Semi Pro Cheerleader Tryouts | VA

03/05/2010

The Spartans holding auditions for cheerleaders for the 2010 football season.

Our organization invites you to get a better understanding of our goals and ambitions for our inaugural 2010 season. Our team is one of the thirty teams that establish the Regional American Football League or the RAFL. The RAFL is a Minor League Football organization that plays Adult Amateur Football, founded in 2006 due to instability on the East Coast regarding adult football leagues. The first season of the RAFL was in 2007 where all teams play under National Football League rules and the athletes who participate in the RAFL are eligible for collegiate level football being that they are not compensated when playing for this league. The RAFL practices a democratic system whose governing body consists of a President, Commissioner, Board Members, and a League Senate. In being a member of the RAFL in the Southern Conference Capital Division, the Virginia Spartans will be newcomers underneath new ownership and a new team name after establishing a strong reputation for ourselves this past season as the Virginia Kings. This was accomplished by the team receiving an invitation to the RAFL championship game in 2009, however, falling short of winning the championship title. As a new team with a fresh outlook for the 2010 season, we are building a strong bond with our community by participating in volunteer activities, participating in local charity events, hosting team fundraising events, as well as participating with local youth and adult sport teams to teach the importance of team building and respect as well as enhancing individual athletic capabilities. Finally, the Virginia Spartans anticipate on building a strong foundation for the team by implementing and enforcing a strong player code of conduct which weighs heavily on each athlete respecting one another, opposing teams, the staff, sponsors and themselves.
Virginia Spartans Semi-Pro Football Cheer & Dance Team Auditions

Date: April 11, 2010
Location: Please email for location information.

FAQs

What are the minimum qualifications to be a Spartans Cheerleader/Dancer?

Must be at least 18 by May 1, 2010
Hold a full/part-time job, or attend school full time, or have a family
Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.

Are there any Height & Weight Requirements?

You should look well proportioned and be physically fit; but we have no set limits.
We DO NOT have a minimum or maximum height/weight requirement.

Is there an age limit?

You must be at least 18 by May 1, 2010. There is NO maximum age limit.
Ages of recent cheerleaders have ranged from 18 to 35.

How should I wear my hair and make-up?

Your hairstyle should compliment your features. Make-up should have colors that compliment you! Think glamorous.

Will there be any audition Prep Classes?

Yes, the prep class schedule will be released on Jan. 30, 2010

Can my family watch any part of the auditions or Prep Classes?

No, the prep classes and the auditions are closed to the public.

Do I have to take the prep classes?

No, however it is highly recommended that you take at least one prep classes if possilbe. This is where you will learn all of our various dances and styles from our captains, leaders on the team and cheerleader director.

How long will the audition process be?

Auditions will be one – two days depending on how many ladies tryout this season.

Is the squad more dance-oriented than cheerleading and stunting?

Dance! We have our own style of dance with emphasis on Jazz. However, we will incorporate cheer into our program.

When, where and how much do the Spartans Cheerleaders & Dancers rehearse?

Anywhere from 1-2 times per week.
Full squad rehearsals are primarily held on Sundays from 11:30 am until 3:30 pm. Saturday rehearsals may be in the morning or afternoon and will be scheduled several times throughout the year, however notice will be given at the beginning of the season.
Rehearsals will take place at our official sponsor gym which will be finalized shortly.

What will the judges focus on?

Showmanship
Dance Technique
Personal Appearance/Figure
Personality
Communication Skills
Energy

Do I have to make up my own routine?

No, for the first round of auditions you will be required to do some free-style dance and we recommend you not pre-choreograph this. This will take place to a one minute upbeat piece of top current music. This is a way for the directors and judges to see your natural movement – THIS IS NOT JUDGED.

For all other rounds, you will be taught all the choreography you will dance.

How much of a time commitment is being a Spartans Cheerleader & Dancer?

In addition to attending every rehearsal and game, the Spartans Cheerleaders & Dancers will participate in several appearances throughout the season. Each cheerleader should plan on making at least 5 appearances during her year.

The time spent a week at rehearsals, games and appearances can range from 3 to 8 hours.

Being a Virginia Spartans Cheerleader & Dancer is a huge commitment. However, many of the past cheerleaders have held demanding careers such as teachers, counselors, nurses, and computer specialists. We have also had a number of under graduate and graduate college student and even a medical student. Yes, several of the cheerleaders have children and families to manage in addition to carrying a full-time job.

At the prep classes you will be able to meet several of the current squad members and ask them how they manage their time.

Are the Cheerleaders paid?

At this time, Spartans Cheerleaders & Dancers are not paid, however we are seeking additional sponsors that may allow for us to be paid in addition to a pair of season tickets and other perks from sponsors.

Do I have to pay for the uniform?

Yes, however, we are keeping all uniform costs to a minimum. You will receive complimentary practice attire, earrings, and poms. You are responsible for the care of the uniforms and attire supplied to you.

What should I wear to auditions?

A crop top (sports bra, stomach must show) and dance trunks/briefs (recommended) or short biker shorts. Your outfit can be any color and any style.
Sample audition attire will be shown during the prep classes.
Flesh-colored pantyhose, dance tights or you may be bare legged.
Dance Sneaker, or Jazz shoes.

Are all the Prep classes different and can I audition if I do not attend any of the classes?

The Prep Classes are designed to offer different choreography each day. However, all the technical material is the same.

You may still audition if you do not attend any of the Prep Classes. The Prep Classes are optional, but strongly recommended.

What do I need to bring to the auditions?

Bring your audition application form completed (unless you have already mailed it in).
Include a non-returnable recent photo along with your application.
Bring a lunch or snack and a water bottle.
Extra audition out-fit and tights. Just in case anything happens.
If you have not attended a Prep Class then please bring $20 cash or money order for the registration.

What can I do to get ready several months before auditions when prep classes aren’t offered?

Exercise and start eating healthy! You will need to be physically fit.
Stretch out after every workout.
Take dance classes that will teach you jazz technique.

Hope to see you at tryouts this season!

If you have any questions please feel free to contact
VaSpartansCheer@yahoo.com

Best Wishes,

Spartans Dance Director

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