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All prospective dancers must register prior to tryouts by completing a Rally Cat tryout application form (see below) and e-mailing it to the Spirit Squad Coordinator by Thursday, April 24, 2014.

Rally Cat Tryout Application

Friday, April 25: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, April 26: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday, April 27: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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.

Two Routines (will be taught to you at tryouts)
• POM: Looking for sharpness, motion placement and spirit.
• JAZZ/HIP HOP COMBINATION: Looking for style/presentation, technical skills and confidence.

Jazz Technical Skills
• Double and Triple Pirouettes, *Quad Encouraged*
• Fouette Turns
• Toe-Touch
• Right and Left Jetes
• Switch Leap
• Leap in Seconde
• Switch Seconde
• Barrell Leap
• Splits (Right, Left and Center)
• Leg Extensions (Right and Left)
• High Kicks
• Leap & Turn Combination (Your Choice)
• Turning Disk

Tryout Process:
Friday: Instructional clinic - Pom and Jazz/Hip Hop dances will be taught.  Technical skills and tryout process will be reviewed.
Saturday: FIRST CUT - Based on Technical Skills and Tiger Rag. Following the first cut, open gym time will be given for final cut preparation.
Sunday: FINAL CUT - Based on Technical Skills, Tiger Rag, Jazz/Hip Hop Combination. 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 (see below)
• Water Bottle

Medical Release Form

Tryout Attire:
• Black dance pants or dance shorts
• Dance sneakers or jazz shoes
• Crop/midriff top needs to be worn each day
• Saturday and Sunday Tryouts - TOP needs to be Clemson colors (orange, white or purple)
• Game day hair and make up each day

Questions regarding score sheet, attire and technical skills, please contact Rally Cat Coach Katie Horton at

Questions regarding registration for tryouts and what to bring, please contact Spirit Squad Coordinator Tori Palmer at

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