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GENERAL INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Each Junior Hawks Cheerleader will receive one game uniform (top and pants), tennis shoes and jacket, which will be theirs to keep once the season ends.

Junior Hawks Cheerleader members are responsible for maintaining all parts of their costumes. Lost or damaged items will incur a fee.

Rehearsals are held once a week, on Sundays. Any member missing a rehearsal prior to a home game will not be allowed to perform at that game. Any member missing multiple games is subject to dismissal from the squad. If you cannot attend the majority of rehearsals and games, please do not consider auditioning.

Members must be at home games one and a half (1 ½) hours prior to tip-off. The team normally performs four to six games a season. You must be able to attend all designated games regardless of where you live.

Once making the team, members will be required to pay $50 a month. Payment schedule will be given out. This fee includes the cost of the junior tuition fees, uniforms and end of season party. Junior cheerleaders will get to keep all items after the season ends.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?
You must be at least 7 years of age, and no older than 13 years of age by November 1, 2013.

WHAT DO THE JUDGES LOOK FOR AT AUDITIONS?
The judges will be looking at your showmanship, dance ability, as well as personality, excitement and ability to perform in front of a crowd of people. Cheerleaders/dancers do not need to have a routine prepared for auditions.

HOW LONG WILL AUDITIONS LAST?
Plan on staying at least four hours.

CAN MY FAMILY COME AND WATCH AUDITIONS?
No. Auditions are closed for public viewing. Only accompanying parents and/or guardians are allowed to stay.

DO FORMER JUNIOR 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?
Be yourself and have fun!!! Work on stretching, kicks, turns and leaps. Candidates will need to be able to pick up choreography fairly quickly and feel comfortable performing in front of a panel of judges.

IF I AM NOT SELECTED, MAY I CALL THE ATLANTA HAWKS OFFICE FOR FEEDBACK?
No. The judges’ sheets, comments and audition evaluations will not be available.

WHEN DO REHEARSALS BEGIN?
Rehearsals will begin in October for the 2013-2014.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?
Parents will need to be prepared to have their children attend weekly practices, which will last for 2 hours. Each practice will be taught by a member of the Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders.

WHAT IS THE COST INVOLVED?
Parents will also need to be prepared to pay a $50/month (October-April) if son and/or daughter make the team. For games in which the junior team is performing, additional game tickets will be available for purchase.