Are you interested in joining Chimera Winterguard for the 2021 season?
Open Casting Auditions for the 2021 Chimera Independent Winterguard will be ANNOUNCED SOON!!!! We are working diligently to hammer out the final details.
In the meantime here is some general information about how auditions will be run and what to expect.
First thing..... while we have not announced the date and time of auditions as of yet, we ask you to PLEASE FILL OUT A REGISTRATION FORM via the link below so that we have an idea of how many auditionees to expect and to reserve your audition spot.
On the day of auditions, check-in will take place 30 MINUTES PRIOR to auditions starting.
After check-in, we will have an Open House meeting for parents where we will give you important information and answer any questions that you may have. IT IS HIGHLY SUGGESTED THAT PARENTS ATTEND THIS MEETING.
The audition fee is $50 and is due at check-in, the morning of auditions.. We take Cash, Check, and Debit / Credit Cards.
**Please note, to be eligible for Chimera, students CAN NOT BE OVER 22 YEARS OF AGE as of 12:01am on April 1, 2021. **
We will have stringent safety practices in place at auditions to protect all auditionees, staff, and parents.
Please wear a mask. We will have sanitation stations set up and social distancing will be employed where applicable. CHIMERA AUDITIONS WILL BE SAFE!!
A $50, non-refundable, audition fee is required to audition.
Cash, Check or Debit/Credit cards are accepted and payment is due when you check-in the morning of auditions.
HOW TO PREPARE:
It definitely helps if potential candidates have some type of dance or colorguard training prior to auditioning for Chimera Winterguard, HOWEVER... it is not required.
We have built a reputation throughout the southeast on our extensive and high quality training program. We have taken many young spinners and turned them into champions! All it takes is dedication on your part. If you have the desire and the work ethic, we will teach you the rest!
Either way, make sure you practice your fundamentals prior to auditioning (both spinning and release skills).
We will never deny anyone the opportunity to audition or gain experience through the audition process. Having the most talent DOES NOT guarantee admission to Chimera.
And most of all......
NEVER think you aren't good enough to audition. You just might surprise yourself.
HYDRATE!!! Please start drinking water or Gatorade in the days PRIOR to coming to auditions. Waiting until the day of is too late!
WHAT TO WEAR:
Please wear comfortable, form- fitting, ALL-BLACK, dance or athletic wear. (See pictures above)
While we do rehearse and perform barefoot, please bring comfortable sneakers or dance shoes.
Hair needs to be pulled back out of your face, and jewelry is not to be worn while rehearsing (stud earrings are acceptable).
WHAT TO BRING:
$50, non-refundable Audition Fee
A great attitude, and all of your passion and desire for performing.
A large water bottle with water or Gatorade. STAY HYDRATED.
A sack lunch of your choosing and snacks. You will be burning A LOT of calories!!
While we can provide SOME flags, rifles, and sabers, if you own your own equipment, or have access to equipment, please bring it just in case, as we have quite a lot of performers who will attend auditions.
EQUIPMENT WE USE:
Sabres: 39" STYLE PLUS"BLADE" SABER. Style #EQ4410
Click HERE to order your own saber!
Rifles: 39" ELITE 4 RIFLES. Style #EQ4108. White Rifle, Silver Bolt, White Strap
Click HERE to order your own ELITE 4 Rifle!
Flags: 6' aluminum pole with a standard 36' x 54" curved rectangle silk. Available from many sources of colorguard and band supply vendors online.