Cheer, dance tryout dates set
Monday, April 16, 2012
Cheer, dance tryout dates set

LEBANON, Tenn. – Tryouts for the 2012-13 Cumberland University cheerleading and dance squads will be held April 20-21 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus. A clinic will take place on Friday, April 20 from 5-8 p.m. and tryouts will be held Saturday, April 21 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Minimum skills required include ability to lead a crowd, appearance and poise, spirit and enthusiasm, coordination and rhythm, motions/technique/Jumps, partner stunts, tumbling and chants. Interested individuals must bring $10 cash or a money order payable to Cumberland University Cheer Program to the tryout. No personal checks please; only money order and cash will be taken.

All returning cheerleaders must tryout again each year. Approximately 12 spots are available, including male and female, and alternates may be appointed. Scholarship money is available for cheerleaders, though not everyone on the squad will receive aid.

For the dance team, 10 spots are available. Minimum required technique includes triple pirouettes working towards quads, high battements/kicks, Fouttee/A La Seconde turns, turning calypso leap, Grande Jete, coupe turns and other leaps and jumps. Please bring a routine that consists of eight counts each of pom, hip-hop and jazz that will be performed during the tryout.

Those interested must currently be a Cumberland University student or have received a letter of acceptance from the CU Admissions department. Cheer and Dance Tryout applications and medical release forms may be found at www.gocumberlandathletics.com A list of frequently asked questions may also be found at the end of the application document.

Please contact Cumberland cheer coach Ruth Currie at [email protected] or call 615/305-6781 for more information.