With tryouts for football players well underway, the United Football League is to begin a completely different type of talent search – for passionate and energetic young women to make up each team’s 2010 UFL Cheer and Dance Teams.
The Florida Tuskers, Hartford Colonials, Las Vegas Locos, Omaha Nighthawks and Sacramento Mountain Lions will each boast a cheer and dance team when the UFL enters its second season in the fall of 2010. Auditions to find dancers in each UFL city will be broken down into three rounds and will be held between June 5 and June 26.
Each market is seeking female dancers / cheerleaders with high energy, great personalities, physical fitness and a passion for dance, cheering and football. Women must be 18 years of age by the date of their final audition.
“We are looking for cheerleaders and dancers with a passion for football,” said UFL Cheer and Dance Development Director Billie O’Hara. “This is a great opportunity for young women to be part of a professional football cheer team and perform before thousands of fans and in front of nationwide television audiences.”
The dance team will perform at all four of its team’s home games this fall and will serve as ambassadors for the organization throughout the season.
At the auditions, participants will be asked to learn a short across the floor routine that may include high kicks, jazz technique and hip hop choreography, as well as free style. Depending on the turnout, participants should plan on spending a good portion of the day at the preliminaries, which are closed to the public.
Tryouts will be hosted in each geographic region and include closed dance auditions, one-on-one interviews, and a final audition that will be open to the public, family and friends. Candidates must register online at www.ufl-football.com.