Dance team try-out ppt - Forsyth County Schools

Dance Team Purpose:
The purpose of the WFHS Dance Team program is to
promote school spirit and a positive school climate
through performances and activities deemed
appropriate by the WFHS Dance Team coaches. The
WFHS Dance Team members are expected to be
positive role models. 
Dance Team Rules:
Academic:All members must maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 passing 5/7 classes
at the end of each 6-week period.
Behavioral:All members must treat EVERYONE with respect. We have a “No
Drama” policy! Members must not present themselves in any manner
unfavorable, questionable, illegal, or in such a way as to bring discredit, dishonor,
or disgrace to their peers, themselves, or the dance team organization. Any
member violating these rules will be subject to disciplinary actions ranging from
probation-dismissal from the team.
Dance Team Rules:
Practices: All members are required to attend all scheduled practices. Practice dress code is
required at all times. More information regarding practice dress code will be given after the
team has been announced. No cell phone use is allowed at practice. Dancers must be picked
up from practice promptly and it is not the responsibility of older dancers to drive your dancer
Performances:All members must be present at all basketball games. Members must stay
for the entirety of the game. Each member is responsible for making their own transportation
arrangements to & from the games.
*Please note, all members will perform at basketball games.
Dance Team Rules:
Attendance: All members are required to attend all scheduled practices,
performances, competitions & fundraisers. The Coach may add additional
appearances when necessary. If absent from school, a dancer may not perform at
that day’s performance should there be one. If a dancer is injured, she is still
expected to be at all events. Unexcused absences can result in disciplinary action
from probation to removal from the team.
*In the event a dancer should miss one of the above mentioned events, the coach must be notified in advance. Having another
teammate pass along the information is unacceptable. To be considered a medically excused absence, the coach must receive a
medical note written by a doctor or have been seen and sent home by the school nurse. See coach for questions about other
excused absences.
Dance Team Rules:
If any questions arise concerning these rules, either from the
dance members or their parents, the coach should be contacted
immediately for clarification of the matter. Nothing should be
assumed or taken for granted. The coaches or administrators
may make exceptions or changes to these rules at any time.
The coach also has discretion to amend rules when deemed
Lettering Policy
To receive a varsity dance letter, each dancer must actively
participate in at least 90% of all dance team activities
including, but not limited to: practices, performances,
fundraisers, summer camp, competitions, spring show, etc.
*Coach has the discretion to award or not reward letters for any reason.
Try outs are open to all West Forsyth rising 9th-12th grade
students in good academic standing. There will be a 2-day
clinic preceding try-outs where girls will learn the required
routine and dance elements to be preformed at tryouts. Tryouts will be held in the WFHS gym. The schedule is as
Clinic #1:
Wednesday, 5/2/2012 @ 5:30 – 7:00pm
Clinic #2:
Thursday, 5/3/2012 @ 5:30 – 7:00pm
Friday, 3/4/2012 @ 5:30 – end*
*all dancers auditioning will be required to stay at try-outs
until everyone has auditioned
Attire: Dancers must be in proper dance attire for the entirety
of clinics and try-outs, failure to dress appropriately will result
in a score deduction the day of try-outs. Proper Dance Attire
includes*: solid colored leotard, nude or pink tights, dance
shoes, hair pulled back, no dangling jewelry.
*Dancers may , but are not required to, wear “danceshorts” during the entirety of try-outs without resulting in a score
Score Sheet WFHS Dance Team 2012-2013
10 Points_____
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Heal Stretch
1 2 3 4 5
15 Points_____
Pirouette (R&L)
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
10 Points_____
Straight Leg
1 2 3 4 5
Above 90 Degrees 1 2 3 4 5
20 Points_____
Center Gran
1 2 3 4 5
Right Gran
1 2 3 4 5
Left Gran
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
20 Points_____
Memorization1 2 3 4 5
Performance 1 2 3 4 5
Attention to Detail
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
Overall Appearance
Crowd appeal
25 Points_____
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
1 2 3 4 5
100 Points Total__________
Every Monday and Wednesday from 3:45 to 5:15. Additional practices
may be scheduled if deemed necessary.
We try our best to cancel practices around company performance time
in December as well as for conventions. Please get your rehearsal
schedule to Coach Franklin as soon as possible so that she can plan
Dance team uniforms, spirit wear & practice supplies are mandatory
for all members. The total cost is $700 for new members and $200
for returning members. This fee covers the new team uniform and
poms (excluding black jazz shoes-no ties!), the warm up, all practice
gear and spirit wear.
All dance team members will be expected to participate in fundraisers
throughout the year.
***Additional fees may be incurred throughout the year depending on fundraising efforts***
Thanks for coming!!
We are EXCITED about the 2012-2013 WFHS Dance
Should you have additional questions, please contact
Coach Franklin-Bell at [email protected]

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