Spirit Teams Coordinator | Dance Coach: Lauren Hesley
Cheer Coach: Tim Siwicki
The University of Akron Dance Team is comprised of 16 dancers who perform at every home game for football and men's and women's basketball. As a part of Zips' Athletics, the dance team is here to promote school spirit and school pride. As student-athletes, the first responsibility is the success of each dancer in her academic career. The second responsibility is to improve and develop each student-athlete as a dancer and a responsible, mature adult.
Our purpose is to provide exceptional entertainment at each home game and lead the crowd in cheers. We are to raise the level of fan support and lead in a positive way for all of our Zips' athletics teams.
We also serve as public relations ambassadors of intercollegiate athletics and the University of Akron. Our responsibility is to hold ourselves to the highest standard and uphold the goals and ideals of the University.
2017-18 Cheer Team TryoutsDate: Saturday June 24
Time: 9 a.m.
Tryout ProcessRound 1 - 9 a.m.
· Learn the fight song
· Learn Chat
· Score Standing Tucks
Cuts MadeRound 2 – Noon
· Standing Tumbling Evaluation
· Running Tumbling Evaluation
· Fight Song Evaluation
· Chant Evaluation
Round 3 – 2 p.m.
If you are wanting to tryout, please contact coach Tim Siwicki at Uakroncheer@gmail.com.
Dance Team Tryouts
Sunday, April 23, 2017
James A. Rhodes Arena
373 Carroll Street | Akron, OH. 44325
We highly recommend in-person auditions, but videos may be accepted upon request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for video audition requirements.