Maverick Stars Tryouts

Maddison Collins, Hi, I'm Maddison and I'm on the journalism team. One thing I like to do in my free time is draw.

     As the school year is close to an end, tryout season is coming to begin. Sports is one of many things that everyone talks about and wants to do. Like being on a football team or cheer team. One thing that is the worst about tryouts is actually making the team. For example, when you practice for months and then the day of tryouts comes, many get nervous or stressed, and chances of making the team are low. Southside has many dance and cheer teams. The following states what teams are at southside. The Belles which is a 10-12 team, freshman cheer, competitive cheer, and the Maverick Stars which is a dance team for 9th graders.

        The Maverick Stars are a 9th-grade dance team that started at the beginning of the school year. 2021 was the first year that they started and is very new to Southside. To try out you must have a physical that is current and submit the application by March 1st. There is a clinic on Sunday, March 13th, 2022 that must be attended. The cost is $15 and is from 2-4 pm in the south gym. Tryouts will start on March 14th-17th from 4-6 pm.  You’re expected to wear a black tank top, black leggings, black jazz shoes, red lipstick, and your hair in a low ponytail or a curled high ponytail. On the first day of tryouts, you will stretch and start the process of learning the dance. Some skills that need to be learned are to have a single turn, left and right splits, calypso, Pirouette, left and right high kicks, fans, and press leap. The clinic will help you to get ready for tryouts. On the second and third days, you will continue the process of learning the dance and will perform on the 17th. You may get asked multiple times to perform the same skill but it’s to see how well you do with doing stuff multiple times. The next day after tryouts is when you will get your results if you made the team. Once you know if you made the team you will be given a detailed cost summary of what the expense is. Once you make the team you will need to attend all practices including the dance camp. Practice will be about 1hr 30min-2hr each week and you must attend all practices. The camp fee is $300 and you must attend. A paper will be given on how to pay for all the expenses for the uniform, camp fee, and other things you may need.