Tryouts for the 2020-2021 school year were advertised/scheduled for March, then held virtually in April.
Tryout information is updated here in late February each year and posted in HS/JH school announcements.
Dancers grades 8-11 are eligible to try out for the upcoming school year.
Dancers must have a current Physical Examination form + NEW Pre-participation Documentation form completed with proof of basic accident insurance and must fill out the online application/tryout clinic registration.
*Tryout brochure with details--Click image below for 2020 example!*
Brochures available in the front offices at SCJHS and SCHS a few weeks before tryouts.
*Online Tryout Application/tryout clinic registration (opens in February)*
*Physicals (every 2 years) and Pre-participation Documentation (every year)*
Physicals must be dated within the last two years to be valid. (Physicals valid for 2 years.)
ALL dancers will need the MSHSAA Pre-participation Documentation EVERY YEAR.
Check with the S-C Athletic office before tryout week if you need insurance coverage. This has to be listed with policy number on the Pre-participation Documentation form to be valid.
If you need the Physical Examination form and/or annual Pre-participation Documentation form, they can be found in the SCJHS/SCHS front offices or on the SCHS Athletics homepage under PHYSICALS link-click on the tiger below!
You can see video examples of our choreography on our Welcome page--check it out!
Recommended skills include single/double pirouettes, split leaps (also called straight leaps or jetés in ballet), and splits.
Our Dance technique page has some video links with helpful reminders and breakdown of these skills.
Tryout routine is around twelve to sixteen 8 counts (roughly 45-60 seconds) of intermediate level choreography.
The last two 8 counts of the music is for dancers to choreograph themselves, showing off technical skills and flexibility. Dancers who want to prepare ahead of time can come to tryout clinics with your two 8 counts already prepared--just choreograph something that can fit most any pop song!
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