Oregon State University Cheerleading & Dance Tryouts

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Info Letter for 2014 (docx) (pdf)

A waiver MUST be completely filled out to participate in any event, clinic, practice or tryout. If you are under 18, your legal guardian MUST sign the waiver. Waiver Practices, Clinics & Tryouts


Tryout Informational Meeting, Friday, April 4th 2014- Truax Indoor Center (5:00-6:00 PM); Followed by a Stunt Clinic (6:00-8:00 PM). This is an opportunity to find out about the tryout process at OSU.


College Prep Camp, Sunday, April 6th, 2014- Truax Indoor Center (1:00-5:00 PM). (flyer)
Instruction is offered by the current OSU coaches and members in addition to alumni members and NBA & NFL Cheerleaders.


Stunt Clinics, Fridays, April 11th & 18th 2014- Truax Indoor Center (5:30-7:30 PM)
Free Open Stunt Clinics will be available each spring. Instruction does NOT occur during these clinics. It is a time to get together with others interested in the team and work on skills.


CheerleadingTry-outs, Monday/Tuesday, April 21st & 22nd, 2014- Gill Coliseum (5:00-11:00 PM) Cheerleading Tryouts take place each Spring. There is a non-refundable $35 tryout fee.


Dance Tryouts, Wednesday/Thursday, April 23rd & 24th, 2014- Gill Coliseum (5:00-11:00 PM) Dance Tryouts take place each Spring. There is a non-refundable $35 tryout fee.

Check out the Events Page to help prepare for tryouts.

Cheerleading and Dance Tryouts will be held separately. You must fill out an application (combined Cheer and Dance application form) and a waiver.

Click here to see the details of the tryout process.


The information below explains the program in detail.


Team Structure

Oregon State University offers two sideline teams; Cheerleaders and Dancers.    

Requirements for BOTH teams:

  • Excellent Dance Ability (women only)
  • Excellent Showmanship
  • Excellent Physical Fitness
  • You must be accepted to Oregon State University by the time of try-outs (student ID required)

Requirements for CHEERLEADERS:

  • Standing back-hand-spring (required for women)
  • Standing back-tuck (preferred)
  • Stunt Ability (We focus mainly on the height of your toss.)
  • *Not everyone will be able to stunt in “top” positions, due to safety concerns for the bases. The average flyer weighs less than 120 lbs.  All female cheerleaders stunt in “top” positions.   

Requirements for DANCERS:

  • Double pirouette
  • Calypso (preferred)
  • Split leap
  • Flexibility (full splits and high kicks)
  • Ability to execute pom, jazz, and hip hop dance choreography
  • Ability to pick up new dance material quickly

* If you do not have one of the required skills, you may be considered for an alternate position.


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