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Mystics Dance Team

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Team Members

  • Paige Crockett
  • Arianna Davis-Williams
  • Alexa Dixon
  • Gabbi George
  • RaeLynn Hanna
  • Taylor Nigh
  • Kali Ann Olivero
  • Megan Parmer
  • Kyra Rudel

Coach: Fallon Gardner

The Mystics are proud to be ambassadors of the University and perform at all home football and basketball games, pep rallies, and march with the MWSU Golden Griffon Marching Band.

Tryout Information

Date: Spring 2019

The Mystics Dance Team hosts tryouts every spring and scholarships are available.

Tryout Application | Medical Release | Mystic Prep Audition Clinic

Notice: All tryout days are closed to the public.

  • All participants must fill out the Tryout Application Form and the Medical Release Form which can be downloaded from this site and brought to tryouts with you.
  • All participants must show proof of current medical insurance at tryouts. YOU MUST BRING A COPY (FRONT AND BACK) OF YOUR CURRENT MEDICAL INSURANCE CARD.
  • All participants under the age of 18 must have a parent’s signature on the medical release form.
  • If a current Missouri Western student; bring a copy of current Missouri Western transcript (unofficial)
  • If a transfer student or incoming freshman; bring a copy of transcripts (unofficial).
  • Team members may be required to purchase team support items such as jacket, shoes, and related items.

Tryouts: DAY 1

Dance instruction: Participants will learn the Missouri Western fight song, jazz/pom combination pick-up routine, across the floor technique combinations.

Tryouts: DAY 2 
Participants will be judged on tryout material, physical fitness/appearance and crowd appeal.

NOTE: The judges will determine the final selection.

  • If chosen, be prepared to stay for team meeting.

Tryout Attire
Crop top, sports bra, or bra top in black, white, or Griffon gold and fitted black dance shorts with no tights and jazz shoes.


  • Scholarships awarded each semester.
  • Perform at state of the art facilities and travel with athletic teams during playoff opportunities.


  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Complete tryout application form.
  • Verify Health Insurance on application.

These obligations are strictly enforced by the Dean of School of Fine Arts representative who sponsors the dance team. The Mystic members are Ambassadors for the University. Public relations is a common part of the Mystic’s role at Missouri Western.

Sporting Events
Each squad member is required to attend athletic events, understand the role of the Mystics Dance Team at these events, and lead and entertain the crowd in support of Missouri Western.

As a squad member you can count on:

  • Guidance and support in achieving your academic goals
  • Training in an organized, established and fair program where there is a strong emphasis on striving for excellence in all areas
  • Hard work, friends and success

Contact: Coach Fallon Gardner

Mini-Mystics Dance Clinic

Looney Gym, 4525 Downs Drive, St. Joseph, MO 64507
$30 fee includes participant’s t-shirt, clinic registration, and performance.

The Missouri Western State University Mystics Dance team will hold a mini-dance clinic for children ages Pre-K through 8th grade on Saturday, TBA, 2019. Check-in begins at 9:45 am. Walk-ins are welcome, but are not guaranteed a clinic t-shirt.  Participants of the clinic will perform between the Missouri Western Women’s basketball game and the Missouri Western Men’s basketball game.

Your child must be registered by TBA to receive a t-shirt. For additional questions, please contact Coach Fallon Gardner