How Much Cheer Experience is Required for Pro Cheer Auditions?

Notes from GeNienne

Hey there Lovely!! This week’s question is one that I get asked a lot. And the answer to the question is somewhat in the gray area… It’s neither black nor white. So the question is… How much your experience is required for probe to your audition? My immediate gut response is… It depends. It depends on a lot of factors including but not limited to… the team that you are auditioning for, the specific requirements of that team, the need to fill certain spots for that team, and overall what the directors or judges are looking for.

Obviously, the number of years of dance or cheer experience that you have could set you up for success. But in some cases, formal cheer or dance requirements are not stated.Take a look at the below video for more deets!

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NOTE: All advice, suggestions, and thoughts during Q&A Hump Day are based on our Coaches’ personal experiences in the professional and semi professional cheer and dance industry.  It does not represent the views from or for all dance or cheer teams.  PLEASE… do your research… which is the first step in our Sideline P.R.E.P. (c) Model — PREPARE!!

 

How can I Look the Part for Professional Cheer Auditions?

Notes from GeNienne

If you are part of our Sideline Prep family and have taken any prep sessions with us, you already know that we focus on having three key elements to ensure that you are the full package: Knowledge, Style and Glamour.

You also probably know that when we say “Knowledge”, we mean making sure that you do your research to uncover the requirements and expectations of the dance team in which you were auditioning. When we say “Style” we are referring to the dance style and technique of the organization… and making sure that you have at least mastered the basic dance requirements. And when we talk about “Glamour” we are speaking about your appearance from head to toe, your physique, your fitness level, and making sure that you have – what we call – “The Look.”

Depending on the team, the level of importance of each of these three items will vary. However, ensuring that you have all three will surely make you a well-rounded candidate. In my opinion, one of the most important elements is having “The Look.” Let’s face it, you can know everything about the team and have researched the sport and the team to death…. And you could dance circles around everyone in the room, but if you are fit… or if you are not “calendar ready”… or don’t know how to apply make up and do your hair… then the chances of you standing out at auditions are slim.So today’s Q&A Hump Day Question addresses this topic… How can I Look the Part for Professional Cheer Auditions? Great question… let’s dig a little deeper.

1. Research “The Look ” of team… You must fit in but stand out at the same time.There’s a fine line here… when in doubt, make sure that you look like one of them.I know I am always saying, “Research, Research, Research!” But there is a method to my madness. Trust me!!

2. Incorporate healthy eating into your lifestyle… if you don’t, it will show up around your waistline! You MUST make eating right a part of your daily routine. This will help you keep the weight off.It will also help with your energy level, stamina, and complexion!

3.
Incorporate Physical Fitness/Working out into your lifestyle. After all, you will need the stamina to get through auditions and a game. Try HIIT Workouts — High Intensity Internal Training!!

4. Focus on attire, make-up, hair, nails, lashes, complexion, smile, etc. After you have mastered 1 through 3… now it’s time to polish your overall look!!

Tip:
Be sure to research the team you are auditioning for to determine their “Look” from physical fitness to hair to attire. Keep in mind you want to fit in while still being you!

Check out this video for more in depth answers:

If you have a question that you want answered as part of our Q&A Hump Day! ASK!! That’s what we are here for! Email us at info@sidelineprep.com.

NOTE: All advice, suggestions, and thoughts during Q&A Hump Day are based on our Coaches’ personal experiences in the professional and semi professional cheer and dance industry.  It does not represent the views from or for all dance or cheer teams

What do I wear for my NFL/NBA Professional Cheerleader audition picture?

Notes from GeNienne

When it is audition time, most teams require that you fill out an application and attach a picture along with your application. In most cases this is your first opportunity to make a great or “not-so-great” impression on the coaches and directors. So you obviously want your picture to represent your best you and have them “drooling” to get you on their team. Wouldn’t that be great!!

But here are few quick answers to the “Q”… but be sure to watch the video for the longer response…

1.
Follow instructions given by the cheer / dance team that you are auditioning for

2.
Swimsuit… If there are not any instructions provided, then show off your great body by wearing a swimsuit. Most cheer/dance teams need to envision what you will look in their uniform and/or at the calendar shoot.

3. Audition Attire… You can also wear an audition outfit, the same one you plan to wear to auditions… so they can recognize you easily

4.
Professional Attire for a headshot (Blazer, suit, blouse)

5.
Cocktail Dress – something fun, sexy, formfitting, and flattering

6. Consider submitting a collage of all of your great looks!!

Tip:
Remember that you MUST take this process seriously. The picture that you submit with your application could be the first impression that you set with the coaches and judges. Also, keep in mind that during the audition process, the judges are constantly going back to and referring to the picture you submitted during deliberations!!

Check out this video for more in depth answers:

Also… here are a few examples of collages that you can submit with your application:

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If you have a question that you want answered as part of our Q&A Hump Day! ASK!!

That’s what we are here for! Email us at info@sidelineprep.com.

NOTE: All advice, suggestions, and thoughts during Q&A Hump Day are based on our Coaches’ personal experiences in the professional and semi professional cheer and dance industry.  It does not represent the views from or for all dance or cheer teams