Southern Misses Clinic is Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 2:00 - 5:00 p.m. | Payne Center
Southern Misses Tryouts are Saturday, May 11, 2013 | 2:00 - 6:00 p.m. | Payne Center
The Southern Misses will hold the clinic on Sunday, April 28 from 2-5 p.m. in the Payne Center located on the Hattiesburg campus. The cost of the clinic is $25. The Clinic isn't required but encouraged as it allows potential new members to be a step ahead of others trying out.
Tryouts will be held on May 11 from 2-6 p.m. in the Payne Center. The cost for tryouts is $40, however, if signing up for both the clinic and tryouts the cost is $50 total.
Participants will need to arrive 30 minutes prior to each event to register. They will be given the following options: register for the clinic only, register for clinic and tryouts together, register for just the tryouts
Each event will consist of warm-ups, jazz dance, hip-hop dance and the fight song. Cuts will be made after each round on the day of tryouts.
For more information, contact Rebecca Chandler at email@example.com or all 601-266-6551.
What to bring to Clinic and/or Tryouts
- Completed Application. Applications may be downloaded HERE
- Copy of USM Student ID or Acceptance Letter
- Proof of insurance (copy of the front & back of your insurance card)
- Non-refundable application fee (Cash or Checks made out to Southern Miss Athletics)
- Current photo (i.e. Senior Photo)
What to wear
Attire for both will be solid black sports bras and solid black dance shorts (no logos) with tan tights. Cover ups are allowed but must be removed after warm ups. Jazz shoes are to be worn for the jazz portion of the tryouts, while sneakers and sweatpants may be added for hip hop. Hair and makeup for clinic is whatever is comfortable. For tryouts hair and make-up must be performance ready. This means hair down and styled, red lipstick, false eyelashes.
How to prepare
Some suggested technical skills to prepare for are:
- Pirouette Turns (double/triple)
- Fouette Turns
- Grand Jetes including switch leaps and straddle jumps
- Toe Touch (tilted)
- Battement Front and Side
It will be required that many of these skills, in addition to others be demonstrated on the right and left sides. Other skills judged are physical fitness and crowd appeal/enthusiasm. Please understand that the tryout is designed to choose the most talented and best representation for The University of Southern Mississippi.