Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions

• Must be 18 years old by June 1, 2015
• High School graduate by June 2015
• Must be able to attend all cheerleader rehearsals for the entire season
• If selected, must live in or relocate to South Florida and have means of transportation.

• Preliminary & Semi-Final Auditions will be held at the Miami Dolphins Training Facility on Saturday, April 25, 2015:

Miami Dolphins Training Facility
7500 SW 30th Street
Davie, FL 33314

• Registration begins promptly at 8:30 am. Competition begins at 10:00 am.
• Between 9:00 am and 10:00 am contestants learn audition choreography that will immediately be performed at 10:00am.
• This choreography will also be taught on Friday, April 24th, at prep class. To register for prep class, click the link below

• Applications will be accepted now through registration on April 25, 2015 at 5:00pm.
• To pre-register for auditions, please click the link below:

• Pre-Registered applicants arriving by 8:30 am will receive the first contestant
• You will also need to fill out a bio sheet and bring a photo to registration with you.
• Pre-registered applicants must present a photo ID to receive their contestant number.
• Applicants not pre-registered need to fill out a completed application form, bio form and photo to registration on the day of auditions
• Blank application forms will be available at registration.
• This portion of the audition process is CLOSED to the public.
• It will be a long day, so please bring your own snacks and drinks.
• Mirrors, restrooms and outlets will be available for your convenience and use.

• Crop/half top with trunks (dance style boy shorts)
• Nude/flesh colored tights or panty hose
• Dance shoes (sneakers, jazz shoes, character shoes, etc.)
• No dance pants, warm-ups or shorts.
• Wear your hair in a fashion that compliments your features and does not hide your face. This is not a typical dance audition, THINK GLAMOROUS!
• The judges will rate you on poise, smile, personality, energy, figure and dance ability.

• Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:30am (times are approximate) – Registration doors open – pre-registered applicants will be allowed in first. All contestants must have an application, bio sheet and photo at the registration table. Applications can be filled out online by registering and those pre-registered will be the first to enter.
• 9:00am – 10:00am – Contestants learn audition choreography. This choreography will also be taught on Friday, April 24, at prep class. To register for prep class, click here.
• 10:00am – Contestants will perform a :30 freestyle routine, followed by audition choreography learned in groups of five. After all contestants have auditioned the judges will retire to make their decisions.
• At approximately 12:00pm call backs for the Semi-Final Phase will be posted outside the admittance gate. Those selected will re-enter the Facility at this time.
• All contestants who received a “Free Pass” at the Prep Classes must arrive by 11:00 am to register for the Semi-Final Phase.
• 12:00pm – Contestants must bring their Preliminary contestant number or their “Free Pass” to re-register for the Semi-Final Phase. After registration is complete, the Cheerleader Choreographer will refresh the choreography learned earlier and kick line. Immediately following, contestants will perform the dance combination and kick line in groups of five. Upon completion of the dance section, the judges will retire to make decisions and return shortly for the announcement of those selected to advance to the next phase. Those selected will stay for a brief meeting to discuss the final phases of the Audition process: Interviews, Clinics and Performance.
(only for candidates selected at Semi-Finals)

• Monday or Tuesday, April 27 or 28th (location TBD)
• 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – You will sign up for a specific interview time slot on one of the above dates.

• Tuesday, April 28 – 6:30pm – 10:00pm – Clinic 1 (location TBD)
• Wednesday, April 29– 6:30pm – 10:00pm – Clinic 2 (location TBD)
• Thursday, April 30 – 6:30pm – 10:00pm – Clinic 3 (location TBD)

• Sunday, May 3, 2015 – 9:00 am- 3:00 pm (location TBD)
• Open to the Public – the final phase of the auditions will take place in a public location in front of an audience.
For Audition Questions email:
• If you are traveling from out of town and would like to book a hotel room at a discounted rate, please follow the link below: Dolphins Entertainment%5Efllrp%60mdemdea%60129.00%60USD%60false%604/24/15%604/26/15%6003/25/2015&app=resvlink&stop_mobi=yes


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About Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

The Miami Dolphins inaugural season was in 1966, which also marked the beginning of cheerleaders on the sidelines at the Dolphins home games at the Orange Bowl. The first Dolphins cheerleading squad, known as the Dolphin Dolls, consisted of 125 girls ranging in age from 8 to 18. Of the 125 members, 48 were chosen each week to perform on the sidelines while the remaining cheered from their seats in the endzone bleachers. The Dolphin Dolls, under the direction of Bill Allen, cheered at the Dolphins games until 1977.

In 1978, Joe Robbie, owner of the Miami Dolphins, decided to make his own changes regarding the image of the professional cheerleaders with the creation of the Dolphin Starbrites. This group of 30 leggy ladies were chosen out of over 300 women who auditioned to cheer at the Miami Dolphins games. These new cheerleaders were under the direction of the famous June Taylor. The first Dolphin Starbrites wore one-piece bathing suits and go-go boots. They cheered and danced on a stage in the east endzone of the Orange Bowl and put on spectacular Broadway-style half-time shows to music played by a 22 piece brass band.

The cheerleaders were known as the Dolphin Starbrites until 1983, when the Dolphins made an agreement with Burger King to hold a “Name the Cheerleaders” contest. At the end of the contest, the Dolphin Starbrites changed their name to the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Each year the cheerleaders’ uniforms varied from white to orange to aqua one-piece swimsuits, sometimes with a vest or fringe skirt, but always keeping the white go-go boots.

In 1990, when June Taylor retired and Kathy Morton Shashaty took over as director and choreographer, the cheerleaders updated their uniforms and started wearing sneakers on the sidelines. Shashaty was a Dolphins Cheerleader from 1981 to ’85, and served as assistant choreographer for the squad four years prior to replacing June Taylor. In 1994, the purchase of the Miami Dolphins by Wayne Huizenga brought about changes to the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. A co-ed stunting and collegiate-style cheerleading squad was debuted at Joe Robbie Stadium on the first pre-season game. The 1996 season marked a new era for the Miami Dolphins, Jimmy Johnson took over as Head Coach of the team, Joe Robbie Stadium became known as Pro Player Stadium and Dorie Braddy (now Grogan), a former 5-year veteran of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, was recruited to direct and glamorize the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.

In the new millennium, the cheerleaders glamorized their look with shiny white boots and rhinestoned uniforms. The squad has gone international as they have traveled and performed across the globe, shooting swimsuit calendars, performing on military tours and helping in local communities. They have been voted the sexiest cheerleaders in the NFL and continue to captivate audiences through modern media. The cheerleaders are under the direction of Emily Newton Snow, a former four-year member of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.