The Baltimore Mariners Cheerleaders are a professional cheerleading team with emphasis on crowd appeal, fan interaction, community involvement and game-day performances.
Tryout Date: January 31, 2010
Location: 1st Mariner Arena
8:30-9:00 Registration – $20.00 (Cash or Money Order)
There will be an application to fill out. Each applicant should bring a full body photo of themselves in their audition outfit or something comparable.
Audition routine will be taught.
Applicants will have a chance to practice on their own and prepare for their auditions.
Applicants will audition in small groups in front of a panel of judges.
The team will be decided at the close of auditions and applicants will be notified later that evening.
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Here are some frequently asked questions about the Baltimore Mariners Cheerleaders:
Q: Are the Baltimore Mariners Cheerleaders more of a dance team or a cheer and stunt team?
The Baltimore Mariners Cheerleaders are more dance oriented with an emphasis on jazz and hip hop. Some girls do tumble, but we do not usually stunt during games.
Q: Do the Baltimore Mariners Cheerleaders get paid?
The Baltimore Mariners Cheerleaders do not receive a paycheck, but do receive other perks such as season tickets, gym membership and tanning. They also get the excitement of performing in front of thousands of fans for the Baltimore Mariners!
Q: What is the time requirement for Baltimore Mariners Cheerleaders? (i.e. practices, appearances, games, etc.)?
Being a Baltimore Mariners Cheerleader is a huge time commitment. Before the season even starts we will be having practices twice a week, community appearances and performances. We have several home games, which are usually held on the weekends. The games are played at the 1st Mariner Arena downtown. On game day, all cheerleaders are expected to arrive an hour and a half before kick off. A large part of being a Baltimore Mariners Cheerleader is our commitment to the community. Attending appearances is mandatory. There will be a mandatory training camp as well as several mandatory photo shoots.
Q: Do the cheerleaders pay for their uniforms?
The uniforms, earrings and poms are on loan to each cheerleader. There will be a required deposit that will be refunded upon receipt of the uniforms at the end of the year. The cheerleaders will have to provide for their boots, dance sneakers and practice gear. There are several fundraising opportunities that the cheerleaders may participate in to cover these costs.
Q:Is there an age limit?
This is no maximum age limit.
Minimum age requirement is 18 by January 31, 2010.
Q: Is there any height to weight restrictions?
You should be in overall great shape. We do not have a height to weight requirement. We have no maximum or minimum weight requirement. Cheerleaders will be working out with our Official Personal Trainer, Kenny Johnson.
Q: Are auditions open to the public?
No. Auditions are closed to the public. This includes family and friends.
Q: What do I need for auditions?
Auditions can run all day. Please bring with you:
•Drink and snack
•Make-up & Hair Products
Q: Do you have any prep classes; do I have to take the prep classes to make the team?
We will have prep classes prior to auditions. The date, time and location are to be determined.
•You do not have to take the prep classes in order to the make the team. However, it is recommended as all prep classes are taught by the director and some audition choreography will be taught.
Q: How should I wear my hair and make up?
•Make-up and hair should compliment your features.
•You should wear your hair down.
Q: What will the judges focus on and look for?
•Showmanship and personality
Q: What should I wear to the auditions?
•Sports bra or crop top with stomach showing.
•Short biker shorts or trunks
•Dance sneakers or jazz shoes
•Flesh colored panty hose or dance tights
•All body piercings should be removed and all tattoos covered
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