Perkettes are the official dance team at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College. Established in 1952, the Perkettes are proud members of MGCCC Band of Gold, exemplifying tradition, precision and excellence.

Perkette Audition Prep Class

Date: April 19, 2022
Time: 5:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.
Location: Malone Hall Auditorium Perkinston Campus
Cost: $30

There is no pre-registration for the event. Participants will be able to register upon entry. Temperatures will be checked at door and masks will be worn AT ALL TIMES.

Perkette Dance Team Auditions

ALL components of Perkette Dance Team auditions will be IN PERSON this season! Auditions will be held Saturday, April 30th, 2022 @ 8:00 A.M. in Malone Hall Auditorium on the MGCCC Perkinston Campus.

Each candidate will be required to submit the following upon registration the Audition Day:

Audition Requirements

Perkette Dance Team Auditions will consist of three rounds in which will result in cuts based on the judges’ scores.

  • Round 1- Technique Round: 
    • Kick Combination
      • Front, Side, and Tilts (Right and Left Sides)
    • Leap Combination
      • Front, Side, and Calypso (Right Side ONLY)
    • Turn Combinations (Pirouettes AND Turns in Second)
      • Pirouettes (Right Side ONLY)
      • Turns in Second- Center and Directional (Right Side ONLY)
    • MGCCC Fight Song
      • You can learn our Fight Song at Prep Class, or from tutorial video that posted on our team social media pages closer to audition date.
    • Round 2- Choreography Round: 
      • Choreography Routine with Improvisation
        • You will be required to learn and perform choreography taught the day of auditions to the best of your abilities for our judges. There will also be an opportunity for you to show case your unique movement style through improvisation, featuring any tricks, technical skills, or qualities that make you an asset to our team.
      • Round 3- Interview Round (Informal):
        • After Choreography Round, you may be asked back on stage for an interview in which judges will ask you some on stage questions to get a better sense of who you are. Some sample questions are listed below. (You do NOT need to bring a change of clothes for this portion of audition.)
          • Why do you want to be a member of the Perkette Dance Team?
          • What are your strengths and weaknesses as a dancer?
          • What do you feel makes you an asset to our team?

Proper Attire for Auditions

Dress to impress! Please wear tight fitted dance shorts, sports bra/crop top, and jazz shoes, half shoes, dance sneakers, or barefoot. Judges will evaluate body lines and motions; loose clothing is a hindrance and disadvantage. Therefore, do not wear T-shirts, baggy pants and/or sweats. Feel free to choose attire of ANY COLOR. We would like to see creativity and encourage you choose colors that represent you, make you stand out, and feel the most confident.  Example audition looks will be posted on our social media pages closer to event date. Male dancers auditioning for the team are recommended to wear black joggers/pants and a tighter fitting shirt of their choice.

Proper Make-Up/Hair for Auditions

Wear hair and make-up as you would for a game-day performance. Look the part and dress to impress. No jewelry or exposed body tattoos allowed.

If you have any questions or need any help with any part of the audition process please contact Coach Britney at Britney.Kuehn@mgccc.eduor 601-918-6979.

Contact

Britney Patten
(601) 928-6979britney.kuehn@mgccc.edu