Cheerleaders

Cheerleader Auditions


2017 Colts Cheerleaders Audition Information
Auditions presented by Tyler Mason
Audition Master Workshop

This workshop will give you the 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 first half of 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: Sunday February 12th 10:00 – 1:00

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

Cost: $75

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 the workshop: must be 16 by January 1, 2017 (Age requirement for try-outs: must be 18 by May 8, 2017).

Spectators are not permitted to attend the workshop.






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 choreography, dance technique, flexibility, performance and fitness. Thursdays starting on February 16th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.


Date: February 16, February 23, March 2nd, March 9th and March 16th

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

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, 2017 (Age requirement for try-outs is 18 by May 8, 2017).

Spectators are not permitted to attend clinics.




2017 Audition Dates

Prelims: Sunday, March 19th 2017

Doors Open: 11:00 AM - Audition begins at 12:00 noon

Location: Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center - Indoor Field, 7001 W 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254

Registration: Online Registration is NOW OPEN! Register TODAY! Audition applicants are HIGHLY encouraged to register online prior to March 19th, 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 8, 2017

Spectators are not permitted to attend prelims.






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

Workshops: Monday March 20th – Friday March 24th - 6:00 to 10:00 PM – Indoor Field

Finals: Sunday March 26th - 3:00 PM Show Time (Finalists will arrive at 12:00 PM) – Hilbert Circle Theater

Tickets: Tickets will be available closer to the event.


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 8, 2017
  • 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 March 26th, the finalists will be scored at the final showcase that is open to the public and held at the Hilbert Circle Theater. The 2017 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 Colts.com 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 Kelly.Tilley@colts.nfl.net