Hopefuls who dream of joining the Chargers Cheerleaders squad now have a chance to fine-tune their skills ahead of auditions at a couple of special workshops.
The pre-audition workshops will be held on Sunday, March 6 and again on March 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego (USD). The sessions are meant to prepare dancers for the audition process as they vie for a spot on the Charger Girls team.
The workshops will include tips on how to apply for the squad, a style guide and training for the interview process of becoming a Chargers girl. Dancers will also learn unique choreography at the workshops, similar to the moves performed by the official dance team.
Women who attend the workshop will get a chance to speak with current Charger Girls team members, program partners and take part in a Q&A session with the team director Lisa Simmons.
Judges ask dancers to wear a two-piece outfit with flesh colored nylons, and jazz, dance or athletic shoes. Registration for the workshops fills up on a first come, first serve basis. The workshops cost $45 per person, per session.
Open auditions for the Charger Girls begin April 2, also at USD's Jenny Craig Pavilion. Registration and check-in starts promptly at 9 a.m., followed by a preliminary dance audition at 10 a.m.
Over 400 hopefuls from across the country and overseas are expected to show up and enthusiastically dance their hearts out at the open auditions.
There are 28 coveted spots on the squad.
An additional round of interviews for the finalists is set for April 6, and then the final round of auditions on April 7.
Dancers are required to fill out an application online and provide their head shot or a full body shot, and $20 for the registration fee. Candidates must be 18 and older to be considered.
Judges are seeking the brightest, most talented dance stars with crowd appeal and showmanship to fill the team. Those who make the cut must be available for twice-weekly rehearsals, games and public appearances prior to and during the NFL season.