Cheerleader Auditions

2016 Colts Cheerleaders Audition Information
Audition Master Workshop

This workshop will give you inside information from the staff that manages the Colts Cheerleaders. Not only will you get the inside scoop on what the judges are looking for but we will teach you the choreography for the first round of auditions. Want a leg up on the competition – then attend this workshop! Space is limited, so make sure to register early!

Date: Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Place: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center - Indoor Field, 7001 W 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254
Cost: $75

Audition Prep Classes

Offered weekly to help you with your preparation for the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders Auditions. Prep Classes are taught by Colts Cheer staff and will focus on fitness, dance technique, flexibility, choreography and performance skills. All Tuesdays in March 2016 (March 1, March 8, March 15, March 22 and March 29) from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.

Place: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center - Indoor Field, 7001 W 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254
Cost: $25/class

2016 Colts Cheerleaders Auditions

Prelimins: Saturday, April 9th
Doors Open: 11:00 a.m.
Auditions Begin: NOON
Place: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center - Indoor Field, 7001 W 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254

Approx. 60 Finalists will make it to finals and will attend the following…

Workshops: Monday April 11th – Friday April 15th 6:00 to 9:00 PM – Indoor Field
Dress Rehearsal: Saturday April 16th (morning) – Hilbert Circle Theater
Finals: Sunday April 17th (evening) – Hilbert Circle Theater

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, 2016
  • 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 two short routines and perform in small groups in front of the judges. Cuts will be made after each routine narrowing the candidates down to approximately 60 finalists.

      The 60 finalists will spend the next week being tested on their dance technique, fitness, football knowledge and interview skills. On Sunday April 17th, the finalists will be scored at the final showcase that is open to the public and held at the Hilbert Circle Theater.   The 2016 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