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The Oakland Raiders are searching for enthusiastic and talented candidates for their renowned public relations and entertainment team – The Raiderettes.  Become a part of the prestigious Oakland Raiders by auditioning for the 2016 Oakland Raiderettes Professional Cheerleading Squad.

Dates, Times, Location:

  • Preliminary audition:  Sunday, April 10, 2016
  • Location:  The Raiders Facility, Alameda
  • Check-in will begin at 8:00 AM with the preliminary interviews following immediately.      
  • There is no dance audition during preliminaries.
  • Recommended attire for preliminaries is casual clothing or appropriate athletic attire.
  • Auditions are closed to the general public.
  • Finalists will be announced following preliminary auditions, April 10, 2016 on Raiders.com/raiderettes.


  • Final audition:  Saturday, April 16, 2016
  • Location:  The Raiders Facility, Alameda
  • All finalists must arrive at 8:00 AM.
  • You will be assigned a NEW finalist number.  If you are late you could miss your group if you have a low number.
  • Recommended attire for finals interview is cocktail or formal attire.
  • Recommended attire for dance routine is athletic attire, appropriate workout outfit, or dance attire.  
  • Auditions are closed to the general public.
  • Team members will be announced following auditions, April 16, 2016.
  • Please arrive wearing your cocktail or formal attire. You will have your picture taken before going in for your interview.  Once you have completed the interview portion you may change from your interview attire to your dance attire for the dance portion of the finals. 



  • You must be 18 years of age or older by date of preliminary audition.
  •   You must be available to attend all home games, rehearsals on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 – 9:30 PM, rehearsals Saturday mornings from 7:30 – 10:30 AM and special public relations, charity and    performance events.
  • You must be able to attend a full day Saturday mini-camp. Date and time TBD.
  • You may not cheer for The Oakland Raiders and another professional or college team.



  • Various styles of dance are used by the Raiderettes.  Dance techniques, such as turns, kicks and leaps can be used in routines.
  • A link will be sent to all finalists, Monday, April 11, 2016.   The link will include a video demonstrating the dance routine that must be performed by all selected Finalists Saturday, April 16, 2016.  The routine will be demonstrated at Finals.



  • A panel of judges will select the 2016 Raiderette Squad. 
  • Judging is based on poise, personality, appearance, talent, and dance ability.



  • Perform before sold-out home game crowds.
  • Opportunities for exposure through various media, corporate, community and charity events.



  • Employment as a Raiderette is part-time, less than 30 hours per week.  Raiderettes are paid minimum wage for all game days, appearances, and events as well as any applicable overtime.


You must register for participation in the audition process. Registration deadline: April 7, 2016
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