2012-2013 TRYOUT INFORMATION
(Last updated on 5/21/12. Dates, times, locations subject to change please check back often.)
2012-2013 Cheer and Dance Team auditions are closed. 2013-2014 auditons will be held in the Spring of 2013.
The UC Davis Spirit Squad's Cheer and Dance Teams are integral parts of the Athletic Department. The squad's main priorities are to support the Athletic Department and the UC Davis student body through performances at athletic and community events. UC Davis Cheer and Dance Teams are currently non-scholarship students.
To participate in the clinics & auditions please complete & bring with you the Liability Waiver & Candidate Application.
Download the 2013-14, click Liability Waiver
Download the 2013-14, click Candidate Application
CHEER & DANCE TEAM TRYOUT CLINICS INFORMATION
CHEER TEAM TRYOUT CLINICS & AUDITIONS (information, dates and times are subject to change, please check back often)
The 2013-2014 UC Davis Cheer Team Tryout Clinics will be held on:
All UC Davis Cheer Team clinics
will be held in Lower Hickey Gym, Gymnastics Room
Tryout Clinics are STRONGLY encouraged for those wanting to make the Cheer Team.
During the Tryout Clinics individuals will learn a cheer, one sideline, the UC Davis fight song, three jumps and any standing/running tumbling. ***TUMBLING REQUIREMENT: Individuals must have a minimum Standing Back Handspring or must be working on a Standing Back Handspring with a light spot to be considered for the team.***
If you are unable to attend the Cheer Tryout Clinics and Tryouts you can send in a Tryout by DVD. Tryout by DVD requirements are listed further down below on this page.
The 2013-2014 UC Davis Cheer Team Tryouts will be held on:
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration
Lower Hickey Gym, Gymnastics Room
Shorts (blue or black)
Tank or fitted shirt (white)
Bow in hair
At Auditions individuals will be judged on material learned at the Cheer Team Tryout Clinics. The stunt portion of the Tryout will be held after all individual Tryouts are completed.
DANCE TEAM TRYOUT CLINICS & AUDITIONS (information, dates and times are subject to change, please check back often)
The 2013-2014 UC Davis Dance Team Clinics will be held on:
All UC Davis Dance Team clinics
will be held in Upper Hickey Gym, Main Gym
Tryout Clinics are STRONGLY encouraged for those wanting to make the UC Davis Dance Team.
During the Tryout Clinics individuals will learn the UC Davis fight song, hip hop and jazz combinations as well an audition routine. Tryout Clinics will also cover basic across the floor progressions.
If you are unable to attend the Dance Team Tryout Clinics and Tryouts you can send in a Tryout by DVD. Tryout by DVD requirements are listed further down below on this page.
The 2013-2014 UC Davis Dance Team Tryouts will be held on:
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration
Location Upper Hickey Gym, Main Gym
Shorts/ dance pants / leggings
Tank or fitted shirt
Hair pulled back
At Auditions individuals will be judged on material learned at the Tryout Clinics as well as across the floor technique and execution of routine and fight song learned at the Tryout Clinic. There will also be a short interview with the judges that will be added to an individual's score.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CHEER AND DANCE TEAMS
- Acceptance to the University of California, Davis
- Must have previous cheer, dance, and /or gymnastics team experience
- Tumbling is highly encouraged for Cheer Team
- Team members must carry a full course load and maintain a 2.0 GPA
- Positive Attitude
- Commitment and Dedication to the University and your team
Cheer Team ONLY: Standing Back Handspring
HOW TO TRYOUT BY DVD
For potential members who do not live within driving distance of UC Davis to attend Cheer or Dance Teams Tryout Clinics and Tryout, we offer the option to submit a DVD video of your skills. Please specify on your submission which team (Cheer or Dance) you are trying out for.
Cheer Team Entry - Please include:
- A cheer
for your school
- Any sideline (repeated no more than 3 times)
- A fight song/dance
- Any 3 jumps
- Any standing/running tumbling skills. ***Must perform a minimum Standing Back Handspring***
- Please include the following stunts. If flyer, any 5 stunts starting from a Liberity or higher skilled with a dismount consisting of a full-down or more. If a base, any 5 stunts consisting of a Liberity or higher skilled stunt. Please make sure to highlight yourself in your video to ensure accurate judging.
Dance Team Entry - Please include:
- Performing general jazz technique
- Triple pirouettes
- Leg holds
- A la secondes/fouettes
- Leaps - develope, center & switch
- Special tricks or techniques
- Two 1-minute routines (one jazz and one hip hop)
Please send Tryout DVD to...
Steffi Brikovich/ UC Davis Spirit Squad Advisor
Intercollegiate Athletics - 264 Hickey Gym
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
UC Davis Cheer Coaches: Heather LeGette (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UC Davis Spirit Squad Advisor: Steffi Brikovich (email@example.com)