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Audition Information

Requirements

Requirements

  • Applicant is at least 18 years of age as of May 1, 2020
  • Applicant has received (or will receive) a high school diploma or its equivalent as of July 1, 2020
What To Wear

What To Wear

  • Athletic Leggings/Capris
  • Athletic Tank or Athletic Half Top
  • Sneakers or Jazz Shoes

Preliminary Virtual Round - Timeline

  • DEADLINE: Friday April 17th at 5:00 PM EST! Please submit the audition application online as your intent to audition. Only candidates who submit an application will be eligible to receive the prelims choreography link. CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW.
  • TIME: Sunday April 19th at 10:00 AM EST! Applicants that filled out the application will receive an email link with choreography, music and instructions on how to submit material for the preliminary virtual round.
  • DEADLINE: Sunday April 19th at 1:00 PM EST! All candidates must submit the prelims choreography video to the designated site. All videos will be evaluated by a panel of judges for accuracy of choreography, technical skills, and performance.
  • TIME: Monday April 20th by Noon! The Top 50 finalists will be chosen to continue to the next round. All candidates will receive an email whether they have been chosen to advance or not.

2020 Cheer Finalist VIRTUAL Audition Timeline

PLEASE NOTE: The timeline below ONLY applies to those that are selected as top 50 candidates!

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What Brief Description Deadline/Date
Resume/References A cover letter, resume and list of 3 references will need to be submitted if you have not previously been a team member. DUE TUES 4/21 by 9:00 PM EST
Prelims Critique On Mon 4/20, finalists will receive critiques from their prelims video and will need to re-submit a video with corrections applied. Video DUE WED 4/22 by 9:00 PM EST
Choreography On Tues 4/21, finalists will receive a NEW choreography link (Finals Routine) that will need to be submitted to be scored. Video DUE THURS 4/23 by 9:00 PM EST
Dance Technique On Tues 4/21, finalists will receive an instruction video of dance technique skills that will need to be submitted to be scored. Video DUE THURS 4/23 by 9:00 PM EST
Fitness On Tues 4/21, finalists will receive an instruction video of fitness skills that will need to be submitted to be scored. Video/Fitness app results DUE SUN 4/26 by 9:00 PM EST
Introduction Video Submit a 1-minute introduction video that showcases your personality, speaking skills, engagement, confidence, and creativity. Video DUE FRI 4/24 by 9:00 PM EST
Interview Finalists will complete their business interviews via ZOOM. ZOOM on either 4/27, 4/28 or 4/29 from 1:00 to 3:00 EST (sign-up for 30 min. timeslot)
Football Test Finalists will take an online football test with a time limit. Online exam on WED 4/29 at 6:00 PM EST
Final Dance/Solo Finalists will compete their final dance (Finals Routine) and solo audition via ZOOM. ZOOM on either SAT 5/2 or SUN 5/3 (sign-up for 30 min. timeslot)

Audition FAQ

What will the virtual audition process look like?

The virtual audition is a new concept to everyone! It will be important to pay attention to dates and deadlines to ensure that you turn your content in on time. We have a good plan in place to replicate auditions in a similar manner that compares to previous years. However, some items may change during this process and it will be important to be a little flexible and fluid as we go through this together.

How can I best prepare for virtual auditions?

We will be hosting weekly virtual dance and/or fitness classes on our social channels leading up to auditions. In addition, we will be hosting a couple of Q&A sessions. There are also a lot of fitness gyms and dance studios hosting free virtual classes right now. We highly encourage you to engage in a class daily to prepare for auditions. You can also work on your dance skills (splits, turns, kicks and leaps) and your fitness skills (# of sit-ups in 1 minute, # of push-ups you can do without stopping and continue a cardio regimen at home). You can also study-up on your Colts football knowledge by engaging in the latest updates online.

There are a couple of items that the Top 50 finalists will be required to submit, once selected, that you can start to either think about or work on now. They are:

  • Cover Letter, Resume, List of Three References (if you have not previously been on the squad)
  • A 1-Minute Introduction Video that highlights your personality, speaking skills, audience engagement, confidence, preparedness and creativity. Tell us about yourself, highlight your career/aspirations and tell us why you are a valuable team member. Please submit your videos TWICE – one version horizontal and one version vertical. Slight variations in videos are ok. Please make sure the videos are high resolution!
  • Prepare your 30-second solo to your own music; keep the space and floor surface that you have available in mind, when coming up with your concept.

What if I have limited space at home to video my content for the virtual audition?

We understand that some applicants will have limited space and we will keep that in mind when sending out the instructional videos. Another option (weather dependent) would be to utilize yard space as most skills can be completed on this terrain, as it is similar to the field turf that the Colts Cheerleaders perform on.

How do we submit our videos?

If you are selected as a finalist, you will receive a tutorial on how to create a YouTube playlist for your audition. Here is a brief summary on how this process will work. You will create a YouTube account, upload each of your submission videos (make sure you select "unlisted") and upload each of these videos to a new playlist titled "YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME AUDITION". You will then email your unlisted playlist YouTube link to Kelly Tilley (Kelly.Tilley@colts.nfl.net) by the deadline. Videos can continuously be added to your playlist throughout the audition week.

When will the team be announced?

The plan will be to announce the 2020 Colts Cheer team during the week of May 4th. All finalists will be notified whether they have been selected or not.

If I make the squad, what is the time commitment?

The cheerleaders practice every Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00pm starting in May till the end of the football season 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. 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

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