Rapids To Hold 2005 Cheerleader Tryouts This Saturday March 19

DENVER CO (Colorado Rapids Media Relations)- The Colorado Rapids announced today that the team will host tryouts for the Colorado Rapids Cheerleading Squad on Saturday March 19th at the Pepsi Center.

The tryouts will be held from 5:00pm - 9:00pm on Saturday night March 19th inside the Pepsi Center on the Denver Nuggets practice court.

The Rapids Cheerleading team will consist of exceptional men and women who will have the privilege of representing the Colorado Rapids by dancing cheerleading and stunting in front of home crowds at INVESCO Field at Mile High and at numerous community events throughout Colorado in 2005.

Rapids Cheerleaders will represent the club with pride and build a special connection with all soccer fans youth teams and the general audience. Responsibilities include interaction with fans at games making public media appearances on TV and radio and representing the team at community events charitable functions and special occasions.

Anyone interested in taking part in the Rapids Cheerleader Tryout must pre-register by calling the Rapids at (303) 405-6132 and leaving their name e-mail address and phone number by 5:00pm on Friday March 18!

Participants at the Rapids Cheerleader Tryouts must be 17 years of age by July 4 2005 must be either a high school student or graduate and must have prior dance/cheer/stunting experience. Participants should wear no hard-soled shoes and show up in dance or workout attire. Participants must also bring a resume and headshot and be prepared to give both an athletic performance and a one-on-one verbal interview.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Are there any age requirements for the Rapids Cheerleaders?

You must be at least 17 years of age by July 15 2004 (no exceptions). There is no limit for maximum age. The tryouts are open to both men and women.

Is there a fee to participate in the tryouts?

No the tryouts are free to all participants!

What will the judges be looking for?

Dance Ability Stunting Ability Showmanship Appearance Poise Personality Application Education Community Service and Future Goals.

Are there any height or weight requirements?

No but you should be in top physical condition.

What is the time commitment during the Rapids season?

Being a Rapids Cheerleader is not a full-time job. Most of our team members are full-time students or have other jobs. The time commitment is usually 3 or 4 hours a week of rehearsal time and at all home games. The Rapids will also count on our Cheerleaders at various times during the year to make appearances at community events and activities as they arise.

Can my family or friends come and watch auditions?

No. Auditions are closed to the public.

Do you have to have prior experience?

Yes. All participants should be some amount experience in either dancing cheerleading and/or stunt training in some capacity.

Do last year’s Rapids Cheerleaders have to re-audition?

Yes all members must go through the audition process each season and are not guaranteed their place on the team.

What can I do to prepare for the interview session?

Be prepared to be able to speak well about yourself your background and how you would represent the Rapids and the sport of soccer in the community and why you think it’s important for the Rapids to have a Cheerleading squad and why we should want you personally to be on it!

Can you explain the audition process and what is expected?

All participants MUST be pre-registered by calling the Rapids at (303) 405-6132. You will then be contacted with how to park and where to enter the building.

Check-in will begin at 5:00pm. The audition will start promptly at 5:15 p.m. Do not be late. Plan on a maximum stay of up until 9:00pm. Make sure that you bring plenty of water and a snack to keep your energy level up.

The audition will consist of you performing to music in areas of dancing and/or stunting in front of the judges. After all contestants have performed the judges will return with the names of the finalists. These finalists will then take part in the interview process (casual attire).

For any further questions and to reserve your spot at the Cheerleader Tryouts please call the Rapids at (303) 405-6132 and leave your name email address and phone number before 5:00pm on Friday March 18!