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Bluecoats Indoor Audition Experience – 2019

September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - September 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm


We’re Back!

Following our breakout success, completing our inaugural season, making finals, and bringing the Bluecoats’ experience to the WGI stage – WE’RE BACK and better than ever.

Register today to audition for Bluecoats Indoor – an unforgettable WGI experience that brings the incredible Bluecoats creative team, and the spectacular Bluecoats’ experience together under the WGI roof.

Audition Experience Information

September 15th & 16th

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

The clinic will begin with check-in at 10:00 am and will end at 4:00p on Sunday. You may stay at the school overnight, or find your own accommodations in the Indianapolis area on Saturday night. Meals will not be provided.


FAQs and Season Information

Q:  What is Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  Bluecoats Indoor is a performing arts program competing as a WGI Winterguard for the 2019 WGI competitive season.  Bluecoats Indoor applies Bluecoats’ unique and innovative design philosophy to the WGI stage!

Q:  Where and when can I audition for Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  At the Bluecoats Indoor Audition Experience,  you will not only audition for Bluecoats Indoor’s upcoming season, you will have the opportunity to experience and learn the skills necessary to perform at the highest levels of the winter guard activity in a clinic environment.  This camp is open to performers of all ages and skill levels and will be held September 15-16, 2018 at Edison School for the Arts in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

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

A:  The camp fee is $65 per person. Early Bird Registrations cost $49 if you register before September 1st. All meals are at your own expense, although a light breakfast is provided on Sunday morning. Overnight accommodations are available but you are welcome to find your own place to stay in Indianapolis on Saturday night.

Q.  How do I register to attend the audition camp?

A:  Register above!  All audition fees are non-refundable.

Q.  What will the rehearsal schedule be each weekend?

A:  Friday night rehearsals will run from 7pm – 11pm, Saturday rehearsals will run from 9am – 11pm, and Sunday rehearsals will run from 9am – 3:30pm at the audition camp and each rehearsal camp weekend.

Our season runs from October through the WGI World Championships in April. In general, our rehearsal schedule looks like this:

Saturday Sep. 15 Audition Clinics Edison School of the Arts
Sunday Sep. 16 Audition Clinics Edison School of the Arts
Friday Sep. 28 Callback Rehearsal Edison School of the Arts
Saturday Sep. 29 Callback Rehearsal Edison School of the Arts
Sunday Sep. 30 Callback Rehearsal Edison School of the Arts
Friday Oct. 12 Rehearsal Edison School of the Arts
Saturday Oct. 13 Rehearsal Edison School of the Arts
Sunday Oct. 14 Rehearsal Edison School of the Arts
Friday Nov. 2 Rehearsal
Saturday Nov. 3 Rehearsal
Sunday Nov. 4 Rehearsal
Friday Nov. 16 Rehearsal
Saturday Nov. 17 Rehearsal
Sunday Nov. 18 Rehearsal
Friday Nov. 30 Rehearsal
Saturday Dec. 1 Rehearsal
Sunday Dec. 2 Rehearsal
Friday Dec. 7 Rehearsal
Saturday Dec. 8 Rehearsal
Sunday Dec. 9 Rehearsal
Friday Dec. 14 Rehearsal
Saturday Dec. 15 Rehearsal
Sunday Dec. 16 Rehearsal
Wednesday Dec. 26 Holiday Camp
Thursday Dec. 27 Holiday Camp
Friday Dec. 28 Holiday Camp
Saturday Dec. 29 Holiday Camp
Sunday Dec. 30 Holiday Camp
Friday Jan. 4 Rehearsal
Saturday Jan. 5 Rehearsal
Sunday Jan. 6 Rehearsal
Friday Jan. 11 Rehearsal
Saturday Jan. 12 Rehearsal
Sunday Jan. 13 Rehearsal
Friday Jan. 18 Rehearsal
Saturday Jan. 19 Rehearsal
Sunday Jan. 20 Rehearsal
Friday Jan. 25 Rehearsal
Saturday Jan. 26 Rehearsal
Sunday Jan. 27 Rehearsal
Friday Feb. 1 Rehearsal
Saturday Feb. 2 Rehearsal
Sunday Feb. 3 Rehearsal
Friday Feb. 8 Rehearsal
Saturday Feb. 9 Zionsville Show
Sunday Feb. 10 Rehearsal
Friday Feb. 15 Rehearsal
Saturday Feb. 16 WGI Indy
Sunday Feb. 17 WGI Indy
Friday Feb. 22 Rehearsal
Saturday Feb. 23 Rehearsal
Sunday Feb. 24 Rehearsal
Friday Mar. 1 Travel Day
Saturday Mar. 2 WGI Atlanta
Sunday Mar. 3 WGI Atlanta
Friday Mar. 8 Rehearsal
Saturday Mar. 9 Rehearsal
Sunday Mar. 10 Rehearsal
Friday Mar. 15 Rehearsal
Saturday Mar. 16 Rehearsal
Sunday Mar. 17 Rehearsal
Friday Mar. 22 Rehearsal
Saturday Mar. 23 WGI Cincinnati
Sunday Mar. 24 WGI Cincinnati
Friday Mar. 29 Rehearsal
Saturday Mar. 30 Rehearsal
Sunday Mar. 31 Rehearsal
Monday Apr. 1 Rehearsal
Wednesday Apr. 3 Rehearsal
Thursday Apr. 4 WGI Prelims
Friday Apr. 5 WGI Semifinals
Saturday Apr. 6 WGI Finals
Sunday Apr. 7 Banquet

Q.  What should I bring with me? 

A:  While we will provide flags and some additional equipment, you should bring a rifle and/or sabre with you if you plan to audition for a weapon spot.

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 during dance.  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 audition 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:  What WGI Class will Bluecoats Indoor compete in?

A:  Last year Bluecoats Indoor was a WGI Independent World Finalist!  We intend to compete in that class again in 2019.

Q:  Who is eligible to perform in Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  Performers of any age and gender are eligible to perform in Bluecoats Indoor.  Previous competitive colorguard 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 Bluecoats Indoor Audition Experience, you are not eligible for acceptance if you already involved in a local high school program.

Q:  Who is on staff for Bluecoats Indoor?

A:  Leading this program is Bluecoats Artistic Director Jon Vanderkolff, Choreographer Jim Moore, Choreographer Greg Lagola, Choreographer Carol Abohatab and world-renowned colorguard educator Rosie Queen. Additional staff will be announced as the season begins!

Q:  How much will Bluecoats Indoor cost?

A:  The fee structure for Bluecoats Indoor will be announced prior to auditions.

Q:  Who can I contact with additional questions? 

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



September 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am
September 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
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Edison School for the Arts
777 S White River Pkwy W Dr.
Indianapolis, IN 46221 United States
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