2016 Spring Tryout Announced
March 21, 2016

Tryout Information

April 10:
8-11am - DANCE check-in & turn in forms, evaluate technique/learn choreography
1-5pm - DANCE choreography, advanced technique, Final Tryout

9-11am - CHEER check-in and turn in forms, learn tryout material, evaluate tumbling
1-5pm - CHEER material review, interview, Final Tryout

1-3pm - MASCOT check-in & turn in forms, material, Mascot skit

Location: Varsity Gym in Reynolds

Dress Attire:
Dance - Wear solid colors and form-fitted attire (e.g. tank top, sports bra, capris, leggings, spandex shorts). Dance shoes required. Performance hair (can be ponytail or partially pulled back) and makeup required for all days.
Cheer - Wear Black, Gold and/or White (tshirt, shorts). Can be Wake-specific but not a cheer or dance shirt. No tank-tops or spandex.

Tryout Requirements:

Cheer
• Stunts
o Coed - Toss hands and press extension
o Small Coed - Stretch or Arabesque (recommended)
 Flyers should show elite flexibility
 Bases should show strength and control
• Tumbling (will be evaluated on a non-spring floor)
o Standing backhandspring or back tuck
o Jump(s) to backhandspring or back tuck
o Running tumbling pass consisting of a round off handspring or better.
 Tumbling is highly recommended but not required
• Band cheer taught at tryouts (Fight song)
• Brief interview

Dance
• Technique
o Combinations (across the floor)
o Basic leaps and turns
o Jazz combinations
 Should show elite flexibility
 Should show strength and control
• Pom Technique/Cheers
o Strong motions and proper placement
• Band cheer taught at tryouts (Pom dances and Fight song)
• Brief interview

 

 

Mascot
• Work with our current mascots and mascot coach who will get you into costume and show you how to perform as a mascot.
• You will be asked to create and perform a skit.
• Brief interview

Eligibility to Tryout:
In order to participate in tryouts you MUST:
• Have been accepted to Wake Forest University and/or be a full-time Wake Forest University student. Incoming freshmen/transfers MUST present a copy of their acceptance letter at check-in.
• Bring the completed Medical/Tryout Information packet on the FIRST DAY of tryouts. See the Sports Med link for required documents: http://www.wakeforestsports.com/sportsmedicine/forms.html

Packet includes:
1. Student-Athlete Health Information Form
2. Initial Athletic Health History Form
3. Student Health Services Release of Information
4. Sickle Cell Screening Form for First Time Athletes
5. Student Authorization for Disclosure of Information in Education Records (FERPA)
6. Copy of Medical Insurance Card (front/back)
7. Copy of Dental Insurance Card (front/back)
8. Copy of Vision Insurance Card (front/back)
9. Copy of Prescription Insurance Card (front/back)
Liability Waiver: A liability waiver MUST be signed during the check-in process. If you are under 18, your parent/guardian MUST sign the form also. .

General Information:
• Tryouts will be open to the public ONLY during the morning session. Sunday afternoon tryouts will be closed. Only those trying out will be allowed to enter the tryout facility.
• Tryout is NOT accepted via VIDEO. If you cannot make the Spring tryout, then you should contact the coaching staff and find out details about the Fall tryout.
• All decisions are final and up to the discretion of the coaching staff who will be evaluating each applicant.
• Please contact Spirit Coordinator - Bryan Hall at 336-758-4902 or hallbj@wfu.edu OR Dance Coach - Jordan Snow at 336-758-4902 or snowjl@wfu.edu if you have any questions.

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