MGCCC’s Official Dance Team
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.
- Full tuition Band Scholarship
- All uniforms and practice wear provided
- One on one technique training with Perkette Coach
- Performance Opportunities (pep-rallies, football, basketball, parades, as well as other events)
- Travel Opportunities (select away games, parades, etc.)
- UDA Camp
Perkette Prep Classes and Auditions
Audition Prep Class Dates
- October 10, 2018 (5 pm – 7 pm)
- April 24, 2019(5 pm – 7 pm)
2019 Audition Dates
April 27, 2018 9:00 am
Responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following: all practices and conditioning during the year, summer practices/camps, pep rallies, games, alumni and community events, MGCCC Spirit events, fundraising, and community service. Some events can occur after a season ends, which you will be required to attend. You will be required to carefully read and sign the Perkette constitution, which states rules and guidelines for all members of the team.
All current squad members must audition for each successive year in which they wish to participate.
- Completed Registration Form. Please bring all completed forms to audition. If you are a high school student, attach a copy of your MGCCC acceptance letter. If you are an MGCCC student, attach a copy of your unofficial transcript.
- Signed and Completed Liability Waiver Form
- Copy of Insurance Form
- Current Photo
You must be able to perform the following:
- High kicks
- Double/triple pirouette
- Fouette’/A la seconde turns
- Right/left leaps and leaps in second
Captain Audition Requirements
A 45-second to 1-minute routine of personal choreography
Dress to impress! Wear black dance shorts, sport bra, and jazz shoes or dance sneakers. (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.)
Wear hair and make-up as you would for a performance. Look to impress. No jewelry or exposed body tattoos allowed.
What to Bring
- Waiver/Registration Form
- Professional attire for interview
- Do not wear watches, rings or jewelry other than stud/post earrings *POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED.
- Food and water optional
- Towel optional
- Make-up to touch up throughout the day optional
Perkettes - 8/2/18
Above: Perkette Dance Team members proudly hold their trophies from camp. They attended the Universal Dance Association’s College Camp at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa on July 19-22. BACK ROW (l to r): Nikki Frulla, Meagan Obiol, Jaclyn Boyette, …More details
Perkettes - 7/10/17
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Perkette Dance Team will hold auditions on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at 1 p.m., in the Malone Hall Dance Studio. All squad members must try out each year. Since 1952, the Perkettes have performed at …More details
Perkettes - 5/17/17
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 …More details