LSU Tiger Girls Dance Team

2021-22 – Tiger Girls

Back Row (l-r): Lily Dodge, Chloe Tourelle, Brielle Poche, Londyn Daniel, Caliea Koehler, McKenna Dickson, Samantha Colombi. Middle Row (l-r): Darah Haidet, Thomia Garner, Aubree Lavergne, Ariel Brumfield, Sara Gutz, Jessica Mirabal. Front Row (l-r): Jillian Miller, Arianna Belmonte, Sanai Frierson, Courtney Maldonado, Chloe Couvillion, Joi Kuzma, Isabella Avila

Tiger Girls Dance Team

The LSU Tiger Girls Dance Team is the official dance team of Louisiana State University. Entering its 25th season in 2021-22, the LSU Tiger Girls are consistently recognized for their rankings at the UDA College Nationals, as well as their participation on campus for various sporting events.

In 2020, the LSU Tiger Girls were nationally ranked 4th in jazz and 3rd in hip hop. The Tiger Girls perform on the sidelines at football, men and women’s basketball games, as well as appearances at gymnastics meets. They are also involved in frequent promotion opportunities and activities around campus and in the community. Although they do not travel in the fall, a select group will travel for postseason basketball tournaments in the spring.

About the Tiger Girls

FAQ

How often do the Tigers Girls Practice and what are the time commitments?

Our program is a year long commitment. Our season starts in July and ends in May. We practice about 10 hours a week during our Gameday seasons. This current year (2021-2022) our practice schedule is 9-11:15 a.m. MWF and Tuesdays 5-8:30 p.m. Team members also attend games and promotions depending on the week. Nationals season looks a little different and we practice longer hours once out of school for Christmas Break.

Is the team required to workout?

Yes! Health and fitness is a major part of our program. We work out with a trainer three times a week before practice as also have access to an athletic nutritionist on campus.

Do you have academic requirements?

To remain eligible, student athletes must have at least a 2.0 and pass 24 hours every year. They must also be a full-time student (currently enrolled in 12 hours each semester).

Our program is well known for having great academic standings. In 2021 our team GPA average was a 3.34.

Are there any financial obligations?

No. Our program is under athletics, so our team is provided with everything that we need (including uniforms, practice gear, per-diem when traveling and nationals). Extra TG gear can be purchased for fun, and is not mandatory.

What LSU sports do you dance/cheer for?

The Tiger Girls dance for home football games, men’s basketball, women’s basketball and gymnastics. We don’t travel to football away games, but we do attend the SEC/NCAA basketball championship.

Do you compete?

The Tiger Girls have competed at the UDA/UCA College National Championship for the past 23 years. The team competes in D1A jazz and D1A hip hop. We have placed in the top 10 since 2005 and have a bronze medal in the hip hop division.

Do you offer scholarships?

Yes! Scholarships are given upon coaches choice. They are promised for the academic year and vary from season to season.

Do you have members from out of state?

More than half our team for the 2021-22 year are from outside Louisiana. We have dancers from all over and currently represent eight states.

How do I become a Tiger Girl?

NEW IN 2021-22:
The Tiger Girls will be using a Recruitment Model which will include an information page, video submissions, references and meeting the coaching staff. Please visit our Recruitment Page to learn more.

Meet the Coaches

Full Bio
Pauline Zernott

Pauline Zernott

Spirit Director
Full Bio
Kandace Hale

Kandace Hale

Tiger Girls Head Coach
Full Bio
Payton Ibos

Payton Ibos

Tiger Girls Assistant Coach

Contact Us

Spirit Squad Appearances
Submit Requests
Personal events including weddings and birthday parties will not be considered

Student-Athlete Eligibility
Email Coach Pauline

General Questions, About the Program
Email Coach Kandace

Recruiting
Email Coach Payton

Past Tiger Girls Squads