Cougar Dolls Dance Team

The Cougar Dolls Dance Team is an integral part of the Spirit of Houston. Their main purpose is to entertain, energize and inspire at designated University of Houston Athletic contests and promotional events at the direction of the administration of the University of Houston Band Department. The University of Houston Dance Team consists of approximately 16-23 members. The team covers all home football and men and women’s basketball games.

Audition Registration (click here to register online)

University of Houston Cougar Dolls Dance Team

2016-2017 Audition Information

Friday, June 10th: 5 P.M.-finish

Saturday, June 11th: 9 A.M.-finish

Location: Winston Band Complex
Attached to TDECU Stadium on Cullen Boulevard

*Bring a snack or lunch if needed.


General Audition Requirements

  • Must be enrolled at the University of Houston Main Campus

  • Current Health Insurance (a copy of the insurance card must be sent in with application.)

    • enrolled full time

    • cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above

  • a completed waiver (more information soon)

  • Pay Application Fee ($45, non-refundable)

  • Reference letter from current or recent coach/advisor/director submitted with application.

  • Are not allowed to participate in Fall Greek Recruitment (Schedule conflicts)

  • attend auditions

*Please bring your insurance card, application fee, and reference letter with you to auditions.

Audition Attire

  • black hot shorts

  • solid black sports bra

  • Hair and make-up performance ready

    • hair should be down or half up and half down

  • Jazz shoes

  • Nail polish should be clear, French, or American manicured

  • No jewelry allowed, except rhinestone earrings


Audition Format (cuts will be made throughout the process) 

Day 1- Learn the following choreography    

  • University of Houston fight song and chant
  • Jazz combination
  • Hip hop combination

Day 2- Perform all three routines for the judges

  • University of Houston Fight Song and Chant

Each candidate will be scored on pom-technique (strong/correct arm motions), performance, and projection.

  • Jazz combination

Each candidate will be scored on technique, performance, and memory.

  • Individual technique (required skills)

Triple pirouette: parallel passé and must be to the right
Center leap: you may prep and end however you would like.  This can be on either side.
Calypsos:  you will need to prep with at least one chain turn before this leap.  This must be done to the right.
Turning disc
Leg Extension:  this can be performed on either leg. (ex. tilt extension, side extension, back extension, etc.)

  • Across the Floor Improvisation

This section will be done with candidates in the room.  We will play music and each candidate will need to go across the floor showing any skills that would like the judges to see.  We ask that each candidate use at least 2 full eight counts, and no more than 3 full eight counts.  All technical skills should be connected with appropriate dance movement.

  • Hip hop Combination

Candidates will be scored on performance, style, and memory.

  • Individual Interview

You will be asked 5-8 questions by the panel of judges.  These questions will vary from candidate to candidate. 

*Please note that cuts will be made throughout the day, if necessary.


Mailing Address

University of Houston Cougar Dolls Dance Team
3333 Cullen Blvd. Room 120
Houston, TX 77204-4017

Phone: 713-743-3175
Fax: 713-743-3368

Contact Coach Khristal Harbert at for any questions or concerns.