• Thank you for your interest in becoming a WGHS Statesmen Star. The information provided with give you further insight regarding the tryout process and financial obligations.

    We look forward to seeing you.

  • What do I need to do to tryout? You will need to read and complete the Statesmen Stars Dance Team Handbook/Tryout Packet. The documents that require completion are Statesmen Stars Dance Team Agreement, physical form and Teacher Recommendation.

    What are tryout like? Tryouts for our program take place in April and typically last three (3) days. Dancers are required to audition each year. Dancers will be required to learn and perform a team dance (incorporates jazz, pom, kick, and/or hip hop). The judging panel is comprised of dance professionals from a variety of backgrounds

    What should I wear to tryouts? Any solid color top, leotard, tank top or fitted tee, black leggings or shorts.  Hair pulled back in a clean pony tail/ bun. This means your hair is pulled off your face and secured so it is not distracting to you or the judges.

    How and when will I find out if I made the Statesmen Stars Dance Team? Results for the 2020-21 Statesmen Stars Dance Teams will be announced the night of Friday, April 10, 2020 for Hixson students and Friday, April 17, 2020 for WGHS students.

    What are practices like and how often does the team practice? Practices are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3 pm – 5 pm. starting in August and ending in February. These practices incorporate a combination of conditioning, warm up, technique, team building, choreography instructions and cleaning. Additional practices/rehearsals are scheduled on an as-needed basis. All practices are mandatory.

    When does the dance team perform? Statesmen Stars Dance Team performs at halftime of home varsity football and basketball games, WGHS pep rallies and WGHS community events.

    Additional Information: Please contact Gwendolyn Harris 314.918.4001 or Harris.gwendolyn@gmail.org