MGCCC Perkette Dance Team auditions to be held in March

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College's Perkette Dance Team during the halftime show at the 2013 Homecoming game on the Perkinston Campus

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College’s Perkette Dance Team during the halftime show at the 2013 Homecoming game on the Perkinston Campus

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College will hold auditions for the 2014-2015 Perkette Dance Team on Thursday, March 6 at 3 p.m. and Saturday, March 15 at 9 a.m. in Malone Hall on the Perkinston Campus.  Emphasis will be given to high kicks, marching and technique (turns, leaps, etc.).

Since 1952, the Perkettes have been an integral part of the Band of Gold and are a must-see fixture at football games. The 2013-2014 Perkettes dance squad brought home seven blue ribbons and also earned the Most Improved Award during the Universal Dance Association camp held at The University of Alabama this past year.  They also have the opportunity to train with renowned choreographers each year in preparation for both camp and the new season.

Full tuition scholarships are available.

For more information, please refer to the Perkette page at https://www.mgccc.edu/band-of-gold/perkettes/ or contact Stacy Fore at 601.928.6369 or stacy.fore@mgccc.edu.

Kathy McAdams is an award-winning journalist who has worked at weekly newspapers in Mississippi and the Press-Register in Mobile, Ala. A native of Gulfport, McAdams attended Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, William Carey University, the University of South Alabama and The University of Southern Mississippi. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and journalism and a master's degree in education and English. She has worked at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College since 2005.