Auxiliary Audition Requirements

Audition Date: Saturday, April 21, 2018

UAB Campus Recreation Center


Majorette Requirements

The UAB Campus Rec is located on campus along University Boulevard. Parking may be found in the parking deck on the corner of 16th Street and University Boulevard, or in the parking lot located directly across University Boulevard. Please make note that Majorette auditions are closed to the public. All those auditioning should allow ample time to stretch and warm up on their own as the audition process will begin promptly at 9am. Upon arrival, each auditionee will fill out the proper audition paperwork.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS: vertical 2-turn catch left, horizontal 2-turn, vertical 3-turn, toss illusion, toss cartwheel and 3-baton showers/juggles (must do at least 5 consecutively). These will be performed individually for the judging panel.

INDIVIDUAL ROUTINE: Show the judges what you do best!!! The routine should showcase your ability to successfully execute a prepared routine. You will be judged not only on your twirling skills, but also on your showmanship, body technique, professionalism, entertainment value and physical fitness. Appearance and fitness is very important. Multiple baton work must be included in your individual routine, as well as dance twirl steps. Make it fun and upbeat…music and choreography should demonstrate what you do best. Entertainment value is key! The routine time limit is 2:30 minutes. NO props allowed. It is important to choose music that is engaging and tasteful. Music that is currently popular on the radio is not always the best choice. Music used may have no profanity or questionable lyrics. Music used should be on a labeled cd. You should write your name on your cd. It is also best to have a back up cd just in case it is needed. Please note there will be no phones or docking systems allowed to be used at the tryout; only cds will be accepted. A back up copy is always suggested.

GROUP ROUTINE / ACROSS THE FLOOR MOVEMENT: This routine will be taught the day of tryouts. This allows the judges to see how well an auditionee can adapt to learning routines quickly. This is also an opportunity to see how well those auditioning work and perform together. This routine will be performed in small groups determined the day of the tryout. During the time of learning and performing this routine, judges are looking for quality technique, an ability to move past a mistake in a timely manner, a positive attitude and the overall performance abilities of each tryout candidate. In addition, all auditioning will learn an across the floor combination to perform for the judges. Movement and body carriage is a big part of every performance, so we feel it is important to evaluate these at our tryouts.

ATTIRE: A majorette uniform of choice should be worn for the audition. You want to wear a uniform that fits properly; one that makes you look your best. Tights with tan dance shoes should be worn…NO boots please during auditions. Performance hair and make-up is required. A shade of red lipstick that looks good on you is preferred. Remember a first impression is very important!

Auditions are closed to the public; this includes parents, siblings, friends, etc. Only band personnel and judges will be allowed in the audition area. The number of Majorettes selected each year is not a set number. Upon the completion of the tryout, all judges’ decisions are final.

The UAB Blazer Majorettes are a proud part of the UAB Marching Blazers. They perform at all home football games, select basketball games and other events on/around campus. This past season, we got to travel and support our UAB Blazers in Nassau, Bahamas in the Bahamas Bowl. Other amazing travel opportunities over past years have included marching in the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, the International Peace Parade in Rome, Italy, as well as Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, the Daytona 500 and the BOA championships in Indianapolis, Indiana. Becoming a UAB Majorette requires great commitment, but it provides an opportunity to truly showcase the art of baton twirling, as well as make long lasting friends. The UAB Blazer Majorettes are a high powered, high energy team that absolutely loves to perform! For further information in becoming a UAB Majorette, please contact Stacy Arnold @ You may also find us on Facebook…simply search UAB Majorettes and “like” our page.

Thank you for your interest in auditioning to become a UAB Majorette. We look forward to seeing you at our audition in April. Good luck, and GO BLAZERS!!


Blazerette Requirements

The Blazerettes are an auxiliary unit for the UAB Marching Blazers, performing at both pre-game and halftime; as well as, various pep rally events around campus and before games. Our Tryouts for the 2018 UAB Blazerettes Dance Team are set for April 21st at the UAB Campus Rec Center starting at 1:00 pm. You MUST be accepted to either UAB, Jeff State, or Wallace state prior to auditions. Attire for tryouts will consist of a midriff dance top (color and style of your choice) and black dance shorts (of your choice), tan jazz shoes, and skin color tights. On the field and for performances, the Blazerettes wear their hair down and curly, with make-up fully done and red lipstick. Hair and make-up should be done for tryouts to reflect what we wear for performances. You will need to have a prepared individual routine no longer than 1 minute. It can be performed to the music of your choice, but please make sure that the music is tasteful with no foul language or questionable lyrics. Your individual routine can contain the basic requirements but should showcase your skills as a dancer and performer. Music for your individual routine must be brought with you to tryouts on a CD labeled with your full name. Along with your individual routine, you will be required to demonstrate our basic requirements; as well as, perform a group routine and other short sequences to be taught the day of tryouts.

Our Basic list of requirements are:
· Splits (Right and Left)
· High Kicks
· Double Pirouette
· Grand jeté (left and right)
· Leap in 2nd
· Leg Extension (Side and Front)
· Calypso
· Marching/Field Movement sequence(taught day of tryouts)


For more information about Blazerette Auditions, please contact Kinlee Aviles at


Colorguard Requirements

Have a working knowledge of the following Drop Spins (both right and left hand) Thumb flips Pull/pole hits Carves/stirs Vertical tosses Horizontal/flat tosses 45 degree tosses. No routine is necessary; we will teach a routine for you to learn.

Attire is basic black dance wear, hair back into a pony tail, shoes can be field shoes (jazz shoes etc). If you don’t have field shoes wear sneakers.

We will have flags for you to use. Bring your own if you want to spin it. Our poles are 6ft and weighted.

More detailed information is found on the UAB Colorguard Facebook page.

No paperwork until the day of auditions.


For more information about Colorguard auditions, please contact Gary Christopher at