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LSU Tiger Girls Auditions and Clinics
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Published: March 30, 2016, 12:00 AM (CT)
by (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive


2016 Tiger Girls Auditions & Schedule

Mandatory Registration/Meeting: April 15, 8 p.m.
Dates: April 16-17 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.
Location: Women’s Practice Basketball Facility (located on the back side of the PMAC across from the new gymnastics facility).
Attire: Please wear BLACK dance top, black hot shorts, black hip hop pants. Jazz shoes and hip hop shoes. Hair game day ready (Curled) and game day make up. (No jewelry). Further details listed below.

Tryout Schedule:

Day 1, Friday April 15
5-7:30 p.m. - Clinic (not mandatory but participants will learn exact tryout material and be given some feedback for the next day). Videos of the material will be posted on our Facebook page on Friday during clinic.
8-9 p.m. - MANDATORY Tryout Meeting. Participants will go over rules and regulations of the spirit program as well as sign a wavier for tryouts and review schedule for next day.
- We will take photos for tryouts so please come game day ready!

Day 2, Saturday April 16
8-8:30 a.m. - Sign in/registration
8:30-8:50 a.m. - Group Stretch
8:50-9:30 a.m. - Review Across the floor/ Jazz Combo (dancers will learn this the day before at the clinic or on video if they are not attending clinic)
9:15 - Judges Arrive
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.- Audition Across the floor technique/ Jazz Combo
1. Leg/Jump Combo
2. Turn Combo
3. Jazz Combo
12-12:45 p.m.- Review/Learn HH
12:45-1 p.m. - Announce technique/Jazz cut & instructions for those continuing on.
1-2:15 p.m. - Lunch Break
2:15-2:30 p.m. - Open Practice
2:30-4 p.m. - Audition Hip Hop
1. HH Combo/ Improv
2. Tricks
3. Tumbling
4-4:45 p.m. - Review Pom Combo and Fight Song (dancers will learn this the day before at the clinic or on video if they are not attending clinic)
4:45 p.m. - Announce Hip Hop Cut & instructions for those continuing on.
4:45-6 p.m. - Audition Pom/GameDay
1. Fight Song
2. Pom Combo
3. Game Day Improv
6:15 p.m. - Announce Pom Cut and instructions for those moving on.

Day 3, Sunday, April 17
8-8:30 a.m. – Sign in/ Registration (judges arrive at 8:15)
8:30-10:30 a.m.- Interviews
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. - Final Round Auditions
1. Jazz Combo/ Improv
2. HH Combo/Improv
3. Pom Combos/Imrov
12:15-1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. - Call backs (if needed)
3:30-5:30 p.m. - Team Announced
1. Review TG guidelines & contract
2. Individual measurements for dancers
3. Team weigh-ins and body fat testing with nutritionist
4. Team and individual Goals/ Practice
5:45 p.m. - Team Dinner

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


Physical Appearance/Weight:
Must maintain tryout weight and appearance. Expected to uphold a lean and toned build.

We are looking for well-rounded dancers, who can do all three styles of dance including Jazz, Hip Hop, and Pom. The above technique and skills listed are guidelines for what is expected at tryouts. During your audition you will be scored on your technique and individual style as well as your athleticism in your tricks and skills. You will also be scored on your appearance and performance. You will be expected to maintain your tryout weight and appearance throughout the year. Being on the spirit team, you should be able to engage with the crowd and be an approachable representative for the University.

We are looking for girls who exemplify athleticism through their skill level, fitness, health, and work ethic. Our team is continuously in the public eye and is expected to set a good example for young girls by having a healthy, professional image.

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 accessory’s. 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.

General Information

All participants must be currently enrolled or have applied to the University. 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 an audit of grades to show GPA will be high enough to be accepted to LSU.

Freshman Admission Requirements

There are three factors that will be initially considered for admission to LSU (from

  • Incoming freshman must have at least a 3.0 academic gpa calculated from academic core courses.
  • Students must also have completed at least 18 units of college-preparatory courses.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of SAT score (critical reading and math) of 1030 or at least a composite ACT score of 22.

As the Flagship University of Louisiana, LSU does not offer any remedial courses; therefore, students must have an ACT English sub-score of at least 18 or an SAT critical reading score of at least 450. In order to be placed into college-level math, students must have an ACT math sub-score of at least 19 or an SAT math score of 460.

LSU does not require completion of the writing section on the ACT or SAT for general admission. However, students interested in being considered for admission to the LSU Honors College must submit writing scores.

Students not meeting the above requirements for automatic admission are still encouraged to apply. We can take other factors into account to predict your potential for success at LSU. Some of these factors may include: choice of degree program, rank in class, credit in advanced placement or honors courses, rigor of the high school curriculum, grade trends, extracurricular activities, and letters of recommendation. If you would like to appeal a decision, please contact our staff. We want to work with you to do everything possible to see you become part of the LSU family.

For further detailed information, please see the "Undergraduate Admissions & Student Aid" in the LSU General Catalog.

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General Tryout Information

All of the following required forms are due the Wednesday prior to tryouts:
1. LSU Spirit Squad Application (under Related Links)
2. Copy of admissions letter to LSU
3. Copy of insurance card
4. Walk-on Physician Clearance Form (under Related Links)
5. Pre-Participation Medical History Form (under Related Links)

IMPORTANT: Tiger Girl tryout application forms must be received by the Wednesday prior to the audition. 
Please mail to:
Pauline Zernott, Tiger Girl Auditions
LSU Athletics Administration Building
Baton Rouge, LA 70803

  • 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.
  • All portions of tryouts are closed to the public. Only applicants, coaching staff, and LSU athletic department staff will be allowed inside.
  • Evaluators will consist of the coaching staff, spirit coordinator, and professional dance instructors. The purpose of the tryout is to choose the best all-around representatives for LSU.
  • Generally, 18-22 dancers are chosen to make up the squad with the possibility of one or two alternates depending on the break in scores. At the end of the second day of auditions, numbers of the selected squad will be posted and new members are asked to remain for a brief meeting that will follow.

2016-17 Tiger Girls Pre-Audition Clinics

To prepare for 2016-17 Tiger Girls Dance Team tryouts, LSU will offer three non-mandatory audition clinics. By attending one or more of these clinics, you will learn exactly what to expect when trying out for Tiger Girls. It's also open to any high school student interested in trying out for a college dance team. Also open to current LSU students and transfer students.

Dates: Feb. 28, March 20 (1-4 p.m. CT); April 15 (5-8 p.m. CT).
Location: Maravich Center
Cost: $65 per session
Note: These are NOT mandatory in order to audition

About: Learn how to prepare for high school and college dance team tryouts from Tiger Girls coach Kandace Hale.
Register: Click here


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