Are you thinking about trying for the team? Tryouts are held once a year, usually somewhere around the end of April. Keep checking back at this page for information as it becomes available. Here is some information you will need to know:
Do I need to have a partner for Tryouts?
Yes, you must have your own partner to try out. The team does not take individuals; therefore, you make the team as a couple. Can’t find a partner? Click here.
Procedure for Tryouts:
Check-In: Contact President for more information
Bring the completed waiver form and your insurance card with you to Tryouts.
- You must be enrolled at Texas A&M University at the time of tryouts.
- You must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPR at the time of tryouts.
- Couples try out together and make the team together.
- If you need help finding a partner, try our Partner Search.
- If you plan on attending mock tryouts or tryouts, please review the list below of approved Tryout Jitterbug Moves. The moves on the list are the only ones that have been approved for non-Wranglers. The reason for limiting moves is to ensure saftey and give everyone trying out an equal opportunity.
- There must be a Jessie Flip, Airplane to Hip Dip, Cliffhanger, and Can Opener in your Jitterbug Routine. Click here Aggie Wranglers Tryouts – Approved Jitterbug Movesfor a list of approved jitterbug routine moves.
- At least one member of each couple must attend one of our tryout informational meetings. These can take place separately or right before a mock tryout. If you are unable to attend any of the informationals or mock tryouts, please contact us at email@example.com ASAP.
- Each person trying out is required to turn in an individual application for membership. This means that you and your partner will fill out separate applications. Be sure to attach an up to date, recognizable photo of yourself in your application.
These will be a preview for the first half of tryouts. There will be polka, two-step, and jitterbug sections. These are highly encouraged for tryout couples to attend. Please bring a notebook and pens for critiques.
Mock Tryout dates and times TBA.
Advanced Lessons are held once a year in the spring semester. During these lessons, you will learn advanced moves and get help refining your current moves. Each lesson is $30 per couple.
Advanced Lessons times and dates TBA.
Note: We will be having a pre-tryout dinner– date and time are currently TBA.
Here are some polka, two-step, and jitterbug songs that can help you gain a perspective as to what songs are generally for which step. Due to copyright, we cannot distribute these songs but we can point you in the right direction. Good luck and have fun dancing!
- PolkaFightin’ Texas Aggie – Highway 6
- Neon Moon – Brooks & Dunn
- I’m Still Here – Pat Green
- Dust on the Bottle – David Lee Murphy
- Tight Fittin’ Jeans – Conway Twitty
- Tomorrow – Chris Young
- How Should I Know – Eli Young
- Love Your Love the Most – Eric Church
- Two Step1000 Miles From Nowhere – Dwight Yoakum
- Easy Come, Easy Go – George Strait
- Don’t Rock the Jukebox – Alan Jackson
- Amen Kind of Love – Daryle Singletary
- Small Town Saturday Night – Hal Ketchum
- Raining on Sunday – Keith Urban
- It’s a Great Day to be Alive – Travis Tritt
- Big Green Tractor – Jason Aldean
- She’s Like Texas – Josh Abbott
- JitterbugBoogie Til The Cows Come Home – Clay Walker
- Cadillac Ranch – Chris LeDoux
- Born To Boogie – Hank Williams Jr.
- Trouble – Travis Tritt
- Ain’t Goin’ Down (‘Til The Sun Comes Up) – Garth Brooks
As a general rule, you can two step to any polka song, but you cannot polka to every two step song. Also, you should not two step or polka to the jitterbug songs listed as they are too fast and more difficult to maintain smoothness.
What is required of us should we make the team?
Dedicate at least eight (8) whole weekends the summer following tryouts for workshops and membership development programs. During these workshops, you will learn all the routines as well various jitterbug moves. It is recommended to be in town during the summer as well as being flexible with your summer schedule. We highly recommend not having prior summer commitments if you are wanting to be on the team.
- You must be enrolled at Texas A&M University throughout your membership.
- You must maintain at least a semester and cumulative 2.0 GPR and be in good conduct and academic standing with the University.
- You must be able to commit to the team for at least one year.
- You must attend weekly meetings/practices (Currently on Wednesdays starting at 6:30 pm)
- You must teach and/or assist at least two sets of lessons each session (2 sessions per semester, including summer).
- You must attend 25 percent of all team performances each semester.
- You must love dancing and want to have fun.