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K-State Classy Cats 

Congratulations to the 2015-2016 Classy Cats!

Cooper Allison

Bailey Brenn

Maddison Downard

Lauren Dunning

Hannah Eck

Madison Epp

Cassidy Frost

Mackenzie Getz

Savannah Hays

Kerrigan Henao

Keeli Hostetler

Rachel Jackson

Quins'e Jones

Sadie Jones

Kristie Kellerman

Morgan Kroll

Hanna La Londe

Mackenzie Lincoln

Sarah Mayerle

Alyssa Neher

Lexcee Oddo

Kate Oxler

Brittany Rouse

Cassidy Stauffer

Lauren Welch

Ashley Wilmoth

 

Thank you for your interest in the Kansas State University Classy Cats. Classy Cat positions are considered a 1-year position. Each Classy Cat must re-audition each year. We will choose an 18-24 member performance squad. 

THE PERFORMANCE SQUAD WILL PERFORM AT:
* Football Pre-game
* Football Side-lines
* Football Half-time
* Parades
* Pep Rallies
* Basketball Games
* Basketball Half-times
* Assigned Events
* Volleyball

UNIFORMS:

KSU Marching Band will provide Classy Cat uniforms.

Classy Cats must purchase:
1. Shoes-3 pair: color and design designated by Coordinator
2. Secondary Uniform:  shorts, t-shirt, tights, dance pants, wind pants & jacket, bag (approximately $400.00 plus camp for new members, $250.00 plus camp for returning members).All funds must be paid by first game. No participation will be allowed until payment is received. 
3. Fundraisers will be provided to help with uniform (shoes, dance pants, warm-ups, etc.) and camp expenses.

PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Any Classy Cat who does not perform in a professional manner &/or does not represent the position and band in a positive light will be removed from the position on a temporary or permanent basis as the situation dictates.

APPEARANCE:
Classy Cats must maintain a professional appearance in costume, hair and make-up to remain congruent with others.

CORRESPONDENCE:
All correspondence and communication must be initiated by the candidate/Classy Cat and not another family member.

ATTENDANCE:
All Classy Cats will attend all rehearsals (including Band Camp & summer practices) and performances.  As members of the bands, the Classy Cats will perform any time the marching band/basketball band and volleyball band performs unless scheduled otherwise by the Band Director and Classy Cat Coordinator. All Classy Cats will be required to attend summer camp (late July or early August-TBA), and 3 of the 4 summer practices. It is a time when members learn new routines, work on technique and become as one, a "TEAM". Any exception to this requirement will have to be approved by the Classy Cat Coordinator and/or Band Director.

*Marching Band rehearsal is held from 3:30-5:30 pm every Tuesday, Thursday weekly and Friday of home game(or an assigned performance)weekends. Monday from 3:30-5:30 pm, Wednesday from 3:30-5:15 pm, and Tuesday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm rehearsals will be for Classy Cats only. Saturday rehearsal will be held on the mornings or afternoons of home games with report time five hours before game time. Spring Semester rehearsal times will be announced at a later date.

Audition Information  

Auditions: Saturday, April 18, 2015  

ALL MATERIALS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, APRIL 10, 2015  

Thank you for expressing interest in the Kansas State University Classy Cats. This year's auditions will be held Saturday, April 18, 2015 at Ahearn Fieldhouse.  A map of the campus can be found at http://www.ksu.edu/maps.  

The audition schedule is as follows:
8:00am Registration
8:30 Meeting
8:45 Clinic begins
10:30 Preliminary auditions begin
1:00 - 4:30pm Finals  

Auditions will consist of:  
* 1 short dance combinations, which will include two dance styles:  Jazz, and Hip Hop
* Fight Song-Pom Routine

- Audition Candidates must learn this routine before auditions.                                                                                                            
-The Fight Song will be taught at all Classy Cat Workshops or you can learn the Fight Song off the videos that are posted below.


Fight Song with Counts Instructional Video-Slow

Fight Song Instructional Video-Fast

Required elements:  
*High kicks (left and right)  
*Splits (left and right)
* Leap Combinations: Split, Center, Switch Center, Switch Leaps, and Turning Center
* Double and Triple Pirouette  
* Fouette Turns and Turns in Second  
*Leg Grab Turn
* Marching  

We will teach the dance, leap and pirouette combinations at auditions.  


Audition Attire: Black Hot Shorts, Any Color Sports Bra or Performance Half-top, Jazz Shoes, Full Make-Up, No Jewelry (post earrings are acceptable), Hair Down with a front pouf, side pouf, front braid or sides up.  

Before auditions, please send the following (THESE MATERIALS MUST BE IN PRIOR TO THE AUDITIONS):  
* Two letters of recommendation from a coach, dance instructor, etc.
* A Short essay entitled Why I Want to be a Classy Cat
* Recent photo (will not be returned)  

All MUST complete the auxiliary registration form prior to auditions.  Please send all materials to:
Auxiliary Auditions
226 McCain Auditorium
Manhattan, KS 66506  

A registration fee of $10.00 will be due when you sign up for the auditions. Checks may be payable to KSU Bands.  We look forward to your attendance at the auditions, and wish you the best of luck. 

 

Classy Cat Workshop

  • Workshop Information 

    Special Announcement (1/21/15): The Classy Cat College Dance Team Workshop will be held on February 08, March 8 and April 12, 2015. The clinic will be held at the Ahearn Gym, KSU Campus and is open to all High School and College ladies interested in trying out now or in the future for the KSU Classy Cats or any college dance team. For more information and paper registration CLICK HERE. For online registration, please  Follow this link.

  •  For more information, call KSU Band Office at 785-532-3816 or e-mail khenao@ksu.edu

 

Amy Smith