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2017-18 Tryout Information


Friday April 28th:
  • 126 White Building
  • 5:00pm - 6:00pm Registration
  • 6:00pm - 10:00pm First Cuts
Saturday April 29th:
  • 113 White Building
  • 11:30am - 4:00pm Second Cuts
Sunday April 30th:
  • 105 White Building
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm 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 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. 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 28th - 30th, 2017

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
  • *Aerial, head spring and other tumbling skills recommended but not required
What to Bring
  • *See above Tryout Policy
  • Appropriate dance attire and jazz shoes
Try Out Weekend Schedule
(Tentative schedule subject to change)

Friday, April 28th
  • 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 29th
  • 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 30th
  • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 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 jab5012@psu.edu NO LATER than March 24th, 2017. Please provide the following information in your email:
  • Full Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Year in school for the 2017-2018 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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