2015 SaberKittens

The San Jose SaberCats website has been updated with new bios and photos of this year’s SaberKittens dance team. Click here to learn more about the ladies on the team!

Saberkittens Payton and Amanda
Rookies Amanda and Payton

2015 San Jose SaberKittens

The San Jose Saberkitens are under the direction of Cindy Kopacz and Michelle La Herran. The Arena Football season kicks off next month!


4th Row (Standing L-R) – Amelia H, Mikaela R, Jessie S, Mariah B, Katie B, Courtney M, Shelby S, Natalie K, Tisha B, Julia M
3rd Row (Sitting L-R) – Payton M, Sydney F, Kati H, Celeste C
2nd Row (Kneeling L-R) – Helina W, Jennifer D, Amanda W, Noella R
Front Row (Floor L-R) – Marissa V, Logan Q

San Jose SaberKitten Auditions Are Fast Approaching


How do I get an application?

The best way to apply is to complete the application below and submit it. You may also print out the application from this website and mail it to the San Jose SaberCats office at 600 East Brokaw Rd, San Jose, CA, 95112. If you are unable to print the application or submit it online, please contact the San Jose SaberCats office at (408) 673-3400 and we will mail you one.

What kind of photograph should I submit?

Although a professional photo is not required, it is recommended. Photos are used for identification purposes so please make sure your hair color and length are the same as the photo. The photo should be one that you feel makes you look your best. Headshots, half body or full body shots are acceptable (preferably 8×10). You may only submit one photo. Photos WILL NOT be returned under any circumstance. Please bring the photo with you the day of the audition. DO NOT mail it in ahead of time.

Can I register on the day of the audition?

Yes. Applications will be available the day of the audition at the registration area and walk-ups will be accepted at the door. Although you may register the day of the audition, we recommend you submit an application ahead of time.

How should I wear my hair and make-up for the audition?

Hair does not need to be a certain length, color or style. At games and appearances, the SaberKittens wear their hair either completely down or half up/half down. Please choose a style that looks best on you. Make-up should be worn a little heavier than your everyday make-up. Please wear colors that complement your skin colors and the audition outfit you are wearing.

What attire is required for the audition?

A two-piece leotard and flesh colored tights/nylons ARE MANDATORY. This outfit should complement you both in color and in style. Biker shorts, hot pants, skirts, capri pants and stretch pants are NOT ACCEPTABLE. Jazz shoes or athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are also MANDATORY. You may NOT dance barefoot. You may want to bring a couple of pairs of shoes to try out since you will be dancing on a gym floor.

Are there any special requirements to audition?

You must be at least 18 years of age by January 17, 2015 and must be a high school graduate. There is no maximum age limit.
There are no height or weight requirements.
All team members must have flexible schedules for rehearsals, games and promotional appearances throughout the season.
We are looking for bright, friendly, attractive women to perform at all San Jose SaberCats home games.

What time commitment is required as a member of the SaberKittens?

Being a member of the SaberKittens is not a full time job but does require 100% commitment. Most squad members work, attend college or both. The SaberKittens practice one or two nights during the week and on weekends. All home games are MANDATORY and the 2015 schedule can be found on the home page of the SaberCats website.

What can I expect the day of the audition?

Upon arrival, you should proceed to the registration table to check in. If you have not filled out an application you might want to get there early so you have time to fill it out completely. You will also be required to submit your photo at this time. Once everyone has checked in, you will go through a short group warm up. We recommend that you start stretching upon arrival. Then a choreographer will teach a short dance combination for each phase of the audition. You will be required to learn and perform these dance combinations in small groups in front of a panel of judges. A cut will be made after each phase. At the end of the preliminary audition, a group of finalists will be selected to continue onto finals the next day. Throughout the day you will be judged on your dance/cheer ability, showmanship and crowd appeal. If you are selected as a finalist, you will then receive instructions as to what will be required of you at the final audition on Sunday, January 18th.

What should I bring with me to the preliminary audition?

Your photo
Extra flesh colored tights/nylons
Extra shoes
Lunch/Dinner and snacks for breaks

If you have any additional questions please e-mail them to sabercatssales@gmail.com or call the San Jose SaberCats office at 408-673-3400.

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2014 Saberkittens

Bios and individual profile photos of the 2014 San Jose SaberCats dance team are now online. Click here to learn more about the ladies on this year’s team!

2014 San Jose Sabercats Dance Team

Auditions are over and the team has been selected. Congratulations 2014 Saberkittens!

San Jose SaberKitten Auditions

Last Saturday the Fry’s Electronics Gym in Palo Alto was filled with scores of beautiful, young dancers auditioning for the 2014 San Jose SaberKittens, the dance team for the Arena Football League champion San Jose SaberCats.

Lauren Binkoski was the SaberKittens choreographer the past 2 seasons.  She was impressed by the with the competition: “The girls look really energetic, very polished, their hair and makeup looks better than the years before. They’re really really energetic and everybodies got a really big smile on their face and we’re just really happy to have them here.”

Annabelle is a current Golden State Warriors Girl and a former SaberKitten. She was back on Saturday to help teach the choreography. She was thrilled with the turnout: “This year at the 2014 SaberKitten auditions there’s a huge group of beautiful and talented women and the competition is super fierce. I think that this team is gonna bring a lot entertainment to the fans and I think this whole organization is gonna love them.”

Veteran Tisha: “This is my 2nd year returning back, the very first year I auditioned what I learned from that is if you want something you have to go out and get it and you cant be afraid you have to be confident..and try to outshine everyone but also make friends along the way cause that will make memories and contribute to your experience and memories for a lifetime.”

When asked why she was trying out again SaberKitten veteran Sheila said, “I just really enjoyed the past 2 years..I made a lot of great friends and I really love the organization and I love the fans and I love dancing and performing.”

Kimberly Pena is the current SaberKitten Choreographer. She was a SaberKitten back in 2006-07 and that’s where her  professional dance career started. “Ever since then I’ve been able to dance for other teams. This is a huge stepping stone for the girls to get into the professional cheer world and learn everything about it and improve themselves and become better and reach their goals and inspire younger dancers to do the same.”

The SaberKittens will make their season debut Sunday, March 23rd when the SaberCats host the Philadelphia Soul at the SAP Center.

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Alixandra is the Dream Team SaberKitten

Congratulations to San Jose SaberKitten Alixandra who will be representing her squad at Arena Bowl XXVI next month in Orlando

Alixandra is thee-year veteran of the SaberKittens and a Captain. She is a junior San Jose State University where she is majoring in Business Finance.

[Alixandra at the Sabercats Website]

2012-13 Saberkittens

A new dance team photo and individual bios have been posted on the San Jose Sabercats website. Click here to learn all about the Saberkittens!

San Jose SaberKittens Auditions Are Set

Want to join the Bay Area’s hottest dance team? The three-time AFL champion San Jose SaberCats are holding auditions for a chance to earn a spot on the 2011 San Jose SaberKittens dance team. Auditions will be held on January 7th & 8th, 2012 at the Fry’s Electronics Gym in Palo Alto.

WHAT: 2011 San Jose SaberKittens Auditions
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Callbacks are Sunday, January 8, 2012.
WHERE: Gym at Fry’s Electronics in Palo Alto. Address is 380 Portage Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94306.

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2011 San Jose Saberkittens

The Saberkittens are back from 2011, and this time, they’re golden. Literally!
Click here to learn more about the ladies on the team.

San Jose SaberKittens Auditions set for December 11th

The San Jose SaberCats will be holding open tryouts for the 2011 SaberKitten Dance Team on Saturday, December 11, 2010 with callbacks taking place the following day. The tryout will take place at the Fry’s Electronics Gym located at 380 Portage Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306.


Auditions will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 11, 2010. A choreographer will teach a short dance combination for each phase of the audition. Dancers will be required to learn and perform these dance combinations in small groups in front of a panel of judges with a cut after each phase. Throughout the day, dancers will be judged on dance/cheer ability, showmanship and crowd appeal. Participants are required to wear a two-piece leotard with flesh colored nylons as well as jazz or athletic shoes with a non-marking sole.

Dancers wishing to tryout must fill out a registration form posted at www.thesanjosesabercats.com. Applications may also be printed out and mailed to the San Jose SaberCats office at 600 East Brokaw Rd, San Jose, CA, 95112. Those wishing to participate may also contact the SaberCats office at (408) 673-3400 to have an application mailed out. Photos are not required, but recommended for identification purposes and may only be submitted on the day of the audition.

The SaberKittens practice one or two nights during the week and on weekends. All home games are mandatory and the 2011 schedule can be found on the SaberCats website.

For more information in regards to the tryout please email saberkittens@thesanjosesabercats.com.

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SaberKitten Joins the Warrior Girls

New Golden State Warrior Girl Christi was previously a two-year veteran of the AFL San Jose SaberKittens.

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