Who are the Tiger Dancers?
The Tiger Dancers bring a tremendous amount of energy to each and every Pacific home game! Modeled after professional NBA & NFL dance teams, the Tiger Dancers perform all styles of dance, for example hip hop, jazz, straight arm pom, novelty, etc. The Dance Team learns routines to music by the Pacific Pep Band and recorded music for basketball half-time performances.
Squad members must also be familiar with cheerleading arm motions and be able to work with pom poms for a majority of the band dances and cheers. Tumbling is not required. The Tiger Dancers are also an important public relations tool for the University and the Tiger Dancers exude a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and school spirit as they promote the Pacific Athletic program.
The Tiger Dancers are chosen based on dance ability, style and showmanship. Team Members must be fulltime undergraduate or graduate students and have a minimum 2.0 grade point average. The dance team gives an opportunity for members interested in choreography to showcase their material at performances. Tiger Dancers need to purchase specified dance shoes and nylons/tights for performances. All other uniform items are provided.
The Tiger Dancers attend the USA College/Pro Resort Camp in Anaheim each summer and compete in the USA Collegiate Cheer and Dance Competition.
What is the Tiger Dancers season and practice schedule?
The Tiger Dancers will begin their year in late August. The team performs from September to March attending home women's volleyball, men's and women's basketball games. The season ends in March with the Big West Tournament and the Tiger Dancers will continue supporting the teams through the post-season when the Tigers advance to the NCAA or other post season tournaments. The squad practices are based upon the class schedules of the members of the Tiger Dancers are announced during the summer.
How do the Tiger Dancers balance their academic requirements?
The Tiger Dancers are committed to balancing their academic requirements along with their practice and game schedules during the course of the school year. Each year members of the Tiger Dancers are named Big West Scholar Athletes for maintaining a GPA of over a 3.0. In addition, the Pacific Athletic Department also sends out grade checks twice a semester to their professors in order to review their academic progress. Tigers Dancers may also register for a one unit activity class for credit.
Junior Tiger Dance Clinic
Each year the Tiger Dancers host a Junior Tiger Dance clinic that is open to all children 5 to 12 years old. The participants spend an afternoon with the Tiger Dancers and then perform that night during halftime of the Pacific Men’s Basketball. The Junior Dance Clinic is schedule during late either January or earlier February. Please visit PacificTigers.com for release date.
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