New-New Meeting - Deer Park Independent School District

-Judging and Scoring
Tryout Process
 Students will attend a
tryout clinic to learn and
prepare all tryout
material in the Escort
Gym, located at South
Monday, March 19 4:30-6:00 PM
Tuesday, March 20 4:30-6:00 PM
Wednesday, March 21 4:30-6:00 PM
Thursday, March 22 4:30-6:00 PM
(Mock Tryouts)
 Friday, March 23 5:00 PM-?
Tryout Clinic and Tryouts
 Black Tank top or Leotard
 Black Sports Bra
 Black Booty Shorts, Bikers, or Soffe
Black or Tan Tights may be worn (no
No Colors, this includes bra straps
Hair in a ponytail, no bangs or wispies.
White Bow or Ribbon in hair secured
Jazz Shoes or Foot paws
Dark performance make-up for
4 Safety Pins for pinning your tryout
number to your clothing
Selection Process
 No set amount
 There will be 4 judges: Ms.
Blanchard, Mrs. Schaaf, Mrs.
Boren and an outside judge.
Results will be posted online for
everyone, Saturday March 24,
2011 @ 10:00 AM
The cut-off will be where the
natural break in scores occurs.
The decision of the Directors
will be final!
There will be an Expectations
test they will complete on the
day of Tryouts.
 Prospective members are
selected on the basis of (10
points each):
Expectation Test
Attitude and Sportsmanship
during clinic and tryouts
Showmanship and Projection
Rhythm and Timing
Proper Technique
 Daily attendance is essential for any precision performance by a drill
 Absences from any dance/drill team activity are unexcused except for
the following:
-Extreme illness or accident
-Wedding in the immediate family
-Funeral or death in the family
-Special school activities with PRIOR (AT LEAST 4 WEEKS) permission
from director
 Drill Team members are School Representatives and must follow
DPISD Code of Conduct and the Escort Expectations
 Physical Exam EACH school year. This must be completed by the end
of May
Performance Expectations
Drill Team is a YEAR-ROUND activity
Summer Line Camp (August)
Football Season (August – November)
Contest Season (December – March)
Spring Show (March – April/May)
 Attend ALL Varsity football games and ALL contests!!
 Some basketball games
 Spring Show
 Each member will tryout for each dance
-Making the team does not mean that your child will dance in all dances or
 Our team performs a WIDE variety of dance styles.
-Some members may be stronger at some types of dance than others. (Example:
High Kick) Therefore, your child may not make every dance while on drill team.
Practice Expectations
 The Deer Escorts practice Monday through Friday
every morning through 1st Period (9:00)
Roll Call times for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and
Friday morning are 6:58 AM
Thursday practices are held after school from 4:00-5:30
There are occasional weekend rehearsals
There will be evening Spring Show rehearsals, that are
mandatory. Please plan accordingly (night classes).
Time Commitment
 Drill team is a TEAM activity, so each member must be
present for all rehearsals and performances.
 If an absence occurs with a performance that week,
regardless of the circumstance, the performer may be
pulled from the performance.
 Each girl must be PASSING all classes at the end of the
6 weeks in order to maintain eligibility.
 State Law according to UIL side-by-side.
 1 “F” = Probation, 2 “F’s” = Removal
-Camp Fees
- Annual Escort Fee
Initial Cost and Supplies
(These items are based on last year)
Poms: $40
Tote Bag: $45
Warm-Up Jacket: $65
Warm-Up Pant: $65
Field Hat: $50
Field Boots: $75
Tan Jazz Shoes: $30
Black Jazz Shoes: $30
Foot Paws: $30
Garment Bag: $20
Team Make-Up: $80
Black Tights: $20
Tan Tights: $20
Sports Bra: $20
Booty Shorts: $22
Clear Back Bra: $28.00
Friday Jersey: $40
Jazz Pants: $40
Monday Practice Top: $35
Tuesday Practice Top: $35
Wednesday Practice Top: $35
Friday Practice Top: $35
T-Shirts: $80
Summer Camp: $325
Approximate Cost: $1250
There will be a fundraiser that
can cover this fee!
Choreography and Clinician Fee
 This fee will be applied to all outside choreographers
and critiques.
 The amount is $100 per person
Annual Escort Fee
 Annual Fee is $500
½ Due in September and ½ Due in December
Dance Officers + $200
Due in November
Kick and Lyrical Company +$150
Due in October
Social Officer + $100
Due in November
Escort Managers pay a total of $150
Booster Club Fee/Buy Out
 There will be a Booster Fee/Buy Out option if you do
not want to participate in Booster Club Fundraisers.
 All Fees are obtained through Fundraising
opportunities given to each Escort.
 If you choose to not participate in any fundraising
events for the Booster Club, you can opt to buy out
your portion.
 The price will be decided with the 2012 – 2013 Deer
Escort Booster Club Officers.
Trip Fee
 Every other year we
attend an In-State Trip
Approx. $425.00
 On the opposite years we
attend an Out-of-State
Approx. $800.00-$1,000.00
And 2-a-days
Summer Camps and
2-a-days will begin
on Monday, August
6, 2012
-These practices will be
mandatory for all
participating Escorts
-Bonding Camp: TBA
-Practice Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM – 4:00 PM
-Dad’s Club/Security
Dad’s Club:
Dads, Uncles, Grandfathers and guardians are
welcome and encouraged to be a part of this
wonderful “Club” within the organization. They
provide water, security to and from restrooms, and
escort the team on and off the football field.
Booster Club:
We have a very active Booster Club as well. The
Booster Club meets every 2nd Tuesday (new) of the
month. There is a $20 Membership Due per family.
Ad Sales
 Football Ad Sales, are a
vital asset to our
program. To keep the
cost of Escorts as low as
possible, we ask that
each Escort sells a
minimum of 2 ads.
-Cookie Dough
-Mule Drawing
-Trip Voucher Drawing
-Golf Tournament
-Popcorn Sales
-Kicks for Tips at Papa Johns
Week, from
4:00 PM –
5:30 PM;
Tutorials and company rehearsals are held on Thursday mornings. ALL
tutorials need to be completed at this time or after school on Monday,
Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. Grades are very important, if you need
extra tutorials, you will not be performing. You will be expected to
concentrate on your studies.
-Not every
member is
guaranteed a
position for the
-They are expected
to still attend the
games, however
they may not
dance during
-Dreamscape Kick and Lyrical
Competition Season
-Escorts compete in 3 – 5
Contests per year
-Every other year we
compete in state or out of
state (This can change year
to year)
-An Escort may be placed
in 1 – 5 dances, depending
on additional tryouts
Spring Show
 Variety Show hosted by the Escorts to showcase the
dances performed during contest, with additional
dances added
 Currently takes place around April or May. This years
date is April 20th and 21st and New Members will
perform a dance.
Spring Show Program
 Spring Show Ad Sales, begin in February or March.
Again, this helps to offset the expense of Escorts.
We ask that each Escort sell a minimum of 2 ads.
-Woohoo for fun!!
Social Events
 Bob and Sue Picnic
 Mother / Daughter Tea
 Holiday Parties
 Banquet
 Senior Recognition Tea
As Follows:
 If your daughter makes the team for the 2012 – 2013 school
year, there is a MANDATORY MEETING
Monday, April 9 at 7:00 in the Teaching Theater
 Spring Show practices TBA for New Girls
 Spring Show
Friday and Saturday, April 20-21; 7:00 PM
 Booster Club Meeting and Supply Order
Tuesday, May, 15 (50 % Camp and 50% Supply Fee
 Drill team is a means of transforming children into
young adults by means of competitive dancing on a
They learn to develop tools that will help them
become successful in many different facets of life.
They learn to work towards a common goal no matter
the number of obstacles they may face.
Drill team teaches responsibility, self control, respect,
and kindness.
The Deer Park High School Deer Escorts is an
exemplary organization with the highest of standards.
Twitter, Facebook, and ALL Social
 These accounts will be checked frequently by the directors and officers.
 Foul language, sexual words or pictures, explicit words or pictures, drug
or alcohol references and bullying will NOT be tolerated.
We will be on a NO Refusal policy when it comes to Social Media.
Discipline for these actions will handled with a 3 week disciplinary
If they continue, they will be removed from the team.
Re-tweeting a curse word or explicit/sexual comment is the same as
saying it yourself and the Escort will still receive the same consequence.
You may allow this type of behavior or profanity in your home, however
there are certain rules that each girl must follow. Drill Team is a
privilege not a right, so we must abide by the rules.
Any Questions??
 Good Luck to everyone trying out 
 Please direct any further questions to
[email protected]

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