FAQ:

Q:  What is Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  Bluecoats Indoor is a new performing arts program competing as a WGI Winterguard for the 2018 WGI competitive season.  Bluecoats Indoor WG will apply the organization’s unique and innovative design philosophy in an indoor performance setting.

Q:  Can I still audition for Bluecoats Indoor?

Yes!  You may still audition for Bluecoats Indoor WG at our call back camp on the weekend of October 6-8, but please let us know that you are coming by contacting Ensemble Administrator Christopher Drake at bluecoatsindoor@bluecoats.com.

Q:  Where and when will Bluecoats Indoor rehearse?

The next rehearsal camp will be held here:

Edison School of the Arts
777 S White River Pkwy W
Indianapolis, IN 46221

Here is our (tentative) 2017-2018 Bluecoats Indoor WG Schedule

Q: How much does the call back camp cost, and what expenses should I expect to cover on my own?

A:  The fee to audition is $50 per person.  Overnight housing is available at Edison School of the Arts, but you are not required to stay there.  While we will have snacks and drinks available throughout each weekend, all meals are on your own.  There is a kitchen on-site that you are welcome to use.

Q.  What will the rehearsal schedule be each weekend?

A:  Friday night rehearsals will run from 7pm – 11pm, Saturday rehearsals will run from 9am – 10pm, and Sunday rehearsals will run from 9am – 2pm.

Q. What should I wear?

A:  We request that you wear comfortable, form fitting dance attire that allows you to move easily while also allowing the staff to see the line of your body.  Please dress in layers so that you can remove heavier articles of clothing as your body warms.  You may wear dance shoes or dance in your bare feet, but comfortable running shoes (with good support and flexibility) are recommended to be worn throughout the weekend.

Q.  What if I can’t make it to the next camp, but would still like to audition?

A:  If you are not able to make it to camp, you can contact us at bluecoatsindoor@bluecoats.com to inquire about submitting an audition video.  Attending the camp in person is by far the preferred audition method and is the very best way to demonstrate your skills.

Q:  Who is on staff for Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  Leading this new program will be Bluecoats Artistic Director Jon Vanderkolff, Choreographer Jim Moore, Choreographer Greg Lagola, and Choreographer Carol Abohatab.  Serving as instructors are:  Rosie Queen (Advisor), Kathy Pearson, Edmer Lazaro, LeAnne Hlavka, Ashley Gonzalez, Austin Katona, Cara Unger, and Megan Handel.

Q:  What WGI Class will Bluecoats Indoor compete in?

A:  We intend to participate in WGI Independant World Class.

Q:  Who is eligible to perform in Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  Men and women of any age are eligible to perform in Bluecoats Indoor.  Previous competitive Colorguard and/or Winterguard experience is strongly encouraged.

Q:  Can I perform with Bluecoats Indoor if I am already participating in a local high school winterguard program?

A:  While high school students are welcome to attend THE BLUE WAY Bluecoats Indoor Audition Experience Camp, you are not eligible for acceptance if you already involved in a local high school program.

Q:  How much will Bluecoats Indoor cost?

A:  The 2018 membership fees are $1500 per person.  In addition you will need to cover the cost of some specific supplies (undergarments, shoes, gloves, etc), and a (optional) member jacket.

Q:  Will the status of the Bluecoats’ Ohio-based Winterguard “Artistry IN BLUE” be affected as a result of the foundation of Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  No, “Artistry IN BLUE” will continue to operate as it has for many successful seasons.

Q:  Who can I contact with additional questions? 

A:  Contact us at bluecoatsindoor@bluecoats.com, or 330-433-9115 x2.