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2017 PATRIOTS CHEERLEADERS AUDITIONS
Audition to become a cheerleader for the 5X Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots and enjoy many opportunities such as:
- Make public appearances throughout New England in support of our communities' charitable organizations and local businesses
- Perform for 68,000 fans during nationally televised games
- Model for the Patriots Cheerleaders’ annual swimsuit calendar, poster and video shoots
- International travel opportunities
- Create memories that will last a lifetime!
Two unique opportunities are available and outlined below. Once you complete your employment application, you will receive an automated response confirming receipt. Shortly thereafter you will receive a confirmation from our Human Resources Department, advising you that your application was received.
PATRIOTS CHEERLEADERS DANCE SQUAD
The Patriots Cheerleaders dance team performs at Patriots home games and are requested to attend a minimum of two rehearsals per week. In addition to performing on the sidelines for Patriots home games at Gillette Stadium, the dance team participates in public appearances throughout the community and members are also featured in the swimsuit calendar and poster. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and must be a high school graduate or have a GED by the date of preliminary auditions to participate. There is no age limit or height requirement. In order to audition, you must first complete an online application. NOTE: once you submit your online application, you should automatically plan on attending auditions. This step is NOT part of the “selection process”, but instead, a requirement for all interested parties.
On the day of auditions you should bring a photo, resume and a $20.00 audition fee. Resumes should outline your educational and occupational background and any community service, public speaking, dance/cheer/tumble/modeling experience you may have. Photos can be color or black and white and must be size 5 x 7 or larger. It can be a headshot, full length or candid and can reflect any type of outfit you choose; fitness apparel, casual, business outfit, formal, swimwear - it’s your choice. Photos and resumes will not be returned. Cash, checks or money orders, made payable to the New England Patriots, are acceptable for the audition fee. NOTE: Dance team candidates should NOT mail in resumes/photos, but should bring them day of event. If a dance team applicant does not advance during the preliminary round, she can still be considered for the promotional model team and will be notified by phone or email if she has been requested to attend finals to continue the process. At the conclusion of preliminaries, each dance team candidate that advances to finals will sign up for a half-hour personal interview at Gillette Stadium, with a variety of dates and times offered.
PATRIOTS CHEERLEADERS PROMOTIONAL MODEL SQUAD
As part of our responsibility to the community and to our team partners, public and game day appearances are becoming an increasingly important squad role. Due to the large volume of appearance requests we receive, we have assembled an elite squad for promotional appearances and event participation. A Patriots Cheerleader promotional model is a non-performing squad member specifically chosen for her specialization in, and availability for, public and game-day appearances. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and must be a high school graduate or have a GED by the date of final auditions to participate. There is no age limit or height requirement. Patriots Cheerleader promotional models may be asked to attend some rehearsals with advanced notice. Members of the promotional model team are also featured in the annual swimsuit calendar and poster. Promotional models are not required to participate in the dance round of the auditions. You must complete an online application. Promotional model candidates should mail in three photos, a resume and a $20.00 processing fee, with the packet being RECEIVED (not postmarked) at Gillette Stadium by February 17, 2017. Resumes should outline educational and occupational background and any community service, public speaking and modeling experience you may have. Photos can be color or black and white and must be size 5 x 7 or larger. One full-length and one headshot should be included, as well as one candid photo without photo retouching applied. Photos can reflect any type of outfit you choose; casual, business attire, formal, swimwear, fitness apparel - it’s your choice. Photos and resumes will not be returned. (Your resume/photos will not be considered until your online application is completed). Checks or money orders should be made payable to New England Patriots. Please send resumes, photos and checks or money orders to:
Attention: Tracy Sormanti
One Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035
INTERVIEWS: Promotional model candidates will be notified via email as to whether or not they have been selected for an interview, after packets are reviewed. Within a week after interviews, candidates will be notified whether or not they have been selected to participate in final auditions. Promotional model candidates do not attend preliminary auditions unless they wish to also be considered for the dance team. See below.
INTEREST IN BOTH DANCE TEAM AND PROMOTIONAL MODEL TEAM
If you're interested in the dance team but would also be interested in participating on the promotional model team if there wasn't an opportunity for you on the performance squad, you should attend preliminary auditions and you should not send in a promotional model packet. Candidates not advancing as a dance finalist will have their audition packets re-reviewed during/shortly after preliminaries for possible consideration as a promotional model finalist. Call backs will be made to those selected to advance. Those interested in the promotional model team ONLY should mail in packets in advance.
PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS REQUIREMENTS
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: 9:30 a.m. registration. Those advancing past all rounds should expect to be in attendance until 7:00 p.m.
Location: Pieri Gymnasium at Dean College, Franklin, MA (Directions)
Preliminary Auditions will be held on one day only. If you are unable to attend that day, there will not be a make-up date scheduled. We do not accept videotapes in lieu of auditioning. As preliminary auditions will not be open for public viewing, guests will not be permitted into the audition facility. You should wear neat work-out attire and sneakers or dance shoes for the audition. Be sure to bring warm-ups as it may get cool during the waiting periods. A neat and polished appearance is best. Your hair and make-up should be performance-ready. Think "glamour" rather than "sporty". You should also bring plenty to drink and a healthy lunch. Upon arrival, you will line up to be checked off the registration list as you should have already completed an application form online. You will be asked to complete a waiver and submit a $20.00 audition processing fee. Numbers will be assigned in line order. Candidates should also bring a resume and photo, as outlined above.
Participants will be taught choreographed dance combinations and may be given an opportunity to perform a freestyle combination as well (music will be determined on the day of preliminaries). Several tabulations will be made throughout the day and approximately 40-50 dancers will be selected to participate in the final auditions. Each dancer advancing to finals will schedule a half hour personal interview with the cheerleader director at Gillette Stadium at a mutually convenient date and time prior to final auditions.
OPTIONAL AUDITION WORKSHOP
Date: Saturday, February 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. registration. Event concludes at 3:00 p.m.
Location: Guidrey Center, Dean College, Franklin, MA (directions below)
Our Optional Audition Workshop is a program designed to better prepare candidates for the audition process. Though attendance at the workshop is not required, it is highly recommended.
- Learn dance choreography similar to the style that will be taught at preliminary auditions
- Fitness session conducted by Andy Berler, creator of BMAX and personal trainer for the Patriots Cheerleaders
- Nutritional guidance session hosted by Dr. Debra Foschi, Patriots Cheerleaders nutritionist
- Q&A and detailed review of the audition process
- Each participant will receive a 2016 Patriots Cheerleaders poster
Workshop is not open for public viewing
Age: Must be at least 18 years of age to participate
What to Wear: Neat work-out attire with warm-ups and sneakers or dance shoes
What to Bring: Snacks, water bottle and notebook/pen
Cost of Workshop: $125.00 (one hundred twenty five dollars) per participant
You may click the button below to pay via credit card and register online, OR, you can mail a check or money order, made payable to New England Patriots, being sure to note the name of the attendee on the payment. Payments must be received (NOT POSTMARKED) at Gillette Stadium by February 17, 2017.
Mail To: Cheerleaders, Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxboro, MA 02035
DIRECTIONS TO GUIDREY CENTER AT DEAN COLLEGE:
The Dean College campus is conveniently located 5 minutes off Interstate I-495 at exit 17 (Route 140 South). Visitors should park in the Campus Center parking lot by the outdoor basketball court.
If you are using GPS, enter the address: 109 West Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038.
Visitors to The Guidrey Center should enter the Campus Center, the Guidrey Center is located on your left as you walk down the concourse.
From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)
Take Exit 11A to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.
Take I-84 East or I-395 North to the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East. Proceed to Exit 11A to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.
From New Hampshire and Maine
Take I-93 South or I-95 South to I-495 South. Continue south to Exit 17 and turn left at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue on Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.
From Rhode Island
Take Route I-95 North to I-495 North. Continue north to Exit 17 and turn right at the end of the ramp onto Route 140 South. Continue Route 140 South for 1.5 miles through four traffic lights. After passing the fourth light, look for the Campus Center parking lot on the left.