The New York Jets today announced details of the team's 2011 cheerleader auditions.
For the first time ever, interested candidates who "like" the team on Facebook will have the opportunity to advance directly to the final round of auditions. One of the candidates who creates a video based on the criteria outlined on the team's official Facebook page will be selected by the team to bypass the preliminary round on April 16 and the semifinal round on April 17 to compete for a spot on the 2011-12 Flight Crew cheerleading squad on May 7.
All rounds of this year's auditions will be held at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
"The squad's caliber and profile continue to grow by leaps and bounds every year," said Flight Crew director Denise Garvey. "In 2011, we are turning to social media to again raise the bar and ensure that we field the best cheerleading squad in the NFL."
As many as 40 spots will be up for grabs in this fourth year of open auditions for the cheerleading squad. Applications are now being accepted for this unique opportunity to be a part of a New York football franchise. Walkup registrations will be accepted on April 16 at New Meadowlands Stadium.
In addition, the team announced a series of prep classes being offered in advance of the auditions. These classes are not mandatory but are designed to help candidates prepare for the auditions. Visit newyorkjets.com for details.
The candidate selected via Facebook for a spot in the final round of auditions will be announced on April 11. Visit facebook.com/jets for details.
About the Flight Crew Cheerleaders
The New York Jets Flight Crew was created in 2007 to enhance the overall fan experience by infusing additional energy and enthusiasm in each home game. Members of the multitalented, multipurpose entertainment team are dancers, athletes and active participants in the Jets community. Whether they are performing a choreographed dance routine or appearing at New York Jets charity events, all members of the New York Jets Flight Crew are committed to excellence and serving as role models for Jets fans across the globe.