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General Information

The Angelettes are the official Angelo State University Dance Team. They can be seen at home football and basketball games and at specially sanctioned university events. Members of the Angelettes receive scholarships that increase annually for dancers who are invited to return – based on positive history in the organization and audition results – for the next school year. Any current or incoming female student is welcome to audition. 

Eligibility

  • Incoming freshmen or transfer students must be accepted to ASU PRIOR to auditioning.
  • If you have accumulated college credits, you must have a grade point average of 2.25 or better on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Candidates already attending ASU must be full-time students (12+ semester credit hours), hold a minimum GPA of 2.25, and must be in good standing with the university.

Audition Information

A basic dance background in jazz and kick is recommended but not required. Auditions for the 2015 Spring Semester will be held Friday-Saturday, May 1-2, 2015, on the ASU campus in the Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance (CHP) Dance Studio (upstairs). Auditions are open to all eligible candidates; however, these auditions are CLOSED to the public (i.e., parents, friends, and other students). Shortly after the last audition on Saturday, candidates will receive an envelope that will contain either an acceptance or non-acceptance letter. This letter is to be opened outside of the building; do not open it immediately upon receipt.

Attire

  • Black, fitted top with sleeves (no spaghetti straps or tank tops), black dance shorts and tights.
  • Appropriate footwear to easily execute the required techniques. Dance shoes are not required but are strongly encouraged. No half soles, lyrical sandals, or socks allowed. 
  • Wear hair pulled back away from face and limit makeup to a natural look (performance makeup is not necessary).
  • Bring appropriate attire to change into for a luncheon, if selected to the team.

For the audition, please do not:

  • Wear jewelry (earrings, watches, etc.).
  • Wear brightly colored nail polish (clear polish and French or American tips are acceptable).
  • Chew gum.

Audition Components

Candidates will:

  • Perform a brief audition routine learned in the clinic on Friday.
  • Execute basic dance techniques to include:
    • Double Pirouettes on the right and left sides;
    • Grand Jetes on the right and left sides;
    • Calypso Leaps leading with the right leg;
    • Switch Leaps;
    • Turning Discs;
    • Right Fuette Turns;
    • Splits on the right and left sides;
    • Two eight-counts of Jump Kicks;
    • Turning C’s;
    • Optional: ONE advanced technical element.
  • Complete a private interview with the judges.

 Registration

Please bring with you:

  • Completed Audition Application form
  • Copy of unofficial college transcript (if applicable)
  • $40 Application Fee, non-refundable
    (make check or money order out to ASU Angelettes)

Schedule

  • Friday, May 1, 2015

    4 PM

    Registration

    Angelo State University Dance Studio
    Ben Kelly Center for Human Performance
    2050 S. Johnson St.
    San Angelo, Texas  76909

    4:30 PM

    Clinic: candidates will learn a brief audition routine
    (no dinner break, plan accordingly)

    10 PM

    Dismissed
  • Saturday, May 2, 2015
    7 AM Dance Studio available to candidates for warm-up and review
    8 AM Auditions begin
    Noon New team activity, lunch provided
    3 PM Dismissed

Electronic Auditions (optional)

Students who are unable to attend the scheduled live audition may submit their audition via DVD. Please carefully consider the angle and quality of the recording. Videos should adhere to the audition attire requirements listed above and include:

  • An original piece of choreography at least 90 seconds in length, but not exceeding two minutes.
  • A segment of the candidate executing the following basic dance techniques not included in piece of original choreography:
    • Double Pirouettes on the right and left sides;
    • Grand Jetes on the right and left sides;
    • Calypso Leaps leading with the right leg;
    • Switch Leaps;
    • Turning Discs;
    • Right Fuette Turns;
    • Splits on the right and left sides;
    • Two eight-counts of Jump Kicks;
    • Turning C’s;
    • Optional: ONE advanced technical element
  • An interview. Please read the following questions and answer, without reading from notes:
    • What is your dance background?
    • What qualities make you an outstanding candidate for the Angelettes?
    • What do you think makes you an exciting performer to watch?
    • What measures will you take throughout the semester to ensure you continue to meet the minimum 2.25 GPA requirement?
    • What are your dance goals?

Deadline: To receive full consideration, electronic auditions must be postmarked by April 20, 2015. Please mail your complete audition and audition packet (DVD, completed Audition Application form, copy of unofficial college transcript (if applicable) and Application Fee) to:

                    Attn: Angelettes Audition
                    Dr. Constance L. Kelley, Interim Director of Bands
                    Angelo State University
                    Member, Texas Tech University System
                    ASU Station 10906
                    San Angelo, Texas   76909-0906
                      

 

  For More Information

Contact:
Dr. Constance L. Kelley, 
Interim Director of Bands

connie.kelley@angelo.edu

 

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