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Carolina Girls

Team Roster

Graceyn Brown
Carly Comalander
Annie Conway
Meredith Covert
Makayla Davis
Olivia DeSantis
Isabelle Dittrick
Abby Harmon
Gabbie Helm
Megan Heyde
Mallory Hobday
Savannah Jones
Jackie LiBrizzi
Sophia Mazzola
Brinley Mineroldi
Lauryn Mulder
Bree OutmanHannah Rivers
Morgan Rominski
Ella Samellas
Olivia Sammartino
Paige Spencer
Emme Staton
Katelyn Stephens
Ally Vazquez
Sydney Winn
Ambria Woolever
Maddy Wright

Coaching Staff

Program Overview

The Carolina Girls Dance Team was established in the fall of 2007 under the direction of South Carolina Athletics and head coach, Lindsay Sprague. The Carolina Girls perform at all South Carolina home football games and basketball games, and also competes nationally at the National Dance Alliance’s Collegiate Championship each spring. The Carolina Girls have placed in the top five every year since 2010 and most recently won back-to-back national championships in Division 1A Team Performance in 2021 and 2022.

The Carolina Girls Dance Team is open to all full-time students in good academic standing at the University of South Carolina. Auditions are held each year at the end of the spring semester, at which dancers are required to perform various technical sequences, as well as three routines in the styles of jazz, pom, and hip-hop. Auditions for the 2023-2024 team will be by invitation only. More information on that process may be found here.

Being a Carolina Girl is a significant commitment and following academic studies, it should be a top priority for every team member. Carolina Girls are representatives of the University and are expected to uphold its values and standards accordingly. The team trains 4-5 times per week beginning in early August through the completion of nationals in April.

For more information on the Carolina Girls or to request an appearance, please contact head coach, Lindsay Sprague at sprague@sc.edu.

 

Carolina Girls National Champs

Clinics

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    Ages: 14+

    2022-2023 CLINICS

    • November 12, 2022
    • January 28, 2023
    • February 25, 2023

    More information/register

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    Ages: 5-13

    The Junior Carolina Girls Clinic is open to ages 5-13; no previous dance experience is required.
    Participants will learn a fun routine and have the opportunity to perform it with the Carolina Girls at a
    Gamecock men’s basketball game following the clinic.

    The 2023 clinic is set for Saturday, February 4 and will begin at 9 a.m. at the Jerri and Steve Spurrier Indoor Practice Facility. Participants will have the perform their routine at the men’s basketball game vs. Auburn that afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at Colonial Life Arena.

    Sign up today

Audition Information

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    2023-2024 Carolina Girls Audition
    April 14-16, 2023 | Columbia, SC

    The 2023-2024 Carolina Girls Audition will be by invitation only. Dancers may receive an invite in one of
    two ways:

    1) Clinics: Multiple audition invitations will be given to dancers at each clinic throughout the season. One
    clinic will be held in the fall and two more in the spring semester. The coaching staff will be looking for
    well-rounded dancers who meet the team’s standards of technique, athleticism and performance
    quality. CLICK HERE for more information on clinic opportunities.

    2) Qualifying Videos: Dancers who do not receive an invitation at or are unable to attend any of the
    clinics may submit a qualifying video. Simply complete the audition application online in February and
    the required material will be emailed to applicants on March 4; videos will be due by March 10.
    Dancers who wish to attend the 2023-24 will be asked to submit the following:

    • Audition Application (available in February 2023)
    • Copy of UofSC letter of acceptance (incoming freshmen) OR a copy of an unofficial transcript from current institution (transfer students); bridge program students are also eligible
    • Headshot or current photo of yourself

    Tentative Audition Schedule:

    FRIDAY
    3:00 – 4:00pm: Check-in
    4:00 – 8:00pm: Audition Choreography Session

    SATURDAY
    9:00am – 1pm: Jazz & Technique Evaluations
    *break – semi-finalists announced via email*
    2:30pm – 5pm: Fight Song & Hip-Hop Evaluations
    *finalists announced via email*

    SUNDAY
    9:00am – 1:00pm: Finalist Interviews
    *break*
    2:00pm – 4:00pm: Solos and Final Evaluations
    *team will be announced via email*

    Audition Attire:
    Performance Half-top
    Dance shorts
    Jazz shoes
    Hair down
    Full makeup
    No jewelry (post earrings are acceptable)
    Sneakers for hip-hop (dancers may also change into leggings or sweats for this section only)