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Gold Rush Auditions Set for April 6

Posted Mar 12, 2013

Auditions to be part of one of the NFL’s elite cheer squads will be held at Stanford’s Maples Pavilion.

The San Francisco 49ers are hosting open auditions for the opportunity to join the 49ers 2013 Gold Rush Squad. The Gold Rush is one of the NFL’s premiere performance groups and will be selecting 32 girls for the team.

The four-phase process will begin with preliminary auditions, on Saturday, April 6 at Maples Pavilion at Stanford University. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. Phase one of prelims will take place from 11:15 a.m. to 3 p.m., followed by phase two of prelims from 3:15 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Applicants will be required to learn a short dance combination taught by a professional choreographer and perform that routine in a group in front of a panel of judges. Applicants will be judged on dance ability, crowd appeal, showmanship and individual applications. At the end of the preliminary auditions, a group of finalists will be selected.

Finalists selected on April 6th must be available for a finals prep class, interview and finals dance audition on Thursday, April 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Final auditions will be the only phase open to the public. Tickets will be available for $20 each on http://49ers.eventbrite.com and $25 at the door.

Workshops to prep girls for the 2013 Gold Rush Auditions are happening now throughout the month of March. To sign up, visit 49ersGoldRush.eventbrite.com.

Over the past 30 years, the 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders have established a reputation as one of the NFL’s premiere performance groups. The squad has been featured on many national television shows, performed for numerous USO tours around the world, and appeared in five Super Bowls. As a 2013 team member you can participate in these special events, cheer at each 49ers home game, work with their Junior Cheerleader program, participate in the annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot and more.

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