Audition for

Tiger Twirlers

March

31

Deadline for 2021 Feature Twirler Auditions

Deadline for 2021 Feature Twirler audition video submissions.

2021 Feature Twirler Auditions

The deadline to audition for Feature Twirler for the 2021 season has passed.

While our audition process is tweaked slightly from year to year, the audition instructions for the 2021 season are below. This should give you an idea of what we might be expecting for auditions for the 2022 season.

If you have any questions concerning auditions for the Feature Twirler Position, you can always reach out via email to: ClemsonTwirlers@gmail.com

All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of:

  • 4 independent judges - all certified nationally
  • Tiger Band Twirler Instructor

All scores from the panel will be added together to create a composite score for the audition and the process will be overseen by the Tiger Band directors. Returning members will earn 1 bonus point on their audition for every year of participation in Tiger Band.

Click here to view the scoresheet that all judges will use to evaluate the audition.

Video 1

Individual Choreography

The first video will be a 2:30-3:00 individually choreographed routine to any music of your choice.

Suggested tricks list (not required):

  • 1, 2, 3, & 4 Baton Work
  • Double Illusion
  • Double Front Walkover
  • 5 Turn
  • Aerial
  • Variety of Leaps & Body Work

Video 2

Fire Baton

The second video will be a 1 minute individually choreographed routine with a fire baton to any music of your choice.

Single fire baton work is acceptable. Multiple is preferred.

PLEASE OBSERVE ALL PROPER SAFETY PRECAUTIONS! Do not attempt tricks or choreography beyond your ability that may become dangerous.

Video 3

Down the Field Routine

The third video will be a "Down the Field Routine" choreographed to "Tiger Rah" posted below.

Judges will be evaluating your use of space and movement skills along with the choreography, performance projection, and accuracy.

Tiger Rah


Video 4

Interview

The fourth video will be an interview video for you to introduce yourself to our staff and directors.

Please submit a video of yourself addressing the following information:

  • Name, hometown, major, twirling experience, and an interesting fact about yourself
  • Why did you choose Clemson University and Tiger Band?
  • As a Feature Twirler at Clemson University, you will be representing Tiger Band and the University on a large stage on and off the field. Describe the importance of understanding this and how you would be successful in this role.

The Feature Twirler will receive the Carolyn Creel Scholarship if yearly academic requirements are met.

If you have any questions concerning auditions for the Feature Twirler Position, please reach out via email to: ClemsonTwirlers@gmail.com

April

14

Deadline for Tiger Twirler 1st round videos

After first round submissions are submitted, all audition candidates will receive the choreography for the round 2 video electronically on April 14. It will also be posted on this website at the same time.

April

21

Deadline for Tiger Twirler 2nd round videos

Deadline to submit a video of your performance of the round 2 choreography sent to you on April 14.

2021 Tiger Twirler Auditions

The 2021 Tiger Twirler auditions will consist of 4 short video submissions and a resume.

The deadline for the 2021 season has passed.

The first 3 audition videos are due on April 14. The last will be due on April 21.

YOU MUST SUBMIT THE FIRST 3 VIDEOS BY APRIL 14 IN ORDER TO BE ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT THE LAST VIDEO ON APRIL 21.

Your 4 audition videos - explained in the next section - will all need to follow these requirements:

  • Each indvidual video must be one continuous shot. No editing or splicing of different takes together.
  • All videos must be filmed outside.
  • All videos must be new footage - videos of past competitions or field performances will not be accepted.
  • Please wear a black top, black pants or leggings, jazz shoes, and please perform in your gameday hair and makeup (if applicable).

All submissions will be evaluated by a panel of:

  • 4 independent judges - all certified nationally
  • Tiger Band Twirler Instructor

All scores from the panel will be added together to create a composite score for the audition and the process will be overseen by the Tiger Band directors. Returning members will earn 1 bonus point on their audition for every year of participation in Tiger Band.

Click here to view the scoresheet that all judges will use to evaluate the audition.



Video 1

Individual Choreography

The first video will be an individually choreographed routine to Don't Stop Me Now performed by Tiger Band in 2018. Please use the audio recording posted below.

Don't Stop Me Now

You may show us anything in this routine, but please include the following required tricks in your performance:

  • 1, 2, & 3 baton work
  • Toss Illusion
  • Dance Body Work
  • 3-Turn Catch Right
  • 3-Turn Catch Left

Video 2

Basic Skills

In the second video, please demonstrate the following skills in a single unedited and unspliced video:

  • Left Split
  • Right Split
  • 3-turn (3 times)
  • Toss Illusion (3 times)
  • Any 3-baton trick (3 times)

Video 3

Interview

The third video will be an interview video for you to introduce yourself to our staff and directors.

Please submit a video of yourself addressing the following information:

  • Name, hometown, major, twirling experience, and an interesting fact about yourself
  • Why did you choose Clemson University?
  • Why do you want to be a Tiger Twirler?

Video 4

Learned Choreography

Every candidate who has submitted the first 3 videos will be sent choreography to learn on April 14. The fourth video, due April 21, will be your performance of that choreography.

The purpose of this part of the audition process is to gauge how well you can learn new choreography quickly. There will be occasions when Tiger Band has limited time to learn new material due to the NCAA football schedule.

Your video should only include the front view. The rear view is for learning purposes only.

You can learn the choreography from the video below:

Please use the audio recording posted below to make your video and please be sure that we can hear the music on your video.

Eye of the Tiger


Final Video Submission Form

If you have any questions concerning auditions for the Tiger Twirlers, please contact reach out via email to: ClemsonTwirlers@gmail.com

What is it like to be a Tiger Twirler?

General Information

The Tiger Twirlers are members of Clemson University’s Tiger Band and perform anytime the full-band performs. This includes: pep rallies, parades, pre-game and half-time at all home games, half-time at 1-3 away games during the season, First Friday Parade, Tigerama, bowl game, and other exhibitions. The Tiger Twirlers are an exciting part of all full-band performances.Members of each group receive 2 credit hours during their fall semester!

Eligibility Requirements

  • Full time Clemson student
  • Full time Tri County Technical College student
  • Bridge student
  • Some exceptions can be made for full time students at other up-state institutions

Schedule During the Season

All members are expected to attend practice with Tiger Band on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week from 4:00 - 6:00pm. Each member must also be available for a weekly sectional practice with their instructor for a two-hour sectional at a time to be determined when the season begins.

Appearance

All members must represent Clemson University with good character and a positive image. Each member will be required to be uniform at all appearances including hair, make-up, costume, etc. A Tiger Twirler must maintain a good standing in the community and be a positive role model at all times (at practice, in the stands, at games, pep rallies, online, etc.)

Financial Responsibility

The average cost for a new member to acquire all of the supplies, warm-up, uniform, etc. is approximately $100 for returners and $600 for new members.

Twirlers will be able to keep everything they've purchased (including their uniform) at the conclusion of the season.

The first deposit is due June 1st and the balance will be due July 15th.