Georgettes

GEORGETTE AUDITION INFORMATION

Auditions for the 2017 Georgettes will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Stegeman Coliseum in Athens, GA. Auditions are open to the public for viewing.

Audition Schedule

Check-in: 10:30 am - 11:00 am Concourse Gate A

Audition: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Interview: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Announcement of 2017 Georgettes and mandatory orientation meeting: 6:00 pm

Application Requirements: All Candidates must submit the appropriate documents and return as a packet by Friday April 21, 2017 to:

UGA Redcoat Band - Auxiliary Auditions
250 River Road
Athens, Georgia 30602-7287

The audition packet must include:

  • Application
  • Performance and Appearance Standard form
  • Full Body photo in performance attire
  • 1 sealed letter of recommendation
  • Completed physical form from your doctor
  • Copy of UGA Acceptance letter
  • $40 non-refundable application fee (checks to HHSOM-UGA Bands)

Attire: All candidates should wear 2 piece attire with performance make-up & hair.

  • Top: Dance/Sports Bra Top
  • Bottom: Spandex/Skirt (no dance pants)
  • Skin Colored tights
  • Dance shoes of choice
  • Hair: Georgettes wear their hair half-up for performances. No ponytails please!

Check-in: Upon arrival, candidates should check-in at Gate A.

  • Group Stretch
  • Learn Across the Floor
  • 60-second dance piece
  • Perform in groups of 2-4
  • Solo Performances
  • Interviews

Audition Routine: A guest chorographer will teach a 60-second routine with some of the following elements:

To audition for the Georgette line, you must execute the following:

  • Front and Side leaps
  • Double Turns
  • High Kicks
  • Splits
  • Pom Skills
  • Fouette Turns
  • Straddle Toe Touch

Also, each candidate will need to prepare a solo routine not to exceed 2 minutes. Please incorporate personal style as well as required technical skills. You may choose any music that is tasteful. You will be asked to perform this routine if you successfully complete the group audition process, so you may or may not actually perform the routine you have prepared.

Please bring 2 copies of your music either by CD or iPod. You will turn in your music IF and when your number is called to perform the solo routine.

Interviews: They are a great way to get to know the candidate and their personality and speaking ability. Be prepared to introduce yourself and provide an overview of your background, education, and goals. Casual Business Attire is expected.

Judges: The judges will score candidates during both the large group portion of the process in which the routine is being taught and the small group performance portion. Judges are looking for poise, dance technique, memory, timing, showmanship, personality, overall physical appearance, learning approach.

Deposit: A new member can expect to pay around $1,800 total for the season’s apparel. Many of these items are one-time purchases. 50% of the members’ total is expected to be paid at the mandatory meeting after being offered a spot on the team. This check should be made out to UGA Bands. The remaining balance is to be paid by June 1st.