UP Pep Squad VAAS Auditions 2014
The 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. 😉
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. 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.
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 cases 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.
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) and (indoor) rubber soled shoes.
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.
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!