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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Video Auditions
Posted: 5/1/2017 11:02:12 AM
What to do if you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions!


If you are not able to attend any of the scheduled audition sessions you may submit a video audition.  Video auditions are only accepted between June 24-29, 2017 to allow ample time for the TVCC registration process.


Your video audition must include the following:

  • You performing a solo dance (preferably jazz style) to music of your choice.
  • You demonstrating each of the AUDITION ELEMENTS listed below one at a time



Cardette Application and $20 audition fee
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)

Visit the Audition Form page for all paerwork or links to on-line forms. 

A phone interview with the Cardette Director will also be scheduled upon submission of video.

Audition Elements:
  • Splits (both right and left legs) 
  • Right jump splits
  • High kicks (all types; kicks must be higher than head level)
  • Right Switch leap
  • Toe touch
  • Right Axle turn
  • Right Pirouettes (double or triple turns)
  • Right A la second turns (turns in second)
  • Turning disk
  • Right Jete' in second (also called a Russian)
  • Calypso
  • Exceptional Endurance
  • Projection, Posture, and Confidence are a must!!