Audition Application

The 2020 Audition Application is now closed.

For questions, please email spiritsquad@ucla.edu.

Cheer & Dance Auditions
Wednesday, July 1 = Audition Application will be available online (here on our web site: spirit.ucla.edu).
Thursday, July 9 = Applicants will receive Round 1 Choreography and Audition Form.
Friday, July 10 at Noon = Round 1 Videos are Due.
Sunday, July 12 = Applicants advancing to Round 2 will receive Round 2 Choreography and Audition Form.
Tuesday, July 14 at Noon = Round 2 Videos are Due.
Thursday, July 16 & Friday, July 17 = Zoom Interviews with Final Candidates
Friday, July 17 = 2020-21 Squad Notified and Announced

Cheer Squad

The UCLA Cheer Squad is the officially recognized cheer squad for the university. The team performs and travels to support the UCLA Athletic Department throughout the season. Returning members must audition each year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team. We have a team of up to 20 members which may perform as a coed style base or an all-girl style base and/or a flyer. Squad members perform skills including collegiate level stunts, baskets and pyramids. We require a standing back handspring, standing tuck and a minimum of a standing back handspring series for running tumbling. Standing back handspring to tuck is preferred. The Cheer Squad performs to music by the UCLA Bruin Marching Band and recorded music during football and basketball games.

Click here to access the Cheer Squad Audition Instructions.

This PDF is a template for your reference. It does not reflect the exact dates of the 2020 Audition process.

Dance Team

The UCLA Dance Team is the officially recognized Dance Team for the university. The team performs and travels to support the UCLA Athletic Department throughout the season. Returning members must audition each year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team. There are nine to fourteen members on the Dance Team. We hold high standards for our dancers: excellent technique, flexibility and tricks including triple turns, leaps, turns in second, jumps in second, switch leaps and leg hold/leg hold turns (tumbling is not required, but encouraged). The Dance Team learns more than 50 routines to music by the UCLA Bruin Marching Band and recorded music for football and basketball timeout performances. Squad members must also be familiar with cheerleading arm motions and be able to work with pom poms.

Click here to access the Dance Team Audition Instructions.

This PDF is a template for your reference. It does not reflect the exact dates of the 2020 Audition process.

Mascots

UCLA’s mascots (Joe and Josie Bruin) perform at football games, basketball games and select Olympic sports throughout the season. They also make appearances at special on and off-campus events. The top 5 to 8 individuals (male and female) are selected. Returning members must audition each year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team. Mascots must have enthusiasm and coordination to excel as Joe or Josie Bruin. In addition, they must understand the timing of sports so as to effectively follow cheers and make an impact on the crowd.

The Mascot audition application will be available on July 1. The audition process will include:

  • Skit creation
  • Dancing
  • Zoom interview

Click here to access the Mascot Audition Instructions.

This PDF is a template for your reference. It does not reflect the exact dates of the 2020 Audition process.

Mascot Auditions
Wednesday, July 1 = Audition Application will be available online (here on our web site: spirit.ucla.edu).
Thursday, July 9 = Applicants will receive Round 1 Audition Form.
Sunday, July 12 at Noon = Round 1 Videos are Due.
Thursday, July 16 & Friday, July 17 = Zoom Interviews with Final Candidates
Friday, July 17 = 2020-21 Squad Notified and Announced

For questions, please email spiritsquad@ucla.edu.