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Welcome to our Tryouts page!                                                

Click HERE to view our 2018 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 mid-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 April. 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 2:45 – 5:30 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 all 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 a Flyerette 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 team member must incur. The estimated total costs are listed below. A more detailed breakdown of cost is listed in our Tryout Packet. These numbers are based on expenses from the 2017-2018 season. Please know 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.

FINAL TOTALS:

Returning members - approximately $1650            

New members - approximately $2150-$2250

As one of our parents said as we finsihed out 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 2018 Audition Packet by Tuesday, March 13th, 2018. If we do not have an audition packet, your child will not be allowed to audition.

Sincerely,
Maggi Geisz – Head Coach                      Kristin Goehri– Assistant Varsity Coach                   
314-729-2400 ext. 3652                            314-729-2400 ext. 2109                         
margaretgeisz@lindberghschools.ws        kgoehri@lindberghschools.ws

Allison Tripolitis – Head JV Coach          Julie Durham– Assistant JV Coach                  
314-729-2400 ext. 1013                            314-729-2400 ext. 1110                       
atripolitis@lindberghschools.ws               juliedurham@lindberghschools.ws

 

We look forward to seeing you at our auditions! 

Click HERE for our 2018 Tryout Packet!

New Team Celebration

The 2018-2019 New Team Celebration will be announced soon! 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 2018 - 2019 Flyerettes Dance Team and family members!

Tryouts Information

Tryout Dates

Optional Clinics:

March 1st and 6th from 3:00-4:30

*March 13th - Mandatory

*Attendance is mandatory to audition.

Skills Audition:

Monday, March 26th 3:00 - 5:00 

Final Audition:

Thursday, March 29th 3:00 - 6:00

Tryout Location:

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

Please clikc HERE for our 2018 Audition Packet.

If you have any questions please contact Maggi Geisz at margaretgeisz@lindberghschools.ws

2018-2019 Flyerette Dance Team Audition Dates

Middle School Clinics:

March 7th and March 14th

Middle School clinics will run from 2:50pm - 4:00pm 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 1st and March 6th

All clinics will run from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in the Lindbergh High School Multipurpose Room (MPR).

 

MANDATORY CLINIC: Tuesday, March 13th 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: Please check back after March 6th!
  • Kick Combo B: Please check back after March 6th!

• 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 26th 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Final Audition Choreography: Tuesday, March 27th and Wednesday, March 28th 3:00 – 5:00 pm

• Final Audition: Thursday, March 29th 3:00 – 6:00 pm

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

Please view our 2018 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, 2017 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, 2017 will be acceptable for tryouts. An updated physical taken after February 1, 2018 will be due August 1, 2018 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 

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.)* 

*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 margaretgeisz@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 2018 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, 2017 and all fines cleared in the Athletic Office.

 

Click HERE for our 2018 Audition Packet!