Tiger Dance Program


While the cheer team is oriented toward traditional cheer activities, the Sensations show spirit combined with modern hip-hop dance skills. On the court and sidelines at every men’s and women’s home basketball games and various special events, the Sensations bring fun, spunk, and energy. Their purpose is to support athletic teams and campus organizations at Texas Southern University. They also attend community events and partake in activities designed to help themselves develop as a student, dancer, and an overall good citizen on campus and in the community.tsu-sensations-bball

Dance Program Goals

  • To execute sidelines and dance routines to promote spirit at the TSU athletic games/events
  • To keep the crowd’s attention on the court or stage where the intercollegiate activities are taking place, for entertainment
  • To raise the level of fan support for the teams and university
  • To serve as ambassadors of intercollegiate athletics and the university
  • To demonstrate academic success through study hall and life skills
  • In all matters and policies concerning the university, it is required for each individual dance member to execute good citizenship and sportsmanship and to conduct themselves in a proper manner while representing TSU

Academic Requirements

  • Maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Must be enrolled full-time at TXSU (12 credits per semester)
  • All dancers must attend 8 study hall hours per week
  • Incoming freshmen must be enrolled and admitted into TSU

General Requirements:

We are looking for responsible and dependable athletes, who are willing to work hard, be coached, and maintain a positive attitude.

  • Admission Letter of Acceptance – Incoming Students
  • 2.5 GPA or higher – Returning Students
  • Tryout Application
  • Onsite Interview w/ Current Coach and Advisor


We are excited to announce that the auditions for the TSU Sensations 2023-2024 Season are held in person.

2023 DATES


  • April 22, 2023 7am – 5pm
  • Location TSU HPE



  • $30 per dancer
  • No refunds for cancelled participants


    • Check or money order made payable to Texas Southern Athletics – TSU Sensations
    • Click on the registration form below to register for auditions
    • Click on “AUDITION PACKET” button below for waiver and additional information
    • A waiver must be on file for each participant 

Register Here



  • Current TSU student’s GPA of 2.5
  • *High School seniors Admittance letter to TSU is required.

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Program Benefits

Each member meeting eligibility will qualify for the following benefits:

  • Quality Education
  • Travel Expenses Paid
  • Uniforms, Camp & Practice Attire, and Equipment Provided
  • Academic Tutoring Services Provided
  • Contracted Athletic Trainer
  • Supportive Alumni
  • Collegiate National Competition Opportunities
  • Texas Southern University & SWAC Conference experiences and traditions
  • Academic Leadership Scholarship ($1,000 split into two equal payments, waives out of state tuition)
Sendations Court
Congratulations to the 2022-2023 Tiger Sensations Dance Team: 

Team Captain - Mikaela Richardson
Co-Captains - Melanie Mays and Jada Prescott

Mya Andrews | Kiara Baldridge | Daniah Cervantes-Thurmond | Kristinee Davis | Jadaya Favorite | Dayshon Ford | Michelle Hamilton | Schi Phillips | Victoria Hayes | Nia Horne | Sinaria Jones | Dilyn Penn |


Connect With Tiger Sensations

Head Dance Coach - Gretchen Jean
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