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Goldrush Dance Team

Claudia Cole
Head Coach
cbethcole@gmail.com

The Georgia Tech Goldrush Dance Team performs at all home football, men’s basketball, and women’s basketball games. They also travel to select away games and post-season tournaments. Additionally, Goldrush members will also have opportunity to represent Georgia Tech at NDA College Nationals. Goldrush members prioritize their technical dance skills alongside their education, sororities, and club activities, all of which foster their ability to serve as positive role models on campus and in the Atlanta community.

Rehearsals
The team practices three times a week in the evening on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Additional rehearsals are added as needed. Any dancer missing multiple games and/or practices is subject to dismissal from the squad.

Auditions:
March 29th-31st, 2019
Optional Prep Clinic: March 8th, 2019 from 6pm – 9pm

Pricing: Cash or Check Only (Checks must be made out to GTAA- Goldrush)
$30 Clinic Only
$60 Clinic + Audition
$40 Audition fee at the door

Requirements:

– Must be a Current Georgia Tech Student or an accepted (or waitlisted) incoming Freshman

– Must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or higher

 

Must have the following at Registration:

– Headshot

– Registration Fee ($40)

– One page Personal Letter stating why you want to be a part of the Georgia Tech Goldrush Dance Team & what you feel you bring to our team.

– Letter of Acceptance (Freshman Only)

– Copy of Insurance Card

– Application (which will be available at the audition)

Audition Attire:

– Black hot shorts

– Solid black sports bra (small logos are acceptable, no embellishments)

– No embellishments on top or bottoms allowed

– Hair down and fixed (bangs do NOT need to be pulled back)

– Full performance make-up (this includes a nice shade of red lipstick and lip liner)

– Jazz shoes (cannot dance barefoot, color of shoe does not matter)

– Nail polish should be clear, French or American manicured

– No jewelry allowed, except for rhinestone earrings

Preliminary Round:

  1. Audition Routine taught (Hip-Hop section)
    **A variety of skills will be included in the combination in order to assess your technique, skill level, and ability to perform the skills within a routine setting.
  2. Spirit & Motion Technique
    **Looking for sharp motions and ability to lead the crowd.
  3. Individual Technique
    **Each candidate will be asked to execute a variety of turns, leaps, jumps, and extensions.


Semi-Final Round:

  1. Fight Song & Sideline Chant
  2. Audition Routine continued (Jazz section)
  3. Conditioning Evaluation
    **You will be asked to do an upper body combination, a lower body combination, an abdominal combination, and a cardiovascular exercise.
  4. Individual Interview
    **Rotating interview with judges & a variety of other professionals associated with our program


Final Round:

  1. Across the Floor Improvisation
    **All finalists will be asked to perform across the floor improvisation.
  2. Perform Audition Routine

Frequently Asked Questions:

DO YOU HAVE AUDITION PREPARATORY CLINICS THAT I CAN ATTEND?
Yes, the prep clinic will be held on March 8th from 6p-9p. Those attending the clinic will automatically move directly to Semi-Finals. You will still attend the Preliminary Round of Auditions.

DOES MY HEADSHOT HAVE TO BE PROFESSIONAL?
No, it does not have to be professional.  We would like an up-to-date 5×7 photograph of you from the natural-waist up.

WHAT ARE YOUR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS?
There are no height or weight requirements. We do ask that all members maintain the appropriate physique and are able to participate in all activities throughout the entire year.

WHERE WILL AUDITIONS BE HELD?
The Zelnak Practice Facility/Freshman Gym. This facility is connected to McCamish Pavilion. Address: 965 Fowler St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318

WILL AUDITIONS BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?
No, auditions will be closed to the public.

DO CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS HAVE TO RE-AUDITION?
Yes, all returning members must go through the audition process each season. Spots on the team are not guaranteed.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
The time commitment averages to be ~9 hours a week for practice. NOTE: Dancing for Georgia Tech will be a priority over all social and Greek commitments.

Directions To O’Keefe Gymnasium
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