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GAUDET MIDDLE SCHOOL TEAM TRYOUT INFORMATION PACKET
Welcome to the exciting and new program being created for the 2005-2006 school year. The Gaudet Middle School Dance Team will be the first school competition dance squad representing the Islander's in local and hopefully national level competitions.

This packet will give you all of the general information and dance team constitution for the 2006 season. Your student has shown an interest in wanting to participate on our team for the 2005-2006 school year. Make sure to look over the packet, sign all necessary forms & return to Mrs. Corr by FIRST DAY OF CLINIC WEEK. No applicant will be allowed to participate in tryout's without all forms signed & turned in by required date. Sorry, no exceptions.

The cost of the dance clinic is $5 and is non-refundable. Cost covers one C.D. copy of the try-out music given out on the first day of tryouts.

DANCE TEAM TRYOUT'S SCHEDULE
April 25-28 Clinic Week 3:30 - 4:30pm in School Gym (tentatively)
April 29 Tryouts with judges in gym from 2:30 - 5:00pm Membership Posting - 7pm (tentatively)

REQUIREMENTS:
1. Prospective 7th or 8th grader at Gaudet Middle School for the 2005-2006 school year.
2. Current Above average and average passing classroom standard requirements.
3. Completed forms turned in no later than the first day of Clinic Week. These include: Parent Permission & Applicant Registration Form, & Teacher Classroom Evaluation Form.
4. Attendance of clinic week with no unexcused absences.
5. Ability to attend regularly scheduled practices beginning immediately after tryouts
(Monday's 2:30-3:30 until June 21st 2005 & resume to Tues/Thur 2:30 - 3:30 at the new school year)
6. Ability to participate in the full year obligations of competitions, camps, practices, fundraising activities, banquet, spring show and school performances.
7. Acceptance of monetary obligations

REGISTRATION: Students may register with Mrs. Corr or at the Information Tryout Meeting on designated day. All completed forms are necessary to register (see above). Additional forms can be accessed through the team's website at http://gmsdance.tripod.com

CLINIC : Clinic will begin promptly at 2:30 and end at 3:30 and is closed to parents.
Required Dance Attire for Tryout Clinic & Tryouts- Plain White or Black Tank top or Plain White or Black form fitting T-shirt, Black Athletic Short's or Sweat Pants, Black or Tan Tights, Black or Tan jazz shoes. White socks & athletic tennis shoes are also acceptable if you do not have Jazz Shoes. Hair must be pulled up into high ponytail or bun and completely off of face. No jewelry can be worn during clinic rehearsals or tryouts.

TRYOUTS: Tryouts will be held Friday and is closed to parents. Tryout's will begin at 2:30pm in the gym. For tryouts, the girls will be required to wear a fitted plain white T-shirt and a fitted pair of black athletic shorts with appropriate dance or athletic shoes, socks/tights to wear. Hair should be in a TIGHT ponytail or bun. A panel of qualified judges including the Team Captain, Coach & Squad Advisor will make the squad selection. The judges will score each student on performance and accuracy of dance steps, sense of rhythm, flexibility, showmanship, and execution of required skills.

The 2005-2006 Team selected membership list will be posted on the GMS Dance Team web page the following day after tryouts & selected members will receive a phone call that evening after tryouts.

GMS Dance Team Tryout Application & Parent Permission Form

NAME: _________________________GRADE: _________________ BIRTHDAY:________________

ADDRESS:___________________________________________________________________________

HOME PHONE #: __________________________CELL PHONE #:_____________________________

E-MAIL:______________________________________________________________________

PARENT/GUARDIAN’S NAME(S): _____________________________________________________________________________________

NAME & PHONE # TO BE CONTACTED IN CASE OF EMERGENCY _____________________________________________________________________________________

OTHER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS:
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DANCE / PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE: (circle one)

Cheerleading Studio Dance (Ballet / Jazz / Hip Hop) Theatre/Drama None, I'm new!

If you could pick any of the following character's that do you feel would best describe yourself & why: (circle one & describe below why)

Butterfly Tiger Circus Clown Movie Star Dolphin Rainbow Puppy Donald Trump

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I have read the Gaudet Middle School Dance Team Constitution and tryout information forms. I understand the team rules, guidelines, financial obligations, membership qualifications and officer selections. I am aware of what will be required of me in maintaining a high academic level so that I can remain throughout the year on the GMS Dance Team. I also am aware that all practices, competitions, camps and performances are a yearly commitment and that I will to the best of my ability attend them all without any unexcused absences. I allow my child to participate in the 2005-2006 dance team tryouts. I as a hopeful member for the GMS Dance Team understand all that is required of me to tryout

X. __________________________________________________ Date ___________ Grade _________
Hopeful Member Print Name

X. __________________________________________________ Date ___________
Signature

X. ___________________________________________________ Date ___________
Parent Name

X.___________________________________________________ Date ___________
Parent Signature

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TEACHER EVALUATION FORM

Student Name _____________________________________________________ Grade _________

I am proud to announce that your student has a shown an interest in representing Gaudet Middle School as a prospective member for the 2005-2006 Dance Team. Being on the Islander Dancer's is an elite privilege and one that will bring great pride to our school, however to be eligible for the team tryouts each member must show proof of a current average or above average passing requirement. Please fill out the form below signed & include any additional comments about your student's citizenship & work ethic demonstrated during the school year on whether or not you feel they can handle the demand of membership on the dance team as well as maintaining a high standard in the classroom.

CLASS EVALUATION 1

Teacher Name _______________________________________ Subject ____________________________

Passing Requirements met at this Time ______ Not Able to meet passing requirements at this time ____

Comments : ____________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Teacher _____________________________________________________ Date ___________


CLASS EVALUATION 2

Teacher Name _______________________________________ Subject ____________________________

Passing Requirements met at this Time ______ Not Able to meet passing requirements at this time ____

Comments : ____________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Teacher _____________________________________________________ Date ___________


CLASS EVALUATION 3

Teacher Name _______________________________________ Subject ____________________________

Passing Requirements met at this Time ______ Not Able to meet passing requirements at this time ____

Comments : ____________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Teacher _____________________________________________________ Date ___________


CLASS EVALUATION 4

Teacher Name _______________________________________ Subject ____________________________

Passing Requirements met at this Time ______ Not Able to meet passing requirements at this time ____

Comments : ____________________________________________________________________________

Signature of Teacher ________________________________________________ Date__________

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VIDEO, PICTURE & WEB RELEASE FORM

Name of Applicant

_____________________________________________________Grade________

The Gaudet Middle School Dance Team will have an official interactive web page on the world wide web internet access. The address to the web page is: http://gmsdance.tripod.com This web page will contain information about the Dance Team, their calendar, the team roster, Awards, special events, streaming video & photographs. This permission form allows the GMS Dance Team and their coaches to take still and video photography of your prospective member during tryouts and all throughout the year. If you do not

____ I give permission for the GMS Dance Team & Coaches to video & photograph my child for display on their web page at http://gmsdance.tripod.com

____ I do not give permission for the GMS Dance Team & Coaches to video & photograph my child for display on their web page at http://gmsdance.tripod.com

Parent Sig. ________________________________________________ date________


GMS DANCE TEAM DOCUMENTARY FILM

I give permission for Michelle Fridley and the GMS Dance Team to video tape, film, photograph my daughter for the production of the GMS Dance Team Documentary Movie. I understand that filming & photography for the documentary will begin on Tryouts and will continue throughout the year at all Dance Team events. I also understand that Documentary Movie will be showcased at the 2005-2006 GMS Dance Team End of The Year Banquet. I also am aware that to get copies of the Documentary Movie, I will have to pay for duplication fees. I also am aware that clips of the documentary could possibly be web streamed on the GMS Dance Team web page at: http://gmsdance.tripod.com


____ I give permission for the GMS Dance Team & Coaches to video & photograph my child for the production of the GMS Dance Team Documentary Film & web stream clips from the film on their web page at http://gmsdance.tripod.com

____ I do not give permission for the GMS Dance Team & Coaches to video & photograph my child for the production of the GMS Dance Team Documentary Film & web stream clips from the film on their web page at http://gmsdance.tripod.com


Parent Sig. ________________________________________________ date________

 
   
 


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