The UC Davis Spirit Squad's Cheer and Dance Teams are integral parts of the Athletics Department. The squad's main priorities are to support the Athletic Departments and the UC Davis student body through performances at athletic and community events. UC Davis Cheer and Dance Teams are currently non-scholarship students.
CHEER TEAM CLINICS & TRYOUT INFORMATION
2016-17 UC Davis Cheer Team Open Gyms
To be announced in January
2016-17 UC Davis Cheer Team Tryout Clinics
Tuesday, May 10th
Thursday, May 12th
Tuesday, May 17th
Thurday, May 19th
All UC Davis Cheer Team open gyms and clinics will be held in Lower Hickey Gym, Gymnastics Room from 7 - 10 p.m.
Tryout Clinics are STRONGLY encouraged for those wanting to make the UC Davis Cheer Team.
During the Tryout Clinics individuals will learn a cheer, one sideline, the UC Davis fight song, three jumps and any standing/running tumbling.
***TUMBLING REQUIREMENT***: Individuals must have a minimum Standing Back Handspring or must be working on a Standing Back Handspring with a light spot to be considered for the team.
If you are unable to attend the Cheer Tryout Clinics and Tryouts you can audition by DVD. Tryout by DVD requirements are listed below.
2016-17 UC Davis Cheer Team Tryouts
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2016
Doors open at 11 a.m. for registration
Location: Lower Hickey Gym, Gymnastics Room
- Shorts (blue or black)
- Tank or fitted shirt (white)
- Bow in hair
- Cheer/tennis Shoes
- Performance makeup
At auditions individuals will be judged on material learned at the Cheer Team Tryout Clinics. The stunt portion of the tryout will be held after all individual tryouts are completed.
Please contact Ernesto Perez, firstname.lastname@example.org
DANCE TEAM TRYOUT CLINICS & AUDITIONS
2016-2017 UC Davis Dance Team Clinics
Tuesday, May 10th 7-10 PM
Thursday, May 12th 7-10PM
Tuesday, May 17th 7-10PM
Thurday, May 19th 7-10PM
Hickey Dance Room - subject to change
Tryout Clinics are STRONGLY encouraged for those wanting to make the UC Davis Dance Team.
During the Tryout Clinics individuals will learn the UC Davis fight song, hip hop and jazz combinations as well an audition routine. Tryout Clinics will also cover basic across the floor progressions.
If you are unable to attend the Dance Team Tryout Clinics and Tryouts you can audition by DVD. Tryout by DVD requirements are listed below.
2016-2017 UC Davis Dance Team Tryouts
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Doors open at 8:30 a.m. for registration
Location Upper Hickey Gym, Main Gym
- Shorts/ dance pants / leggings
- Tank or fitted shirt
- Hair pulled back
- Performance makeup
Please contact Ernesto Perez, email@example.com or Dance Team Captain Tracy Carr, firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
At auditions individuals will be judged on material learned at the Tryout Clinics as well as across the floor technique and execution of routine and "Fight Song," learned at the Tryout Clinic. There will also be a short interview with the judges that will be added to an individual's score.
- Acceptance to the University of California, Davis
- Must have previous cheer, dance, and /or gymnastics team experience
- Tumbling is highly encouraged for Cheer Team
- Team members must carry a full course load and maintain a 2.0 GPA
- Positive Attitude
- Commitment and Dedication to the University and your team
- Cheer Team ONLY: Standing Back Handspring
HOW TO TRYOUT BY VIDEO
For potential members who do not live within driving distance of UC Davis to attend Cheer or Dance Teams Tryout Clinics and Auditions, we offer the option to submit a video of your skills. Please specify on your submission which team (Cheer or Dance) you are trying out for. Please demonstrate the following skills and/or techniques in your audition video.
- Video tryout submission for Cheer or Dance Team must be submitted in the following fashion:
A) Create a private You Tube video and email the link to: email@example.com.
B) Mail a DVD (postmarked by Wednesday, May 18, 2016) to the following address:
UC Davis Spirit Squad Advisor
Intercollegiate Athletics - 264 Hickey Gym
One Shields Ave.
Davis, CA 95616
You will receive a confirmation email when your You Tube video or DVD is received.
|Cheer Team Entry||Dance Team Entry|
|- A cheer for your school||- Performing general jazz technique|
|- Any sideline (repeated no more than 3 times)||- Triple pirouettes|
|- A fight song/dance||- Leg holds|
|- Any 3 jumps||- A la secondes/fouettes|
- Any standing/running tumbling skills.
|- Leaps - develope, center & switch|
|- If flyer, please include the following stunts:
Any 5 stunts starting from a Liberity or higher skilled with a dismount consisting of a full-down or more.
|- Special tricks or techniques|
|- If base, any 5 stunts consisting of a Liberity or higher skilled stunt.||- Two 1-minute routines (one jazz and one hip hop)|
For cheer team entries please make sure to highlight yourself in your video to ensure accurate judging. (ie. differentiate the your shirt color from the rest of the stunt group)
UC Davis Cheer Coach: Lindsay Lopez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
UC Davis Spirit Squad Advisor: Ernesto Perez (email@example.com)