The Ragin’ Jazz dance team currently consists of 20 dancers. Ragin’ Jazz attends UDA camp during the summer and competes for the UDA national title in Orlando, Fla., in January. The Ragin' Jazz perform at home football games, men and women’s basketball games, home volleyball games, pep rallies, alumni events, and various campus & community public appearances.
Tryouts for the 2016-17 are April 16-17, 2016.
2016 TRYOUT APPLICATION
Spring college prep clinic dates are February 19, March 18 & April 8, 2016. Visit ragincajuns.com for more info & registration form.
Eligibility requirements to try out for Ragin' Jazz:
- Must be a currently enrolled student at UL Lafayette, with a current semester GPA of 2.0 minimum; an official copy of your transcript is required.
- For incoming freshman or transfer students, must have applied to University and should be accepted prior to tryouts. A copy of acceptance letter is required. If you have applied, but have not received acceptance to the University prior to tryouts, please contact the spirit squad office.
- Must be a full time student in the fall and spring semesters, minimum of 12 hours each semester.
- Must be willing to establish and maintain high academic and social standards.
The Ragin’ Jazz competes for the national title in Division IA Dance and Hip Hop in January of each year at the Universal Dance Association's College Dance Team Championships.
Practices and Work Outs
Ragin’ Jazz practice and strengthening/conditioning sessions are held throughout the summer, fall semester, winter break and spring semester 3-4 times per week. Practices are held on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday afternoons, workouts scheduled for each semester.