Tryout Scoresheet Explanation
by Joyce Pennington
Even though you have secured professional judges for your tryouts, always remember that
the procedures may vary from school to school. They will want to know the procedures that
you want followed for your tryouts. Make sure to outline your expectations and send ahead
to them, if possible. Here are some basic guidelines for judges to follow:
sure to write supporting comments for any candidate that you feel does not have
the potential to be a team member. Any other supportive comments are
appreciated. All comments should be in good taste and should not reflect
anything that might diminish self esteem nor offend any ethnic background of the
Appearance comments should be kept to grooming,
posture, general neatness in appearance, weight appropriate to height and conducive to
Dance Technique should be judged according to the
potential talent of the individual and the possible coachability of that candidate.
Projection should be the candidates overall
showmanship, focus, energy, smile, audience appeal and confidence. This should also
reflect the candidate's quick recovery and poise if a mistake is made.
Kicks and splits should demonstrate the potential for
maximum flexibility and good basic kick technique. Also make comments on toe points,
posture, control, placement and extension.
Any discussion of candidates or comments should not
be made until the group has exited the gym.
Please make sure to sign all score sheets and take
any personal notes with you. Do not dispose of any notes or scratch paper at the school.
Please fill out the mileage form with your return
address prior to your departure so that re-imbursement may be sent to you.