TSU Tiger Sensations Dance Program Overview


While the cheer team is oriented toward traditional cheer activities, The Tiger Sensations present Hip- Hop dance skills and spirit on the court and sidelines at every men’s and women’s home basketball games and special events. The Team’s purpose is to support the athletic teams, and campus organizations at Texas Southern University. We also attend community events. The program is designed to help the dancer athlete develop as a student, dancer, and good citizen on campus and in the community.

Dance Program Goals

  • To execute sidelines and dance routines to promote spirit at the TSU athletic games/events
  • To keep the crowd’s attention on the court or stage where the intercollegiate activities are taking place, for entertainment
  • To raise the level of fan support to the Teams and University
  • To serve as ambassadors of intercollegiate athletics and the University
  • To demonstrate academic success through study hall, and life skills
  • In all matters and policies concerning the University, it is required for each individual dance member to execute good citizenship and sportsmanship and to conduct themselves in a proper manner while representing Texas Southern University

Academic Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled full time at TXSU (12 credits per semester)
  • All dancers must attend 8 study hall hours per week
  • Incoming freshmen must be enrolled and admitted into TSU

General Requirements:

  • Admission Letter of Acceptance – Incoming Students
  • 2.0 GPA or higher – Returning Students
  • Tryout Application
  • Onsite Interview w/ Current Coach and Advisor


  • Positive attitude
  • Hard-working
  • Coachable
  • Dependable
  • Responsible
  • Athletic

2021-2022 Audition Information:

  • April 22nd- 23rd 1st Annual Cheer & Dance Pre- Try-out Clinic- Location & Time : TBA | Sign Up
  • May 6th- 7th 2021-2022 Texas Southern University Sensations Dance Team Location: SSLC Time: 5pm - 8pm
  • NCA& NDA Cheer and Dance Camp- July 23- 25th- Southern Methodist University, Dallas Tx

Audition Location:

Texas Southern University Ernest S. Sterling Student Life Center (SSLC), Tiger Room 3rd Floor.

Women's Audition Attire:

  • White Sports Bra (BCG Brand, Academy)
  • White Volleyball Shorts (BCG Brand, Academy)
  • Flesh Skin tone dance tights
  • White crew socks
  • White tennis shoes or dance sneakers

Returning Team Members Attire:

  • Maroon Sports Bra (BCG Brand Academy)
  • Maroon volleyball shorts (BCG Brand Academy)
  • Flesh Skin tone Tights
  • White crew socks
  • White tennis or dance sneakers

All participants:

  • Hair: Becoming to your face (Natural Hair Color)
  • Stud earrings may be worn
  • No long nails
  • Cover tattoos
  • No jewelry
  • Performance makeup 

Audition Requirements:

  • Perform taught performance routine
  • Perform a 1-minute routine that you created (no profane language in music selection)
  • Perform taught sideline routine
  • Questions asked by judges
  • Pleasant personality and smile at all times
  • In attendance on May 6th and 7th from 5 pm – 8 pm
  • Click and apply now to register. Registration deadline is May 2, 2021
  • Download and complete Waiver Agreement and email it to gretchen.jean@tsu.edu by May 2, 2021
  • Audition Application Fee $50.00 Money Order or Cashier’s Check Made Out To Texas Southern University (The First Day of Auditions)

Requirements for Virtual Auditions:

  • Candidates submitting video submissions need to mail their $50.00 fee in a money order or cashier's check to: Texas Southern University, 3100 Cleburne St, Houston Tx 77004
    ATTN: Brandi Weber
  • All candidates who are out of state and cannot attend in person video submission deadline is 5 pm May 7, 2021. You will receive an email with the audition routine for video submission on May 6, 2021, by 4 pm. It is mandatory that you wear the audition requirement attire and submit your video of the audition routine to Gretchen.Jean@tsu.edu by 5 pm, May 7, 2021.

For questions or concerns please email Gretchen.jean@tsu.edu 
Or contact Gretchen Jéan 713-313-7676

Download Waiver Agreement


Tiger Sensations Basketball Dance Line Auditions

Click the link below to register by the deadline of May 2, 2021.

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Congratulations to the 2020-2021 Tiger Sensations Dance Team:

Briyana Jackson – Captain   Mikayla Dates – Team Leader     Imani Evans – Team Leader

Kyra Brown | Gabrielle Brownlee | Kennedy Crenshaw  | Carla Hunt Ashlyn Liner  | Irish Richardson | Aubryon Ross  | Miyah Terrell  | Khailie Trinidad |  Kamryn Washington |  Zariah Watson  | Ajaysia Whitehurst


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