2018 Audition Information
Saturday December 2nd, 2017
Doors Open: 9:00 am
Auditions Begin: 10:00 am
Location: Northwestern Studios, 1474 NC-105, Boone, NC
Online Registration Cutoff: December 1st – Noon
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
What to bring:
*Photo ID (Driver’s License or Passport)
*Photo (if you didn’t upload it with audition application, it will not be returned)
*Snack/Water (food will not be provided)
*Audition attire, extra tights, makeup, cover-ups, headphones, etc.
You will have bathrooms available for you to do touch ups, etc. Please be completely ready by 10 am! We will start on time.
*Must be 18 years old by 01.01.18
*Must be a high school graduate
*2 piece outfit (bra top/dance shorts, etc.)
*Skin tone tights
*Dance shoes or sneakers
Prelims: Candidates will learn choreography and perform in small groups in front of the judges. 1st cut will be made.
Semi-Finals: Held immediately following preliminaries. Candidates selected for semi-finals will perform the routine again in small groups with additional choreography. Judges will deliberate before a 2nd cut is made.
Remaining candidates will advance to finals.
Finals: Candidates will continue to learn additional choreography Necessary cuts will be made. Those asked to stay will be scheduled for an interview and are invited to training camp.
We hope to dismiss everyone by 1 pm.
Interviews/Training Camp: Time/location will be scheduled according to availability.
First Rehearsal: Monday January 15th, 8-10 PM
Regular Rehearsals: Mondays and Wednesdays 8-10pm
Additional Rehearsals will also be held Saturdays if needed.
Optional (but suggested) Team Workout: Saturdays 8-9am
*What will I be judged on?
Showmanship! (smile, posture, eye contact, etc.)
Dance Ability (technique, flexibility, confidence in choreography, style, etc.)
Appearance (well put together, physical fitness level, poise, etc.)
Potential to grow with our brand! (team player, willing and able to accept criticism, positive attitude, excitement about our team, etc.)
*How should I wear my hair/makeup for auditions?
You do not have to wear your hair or makeup in any specific style, just do what compliments you best.
*Is there an age requirement?
Minimum age is 18 (by January 1, 2018); we do not have an age cut-off.
*Is there a height and/or weight requirement?
No. We require dancers to be physically fit and look well proportioned in our uniform. There are no specific height or weight requirements.
*Can I have tattoos or piercings?
The High Country Honeys will not be permitted to perform or make scheduled appearances with exposed tattoos or piercings. It is preferable that you cover tattoos and remove piercings for auditions. (Earrings are ok).
*What will my commitment be if I make the team?
Regular rehearsal will be held Monday/Wednesday 8-10 pm (January through May) and occasional weekend mornings with select weeks off.
Squad members are expected to be at every rehearsal and game. We will also have scheduled appearances (with select squad members). We expect full dedication from every squad member.
A more detailed schedule will be covered in the Semi-Final meeting.
*Is this a paid position?
Yes. Cheerleaders will be paid for each home game and scheduled appearance (outside of volunteer appearances). You are still expected to have a full/part-time job and/or be a student.
Still have questions? Please email us: [email protected]
Do not hesitate to ask questions, we want you to be your best!