Sharkettes Spirit Squad Announces Spring Tryout Date

Sharkettes Spirit Squad Announces Spring Tryout Date

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Tryouts for the 2019-20 Sharkettes Spirit Squad is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Don Taft University Center RecPlex, West Court. In addition, the Sharkettes will hold a workshop on Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 8:00-10:00 a.m. in RecPlex MP3. Cost for the workshop is $10.00 and only cash will be accepted.

An additional tryout date will be scheduled for the fall, but that date is currently to be determined.

Nova Southeastern University’s Department of Athletics sponsors the Sharkettes Spirit Squad, which consists of a combination of cheer and dance individuals who serve as a sideline routine team during the basketball games, including halftime performances. Additionally, the squad serves as ambassadors of the University and its athletics programs, participating in requested community engagement appearances, as well as campus-wide events.

The Sharkettes Spirit Squad must have a philosophy that maintains a committed program which values the educational and personal well-being of its student-athletes, coaches and staff- emphasis is placed on the core values of: integrity, innovation and vision, passion for excellence, servant leadership, accountability, sportsmanship, class, and respect, inclusiveness, gender equity and diversity.

Tryout Eligibility

  • Full-time student status at Nova Southeastern.
  • Returning NSU students must have a minimum 2.0 GPA and be free of any academic or disciplinary probation.

Skill Requirements 
Each prospective Sharkette will be evaluated on their flexibility, stylistic variety and their performance of the specific skills listed below, that may be a part of the audition process. Please be prepared to demonstrate all skills on both right and left sides. Strong energy, technique and endurance is important. Each prospective dancer should be physically ready to perform. Everyone auditioning will go through a warm-up, across the floor and dance combinations of jazz and hip-hop. Overall, the Sharkettes are looking for highly-versatile dancers.

What to Wear 
A fitted top and dance pants or shorts that compliment you. PLEASE COME WITH “PERFORMANCE” HAIR AND MAKE-UP.

Method of Evaluation 
The team is selected by the Sharkettes coaching staff at NSU and possible guest judges. Audition sessions are closed to the public and are limited ONLY to the coaching staff and the applicants.

If you have additional questions, please contact the Sharkettes’ coaching staff:
Head Coach Giana Buttacavoli –

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