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2013 Cheer Tryouts Frequently Asked Questions
 
Requirements:
• Must be 18 years of age by April 7, 2013
• Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
• Must have at least a part time job or be a part-time student
• Current photo (any size)

You must be at least 18 years of age by April 7, 2013. There is no limit for maximum age. This past season our ages ranged from 18 to 30.

Audition Attire:
• Wear dance friendly shoes. Tennis shoes recommended
• Dance hot pants or briefs (no thongs)
• Midriff top

Rehearsals:
• Three (3) rehearsals per week.
• Cheerleaders participate in all Texans home games and events

When are finals?
April 17, 2012

When are final practices?
April 9, 11, 15,  16

Are there any height or weight requirements?
No, but you should be in good physical condition.

Can my family come and watch auditions?
No. Auditions are closed to the public. But you can watch the tryouts live online only on HoustonTexans.com.

What will the judges be looking for?
Appearance, Dance Ability, Showmanship, Poise, Personality, Attitude, Work Ethic, Education and Future Goals.

What is the time commitment? Is this a full-time job?
No, being a Houston Texans Cheerleader is not a full-time job. Most of our team members are full-time students, full-time mothers, or have full-time jobs. The time commitment is usually nine hours a week of rehearsal time and during the season, up to 16 hours a week including games.

Do current team members have to re-audition?
Yes, all members must go through the audition process each season and are not guaranteed their place on the team.

What can I do to prepare for auditions?
Dance! Call your local dance studio and ask about technique and choreography classes. Work on stretching, kicks, turns, and choreography. You can even join a funk aerobics class. You need to be able to pick up choreography fairly quickly and feel comfortable performing for the judges.  Work out!!
*HTC Dance Series: Taught by former Houston Texans Cheerleaders - Every Wed night at 7:00pm until Feb. 20, 2013  Cost: $10

Dance Classes: Houston Metropolitan Dance Center
http://www.houstonmetdance.org

*Tryout Clinic: The Real Deal Workshop - Houston  
http://www.realdealworkshop.com/

Appearance:
Auditions are not like a dance class. Your hair & makeup need to be performance quality (no pony tails).

Other Recommendations:

-Makeup applications/lessons: Chelsea Carter | Marie-Lynn

-Hair:
Josephine's Day Spa and Salon on Eldridge (281-870-0083) and in Pearland (713-433-8885)

Therapy Hair Studio

5371 Westheimer, Houston TX 77056 (Between Sage and York Town)

Ella ( Relaxers and Extentions)
(281) 403-5426

Photo:
You will be asked to turn in a current photo of yourself. In the past, it has been anything from a snapshot to a professional head or body shot. Please turn in one with good taste. (Photo is non-returnable)

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