Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkette Dance Team will hold auditions on Monday, May 22, 2017, from 1-5 p.m., in the Malone Hall Dance Studio. All squad members must try out each year.
Since 1952, the Perkettes have performed at athletic events and other functions at Gulf Coast. Sixty-five years later, the college’s elite dance group is a must-see fixture at Gulf Coast football games, at parades and other on- and off-campus events.
Those selected for the 2017-2018 dance team must commit to participating in all practices and conditioning during the year, summer practices and camps, and attend all pep rallies, games, alumni and community events, MGCCC spirit events, and community service. Some required events may occur after the season ends.
Audition participants must be able to perform the following: Perkette jazz march, high kicks, double/triple pirouette, Fouette’ turns, splits and right/left leaps. Attire for the audition should include black dance shorts, crop top, and jazz shoes or dance sneakers. (Judges will evaluate bodylines and motions; loose clothing is a hindrance and disadvantage. Therefore, participants should not wear T-shirts, baggy pants and/or sweats.)
Members auditioning for team captain should prepare a 45-second to one-minute personal (original) choreography routine.