GENERAL INFORMATION AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Must be at least 19 years of age prior to auditioning.
Must be a high school graduate or have a G. E. D.
Must have a part-time or full-time job, or be a college or professional
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Official uniforms, promotional and some practice wear are provided.
Cheerleaders responsible for maintaining the uniform, poms, warm-ups,
shoes, and practice wear.
Three times a week, Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, extra rehearsals
added as needed. Any Cheerleader missing a rehearsal prior to a home
game will not be allowed to perform at that game.
COMPENSATION Cheerleaders are paid for home games,
rehearsals and promotional appearances.
COMMUNITY Each Cheerleader is required to meet a
minimum number of charity and/or sponsor appearances throughout the
GENERAL INFORMATION Cheerleaders must be at home
games 3.5 hours prior to tip-off for pre-game rehearsals. Cheerleaders
are expected to participate in home games and home playoff games. You
must be able to attend all Atlanta Hawks team events regardless of where
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS THE ATTIRE FOR AUDITIONS?
Each participant should wear a two piece outfit, sports bra/halter and boy shorts/briefs. Wear shoes that are suitable for dancing/cheering, tennis shoes or dance sneakers.
WHAT IS THE ATTIRE FOR PREP CLINIC?
Each participant should wear something comfortable to dance in with tennis shoes or dance sneakers. No jeans please.
DO YOU HAVE AUDITION PREPARATORY CLINICS THAT I CAN ATTEND?
Yes, clinics are generally held prior to Auditions. Sessions
generally run for two hours and are optional. Attendance is strongly
recommended. The clinics are a great way to see how fast you can pick up
on the Hawks choreography and obtain specific information regarding
WHAT ARE YOUR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS?
not have any. Applicants should be in top physical condition.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING?
Due to events taking
place downtown, please be prepared to pay for parking.
WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?
You must be at least 19
years of age.
WHAT DO THE JUDGES LOOK FOR AT AUDITIONS?
judges will look at your appearance, showmanship, dance ability, poise,
WHAT IS THE ATTIRE FOR AUDITIONS?
should wear a two piece outfit, sports bra/halter and boy shorts/briefs.
Wear shoes that are suitable for dancing/cheering, tennis shoes or dance
WHERE ARE AUDITIONS HELD?
The preliminary round
will be held on the Hawks practice court at Philips Arena, depending on
availability. Check audition specifics on confirmed location. The final
round location will be announced at a later date.
CAN MY FAMILY COME AND WATCH AUDITIONS?
Preliminary and final auditions are closed for public viewing.
DO CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS HAVE TO RE-AUDITION?
all members must go through the audition process each season and are not
guaranteed their place on the team.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE INTERVIEW PROCESS?
prepared to introduce yourself and provide an overview of your
background, education, future goals, etc. Review your Hawks trivia and
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS?
want to ensure that you are in the best physical shape prior to
auditions. Interested participants are strongly encouraged to have a
work out plan that includes some physical activity at least three-four
times a week. Team members are required to be in top physical shape.
While weight is not taken into account, physical fitness is.
HOW SHOULD I FIX MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP?
should be glamorous, complimentary and appropriate for an athletic
environment! Auditions are not like a dance class. Your hair and makeup
need to be performance quality (no pony tails). A hairstyle that is
up-to-date and one that compliments your features should be worn.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT? IS THIS A FULL-TIME JOB?
No, being an Atlanta Hawks Cheerleader is not a full-time job. Most
of our team members have full-time or part-time jobs. The time
commitment is usually 9 hours a week of rehearsal time, in addition to
promotional appearances. During the season, this number may increase to
20 hours a week.