The Saint Louis University Department of Athletics is looking for YOU!  If you have an interest in cheering or dancing, an outgoing personality and are full of spirit, then register and try out for either our cheer or dance teams.  Members of each team are highly visible throughout the year and can be seen at men’s and women’s basketball games as well as other athletic events, campus programs and in the community.

The SLU cheer and dance teams will conduct fall tryouts October 1 and 2. SLU cheer and dance is comprised of both male and female team members (tumbling not required for male candidates) and the SLU dance team focuses on jazz, hip hop and pom-pom styles of dance. There is not a set number to be selected for either team but all team members are all well-rounded representatives for the department and Saint Louis University. Program benefits include:  scholarship opportunities, paid travel expenses for postseason tournaments, access to the nutrition fueling station, academic tutoring and much more!

Requirements for Cheer:

A performance of a fight song combination you will learn the Saturday of tryouts

Sideline cheers (about 5) 

Jumps

R&L Hurkie

R&L Hurdler

Toe-touch

Pike

Stunting

Fliers - single leg stunt in extension with full stunt group & toss to hands with co-eds 

Bases & backs - see above 

Tumbling

Minimum standing back handspring

Minimum running roundoff back handspring

Women’s attire: Black sports bra, black spandex shorts, white shoes, and a bow if you have one. Hair should be half up half down and presentable.

Men's attire: Black t-shirt, black shorts, and white shoes. 

Absolutely no jewelry both men and women!

Requirements for Dance:

A performance of a fight song combination you will learn the Saturday of tryouts

A short dance with time for improv at the beginning and end to showcase your personal style and abilities. 

Dance techniques

Triple pirouette (left and/or right)

Leaps (left/center/right)

Turns in second (at least 4 consecutive turns)

Women’s Attire: Solid color sports bra, black spandex shorts, jazz shoes, and tennis shoes. Hair must be down and presentable. Stud earrings are acceptable. 

Men's attire: Black t-shirt, black shorts, and tennis shoes. 

Tryouts will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Saturday and 9:00a.m. to noon on Sunday in the Chaifetz Arena Pavilion. Please be stretched and ready at the start times.

The following information is required to try out for either team:  a current physical (within six months), a copy of medical insurance card, and a completion of SLU's tryout medical documents. Participants can send these documents to Kara Cummins-Ludwigcumminske@slu.edu, no later than noon on September 30, 2016. For any additional questions please email: 

Dance: mbartle2@slu.edu

Cheer: moodydm@slu.edu