Staff reports

 The New Orleans Saintsation Cheerleaders have announced today that preliminary auditions for the 2011 team will be held on Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Saints Indoor Practice Facility in Metairie, Louisiana.

            According to Team Manager, Lesslee Fitzmorris, “We are looking for dedicated young women who are physically fit, talented in dance/cheer, and are able to present themselves in a professional manner.  Because the Saintsations are influential role models to the youth in our communities, we will select women that are committed to leading a healthy, productive lifestyle.”

            The Saintsations are one of the premier dance teams in the NFL.  With an “All- American” image, the Saintsations have catapulted as America’s favorite cheerleader team.  In addition to performing at the Saints home games, the team makes hundreds of charity appearances a year.  The Saintsations have traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to visit our troops, and to Mexico City and London to promote the NFL.  They have appeared on the Bill O’Reilly show, Fox and Friends, the CBS Early Show, Dr. Phil, Inside Edition, the Today Show, and on national television commercials.

            This highly recognized and respected group of women serve as goodwill ambassadors for the NFL and the New Orleans Saints Organization.  Team members perform at many exciting events and make numerous personal appearances throughout the world.  Additionally, the team supports community projects through the “Saintsations Inspiration Program”.  The primary focus of the 2011 program is to promote positive initiatives geared toward women and children.

            Candidates must be 18 years of age by April 2, 2011.  There are three stages to the audition process.  During the preliminary audition, the candidate will be taught a brief dance routine and a technical routine to perform for dance judges.  Advancing candidates proceed to the professional interview audition followed by a comprehensive football test.  The final round of auditions will be held on April 7 and the 2011 team will be announced on April 8th. For more information or to download an audition packet, please visit www.saintsations.net or www.neworleanssaints.com.