Guard Auditions

Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 9:00 AM

ABOUT BLAZINʼ BRIGADE GUARD

Blazin' Brigade guard is built on fundamental technique that can be quickly learned and cleaned efficiently. We accept and place students based on technique, ability to quickly make adjustments in individual and group settings, overall attitude, and preparation.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS

  1. Complete and submit the audition registration form below
  2. Minimum 2.25 GPA; current high school seniors will be required to bring transcript or other verification to auditions; current VSU students will be internally verified prior to audition day
  3. Must be a current VSU student or accepted to attend VSU beginning August 2019
  4. New members will be required to submit a $200 uniform fee and body measurements immediately upon acceptance
  5. All accepted members will be required to purchase shoes (athletic and performance)

You must be present at auditions; video auditions will not be accepted.

The audition schedule can be downloaded here (PDF).

AUDITION PROCESS

Auditions are closed (no family, friends, former Blazettes, etc.). 

The following elements must be demonstrated for a minimum of eight counts while marking time:

  • Drop spins
  • Speed spins
  • Back scratches/flutters
  • Carves

Toss elements will include:

  • Single
  • Double
  • Parallel
  • Forty-five

Captains will also teach the pregame routine.

If you have experience with weapons, record and upload a short routine and submit to Keisha Thomas (information below).

Areas to be judged:

  • Execution and ability, precision, coordination, timing, and above average ability
  • Technique, including proper execution and control of movements
  • Poise and projections

Audition dress code:

  • Black jazz pants or shorts
  • Black sports top or tank
  • No jewelry; small post earrings are permitted
  • All tattoos and body piercings should be covered during auditions
  • Dance shoes or sneakers to be worn

FOR MORE INFORMATION

Please contact:

Keisha Thomas
Guard Coach
kthomas@gocats.org 

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