Every year the NFL continues to top itself. As the Big Game passed just a few short weeks ago, we learned that this year’s Super Bowl was the most-watched American television broadcast of the year, continually breaking records for audience views five out of the past six years, dating back to 2010. With popularity continuing to grow, the NFL’s Miami Dolphins are taking another step to break into the international arena. They will be the first NFL squad to host international cheerleading tryouts in four different global arenas with the fifth and final destination landing in their host city of Miami.
The tryout process will be consistent with the Dolphins traditional round one auditions, held in Miami, but with slight variations. The contestants will have the opportunity to learn the dance routine online prior to auditions, taught by Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Choreographer, Brooke Nix. Grogan explains the tryout process more in-depth: “All candidates should wear dance attire for [the first round]… of the audition. If they are selected to continue on, they will be invited to return the next day for the interview round. Day 2 [will consist of] interviews; candidates should wear professional attire for the interview round. Ladies will perform in groups of five and be judged on poise, personality and dance ability. If they make it past the round of auditions in their country, they will be invited to the final round in South Florida on May 1 to compete with the candidates from the other four locations alongside the returning cheerleaders. We are looking for talented, dynamic women who have a love for dance and people. They should have outgoing and engaging personalities.”
The Dolphins are truly expanding the reach of the NFL. This is not only a great move on the franchise’s part, but a powerful way to promote women. This experience gives women a chance to possibly learn a new language, a new culture, grow in their experiences and dive in with the community to give back through outreach projects. Grogan says not all candidates may be bilingual, but, “we hope that candidates are willing to learn if they are not able to speak English on audition day. We have many cheerleaders on our team who are bilingual and will be able to assist in the transition.” This is such an influential move on the Dolphins part; an interchange of cultures to magnify networks internationally.
If you know anyone you think would be the perfect candidate to be one of the next prestigious Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have them check out www.DolphinsCheerleader.com. To learn more and stay up-to-date on the latest information about the cheerleaders you can also follow them on Facebook and Instagram @DolphinsCheer.
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