Audition Overview


Prep Clinic #1: Sunday, March 1
Cheer Squad: 4 - 7 pm
Dance Team: 4 - 7 pm
Yell Crew: 7 - 9 pm
John Wooden Center, UCLA campus

Prep Clinic #2: Sunday, April 5
John Wooden Center, UCLA campus

Saturday, May 2 (Final Prep Clinic & Preliminary Cuts)
Sunday, May 3 (Final Rounds)
Student Activities Center, UCLA campus



  • Proof of admission into UCLA (Visit Admissions Process and Deadline.)
  • Current UCLA student, have an cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above.
  • Current UCLA student, not on disciplinary probation.
  • Sufficient physical fitness, strength, and athletic skills to perform the activities described below.
    • Candidates who are chosen for the Spirit Squad must maintain their dance, stunt and tumbling skills throughout the summer and the entire season.
  • Health/hospitalization insurance in an amount comparable to the minimum coverage offered through the University’s student insurance program.

Video Audition

It is recommended that you make every effort to attend auditions. Video auditions will be accepted on a case by case basis. Please read eligibility and guidelines.


  • Do you offer scholarships or out-of-state tuition waivers?
    At this time, we have limited scholarship opportunities for the UCLA Spirit Squad. Unfortunately, we do not provide out-of-state tuition waivers. However, UCLA has multiple scholarships, grants and loan opportunities through the Financial Aid office.
  • Does the program compete at nationals?
    Historically, the Cheer Squad, Dance Team and Mascots have successfully competed at USA College Nationals. Competing at Nationals will be contingent upon university approval, funding and scheduling.
  • Do I need an invitation to attend auditions?
    You do not need an invitation to attend auditions.
  • Can I tryout for multiple squads?
    If more than one squad interests you, you are welcome to audition for multiple teams. You will be encouraged to attend all of the clinics leading up to auditions. Following your final audition, you will be asked to list your squad preference — should you make more than one team.
  • Is there a height and weight requirement?
    No. We do not maintain a height and weight requirement. We do require that all potential members maintain the appropriate physique in order to participate in the required activity.
  • Do I need to have a physical completed by a physician?
    No, you do not need to have a physical completed for the audition process. Should you be chosen for the squad, you will be required to have a physical completed by mid-August.
  • Do I need to tryout again if I’m a returning member?
    Potential returning members must audition each year and are not guaranteed a spot on the team.
  • Are auditions open to the public?
    No, auditions are closed to the general public.
  • How many people tryout each year?
    The number of individuals that tryout vary from year to year. On average we have:
    For Cheer Squad: Male 15-30, female 30-50; For Dance Team: 75-100; For Yell Crew: 15-40.

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