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Tryout Requirements:

The USC Upstate spirit squad will be a hybrid team featuring both cheer and dance components.  There will be cheering, to help create an involved fan experience, and dancing to provide engaging entertainment. The cheer portion will focus on sidelines and crowd pleasers, while the dancing will be a combination of pom and hip-hop dance styles. A background in cheer and dance is required; strong hip-hop and pom skills preferred.

Exceptional cheer and dance skills are only the first of the criteria required to be on the team.  Members should be able to quickly learn and retain choreography and perform with style, accuracy, and energy.  Members will work in conjunction with the coach to develop choreography for the team, so choreography skills and creativity will be highly preferred.

The final portion of the judging is based on image and appearance; each member serves as a representative of the University of South Carolina Upstate and is constantly in the public eye. Because of this, members are expected to uphold a collegiate image that meets standards of physical fitness, presentation and personality.

April 19: 5:30 – 9 p.m.
April 20: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
April 21: Interviews

For complete information, visit  http://www.upstatespartans.com/sports/w-cheer/spiritprogram

Contact Coach Amanda Wallace at amanda.wallace1189@gmail.comor 803-804-4333 with questions or for more information.

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