NSU Spirit group tryouts set for Saturday

class=”alignleft wp-image-20066″ style=”margin: 4px 2px;” alt=”Northwestern_State_University_of_Louisiana” src=”http://klax-tv.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Northwestern_State_University_of_Louisiana.png” width=”160″ height=”160″ />NATCHITOCHES –Northwestern State University holds auditions for its 2014-15 cheerleading squad, Demon Dazzlers and Vic the Demon mascot this weekend.

Tryouts for the cheerleading squad are April 5-6 in Prather Coliseum.

The Northwestern State cheerleaders are the premiere spirit group for the University. The cheerleaders serve several roles at the university. They have the opportunity to cheer at all home football, basketball, volleyball and soccer games and most road football games. They also represent the university at various alumni and community functions and events.

A workshop and auditions for the Demon Dazzlers will be held Saturday, April 5. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and auditions get underway at 10 a.m. in the Health and Human Performance Building.

The Demon Dazzlers serve as the official jazz line for Northwestern State University, performing for NSU Demon pep rallies, football and basketball games. The Demon Dazzlers blend different styles of precision movement to produce a unique style of precision-jazz dance.

During the fall semester, the Demon Dazzlers serve as an auxiliary unit of the “Spirit of Northwestern” Marching Band, accompanying them to various marching festivals, guest appearances and football games both at home and selected away games. During the spring, the Demon Dazzlers provide half-time entertainment for the Demon basketball games and perform various exhibitions throughout the state. During the summer, the Demon Dazzlers also sponsor a dance camp.

Tryouts for Vic the Demon will be Sunday, April 6 starting at 8 a.m. in the Health and Human Performance Building.

Vic the Demon is the official mascot for Northwestern State.  He is the leader of crowd participation and spirit at all Northwestern State functions.  Vic performs at home games, select away games, various NSU non-athletic functions and makes appearances throughout the community.

For more information on the tryouts, go to recruiting.nsula.edu/spirit-group-information.