2013-14 Zips Cheer & Dance Teams

First Row (dancers, l-r): Logan Jacklin, Angela Dosabato, Alex Latino, Osta Atchison (captain), Tia Zingale, Leah Howe (captain), Cortney Brown and Andi Henry.
Second Row (dancers, l-r): Dina Sevastos, Nicole Schmidt, Jeannie McBride, Dominique Heck, Lauren Bauman, Jaclyn Wloszek, Kiana Lyan and Ali Clement.
Third Row (cheerleaders, l-r): Tiasia Cockrell, Ali Ziegler and Kendal Baker.
Fourth Row (cheerleaders, l-r): Jill Swanson, Madison Moss, Dajia Reed and Mikayla Raff.
Fifth Row (cheerleaders, l-r): Brooke Fraley, John Andrews, Brooke Baughman, Jordon Jenkins, Shelby Garcea, Kyle Reese, Kaitlynn Stowe and Bryan Dyce.
Sixth Row (cheerleaders, l-r): Devin Dear, Kayla Griffin, Albert Kazim, Amanda Conner, Morgan Findley, Brooke Warner, Raul Pizarro, Taylor Kress (captain), Dan Molnar and Amy Kania.
Not Pictured: Paige Cugini, Katie Koehler, Kelly Swensen, Courtney Jacobs, Jeff Swensen (captain), Tim Patterson and Derrek Allis.


Spirit Team Head Coach: Tori Ung

Cheer Coach: Lauren Hesley



Dance Team Tryouts

Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Central Hower High School

8:00 a.m.-8:45 a.m. – Registration
9:00 a.m.- 9:30 a.m. – Stretch
9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. – Technique (barre, across the floor, jumps, leaps, turns)
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Learn dance #1 and perform

1st Cuts

3:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m. – Interview (Casual Dress)
4:45 p.m.-6:15 p.m. – Learn dance #2 and perform


6:45 p.m.-7:45 p.m. – Solos (30-45 seconds each)


8:00 p.m. – Final Decision

What to Bring:
  • Headshot
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Admittance letter to The University of Akron
  • Audition Form
  • 30-45 second solo of a style of their choice
  • Music on an iPod

What to Wear:

  • Black Shorts
  • Tan tights
  • Jazz Shoes & Tennis Shoes
  • Crop Top
  • Hair Down
  • Performance Makeup


  • Triple/quad
  • fouette a la second
  • calypso
  • Right,Left and Center Leaps (switch leaps are a plus)
  • Any Hip Hop Skills are a plus (Head springs, kip ups, ariels)
  • Motion Strength
  • Crowd Appeal
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