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The Oakland Raiders are searching for enthusiastic and talented candidates for their renowned public relations and entertainment team – The Raiderettes – Football’s Fabulous Females.  Become a part of the prestigious Oakland Raiders by auditioning for the 2012 Oakland Raiderettes Professional Cheerleading Squad.

Download and print the Raiderette Application Packet

Dates, Times, Location:

  • Preliminary audition:  Sunday, April 15, 2012 
  • Location:  Hilton Oakland Airport, One Hegenberger Road, Oakland
  • Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the preliminary interviews following immediately.      
  • There is no dance audition during preliminaries. Finalists will be announced at the end of preliminaries.
  • Recommended attire for preliminaries is daytime dresses, skirts or shorts, with appropriate hairstyle and make-up.
  • Finalists: Rehearsals for the dance routine will be Tuesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Location/directions will be given to finalists.
  • Auditions and rehearsals are closed to the general public.
  • Final audition:  Sunday, April 22, 2012.  Details will be given to all finalists.


  • You must be 18 years of age or older by date of preliminary audition.
  • You must be available to attend all home games, rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 9:30 PM, rehearsals Saturday mornings from 7:30 – 10:30 AM and special public relations, charity and performance events.
  • You must be able to attend a full day Saturday mini-camp. Date and time TBD.
  • You may not cheer for The Oakland Raiders and another professional or college team.
  • You must be able to provide authorized documents to work in the United States.


  • Various styles of dance are used by the Raiderettes.  Dance techniques, such as turns, kicks and leaps can be used in routines.
  • A dance workshop/prep class is offered by the Raiderette Choreographers prior to tryouts (Refer to end of packet.)
  • Boot camps are offered prior to tryouts in the month of February and March (Refer to end of packet.)


  • A panel of judges will select the 2012 Raiderette Squad. 
  • Judging is based on appearance, poise, personality, physical talent and dance ability.


  • Perform before sold-out home game crowds.
  • Opportunities for exposure through various media, corporate, community and charity events.
  • Opportunities for compensation through promotions, personal appearances and calendar sales.
  • Opportunities for travel abroad.            

Pre-registration is strongly advised for participation in the audition process. We encourage you to pre-register early. Pre-registration fee is $25.00. Pre-registration deadline: April 7, 2012. You may pay online, send a money order payable to The Oakland Raiders, or provide your credit card information with the completed 3-page application. If you pay online, you still must download, print and complete the Audition Application. Walk-up registration is $40. Download and print the Raiderette Application Packet

Mail packet to:

2012 Oakland Raiderette Auditions
Attn: Jeanette Thompson, Raiderette Director
1220 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA  94502

2012 Raiderette Audition Prep Class Offered

Dance & Audition Prep Class will be held on April 7th:


  • 9:00 AM – 12:00 p.m.
  • Check-in begins at 8:00 a.m.


IRA JINKINS RECREATIONAL CENTER, 9175 Edes Avenue, Oakland, CA 94603


  • $40.00 if pre-registered by March 24th
  • $50.00 for walk-in registration (cash only)


  • Online, credit card or money order (make payable to THE OAKLAND RAIDERS)

Mail credit card info or money order to:

2012 Oakland Raiderette Auditions
Attn: Jeanette Thompson, Raiderette Director
1220 Harbor Bay Parkway
Alameda, CA  94502

*Arrive in comfortable dance or workout attire. Tennis shoes or dance shoes only.

All Prep class fees are non-refundable.

This voluntary class is designed to make you feel more confident at the final audition, should you be chosen as a finalist.  For those with previous dance training, the class allows you to see how our choreographers work and the different dance styles incorporated into our season performances.  For those with no formal dance training, this session is invaluable as you will be learning techniques that will assist you in learning the tryout routine.  Taking the class will not guarantee you’ll be selected for our squad, but it will help make you more confident in your abilities during the audition process.

Each year, we have chosen a few candidates for the squad with little dance experience.  Since the Raider organization seeks the total package – appearance, personality, poise, people skills and talent – we teach the tryout routine to the finalists.  Most people can learn a very short routine within a one-week period, but once rehearsals begin, there are those who really struggle when faced with learning one new routine each rehearsal. For those of you who fall into this category, learning dance technique and terminology can be very beneficial.

The prep class will include a dance class and a question and answer session with Raiderettes and Raiderette staff.

The class environment is supportive and non-competitive.  You will have a great time, learn some wonderful skills and make some new friends.  We hope you’ll join us.

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