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Welcome to our Tryouts page!                                                    Click here for the  2015 Audition Packet

To all Lindbergh Flyerette Applicants:

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Flyerette Dance Team! New this year, we will wait to decide our competition teams in late September or early October and will dance as one team for all of football season.

Our activities begin with team meetings the first week of April, Champion workouts and Flyerette technique training on Mondays in April, and team practices on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays after school will begin in May. Our first performance is in May at the Lindbergh Schools’ Spirit Festival. The first week of June we host the Gloria McBride Mini Pom Pon Camp, which is one of our main fundraisers and is mandatory for all Flyerettes and parents. Flyerettes participate in camps, fundraisers, practices, and social events throughout the summer. The Flyerettes will attend UDA Camp in early July. When school starts in August, we will practice together on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 3:00 – 5:00 pm. When preparing for major performances, we will either increase the number of practices or lengthen them as needed. Attendance at all practices is required in order to be eligible to perform. We will perform at the home Varsity football games on Friday evenings at 7:00 pm in the fall season. Games are already posted on our calendar! Our calendar is posted online at www.Flyerettes.com/calendar. We encourage all applicants and their parents/guardians to review our calendar before auditioning for our team; however, if you have a conflict please contact a coach and do not let it deter you from auditioning. The Fall season will conclude with Senior Night at the end of football season.

Junior Varsity and Varsity competition squads will be determined in late September or early October. Coaches will determine if they will be on the Varsity competition squad, Junior Varsity competition squad, as an alternate to either squad, or on neither squad. Squads will be based on skill and quality of performance. It is the coaches’ hopes and expectations for all Flyerettes to be placed on the Varsity or JV competition teams, however, it is not guaranteed.

As with any performing group, there are expenses each member must incur. In the past, girls have spent around $550 on uniforms during their first year on the team. In addition, there is a required $50 uniform deposit that is returned at the end of the season. Summer camp, a regional competition in Chicago, and a national competition in Orlando, Florida totaled $1,550 per girl for the 2014-2015 school year. Dues to cover incidentals throughout the school year were approximately $100 per dancer. Please know that there are various fundraising activities planned and implemented by our parent group throughout the year to offset a portion of each dancer's costs. Payment due dates are also spread throughout the year to help families budget and manage their costs. As one of our parents said as we wind down this year, "Ultimately the return on the investment in the girls is immeasurable when one considers the breadth of their team experience throughout the year".

No videotaping during the clinics or auditions is allowed.  All clinics and auditions will be closed to the public. In order for your child to audition for our team, one parent or guardian must be present at the Mandatory Parent Meeting on Tuesday, March 3rd at 6:00 pm. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the coaches listed below.

Sincerely,
Jessica Cochran – Head Varsity Coach                      Kristin Goehri– Head JV Coach
314-729-2400 ext. 1341                                              314-729-2400 ext. 2109
jwinkle@lindberghschools.ws                                     kgoehri@lindberghschools.ws 

We look forward to seeing you at our auditions! Here is our 2015 Audition Packet.

New Team Celebration UPDATE

The new location is Mike Duffy's in Kirkwood at 124 West Jefferson Avenue #104, Kirkwood, MO 63122 at 6:30pm on Monday, March 30th. The cost of coaches and Flyerettes is covered by FOF. Any additional family members who would like to attend will be charged $13/person. This includes a buffet, soda, tax and tip. Families do not need to pay that evening. FOF accounts will be charged. We look forward to celebrating with our 2015 - 2016 Flyerettes Dance Team and family members!

Please RSVP to Christine Gordon at gordon.christine@att.net by noon on Sunday with the number in your family attending. 

2015 Fall Dance Team

Rayel Anderson
Hanna Barrett
Allie Billen
Kaitlyn Crutchley
Kassidy Desnoyer
Lauren Fiedler
Camille Gardner
Melanie Gordon
Autumn Heaton
Cecelia Hof
Allison Kloepple
Eliza Kraft
Selma Kuduzovic
Maddie Lake
Abby LeBaube
Madalyn McPike
Donna Merlo
Claire Minton
Madison Moran
Libby Neels
Rachel Nieters
Erica Ried
Alex Rogers
Lauren Rozier
Sommer Schaefer
Maria Wasenius
 

 

 

 

 

Tryouts Information

Tryout Dates

Practice Clinics:

March 2nd, 5th, 9th, and 10th from 3:00-5:00

*March 3rd - Mandatory

*Attendance is mandatory to audition.

March 12th from 3:00 - 5:00 is optional to review the Fight Song

Skills Audition:

Monday, March 23rd 3:00 - 5:00 
 

Final Audition:

Thurday, March 26th 3:00 - 6:00

Tryout Location:

Multi-Purpose Room at Lindbergh High School. Enter through the commons.

Below is the packet for the 2015 auditions. 

2015 Audition Packet

If you have any questions please contact Jessica Cochran at jwinkle@lindberghschools.ws 

Flyerette Dance Team Audition Dates


Optional Clinics: March 2nd, March 5th, March 9th, and March 10th
All clinics will run from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in the Lindbergh High School Multipurpose Room (MPR).

Here is the link for Dance Team Requirements and Skills Information

Optional Clinic: March 12th Fight Song Review

Here is the link to the Fight Song Counts

Learn the Fight Song routine here.

Here is the Fight Song with music

• Mandatory Clinic: Tuesday, March 3rd 3:00 – 4:30 pm

All applicants must be present in order to audition for the Flyerette Dance Team

Mandatory Parent Meeting: Tuesday, March 3rd
Parent meeting will be at 6:00 pm in PD South in Lindbergh School District’s Central Office
Building located on Lindbergh High School’s campus between the Auditorium and Early Childhood Center

• Skills Audition:  Monday, March 23rd 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Final Audition Choreography: Tuesday, March 24th and Wednesday, March 25th 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Here is the link for the Donna Summer Mix Routine. 

Here is the link for the Everybody Dance Routine.

• Final Audition: Thursday, March 26th 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Dancers may leave after their audition. All Auditions and Clinics are closed to the public.
 

Please read our 2015 Audition Packet

YOU MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL ON FILE WITH LINDBERGH HIGH SCHOOL IF YOU ARE PLANNING ON TRYING OUT. PHYSICALS MUST BE DATED AFTER FEBRUARY 1, 2014 AND ALL FINES MUST BE CLEARED. 

Please email Stephanie Hall, the Lindbergh High School nurse, if you are unsure whether or not you have a physical on file. Nurse Hall can be emailed at shall@lindberghschools.ws

Physicals dated after February 1, 2014 will be acceptable for tryouts. An updated physical taken after February 1, 2015 will be due August 1, 2015 if you make the team. 

Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Lindbergh Flyerettes!

During tryouts, judges look for athleticismdance technique, showmanship, and ability to memorize choreography. If you plan on trying out, please work on the following skills:

Junior Varsity  

  1. Flexibility         
  2. Double and triple pirouettes 
  3. Turns in second (4 rotations with a double pirouette) 
  4. 180 degree toe touch 
  5. Leg hold
  6. Helicopter 
  7. Leaps (right, left, center) 
  8. Herky 
  9. Pom motions
  10. Kickline technique
  11. Memorization of choreography 

Here is our 2nd place Junior Varsity Kick Routine from the 2015 National Dance Team Championship!

Here is our 5th place Junior Varsity Pom Routine from the 2015 National Dance Team Championship!

Varsity

  1. Right and left split (required)
  2. Triple and quad pirouettes
  3. Turns in second with added difficulty
  4. Hyperextended double and triple toe touch
  5. Fully extended leg hold with added difficulty
  6. Helicopter to right, left, and middle split
  7. Hyperextended right, left, and center leaps
  8. Around the world, pike to split, calypso, herky, firebird, and other 3 jump combinations
  9. Strength, power, and precision in pom motions
  10. Kick technique with jump split to the floor
  11. Right and left one-handed cartwheel
  12. Acrobatic skills (front walkovers, back walkovers, scorpions, etc.)* 

Varsity videos will be uploaded in March after the Missouri State Championship!

*Acrobatic skills are not required to be on the Varsity team and will have no impact https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkLGBZwDnqIon your tryout score. They are listed on the Varsity skills list so you are aware that they are acceptable to showcase during your tryout. During our competition season, dancers who made the Varsity team already possessing acrobatic skills may be highlighted during small sections of the routine(s). 

The above list is only a suggestive list. We do not evaluate all of the above skills at tryouts. We do expect to put many of the skills in to our competition routines. If you have any questions about the skills evaluated at tryouts please contact Jessica Cochran. jwinkle@lindberghschools.ws

If you are currently a member of the Flyerettes we encourage you to work with your coaches individually throughout the year to continue improving on the above skills! If you would like to be a future member of the Flyerettes we encourage all of our members to attend dance studio classes to work on the above skills. 

Being a part of the team is an honor, but it is also a major commitment. Please read our entire 2015 Audition Packet before auditioning.  Our calendar is available at www.Flyerettes.com/Calendar where you can get an idea of time commitment. We highly encourage all of our members to be in a technique dance class year round.  All members are required to audition every year. 
 

Physicals & Permission Requirements

All participants must have a physical dated after FEBRUARY 1st, 2014 and all fines cleared in the Athletic Office.

 

Please read our 2015 Audition Packet