On April 21, 2013, 28 beautiful and talented young ladies were selected for the 2013-2014 Carolina Girls Dance Team. The next Carolina Girls audition will be held in April 2014. Click HERE to meet the 2013-2014 Carolina Girls!
The Carolina Girls Dance Team is a competitive team and dancers are required to have a strong technical background in order to compete with some of the top collegiate dance teams in the country. Technical skills required for the team include, but are not limited to:
* Dancers will be asked to perform all of the above on the right and left sides.
- Triple/quadruple pirouette
- Fouetté turns (standard fouettés and sequence of variations)
- Variety of leaps (switch leap, leap in second, reverse grand jeté, calypso/barrel, switch tilt, etc.)
- Leg extensions (grand battements, leg holds, sustained développé, needle turns)
Because the Carolina Girls perform in jazz, pom and hip-hop styles, strong technique is only the first of the criteria required to be on the team. Dancers should also be able to quickly learn and retain choreography and perform with style and energy. All three styles are very different, but are used equally both in game performances and in competition.
On the second day of the audition, finalists will be asked to perform four 8-counts of their own choreography, showcasing their individual strengths. The choreography should be suitable for a generic, upbeat song, which will be selected by the coaching staff.
The final portion of the judging is based on image and appearance. Each Carolina Girl serves as a representative of the University of South Carolina and is constantly in the public eye. Dancers are expected to uphold a collegiate image that meets standards of physical fitness, presentation and overall impression.
Dance shorts/hot pants
No jewelry (post earrings are acceptable)
Sneakers and gym shorts/sweat pants for hip-hop
Tentative Audition Schedule:
9:00 - Check-in/Registration
9:30 - Warm-up
10:00 - Technical evaluations
11:30 - Learn jazz routine
12:30 - Lunch
1:30 - Jazz evaluations
3:00 - Tabulation of Day 1 scores
3:15 - 1st Cut
3:30 - Finalists learn fight song and hip-hop choreography
5:00 - Closing
9:00 - Check-in
9:30 - Warm-up
10:00 - Review fight song
10:15 - Fight song evaluation
11:00 - Review hip-hop routine
11:15 - Hip-hop evaluation
12:30 - Lunch Break
2:00 - Finalist solo performances
2:45 - Final evaluations as needed
3:00 - Tabulation of final scores
3:15 - Final results announced
3:30 - Carolina Girls team meeting