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2016-17 Tryout Information


Friday, April 22nd:
NEW TRYOUT LOCATION
5-6pm Registration, 6-9pm First Cuts
Penn State Blue Band Building (located near the intersection of Park Avenue and University Drive)

Saturday, April 23rd:
9am-1pm Second Cuts
Main gym in the WHITE BUILDING
Sunday, April 24th:
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Personal Interviews
(113 White Building)

*Participants who are invited back to this round will be interviewed by a panel of judges. Professional dress is recommended. We can't wait to see all of the talent there. Email Coach Julie Berardi at jab5012@psu.edu with any questions.

Lionettes Tryout Policy (for both in-person and video tryouts)

1. Have a signed and completed physical within 6 months of the date of tryouts
2. Show proof of a Sickle Cell Test (with a result)
3. Proof of current health insurance (please bring a photo copy of your card with group #)
4. Sign tryout waiver
5. Proof of acceptance to University Park Campus or if already a student at UP, copy of schedule for the upcoming year

Dates: April 22 - 24, 2016


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Physical Requirements
At tryouts, each dancer will be required to perform:

Leg hold
Double Toe-touch
Calypso Leap
Side Leap
Switch Leap
Double and Triple turns (Quad or more if able)
A la seconde turns
Skill of your choice
Jazz Routine
Hip Hop Routine
Pom/Kickline Routine

What to Bring
Academic Transcript
If a high school senior or transfer student, Penn State Acceptance Letter to University Park Campus for fall 2014
Appropriate dance attire and jazz shoes, proof of a physical within the past 6 months.

Try Out Weekend Schedule
(Tentative schedule subject to change)

Friday, April 22
5:00-6:00 p.m. Registration (White Building)
6:00-6:30 p.m. Informational Meeting (126 White Building)
6:30-8:30 p.m. First Clinic
8:30-10:00 p.m. First Round Eliminations
*Participants will learn three routines, review skills, and be evaluated on their performance.

Saturday, April 23
11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration and warm-up (106 White Building)
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Second Round Eliminations (113 White Building)
*Participants who are invited back to second round eliminations will be evaluated on routines and skills learned during Friday evening's clinic.

Sunday, April 24
9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Personal Interviews (113 White Building)
*Participants who are invited back to this round will be interviewed by a panel of judges. Professional dress is recommended.

Unable to attend tryouts?
Unable to attend tryouts? We are now offering a video tryout as an alternative way to audition for the Lionettes Dance Team for those aspiring members who are unable to attend the selected tryout date. If you have a conflict with the tryout dates and would like to audition via video, please email Coach Julie Berardi at jab5012@psu.edu NO LATER than March 21st, 2016. Please provide the following information in your email:

Full Name

Date of Birth

Year in school for the 2016-2017 school year

Best email to send tryout videos to

Phone Number

You will then receive an email with specific instructions on what material needs to be submitted, how to submit videos and all deadlines. Please make sure you adhere to all deadlines as late entries will not be considered.


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