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GENERAL INFORMATION, RULES AND REGULATIONS


Each Junior Hawks Cheerleader will receive one game uniform (top and pants), tennis shoes and poms, 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 a one-time fee of $250. This fee includes the cost of the AHC Juniors uniform ($150), poms ($25), and tuition fees ($75 (covering the cost of instruction and end of the year DVD)). Dancers will get to keep all items after the season ends.


Additional items available for purchase include:

Jr. Hawks Cheerleaders T-shirt
Bag
Team Photo
Warm-up Jacket
Jr. Hawks Cheerleaders Parent T-shirt



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?
You must be at least 6 years of age, and no older than 12 years of age by November 1, 2012.

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 to public attendance. 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 November for the 2012-2013.

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 $250 one-time fee 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.
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Directions to CNN CENTER


The CNN Center is located at the intersection of Marietta Street and Centennial Olympic Park Drive.

From North of Atlanta
Take I-75/I-85 South
Exit at Williams Street - Exit 249C
Turn right on Baker Street
Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive (formerly Techwood Drive)

From South of Atlanta
Take I-75/I-85 North
Exit at Andrew Young International Blvd. - Exit 248C (one way street)
Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive (formerly Techwood Drive)

From East of Atlanta
Take I-20 West
Exit at Windsor/Spring St - Exit 56B
Turn right onto Spring Street
Turn left onto Marietta Street
Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive (formerly Techwood Drive)

From West of Atlanta
Take I-20 East
Exit at Windsor/Spring St - Exit 56B
Turn left onto Spring St.
Turn left onto Marietta Street
Turn left onto Centennial Olympic Park Drive (formerly Techwood Drive)

Taking MARTA
Philips Arena / CNN Center is located on the East / West line just one stop west of the Five Points Station. For more information call 404-848-4711.

PARKING
Parking is available in the various lots around the arena including the CNN Decks and Centennial Garage located on Centennial Olympic Park Drive across from the arena. CNN Decks and Centennial Garage may also be entered from Spring Street. Accessible parking is available in both lots.

If you would like to be added to the Atlanta Hawks Junior Cheerleaders mailing list and receive audition and program information, please send an e-mail to atlhawkscheer@hawks.com Please note that this e-mail address is for the mailing list only. Thank you for your interest in the Atlanta Hawks Junior Cheerleaders!