411 on Majestic tryouts

Stephanie Thomson, Staff Reporter

Tryouts for Majestics are the second week of December and there are some things you should know before they begin.

Who can try out?

  • Any girl in grades nine through eleven.

What exactly is involved in the tryout process?

  • Outside judges are brought in to evaluate each girl. The girls tryout in groups. The tryout involves a dance routine, walk kicks, jump kicks, and splits.

What should I exhibit throughout the tryout?

  • Right and left splits
  • Double pirouettes and strong jazz technique
  • Good flexibility for high kicks
  • A variety of dance training in jazz and ballet technique, as well as contemporary, hip hop, and novelty.
  • Good showmanship
  • Memory
  • Stamina

How the judges decide who makes it?

  • Each girl is scored in several different areas, from flexibility and memory to jazz technique and showmanship. Each area has a certain number of “potential points”, and the girl must earn an 80 or higher cumulative score to be on the team.

How can I prepare?

  • There are two Prep Classes you should attend if you’re interested in trying out: November 29 and December 6, after school from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. These can help you see if you would like being a Majestic.

When are tryouts?

  • There is a 3-day tryout workshop after school December 10-12, during which you will learn the tryout routine. Tryouts will take place Thursday, December 13 in the evening.

Is there anything else you need to know?

  • If you are interested in trying out for Majestics, pick up a tryout packet any day after Monday, November 26 from Majestics director Fela Lowrance.
  • Attend the tryout meeting on Monday, December 3, to go over important information.