CLICK HERE to download the 2014-15 Attack Dance Team Audition Packet!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

IS BEING A ATTACK DANCER A FULL-TIME JOB?
No, most dancers hold part-time or full-time jobs or attend college.

CAN YOU BE A MOTHER AND JACKSONVILLE SHARKS ATTACK DANCER?
Yes! Many mothers have successfully fullfilled all ATTACK obligations.

ARE THERE ANY HEIGHT & WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS?
You should look well proportioned in dancewear. We DO NOT have specific height and weight requirements, however, a lean figure is demanded by our uniform.

ARE THERE ANY AGE REQUIREMENTS?
You must be at least 18 by THE TIME OF PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS. NO EXCEPTIONS!!!

IF I AM CURRENTLY A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR, BUT WILL NOT GRADUATE UNTIL JUNE CAN I STILL AUDITION?
Yes, if you meet the minimum age requirements of 18 by the date of preliminary auditions and can participate in ALL activities.

WHAT SHOULD I WEAR TO AUDITIONS?
You should wear:

 

  • 2-piece attire:
    Top: Dance/Athletic Bra Top
    Bottom: Hot Pants
    (No Tank Tops or Bike Shorts)
  • Skin colored Dance Tights (non-shimmery)
  • Any type of dance shoes
  • (for example: jazz, ballet, character, split sole Dansneakers by Capezio, etc...)

WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO BECOME AN ATTACK DANCER?
Our judges will focus on the following:

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

WHAT ARE PREP CLASSES?
Audition Prep Classes are non-mandatory dance classes offered to provide excellent preparation for the upcoming audition. They are taught by Attack Choreographers and Group Leaders during the months leading up to Auditions.

IF I CAN'T DO THE SPLITS SHOULD I TRY OUT?
Yes, if you are a great performer and truly want to be a Attack Dancer you should try out. Flexibility and splits with your right leg forward are REQUIRED by the start of the season but continual stretching and flexibility work can eventually get results.

HOW SHOULD I WEAR MY MAKE-UP?
Shades that complement your natural beauty.

HOW SHOULD I WEAR MY HAIR?
Make sure you wear your hair down in a current hairstyle that compliments your features. Make sure your hair does not hide your face.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO PRELIMINARIES?

  • Drivers license or passport for identification (This is required, no exceptions)
  • Extra competition attire and tights just in case!
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks (it will be a long day)
  • Personal items: make up, curling iron, etc.

WHAT IS THE AUDITION PROCESS?
Auditions are a multi-step process beginning with Application, Preliminary Audition, Semi-Final Audition, Personal Interview, and Talent Auditions follow for selected candidates.

Cost: $60, payable by cash or credit card

IF I DO NOT ADVANCE TO SEMI-FINALS WILL MY APPLICATION BE KEPT ON FILE?
No. You must re-apply with a new application, non-returnable photo, and application processing fee each year.

WHEN DO REHEARSALS BEGIN?
All rehearsals are held during weekday evenings beginning at 9:30 pm and usually conclude at 11:30pm. You will be given a schedule of rehearsals at our first meeting.

WHAT TYPE OF TIME COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED IF CHOSEN FOR ATTACK DANCERS?
TOTAL COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED!!!!
Activities include:

  • Rehearsals (generally 9:30pm - 11:30pm)
  • Personal Appearances (Charity & Paid)
  • Dance Camps for Children
  • Performances
  • Media Interviews

CAN MY FAMILY WATCH AUDITIONS?
The final auditions are open to the public. The first two rounds are closed to dancers only.

HOW DO I AUDITION?
A tryout packet will be made available once the dates of next year's auditions are announced.