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2018-19 Tryout Information

(Times and Locations are subject to change. Please check back for a finalized schedule in January 2018)

Friday April 13th:
  • 126 White Building
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Registration
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm First Cuts
Saturday April 14th:
  • 113 White Building
  • 11:30am - 4:00pm Second Cuts
Sunday April 15th:
  • 105 White Building
  • 10:00am - 1:00pm Personal Interviews*
*Participants who are invited back to this round will be interviewed by a panel of judges including Coach Julie Berardi. Professional dress is required.

Email Coach Julie Berardi at 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 (no specific physical form is provided by Penn State. Any physical form provided by and signed by your doctor will be accepted)
  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. Fill out tryout application and sign waiver here
  5. Proof of acceptance to University Park Campus or if already a student at UP, copy of schedule for the upcoming year
Dates April 13th - 15th, 2018

Physical Requirements

At tryouts, each dancer will be required to perform:
  • Leg Extensions (right and left)
  • Toe-touch
  • Calypso Leap
  • Side Leap
  • Switch Leap
  • Triple and Quad turns (Quint or more if able)
  • A la seconde turns
  • Skill of your choice
  • Jazz Routine
  • Hip Hop Routine
  • Pom/Kickline Routine
  • *Aerial, head spring and other tumbling skills strongly recommended but not required
What to Bring
  • *See above Tryout Policy
  • Appropriate dance attire and jazz shoes (No half tops/crop tops necessary! Fitted tank top and shorts/leggings recommended)
Try Out Weekend Schedule
(Tentative schedule subject to change)

Friday, April 13th
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Registration (126 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 14th
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration and warm-up (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 15th
  • 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Personal Interviews (105 White Building)
  • *Participants who are invited back to this round will be interviewed by a panel of judges. Professional dress is required.
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 NO LATER than March 31st, 2018. Please provide the following information in your email:
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Year in school for the 2018-2019 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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