Cheerleader Auditions

2018 Colts Cheerleaders Audition Information
Auditions presented by Tyler Mason Salon and Spa and Curtain Call Dance Center

Audition Prep Classes

Offered weekly to help you with you preparation for the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleading Auditions. Prep classes are taught by Colts Cheer staff and will focus on choreography, dance technique, flexibility, and performance. They are held every Tuesday starting March 6th from 6:00pm-8:30pm leading up to Audition Prelims.

Date: March 6, March 13, March 20, March 27, and April 3

Place: IUPUI Tower Ballroom in the Tower Building, 911 W. North St. Indianapolis, IN. 46202

Cost: $25

Attire: Wear comfortable attire you can dance in. We recommend wearing something similar to auditions: dance/athletic bra, form-fitting shorts, skin-colored tights and tennis shoes / dance shoes with warm-ups over top.

Age requirement for clinics: must be 16 by January 1, 2018 (Age requirement for try-outs is 18 by May 1, 2018).

Spectators are not permitted to attend clinics.

2018 Audition Dates

Prelims: Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Doors Open: 10:30am - Audition begins at 11am

Location: Grand Park- Indoor Field, 19000 Grand Park Blvd, Westfield, IN 46074

Registration: Online Registration is NOW OPEN! Register TODAY! Audition applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to register online prior to April 7th, however we will accept walk-ins.

Cost: $25

Attire: Audition candidates should wear a crop dance top/sport bra and fitted shorts for auditions. Candidates should also wear jazz shoes or tennis shoes and nylons. Please no go-go boots.

Age requirement for tryouts: Must be 18 by May 1, 2018

Spectators are not permitted to attend prelims.

Approx. 50 Finalists will make it to finals and will attend the following…

Workshops: Sunday, April 8 – Friday, April 13 - 6:00 to 10:00 PM – Indoor Field at Grand Park

Finals: Sunday, April 15 - 3pm Show Time (Finalists will arrive at 12:00 noon) – Hilbert Circle Theater

Tickets: Showcase tickets are available at

Colts Cheerleading Auditions FAQ:

  • What are the requirements to audition for the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders?
    • The only requirement is that you must be 18 by May 1, 2018
  • How can I best prepare for the audition?
    • We highly encourage anyone planning to audition to attend the audition master workshop and prep classes. They are very informative and will help prepare you for audition day.
  • What should I wear for the audition?
    • Audition candidates should wear a crop dance top/sport bra and fitted shorts for auditions. Candidates should also wear jazz shoes or tennis shoes and nylons. Please no go-go boots.
  • What is the audition process like?
    • For prelims, everyone will learn one routine and perform it in small groups in front of the judges. Cuts will be made narrowing the candidates down to approximately 50 finalists. The 50 finalists will spend the next week being tested on their dance technique, fitness, football knowledge and interview skills. On Sunday April 15th, the finalists will be scored at the final showcase that is open to the public and held at the Hilbert Circle Theater. The 2018 Colts Cheerleaders will be announced at the end of the show.
  • What is the best advice for someone auditioning?
    • We encourage candidates to watch videos of the current team on to learn the choreography style. Interview and fitness are also an important part of the audition process therefore we recommend that you practice your public speaking and have a fitness regime leading up to auditions.
  • If I make the squad, what is the time commitment?
    • The cheerleaders practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-10:00pm from May-January with occasional weeks off. Cheerleaders perform at all home games and participate in appearances in the Indianapolis area.
  • Is this a full time job?
    • No, this is a part-time job. Cheerleaders are compensated for all games, practices and appearances but we do encourage all cheerleaders to have a full time job and/or be a full time student.


Questions about auditions?  Contact Kelly Tilley at