Rock Chalk Dance - FAQs

These same few questions are often asked about the Rock Chalk Dancers. If your question isn’t answered here, email your question to

What’s the time commitment of dancing at KU?
On average, we have three 2-hour practices per week and one game per week. If you’re on the Nationals (competition) squad, you’ll have an additional weekly practice, plus you’ll need to stay at KU in January (over break) for practices and the trip to Disneyworld for UDA nationals, IF a full bid is received. You may also have to perform at games during holiday breaks.

What are the skill requirements to make the squad?
See the Selection Criteria section of the Tryouts page.

Do you give dance team scholarships?
Yes. Every squad member receives $325/semester.

When and where are tryouts?
See the Tryouts page.

I want to go to KU – what do I do now?
Visit KU’s Admissions site, which has information on applying to KU, scholarships, financial aid, and housing.

I’m planning to visit KU. Can I meet the coach?
The coaches aren’t usually around during the day, but Cat Jarzemkoski (KU’s Spirit Squad Coordinator) would be happy to meet with you and answer any of your questions during your campus visit. To set up a time to meet, email Cat at

How do I schedule the Rock Chalk Dancers for an event?
Complete the Spirit Squad Request form at least four weeks before your event.