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 Vanderbilt Cheerleading & Dance Team Spring Tryouts

Open Gyms/Workshops

Open gyms are casual opportunities to get more information and practice for tryouts.  Whether you have experience or are new to the sport, we recommend attending!

Wednesday, 4/25: 6-8pm (Rec Center Auxiliary Gym)


Mandatory Clinic: Friday, May 4th from 6 – 9pm (Rec Center Auxiliary Gym)

Tryouts: Saturday, May 5th at 8:30am (Rec Center Auxiliary Gym)

For more information please contact or call 615-343-2760

Required Documents

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 of card)
  • A 5 X 7 or larger head shot attached (not stapled).
  • All incoming Freshman and Transfer students must submit a copy of unconditional acceptance letter of admittance to Vanderbilt University or Belmont University (for Dance Team ONLY)
  • Most recent transcript (High School or College)
  • Completed Tryout Application.
  • $35 Non-Refundable application fee (check, cash or CC) 


  • “Game Ready” makeup includes light foundation, blush, eye liner, mascara (fake lashes are acceptable and encouraged for dance team) and lipstick.
  • For Cheer, hair should be pulled back away from the face.  Please keep bows no wider than 3 inches.
  • Please remember you are applying for a high profile position representing Vanderbilt University.
  • DO NOT wear anything during tryouts that features another school or university.
  • Tattoos should be covered at all times during the tryout weekend.
  • Please be aware that this is an important part of the selection process. You should be “game ready” at all times throughout the tryouts.
  • Ladies: We ask that you have game make-up on at all times and have your hair styled as if you were at a game with bows or ribbon in hair.
  • Cheerleading Candidates: Please wear athletic shorts, shoes and a black top.
  • Dance Team Candidates: Please wear black athletic shorts, black top and skin-colored tights.  Bring jazz shoes and tennis shoes.
  • Gentlemen: You must be clean shaven and have trimmed hair- No jewelry.

Tryout Information

Cheerleading Team

Dance Team

Mr. Commodore

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

We strongly recommend reviewing our Program Guidelines prior to tryouts or before accepting a position on the team!