2012-2013 To future Royalette Candidate and Guardian:
We’re excited about your interest in trying out for the Royalettes for this upcoming 2012-2013 season. This tryout information packet includes a guide to the tryout dates and very important general notes regarding team rules, team mandatory dates, and team monetary requirements.
Any additional questions can be directed to Coach Moe at 630-788-1257.
We are excited to meet the girls and teach them what is expected of them for success! Good luck, and we cannot wait to meet you!
Coach JoAnna Moe
CLINIC/PRACTICE NIGHTS: April 17, 18, 19 (7:00 – 9:00 P.M.)
TRYOUT NIGHT: April 20 (4 P.M.)
Each candidate must have all required documents to Ms. Moe by the required date (April 17). Again, be very clear. WITHOUT PROPER DOCUMENTATION, you will be asked to sit; you will not be allowed to dance, as the team and I am liable for you. Make sure to have your documentation in, as this shows preparation!
Candidate must fill out the following documentation:
Royalette Constitution (parent and student signature)
Parent Release Form
Copy of CURRENT physical
Candidate must be a RHS student or a student living within the RHS district who has been registered to attend RHS in the fall. Proof of address may be requested.
Please make sure to read the Royalette Constitution so there are no surprises for you, as the girls are held very strictly to this material/these rules.
The first 3 nights of tryouts are clinic, or practice, nights (April 17, 18, and 19: 7-9 P.M.)
The fourth night of tryouts is the actual tryout night (April 20: 4 P.M.)
You do not need to be in attendance each night of clinics, but these nights are highly suggested! Attending all sessions is to your advantage!
You will be taught a dance routine (combination of hip hop, jazz, and pom). You will be taught numerous skills (toe touch, pirouette, leaps, etc.). You will be taught a kick section of dance. A tryout judging sheet is attached for your viewing.
For tryouts, candidates must wear appropriate clothing: tennis shoes, jazz/dance shoes, shorts and a t-shirt; hair up is preferable for movement; no jewelry, no gum; only water allowed in main gym. Obviously, green and white colors (spirit!) is preferred! Part of your tryout score is general appearance; to earn all points you must look neat and exude school spirit.
Ms. Moe’s “tryout” tips:
Show us your personality! We love getting to know you these nights! Personalities shine!
Stay confident, and practice both your strengths and weaknesses!
Ask questions. My older girls/previous dancers are around to help! They will wear old camp shirts the nights of clinics so they are recognizable to you for questions.
Focus and practice!
THE REMAINDER OF THIS PACKET INCLUDES REQUIRED PAPERWORK FOR THE FIRST NIGHT OF CLINICS.
To strive to maintain enthusiasm, good sportsmanship, and school spirit at all Royalette activities and performances.
To develop and learn leadership qualities as well as those skills necessary for working as a team, such as tact, understanding, the ability to follow as well as to lead, mutual respect for others, responsibility, maturity, and tolerance.
To exhibit those dance skills involved in performing with the Royalettes which promote the following: precision in movement, body coordination, rhythm, and general physical well-being.
Demonstrate a willingness to develop coordination, rhythm, and precision.
Be able to perform as a Royalette at all practices, parades, school activities, Football and Basketball half-time game performances, and if chosen, all competitive season activities.
YOU ARE IN SCHOOL FOR YOUR STUDIES FIRST! Grades must be your priority. If you are trouble with a subject, get help early. As a TEACHER and a coach, I know your teachers well. Please ask for help. Understand that if you are earning a D or an F within a course (even if not ineligible) you have a week to get that grade up. If you do not raise that grade, you sit games. This will be at coach discretion.
Eligibility overall is determined by District 150 and the IHSA rules and regulations. Poor grades can result in game suspension and/or elimination from the team.
All Royalette members must sign and abide by the District 150/Richwoods High School Extra-Curricular Activities Code of Conduct prior to the first performance of the school year.
If a Royalette member is excused from P.E. for any reason, she will sit out of practicing and performing but still be present at both practices and performances.
All Royalettes must have a medical exam and school insurance on file in the school’s main office prior to the first day of school year. The Royalette is responsible for updating this paperwork in a timely manner.
Members of Junior Varsity and Varsity Squads
Perform at all home Football and Basketball half-time shows, RHS pep assemblies, parades, competitions, and special events (ushering for graduation). Parades include the Santa Parade, held in downtown Peoria and performed with the RHS Marching Band. Additional morning/weekend practices for these events will be required at times.
Comply with all practice and game day etiquette and understand that not doing so will result in consequences deemed by the coach.
Participate in all fundraising activities as outlined by the coach. Mandatory participation within all fundraising activities is required for all Royalettes; these events include the car wash, poinsettia sales, the Pom Clinic, etc.
SUMMER CAMP AND SUMMER PRACTICES
Summer camp is MANDATORY for all Royalettes (07/24/2012 thru 07/27/2012)
Camp is a teambuilding and skills-learning experience.
All summer practices are MANDATORY. These dates are given to Royalettes well in advance at our first team meeting in May. You are expected to ask off of work, plan around summer events (including family trips), etc.
Practices take place daily from 6-7:15 AM in the RHS main gym. Added practices on weekday nights and Saturdays are sometimes necessary.
Practice schedules are given to all team members. At times, practice times are changed for school purposes or other necessary reasons. It is entirely up to the Royalette to maintain knowledge of the practice schedule.
All Royalette members are expected to arrive at practice on time and will not be allowed to leave early for any reason.
During the weeks prior to competition, additional practices will be necessary. These dates will be announced in advance.
If you will be absent for practice, you or your parent must inform the coach via a phone call in a timely fashion. Word of mouth, through another Royalette, or otherwise, is not acceptable. Failure to report your absence will result in sitting a game.
No practice on or off the school property unless the coach is present.
No food is allowed on the dance floor. Treat the practice floor as precious, please.
Failure to attend morning practice but attending school is an automatic sit-out of a game.
Failure to attend school after morning practice is an automatic sit-out of a game.
Rides are the responsibility of the Royalette. Failure to obtain a ride, or a missed ride, is NOT an excused absence. Missing an alarm clock is NOT an excused absence. Such occurrences will result in sitting a game; these count as a missed practice.
Appropriate practice attire—shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, etc. must be worn to all practices. Not wearing shoes is unacceptable attire and will result in sitting for practice. Do not push this issue; this team is liable for your injuries. Arrive prepared, or do not arrive to practice.
We do practice before game days, sometimes up to an hour or more prior to each performance.
PLEASE BE VERY CLEAR. IF YOU ARE NOT AN EARLY RISER, IF YOU DO NOT FEEL YOU CAN COMMIT THE TIME NECESSARY TO BE INVOLVED IN THIS TEAM ATMOSPHERE, SEEK INVOLVEMENT WITH ANOTHER EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY. IF YOU MISS PRACTICE, THAT AFFECTS THE WHOLE TEAM, NOT JUST YOU.
Transportation for your daughter to and from games, to and from psych-ups, and other competitive traveling needs (competition caravan).
Purchasing of required dance attire (approximately $200), summer camp (approximately $300), and camp clothes (approximately $100-135).
Responsible for lost or damaged items.
Parents hold Psyche-Ups prior to each football and basketball games. This is a time where the girls gather at a home for food and a get-together to raise spirit prior to game time.
Responsible for supporting your daughter and the RHS spirit!
It is impossible to list every reason for Royalette consequences, so the coach deserves the right to issue consequences for minor and major team infractions (includes but not limited to improper attire for practice (including jewelry or no shoes), gum chewing during practice/game, unexcused absences from practice/games, failure to attend practice/games during suspension, failure to attend fundraisers or special events, improper uniform for performances, insubordination, disrespect, inappropriate language or behavior, poor sportsmanship, negligence in turning in forms or dues, etc.) The practice, as of now, is to sit a game when not fulfilling team requirements set forth for a Royalette. Please understand that not every situation is the same, and one Royalette situation may not have bearing on another situation, if deemed by the coach.
Suspension from the team means that a Royalette is not allowed to perform; however, she must attend practice and games. Further suspension will occur if the suspension attendance is not observed.
Grounds for dismissal from the team include the following
Failure to show up for a special event, fundraiser, or performance without coach knowledge
Unsportsmanlike conduct/unprofessional conduct
Insubordination or lack of cooperation with the team or the coach
Illnesses may have to be addressed if excessive for the good of the overall shows and team
Your effort and attitude will be evaluated at all times, whether you are in rehearsal or not. If at any time team staff (this includes invited coaches) feels that you are not conducting yourself in a manner that positively represents the Richwoods High Royalettes, you will receive consequences. If you feel that you cannot accept constructive criticism in a positive manner, please do not join the team, as we critique to improve our team.
ALL ROYALETTES ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN AND ABIDE BY THE RHS/DISTRICT 150 EXTRA-CURRICULAR CODE BOOK, ESPECIALLY IN RELATION TO DRUG, ALCOHOL, AND CIGARETTE USE AND ATTENDANCE AT GATHERINGS WHERE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL ARE PRESENT. My child, ___________________________, has my permission to be a Royalette at RHS. I understand that she must abide by the rules and regulations set forth by the coach/administration of RHS. I have read the duties, Constitution, and the disciplinary outline. I understand costs, the possibility of suspension due to violating team rules, and I understand that my child will be upheld to the expectations, rules, and regulations of the RHS Royalettes for the betterment of my child and the overall team.
_____________________________________________: Parent Signature
for the 2012-2013 Royalette team.
If _________________________________ makes the 2012-2013 team, she has our permission to participate
(student candidate name)
in all Royalette activities and fundraising programs. As parents, we will help our daughter to obtain all needed items and transportation to practices, games, etc. Also, our daughter will comply with the Richwoods High School Extracurricular Activities Code and the Royalette Constitution.
I, __________________________________, will participate in all Royalette activities, abide by the Royalette
(student candidate signature)
Consitution and the Richwoods High School Extracurricular Activities Code, and support the Royalettes and Richwoods High School with hard work, a good attitude, and dedication.
TEACHER/COACH EVALUATION Please give this evaluation form to a teacher/coach for the 2012 year. This teacher’s coach’s evaluation is important in helping me, Coach Moe, to understand who you are and what strengths you would bring to the team. Evaluations need to be placed in an envelope (please provide these for the teacher/coach you approach for the recommendation).
Evaluator: Based on the following number system, please take a few minutes to evaluate this student/dancer. Please use the “comment” section or any free area you have within the evaluation boxes to specifically discuss information you think necessary for my judgment of the character/abilities of this student/dancer.
Good attitude toward authority
Good attitude toward classmates/team members
Strong work ethic/leadership role
Ability to positively represent school
Persists when work is difficult/challenging
Signature/Evaluator Relationship to Student Candidate: ___________________________________________