How to Join
Be a Part of the Performing Arts in 4-H with HeatWave
You must be in 6th grade or up
You must be a Rock County 4-H member
Fill out an application
Have a willingness to learn (no prior experience required)
Must be enthusiastic and cooperative
Must be responsible and committed to hard work
HeatWave does not hold auditions for membership.
To sign up for HeatWave,
click for Google Form
Join Rock County 4-H
Becoming a Rock County 4-H member is easy. Try one of the following:
For information about 4-H,
Call UW-Extension Rock County 4-H Youth Development at 608-757-5065
Visit some Rock County 4-H clubs to see which one is the best fit for you.
Talk to a club leader about becoming a 4-H member.
If you prefer to sign up using
a paper form to mail in, Click here.
Deadline to sign up for 2023 Season:
November 1, 2022
HeatWave looks forward to meeting you!
Is there a fee for joining?
There is no membership fee to join, but members will incur certain costs. Members will be expected to provide (pay for) dance shoes, socks/stockings, and other personal items. There is a participation fee that covers costumes and props, music rental, and State Fair fees. There may be other minor costs for travel to other venues.
When is sign-up?
Sign-up for the 2020 season ends December 1, 2019.
When do you rehearse?
Rehearsals begin in January and will be scheduled on Saturdays tentatively into April. HeatWave will hold two mandatory "Intensives" - weekend rehearsals during which several songs will be taught. These will allow us to have fewer and shorter Saturday rehearsals.
How many performances are there each year?
Each year we have as many as 30 to 40 performances, generally starting in April and going into September. The early performances may not include all of the program pieces. Last year we performed seven times at the Rock County 4-H Fair and six times at the Wisconsin State Fair.
How long is a performance?
A full performance is about an hour in length. Each performance includes about a dozen performance songs and closes with our theme song, "The Heat is On". A performance may also include one or two specials performed by an individual or small group.
What opportunities are there for individual performance?
There are a couple of opportunities. Many of the performance pieces include in-song solos for individuals or small groups. Members will audition for the opportunity to be given one or more of these solos. In addition, individuals or small groups may audition their own prepared piece to be included in a performance as a special.