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LSU Tiger Girls Auditions and Clinics
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Published: January 27, 2015, 12:00 AM (CT)
by LSUsports.net (@LSUsports), LSU Sports Interactive

2015-16 Tiger Girls Pre-Audition Clinics

To prepare for 2015-16 Tiger Girls Dance Team tryouts, LSU offers non-mandatory audition clinics in February and March. 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. 22, 2015
March 8, 2015
March 29, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Maravich Center - Women’s Basketball Practice Gym

2015-16 Tiger Girls Auditions/Tryouts

April 18-19, 2015 (details coming soon)

Applications and Forms must be submitted by April 15, 2015.

Anticipated Audition Itinerary

Day 1, Saturday April 18, 2015: Women’s Basketball Practice Facility
9 a.m. - doors open for registration
9:30 a.m. - stretch
10 a.m. - across the floor technique
- 1. Kicks (from the side view)
- 2. Leaps
- 3. Improv
- 4. Turns (turn to face the front)
- 5. Splits
11:30 a.m. - teach jazz combination
12:50 p.m. - announce technique cut & instructions for those continuing on
1-2:30 p.m. - LUNCH & OPEN PRACTICE
2:30 p.m. - audition jazz
- 1. Jazz Trick
- 2. Turning Skill
- 3. Flexibility Skill
4 p.m. - teach HH combination, review fight song (Pom), review skills
5:45 p.m. - announce jazz cut & instructions for those continuing on
6 p.m. - dismiss everyone

Day 2, Sunday, April 19, 2015: Women’s Basketball Practice Facility
8:45 a.m. - check in, draw new numbers, take pictures
9 a.m. - stretch
9:30 a.m. - audition HH & audition fight song (Pom). Below are not mandatory but we would like to see
- 1. Tumbling Skill
- 2. Upside-down Balancing Skill
- 3. Head Trick
- 4. Aerial
11:30 a.m. - LUNCH & OPEN PRACTICE
1 p.m. - announce HH & Pom cut
1-3 p.m. - dancers perform Jazz, HH, and Fightsong (Pom) with skills
- call-backs if needed
- interviews with each dancer before final cut
3 p.m. - Team Squad Announcement & Meeting

Tryout Expectations

Technique:

  • A la seconde/fouettes sequence
  • Quadruple pirouette
  • Basic leaps
  • Leg spins
  • Right, left, and center splits
  • An individual signature skill

Tricks/Skills:

  • Headspring
  • Kip Up
  • Headstand
  • Side aerial
  • Tumbling (Front walkover, back walkover)
  • An individual signature trick

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.

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 LSU.edu):

  • 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.

Visit www.lsu.edu/admissions for more details.

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.

 

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