Press release from the San Diego Chargers and the Charger Girls:
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Open auditions for the 2016 Charger Girls squad begin Saturday, April 2 at the University of San Diego’s Jenny Craig Pavilion. Registration and check-in begins promptly at 9 a.m., followed by a preliminary dance audition at 10 a.m.
Pre-audition workshops will be held on March 6 and March 13 from 2-5 pm in the Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego. The workshops are designed to prepare dancers for the audition process. For more information, visit Charger Girls Workshops.
The Charger Girls are known as one of professional sports’ most talented and respected cheer and dance teams. More than 400 hopefuls from across the country as well as overseas are expected for the day-long dance audition, each seeking one of the 28 coveted positions.
Applications are only available online at Charger Girls Auditions and applicants must be at least 18 years old. The application along with a $20 registration fee should be submitted via mail or hand-delivered no later than March 30 for pre-registration status. Women are encouraged to send a 5×7 (or larger) headshot and/or full body shot with their application. Walk-ups will be accepted at the door with a $25 registration fee. Please make check or money order payable to e2k.
Applicants are required to wear a two-piece dance outfit and flesh-colored nylons/hosiery as well as jazz, dance or athletic shoes. Applicants should arrive early and bring plenty of fluids and a light snack.
Judges will be looking for the brightest young talent with dance ability, crowd appeal and showmanship. Finalists can expect an interview and final dance audition during the week following the audition. Team members must have flexible schedules for twice-weekly rehearsals, games and public appearances prior to and during the season.
For more information, visit Charger Girls Auditions.
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