2012 Raiderette Auditions

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The Oakland Raiders are searching for enthusiastic and talented candidates for their renowned public relations and entertainment team – The Raiderettes – Football's Fabulous Females.  Become a part of the prestigious Oakland Raiders by auditioning for the 2012 Oakland Raiderettes Professional Cheerleading Squad.

Dates, Times, Location:

  • Preliminary audition:  Sunday, April 15, 2012 
  • Location:  Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland
  • Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the preliminary interviews following immediately.      
  • There is no dance audition during preliminaries. Finalists will be announced at the end of preliminaries.
  • Recommended attire for preliminaries is daytime dresses, skirts or shorts, with appropriate hairstyle and make-up.
  • Finalists: Rehearsals for the dance routine will be Tuesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Location/directions will be given to finalists.
  • Auditions and rehearsals are closed to the general public.
  • Final audition:  Sunday, April 22, 2012.  Details will be given to all finalists.

Eligibility:

  • 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 Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 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.
  • You must be able to provide authorized documents to work in the United States.

Preparation:

  • Various styles of dance are used by the Raiderettes.  Dance techniques, such as turns, kicks and leaps can be used in routines.
  • A dance workshop/prep class is offered by the Raiderette Choreographers prior to tryouts (Refer to end of packet.)
  • Boot camps are offered prior to tryouts in the month of February and March (Refer to end of packet.)

Judging:

  • A panel of judges will select the 2012 Raiderette Squad. 
  • Judging is based on appearance, poise, personality, physical talent and dance ability.

Benefits:

  • Perform before sold-out home game crowds.
  • Opportunities for exposure through various media, corporate, community and charity events.
  • Opportunities for compensation through promotions, personal appearances and calendar sales.
  • Opportunities for travel abroad.            

Pre-registration has concluded. If you haven't already, you must download, print, complete and return the Audition Application. Walk-up registration is $40. Download and print the Raiderette Application Packet

Mail packet to:

2012 Oakland Raiderette Auditions
Attn: Jeanette Thompson, Raiderette Director
1220 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA  94502

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