CURRENT STUDENTS

Spirit Groups

Appearances

Would you like to have Champ, the Regal Blues, or the Cheerleaders at one of your events?

Complete the Appearance Request Form and email it to the appropriate contact.

Cheer – Emily Spoon – cheer@latech.edu

Regal Blues – Caroline Milford – dance@latech.edu

Champ – Wes Gregory – champ@latech.edu

Appearances for non-Tech related events require a small fee and help raise funds necessary to keep uniform and mascot costs to a minimum for our program.

Cheerleaders

Please email the cheer coach at cheer@latech.edu if you are interested in the cheer program. Include your name, age, current school status, and contact information.

Stunt Clinics will be held throughout the year in the Red Gym at the Lambright Intramural Center. Clinics are for grades 6 and higher. Basic co-ed stunting skills will be taught.

Stunt Clinic dates for 2020:

  • February 9, 2020 (2 – 4:30 pm) – Open to 6th grade and above.
  • March 22, 2020 (2 – 4:30 pm) – Open to 6th grade and above.
  • April 19, 2020 (2 – 4:30 pm) – Open to 11th grade and above.

Cost: $35 Cash/Check Payable to LaTech Foundation

Please fill out the Stunt Clinic Application for each clinic and bring it with you to attend.

2020-2021 Tryout Dates: May 8-10, 2020

Regal Blues

ABOUT THE TEAM:

The Louisiana Tech Regal Blues are experienced technically trained dancers who focus primarily on technique, performance and maintaining their physical fitness.  A full year commitment is mandatory.  Tryouts are in the spring and practices are held throughout the summer, and 3-5 times a week during the school year to learn and perfect choreography.  Participation is required in team workouts 2-3 times per week.  Over the summer, the entire Regal Blues team attends UDA College Dance Camp and the veteran members attend ProAction Dance Intensive.  During the school year, the Regal Blues represent the Bulldogs at numerous sporting events such as football, men’s and women’s basketball, and occasional soccer and volleyball games.  In addition, we participate in pep rallies,additional athletic department events, and campus and community service activities during the year.  The Regal Blues also compete at the UDA College Nationals in Orlando, FL in January.  There is not a weight or height restriction to be on this team, but physical fitness as a collegiate dancer is expected. 

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

Committed, well-rounded individuals and dancers with good character that will represent Louisiana Tech University in a positive manner, as Regal Blues are highly visible within our university and our community. We seek out girls that are outgoing and can work well with coaches and other teammates.  Another important facet of our program is members who embody athleticism by way of skill level, fitness, health and work ethic. Potential members should have experience in jazz, hip hop, and pom. 

UPCOMING DATES:
Tryout Clinics- Saturday, March 28, 2020 and Saturday, April 18, 2020

These clinics are for those interested in auditioning for the team this upcoming season.  Only one clinic is required, but you may attend both if you would like.  At these clinics, you will go over all technique elements required at auditions, receive one-on-one feedback from the coach, learn the fight song which is part of tryouts, learn a hip hop combination similar to what will be taught at auditions, and have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have regarding the Regal Blues. Both clinics will be held at Lambright Sports and Wellness Center in the aerobics room from 1-4 pm.

Technique Clinic- Sunday, March 1, 2020

This clinic is for any current senior in high school or current college student who is interested in trying out for the 2020-2021 season.  At this clinic, you will be split up into groups and rotate between turns, tricks, and leaps, and also do across the floor technique all together.  This clinic is geared to get you familiar with all technique required for tryouts as well as improve on any skills you already have.  This clinic will be held at Lambright Sports and Wellness Center in the Red Gym from 2pm-5pm.  

2019-2020 Regal Blues team tryouts- Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd
The first team meeting will be on Sunday, April 28th and is mandatory for those who make the team.

General Tryout Information

Tryout Application

Physician Release Form

For more information on the Regal Blues, please contact Caroline Milford at dance@latech.edu.

Champ

Do you have what it takes to fill the shoes? Champ tryouts are a fun-filled experience and a great way to show off your school spirit. Champ, Louisiana Tech University mascot, is one of the most recognized and beloved members of the Tech family. The chosen candidate will be trained to be one of the nation’s top college mascots and icons for Louisiana Tech Alumni, Friends, Family, Faculty, Athletes, and Students.

Tryouts:  TBD

Where:  Lambright Intramural Sports Center

How long:  Depends on the number of applicants

What to bring:  Workout/running clothes to wear while in-suit, towel, change of clothes, water, and a positive attitude

Requirements

  • Must be a full time student and have Bulldog Pride 24/7
  • Must have and maintain a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA
  • Must be between 5’ 6” and 6’ 0” (due to suit restrictions)
  • Must be in good physical condition, with good health
  • Must be good with kids and able to perform at a moment’s notice

What will I do at the tryout?

  1. Applicant should arrive on time, with a completed application.
  2. Applicants will complete a one-on-one interview with Judges. (The current Squad will not be present in order to maintain privacy.)
  3. Immediately following the interview, applicants may be asked to perform a 30-second improvisational skit with items commonly found in the TAC or Joe Aillet Stadium. The skit helps gauge the applicants’ on-the-fly creativity.

Skits will be judged on creativity, energy and physical exaggeration. Try to make the Judges laugh! This must be family friendly because crowds range in age from one month to 117 years.

Finalists will be invited to move on to Round 2.

PART 2?!

You bet your bottom dollar there is! Finalists will be invited to get in-suit and interact with cheer try-out participants.  This will help decide who has the best potential to be an energetic, creative and fun mascot!

Mascot Tryout Information

Mascot Tryout Application

Spirit Group Responsibilities

  • Attend and entertain at al home football, men’s and women’s basketball games and other requested sporting events such as away games, post-season and tournament play for football and basketball.
  • Responsible for putting together improvisational props and skits for games and performing routines at various venues.
  • Numerous community service events, paid appearances, miscellaneous events for Louisiana Tech and its organizations.
  • The teams have the opportunity to travel to nationals at Disney World in Orlando to compete for the championship.