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The Coquettes are an elite and integral part of the Carolina Band. Members are selected through a highly competitive audition process in the spring before each football season. Members participate in all rehearsals and performances and receive a scholarship for their participation in the Carolina Band.

Interested in joining the Coquettes? Apply here to preregister.

Download the Coquettes audition flyer. Download Coquettes FAQ

Audition information

Date: Sunday, April 26, 2015
Strom Thurmond Wellness & Fitness Center, room 127 (1000 Blossom St., Columbia)

Audition schedule

Registration begins: 9:00 a.m.
Warm up: 10:00 a.m.Choreography: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Break: 12:00 – 12:30 p.m.
Review: 1:00 –1:30 p.m.
Auditions: 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Information on auditions and optional clinics.

Audition attire

  • Performance half top
  • Dance shorts with tights or hot pants
  • Jazz shoes or non-marking tennis shoes
  • Full makeup
  • No jewelry (stud earrings are acceptable)
  • Hair should be worn down but off the face (performance ready)

Liability waiver

All applicants must bring the waiver form to the audition, completely filled out, with signatures where required. Download the form.

Judging criteria

  • Technical skills (jumps, leaps, turns) performance style
  • Ability to learn new choreography
  • Personal appearance

Questions? Email April Kaylor