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Rally Cat Tryout Information
By: Clemson Athletics  
Release:  02/23/2015

All prospective dancers must register prior to tryouts by completing a Rally Cat tryout application packet and e-mailing it to Head Coach Summer Rayl by Wednesday, April 15, 2015.

When:
Friday, April 17: 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, April 18: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 19: 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where:
Jervey Gymnasium 

Who is Eligible:
Full-time students (12+ hours), graduate students and incoming freshmen (with proof of acceptance to Clemson)

Tryout Requirements:
Overall, must be a highly versatile dancer.

Three Routines (will be taught to you at tryouts)
Tiger Rag, Jazz Combination, Hip-Hop Combination

INDIVIDUAL SKILLS:

Jumps

  • Right/left/middle leaps
  • Switch jete
  • Switch center*
  • Turning disc
  • Switch tilt
  • Double toe-touch
  • Calypso
  • Leap combination of your choice

Turns

  • Double/triple
  • Quad*
  • Lateral/second turns
  • Leg hold turn
  • Turn combination of your choice

Other

  • Right/left/center splits
  • Front/side/back extensions
  • Aerial*
  • Headspring*

* - Not required, but encouraged for extra points.

TRYOUT PROCESS:

Friday:
Instructional clinic - Pom, Jazz and Hip-Hop dances will be taught. Technical skills and tryout process will be reviewed.

Saturday:
FIRST CUT - Based on Technical Skills and Tiger Rag. SECOND CUT - Based on Jazz and Hip-Hop Combination. Informal interviews to follow.

Sunday:
FINAL CUT - Based on Technical Skills, Tiger Rag, Jazz and Hip-Hop Combinations. Call backs will take place after all finalists have performed in small groups.

WHAT TO BRING:

  • Copy of a current physical (within 6 months)
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Copy of Sickle Cell Test Results *everyone*
  • Medical Release Form (in Application Packet)
  • Water Bottle

WHAT TO WEAR:

  • Crop, fitted dance top
  • Dance shorts or pants
  • Jazz/dance shoes
  • Sweatpants and tennis shoes for hip-hop portion
  • Final day - top should be a Clemson color
  • Hair down with "gameday makeup"

Please e-mail Head Coach Summer Rayl at srayl@clemson.edu with any questions regarding tryout information.



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