Foxborough, Mass. - The New England Patriots Cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2012 squad on Saturday, March 3 preceded by an optional audition workshop on Saturday, Jan. 28.
Women who are at least 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to attend both the recommended optional workshop and the open auditions.
The workshop on January 28 will prepare candidates for the audition process. It will take place in Gillette Stadium's Putnam Club West. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop ends at 2:00 p.m. The registration fee is $100.
The open auditions on March 3 will take place in Gillette Stadium's Dana Farber Field House. Candidates will perform two designated routines and a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, overall appearance and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to up to 65 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 17. A more detailed description of the audition process can be found at www.patriots.com/cheerleaders.
The 2012 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of 24-30 women. The squad rehearses twice a week and performs at all Patriots home games. In addition to performing in front of nearly 70,000 fans, a spot on the squad can provide some exciting perks. The cheerleaders will travel to an exotic location in April for the Patriots Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar shoot and cheerleaders have visited deployed military troops in more than 25 countries. Patriots Cheerleaders have also appeared on local and national television, including Entertainment Tonight, E!, Inside Edition, Fox News, Late Show with David Letterman, On-Air with Ryan Seacrest, Good Morning America and the CBS Early Show, and in magazines including Sports Illustrated, Maxim and Muscle and Fitness.
The Patriots Cheerleaders are also seeking non-performing promotional models. For details on how to apply to become a Patriots Cheerleader promotional model, please visit www.patriots.com/cheerleaders