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 Vanderbilt Cheerleading & Dance Team Tryouts

***Tryout material IS POSTED BELOW ***

Tryout steps

  1. Send in all required paperwork/payment (email or mail) DUE MAY 9
    • You must turn in the following items in order to participate in the optional clinics and tryouts.
      • Proof of physical within the last 12 months. Physical must include date and physician signature.
      • Signed and completed Vanderbilt Tryout Release of Liability
      • Copy of medical insurance card (front and back)
      • A 5 X 7 or larger head shot in color
      • All incoming freshman and Transfer students must submit a copy of unconditional acceptance letter of admittance to Vanderbilt University or Belmont/Lipscomb University (for Dance Team ONLY
        • If you are waitlisted, please provide that documentation (all waitlist candidates who make the team are conditionally accepted pending admissions decision)
      • Most recent transcript (High School or College)
      • Completed Tryout Application
      • $35 tryout fee
  2. Attend one mandatory online information session
  3. Sign up for an online tryout slot!

Overview of conference call portion

  • All candidates should pre-select/schedule a safe environment that is conducive for the skills and choreography performed for tryouts.
  • Be sure to check your video frame to ensure judges have a clear view.
  • Double/triple check WiFi connection!
  • Cheer
    • Interview portion
    • Standing/running tumbling
    • Tryout sideline
    • Fight Song
  • Dance
    • Interview portion
    • Technique section
    • Fight song
    • Tryout Dance

Overview of supplemental video (REQUIRED FOR NEW CANDIDATES FOR CHEER) – DUE MAY 9

  • All rookie cheer team candidates need to send a separate video that contains footage of their stunting abilities. Please identify which position you are prior to the skills.

Tryout Material


Dance Team

Tryout Music

Dynamite (Fight Song

Dance Team Specific

Technique songs

Tryout Dance

Tryout Information

Cheerleading Team

Dance Team

Mr. Commodore

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)