NFL and CFL Audition Dates Updated

UPDATE: 3/10: The Oakland Raiderettes have announced their audition dates.

UPDATE 3/7: The Los Angeles Rams have just announced their dates!

UPDATE 2/23: The Gold Rush and Saintsations have just announced their dates.  Still eagerly awaiting the Los Angeles Rams to announce.

UPDATE 2/18: A few more NFL teams have announced their dates since the last posting (JAX, S.D., TTC, WRC, AZCC, TBBC).  Stay tuned…we will update this list on a daily basis.

Now that the NFL season has come to a close, most of the NFL cheerleading squads have announced their audition dates.  Additionally, the CFL has announced their audition dates for their cheer/dance squads and we have updated our auditions page accordingly.

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NFL Cheerleaders (2016)
Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders: Saturday, April 9.  [Details]
Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders: Sunday, April 24. [Details]
Baltimore Ravens: Saturday, March 5. [Details]
Carolina Panthers Top Cats: Saturday, March 12. [Details]
Cincinnati Bengals: Monday, April 18. [Details]
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Saturday, May 14. [Details]
Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers: TBD. [Details]
Denver Broncos: Sunday, April 1. [Details]
Detroit Pride: TBD. [Details] (unofficial cheerleaders of the Detroit Lions)
Gotham City Dancers/NY Unofficials: TBD. [Details] (unofficial dance team of the NY Giants)
Houston Texans Cheerleaders: Saturday, April 16. [Details]
Indianapolis Colts: Saturday, April 9. [Details]
Jacksonville Jaguars: Saturday, April 2, 2016. [Details]
Kansas City Chiefs: Friday, March 18. [Details]
Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders: Saturday, April 2. [Details]
Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders: Saturday, April 23. [Details]
Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders: Sunday, April 3. [Details]
New England Patriots Cheerleaders: Sunday, March 6. [Details]
New Orleans Saintsations: Sunday, April 17. [Details]
New York Jets Flight Crew: Saturday, April 2. [Details]
Oakland Raiderettes: Sunday, April 10. [Details]
Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders: Sunday, March 5. [Details]
San Diego Chargers: Saturday, April 2. [Details]
San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush: Sunday, April 3. [Details]
Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals: Saturday, April 16. [Details]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders: Sunday, April 17. [Details]
Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders: Saturday, April 9. [Details]
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders: Sunday, March 29. [Details]

CFL Cheerleaders (2016)
British Columbia Lions Felions: Sunday, February 28. [Details]
Calgary Stampeders Outriders: Saturday, February 20. [Details]
Edmonton Eskimos Cheer Team: Monday February 15. [Details]
Hamilton Tiger-Cats Cheerleaders: TBD. [Details]
Montreal Alouettes Cheerleaders: Sunday, February 21. [Details]
Saskatchewan Rough Riders Cheer Team: TBD. [Details]
Toronto Argonauts Cheerleaders: Sunday, March 13. [Details]
Winnipeg Blue Bombers Blue Lightning: TBD. [Details]

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Seven Decades of Argos Cheerleaders Perform for Women’s Cancer Game

On October 23, 2015, members of the CFL Toronto Argonauts Alumni Cheerleaders squads from 1945 to 2014, performed at the Argos’ annual PINK game in honour of women’s cancers.

The 100+ performers consisted of: the Argoettes (the original squads from 1945-1962), the Sunshine Girls (1970s to 1995) and the Double Blue Thunder (1996 to 2014).

The current Argos cheer team also performed as part of the half-time show, along with a special appearance by Canadian country music star Tim Hicks, who played two of his current hits.

With just a few rehearsals and one quick pre-game practice together, these dynamic ladies put on a rousing half-time show, all together, complete with video and photo footage of Argo cheerleaders from decades past.

Cancer has touched each of these Alumni Cheerleaders, either personally, or through family, friends or colleagues. Each October the Alumni Cheerleaders work together to present this show in honour of the cause. With the addition of the Argoettes into the show this year, the annual PINK game for Toronto keeps getting bigger and better!

This year’s PINK home game was moved to Tim Horton field in Hamilton, due to scheduling needs of the MLB Toronto Blue Jays, who share the Rogers Centre. The Rogers Centre is the Argos’ home, until the end of this season. The Toronto football club moves to BMO Field next season, for a new era of football memories to begin!

Toronto lost to the Montreal Alouettes at this year’s PINK game, but it was a win in the fight against cancer. The CFL Argos are North America’s longest-running professional football team. Next year, Toronto hosts the Grey Cup (Canada’s Super Bowl). Watch for the Toronto Argos Alumni Cheerleaders to be strongly involved in Grey Cup Festivities when Toronto hosts the Canadian Football League’s pinnacle event in November 2016!

– Contributed by Elizabeth Morgan, Alumni NFL Bills, CFL Argos and CFL Tiger Cats Cheerleader/Captain. Elizabeth is also a member of the International Dance Council and the Owner of Expressions Dance Arts Inc. In London, Canada.


The CFL Argoettes (the original squads from 1945-1962)



The four participating cheer groups dance with Canadian country star Tim Hicks at half-time, prior to their choreographed routine.


Article contributor Elizabeth Morgan after on-field rehearsal, with the Alumni logo on the Jumbotron.

How a Sydney Girl Beat Out Hundreds of Cheerleaders to Land a Spot with the San Diego Chargers

By Shireen Khalil
The Herald Sun

In school she had high hopes of becoming an international cheerleader — now an official cheerleader for the NFL’s San Diego Chargers, Angela Minucos has realised her dream.

After working up the courage to audition for the Chargers’ cheerleading squad, Ms Minucos beat more than 400 other women to become a Charger Girl.


“When you know there are going to be that many talented women competing for the same spot, it is very intimidating,” Ms Minucos said. “But I am so fortunate to have such an amazing support system.”

The former Rosebank College student was a cheerleader for the ­Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League for two years before getting a spot in the popular San Diego squad.

“That was when my passion for cheerleading really exploded. I saw a whole other professional side to cheerleading,” she said.

“ When I returned to Australia I knew I wasn’t ready to finish and instantly began making plans to go to America and take the next step into the biggest league, the NFL.”

She said the auditions were extremely tough with hundreds of girls vying for a spot with the San Diego Chargers,

“The first interview is a one on one with the Charger a Girls Team Director Lisa Simmons,” she said.


“From there a panel interview with several Chargers executives and personnel, where by you can be asked all sorts of questions, from your personal experience to statistics and information about the Chargers organisation and its football players.”

“For me, the best part of being a cheerleader is giving back to the community.

“Taking part in anti bullying programs, healthy lifestyle initiatives for kids and raising money for important charities is a huge reason why I do what I do.”

Ms Minucos is currently living in San Diego and can’t wait to kick off the season.

“ We started our preseason training immediately following the auditions and it has been non stop since. I can’t wait for the season to begin and having all of this hard work and preparation pay off on the field when I get to dance in front of 70,000 Chargers fans!”