The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (SIUE) Competitive Cheer and Dance Team is comprised of two club teams: cheer/stunt athletes and technically-trained dancers. Both components are administered through Campus Recreation. The two teams are committed to working together to support the mission of Campus Recreation, which is to enhance the collegiate experience, foster personal and professional development, and provide opportunities for cultural and social interaction.
Members of the Competitive Cheer and Dance Team must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours per semester, maintaining a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible. The length of service for a member of the SIUE Competitive Cheer and Dance Team is one year from the date of selection. The primary focus of each team is competition, specifically at NCA/NDA Nationals in Daytona Beach, FL in April. The teams also perform at area events and at SIUE NCAA Division I home men's and women's basketball games.
The Cheer and Dance Teams practice separately as well as together. Practices will be held a minimum of two times per week. Team workouts for strength and conditioning are required an additional two times per week.
The SIUE cheerleading program has added an additional team--a “Game Day” team. This team consists of students who may not be interested in competition but are interested in cheering at the collegiate level. Members of the Game Day squad must be enrolled for a minimum of 12 hours per semester and maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to be eligible. Commitments include cheering at all home SIUE Club Football games and all home men’s and women’s basketball games. Tryouts for this team are held following the start of school in August.