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Penn Dance/Pom Team auditions set for April 22-25

Penn Poms at Nationals Competition, 13th place, (March 9, 2024)


Penn High School Pom/Dance Teams will be filling positions for the JV, Varsity, and Competition teams. Tryouts are open to current 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th graders. If you are going to be a senior for the 2024-2025 season, you must make Varsity or higher. Seniors cannot be on a Junior Varsity team.


Tryout Dates:

  • Monday, April 22: 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Main Arena at Penn
  • Tuesday, April 23: 6:30-8:30 p.m. -  Main Arena at Penn
  • Wednesday, April 24: 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Main Arena at Penn (Competition Tryouts)
  • Thursday, April 25: 6:30-9:30 p.m. - Main Arena  at Penn (JV and Varsity Tryouts)


Each candidate will be given a unique number. Results will be posted of who makes which team using the unique numbers. Competition team results will be announced on Thursday morning via Instagram. JV and Varsity team results will be announced on Friday morning via Instagram.


The Poms coaches will be looking for the following qualities during tryouts: dance ability, showmanship, and technical skills (JV/Varsity: Turns, toe touches, and leaps). 


Technical skills will be an extremely important aspect of tryouts for the Competition Team. Candidates must be able to do:

  • Triple and quad pirouette
  • Toe touches/pop up toe touch
  • Firebird
  • Turning Disc
  • Calypso
  • Side leap
  • Saut de chat
  • Fouettes/ala Seconde Turns
  • Aerials (front and side)
  • Switch to tilt jump; switch to arabesque; switch to second
  • Preferred skills: front walkovers


Dates & Information Sheet

  • Staff: Cindi Minegar and Alison Minegar - Competition Coach (Season runs August-March)
  • Lauren Jacobs - Varsity Coach (Season runs September-February)
  • Leah Olsen - JV Coach (Season runs September - February


Penn Physicals: Physicals for the 2024-2025 school year must be dated after May 1, 2024, and will be due on Register My Athlete by the first day of Boot Camp (July 29, 2024), or when the Athletic Office opens registrations.


Register My Athlete:  Upon results of tryouts, you must register on Register My Athlete (once athletic office has it set up – we will notify all team members when it is up) and get all appropriate paperwork signed and in on that website.  We do not collect paperwork. Click here for information on how to setup a Register My Athlete account.



JV and Varsity:   Competition Team:
Monday, July 29, 2024: 5:00-9:00 p.m. Monday, July 29, 2024:  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, July 30, 2024: 5:00-9:00 p.m.  Tuesday, July 30, 2024:  9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 31, 2024: 5:00-9:00 p.m.   Wednesday, July 30, 2024: 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Thursday, August 1, 2024: 5:00-8:00 p.m.     Thursday, August 1, 2024: 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

*Students will be responsible for their own sack lunches Monday – Wednesday



Financial Obligations:

  • Boot Camp will be run by guest choreographers along with coaches.
    • JV and Varsity camp fees are $110.00 per person.
    • Competition Boot Camp fees are $175.00 per person. Camp money is due on the first day, July 29, 2024.
  • Competition team (only) will be an additional $145 on the first day of actual season rehearsal, Monday, August 5, 2024. This money will go towards team t-shirt, hair bow, shoes, tights, rhinestones, and earrings. We will order as a group.


  • JV and Varsity team - new members will need:
  • Tan tights
  • Tan jazz shoes
  • Accessories

We will order as a group.



Elementary Camp (all teams involved in fundraiser):  June 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14, 2024, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Report time is 12:30 p.m.)


First day:  wear black tank tops, shorts, and tennis shoes. Hair should be in a pony tail.


Competition team will have additional fund raisers for their season.




I, _____________________________________ have read all requirements and give my student, _________________________________ permission to audition for the Penn High School Dance/Pom Team.


Parent Signature:                                                                                                      Dancer Signature:                                                                                                      Date: _______________________________________


*This form must be handed into the coaches on the first day of tryouts, or student will NOT be allowed to participate.  Any questions, please contact: Cindi Minegar at    OR    Alison Minegar at