LEBANON, Tenn. – Tryouts for the 2016-17 Cumberland University cheerleading and dance squads will be held April 22-23 at the Dallas Floyd Recreation Center on the CU campus. A clinic will take place on Friday, April 22 from 4-8 p.m. and tryouts will be held Saturday, April 23 from 9-11 a.m.
Minimum skills required for cheerleaders include ability to lead a crowd, appearance and poise, spirit and enthusiasm, coordination and rhythm, motions/technique/jumps, partner stunts, tumbling and chants. Dance squad members who tryout must bring 16 counts of jazz-hip hop and demonstrate leaps, kicks and splits.
Interested individuals must bring $10 cash to the tryout. No personal checks please; only cash will be taken.
All returning cheerleaders must tryout again each year. Approximately 16-20 spots are available for cheer and eight spots for dance, including male and female, and alternates may be appointed. Scholarship money is available for all team members, though not everyone on the squad will receive aid.
Those interested must currently be a Cumberland University student or have received a letter of acceptance from the CU Admissions department.
Please contact Cumberland cheer coach Ruth Currie at [email protected] or call 615/305-6781 for more information.