It all kicks off tomorrow: auditions for the 2017 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad!
Kristi Scales from the Dallas Cowboys Radio Network has judged for 17 years: and has some cool behind-the-scenes peeks into how they pick out members of this elite cheerleader squad. She’s put together 7 Fun Facts about the process.
Here are some of my favorite (and the most interesting):
- Just because you make it through the 3 rounds doesn’t mean you’re in. 42-to-45 will be invited to camp: but about 36 will make it.
- There’s no maximum age or weight requirements: you just need to be 18-years-old on the first day of auditions. 50 and 60-year-old ladies have auditioned!
- Men have auditioned: and have been cheerleaders (back in the ’60s where local high school students cheered for the Cowboys when they played the Cotton Bowl).
- There’s a written test: it isn’t always easy! It’s 100 questions of both fill-in and multiple choice: everything from pop culture…to AT&T Stadium history and trivia.
In the end (to quote Ms. Scales): “…the Cowboys organization is looking for well-rounded young women who are equally smart, talented, and poised (and just happen to be world-class performers who can dazzle on the sideline and the big screen)!”
Good luck if you’re trying out!