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Auxiliary Auditions

Audition Information

Auxiliary Auditions are held in the spring. For more information contact Troy Auxiliary.

 

Audition Requirements

2021 Sound of the South Color Guard Audition Instructions


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 2021 Sound of the South Color Guard.
To audition for the guard please complete the following steps:
      1) Complete online audition form.
      2) Complete and submit Video following the guidelines below by 11:59pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021.

You are welcome to audition for multiple sections. To do so, you must complete a separate audition packet (Form/video) for each section you wish to be considered for.

2021 Video Audition Guidelines - Color Guard

Flag Basics
Attire for Flag Basics

Preferred: Black form-fitting dance/athletic attire (shorts/tank top). Jazz dance or guard shoe.

Acceptable: Dark, form-fitting athletic attire. Sneakers

Hair for Flag Basics

Full performance hair and make-up is required. We would like to see an example of “game-day ready”. Hair should be curled (either down, or half up - half down), or your version of performance ready. No ponytails. A shade of red lipstick that looks good on you is highly preferred for women.

Flag Basics

Many of us come from programs with different techniques, and that’s OK! Please execute the following elements as you have been taught to do them.

● 20 Right drop spins facing side (“end zone”)

● 20 Left drop spins facing side (“end zone”)

● Single toss- do 2

● Double toss - do 2

● 45 degree toss - do 2

Individual Routine
Attire for Individual Routine

Preferred: You may wear a guard uniform or costume if you wish. Otherwise- black form-fitting dance/athletic attire (shorts/leggings & tank top). Jazz dance or guard shoe.

Acceptable: Dark, form-fitting athletic attire. Sneakers

Hair for Individual Routine

Full performance hair and make-up is required. We would like to see an example of “game-day ready”. Hair should be curled (either down, or half up - half down), or your version of performance ready. No ponytails. A shade of red lipstick that looks good on you is highly preferred for women.

Routine Requirements

Each candidate will need to prepare a solo routine not to exceed 2 minutes in length. Please incorporate personal style as well as technical skills. The routine should include a minimum of 90 seconds of flag spinning. Candidates are encouraged to incorporate footwork and dance movement into their routine while working with their respective equipment. You may  incorporate a rifle. You are not permitted to use swing flags, streamers, knives, sabres, batons, air blades, or other props. Take into consideration that your routine will be judged on technique and execution, transitions, effective interpretation of the music selection, difficulty, and overall  performance and showmanship. Show the judges what you do best! Music  should not contain any offensive language, demeaning themes, or contain suggestive lyrics.

Video Submission Guidelines

●Clearly state your name at the beginning of each section of the video. (the basics portion, and your solo)

● Be sure the perspective of your video is such that the judges can see everything you are doing.

● We must be able to hear the audio.

● Give yourself plenty of room. You should follow your local guidelines and/or restrictions on social distancing if applicable.

● You do not need to have an elaborate camera set up. A video taken on a standard smartphone is fine.

● Each section must be a full, one-time only, complete run-through. DO NOT EDIT the individual sections of your video. You may repeat an individual skill during the basics portion if necessary.

● Though not a requirement, it would be extremely helpful if you are able to add a title page to your video with your name and section. It is preferable that you submit one video that contains both the basics, and solo portions, though two separate video links will be accepted.

● Send an unlisted Youtube link of your video to Troyauxiliary@troy.edu (please make sure that it is not set to “private”) with your name and section in the subject heading.

● Submit video before 11:59pm on Saturday April 17, 2021. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you test your link with a friend or family member prior to submission.

Reminder

By submitting materials for audition you understand and acknowledge that the decisions of the judges are final, and will not be discussed.

2021 Sound of the South Dance Line Audition Instructions


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 2021 Sound of the South Dancers.
To audition for the Dance Line please complete the following steps:
      1) Complete online audition form.
      2) Complete and submit Video following the guidelines below by 11:59pm on Saturday April 17, 2021.

You are welcome to audition for multiple sections. To do so, you must complete a separate audition packet (Form/video) for each section you wish to be considered for.

2021 Video Audition Guidelines - Dance Team

Dance Basics
Attire for Dance Basics

Preferred: Black leotard, two-piece, or other black form-fitting black dance attire. Skin toned tights optional, Jazz shoes (any color).

Acceptable: Dark colored leotard, two-piece, or other form-fitting dance attire. Sports Bra or Tank Top & Shorts). No leggings please.

Hair for Dance Basics

Full performance hair and make-up is required. We would like to see an example of “game-day ready”. Hair should be curled (either down, or half up - half down), or your version of performance ready. No ponytails. A shade of red lipstick that looks good on you is highly preferred.

Dance Basics

●  Splits (right and left) Please turn to the side (face toward the “end zone”) so that we can more easily observe body position. Entrance/exit of your choice.

●  Double Pirouette, both sides

● Triple Pirouette - 2 times (preferred side)

● Leg Extension/Heel Stretch - (Front and Side, preferred side)

●  Grand Jeté - (Left and Right)

●  Calypso - (Your choice of entrance/exit)

● Jazz Run 8-12cts - Please turn to the side (face toward the “end zone”) so that we can better observe body position.

Individual Routine
Attire for Individual Routine

Preferred: You may wear a dance uniform or costume if you wish. Otherwise- Black leotard, two-piece, or other black form-fitting black dance attire. Jazz shoes (any color).

Acceptable: Dark colored leotard, two-piece, or other form-fitting dance attire. (Sports Bra or Tank Top & Shorts).

Hair for Individual Routine

Full performance hair and make-up is required. We would like to see an example of “game-day ready”. Hair should be curled (either down, or half up - half down), or your version of performance ready. No ponytails. A shade of red lipstick that looks good on you is highly preferred.

Routine Requirements 

Each candidate will need to prepare a solo routine not to exceed 2 minutes & 15 seconds in length. Your individual routine may contain the basics requirements, but should ultimately showcase your skills as a dancer and performer. Candidates may incorporate Poms in their routine, but pom time should not exceed one minute. You are not permitted to use props of any kind in your routine. This includes flags, streamers, knives, sabres, batons, rifles, hoops, etc. Take into consideration that your routine will be judged on technique and execution, transitions, difficulty, effective interpretation of the music selection, and overall performance and showmanship. Show the judges what you do best! Music should not contain any offensive language, demeaning themes, or contain suggestive lyrics.

Video Submission Guidelines

● Clearly state your name at the beginning of each section of the video. ( the basics portion, and your solo)

● Be sure the perspective of your video is such that the judges can see everything you are doing.

● We must be able to hear the audio.

● Give yourself plenty of room. You should follow your local guidelines and/or restrictions on social distancing if applicable.

● You do not need to have an elaborate camera set up. A video taken on a standard smartphone is fine.

● Each section must be a full, one-time only, complete run-through. DO NOT EDIT the individual sections of your video. You may repeat an individual skill during the basics portion if necessary.

● Though not a requirement, it would be extremely helpful if you are able to add a title page to your video with your name and section. It is preferable that you submit one video that contains both the basics, and solo portions, though two separate video links will be accepted.

● Send an unlisted Youtube link of your video to Troyauxiliary@troy.edu (please make sure that it is not set to “private”) with your name and section in the subject heading.

● Submit video before 11:59pm on Saturday April 17, 2021. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you test your link with a friend or family member prior to submission.

Reminder

By submitting materials for audition you understand and acknowledge that the decisions of the judges are final, and will not be discussed.

2021 Sound of the South Majorette Audition Instructions


Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the 2021 South of the South Majorettes.
To audition for the majorettes please complete the following steps:
      1) Complete online audition form.
      2) Complete and submit Video following the guidelines below by 11:59pm on Saturday April 17, 2021.
You are welcome to audition for multiple sections. To do so, you must complete a separate audition
packet (Form/video) for each section.

2021 Video Audition Guidelines - Majorettes

Twirling Basics
Attire for Twirling Basics

Preferred: Black leotard, skin toned tights, dance/baton shoes (whichever you prefer).

Acceptable: Dark colored leotard. If you are unable to obtain a leotard, please choose form-fitting black dance/athletic attire. (Sports Bra or Tank Top & Shorts). No leggings please.

Hair for Twirling Basics

Full performance hair and make-up is required. We would like to see an example of “game-day ready”. Hair should be curled (either down or, half up - half down), or your version of performance ready. No ponytails. A shade of red lipstick that looks good on you is highly preferred.

Twirling Basics

●  Vertical 2-Turn

● Vertical 1Turn blind catch (Catch Left)

●  High Toss Bow

●  Toss Illusion (either regular, or reverse)

● Horizontal 2 turn

●  Splits (right and left) Please turn to the side (face toward the “end zone”) so that we can more easily observe body position. Entrance/exit of your choice.

●  Jazz Run 8-12cts - Please turn to the side (face toward the “end zone”) so that we can better observe body position.

●  Optional - 3 - Baton Juggling (must do at least 5 consecutively)

Individual Routine
Attire for Individual Routine

Preferred: One or two-piece twirling costume, skin toned tights, dance/baton shoes. No boots please.

Acceptable: Black/Dark leotard, skin toned tights. If you are unable to obtain a leotard, please choose form-fitting black dance/athletic attire. (Sports Bra or Tank Top & Shorts). No leggings please. 

Hair for Individual Routine

Full performance hair and make-up is required. We would like to see an example of “game-day ready”. Hair should be curled (either down, or half up - half down), or your version of performance ready. No ponytails. A shade of red lipstick that looks good on you is highly preferred.

Individual Routine

Each candidate will need to prepare a solo routine not to exceed 2 minutes in length. Please incorporate personal style as well as technical skills. The routine should include at least one minute of single baton twirling. Candidates are encouraged to incorporate footwork and dance movement into their routine while working with their respective equipment. Multiple baton work is encouraged though you are not permitted to use more than 3 batons, or batons connected to anything (i.e. flags, streamers, hoops, glow sticks, etc. ). Knives, sabres, fire batons, and other props are also not permitted. Take into consideration that your routine will be judged on technique and execution, difficulty, transitions, effective interpretation of the music selection, and overall performance and showmanship. Show the judges what you do best! Music should not contain any offensive language, demeaning themes, or contain suggestive lyrics.

Video Submission Guidelines

● Clearly state your name at the beginning of each section of the video. ( the basics portion, and your solo)

● Be sure the perspective of your video is such that the judges can see everything you are doing.

● We must be able to hear the audio.

● Give yourself plenty of room. You should follow your local guidelines and/or restrictions on social distancing if applicable.

● You do not need to have an elaborate camera set up. A video taken on a standard smartphone is fine.

● Each section must be a full, one-time only, complete run-through. DO NOT EDIT the individual sections of your video. You may repeat an individual skill during the basics portion if necessary.

● Though not a requirement, it would be extremely helpful if you are able to add a title page to your video with your name and section. It is preferable that you submit one video that contains both the basics, and solo portions, though two separate video links will be accepted.

● Send an unlisted Youtube link of your video to Troyauxiliary@troy.edu (please make sure that it is not set to “private”) with your name and section in the subject heading.

● Submit video before 11:59pm on Saturday April 17, 2021. It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED that you test your link with a friend or family member prior to submission.

Reminder

By submitting materials for audition you understand and acknowledge that the decisions of the judges are final, and will not be discussed.