Trinity Valley Community College

   

 


 

TVCC
CARDETTES

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, Texas 75751


Darla Mansfield
Cardette Director
dmansfield@tvcc.edu
tel: (903) 675-6225 
fax: (903) 675-6316

Sarah Cadungug
Asst. Choreographer/Recruiter

sarah.cadungug@tvcc.edu
tel: (903) 670-2641
fax: (903) 675-6316


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Audition Information
   
Posted: 10/7/2014 8:48:03 AM
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 2 different ways to audition.  Early Auditions are a one-day audition which is in conjunction with our Collegiate Dance Workshop.  You will learn the a combination and then audition upon the completion of the event that evening. At Two-day Auditions hopefuls will be taught a dance combination and allowed time to work more in depth with a buddy to better prepare for auditions the following day.  Video Auditions are available to hopefuls who have missed the regularly scheduled audition dates but not accepted until 1 week following the final audition June session for the season.  Video auditions are only accepted if there are spots still available on the team.  

Cardette Hopefuls do not need to attend all of the audition options, only one is required.  


WHAT TO SUBMIT:
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 2015 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.  

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
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.

We also are looking for Cardettes who have high morals and standards for not only themselves but for the organization as well.  Cardettes look for dancers who want to strive to be better dancers and performers, as well as leaders in their school and community.  

WHAT DOES IT COST TO AUDITION?
There is $20.00 fee to attend all auditions which cover judges fees and other necessary fees.  Meals will be provided by TVCC for the 2 Day audition sessions.  Housing is not provided but is available for a $10.00 fee but housing is only for the evening during the 2 Day audition session.  There are several quality hotels in the Athens area if you need housing the evening before auditions.

WHO IS ALLOWED AT 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 and judges.  Parents are welcome to sit in on the learning process in the 2 day auditions only.

RESULTS:
New Freshman Cardettes will be announced the second day of the 2 Day audition sessions.   Early Audition results are posted in the Cardette web site on the week following the actual audition.

OTHER:
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 a 3 day Cardette Freshman Camp in July which is in conjunction with TVCC Freshman Orientation and Cardette Line Camp in early to mid August.

Click here for additional audition tips!