Tryouts are held at McKinney High School and scored by independent judges. The Marquette hopefuls will audition in small groups in front of the panel. THE JUDGES’ DECISION IS FINAL.
Workshops will be held Monday – Wednesday, March 29th-31st, and are conducted by Mrs. Neely, Mrs. Stephens and Marquette officer candidates. The actual tryout date is Thursday, April 1st. All Marquette hopefuls will go through stretching, basic technique, and routines needed for tryouts. Hopefuls will be judged on their technique and performance of the taught routines. During all workshops the hopefuls are asked to wear clothing appropriate to dance in, and for tryouts the hopefuls are asked to wear all black dancewear and appropriate dance shoes. Please have hair securely tied back in a pony-tail and remove all jewelry. Each hopeful must wear red lipstick and heavy make-up.
Each hopeful must stay for the entire audition period in order to allow for callbacks. Auditions are closed: therefore, there will be no spectators allowed.
February 9th and February 11th Marquette Dance Clinics 3:15-5:00 in dance room
February 23, 2021, Tuesday Marquette Hopeful Meeting- via zoom at 6pm
March 29-31 4:30-6:30p.m. in gym Mandatory Tryout practices
April 1st, Thursday Due date for application/release of claims/contract
April 1st, Thursday Line Tryouts 4:00-7:30 p.m.
April 5th and 7th Rookie Practice 4:30-6:30pm
April 13th & 15th Marquette Spring Show Tech week practice 4:30-6:30pm
April 16th and 17th Marquette Spring Show 7pm
April 27th Mandatory Marquette & parent meeting 6pm
May 3rd-7th Elite Tryouts (Times TBA)
May 11th and 13th. New Team Practice 4:30-6:30
Sapphire Ball TBA
Spring Game TBA (end of May)
Line Camp date & summer practice dates TBA
Attire for practice
All hopefuls should wear clothes suitable to dance in. No jeans or school clothes.
All hopefuls should wear jazz shoes, dance sneakers, dance paws, or half soles.
All of those selected as Marquettes will be invited to eat dinner and enjoy a social with us! (time TBA)
All hopefuls must complete the application and return it to the director, Mrs. Neely or Mrs. Stephens by March 29th (online)
All hopefuls need to wear all black and jazz shoes to tryout.
All hopefuls must complete the audition contract and present proof of residency to the director, Mrs. Neely, by March 29th
All hopefuls must attend all tryout practices. Illness, death in the family, and school functions will be the only excused absences.
All hopefuls will learn a kick routine, jazz routine, & do the splits in front of a panel of three judges. (JUDGES SAY IS FINAL)
Auditions are closed to the public.
Remember, you do not have to have extensive dance training to audition. We will teach you everything you need to know.