Tryout Information

Mustang Cheer & Dance Tryout Information

Auditions for the 2014-15 season are held on a one-on-one or small group basis throughout the entire year before the deadline of May 1, 2014. Contact Mustang cheer & dance head coach Lindsey Christiansen at 712-274-5350 or by e-mail at christiansenl@morningside.edu to schedule your on-campus audition. Unable to come to campus for an audition? You can also send in a video submission of yourself demonstrating the requirements listed below.

For cheer squad tryouts, you will be asked to demonstrate the following during your on-campus audition:
1. Morningside Cheer: please watch the following video BEFORE you audition and come prepared knowing this cheer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4FB-2Zsjajk

2. Home Cheer: perform a cheer of your choice that you already know

3. Jumps: double/triple jump of choice
(Example of jumps will be available in video as well)

4. Splits: both right and left side

5. Dance: you will learn a short dance routine once you are at the audition

6. Tumbling Skills: considered “extra credit” and is not required to make squad, but is helpful

7. Stunting Experience: considered “extra credit” and is not required to make squad, but is helpful

*Video is available via email by contacting head coach Lindsay Huber

For dance team tryouts, you will be asked to demonstrate the following during your on-campus audition:
1. Splits: both right and left side

2. Leaps: right and left regular split leap, right and left side leap, disc (turning toe touch), and calypso (front leg fan kick, back leg in attitude)

3. Turns: pirouette turn (triple or quad), a la secondes (straight-leg fouettes or flies), and battement pirouette (inside turn holding leg towards face)

4. Dance: you will learn a short dance routine at the audition

5. Home dance routine: demonstrate a dance routine of your choice that you already know (these should be approximately one minute or more in length)

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