Ragin' Cajun Cheerleading Clinics & Tryout Information
If you are interested in becoming a member of our squad, read the tryout requirements below. If you have additional questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Tryouts for the 2017-18 season are April 21-23, 2017. Visit ragincajuns.com for tryout application.
College Prep clinics were held in February & March 2017. Check back in September for fall 2017 clinic dates.
Tryouts will be conducted in a clinic/judging format. Candidates will be evaluated on tumbling (running & standing), stunting, fight song & cheers, cheerleading & crowd leading ability & physical fitness/appearance. Judging will be done with the clinic atmosphere. When finalizing the team, candidates who are easy to work with & can be used with different partners are what we look for in candidates.
Also considered is if the candidate is coachable & can easily make corrections as well as gets along well with other members/candidates. It is important to understand that this is not your old team and these are not your old coaches. Be COACHABLE & ADAPTABLE.
Following is a list of requirements but does not guarantee a spot on the team:
- Heel stretch
- Elite Stunt Sequence (your most elite)
- Game Day Stunt Sequence (with transitional stunts)
- standing back handspring
- standing back tuck
- running pass (should include tuck or layout; fulls preferred)
- All females must have a minimum standing back handspring on court surface in order to tryout, however all of the females on our squad also have a standing back tuck
- Females: Wear form fitting athletic top/t-shirt and shorts. We are looking for a neat, collegiate, clean cut appearance. Wear hair & make up as you would on game day. Hair should be half up & half down with a ribbon. Make up should be worn and look natural, with color on your lips. NO JEWELRY at all, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings or any other piercings (nose, lip, belly, eye brow, etc). Our school colors are vermilion (red) & white, so please dress accordingly. Refrain from wearing any other University, high school or all-star attire. Any tattoos you may have should not be visible.
- Males: Wear a UL T-shirt and shorts. A neat, collegiate, clean cut appearance is expected so please be clean shaven. No facial hair and no piercings/jewelry allowed. Any tattoos you may have should not be visible.
There is no height/weight restriction, however fitness is an integral part of being a successful college cheerleader. College cheerleading is a rigorous activity that is physically demanding, requiring optimal fitness and endurance. As long as you are adaptable to stunt with several partners you will be considered. Coed stunt experience is essential. We are a full coed squad.
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Ragin’ Jazz dance team, email email@example.com. For more information about the Ragin’ Jazz, visit our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.
Clinics and tryouts for the 2017-2018 team have concluded. Please check back in September of 2017 for our fall clinic date and in January 2018 for spring clinic and 2018-19 audition dates. Typically auditions are held in April of each year and spring clinics in February & March.
Candidates will be evaluated on dance skills & technique, fight song (pom), jazz combo, hip hop combo, crowd leading ability & fitness/presentation. Finalists will go through interview process. In addition, each candidate should come prepared with 4-5 counts of 8 of your own choreography, adaptable to any music and should showcase your strongest abilities.
When finalizing our team, we are looking for candidates who are easy to work with, who possess a high
level of dance ability, who can easily make corrections, as well as candidates who will be the best ambassadors of Ragin’ Cajun Spirit. A strong foundation of dance training is essential.
The following is a list of requirements but does NOT guarantee a spot on the team.
Pirouettes (triple & quad), fouette’ & A la seconde turns, chaine & pique turns, grande jete, leaps in
second, switch leap, turning disc, calypso, firebird, right & left splits, fan kick, battements, leg hold
(some of these may be included in jazz & hip hop combination)
Cartwheel, front/back roll, kip up, headspring, front/back walkover, aerial cartwheel, backbend
It is highly recommended (but not required) for you to attend as many of our college prep clinics as possible for a complete understanding of the expectations and level of ability required to be a member of the team.
Once the first round evaluations are complete, there will be a cut made. Those who continue to the next round can expect to learn a routine consisting of jazz and hip hop choreography. In addition, each candidate will have an interview with student leaders on campus and/or University staff.
There is no height/weight restriction, however fitness is an integral part of being a successful college dancer. College dance team is a rigorous activity that is physically demanding, requiring optimal fitness and endurance.
We would like to see your game day appearance. We are looking for a neat, Collegiate appearance.
Wear vermilion (red), white, black or gray sports bra or dance crop top and black hot shorts or leggings. Bring jazz shoes and tennis shoes. Hair should be styled and worn down as you would on game day. Make up should be worn and natural, with color on your lips. NO JEWELRY, including necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings or any other piercings. Please refrain from wearing apparel from other schools or teams. Any tattoos you may have should not be visible.
Wear vermilion (red), white, black or gray t-shirt and athletic shorts. Bring jazz shoes and tennis shoes. A neat, well groomed collegiate appearance is expected so please be clean-shaven. No facial hair, piercings or jewelry. Any tattoos you have should not be visible.