Trinity Valley Community College





100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, Texas 75751

Darla Mansfield
Cardette Director
tel: (903) 675-6225 
fax: (903) 675-6316

Sarah Cadungug
Asst. Choreographer/Recruiter
tel: (903) 670-2641
fax: (903) 675-6316

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Audition Information
Posted: 4/25/2014 12:39:30 PM
Get all the details and know what to expect at auditions!

A Cardette hopeful should be willing to commit to teamwork and be ready to represent the team and TVCC with class.  A Cardette hopeful must possess a strong desire to work above and beyond the norm to maintain the integrity of the Cardette name. 

Cardette auditions are held each year during the late spring and early summer.  We offer 3 different ways to audition.  Early Auditions are a one-day audition where a solo is required. At Two-day Auditions a solo is not required and hopefuls will be taught a dance combination.  Video Auditions are available to hopefuls who have missed the regularly scheduled audition dates but not accepted until 1 eek following the final audition session for the season. Hopefuls do not need to attend all of the audition options, only one is required.

In order to attend auditions, you must return:
  • Cardette Application
  • Cardette Liability Waiver
  • Unofficial High School Transcript
  • Recommendation Letter (not from dance or drill team director)
  • H.S. Director Recommendation Form (from current dance or drill team director)
  • Standing Full-body photo (half top and booty shorts or dance attire)
  • Click here for entire 2014 Cardette Auditions Application Packet.

All of these items must be on file a minimum of 1 week prior to auditions to be eligible for a Cardette scholarship.

Cardettes are chosen based on dance ability/timing, flexibility, projection, appearance, poise and leadership potential.  Cardettes must be physically fit and able to wear ANY Cardette uniform properly upon the decision of the director.   Visible tattoos and piercings are not permitted in ANY Cardette attire.

There is $20.00 fee to attend all auditions which cover judges fees adn other necessary fees.  Meals will be provided by TVCC.  Housing is not provided but is available for a $10.00 fee but housing is only for the evening during the audition session.  There are several quality hotels in the Athens area if you need housing the evening before auditions.

Auditions are closed to the public and parents.  Auditions are only for those trying out for Cardettes, Cardette Sophomores, Current Cardette Escorts and the Cardette Directors/judges.  Only parents are welcome to sit in on the learning process in the 2 day auditions.

New Freshman Cardettes will be announced the second day of regular auditions.   Early Audition results are posted in the Cardette web site on the day following the actual audition.

All Cardettes are required to live in on campus in the dorms unless your immediate family resides in Athens.  A $210.00 housing deposit must be submitted during auditions.

All ladies selected as Cardettes are required to attend Cardette Freshman Camp in July and Cardette Line Camp in August

Click here for additional audition tips!