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K-State Classy Cats 

The Kansas State University Marching Band Dance Team Presents:


Who: 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.

What: An afternoon filled with technique, combinations, and helpful hints for college dance team tryouts.

When & Where: Sunday- February 28, April 3 and April 17, 2016 at Ahearn Gym, KSU Campus

Cost: Each workshop is $20.00 per participant (mail to the K-State Band Office: 226 McCain Auditorium, Manhattan, KS 66506)

Time: Noon – 3:00pm 

What to wear: Comfortable dance attire

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!  You will be working with current members of the KSU Classy Cats as you learn what it’s like to be on a college dance team.  You will find this workshop to be very beneficial, as you will receive one-on-one attention, with the opportunity to have all your questions answered!  New and different material will be taught at each workshop, so you will find all workshops to be very valuable! The Workshops are not required for Classy Cat auditions. We hope to see you there! 

Click HERE to sign up!

Parking: Click HERE to see a parking map. Please park in the "green" area of the D1 Lot. 

For more information:
Call KSU Band Office (785-532-3816) or Email quigley@ksu.edu
Registration is available on our website:  www.k-state.edu/band
(Registration will be accepted at the door.)

Click HERE to sign up for the 2016-17 K-State Classy Cat Auditions!

No video submissions will be allowed

15th Annual Classy Cat Junior Dance Clinic
Sunday February 21, 2016 

Info about the 15th Annual Classy Cat Junior Dance Clinic

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. 

* Football Pre-game
* Football Side-lines
* Football Half-time
* Parades
* Pep Rallies
* Basketball Games
* Basketball Half-times
* Assigned Events
* Volleyball


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.

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.

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

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

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 30th, 2016  


Thank you for expressing interest in the Kansas State University Classy Cats. This year's auditions will be held Saturday, April 30, 2016 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:

  • Jazz Combination
  • Pom Combination
  • Flexibility
    • Splits (Left, Right, Center)
  • High Kicks (Left, Right)
  • Turn Combination
    • Double & Triple Pirouettes
    • Turns in Second
  • Leap Combination
    • Switch Tilt
    • Turn Leap
    • Grand Jete (Left, Right)
  • Marching

The combinations will be taught the day of the audition.  Your performance will be judged on your technique, style, rhythm, showmanship, and ability to learn quickly. 

Audition Attire:

Black Hot Shorts, Any Color Sports Bra or Performance Half-top, Jazz Shoes, Full Make-Up, No Jewelry (post earrings are acceptable), Performance Hair- Hair Down out of face (can wear pouf, side pouf, front braid, or sides up)

Before auditions, please send the following (THESE MATERIALS MUST BE IN BY FRIDAY APRIL 23RD, 2016)

  • Two letters of recommendation from a coach, dance instructor, teacher, boss, mentor – Someone that can speak towards your dance experience, work ethic, and personality.
  • A Short essay entitled Why I Want to be a Classy Cat- Explain the dynamic you can bring to the team and what factors made you decide to audition to be a Classy Cat
  • Recent photo (will not be returned)- At least a 5x7 color photo    

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.  For questions please call KSU Band Office (785-532-3816) or Email quigley@ksu.edu 

Amy Smith