Audition for USU Eastern’s 2017-18 Spirit Squad

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Press Release

PRICE, Utah – The Utah State Eastern Spirit Squad will be having auditions for next year’s team this April.

Below is the information and schedule for the auditions for both the cheer and dance teams. Registration forms are located on the Spirit Squad team page on the Utah State Eastern Website or by clicking here.

Auditions for the Utah State Eastern Spirit Squad will be held April 7 and 8, 2017 for the Cheer Squad and April 22 for the Dance Team. Auditions are open to incoming freshman, transfer students and current Utah State Eastern students. A cumulative GPA of 2.0 minimum is required for eligibility to participate and must be maintained for membership. Members are required to be a full-time student and registered for at least 12 credit hours.

We are looking to select talented individuals that will best fit the USUE Spirit Squad program and represent USUE and its athletic department at a high standard. We will only consider individuals who are willing to work hard, take direction, and dedicate time and energy in building a successful program.

It is important to understand the amount of effort and time that is expected of members selected to be a part of the Spirit Squad. Each member will be required to attend every practice and all home games, including some away games. There will also be opportunities to serve and participate in community events. Being a member of the USUE Spirit Squad is a HUGE time commitment! Do not audition if you cannot commit your time and energy to this program.

Team Fees and Payments
Members selected will also be required to pay fees. Payment dates will be given once members are selected and must be paid in full by the start of fall semester. Scholarships will be given to those individuals that qualify.

Cheerleaders $350: Expenses will go towards equipment, clothing, camp, pictures, and outside choreography.
Dancers $650: Expenses will go towards equipment, clothing, costuming, camp, pictures, rental fees, outside choreography and much more.

Auditions
Both the Cheer Team and Dance Team auditions are closed to everyone except participants, judges, and those asked to help with the auditions. All judging decisions are final.

Cheer Team Auditions
When: April 7th and 8th
Time:
  • Clinic April 7th at 5:00pm-8:00pm
  •           Clinic April 8th at 9:00am-12:00pm
  •           Tryouts April 8th at 1:00pm
Location: Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center Gymnasium

What to Bring:

  • Registration Form
  • $25 Audition Fee (non-refundable) Copy of Insurance card
  • Headshot (will not be returned)

What to Wear:

  • Females: Cheerleading shorts or bikers and form fitted tank top or sports bra. NO dance pants, sweats, loose clothing or jewelry. Tennis shoes or cheerleading shoes must be worn the entire time. Please wear hair half up and curled. Come performance ready.
  • Males: Gym shorts and solid tee shirt. Colored tees are welcome but no graphics or prints. Tennis shoes must be worn at all times. Please come clean shaven.
What to Expect:
Participants will learn and be judged on side line cheers, stunting abilities, jump series, along with running and standing tumbling passes of your choice. Female cheerleaders will also learn a short dance routine and will be judged on their basic dance technique. Each male cheerleader may be required to learn sections of the dance as well.

Participants will be judged on timing, rhythm, coordination, showmanship, confidence, strength and proper execution in all skills. We are looking for cheerleaders that will capture the USUE Cheer Team style. Participants may be asked on the spot to perform certain skills. Be prepared for a possible interview.

Dance Team Auditions
When: April 22
Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Bunnell-Dmitrich Athletic Center Dance Room
What to Bring:
  • Registration Form
  • $25 Audition Fee (non-refundable) Copy of Insurance card
  • Headshot (will not be returned)
What to Wear:
Dance attire (pants, bikers, dance tops), appropriate dance shoes (tennis shoes for hip hop), no jewelry, come performance ready with hair half up and curled.

What to Expect:
Participants will learn two different style combos – hip hop and a technical jazz. Across the floor technique combinations and sideline cheers will also be taught.

Participants will be judged on choreography execution, technical abilities, confidence, performance and stage presence. We are looking for dancers that will capture the USUE Dance Team style. Participants may be asked on the spot to perform certain skills. Be prepared for a possible interview.

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