Foxborough, Mass. – The New England Patriots Cheerleaders will hold an open audition for the 2014 squad on Saturday, April 5.
Women who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition. The auditions will take place in Gillette Stadium's Dana-Farber Field House. Candidates will be taught choreographed dance combinations and will be given an opportunity to perform a freestyle combination. They will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, image and level of physical fitness. Judges will narrow the field to 40 participants to be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, April 19. A more detailed description of the audition process can be found at www.patriots.com/cheerleaders.
Alex and Ani, the official title sponsor of the New England Patriots Cheerleaders, will be represented at final auditions by Rick Simone, Vice President of Events, to assist in the judging process and offer positive energy to all participants.
The 2014 Patriots Cheerleading Squad will be comprised of approximately 24-28 members. 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 have traveled to exotic locations for their annual swimsuit calendar shoot, and Patriots Cheerleaders have visited deployed military troops in more than 25 countries. Patriots Cheerleaders have 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". Patriots Cheerleaders have also been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Maxim and Muscle and Fitness.