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2012 Patriots Cheerleaders Audition Dates Announced

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Audition to become a cheerleader for the three-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots!

2012 Audition Dates Announced

Optional Audition Workshop:  Saturday, January 28, 2012 - Gillette Stadium - Putnam Club West

Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, March 3, 2012 - Gillette Stadium - Dana Farber Field House

  • Perform for 70,000 fans during nationally televised games
  • Model for the Patriots Cheerleaders' annual swimsuit calendar
  • Enjoy possible international travel opportunities
  • Make public appearances throughout New England and support our communities' charitable organizations
  • Create memories that will last a lifetime!

Two unique opportunities are available:

Patriots Cheerleaders Dance Squad
The Patriots Cheerleaders dance squad is a group of dancers that performs at every home game. They are required to attend two rehearsals per week. In addition to performing on the sidelines at all home games at Gillette Stadium, the Patriots Cheerleaders dance squad participates in public appearances throughout the community. The dance squad is also featured in the swimsuit calendar and squad poster. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and must be a high school graduate or have GED by the date of preliminary auditions in order to participate. No exceptions will be made. If you audition for the dance squad and you are not selected, you can elect to be considered for the promotional model squad (see below.)

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 numerous 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. Promotional models must be outgoing, well-spoken and have flexible schedules. Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and must be a high school graduate or have GED by the date of final auditions in order to participate. No exceptions will be made. Patriots Cheerleader promotional models are not required to attend practices but are required to attend Patriots home games. They are featured in the annual swimsuit calendar and squad poster.

Promotional models are not required to attend the dance audition. Resumes and photos must be RECEIVED (not postmarked) at Gillette Stadium by no later than Monday, February 20, 2012.  Your resume 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. One full length and one headshot should be included as well as one candid photo which has had no photo retouching done.  Photos and resumes will not be returned.  

A $10.00 processing fee is required for promotional model applications. Checks or money orders should be made payable to New England Patriots.  Please do not send cash.  Please mail resume, photos and check or money order to:

Patriots Cheerleaders
Attention: Tracy Sormanti
Gillette Stadium
One Patriot Place
Foxboro, MA 02035

Candidates will be notified prior to or during the week of February 20th as to whether or not they have been selected for an interview. Again, this ONLY applies to promotional model candidates. If you are auditioning for the dance squad, you should not mail your resume or photos in advance.

PRELIMINARY AUDITION GENERAL INFORMATION & REQUIREMENTS

Preliminary auditions will be held Saturday, March 3, 2012 at the Dana Farber Field House at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA.  Registration will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m.  Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and must be a high school graduate or have GED by the date of preliminary auditions in order to participate. No exceptions will be made. Please bring a driver's license or government issued ID.  There is no maximum age limit and we do not have a height requirement. 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 fitted work-out attire and sneakers or dance shoes for the audition. Be sure to bring warm-ups as it will 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." Your outfit should complement your figure. You should also bring plenty to drink and a healthy lunch. Upon arrival, participants will be asked to submit a $20.00 registration fee and complete an application form and participation waiver. You may complete the application in advance by downloading the form from this site. Then, you can simply bring the completed form with you on the day of preliminary auditions. Audition numbers will be assigned as candidates turn in their applications.

Candidates should bring a resume and a current photograph. The resume should outline performance, employment and educational background, and any other interesting information e.g., hobbies, special talents, etc. The photograph can be color or black and white, and any size is fine and can be a headshot or a full length photo. Resumes and photographs will not be returned.

Participants will be taught choreographed dance combinations will 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 50 finalists will be selected to participate in final auditions scheduled for March 17, 2012 at Gillette Stadium's Putnam Club East.  

Those being selected for the 2012 Patriots Cheerleading dance squad will be required to attend two rehearsals each week, held at Gillette Stadium. These practices are generally held on Tuesday evenings (7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.) and Saturdays or Sundays (full day, usually 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.), from March through September. From October through season-end, practices will be generally held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, leaving weekends free for promotional opportunities. Please note that there may be variations in that schedule as Gillette Stadium is a multi-use facility, requiring some scheduling flexibility. Patriots Cheerleaders do not perform at away games but perform at all 10 home games at Gillette Stadium, as well as any home playoff games. Should the Patriots play in the Super Bowl, the cheerleaders would likely travel to that game. Patriots Cheerleaders are part-time employees of the organization and are compensated for practices, games and public appearances. Patriots Cheerleaders promotional squad members will not be required to attend all rehearsals but should remain available for promotional appearances and games.

The Patriots Cheerleaders swimsuit calendars shoot, typically arranged in an exotic location, is tentatively scheduled for April (details forthcoming). Patriots Cheerleaders will receive many other benefits, which may include complimentary hair services, tanning and cosmetic dentistry services. International travel opportunities may be presented as well. Patriots Cheerleaders have appeared on many local and national television shows. The ladies have appeared in national publications such as Maxim, Sports Illustrated, Muscle and Fitness, FHM (U.S. and China publications) and Men's Style. Cheerleaders have made personal appearances throughout the United States and have entertained U.S. military troops stationed in more than 25 countries since 9/11. The Patriots Cheerleaders have made four trips to China to promote the NFL and to train Chinese dancers and cheerleaders for the Olympic Games in Beijing. Travel out of New England and appearances for corporate and charitable organizations are cast based on individual availability.

Be sure to read the information below pertaining to our optional audition workshop. Again, thank you for your interest. Good luck and I look forward to meeting you soon!

Cheers,
Tracy Sormanti
Cheerleader Director

CLICK HERE to download application form

2012 Optional Audition Workshop
The following is information pertaining to our Optional Audition Workshop, a program designed to better prepare candidates for the audition process. Though attendance at the workshop is not required, it is highly recommended. It's common for workshop participants to be successful in the audition process as they are well prepared.

This workshop is open to participants only. Guests will not be permitted inside the event facility. Upon your arrival, you will be required to sign a waiver prior to your participation. After a brief registration process, a group warm-up will be conducted. Next, you will be taught several dance combinations. These combinations will be different from the routines that you will learn at preliminary auditions, however, they will familiarize you with the style and level of dance ability that is expected of squad members. We will also review the high kick and free style categories of the audition process.

The next segment of the program will include a detailed discussion regarding the agenda for audition days, judging criteria, proper attire, hair and makeup suggestions, resume and photo requirements, and some tips on how to have an outstanding interview. You will also be informed on what to expect should you be selected for the 2012 cheerleading squad including information on rehearsals, personal appearances, photo shoots, game days, travel opportunities. The discussion will end with a Q&A segment.

You should wear fitted workout attire and sneakers or dance shoes. Your outfit should complement your figure, and your hairstyle and makeup should be worn to flatter your appearance as well. Although you won't be judged during this event, remember that first impressions are lasting and you want to feel and look your best.. Be sure to bring plenty to drink and a healthy lunch.  

At the conclusion of the program, each person attending the clinic will receive an autographed panoramic poster of the 2011 Patriots Cheerleading squad. The most important material you'll take home with you will be practical and valuable information on the audition process, to assist you with obtaining a better overall score.

Location: Gillette Stadium - Putnam Club West

Directions can be obtained at the stadium's web site: www.gillettestadium.com
Follow directional signage once on stadium grounds

Time: 9:30 a.m. for registration. Program concludes at 2:00 p.m.
(Please be prompt. Registration should be concluded by 10:00 a.m. at which time the program will begin)

Age: Must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED by the date of the workshop to participate. Absolutely no exceptions can be made.
Please bring a driver's license or government issued ID.

What to Wear: Work-out attire. Arrive with warm-ups over it and sneakers or dance shoes

What to Bring: A sack lunch, water bottle and notebook and pen

Cost of Workshop: $100.00 (one hundred dollars) per participant

Payment can be made via online offer, or by check or money order made payable to New England Patriots

Mail check/money order attention Patriots Cheerleaders, Gillette Stadium, One Patriot Place, Foxborough, MA 02035

PAYMENT MUST BE RECEIVED BY January 26, 2012.

CLICK HERE to Register

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