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UP Pep Squad VAAS Auditions 2014

party ad-01-01The photo basically covers the key points. Date, time, requirements, etc. Again this is for UP Pep Squad Dancers.
The UP Pep Squad Drummers have their own auditions happening every semester, but are exclusive for students who
are already studying in UP Diliman.
But for other questions, here’s a detailed explanation for the upcoming 2014 VAAS Auditions.

Date and time:
March 1 and 2, 2014; 8am to 12 noon.
The UP Pep Squad VAAS Auditions will be held for TWO DAYS and all participants should be willing to come on BOTH DAYS.
The first day is for preliminary screening, and though not everyone is expected to come back on the 2nd day, participants
should make sure they are available on both days in case they will be asked to come back on the 2nd day.

The entire process begins with proper warm up exercises, and so as much it is arguable that late-comers can speed up stretching excercises, we do not encourage anyone to come in late. Period. πŸ˜‰

Required skills:
Strong background in gymnastics and/or dance.
We are currently looking for students and athletes who are already trained in gymnastics, dance, or better yet, in both. Basic gymnastic skills are favorable, but excellent skills in dance will also be considered.Β  More importantly, a waiver will be supplied on both days, and participants will not be asked to risk their safety or cause injury for the sake of recognition.

Eligibility
The audition is for individuals who are generally eligible to enroll in the University of the Philippines Diliman campus ONLY. Preferably with good academic standing*.
*For highschool/students who have taken the UPCAT, a grade of 2.9 or higher will be advantageous.
For those who did NOT TAKE the UPCAT, a good academic standing in your previous school would suffice.
We would like to note that the auditions are not exclusive to graduating highschool students. Students who have graduated from highschool from previous years, or with special academic casesΒ  are also invited to join, so long as you are between the age of 15 to 23 years old. This may include, but not limited to, transferees from other universities, home-schooled athletes, and students who are currently un-enrolled. For special cases, please contact the posted number.

Venue:
Dalisay Aldaba Dance Rehearsal Hall, 3rd Floor UP Theater (entrance across UP Bahay ng Alumni)
Both audition dates will take place on the Aldaba Rehearsal Hall. Please note that parents and guardians may escort their kids
only up to the entrance venue but unfortunately we do not have a waiting area for non-participants. Rubber mats will be available during the event, but dont forget to bring your own hydration kit (water, sports drink)Β  and (indoor) rubber soled shoes.

Attire:
Proper training clothes are required. From training shoes, socks, training pants (jazz pants, jogging pants, tights and sports shorts), tight fitting tops especially for girls, and some extra clothes and towels, as well as clips and bands for the hair.
No need to wear accessories and bring jewelries ( i.e piercing accessories, rings, necklaces etc) and valuable gadgets.

Final note
We would like to remind everyone that the UP Pep Squad does not give out any scholarships, tuition subsidies, loans, grants or any special financial rewards to its members or to those who will qualify in the auditions. There are also no promises of allowances for succesful candidates. We can only promise you a reputable training program, a chance to be part of a growing sport and many doors to many more opportunities and experiences that the University of the Philippines is truly proud of. Such is the life especially of student-cheerleaders in the University of the Philippines. We know that many young athletes would also like to take a chance in UP but are moved to take other opportunities due to financial concerns. We apologize for our lack of funds to cater to these individuals. However, we hope that this does not stop you from trying other means such as looking for privately funded scholarships, government aids or loan-granting organizations such as this one, co-founded by one of our alumni members.

For anything else not mentioned here, please contact the number provided or any of the UP Pep RESIDENT MEMBERS on your social networks. Thank you so much and see you there!

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5 responses

  1. Camille

    Hi, just an inquiry. What is UP Pep’s training schedule? Will there be training in the summer for those who qualify?

    February 9, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    • Hi, for summer , training schedule is most likely to be continued based on our Mondays to Fridays late afternoon trainings, and yes, qualified candidates are expected to attend.

      February 9, 2014 at 4:48 pm

  2. Hello! I’m incoming 1st year, CFA. It was late notice… Is there another audition? Sorry I just saw this site now lang. 😦 I want to take this audition but is there other way?

    June 23, 2014 at 9:33 am

    • Hi! for incoming freshmen students, and other students already accepted in the University, our next audition will be for the second semester of this coming school year. πŸ˜‰ Giving you enough time to adjust to first year in UP. Thanks and we hope to see you there.

      June 24, 2014 at 3:02 am

      • Will they accept the hearing impairment student? Even though wearing the hearing aid and also can dance ballet, street dance, jazz and contemporary. I wanted to show off them that hearing impairment student can do it and encourage the disability to be confident from darkness. πŸ™‚

        I want to know if you could allowed me to enter this audition. thank you very much. πŸ™‚
        if you have question. i will to my best to answer to your question. πŸ™‚

        Have a good day! πŸ™‚

        June 29, 2014 at 1:01 am

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