2019 Oakland Raiderettes Auditions

The Raiders are searching for enthusiastic and talented candidates for their renowned public relations and entertainment team – The Raiderettes. Become a part of the prestigious Raiders by auditioning for the 2019 Raiderettes Professional Cheerleading Squad.

Raiderette practices will be held in Oakland, CA for the 2019 football season. If selected to be a team member, your duties as a Raiderette will require you to attend all home games which may require traveling, as well as appearances throughout the Bay Area and Las Vegas. You may call 510-864-5000 with any questions pertaining to auditions.

Dates, Times & Location

Preliminary Audition: Saturday, May 4, 2019

  • Location: The Hilton Oakland Airport on Hegenberger Road, Oakland CA.
  • Check-in will begin at 8:00AM, immediately followed by a photo period.
  • Candidates will introduce themselves to judges and perform a 30 second freestyle dance to upbeat music provided by the judges.
  • Recommended attire for preliminaries is athletic attire, appropriate workout outfit, or dance attire.
  • Candidates moving on to Semi-Finals will be announced at approximately 1:30PM.
  • Auditions are closed to the general public.

Semi-Finals: Saturday, May 4, 2019 will begin at approximately 3:00PM

  • Location: The Hilton Oakland Airport on Hegenberger Road, Oakland CA.
  • Semi-finalists are advised to stay on-site between Preliminaries and Semi-Finals.
  • Immediately following the announcement of semi-finalists, candidates will be taught a short dance combination that they will later perform in front of the judges.
  • Finalists will be announced at approximately 6:00PM.

Final audition week: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 and Saturday, May 11, 2019

  • Exact location will be provided to Finalists.
  • Wednesday from 6:15PM-8:30PM finalists will learn choreography for the routine to be performed on Saturday.
  • Returning 2018 Raiderettes are not guaranteed a spot on the 2019 team and will join the rest of the finalists on Wednesday to learn the finals routine.
  • On Saturday check-in will begin at 8:00 AM, followed by an individual interview, photo and individual dance performance of the finals routine.
  • You will be assigned a NEW finalist number. If you are late, you could miss your audition group if you have a low number.
  • Recommended attire for the finals interview is cocktail or business attire.
  • Recommended attire for the dance routine is athletic attire, appropriate workout outfit, or dance attire.
  • Auditions are closed to the general public.
  • Team members will be conditionally announced at the conclusion of final auditions.
  • Please arrive wearing your cocktail or business attire. You will have your picture taken after your interview. Once you have completed the interview portion you may change from your interview attire to your dance attire for the dance portion of the finals.
  • You must be 18 years of age or older by the date of preliminary auditions.
  • You must be available to attend all home games, special appearances throughout the season, and all team practices. Practices are three times a week and begin immediately following final auditions:
May-January
Tuesday 6:30PM-9:30PM
Wednesday 6:30PM-9:30PM
Saturday 7:30AM-10:30AM
  • You must be able to attend a full day Mini Camp on Saturday, May 18th.
  • You may not cheer for The Raiders and another professional or college team.

For more information or to register for auditions, please click here.

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