Welcome to our Tryouts page!
Click HERE to view our 2017 Tryout Packet.
To all Lindbergh Flyerette Applicants:
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Flyerette Dance Team! 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 will be during the first week of June when 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 late June. 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, you must complete and submit the 2017 Audition Packet by Tuesday, March 14th, 2017. If we do not have an audition packet, your child will not be allowed to audition.
Maggi Geisz – Head Coach Kristin Goehri– Assistant Varsity Coach
314-729-2400 ext. 3652 314-729-2400 ext. 2109
Allison Tripolitis – Head JV Coach Julie Durham– Assistant JV Coach
314-729-2400 ext. 1013 314-729-2400 ext. 1110
We look forward to seeing you at our auditions!
New Team Celebration
The 2017-2018 New Team Celebration will take place on Wednesday, April 12th at Mike Duffy's in Kirkwood at 124 West Jefferson Avenue #104, Kirkwood, MO 63122. The cost of coaches and Flyerettes is covered by FOF. Any additional family members who would like to attend will be charged $16/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 2017 - 2018 Flyerettes Dance Team and family members!
Congratulations to the 2017 Football Season Flyerettes!!
March 2nd and 7th from 3:00-4:30
*March 14th - Mandatory
*Attendance is mandatory to audition.
Monday, March 27th 3:00 - 5:00
Thurday, March 30th 3:00 - 6:00
Multi-Purpose Room at Lindbergh High School. Enter through the commons.
Please read our 2017 Audition Packet.
If you have any questions please contact Maggi Geisz at firstname.lastname@example.org
2017-2018 Flyerette Dance Team Audition Dates
• Middle School Clinics:
March 1st, March 8th, and March 15th
Middle School clinics will run from 2:50pm - 4:15pm at both Truman and Sperreng Middle Schools. The clinics are open to ALL 7th and 8th grade girls that would like to learn more about the skills and expectations of the Flyerette program.
• Optional Clinics: March 2nd and March 7th
All clinics will run from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in the Lindbergh High School Multipurpose Room (MPR).
• Mandatory Clinic: Tuesday, March 14th 3:00 – 4:30 pm
All applicants must be present in order to audition for the Flyerette Dance Team. This clinic takes place in the Lindbergh High School Multipurpose Room (MPR).
• Dance Team Requirements:
Here is the link for Dance Team Requirements and Skills Information
- Kick Combo A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klaHxsMy-mE
- Kick Combo B: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5PvclKxpKQ
• Fight Song:
Here is the link to the Fight Song Counts
Learn the Fight Song routine here.
Here is the Fight Song with music.
• Skills Audition: Monday, March 27th 3:00 – 5:00 pm
• Final Audition Choreography: Tuesday, March 28th and Wednesday, March 29th 3:00 – 5:00 pm
• Final Audition: Thursday, March 30th 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Dancers may leave after their audition. All Auditions and Clinics are closed to the public.
Please read our 2017 Tryout 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, 2016 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 email@example.com
Physicals dated after February 1, 2016 will be acceptable for tryouts. An updated physical taken after February 1, 2017 will be due August 1, 2017 if you make the team.
Thank you for your interest in auditioning for the Lindbergh Flyerettes!
During tryouts, judges look for athleticism, dance technique, showmanship, and ability to memorize choreography. If you plan on trying out, please work on the following skills:
- Double and triple pirouettes
- Turns in second (4 rotations with a double pirouette)
- 180 degree toe touch
- Leg hold
- Leaps (right, left, center)
- Pom motions
- Kickline technique
- Memorization of choreography
- Right and left split (required)
- Triple and quad pirouettes
- Turns in second with added difficulty
- Hyperextended double and triple toe touch
- Fully extended leg hold with added difficulty
- Helicopter to right, left, and middle split
- Hyperextended right, left, and center leaps
- Around the world, pike to split, calypso, herky, firebird, and other 3 jump combinations
- Strength, power, and precision in pom motions
- Kick technique with jump split to the floor
- Right and left one-handed cartwheel
- Acrobatic skills (front walkovers, back walkovers, scorpions, etc.)*
*Acrobatic skills are not required to be on the Varsity team and will have no impact on 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 Maggi Geisz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 2017 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, 2016 and all fines cleared in the Athletic Office.