Thank you for your interest in the Carolina Crown Color Guard! Crown is proud to include some of the best guard performers in the world in its membership and alumni, and one day that could include you!
All new and returning color guard candidates are required to submit the Registration Form online, after which you will be directed to The Crown Store to pay the $150 registration fee (all credit cards accepted). This fee is waived for returning members (Vets must complete registration form, and should contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the coupon code). Once the fee is paid, you will be prompted to download the audition packet which will be necessary to prepare for your audition. A new registration form must be completed for each new year. If you are unable to submit the form and fee online, you can download the form and mail it to the office with a check or money order to:
THE AUDITION PROCESS
A routine does not need to be prepared for your audition. Your skills will be evaluated while learning the technique program throughout the weekend. Your training will involve learning technique in both movement and equipment and will be supplemented with choreography so that you may demonstrate how well you perform those combined skills. It is important that ALL members have a strong base of movement and flag technique. If you spin flag only, you will not be asked to spin a weapon. We have had many individuals in the past who only spin flag. If you spin rifle or sabre you will be asked to audition on both weapons.
Please remember to bring the following items for your audition: spinning gloves; rifle and/or sabre if you own one; and BLACK dancewear (spandex and/or form fitting – not too long or baggy).
It is a good idea to take dance classes over the winter months to prepare for the upcoming season. Although any style is acceptable, a class that will help you develop a stronger technique base is preferred (i.e. ballet, modern, or contemporary).
Video Tape Auditions: Video auditions are for extenuating circumstances only. If you are unable to attend the camps due to extreme circumstances (coming from another country, major school commitments, etc.) you will need to contact the Crown office (email@example.com) and discuss your conflict. After you have been approved you will need to complete the registration process, including paying the $150 registration fee (audition videos will not be reviewed until fee is paid). You can then submit your audition video via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be reviewed by the appropriate staff member, and you will be contacted with feedback. The April camp is a mandatory camp for all those auditioning for the color guard.
The video should contain:
1) An introduction of yourself that includes your past experience, and an email address so we can contact you with feedback
2) Examples of your movement and dance ability (technique and choreography)
3) Your flag and weapon skills (technique and choreography)
Your video has no time limit, but should be performed at your highest ability (include spins, tosses, and choreography). Keep in mind that you should demonstrate an ability to move and spin at the same time.