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Cheer Auditions


STUNT Clinics

**Clinic Participation is OPTIONAL**

When: Tuesday & Thursday, March 25 & 27, 2014
Tuesday & Thursday, April 1 & 3, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm
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 attire
What To Expect:
  • Open to anyone that will be auditioning that is interested in obtaining partner stunting experience prior to auditions.
  • Participants will be separated into stunting 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

Try-Outs

When: Friday and Saturday, April 4th and 5th, 2014
Time: Females: April 4: 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm, April 5: 10:00 am until team is chosen
Males: April 4: 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm, April 5: 10:00 am until team is chosen
Where: Dee Glenn Smith Spectrum (850 N 800 E)
Registration Fee: $25.00 (cash or check)
What To Wear: Female: Solid colored cheer/fitted shorts with spandex bikers underneath, fitted, black tank top/t-shirt, & cheer shoes.
Males: Gym shorts, t-shirt and tennis shoes
What To Expect: Friday, April 4, 2014: 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 sideline (hip-hop) dance, a pom routine, and sideline cheers.
      • Judges will evaluate timing, rhythm, coordination, showmanship, execution, proper body placement, precision, and memory & poise under pressure.
    • You will be judged on the execution of running passes & standing tumbling of your choice. (See minimum requirements below)
    • Partner stunting will be judged on ability, technique, safety, execution, flexibility, difficulty, and tight form.
  • Males:
    • You DO NOT need to prepare any of your own material.
    • You will be taught & judged on a game action sideline cheer
        Judges will evaluate your appearance (USU image), poise under pressure, showmanship, & enthusiasm.
    • Running passes & standing tumbling are not mandatory but encouraged.
    • Partner stunting will be judged on ability, technique, confidence, safety, execution, flexibility, difficulty, strength, and coordination.
  • A series of cuts will be made throughout the auditions. Those participants that are not cut Friday will be invited back for the final audition on Saturday, April 5th at 10:00 am.
  • Saturday, April 5: You will be judged on all the material that you learned and performed on Friday, April 4. Partner stunting, gymnastics and possible basket tosses will be judged. 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) - potential will be considered Optional advanced Stunts - Heel Stretch, Arabesque, Cupie, Full Downs
  • Dance ability- Timing, rhythm, coordination, precision and technique in a basic hip hop. (Routine will be taught at auditions)

Guys

  • Cheers & Rally: Showmanship, Appearance, Voice Quality
  • Tumbling: Standing Back Tuck preferred - Not required
  • Running Pass: As much as you can do – Not required
  • Partner Stunts: Toss to hands & Liberty (minimum) - potential will be considered Optional advanced Stunts - Heel Stretch, Arabesque, Cupie, Full Downs

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 online under Audition Application, pick one up in the Taggart Student Center (room 326), or call (435) 797-2912 and we can send you one. Auditions are closed to everyone except the participants, judges and those helping with the auditions.

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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.