliminary round. You must bring: Physical, Liability (any form or note from your doctor, must be within a year of clinic) Waiver and Insurance Card. Please arrive early to register and complete paperwork. YOU MAY REGISTER FOR TRYOUTS AT CLINIC. WITHOUT ALL PAPERWORK AND $25 CASH, YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PRE-REGISTER
Eligibility: Dancers who are not eligible to audition are welcomed to participate in the pre-audition clinic. This is suggested if you are trying out in the future.
Audition ($25 cash) Saturday,
Saturday May 11, 2013 - Sunday May 12, 2013
Day 1: Participants will be asked to strut across the floor, show personally choreographed routine (6 8 counts), taught a pom (sidelines), hip hop and jazz routine. Cuts will be made throughout the day. Again, do not let Jazz and Hip Hop deter you, we are competiting in POM and we will be considering girls who have good pom motions.
Judges will score individuals on their appearance, performance and technique. The personally choreographed routine will be to music that we chose.
If participants make it through day one, there will be given an interview time the following morning from 8 – 12. You are required to dress professionally (business casual). Interview scores are based on ability to appearance, communication skills, enthusiasm, and a team oriented attitude. Cuts will be made after the interview
Final Cuts: Participants will be asked to perform in different groups to ascertain their style coordinates with returning members. Please note that we may have a team for sidelines and a team for nationals, you may be on BOTH teams if you meet the requirements. Depending on your skill level, your placement will be determined after auditions.
Judges will be looking for work ethic, motivation at all times. Judges may offer critiques and/or advice throughout the weekend.
The Sun Doll squad will be posted approximately one hour after the final decisions are made. Please be patient as it may take some time for the judges to deliberate.
What to Wear to Auditions: 1/2 top with jazz pants or boy cut shorts: spanks type (You may bedazzle your top) Dance Sneakers and/or jazz shoes. Hair and makeup should be performance ready.
What to bring: Letter of acceptance or USF ID, Application form, Head Shot, Resume, Physical, Medical Waiver and Insurance Card (if you are enrolled at USF, please bring a copy of your GPA). RETURNERS MUST bring a Headshot and application form.
Sideline-Dancers will be taught basic chants po, (sidelines) at auditions. You will be asked to execute these skills in a mock game setting. Judges will be evaluating your motions, cleanliness, energy, crowd appeal and crowd leading ability. Strong motion and motion placement are essential, you are a studio dancer and do not have strong sideline skill, you may be placed on the competition squad only.
Hip Hop-A short hip hop routine will be taught at the pre-audition clinic. You will be required to demonstrate this dance throughout the audition process Saturday and Sunday. Judges may call you at anytime and decide which aspect of the audition process they would like to see you perform. We understand that everyone cannot do hip hop and we do have auditions for basketball season. We only perform one or two hip hop dances per year.
Jazz-A short jazz routine will be taught. You will be required to demonstrate this dance. Technical aspects in this routine my involve, jumps, leaps, turns, kicks, fouette’s and tumbling (optional) throughout the audition process Saturday and Sunday. Judges may call you at anytime to decide which aspect of the audition process they would like to see you perform. IF you are a cheerleader, do not be discouraged by turns and fouette’s, not everyone will be chosen to compete in Jazz, where these are necessary for high scores.
Strut- You will be asked to move across the floor. Judges will be looking for appearance, attitude, posture, projection, extension, flexibility, overall impression.
High Kick- You will be asked to perform basic high kicks to determine flexibility, precision and high
TRYOUT Schedule (subject to change)
Pre-Audition Clinic Friday 6pm–9pm (arrive early for registration)
1. 3 hours teach part of the hip hop or jazz routine
2. Bring: physical, waiver and insurance card
3. Dress; 1/2 top, boycut bloomers or jazz pants, dance sneakers or jazz shoes. You should have full make up and hair, so your first impression is positive.
4. YOU MAY PRE-REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS. MAKE SURE YOU BRING ALL OF YOUR PAPERWORK AND $25 CASH. WE CANNOT TAKE ANY ITEMS UNLESS YOU HAVE YOUR COMPLETE PACKET.
Audition Day 1: 9am-12pm and 1pm-until (arrive early for registration)
1. Bring: letter of acceptance or USF ID (with copy of GPA), Application form, physical, liability waiver, insurance card, application, headshot, resume and $25 cash.
2. Explain dress #3 above.
3. Hair and makeup should be performance ready, we may ask you to change this for day 2
4. Cut one appearance cut, after strut and personal choreographed routine and possible pom.
5. Cut 2 after hip hop and jazz
6. Teach sidelines
Audition Day 2: 8 am – 12 am and 1 pm –until final squad:
2. Go over time commitment and rules
3. Balance of hip hop, jazz and sidelines
New squad post
New Squad meeting (mandatory)
Prior to auditions we ask that you please be sure that you are fully committed to the Sun Dolls. Prior to announcing the team, there will be a meeting to discuss the time commitment and rules. The season runs for almost the entire year. Practices are 3 times per week plus mandatory workouts 2 days per week. Select Sun Dolls travel to away football games, a bowl game, and conference basketball tournaments. You will have to attend events Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break. Athletic events are mandatory. In addition to practices and games, there are mandatory workouts 2 days per week, appearances and various fundraising events. While being a USF Sun Doll is extremely rewarding, it is a serious responsibility. Please do not audition if you cannot commit fully to the entire season. Practice Schedule is Sunday afternoon and Monday Wednesday. YOU MAY NOT SCHEDULE NIGHT CLASSES AND IT IS SUGGESTED YOU TAKE YOUR LIGHT LOAD DURING THE FALL. Please note that if you must work and want to be in a sorority, you will not have time for SunDolls. You will be interviewed for your committment.
The following will happen during the summer. DO NOT SCHEDULE YOUR VACATION OR SUMMER SCHOOL SCHEDULE UNTIL WE DETERMINE THE DATES BELOW:
All Pro 3: June 22-23
Photo Shoot July
Practice July (one week before UDA camp)
Travel to UDA CAMP July 18
UDA CAMP Dates mandatory: July 19-22
Mandatory 2 day practice starts 2 weeks before school starts. DO NOT SCHEDULE ANY NIGHT CLASS UNLESS YOU ARE A GRADUATING SENIOR. WE HAVE PRACTICE FROM 6-9 MON/WED. WORKOUT TIMES HAVE NOT BEEN SCHEDULED AND WILL BE 2 DAYS A WEEK. REQUESTED TIME IS MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAY EARLY AM. It is suggested if you make the squad to take a light load in the fall. We are busy every day in the month of November. You will get a small Christmas break and no Thanksgiving leave. Rookies may or may not be allowed on the spirit squad and the competition squad because of committment. This will also be determined at a later date. If you have intentions of only being a part of the spirit squad for football and not baskketball, please do not tryout. This is a annual commitment!
Squad Members will get a youtube code with information that must be memorized before the first practice. You will received sidelines and may receive your camp dance (hip hip, jazz and pom). When you come to practice in July, you must know these routines. Athletes have walked in and not known them and been released.
VIDEO TRYOUTS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
I look forward to meeting you. If you have any questions please address to: Lori Moses
If you have questions please call 813-416-8098