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Cheer Auditions


STUNT Clinics

When: Tuesday & Thursday, March 24 & 26, 2015
Tuesday & Thursday, March 31 & April 2, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Stan Laub Indoor Training Facility (1350 North and 1100 East)
Cost: $5.00 per stunt clinic session (cash or check)
What To Wear: Cheer/Athletic attire
What To Expect:
  • Open to anyone interested in obtaining partner stunting experience prior to auditions.
  • Participants will be separated into groups & take turns stunting with each other.
  • Some critique & instruction will be provided by spirit squad coaches and current spirit squad members.
  • Safety will be the first priority. If you jeopardize your own safety or the safety of others, you will be asked to leave.

**Clinic Participation is OPTIONAL**


Try-Outs

When: Friday and Saturday, April 3rd and 4th, 2015
Time: Females: April 3: 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm, April 6: 10:00 am until team is chosen
Males: April 3: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm, April 6: 10:00 am until team is chosen
Where: Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum (850 N 800 E)
Registration Materials: $25.00 registration fee (cash or check) & completed registration form
What To Wear: Female: Solid colored shorts with spandex/bikers underneath, fitted tank top/t-shirt, & cheer shoes.
Males: Gym shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes
What To Expect: Friday, April 3, 2015: Registration will begin at 12:00pm for females & 3:15pm for males
  • Females:
    • You DO NOT need to prepare any of your own material.
    • You will be taught & judged on a hip-hop dance, pom routine, and sideline cheers.
      • Judges will evaluate timing, rhythm, coordination, showmanship, execution, proper body placement, precision, as well as memory & poise under pressure.
    • You will be judged on the execution of running & standing tumbling passes of your choice. (See minimum requirements below)
    • Partner stunting will be judged on ability, technique, safety, execution, flexibility, difficulty, and potential.
  • Males:
    • You DO NOT need to prepare any of your own material.
    • You will be taught & judged on sideline cheers
        Judges will evaluate your appearance (USU image), poise under pressure, showmanship, & enthusiasm.
    • Running & standing tumbling passes are encouraged, but not mandatory.
    • Partner stunting will be judged on ability, technique, confidence, safety, execution, flexibility, difficulty, strength, coordination, and potential.
  • A series of cuts will be made throughout the auditions on Friday. Those participants that are not cut Friday will be invited back for the final audition on Saturday, April 4th at 10:00 am.
  • Saturday, April 4, 2015: You will be judged on all the material that you learned and performed on Friday, April 3rd. Be prepared for a possible interview.
  • 6-8 female and 6-8 male positions are available.

**Safety is a PRIORITY** If you jeopardize your own safety or the safety of others, you will be asked to leave

Prepare For Try-outs

Girls

  • Cheers & Rally: Voice Quality, Showmanship, Appearance
  • Running Tumbling: Round off back handspring series or round off back handspring back tuck is the minimum requirement. Passes with more difficult elements are scored higher.
  • Standing Tumbling: Back tuck & standing toe touch back handspring are recommended.
  • Jumps and Kicks: Control & flexibility
  • Partner Stunts: Toss to hands - Liberty (minimum) although potential will be considered Optional advanced Stunts - Heel Stretch, Arabesque, Cupie, Full Downs, etc.
  • Dance ability- Timing, rhythm, coordination, precision and technique in hip hop and pom routines (taught at auditions).

Guys

  • Cheers & Rally: Showmanship, Appearance, Voice Quality
  • Tumbling: Standing Back Tuck preferred - Not required
  • Running Pass: Round off, back handspring, back tuck preferred – Not required
  • Partner Stunts: Toss to hands - Liberty (minimum) although potential will be considered optional advanced Stunts - Heel Stretch, Arabesque, Cupie, Full Downs, etc.

A MANDATORY team meeting will take place at the completion of tryouts on Saturday, April 4th for all new squad members.

Please bring a filled-out registration form and a non-refundable registration fee of $25.00 with you (if you are under 18 years of age, make sure the application has your parent's signature on it). You can print the registration form on-line under Audition Application, pick one up in the Taggart Student Center (room 326), or call (435) 797-1716 and we can send you one. Auditions are closed to everyone except the participants, coaches, judges and squad members.

Utah State University will not be held responsible or liable for any injuries that may occur during these auditions. If selected to be a member of the USU Spirit Squad you are required to have a personal health insurance plan.