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2011 Saintsations Auditions Set for April 2

Tryouts to take place at Saints Indoor Practice Facility

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The New Orleans Saintsation Cheerleaders announced today that preliminary auditions for the 2011 team will be held on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011 at the Saints Indoor Practice Facility in Metairie, Louisiana.

"We are looking for dedicated young women who are physically fit, talented in dance/cheer, and are able to present themselves in a professional manner," Saintsations manager Lesslee Fitzmorris said. "Because the Saintsations are influential role models to the youth in our communities, we will select women that are committed to leading a healthy, productive lifestyle."

The Saintsations are one of the premier dance teams in the NFL. Incorporating high-energy routines with professionalism, this elite group has earned the reputation of being one of the most versatile and entertaining squads in the league. Their annual New Orleans Saintsations Swimsuit Calendar and the "behind-the-scenes" television show about the making of the calendar have catapulted the team into regional celebrities.

In addition to performing at NFL Saints home football games, the Saintsations have traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit our troops, and to Mexico City and London to promote the NFL. They have appeared on the Dr. Phil show, 2006 Comic Relief Live Television Show and on National television commercials. They have also appeared in Sports Illustrated, Maxim, FHM, competed in the nationally televised NFL Cheerleading championship, appeared in events surrounding the NFL Super Bowl and competed against other NFL cheerleading teams at the Super Bowl Beach challenge. Additionally, the team supports community projects through the "Saintsations Inspiration Program." The primary focus of the 2011 program is to promote positive initiatives geared toward women and children.

In essence, this highly recognized and respected group of women serves as goodwill ambassadors for the NFL and the New Orleans Saints organization. Team members perform at many exciting events and make numerous personal appearances including modeling and public speaking throughout the world.

Candidates must be 18 years of age by April 10, 2010.  There are three stages to the audition process.  During the preliminary audition, the candidate will be taught a brief dance routine and a technical routine to perform for judges.  Advancing candidates proceed to the professional interview audition to be held Tuesday, April 5th.  The final round of auditions will be held on Thursday, April 7th and the 2011 Saintsations will be announced Friday, April 8th.   For more information or to download an audition packet, please visit http://www.neworleanssaints.com/saintsations.

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