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Twirling Thunder Auditions 2019

Twirling Thunder

Audition Eligibility:

All candidates must be accepted to Prairie View A&M prior to the audition. If a candidate has not applied, they should do so immediately. Applications can be completed online at http://www.pvamu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/ Note that candidates’ admission to Prairie View A&M University will be verified prior to the audition.  A candidate who is a current University student must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or greater. All candidates should be aware that Mini Camp will be held June 2019. All parts of Mini camp are mandatory should a candidate be chosen as part of the 2019-2020 Twirling Thunder.

Audition Details

Audition Details:

Auditions will be held April 13th and 14th, 2019 at the  Band Hall on the Prairie View A&M University campus. Results will be posted within 24 hours of the actual auditions. Any questions or concerns about the audition and/or clinic dates, times, or procedures should be directed to

Krystal Greene, Twirling Thunder Director, at KrystalcGreene.gmail.com or

(281) 402-9033

The 2019 Twirling Thunder Auditions will be held at the following times, which are subject to change based on number of applicants:

  • Saturday, April 13th
    • 9:00 a.m. – 12:30p.m. Warm up, technique & tosses.
    • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
    • 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Audition routine
    • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Dinner
    • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Stands
  • Sunday, April 14th
    • 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Warm up
    • 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. review routine
    • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. review stands
    • 12:30 a.m. first group auditions

*Students auditioning should bring a sack lunch or healthy snacks Sunday to eat while waiting their turn to audition.

Audition Format:

The auditions will be organized and scored in the following sections:

  • Basic Skills and Travel Technique
    • Demonstrated in small groups (see “Basics and Travel” below)
  • Group Routines
    • Candidates will be taught a brief routine at the audition, which will be performed in small groups. Candidates will be judged on their ability to learn choreography quickly, ability to memorize/retain, overall ability to perform in a group, technique and execution, and overall performance and showmanship.
  • Stands
    • Candidates ability to perform while attending to the details of the stands that are thrown.

Basics and Travel:

Basic technique and travel fundamentals will be demonstrated in brief combinations consisting of the elements listed below. Candidates will be judged on overall skill proficiency, execution, and body placement/control.

*NOTE: Fundamentals videos are being updated and should be available by March 1st.

  • Drop Spins, Double Time, Cones, Singles, 45 Toss, Flat Toss
  • Travel: Toe-Down Marching, 90’s, Jazz Runs
  • Stands: Swamp, Neck

Attire:

Audition attire is as follows: black leotards or form fitted shirt (style optional), black pants and jazz shoes or dance sneakers. No boots or character shoes may be worn. “Hot shorts,” not Soffle shorts or any other athletic shorts, may be worn during the individual routine portion of the auditions only. They may not be worn at any other time before or after the individual routine performance.

Hair, make-up, and accessories should be worn as the candidate feels is most appropriate for a performance with the Twirling Thunder

For the Audition Clinic (Saturday), candidates should wear appropriate, comfortable clothing and suitable footwear (e.g. jazz shoes, dance sneakers, tennis shoes).

Equipment:

Will be provided.

Audition Application:

In order to participate in the 2019 auditions, candidates complete the online application and submit a $25 application fee. The link to pay the fee is located at the end of the application.

Online Application

For more information or questions, please contact Krystal Greene, Twirling Thunder Director, at KrystalcGreene.gmail.com or (281) 402-9033.