2016 OPEN CALL AUDITIONS DATE: Saturday, March 5, 2016
TIME: Registration begins at 10:00 AM. Judging starts at 12:30 PM. All contestants should arrive by 10:30 AM.
LOCATION: The SCA Club at Lincoln Financial Field
ADDRESS: 1 Lincoln Financial Field Way, Philadelphia, PA 19145
(Intersection of Pattison Avenue and Darien Street)
FOR DIRECTIONS: http://www.lincolnfinancialfield.com/maps-and-parking/
PARKING:There is no fee for parking. Turn onto Darien Street and make a right into the parking lot. Park in the "L" Lot.
(There will be signage directing you to the correct lot.)
REGISTRATION FEE: $15 in advance / $25 for walk-ups
*Please note: The Open Call registration fee is waived for contestants that attended the optional Audition Prep Workshop and/or Dance Prep Workshop.
REQUIREMENTS FOR AUDITIONS: You must be 18 years of age or older and a high school graduate. 2016 high school graduates are NOT eligible. SPACE IS LIMITED!
Register online or upon arrival at the Open Call Auditions *There is a $7.50 Ticketmaster processing fee for Online Registration.
What happens when I arrive at the Open Call Audition?
Upon arrival, contestants will check in at the registration desk, sign a waiver, and receive a contestant number. Contestants will then learn a short dance routine and review the modeling portion of the audition. Contestants that learned the routine at the audition prep workshop or dance prep workshop can use this time to rehearse. There will be time for all contestants to rehearse prior to being judged.
What will I be asked to do during the Audition and what is the Judging Criteria?
There are two parts to the Open Call Audition: Modeling and Dance. The panel of judges will score on physical fitness, confidence, beauty, dance technique/execution, retention of choreography, and showmanship. There will be two elimination rounds during the Open Call Auditions.
What should I wear?
Contestants should wear a sports bra, lycra shorts and sneakers or dance sneakers for the audition. We suggest wearing nude hosiery with your outfit and wearing a warm-up over the outfit while registering and waiting to perform. Contestants should wear their hair down and have their make-up done. Any body jewelry should be removed and tattoos should be covered.
When does the Open Call Audition conclude?
Contestants should come prepared to stay the day. The audition is expected to conclude around 4 pm. Contestants remaining after the second elimination round will be invited back the following week to continue with the audition process.
Can I bring family or friends?
The Open Call Audition is closed to the public. Only contestants will be granted access into the SCA Club.
What should I bring with me?
You can bring bottled water and snacks with you. There will also be water stations available and a concession stand open for your convenience. We suggest bringing hair and make-up products for touch-ups. Do not bring valuables with you, as there will not be a place to store them.
What if I advance to the semi-finals?
If you are selected as a semi-finalist, you will receive an information packet that explains the remainder of the audition process. You will also have the opportunity to have questions answered during an informative session on Tuesday, March 8, 2016. The following are dates that semi-finalists need to be available:
*Contestants that advance to the Interview Round will be notified on Thursday, March 17, 2016.
- Tuesday, March 8, 2016: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Rehearsal/Informative Session
- Tuesday, March 15, 2016: 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Semi-Final Elimination Round
What if I advance to the Interview round?
If you advance to the interview round, you will need to be available on the following date:
*Contestants that advance to the Final Audition will be notified on Friday, March 25, 2016.
- Tuesday, March 22, 2016: 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM - Interviews with Finalists
What if I advance to the finals?
If you are selected as a finalist, you will need to be available on the following dates:
- Tuesday, March 29, 2016: 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Final Audition Dress Rehearsal
- Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM - Final Audition Show
What if I make the squad?
If you make the 2016 squad you will need to be available on the following date for an Introductory Meeting. At the meeting, the schedule for the year will be discussed. Rehearsals are normally held on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
*Most Eagles Cheerleaders have a full-time job or attend college full-time in addition to being an Eagles Cheerleader.
- Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM - Squad Meeting