LSU Tiger Girls Auditions and Pre-Audition Clinics

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LSU Tiger Girls Auditions and Pre-Audition Clinics

Tiger Girl Tryout Prep Clinic

Tryout prep clinics will be held for interested dancers to participate in, to get a better idea of what we look for in choosing participants for our team. These clinics are not mandatory and a fee will be charged.

Date: Feb. 24, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT (Registration starts at 10 a.m.)
Location: Carl Maddox Field House, Spirit Squad Gym
About: This clinic is open to dancers 15 and up that are interested in how to try out for a college dance team. Stations will be offered for tryout tips, jazz/hip hop/pom combos, tumbling.
Register: Click Here

Date: March 24, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. CT (Registration starts at 10 a.m.)
Location: Carl Maddox Field House, Spirit Squad Gym
About: This clinic is open to dancers 15 and up that are interested in how to try out for a college dance team. Stations will be offered for tryout tips, jazz/hip hop/pom combos, tumbling.
Register: Click Here

2019 LSU Tiger Girls Auditions

Dates: April 12-14, 2019
Location: Carl Maddox Field House, Spirit Squad Gym

Tryout Material
Fight Song will be posted a week before tryouts and reviewed upon arrival. Jazz, Hip Hop and Technique combos are taught in person.

Attire and Hair and Makeup
During Jazz and Pom auditions the attire is a black crop top of your choice. Rhinestones may be added, no beads or no dangling accessories. No modified bra’s, should resemble a dance top. Low-waisted hot shorts and jazz shoes. During Hip Hop and Tricks we ask that you add a pair of black hip hop style pants and your choice and sneakers. Hair and makeup should be “game ready” at all times. Hair should be curled and it is preferred that bangs are to be pinned or pulled back out of your face and eyes.

Sample Tryout Schedule *

Day 1 Friday (tentative)
Suggestion: Bring Healthy Energy Snacks
1 p.m. Registration/Check-in/Receive Tryout Number
2 p.m. Group Stretch
2:30 p.m. Across the Floor/Game Day Combos
3-5:30 p.m. Audition 1st Cut
5:50-6 p.m. Announce 1st Cut

Day 2 Saturday (tentative)
Suggestion: Bring Healthy Energy Snacks
8:30 a.m. – Registration
9 a.m. – Group Workout
10 a.m.-.Stretch
10:30 a.m. – Jazz Combo
11:30 a.m. – Lunch
12:30 p.m. – Hip Hop Combo/ Tricks
1:30 p.m. – Groups
2 p.m. – Game Day/ Tumbling
3 p.m. – Small Break
4 p.m. – Interviews/ Audition Cuts If Needed

Day 3 Sunday (tentative)
Suggestion: Bring Healthy Energy Snacks
9 a.m. – Registration
9:30 a.m. – Stretch
10 a.m. – Review Everything
12 p.m. – Final Round Auditions
4 p.m. – Spirit Squad Meeting- fill out paper work etc.

* ALL times are tentative and may change throughout the day.

IMPORTANT: Spirit Squad Application and Forms (see below) must be received by the Wednesday prior to tryouts. Forms must be mailed, NOT EMAILED. Tryout packets may also be dropped off at the LSU Athletic Admin Building, N. Stadium & Nicholson Dr, there is a drop off basket on the 4th floor.

Spirit Squad Tryout Process

Tryouts consist of 3 Phases:

PHASE 1:
3 Day in person tryout will consist of technique combo passes across the floor, short jazz dance, short Hip Hop dance, Game Day dance(Game day dance is taught via video and to be learned the week of tryouts, it will be posted the week before on Social Media. There will be cuts throughout the tryout weekend until approximately 20-25 dancers are chosen. We use a progressive tryout format therefore everyone must be present to audition. Please see details below about the itinerary.

PHASE 2:
For participants that make it from Phase 1 to Phase 2, there will be a 2 day evaluation with a cut if needed followed by 2-3 days of practice and Camp in July.

PHASE 3:
For participants that make it from Phase 2 to Phase 3, there will be a week-long practice the week prior to the start of school. If additional cuts are warranted they will be made during this phase.

*Cuts during the 2 & 3 phases will be based on the person’s ability to maintain their performance level from Phase 1 & 2, as well as, final decisions on the person’s ability to work with their peers and coaches.

How can I prepare for LSU Tiger Girl tryouts?

We are looking for a well-rounded individual. First and foremost an outgoing personality as well as good character is very important. The LSU Tiger Girls are highly visible within our community and therefore must be able to represent the University in a positive way. Grades and how well you work with others and our coaches will also be considered at tryouts. We are looking for well-rounded jazz, pom and hip hop dancers.

Dance
Dance training in all disciplines is helpful. Jazz. Pom and Hip Hop are the styles we perform and weigh heavily at auditions.

Tumbling
A foundation of tumbling is required for auditions. Individual tumbling will be evaluated during auditions. Dancers will be expected to grow their tumbling knowledge if they make the team. While there are not required tumbling skills, we do evaluate tumbling ability.

Clinics
Attending one of our spring one day clinics is helpful, as you will gain a perspective on our tryout process. It is also a good idea to attend one of our games to see our Tiger Girls in action. All portions of tryouts are closed to the public. Evaluators will consist of the coach, alumni Tiger Girl and Spirit Directory. The purpose of the tryout is to choose the best all-around representatives for LSU.

General Information
We are looking for committed team members who exemplify athleticism through their skill level, fitness, health, and work ethic. Our team is continuously in the public eye and is expected to represent LSU by maintaining an athletic/professional image.

About the Team
Commitment to a full year of participation is mandatory. We start in April with tryouts, returners dance at baseball games through May, we meet in July to prepare for the upcoming season, and we start formal practices a week prior to the start of school in August. We dance at Football, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, occasional gymnastics meets and volleyball matches and Baseball games. In addition, we participate in additional athletic department events, campus and community service activities during the year. Participation in UDA College Nationals will be determined on a yearly basis. There is not have a weight or height restriction.

Tryout Application:

All participants must be full time LSU students, transfer students or incoming freshman.

The below forms must be received the Wednesday prior to tryouts: Faxed and Emailed forms will not be accepted.

Tryout packets may also be dropped off at the LSU Athletic Admin Building, N. Stadium Dr. There is a drop off basket on the 4th floor.

Mail To:
LSU Athletics
Pauline Zernott – Tiger Girl Tryouts
LSU Athletic Admin Bldg.
N. Stadium Dr.
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

General Tryout Information

All of the following required forms are due the Wednesday prior to tryouts:
1. LSU Spirit Squad Application (.pdf)
2. Copy of insurance card (front and back) ** INSURANCE MUST BE MAINTAINED ALL YEAR TO PARTICIPATE AS A TIGER GIRL.
3. Proof of grades/admissions (see below)

  • Those currently enrolled at LSU must attach a copy of their spring schedule as well as degree audit showing overall cumulative GPA.
  • Those with admissions pending must attach a copy of their admissions application and any paperwork they have received from the admissions office. Also if not accepted yet, an audit of grades to show GPA and ACT or SAT scores will be high enough to be accepted to LSU.
  • If you are under 18, your tryout application form MUST BE SIGNED by a parent or guardian in order to participate.
  • Applicants must provide complete insurance information to participate in the clinics and tryouts. Squad members must maintain insurance all year to be an active team member.
  • All portions of tryouts are closed to the public. Only applicants, coaching staff, and LSU athletic department staff will be allowed inside..

For more information regarding the LSU Tiger Girls, contact the LSU Spirit Director at pzernott@lsu.edu.