SPIRIT TEAM INFORMATION

Spirit Team Head Coach: Tori Ung
Email: uakroncheer@gmail.com

Dance Coach: Lauren Hesley
Email: uakrondance@gmail.com

2016-17 Cheer Team Tryouts

Day 1 Tryout: Saturday, April 30, 2016 | Noon to 5 p.m.
Day 2 Tryout: Sunday, May 1, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


2016-17 Pre-Tryout Workshops
Saturday, April 9, 2016 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 16, 2016 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Spring 2016 Tryout Information
Pre-Tryout Workshop Registration Form
* Cheer Tryout Registration Form
^ Medical Release Form

*To be completed and emailed to: uakroncheer@gmail.com
^Must be signed by a parent (if under 18) and brought to tryouts


Schedule

Day 1 Tryout Schedule | Saturday, April 30, 2016

  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. – Registration, Warm Up, Stretch
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. – Tumbling warm up and evaluation
  • 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. – Stunting workshop and evaluation
  • 3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. – Chant & Fight Song critique and evaluation
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. – First Cuts
  • 4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Prepare for Sunday | Sign up for interview time slot

Day 2 Tryout Schedule | Sunday, May 1, 2016

  • 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. – Individual interviews
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. – Stunt Warm Up
  • 1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. – Group Tryouts
  • 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Final Cuts
  • 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. – New 2016-17 UA Cheerleading Information Meeting

What to Bring or Prepare for Tryouts:

What to Wear both days:

  • Females
    • Black Sports Bra
    • Black Shorts
    • Cheer Shoes
    • Hair half up-half down with a White Bow, preferably curled
    • Game Day Ready Makeup
  • Males
    • Black Shirt
    • Black Shorts
    • Athletic Shoes
    • Clean Cut appearance - interview ready

Requirements:

  • Females 
    • Strength and Endurance - We will test physical strength and endurance during tryouts. Ensure that you are in your optimal health and can perform the preferred cheerleading skills both fresh and fatigued!
    • Standing Tumbling: Standing Tuck, Standing BHS Tuck
    • Running Tumbling: Round off BHS Tuck, Best Tumbling Pass
    • Coed: Toss Chair, Hands, Extension, Liberty
    • All-Girl:  Base or Fly Liberty and Liberty Variations
    • Strong Motion Technique & Crowd Leading Skills
    • Fit Athletic Appearance
    • *If requirements are not met, select cheerleaders may be asked to participate on a JV squad.
  • Males 
    • Strength and Endurance - We will test physical strength and endurance during tryouts. Ensure that you are in your optimal health and can perform the preferred cheerleading skills both fresh and fatigued!
    • Tumbling:  Best Standing/RUnning Pass
    • Toss Chair
    • Toss Hands - Extension
    • Toss Hands - Liberty
    • Strong Crowd Leading Skills
    • Fit Athletic Appearance
    • *If requirements are not met, select cheerleaders may be asked to participate on a JV squad.


Dance Team Tryouts

Saturday, April 23, 2016 | 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24, 2016 | 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Registration begins at 9 a.m.
James A. Rhodes Arena

 

Dance Team Tryout Form
Medical Release Form

 

What to Expect:
We are looking for well-rounded dancers who can perform all three styles of dance, including jazz, hip hop, and pom. During auditions, dancers will be scored on technique and individual style as well as appearance and crowd appeal. As a member of the spirit team, dancers should be able to engage with a crowd and be approachable with a positive attitude. As a member of the spirit team, dancers should be a respectable and upstanding representation of the University

What to Bring:

  • Dance Audition Form
  • Medical Release Form
  • 5x7 Headshot
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Proof of admittance to The University of Akron
  • 90 second solo of a style of your choice
  • Music on an iPod
  • $25 audition fee (cash only please)
  • Nice outfit for interviews (second day only)

What to Wear:

  • Dance style crop top
  • Blck shorts
  • Jazz Shoes & Tennis Shoes
  • Hip hop style pants
  • Hair curled
  • Makeup game day ready
  • Tights

Requirements:

  • Triple/quad
  • fouette a la second
  • calypso
  • Right, Left and Center Leaps (switch leaps are a plus)
  • Any Hip Hop Skills are a plus (Head springs, kip ups, aerials)
  • Pom Motion Strength
  • Crowd Appeal

General Information:
Auditions are closed to the public. All judges are experienced and professional dancers from around the area. If you make the team, please note that we be practicing and competing of winter break. Member may be given only 4-5 days for break. Also summer workouts and practice and camp will be mandatory.

** All forms located above.
**Can't attend? Video auditions are allowed on a case by case basis. Email uakrondance@gmail.com

 

Pre-Audition Clinics^
Sunday, April 10, 2016 | Noon to 3 p.m.
Sunday, April 17, 2016 | Noon to 3 p.m.
Central Hower High School
$15 each (cash only)


^ Open to high school juniors, seniors, and current UA students