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Miami Dolphins Cheerleading Auditions FAQs

Is there a fee to audition?

  • No, there are no fees applied to audition.

Do the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders offer prep classes for auditions?

  • Yes, Audition Prep Classes are offered to provide excellent preparation for the upcoming auditions. They are taught by current and former NFL Cheerleaders during the months leading up to Auditions.  For information about our online classes, please visit miamidolphins.com/cheerleaders.

Do I have to pre-register to audition?

  • It is best to pre-register for auditions. However, candidates not registered in advance will need to fill out a completed application form and bring one (1) headshot and one (1) full length body photo. Blank application forms will be available at registration.

How will I know if my application was received?

  • Registration is an online application, you will receive a confirmation email stating that your application was received. If you have any questions about the status of your application, email cheerleaders@dolphins.com

Are auditions of the audition open to the public?

  • No, all rounds are closed to the public.

Do I have to have prior dance experience to audition?

  • Not required but suggested, please utilize our Audition Prep Classes to help get ready for auditions.

Are there any height and weight requirements?

  • We do not have height and weight requirements, but candidates should maintain a physical fitness level that meets the demands of the position.

Is there an age limit?

  • You must be 18 years of age by the date of the preliminary audition.

What should I wear to auditions?

  • Two-piece dance attire is suggested:
  • Top – dance/athletic bra top
  • Bottom – Hot pants or shorts (no bike shorts/bikini bottoms)
  • Skin tone, non-shimmer dance tights or sheer hosiery
  • Dance or cheer shoe – ex. jazz shoe, white Nike's tennis shoes

Where can I find audition attire?

  • Audition attire may be found in dance wear stores or ordered online.

What is the judging criteria?

  • Our judges will focus on:
  • Personal appearance
  • Dance technique
  • Kicks
  • Showmanship
  • Personality
  • Poise
  • Enthusiasm

What should I bring with me to Prelims/Semi-finals Auditions?

  • Bring water and a lunch/snack for the long day. There will be mirrors set up in the fluff & puff area, so you will not need to bring a large personal mirror with you. You may wish to bring personal items such as make-up, extra tights, and a backup outfit/shoes – just in case.

How should I wear my make-up?

  • Wear shades that compliment your natural beauty. Choose mostly matters for eye shadows but avoid overly glittery looks. Also, avoid false lashes that are overly full/long as they can make your eyes appear dark. A spray tan can look great but is not necessary. Be cautious of overly tanning face and body. Boca Tanning is our preferred partner for all of our tanning needs and have multiple locations across South Florida.

How should I wear my hair?

  • Hair should be worn down and in a way that compliments your face, similar to Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders on game day.

May I try-out if I have a tattoo?

  • You may try out if you have a tattoo. Our policy is that even the smallest of tattoos may not be visible in the uniform or in rehearsal attire, proper coverage is required.

Are prep clinics required?

  • Not required, but prep classes are your best guide to the style, tips, and inside knowledge of Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Auditions.