Foxborough, Mass. - The five-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots Cheerleaders will hold open auditions for the 2018 squad on Saturday, March 3, inside the Pieri Gymnasium at Dean College in Franklin, Mass. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., and tryouts are open to all candidates. Media are invited to attend during registration, warm-ups and the first hour of competition.
From a doctor of physical therapy and an electrical engineer to an attorney, a first lieutenant in the Air Force and medical student, last year's team was comprised of a spirited group of individuals hailing from a number of exciting and eclectic backgrounds. Approximately 34 members will make up the 2018 Patriots Cheerleading Squad, and participants who are at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED are invited to audition.
The Patriots Cheerleaders held their 2017 final auditions at Foxwoods. Photos by Dwight Darian.
On the day of the auditions, candidates will be taught choreographed dance routines and will be given an opportunity to perform a freestyle combination. At the end of the preliminary rounds, judges will narrow the field to a group of 40-50 participants who be invited to the final round of auditions on Saturday, March 24. A more detailed description of the audition process can be found here.
In addition to performing at all Patriots home games in front of more than 65,000 fans, those selected to the team will have the opportunity to participate in various community involvement experiences, and are requested to attend a minimum of rehearsals per week. Members of the squad will also be able to take part in a number of travel opportunities including a trip to the Mexico in June for their annual calendar and video shoot. Since Sept. 11, 2001, Patriots Cheerleaders have visited deployed military troops in more than 25 countries and performed in over two dozen combat areas. Most recently, during the team's trip to Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII, Patriots Cheerleaders appeared on nationally-televised programs such as "Good Morning America," "Access Hollywood" and "Inside Edition." The squad has also been featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Maxim and Muscle and Fitness Hers.