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Kent State - Cheerleading Camps

Dance Tryouts

Location Kent, OH
Event Date(s) May 17, 2019
Grades College Freshman to College Senior
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Event Description



May 17th
*Video Submissions due May 17th by noon
Email video tryout to

Who: Any Incoming student to Kent State or any current Kent State Student
Time: 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $35
Itinerary for in person tryouts
*Arrive early to ensure paperwork is in order prior to check in with registration
4:00-5:00 Registration, Check- in and Warm-Up
5:00-5:45 Jazz Skill Work
5:45-6:30 Dance 1 (Jazz)
6:30-7:00 Fight Song
7:00-7:30 Dance 2 (Hip Hop)
7:30-8:00 Hip Hop Skill Work
8:00-8:30 Contemporary Combo
8:30-9:00 Pom Work and Special Skills (Tumbling)

Location: MACC Annex Building - 350 Midway Drive, Kent, Ohio 44242

What To Bring:

  1. COMPLETED tryout packet from the Kent State Athletic training site:
    ***You will Not be allowed to participate with out these forms filled out completely
  2. Water
  3. Snacks
  4. Jazz/turning shoes
  5. Tennis shoes
  6. Current headshot (Clear view of your face with current hair-color- does not have to be professional! The more accurate to what you look like on the day of tryouts the better!)

What to Wear:

  1. All Black
  2. Spandex shorts
  3. Sports bra
  4. Hair pulled back and out of face
  5. Game day/competition makeup

Skill Requirements to make the Kent State University Dance Program:

  1. Double and triple turn
  2. Second position turns
  3. Turning second leaps
  4. Regular leap
  5. Open leap
  6. Fire bird
  7. Switch leap
  8. Switch open
  9. Calypso
  10. Leg extensions
  11. Kip up
  12. Head kip
  13. Rubber bands
  14. Hip hop
  15. Pom
  16. Jazz
  17. Contemporary

Preferred Skills:

  1. Aerials
  2. Tumbling

Video Tryout Requirements

Attire is the same as listed above

  1. Performance of Skills listed above
  2. Jazz/contemporary performance
  3. Hip hop performance
  4. Cheerleading/Pom performance or video of Kent State Fight Song performance
  5. Attire is same as what is listed above
  6. Video submissions will not be accepted without online registration and payment

QUESTIONS? Email kentstdanceteam@gmail.com

All Kent State camps or clinics are open to any and all entrants (limited only by number, age, grade level and/or gender).