Regal Blues Tryout Information and Schedule

General Information:

  • All candidates must be accepted to or currently enrolled full time to Louisiana Tech University prior to auditions.
  • All candidates must go through the audition process, even if you were a previous member of the team.
  • All candidates must have a physical examination performed by a medical doctor prior to auditions.
  • All candidates must have health insurance and remain insured the full duration of the year to be eligible to dance.
  • All portions of tryouts are closed the public.  Only candidates, coaching staff/advisors, and judges will be allowed inside.
  • Generally, 16-22 dancers are chosen to make up the squad with the possibility of one or two alternates depending on the break in scores.
  • If you under the age of 18, you must have a parent or guardian sign the application before turning in.

Rookie Candidates

If you are trying out for the first time, please include a letter of recommendation from your last dance coach/teacher.  If you do not currently dance at a studio or a school, have a teacher or advisor write your recommendation letter.

Tryout Clinic Dates:

You must attend 1 of the 3 tryout clinics where you will learn the Fight Song which will be evaluated at tryouts.

  • Sunday, February 18, 2024
  • Sunday, March 24, 2024
  • Sunday, April 14, 2024

If you have any questions about auditions or the application process, please email Caroline Milford at

Day 1 – Friday:

  • Check-in at 4:30 pm
  • Round 1-Solo Round
  • Call backs / First cut
  • Round 2-Technique Round
  • Call backs / Second cut

Day 2 – Saturday:

  • Check in at 9:00 am
  • Group Stretch
  • Learn Hip Hop choreography / Review Fight Song
  • Individual Interviews
  • Round 3– Choreography Round
  • Call backs / Final cut
    • **Team will be announced after the final cut, following choreography auditions**

Day 3 – Sunday

  • First official team meeting/uniform fittings
    • **This is required for All members. Dancers only, No Parents**

Breakdown of Rounds:

Solo Round: 

         Each candidate will be expected to perform a 45 second – 1 minute solo in the style of their choice.  This round is evaluated privately with only the judges, coach and administration in the room.  This is an opportunity to show the judges your confidence and performance ability.  Music must be emailed to Caroline at no later than the application date.

Technique Round:

In a fast-paced learning environment, candidates will be evaluated on across-the-floor combinations with technical elements consisting of but not limited to: double pirouettes, second turns, straight leaps, calypsos (russians), second leaps, turning discs, and head springs.  This is a class format where the candidates will be collectively learning and performing line-by-line in groups of 3.  This is also an opportunity for candidates to showcase any tumbling/acro skills.


         Each candidate will have a one-on-one interview with the judges, coach and administration in order for them to gain some knowledge regarding your interests, previous dance experience and personality.

Choreography Round:

As a group, the candidates will learn hip hop choreography in the morning and be ready to perform it in groups of 3 along with the Fight Song that afternoon.  In order for the judges to pick the best possible team, there may be call-backs with larger groups after all groups have performed.


Day 1:

BLACK crop top/sports bra paired with black booty shorts.  Jazz shoes and tennis shoes/sneakers of your choice are suggested. Hair and makeup must be performance ready. Rhinestones may be added, but please no beads or dangling accessories.

Day 2:

ANY color crop top/sports bra paired with black booty shorts. Jazz shoes and tennis shoes/sneakers of your choice are suggested.  For Hip Hop, you may bring any black sweatpants to put on over shorts. Hair and makeup must be performance ready. Rhinestones may be added, but please no beads or dangling accessories.

Day 3:

Tech colored semi-formal attire.  This can be any royal blue, red or white colored dress, skirt, romper, pants suit, etc.  Please nothing too revealing or short.  You will have your headshot taken, so please have hair and makeup done.

**It is advantageous to research what a collegiate dancer looks like in order to best prepare for being ‘performance ready’.

In order to audition, dancers must submit the following items via mail or turned in to Caroline Milford at Lambright Sports and Wellness Center no later than Friday, April 19, 2024.

  • A current headshot
  • Proof of insurance (copy front and back of card)
  • Official acceptance letter (for incoming freshmen) OR transcript (for currently enrolled students)
  • Physician release form
  • $50 application fee (cash or check-checks made out to Louisiana Tech Foundation)
  • Music for solo audition (emailed to
  • Completed application
  • Recommendation letter for first time candidates

Please mail all info to:

Louisiana Tech Spirit Groups


P.O. Box 3137

Ruston, La 71272