2016-17 Pantherettes

Bottom left: Jasmine W, Marisa O, Tami W, Lea N, Jazalyn G, Briona T.

Second row left: Chayla L, Brandy J, Niceia K, Alexa C, Lauren B, Ayanna L.


As the ambassadors to the city of Atlanta, the Georgia State Cheer and Dance teams have appeared in the motion picture "The Watch" starring Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. They appeared in the television show, "Drop Dead Rivals." In the summer of 2013, the team appeared on "Fox Sports Race Day," live from the Atlanta Motor Speedway. In the summer of 2014, the team will appear on "America's Got Talent." 

Many of our current and past cheerleaders have been members of the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) Staff and  the Universal Cheerleaders Association (UCA) Staff, as well as gone on to be selected to cheer for The Atlanta Hawks NBA cheer and dance teams, and the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders. 

Pantherettes will dance at all home football games, all home men's basketball games, and selected appearances and travel games.

2017 Pantherette Audition Information

Our first GSU Prep session will be held on February 18th in conjunction with our Spirit Day. The second will be held in April 22nd. Pantherettes auditions will be held on May 13th and 14th. Basic requirements are the following:

Due May 5th 2017 (Scan and email to

-A copy of your official acceptance letter.

-A completed Spirit Application.

-A headshot photo

Due at check-in at tryouts:

-Completed medical waiver form (available at check in)

-$20 cash application fee.

Evaluation elements:

-Fitness Test

-Audition routine

-Dance Technique

-Solo Routine

-Traditional Material evaluation


2017 Tryout Information

2017 Spirit Application


BASIC AUDITION REQUIREMENTS: Strong, sharp, traditional motion techniques, double turns, jazz combinations and high kicks. The team style is a blend of traditional pom/jazz/hip hop.

Who Are The Pantherettes?

GSU offers a Pantherettes Dance team of 12 members. This team appears at all home football games at the Georgia Dome, selected away football games, select Olympic sports games/matches, all home basketball games, and some post season tournaments. 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. These appearances are part of your responsibilities just as practices, games and events. At this time, there are no scholarship stipends available. All expenses of being a part of the team are covered by fundraising events and GSU Athletics.



GSU Pantherettes are a great hit at events of all kind! If you are interested in booking them for an event, click here for the Spirit Squads Request Form. For additional request, contact Spirit Coordinator Darryl Lyons 404-413-4019 or at  

There are no out of pocket expenses for Spirit athletics participation. All practice clothes, uniforms, Nike shoes, warm-up suits as well as other accessories, travel and expenses are covered by GSU athletics and through team fund-raising activites.

Other perks of being a GSU Spirit student-athlete status include early Spring registration, workouts with the strength and conditioning coach, as well as use of the GSU Sports Medicine department and staff for assitance with medical treatment.


As a GSU Spirit group member you have the following perks:

  • To be recognized and respected as a student athlete on campus, as well as the Atlanta metropolitan area.
  • Priority Registration for Spring Classes.
  • Use of the Student Athlete study center and printing.
  • Use of the GSU Sports Medicine training room and staff.
  • Workouts lead by the GSU Football Strength and Conditioning staff.
  • Free practice and performance wear including Nike Shoes, warm ups, back packs and accessories.
  • Paid travel expenses including meals and lodging.
  • Game Day meals.
  • Post season travel to the Sun Belt Tournament in New Orleans, La and NCAA Tournament destinations.
  • National competition opportunities in Daytona Beach, Florida as well as others. 

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Darryl Lyons

Head Coach- Spirit Groups

Phone: 404-413-4019