Dear Potential Tex-Ann Officer Candidate:
Congratulations on taking the first step to trying out for a Tex-Ann officer position. Being an officer on a dance team is a great honor, but it also requires a lot of responsibility and for you to be a role model at all times. The entire officer tryout process is centered around this philosophy and utilizes input from the Director, the team, and a panel of judges to choose the best candidates who will be both strong dancers and strong leaders.
It is important that you read through the requirements carefully and ask questions about things you may not understand. Failure to follow directions will impact your score, and ultimately, impact if you are selected as an officer.
The number one question leading into officer tryouts is how many officers I am looking to take. Scores and team needs will play a role in the final number of officers selected, but realistically, not every candidate can make it. As stated in the Constitution, the Director reserves the right to add or take away positions as deemed necessary for the organization.
Good luck through this process! I wish you all the best. Regardless if you are selected as a line officer or not, you are still a part of the Tex-Ann family, and as a returning Tex-Ann member, you will have a natural leadership role on the team.
Good Luck Lovelies,
In order to become a Tex-Ann officer CANDIDATE, you must meet the following guidelines:
- You must not have been placed on TexAnn Probation for the 2021-2022 school year.
- You must not have received a demerit infraction that resulted in automatic probation (7 or more demerit infractions).
- You must submit your Tex-Ann Line Officer Application with both your signatures of understanding and your parent’s signature of understanding no later than Monday, March 24, 2021 at 9:15 AM. A late application will not be accepted under any circumstance, no exceptions. This will be a google form.
- You must have a clear and up to date balance with the Tex-Ann activity fund by the time your application is due, no exceptions.
You will be scored based on the following guidelines:
- Team Score: On Monday, March 24th, you will participate in the team teach. The team will score you based on your timed teachings (this will be done during 1st period TexAnns class), your responses on your team interviews, and their belief of your ability to serve as an officer on the team. – This is 10% of your total score.
- Director Score: The director will score you on the technique critique, your candidate ensemble performance, your performance with other candidates during your jazz combo, your officer strut, and your solo.
- She will also score your digital portfolio and will give you a score based on your year in review (attendance, behavior, responsibility, demerits, independence, influence on the team, etc). – This is 30% of your total.
- Judges Score: Each Judge will score you in the same areas as the Director ) – This is 20% of your total score per judge (60% combined).
Dance Officer Team Teach
- Teach Day: March 28, 29, 30 during class
- Routine Type: High Kick(everyone will teach a High Kick).
- Length: Teach 12 eight counts in 10 mins. You will be timed and you can’t go over time.
- Required Documents
- Submit a copy of your teach choreography to Mrs. Tullos via google docs.
- ALL required elements MUST be highlighted in yellow.
- Required Elements
- Fan Combination(1-eight count)
- Creative Level Combination (2- eight counts)
- Creative Footwork (2-eight counts)
- MUST mirror while teaching
- If you are absent on the scheduled day of your teach, a Dr’s note MUST be presented the next morning by 8:30 AM.
- You will still be able to teach on the final day, HOWEVER, you will NOT be allowed to vote.
Number of Officer Selected: 4 to 7 Dance Officers. Heavily depends on the number of team members.
DANCE OFFICER AUDITION ATTIRE
- Each candidate may wear a costume of their choosing for their solo—black spandex shorts and black spandex practice top will be worn for skills (any dance footwear is allowed, but no bare feet)
- 100 points- Skills/Strut/group combo jazz combo
- 100 points- Solo
- 100 Points-Interview
- 100 points- Director Evaluation
- 100 points-Team Evaluation
- Splits right, left, middle
- Kick Combination(to be done facing the side)
- 2 eight counts of exercise kicks
- 2 eight counts of levels (closing one “1”)
- Triple or Quad pirouette,
- 2 second turns into 4 changing spot second turns (right, back, left, front)
- turning disc
- switch leap
- toe touch
- extension on left or right,
- front walk over
- back walkover, or your most advanced cartwheel or aerial
- one full eight count of second turns
- All Candidates MUST send Ms. Tullos a copy of their music by March 28 so, it may be approved.
- Solos may not be any longer than 2 mins.
- Use Required Elements
- Use your best turn combination
- Use an advanced dance leap
- Use your most advanced acro skill
Reference Sheet: Tex-Ann Officer Candidate Dates & Info
Monday March 28th by 9:15am Application Due
Mon., Tues., and Wed March 28-30 Team Teach in class and Afterschool-Learn Combo and Strut
Thursday March 31th by 9:15am Must have a complete and clear financial balance
Thursday March 31st by 9:15am Portfolio Due & Team Vote Friday April 1st after school at 4:30 Studio open/Tullos help
Saturday April 2 9:00AM Officer Tryouts Begin.
*Note- Officer tryouts may have call backs—DO NOT leave unless you are given permission to.
Officer Candidate Digital Portfolio
Your digital portfolio can either be a PowerPoint, a Prezi, or a movie.
The first part of your digital presentation needs to Include a presentation of your reasons for wanting to be an officer. You need to explain to your team why you want to be an officer.
The following questions should be addressed in your digital portfolio.
*What rank do you feel you deserve? Why?
*How will you balance your role as an officer and your role as a friend within your team?
*Do you believe you have been a positive role model for the team this year? In what ways?
*If you could change 3 things about our team what would they be? Why? How would that benefit the team as a whole?
*If you don’t make officer, what would your role on the team be? Be honest in this answer?
Directions for Each Part of Officer Tryouts:
Candidate Ensemble- As a group of officer candidates, you will learn a dance taught by the senior officers.
Interview- This is a question session involving the director and the judges. This happens during the audition.
Technique Critique: You will be responsible for performing the following skills in your judged tryout: Triple or Quad pirouette, 2 second turns into 4 changing spot second turns (right, back, left, front), one full eight count of second turns, a turning disc, a switch leap, a Russian, a penche’, a toe touch, an extension on left or right, a calypso, a front walk over, back walkover, or your most advanced cartwheel or aerial.
Officer Strut: You will learn the current officer strut through the video tutorial. You will be required to perform the officer strut for a score during the judged tryout.
Digital Portfolio “Why I Want to Be an Officer”- You will do a digital portfolio which you will share through google docs with the Director.
Solo: You may wear any attire and your solo must be no longer than two minutes.