Basketball 2018-19

Front from left: McKenzie Powell, Makayla Gordon, Olivia Baker, Tessa Novak (Captain), “Pounce”,  Jasmine Woods (Captain), Emily Matzick, Katie French, Korie Pillow.

Back from left: Vitoria Hervey, Ayanna Chavez, Sydney Broadnax, Tricia Chambers, Kamari Lewis, Katie Kyser, Kirsten Key.

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 appeared on "America's Got Talent." 

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 and other accessories. Other perks of being a Pantherette are student-athlete status which includes the use of the Sports Medicine Department for injuries, work-outs by the strength & conditioning department, early class registration and academic assistance as well as required study hall hours.

The Georgia State Spirit squad recently attended the College Spirit Camp held at East Tennessee State where they endured five days of grueling hard work preparing for the season. During the camp, the team received several recognitions. The Pantherettes dance team received first place in the routine that they took to camp and performed on the first night, as well as daily superior awards, took first place in Fight Song, and the Overall Program Improvement Award. The cheerleaders also received daily superior awards. The All-Girl team took first place in the Fight Song competition, as well as being awarded the Program Improvement Award. 

2019-20 Spirit Policies and Procedures Packet

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

More details will be posted soon. Follow here and on our social media pages below.



If you are interested in booking them for an event, click here for the Spirit Squad Request Form. For additional requests, contact Spirit Coordinator Darryl Lyons 404-413-4019 or at  

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Darryl Lyons

Head Coach- Spirit Groups

Phone: 404-413-4019