Front from left: Khadira Beech, Tessa Novak, Jasmine Woods, Lauren Benincasa, Olivia Baker, Malayna Valree.
Back from left: Katherine French, Jazlyn Williams, Karstyn McDaniel, Emily Matzick, Bria Suggs, Joanna Powell, Naziba Ahmed. Not pictured Helen Weldemariam, Olivia Blair.
Many of our current and past members have been members of the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Staff, as well as gone on to be selected to cheer for the Atlanta Hawks NBA cheerleaders and dance teams, the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders and most recently, the Miami Dolphins.
Pantherettes dance at all home football games, all home men's basketball games, and selected appearances and travel games.
The team consists of 10-12 members that appear at all home football games at Georgia State Stadium, selected away football games, all home basketball games, along with select volleyball and postseason play. The program looks to begin competing nationally in the near future. Throughout the year, all of our dance athletes will be asked to do numerous public appearances. At this time, there are no scholarship stipends available. Most expenses of being a part of the team are covered by fundraising events and GSU Athletics, including game day meals, all travel expenses, uniforms
The GSU Spirit program attended the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) and The Universal Dance Association (UDA) camp held at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City Tennessee this past weekend. While there, GSU, along with teams from Ball State University, Liberty University, The University of Cincinnati, Morehead State, Western Kentucky, The University of Memphis, Appalachian State, Virginia Tech, Tennessee Tech, and The University of Kentucky, participated in sessions that instructed the athletes on how to maximize crowd interaction and participation at athletic events. The teams also participated in the camp competitions. The cheerleaders received 3rd place in the sideline chant competition and third place in the Time Out Routine competition. The Pantherettes receive first place in the routine that they brought to the camp from home, along with several superior ribbons. The entire program received the “Game Plan Award” recognizing teams that are running the program in the right direction for today’s college athletic department needs.
2019/20 Pantherette Auditions will be held mid-May 2019.
Audition Process: Candidates will be evaluated in the following areas.
- Collegiate image
- Appearance and fitness
- Traditional pom/spirit material
- Technical Jazz dance skills
- Hip-Hop technique and execution
- Original solo routine performance
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Head Coach- Spirit Groups