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The New Orleans Saints Cheer Team and in-game performers entertain fans during the Thanksgiving Week 12 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

2022 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS CHEER KREWE CASTING CALL

The New Orleans Saints are thrilled to announce auditions for their 2022 Saints Cheer Krewe. On game day, this multi-talented team can be found in Champions Square, on the field and in the stands. The Saints Cheer Krewe will engage and energize New Orleans Saints fans on game days and serve as aspirational ambassadors out in the community. Whether they are doing live performances, assisting with in-game promotions, or directly engaging with fans, team members play a vital role in creating Dome Field Advantage on game days. Throughout the year, they bring the spirit of the Saints to the greater New Orleans area through community engagement and corporate appearances.

Specific talents we're seeking for the 2022 season include:

  • Dancers
  • Running & standing tumblers
  • Co-ed stunting

Entertainers in all skill sets are expected to collaborate throughout the year to ensure the Saints deliver a cohesive experience to our fans. We are looking for originality and diversity as we cast our team. Everyone 18 and older is welcome to audition.

Casting Call Schedule:

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Preliminary Auditions: Cheer SpecificFriday, May 20Ochsner Sports Performance Center5:00PM
Preliminary Auditions: Dance SpecificSaturday, May 21Ochsner Sports Performance Center9:00AM
Finalist Training Camp Day 1:Sunday, May 22Ochsner Sports Performance Center12:00PM
Finalist Training Camp Day 2:Monday, May 23Ochsner Sports Performance Center7:00-10:00PM
Final Auditions:Wednesday, May 25Ochsner Sports Performance Center6:00PM
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REQUIREMENTS:

Online registration for auditions will close at 12:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, May 19.

All Saints Cheer Krewe cast members must:

  • Demonstrate a mastery of their talent(s), along with an extensive repertoire
  • Be an engaging speaker with the natural ability to connect with fans of all ages and abilities
  • Exude showmanship with a strong, memorable presence that pulls people in
  • Be open minded with a willingness to learn new performance skills
  • Have the athleticism and stamina required to execute the physical demands of the job
  • Maintain a well-groomed appearance that aligns with the Saints brand

When you register, you'll be asked to provide the following information:

  • Background on your education and work experience
  • Which talents you excel in (i.e., dance, tumbling, cheer/stunting)
  • Where & when you honed your talents
  • Your experience with public performing and speaking
  • Recent headshot photos that represent what you currently look like

Audition attire/appearance:

  • All individuals should dress in solid black athletic wear.
  • Male Dancers & Tumblers: Leggings or joggers with tank top or well fitting t-shirt (must not reveal midriff)
  • Female Dancers & Tumblers: Leggings with tank top or well fitting t-shirt (must not reveal midriff)
  • Male Stunters: Polo-style shirt or well fitting t-shirt tucked into shorts (must not reveal midriff)
  • Female Stunters: Tank top or well fitting t-shirt tucked into a skort or shorts (must not reveal midriff)
  • Jumpsuits are acceptable for all individuals
  • Please arrive with a well-groomed, camera ready appearance. No ponytails, top knots, etc.

Other important information:

  • Prospective cast members must be at least 18 years of age on or by the date of preliminary auditions. NO EXCEPTIONS. Proof of age is required with a valid photo ID.
  • Prospective cast members must be available to attend all phases of the audition process and must be prepared to stay as long as necessary (no exceptions!).
  • Cast members who are ultimately selected for the Saints Cheer Krewe must agree not to discuss or reveal their selection until directed to do so by the Saints organization.
  • All cast members must successfully complete all pre-employment screenings. The Saints organization is a drug-free workplace. Drug test screenings will be conducted for finalists.
  • All entertainment team performances and appearances are subject to NFL rules, as well as health & safety guidelines.
  • The New Orleans Saints reserve the right to alter, change or discontinue entertainment teams at their sole discretion.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What kind of previous experience is required?

You are not required to have any professional training or experience to audition. Performance ability, quality, and technique will be important factors in determining who is selected for the teams. Personality, poise, and public speaking skills will also be important factors.

What is the time commitment?

If selected, you are expected to make a commitment to the team through May 2023. You will be expected to attend practice at least twice a week, typically Tuesday and Thursday evenings, for a minimum of 3 hours per practice. Members must be available to work all Saints home games during pre-season, regular season, and playoffs. You will also be expected to fulfill public appearances and/or performances for the Saints organization, corporate partners and community events throughout the year.

How are members compensated?

Saints Cheer Krewe members are hired as seasonal, part time employees of the Saints and are paid an hourly wage for all hours that they are required to perform work duties during their employment with the Saints. Typical duties include attending practices, games, appearances, clinics, photo shoots, and other entertainment events sponsored by the Saints.

What do game days look like?

Our Saints Cheer Krewe plays a vital role in enhancing the overall fan experience and creating Dome Field Advantage for our team. Game day duties may include, but are not limited to: pre-game performances on stage in Champions Square, greeting and engaging with fans as they arrive at Champions Square and Caesars Superdome, on-field flag unfurls during player introductions, sideline performances for the entirety of the game, appearing on-camera during game breaks, appearances in suites and other VIP spaces, and autograph/photograph sessions. Depending on the NFL's health & safety protocols for the 2022 season, these duties may change.

Is there an age requirement?

You must be at least 18 years old by the preliminary audition date. You must present a valid photo ID at the preliminary audition.

How do I register for auditions?

All candidates must register online by Thursday, May 19 at 12:00 p.m. CT. Resume and headshot must be uploaded as part of the registration process. All candidates will receive their preliminary audition number by noon on Friday, May 20.

Is there an audition fee?

There is no fee to audition.

Does my headshot need to be professionally taken?

The headshot is simply used to identify you at auditions; it is not necessary to have a professional photo taken.

Are there any height or weight requirements?

No. All applicants must simply fulfill the minimum age requirement.

Are auditions open to the public?

No. Each phase of the auditions are closed to outside guests. Please do not bring any friends or family along with you to auditions; they will not be allowed to stay and observe.

Can I post photos or videos from the auditions on social media, websites, etc.?

You may post footage of yourself; however, you may not post images or video of other participants without their explicit consent. You also may not post any content that reveals the inner-workings of the Saints audition or selection process. The New Orleans Saints reserve the right to photograph and/or film the entire audition process. The Saints have the rights to use this photography/footage for any purposes as they see fit.

Do I need to bring a prepared routine to auditions?

You do NOT need to prepare a routine for preliminary auditions. You will be taught routines as part of the audition process. Finalists who are selected to participate in the Finalist Training Camp will receive more details, to make sure you have the information you need to prepare.

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