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Gold Rush Auditions Set to Begin April 3

Posted Feb 23, 2016

Preliminary auditions to be part of one of the NFL’s elite cheer squads will be held at Santa Clara Convention Center.


The San Francisco 49ers are hosting open auditions for the opportunity to join the 49ers 2016 Gold Rush presented by Bud Light. One of the NFL’s premiere performance groups, the Gold Rush has been featured on many national television shows, performed for numerous USO tours around the world, and has appeared in six Super Bowls.

The process will begin with preliminary auditions, on Sunday, April 3rd at the Santa Clara Convention Center. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The first phase of prelims will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by a second phase from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

During the preliminary audition process, applicants will be judged on dance ability, crowd appeal, showmanship, and individual applications. For finalists, there is an interview process and a final dance audition.

Finalists selected on April 3rd must be available for a finals prep class on Monday, April 4th from 2:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., an interview on Wednesday, April 6th from 12:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and a finals dance audition on Thursday, April 7th from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 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 https://2016goldrushfinalstickets.eventbrite.com and $25 at the door.

Workshops to prep applicants for the 2015 Gold Rush Auditions are happening throughout the month of March. To sign up, visit https://49ers.wufoo.com/forms/zoc5khi07qve9c/.

Over the past 33 years, the 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleaders have established a reputation as one of the NFL’s premiere performance groups. As a 2016 team member you can participate in special events, cheer at each 49ers home game, work with the Junior Cheerleader program, participate in the annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot and more.


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