Tryout Requirements



2023 -2024 BGSU Dance Team Tryouts
*Download the BGSU Dance Team Tryout Packet for Specific Details

When: Saturday, April 13th, 2024

Time: 9:00AM-6:00PM (estimated end time) *Registration Begins @ 8:00AM

Location: Eppler Dance Studio 222

Game Day Requirements (replacing "basic requirements")

- Fight Song

- Triple & Quad Pirouettes

- A La Seconde Turns & Turning Combinations with Directionals

-All tryout attendees MUST prepare their own 4-5 8 count combination turn section for tryouts

- Grand Jete, Side Leap, Calypso, Tilt Jump, Switch Leap, Toe Touch and Turning Disc

- Strong Motions & Movement

Please Note: Other technical skills and styles of dance will be done throughout the process

In order to be eligible for the BGSU Dance Team, athletes are expected to be full time students and in good academic standing with the University.

It is recommended to attend the tryout in person.

A video submission is ONLY needed if you are unable to attend the tryout date. Please contact Miranda Calhoun at to discuss your video submission prior to the due date that is listed below. 

Video Submission Requirements:

Due: By 5:00PM Wednesday, April 5th, 2022

Please put together the video in the following order of requirements:

  1. Head Shot
  2. Triple Pirouette Right & Left
  3. Quad Pirouette Right & Left
  4. A la seconde turns (1 8-count with a triple at the end) Right & Left Side
  5. Create a 4-5 8-count turn combination right side (with directionals)
  6. Grand Jete Right & Left Side
  7. Side Leap/Leap in Second Right & Left Side
  8. Calypso Right & Left Side
  9. Switch Leaps Right & Left Side
  10. Toe Touch
  11. Turning Disc
  12. Leap of Choice
  13. Jump of Choice
  14. Leg Extension/Hold and/or Tricks of Choice (Example: aerial, front aerial, head spring, front/back walkover)
  15. At least 8-10 8-counts of contemporary movement
  16. At least 8-10 8-counts of jazz movement
  17. At least 8-10 8-counts of hip hop or pom movement 

Please answer the following questions:

  1. Name & Where are you from?
  2. What is your dance background?
  3. Why do you want to be apart of the BGSU Dance Team?

Questions? If you have any questions, please contact Katrina Staup at

To stay up to date with any information regarding Pre-Tryout Clinics, Open Gym Practices, and General Information, please continue to follow the information on our social media pages.

For more information on how to send the video and other requirements please download the BGSU Dance Team Tryout Packet.


If you have any questions, please contact Miranda Calhoun at

BGSU Dance Team Tryout Packet

Dance Team Tryout Form

Liability Form

Physical Form

Concussion Acknowledgement

Updated: 02/22/2024 02:44PM