MGCCC Perkettes

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 “Perks”

  • 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 Upcoming Events:

Perkette Audition Prep Classes
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2018
  • Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Wednesday, June 13, 2018 –  Canceled
  • 5:00pm-7:30pm

Perkette Auditions 2018

  • Saturday, April 28, 2018 (9:00am- 12:00pm; Registration starts at 8:30am)
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 (1:00pm; Registration starts at 12:00pm) – Canceled due to tropical storm Alberto.
  • Monday, June 4, 2018 (1:00pm; Registration starts at 12:00pm)
  • Monday, June 18, 2018 (1:00pm; Registration starts at 12:00pm) – Canceled

Perkette “Perks”

  • 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

Responsibilities

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.

Audition Information

All current squad members must audition for each successive year in which they wish to participate.

Required Forms

  1. 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.
  2. Signed and Completed Liability Waiver Form
  3. Copy of Insurance Form
  4. Current Photo

You must be able to perform the following:

  1. High kicks
  2. Double/triple pirouette
  3. Fouette’/A la seconde turns
  4. Splits
  5. Right/left leaps and leaps in second
  6. Calypso

Captain Audition Requirements

A 45-second to 1-minute routine of personal choreography

Proper Attire

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.)

Proper Make-Up/Hair

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

What to Bring

  1. Waiver/Registration Form
  2. Professional attire for interview
  3. Do not wear watches, rings or jewelry other than stud/post earrings *POINTS WILL BE DEDUCTED.
  4. Food and water optional
  5. Towel optional
  6. Make-up to touch up throughout the day optional

For more information or questions, please contact Britney Kuehn at (601) 928-6979 or britney.kuehn@mgccc.edu

Contact

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