K-State Classy Cats 

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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 6:30-8:00 pm rehearsals will be for Classy Cats only. Saturday rehearsal will be held on the mornings of home games with early report times varying from 6:00-8:00 am. 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  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.

  • Thanks to everyone who participated in this years' Classy Cats workshops! If you have further questions, please contact Kathleen Henao at khenao@ksu.edu. We look forward to seeing you at auditions! 

Junior Classy Cat Clinic - click for paper registration

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Online Registration

Who:               All girls, grades K-9 (will be divided into age groupings)

What:             A fun-filled day of spirit and dance with the talented KSU Classy Cats, followed by a chance of a lifetime performance at the KSU vs. Oklahoma Women’s Basketball game at 7:00 PM.

When:             Saturday, February 21, 2015

Where:            Chester E. Peters Recreation Complex – Small Gym, KSU Campus

Cost:               $25.00 per participant (price includes clinic, t-shirt, snacks and ticket for the game)

Time:                 2:00pm-4:30pm (Dance Clinic)

                          4:00pm (Performance for parents at the KSU )

                          7:00pm (Optional Basketball game and half-time performance at Bramlage Coliseum)

  • Parents are welcome to attend a special performance at the end of the afternoon clinic, featuring the KSU Classy Cats and all clinic participants.
  • Participants will be admitted free to the basketball game. 
  • K-State vs. Oklahoma      7 PM • Saturday, February 21  • Bramlage Coliseum
  • Discounted $3 tickets are available for friends & family online when you use the promo code CLASSYCATS.

               -Visit www.kstatesports.com/grouptickets

               -Enter the promo code: CLASSYCATS.     -Click on Oklahoma.

               -Enter the number of tickets you would like to purchase (please remember that

                 the participants do not need a ticket), and click on add to cart.

               -Enter the word verification and click continue.

-Select print at home for your delivery method, and click 'Checkout' to purchase.

               -The deadline for your group to order tickets is Midnight, Monday, February 16.

               -For questions regarding tickets, contact Adam at 785.532.6650 and questions regarding clinic, 785.532.3816.

   

PARTICIPANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER BY FEBRUARY 16, 2015.

We cannot accept walk-ins the day of the Clinic.

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

 

Amy Smith