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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 2021 ENTERTAINMENT TEAMS CASTING CALL

The New Orleans Saints are thrilled to announce auditions for their 2021 entertainment teams. On game day, these teams can be found in Champions Square, on the field and in the stands. This season we are casting for THREE dynamic groups that will work together to create the NFL's best entertainment experience. We're looking for diverse talent to join the Saintsations, the official dance team of the New Orleans Saints as well as the Black & Gold Patrol, the official fan engagement team of the New Orleans Saints. In addition, we are casting for a NEW coed team of multi-talented entertainers to further enhance our fan experience. During auditions (and throughout the year) there will be interaction and collaboration between these three groups, to help ensure the Saints deliver a cohesive experience to our fans.

Specific talents we're seeking for the 2021 season include:

  • Dancers
  • Running & standing tumblers
  • Cheerleaders & stunters

Our entertainment teams will engage and energize New Orleans Saints fans on game days and serve as aspirational ambassadors out in the community. Whether they're doing live performances, assisting with in-game promotions or directly engaging with fans, our cast 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.

We're looking for originality and diversity as we cast these teams. Everyone 18 and older is welcome to audition.

Casting Call Schedule:

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Date Location Time
Preliminary Auditions: Friday, June 18 Smoothie King Center 5:00PM
Finalist Training Camp Day 1: Sunday, June 20 Smoothie King Center 2:00-6:30PM
Finalist Training Camp Day 2: Wednesday, June 23 Ochsner Fitness Center, Harahan 7:30-10:00PM
Final Auditions: Sunday, June 27 Ochsner Fitness Center, Harahan 12:30-3:30PM
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REQUIREMENTS:

Online registration for auditions will close at 5:00 p.m. CT on Thursday, June 17.

All Saints 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
  • Which Saints entertainment team(s) you would like to audition for

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 Cheerleaders & Stunters: Polo-style shirt or well fitting t-shirt tucked into shorts (must not reveal midriff)
  • Female Cheerleaders & 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 entertainment teams 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.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is there an age limit?

You must be 18 years old by the 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, June 17 at 5:00 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, June 18th. REGISTER HERE >>

What is the time commitment for cast members?

If selected, cast members are expected to make a one-year commitment to the team (July 2021 through June 2022). 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. Cast members must be available to work all Saints home games during pre-season and regular season as well as any post-season/playoff games. You will also be expected to fulfill public appearances and/or performances for the Saints organization, corporate partners and community events throughout the year. SEE SAINTS 2021 SCHEDULE HERE >>

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.

How are cast members compensated?

Cast 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.

Is there an audition fee?

There is no fee required 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.

What can I do to prepare for auditions?

Beginning now, you should brush up your talents. It is important that you are putting in the work necessary to put your best foot forward. Technical skills that may be incorporated into other choreography will also be reviewed.

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 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. Should you be selected as a finalist, a solo routine may be required. 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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