Spirit Squad

The ASU Spirit Squad, which includes the Sun Devil Dance Team and Spirit Leaders, is part of the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band. It is a prestigious organization created to promote school spirit and interest in college activities, and perform and support athletic programs. Members have the opportunity to sharpen dance technique, develop positive personal character, and provide quality, family entertainment for large audiences.

To be a part of the Spirit Squad (Dance Team or Spirit Leaders), you must fill out an application separate from the Gold Form (ASU Sun Devil Marching Band application). You must also audition the spring prior to performing. Filll out the Application after you have reviewed the Spirit Squad-Dance and Spirit Squad-Cheer Tryout Packets.

 

Please have all required documents ready before you fill out this form, it will ask for you to upload them all, in order to fully submit. 

Checklist for Application

-Sun Devil Spirit Squad Application – Dance

-ASU Release, Indemnity, and Assumption of Risk Waiver.

-2 Letters of Recommendation (new members only).

-Freshman and Transfer Students: Include a copy of your letter of Acceptance to Arizona State University.

-Current ASU Students: Include an unofficial copy of your ASU Transcript include your current GPA.

-High School Seniors: Include copy of most recent report card.

It is important that you read and fully understand the enclosed information.

If you have any questions, please email Coach Bianca Caryl b.caryl@asu.edu 

Spirit Squad Application HERE.

 

DANCE TEAM

2021-2022 DANCE TEAM Auditions

Auditions are held in the spring with the following requirements:

April 9th audition videos and materials will be posted and sent to those who have submitted applications for the Dance Team. 

Round 1

Unlisted Youtube video submissions due by April 24th, 2021 

Introduction: (Name, hometown, year in school, why you want to attend Arizona State University, why you want to be on the ASU Dance Team/Spirit Squad, and what your major is (or is planned to be)

Technique:

Turn Combo, Kick/Leg Combo, Leap/Jump Combo and optional Turns/tricks

Combos will be provided to you in the Google Drive, your video must contain all combos in the correct order without stopping video or editing in between

Choreography Jazz, Pom and Hip Hop routines provided to you in the Google Drive will be learned and recorded as well. Each of these can be separate video submissions. 

- Audition routines will be performed in all black dance attire, gameday or performance hair and make up.

Email the unlisted links to your video submissions to the ASU Spirit Squad Director at  sundevilband@gmail.com

You will receive a confirmation within 2 business days (no later than April 27th) if your videos were able to be accessed.

 

Round 2

Zoom Call and Unlisted Youtube video; May 12th, 2021

After the submission date for round 1 has passed you will be contacted to attend a meeting that will take place over Zoom. The email you receive confirming the Zoom meeting will also have a video tutorial of Gameday and Pom choreography that will be submitted for Round 2.

- Use the group routine music provided. Black dance attire will be worn for Round 2 video submission.

Email the unlisted links for your video submissions by May 16th to the ASU Spirit Squad Director at  sundevilband@gmail.com

You will receive a confirmation within 2 business days (May 18th) if your videos were able to be accessed.

 

After completion of Round 2, the judges and director will assess whether or not a final roster can be selected or if Round 3 of tryouts will be held consisting of Interviews, Fitness and Jazz/Pom/Gameday routines. Notifications of Round 2 results will be announced on or before May 22nd.  

 

SPIRIT LEADERS (Co-ed Cheer)

 

2021-2022 SPIRIT LEADER Auditions

Auditions are held in the spring with the following requirements:

April 9th audition videos and materials will be posted and sent to those who have submitted applications for the Spirit Squad. 

Round 1

Unlisted Youtube video submissions due by April 24th, 2021 

Introduction: (Name, hometown, year in school, why you want to attend Arizona State University, why you want to be on the ASU Spirit Squad, and what your major is (or is planned to be)

Criteria: 

Standing tuck

One stunt showcasing toss hands press to liberty coed (please ensure that a spotter is present) - this stunt can be pre-recorded any time after January 1, 2020.

One stunt showcasing toss extension (please ensure that a spotter is present) - this stunt can be pre-recorded anytime after January 1, 2020.

Arizona State University Fight Song (with the standing tuck).

 

- Audition routines will be performed in all black workout attire, gameday or performance hair and make up.

Email the unlisted links to your video submissions to the ASU Spirit Squad Coaches at  sundevilband@gmail.com

You will receive a confirmation within 2 business days (no later than April 27th) if your videos were able to be accessed.

 

Round 2

Zoom Call and Unlisted Youtube video; May 12th, 2021

After the submission date for round 1 has passed you will be contacted to attend a meeting that will take place over Zoom. 

- Use the group routine music provided. Black workout attire will be worn for Round 2 video submission.

 

Criteria: 

Standing tuck

Running Tumbling

One stunt showcasing toss liberty coed (please ensure that a spotter is present) - this stunt can be pre-recorded any time after January 1, 2020.

One stunt showcasing toss heel stretch (please ensure that a spotter is present) - this stunt can be pre-recorded anytime after January 1, 2020.

Arizona State University Fight Song (with the standing tuck)

Sideline 1 (a pre-recorded video will be provided for instruction)

Sideline 2 (a pre-recorded video will be provided for instruction)

 

Email the unlisted links for your video submissions by May 16th to the ASU Spirit Squad Coaches at  sundevilband@gmail.com

You will receive a confirmation within 2 business days (May 18th) if your videos were able to be accessed.

After completion of Round 2, the judges and Coaches will assess whether or not a final roster can be selected or if Round 3 of tryouts will be held consisting of Interviews, Fitness and Gameday routines. Notifications of Round 2 results will be announced on or before May 22nd

Application/Forms

Gold Form

The Gold Form is the official application for the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band Band Office. All members, regardless of section, must complete this form by the date indicated to be considered for the marching season.

(ASU Students & Community Members) CLICK HERE

Community Fee/Registration

Each member will be required to pay the fee of $350.00 in order to participate in the Sun Devil Marching Band.  You can pay this fee only online through the our automatied system.  Link will be made avialable in June. 

*once you fill out the form you will be contacted by the leadership choosen in late April to answer any questions you might have as well as be your guide to getting ready for the season.  Leadership will distrubute the music for placement auditions.  The Band Office will assign times for the morning of Wednesday, August 12th, when we start band camp.