About the LSU Golden Girls
Taking the field with the Tiger Marching Band for the first time in 1959, the prestigious LSU Golden Girls represent the oldest and most established danceline on the LSU campus, consisting of a highly talented group of women chosen each spring by special audition. Auditions are open to all students who are on campus, entering freshmen, or transfer students who have been accepted to LSU by the audition date. Students (including transfer students) must have a 2.0 GPA in order to audition for the line. Previous studio dance training is highly recommended.
New members of the Golden Girls begin practice in the summer. During the fall, all members practice with the Tiger Band from 3:50 p.m. to 5:20 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. The Golden Girls also meet on their own during the week as-needed, generally on Tuesday evenings. The Golden Girls also appear at the annual Football Signing Day in the Spring, as well as other LSU-oriented events. The LSU Golden Girls do not perform in competitions, but do receive class credit for participation on the line.
The Golden Girls are one of the feature units with the LSU Tiger Band and perform for all home LSU football games, selected campus events, community outreach, and away games (including bowl games) which include the full Tiger Band. In 2011, the Golden Girls were invited by the Hong Kong tourism board to perform for the Chinese New Year Parade and Festival. In addition, they have made appearances at community events including the Bella Bowman Foundation, ARC Foundation, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the ALS Foundation.
Check out the links below for more about our audition processes, other auxiliary units, and the Bengal Brass Basketball Band.
Clinic & Audition Information
The LSU Golden Girls offer clinics prior to the start of the audition process each year. These clinics, open to all dancers from 8th grade through college levels, are dedicated to preparing potential auditionees in the techniques and styles of the LSU Golden Girls. Clinic attendance is encouraged, but not required for those auditioning.
Auditions are divided into a three-round process which usually begins in early April each year.
- The first round consists of a solo dance routine video submission.
- The second round consists of a technique-oriented video submission.
- The final round is an in-person audition day in Baton Rouge. The final LSU Golden Girls squad is selected and announced at the conclusion of this round.
For more information about clinics and auditions, including dates for the current audition season, please visit the Tiger Band Auditions page and select the "Golden Girls" tab.