2016 Final Auditions
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016-2017 FOOTBALL FLYERETTES!!
We will see you on Monday, April 4th in Room 150 (Math Building @ LHS) for our First Team Meeting!
Welcome to our Tryouts page! Click here for the 2016 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.
Maggi Geisz – Head Coach Kristin Goehri– Assistant Coach Sara Krutewicz - Assistant Coach
314-729-2400 ext. 3652 314-729-2400 ext. 2109 email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you at our auditions! Here is our 2015 Audition Packet.
New Team Celebration
The 2016-2017 New Team Celebration will take place at Mike Duffy's in Kirkwood at 124 West Jefferson Avenue #104, Kirkwood, MO 63122. Date TBD. 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 2016 - 2017 Flyerettes Dance Team and family members!
Please RSVP to Christine Gordon at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, April 3rd with the number in your family attending.
March 8th, 15th and 17th from 3:00-4:30
*March 15th - Mandatory
*Attendance is mandatory to audition.
Monday, March 28th 3:00 - 5:00
Thurday, March 31st 3:00 - 6:00
Multi-Purpose Room at Lindbergh High School. Enter through the commons.
Below is the packet for the 2016 auditions.
If you have any questions please contact Maggi Geisz at email@example.com
Flyerette Dance Team Audition Dates
• Middle School Clinics: March 2nd and March 9th
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 8th and March 17th
All clinics will run from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in the Lindbergh High School Multipurpose Room (MPR).
• Mandatory Clinic: Tuesday, March 15th 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
• 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 28th 3:00 – 5:00 pm
• Final Audition Choreography: Tuesday, March 29th and Wednesday, March 30th 3:00 – 5:00 pm
• Final Audition: Thursday, March 31st 3:00 – 6:00 pm
Dancers may leave after their audition. All Auditions and Clinics are closed to the public.
Please read our 2016 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, 2015 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Physicals dated after February 1, 2015 will be acceptable for tryouts. An updated physical taken after February 1, 2016 will be due August 1, 2016 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 Jessica Cochran. email@example.com
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 2016 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, 2015 and all fines cleared in the Athletic Office.