2016-17 Tryout Information

Dates: April 22 - 24, 2016

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 24
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 25
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 26
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?
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. Each video must include the dancer performing all of the skills listed above. A link to a video will be sent out so each dancer can learn the tryout routines which must also be included in the video. Specific guidelines as to what should be included in the video, acceptable video format and deadlines will be posted at a later date. Please check our website for further instructions! Late videos/incomplete videos will not accepted!


Penn State Lionettes Dance Team


Nicole Berezo

Amanda Soukoulis

Najah Brown

Rebecca Evans

Katherine Ching

Patricia De Tomas-Medina

Angela Connors

Amy Doering

Carolyn Duffett

Jackie Ferre

Madison Fox

Maggie Crombie

Alexa Gambuti

Ashlee Fisher

Jennifer Long

Riley Majiros

Yahna McPherson

Madeline Raccio

Gabriella Redaelli

Veronica Rossi

Leigh Sabinsky

Katie Shearin

Hayley Simpson

Jessica Spellman


Congratulations to the newly selected 2015-2016 Lionettes Dance Team. Please meet on Monday, April 27, 2015 at 5:30pm in room 113 White Building. If you do not currently attend PENN STATE, University Park, attendance at this meeting is not mandatory.


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