O'Fallon Township High School Athletics

Important Golden Girl Tryout Information:

To adhere to COVID-19 rules, regulations and restrictions, tryouts for the O’Fallon Township High School Golden Girls Dance Team will be completely virtual this year! Tryouts will be open beginning May 7th and will close out at midnight on May 12th. The following is Important information to know:

·         All of the following must be turned in before you can participate in tryouts:

o   Copy of current physical

o   Register online @


§  Once inside the link, be sure to select Golden Girls and complete the registration. The $150 activity fee shown does not need to be paid until AFTER your daughter has made the team!

o   Permission slip

o   Golden Girl Constitution

o   One Teacher Evaluation  

§  These may be turned in to Coach Schmidtke at to adhere to COVID restrictions.

·         How will Tryouts work?

o   Two routines will be uploaded to the Golden Girl YouTube account (with counts, with music, from the front, and from the back). Learn the routines over the course of the weekend and submit the videos to Coach Schmidtke’s email listed above prior to the end submission time.

§  The link to the YouTube page can be found here:

o   Videotape the skills listed in the example scoring sheet enclosed in the packet. Submit those to Coach Schmidtke’s email listed above prior to the end submission time.

·         Just a Reminder, the video link on the YouTube page will open on May 7th. All documentation and videos should be submitted by midnight on May 12th. We look forward to seeing your talent!!
















OTHS Golden Girl Dance Team Constitution

Section 1: Purpose and Mission

The purpose of the Golden Girl dance team is to promote school spirit, provide half time entertainment at athletic events, to represent the school and community at dance team competitions, and to participate in community service activities.

The mission is to provide dancers with a successful and meaningful educational experience. Team members have personal goals of high academic achievement, developing responsibility and character, and increasing their dance ability. The organization teaches teamwork and pride in a quality performance through maintaining high standards. The success of the team is due to strong commitment from the dancers, coaches, and parental involvement.

Members of the Golden Girl dance team are required to abide by the code of conduct, school policies, participate in all assigned events and practices, wear proper uniforms, and conduct themselves in a manner which reflects positively on OTHS and the Golden Girl dance team at all times. The use of alcohol, tobacco, or illegal drugs will not be tolerated.

Section 2: Expectations

Every member of the Golden Girl dance team will be held accountable for their actions at all times, including time inside and outside of practice including clean social media accounts. If a dancer’s actions are not in the best interest of the team or will in anyway jeopardize the goals, expectations, reputation or well being of the team, she will suffer the consequences and take personal responsibility to be a trustworthy, and valuable team member.

Dancing of any member at any performance is up to the discretion of the coach. Parents and girls are free to discuss with the coach all decisions and questions about the performance, however all decisions are final.

·         RESPECT: All dancers must show respect to the coaches, team members, parent organization, and outside guests. Good sportsmanship and character must be displayed at all times to the student body and other teams.

·         COMMUNICATION: To provide a comfortable and successful environment, all lines of communication must be open between the coach, captains, team members, and parents.

·         DEDICATION: Each member is expected to be at all practices and performances. In additional, each dancer is expected to give 110% effort at all times.

·         SUPPORT: All members of the dance team community, including coaches, dancers, and parents, are expected to show support of our program as a whole.

·         PRIDE: Show pride in your role as a member of the Golden Girl dance team and as a representative of OTHS.

Consequences for inappropriate actions by dance team members and assignment of demerits/disciplinary measures will be left up to the discretion of the coaching staff.

Section 3: Practices

A.      All practices are mandatory.

B.      Proper attire is required: dance shoes, practice clothes, poms, and running shoes. Hair must be pulled off of face.

C.      In order for practices to start promptly, tardiness will not be accepted without a note from a parent, teacher, or administrator.

D.      Please notify the coach, prior to the beginning of practice, of a “last” minute absence for approval. Any dancer absent from practice is expected to learn any new information or material taught before the following rehearsal. This is to be done outside of regular practice time. Failure to take responsibility for this will result in consequences up to the discretion of the coaches.

Section 4: Attendance

A.      All practices, competitions, and team events are mandatory.

B.      Schedule all work, appointments, etc. around practice.

C.      All absences must be cleared by the coach in advance of the scheduled activity.

D.      If a member is ill and misses ANY activity she must be at HOME or seeking medical appointments.

E.       All absences must be documented by the parent/doctor in writing.

F.       Extra-curricular time (150 minutes excusal from practice) is in effect only for school attendance months. Approval for use to be determined by coaches in advance.

G.      Work is not considered an excuse for missing any activity.

Section 5: Uniforms

A.      A one-time uniform fee will be applied to new members for the organization.

B.      Performance uniforms will be provided though team fundraising and will be the property of the Golden Girl Dance Team.

C.      Each member will be required to maintain good condition and cleanliness of her uniform.

D.      Damage or loss of uniforms will result in a replacement fee.

E.       Footgear and accessories will be purchased by each member.

Section 6: Concerns/Conflicts

All problems, questions or concerns should be brought directly to the attention of the coaching staff, in order to bring a quick resolution Challenges will be dealt with in a professional, confidential manner.

Section 7: Fundraising

Each member is expected to take an active role in all team fundraisers. Parents are also expected to take an active role in supporting the team.

Section 8: Demerits

A system of demerits will be used to insure fair and equal treatment for all members. Discretion of demerits will be determined by the coaches.

Four demerits = removal from a performance

Eight demerits = removal from second performance and probation

Twelve demerits = dismissal from squad

One demerit will be given for: Detection of tearing down the team, poor attitude, bad sportsmanship, not wearing appropriate attire for practices/performances, failure to bring required items to practices/performances, improper conduct, tardy to practices or team events, failure to communicate with coaching staff.

Three demerits will be given for: using profanity in uniform or at Golden Girls functions.

To be determined by coach: Lack of respect and/or cooperation with captains, coaches, or other team members, and absences that can be avoided.

I/We, the parents of ____________________, have read the Constitution and understand all the requirements and consequences of improper actions. We understand the coach has final say in my/our daughter’s remaining on the team. We also realize this is a effort and that we may be called upon to help in some ways throughout the year which we are within capacity to help, and we will make every effort to do our share of assisting on behalf of our daughter.

Signature(s): _____________________________ Date: __________________

As a member of the Golden Girl dance team, I have fully read the Constitution and understand what is expected of me to remain a member in good standing. I will keep myself knowledgeable and informed of all rules, and realize the consequences of poor behavior or inappropriate actions may be severe. I will do all I can to uphold the honor and tradition of the Golden Girls, and respect my team members, my school, and all persons associated with school spirit at all times.

Signature: _______________________________ Date: ____________________



OTHS Golden Girl Tryout Packet

Dear Parents & Students:

            We are excited to start a successful season! Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there is a lot up in the air, but there are many rewards to being a Golden Girl and demands that need to be met as well. All Golden Girls are require to attend an at home UDA camp, practices, football games, basketball games, competitions, and fundraisers. Parents also asked to help with the fundraisers and booster events. We will kick off the season with a required parent informational meeting on Tuesday May 18th @7pm via zoom (link to be sent out Monday May 17th). At this meeting, the coaches will discuss the details of the season and parents will have the opportunity to join the Golden Girl Booster organization and sign-up for committees throughout the season. The Golden Girls could not enjoy the success it has without the great help from the “Golden Girl Parents’. If you cannot attend please contact Ms. Schmidtke.

The Golden Girl fundraisers are tentative this season due to COVID-19 restrictions, but can include, and are not limited to: calendar ad sales, St. Louis Cardinal Ticket sales, & Pies for Poms.


Thank you for your cooperation and support!

Brittany Schmidtke – 618-972-0859

Detach at line

Turn in bottom portion & Golden Girl Constitution at the beginning of the first day of tryouts to be eligible.

General Information

Student Name: __________________________                      Year: _____________

I am trying out for (circle one):       JV                   VARSITY                   EITHER

Freshman may only tryout for JV & seniors may only tryout out for Varsity.

Permission & Agreement

I have been notified of the duties and responsibilities of the OTHS Golden Girls and agree to the process of tryouts, scheduling, and expenses explained.



Parent’s Email

________________________      ________

Student’s Signature                                             Date

________________________      ________

Parent’s Signature                                               Date




Teachers: Please return to Coach Schmidtke’s email at by Wednesday May 12th. Thank you!


Junior High teachers/sponsor may email Coach Schmidtke at



Golden Girl Candidate: _______________________

Teacher/Sponsor: ___________________________

Class/Sponsor: _____________________________

How long have you known the candidate? ________


Please rate the Golden Girl candidate on the following qualities:

                                                                   Low                               High

          Attendance                                      1       2       3       4           5   

          Timeliness                                       1       2       3       4           5

          Trustworthiness                               1       2       3       4           5

          Commitment                                    1       2       3       4           5

          Responsibility                                  1       2       3       4           5


          Other Comments:





          Teacher Signature: _________________________






Golden Girl Tryout Score Sheet (Sample) – Jazz/Lyrical ROUTINE



Initials:  ______                         Tryout # ______




1.     Memorization/Recovery       1    2    3    4    5

2.     Precision                             1    2    3    4    5

3.     Body Control                        1    2    3    4    5           

4.     Showmanship                     1    2    3    4    5

5.     General Appearance            1    2    3    4    5


      Performance ______

       x 2 = ______/50
























Initials:  ______                         Tryout # ______




1.     Memorization/Recovery       1    2    3    4    5

2.     Precision                             1    2    3    4    5

3.     Body Control                        1    2    3    4    5           

4.     Showmanship                     1    2    3    4    5

5.     General Appearance            1    2    3    4    5


      Performance ______

       x 2 = ______/50


  TOTAL_____ / 65


Performance Rubric













Memorization & Recovery

Forgot more than ½ of routine & no recovery

Forgot 2 eight counts & average to no recovery

Forgot 1 eight count & average recovery

Forgot 1 four count & recovered very well

Remembered entire routine


Very loose, not sharp, no power, & no precision

Lacks all of the following: tightness, sharpness, precision & power

Lacks one or two of the following: tightness, sharpness, precision & power

Tight, sharp, precise and powerful moves for ¾ of routine

Tight, sharp, precise and powerful moves for all of routine

Body Control

Overextending/ under-extending, lack of balance for entire routine

Overextending/ under-extending for most of routine and very little balance

Average placement, controlled moves and balance for ½  of the routine

Above average placement, control and balance for ¾ of routine

Perfect placement, total body control and completely balanced for entire routine


No energy or confidence shown


Low energy level & very little confidence.

Average energy & confidence.  Smiles for ½ of the routine

Above average with energy, confidence, & smiles

High energy, confident, & having fun!

General Appearance

Inappropriate appearance

Below average appearance

Average Appearance

Above average appearance

Hair pulled back, appropriate clothes, no jewelry, and good posture
















Golden Girl Tryout Score Sheet (Sample)– SKILLS



Initials:  ______                         Tryout # ______




6.     Toe Touch                          1    2    3    4    5

7.     Leap (right and left)               1    2    3    4    5

8.     Switch Leap                         1    2    3    4    5           

9.     Dbl/Tri. Pirouette                 1    2    3    4    5

10.  Turns in Second                  1    2    3    4    5

11.  Turning Spots                     1    2    3    4    5           

12.  Splits (right and left)             1    2    3    4    5

13.  Kick Sequence                    1    2    3    4    5






















Initials:  ______                         Tryout # ______




1.     Toe Touch                          1    2    3    4    5

2.     Leap (right and left)             1    2    3    4    5

3.     Switch Leap                         1    2    3    4    5           

4.     Dbl/Tri. Pirouette                 1    2    3    4    5

5.     Turns in Second                  1    2    3    4    5

6.     Turning Spots                     1    2   3     4    5 

7.     Splits (right and left)             1    2    3    4    5

8.     Kick Sequence                    1    2    3    4    5




Skills Rubric













Toe Touch

Attempted, but no height, body is completely bent over and toes are not pointed

Below average height, toes are not fully pointed and body is slightly bent over

Average height, toes are somewhat pointed and body is closer to the sit position

Above average height, toes are almost fully pointed and body is in the sit position

Above average height, toes are fully pointed and body is completely in the sit position


Attempted, but no height, incorrect form and feet are flexed

Below average height, form and feet are flexed

Average height, average form and feet are closer to pointed

Above average height, body is in almost perfect form and toes are pointed

Above average height, perfect form, back leg is completely straight and toes are pointed


Attempted, but no spotting, no control, heavy use on arms to rotate, incorrect form, not on toes and poor landing

Below average:

Little or no spotting, little control, uses arms to rotate, incorrect form, not on toes for entire turn and below average landing


Spotting is questionable, some control, little use of arms to rotate, correct form, on toes for most of turn and average landing

Above Average:

Uses spotting, controlled turn, barely uses arms to rotate, correct form, on toes for entire turn and lands cleanly

Above Average: Full use of spotting, total control of turn, no use of arms to rotate, perfect form, on toes for entire turn and lands completely clean


Attempted, but no flexibility, must use both hands to balance and toes are not pointed

Below average flexibility, uses one hand for balance and toes are not pointed

Average flexibility, uses hands for a brief moment for balance and toes are closer to pointed

Above Average:

Quite flexible, no use of hands for balance, toes are almost pointed

Above Average:

Total flexibility, no use of hands for balance, toes are completely pointed


Attempted, but incorrect sequence, no height, looked down, feet are flexed and back is bent

Below Average:

Incorrect sequence, little height, looked down most of the time, feet are mostly flexed and back is bent at times

Average: correct sequence with only 2 or less errors, average height, looked straight ahead, feet are sometimes pointed and back is straight at times

Above Average: correct sequence with 1 error, above average height, mostly looked up, feet are mostly pointed and back is straight

Above Average:

Correct sequence with no errors, excellent height, looked up, pointed toes and back is completely straight





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