They are there every home game, cheering on their favorite team. They actively participate in charity functions, conventions, fairs, and tradeshows. They donate their time to many charitable and civic causes every year.
They are the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders.
Now is your chance to be a member of the group that performs before 63,000 fans at Lucas Oil Stadium.
"Becoming a Colts cheerleader will be one of the most rewarding experiences a young lady can have," said Director of Marketing, Chuck O'Hara.
"It will change their lives forever."
Auditions for the 2009 squad will be held May 9th, 2009. Register now.
"We're looking for beautiful, fit dancers," said Theresa Pottratz, Cheerleader Coordinator. "Maturity and poise also make up the final package."
Prior to the audition date the Colts will be hosting several workshops open to participants. Classes will be held March 10, March 17, March 24, April 2, and May 5 from 6:30-8:30pm and will cost $30/class.
"The best way to prepare is to come to the audition workshops," added Pottratz.
"In the workshops we give you all the hints you need to get ready from routines and kick-line to tips on how to dress and what to wear."
Curtain Call Studio for Performing Arts, the official dance studio of the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders, will be offering professional jazz classes to audition participants. Each class will focus on skill development, combos to emphasize jazz, pom and kick technique, free style, and flexibility. Click here for more information.
When the first day of auditions arrives on May 9th, participants can expect a very long, but very exciting day.
"There will be a lot of craziness," said Pottratz. "They can expect to dance, introduce themselves to the judges, make new friends, and have a good time."
"We want it to be a good experience even for the girls that get cut."
The May 9th auditions are only the first step on the road to becoming a Colts cheerleader. Once participants make it through the two rounds of cuts held that day the next two weeks will contain twice-a-week practices. Continuing cuts will be made to the remaining participants.
Audition will conclude May 27th with the final runway show and announcement of the 2009 squad.
The 2009 squad can look forward to a year a hard work, with practices twice a week starting in May and lasting throughout the season, but also a lot of fun.
"They will have the opportunity to do a lot of appearances," Pottratz added. "Hopefully we will have more travel experiences for them as well, like the trip we are taking in April."
"We ask our Cheerleaders to do a lot in the community. They very much are the face of the franchise," said O'Hara.
"We are very proud of all our ladies who are the Sweet Hearts of the Horseshoe."