Frequently Asked Questions

ARE THERE ANY AGE REQUIREMENTS?

 

You must be at least 18 by the date of the audition. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! Please remember to bring Photo ID to the Tryouts. As far as maximum age, there is NO limit. Ages of recent dancers/cheerleaders in the States have ranged from 18 to 38.

 

ARE THERE ANY HEIGHT & WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS?

 

Our uniform demands a toned figure so you should look well proportioned in dancewear. We DO NOT have specific height and weight requirements although the Rockettes aim to project an image of health and fitness.

 

IS BEING A SCOTTISH ROCKETTES DANCER A FULL-TIME JOB?

 

No, you must hold at least a part-time job or attend college/University.

 

DO YOU CONSIDER BEING A MOTHER A FULL TIME JOB?

 

Yes!

 

WHAT TYPE OF TIME COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED IF CHOSEN FOR THE SCOTTISH ROCKETTES PRO-DANCE TEAM:

 

TOTAL COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED!!!!

 

A dancer's schedule can be very busy.

 

Activities can include:

 

  • Rehearsals
  • Personal Appearances (Charity & Paid)
  • Travel
  • Children's Camps
  • Performances
  • Interviews/photo shoots

 

HOW MANY POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE?

 

We will be auditioning for 10 dancers for the Rockettes Pro-Dance Team, however management reserves the right to change this number at any time.

 

Rockettes Pro-Dance Team: This squad appears at all Rockettes events including all Glasgow Rocks home basketball games as well as promotional and charity work. The squad has 2 dance classes per week and all classes are mandatory. As stated above this squad requires total commitment and candidates who do not feel they can keep to rehearsal, game and promotion schedules should not contemplate auditioning for this squad.

 

HOW DO I APPLY?

 

Interested applicants should download and complete the Application Form and send to info@scottishrockettes.com. Candidates will be shortlisted and invited to audition. A £5 non-refundable application processing fee will be charged for all auditionees

 

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO AUDITIONS?

 

You should wear:

 

  • Dancewear or Aerobic wear i.e. 2-Piece Dance/Athletic Crop-top and Hot-pant - please wear something close-fitting that shows off your figure.
  • Suggested shoe: Dance shoe you are confidant and comfortable wearing. i.e.: jazz, jazz-sneaker or trainers.

 

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME A SCOTTISH ROCKETTE?

 

Dance team Manager will focus on the following:

 

  • Enthusiasm
  • Poise
  • Showmanship
  • Dance Technique
  • Personal Appearance
  • Figure
  • Personality
  • Energy
  • High Kicks
  • Fitness

 

SHOULD I WEAR MAKE-UP?

 

Yes, colours that compliment you! Think glamorous.

 

HOW SHOULD I WEAR MY HAIR?

 

Wear your hair in a style that compliments your features. Make sure your hair does not hide your face.

 

HOW LONG WILL THE AUDITIONS LAST?

 

Auditions will last no more than 2hrs. And this will include a 10-15min interview.

 

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO AUDITIONS?

 

  • Photo Identification
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks
  • Personal items – make-up etc.

 

WHAT WILL I NEED TO DO AT AUDITIONS?

 

  • Registration – DO NOT BE LATE!
  • Photo taken of each contestant.
  • Aerobic warm-up.
  • Technique assessment.
  • Choreographer will teach a dance combination.
  • Interview with Dance Team Manager
  • Applicants will be notified on outcome by email

 

ARE AUDITIONS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC?

 

No. Auditions are closed, therefore no-one can watch you during the dance classes – not even family.

 

IF I AM NOT SELECTED WILL MY APPLICATION BE KEPT ON FILE?

 

No. You must re-apply with a new Application each year.

 

WHEN DO REHEARSALS BEGIN?

 

If successful You will be given a full schedule of rehearsals by email