NFL Cheerleader Auditions – Colts

11/30/2010

Cheerleader audition information for the Colts NFL

Auditions for the 2011-12 Season begin April 9, 2011!

Entering their 28th season, the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders continue to be an integral part of the Colts organization.

The Colts cheerleaders have appeared at charity functions, conventions, grand openings, fairs and tradeshows, among other events and donate their time to many charitable and civic causes each year.
Colts cheerleaders can add excitement to any occasion. Whether it be signing autographs, mingling with guests or performing their many dance routines, they are sure to add a special element to any event.

There is a $25 registration fee for all applicants.

Audition format
Short dance routine to be learned at preliminary auditions
Freestyle dancing
Kicks
A brief introduction of yourself to the judges

The first day of auditions will be Saturday, April 9, 2011. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Warm-ups will start at 9:30 a.m. We will have two rounds of auditions that day. If you make it through the morning round, you will be asked to stay for the afternoon. Those that make it through the first day will be asked to return on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on April 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 2011. The final night of auditions will be a Runway Show on April 27 at the Plainfield High School Auditorium.

GENERAL INFORMATION
WHAT ARE THE RESPONSIBILITIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF A COLTS CHEERLEADER? “Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders…”

Represent the Indianapolis Colts organization by actively supporting the team, values and goals of the Club.
Serve by attending and actively participating in all Colts events, community involvement and volunteer activities of the Club.
Allow individuals the opportunity for personal growth and development, increased community involvement as well as development of dance skills
Allow the opportunity for exposure through various media, corporate, community and charity events
Allow the opportunity for compensation generation through promotions and personal appearance.
HOW CAN I BEST PREPARE?
Get ready for auditions by attending one or all of the audition workshops.

Time: 9:00-9:45 p.m.
Dates: Every Thursday, January 6- February 24, 2011
Cost: $10 per class
Where: Curtain Call Dance Studio- 1833 N. Expo Lane Indianapolis
Classes will include: jazz technique, kick/pom technique, dance combos, and more
Please arrive 15 minutes early for the first class to register

Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Dates: March 15, 22, 29 and April 5 2011
Cost: $30.00 per class, (or save $20.00 when you sign up for all four workshops at once on March 9th!)
Where: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center, 7001 W 56th St., Indpls., IN, 46254
Classes will include: stretching / warm-up, kicks, jazz technique, dance combinations, words of wisdom and more!
All Registration at the door.
Included in $30.00 each week will be Fitness Classes. Classes will be 6:30-8:30 on March 17, March 24, March 31, and April 7 at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center.
REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 18 years of age by April 15, 2011
Must be a high school graduate as of June 30, 2011
Must exibit reasonable dance skills and a strong willingness to learn
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS CHEERLEADERS POSSESS THE FOLLOWING:

Maturity and responsibility
A strong desire to support the team and the squad
A positive attitude and high energy level
A flexible schedule and patience
Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders conduct themselves at all times in such a manner as is consistent with the highest moral and ethical standards.

TOP 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

1. What are the dates / times for the 2010 auditions?

The first day of auditions will be Saturday, April 9, 2011. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m. for registration. Warm-ups will start at 9:30 a.m. We will have two rounds of auditions that day. If you make it through the morning round, you will be asked to stay for the afternoon. Those that make it through the first day will be asked to return on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. on April 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 2011. The final night of auditions will be a Runway Show on April 27 at the Plainfield High School Auditorium.
2. Will there be workshops or prep classes before auditions?

Yes. Every Thursday, January 6 through February 24, 2011 there will be audition prep classes. These classes will help gain experience and confidence with jazz technique, kick/pom technique, dance combos, and more. These classes will take place from 9:00-9:45 pm, at Curtain Call Dance Studio for Performing Arts, which is The Official Dance Studio of the Indianapolis Colts. Curtain Call’s address is 1833 N. Expo Lane Indianapolis, IN. The cost is $10 per class. Please arrive 15 minutes early at the first class to register. Call 317-271-6688 or visit ccadance.com for more information/detaild directions.
We will also be holding four audition workshops at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center located at 7001 W 56th St., Indpls., IN. Tentatively, the dates are March 15, 22, 29 and April 5. During these workshops, we will be teaching choreography, working on kicks and offering advice and tips on how best to prepare for auditions. Included in the cost each week will be a fitness class on Thursday nights. Everyone trying out for the 2011 Colts cheerleadering squad is strongly encouraged to attend these workshops.
3. If I make the squad, what is the commitment?

Colts cheerleaders appear at every home game. Tentatively, we will practice every Tuesday and Thursday night from 6:00 to 9:15 p.m. and select Saturdays if needed. You will also be required to do a minimum of 20 community service appearances.
4. What are the age requirements?

You must turn 18 by April 15, 2011 and graduate from high school by June 30, 2011. There is no maximum age requirement. Our current squad ranges in age from 19 to 25 with the average age being 23.
5. Are there any height and weight requirements?

No, but fitness is very important. You must be in good physical condition and proportioned for your height. We recommend that you maintain a regular exercise program and a healthy diet.
6. What should I wear / bring to auditions?

You should wear dance or workout attire that shows your legs and midriff, cropped well supported top and fitted shorts. No loose shirts or baggy clothing. You will also need dance shoes such as dance sneakers or jazz shoes. You may also bring water and a light snack, if needed.
7. How should I wear my hair and make-up for auditions?

You should wear your hair and make-up in a way that flatters you best. Long hair should be worn down but not in your face. Think glamorous rather than sporty. Tyler Mason Salon & Spa is the official hair and make-up provider of the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders. We recommend you call them at (317) 271-3330 for a hair and make-up consultation.
8. What will the judges be looking for?

The judges will be looking at appearance, dance skills, showmanship and personality.
9. Is being a Colts cheerleader a full-time job?

No. Colts cheerleaders either work a full-time job outside the home, are a full-time student or a full-time mom.
10. Do current squad members have to re-audition?

Yes. Everyone must go through the audition process each season and no one is guaranteed a place on the squad.

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