2013 Raiderette auditions date released

Oakland Raiders cheerleaders, the Raiderettes - Levi Damien

The Oakland Raiders are all set for this year's auditions for their World Famous Raiderettes. The Audition and an audition prep class are set for April.

The annual auditions to be part of 'Football's Fabulous Females' is set. If you think you have what it takes to be part of what CNBC recently named "The NFL's Best Cheerleading Squad, here's your chance to prove it.

Here are the pertinent details:

The prep class to prepare candidates for the upcoming Raiderette auditions will be offered in Oakland at Bishop O'Dowd High School on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. with check-in beginning at 8:00 a.m. The cost for the class is $40.00 if pre-registered by March 21, 2013 or $50.00 for walk-in registration (cash only).

Fitness boot camp classes are also being offered at Core Dynamics Fitness in San Leandro on March 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 and April 2. The advance fee to register is $20.00 per class and the deadline is March 6, 2013. Walk-ins are welcome ($30/class, cash only), but space is limited.

Preliminary auditions will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Hilton - Oakland Airport. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m., with interviews immediately following.

There is no dance audition during preliminaries. Recommended attire includes daytime dresses, skirts or shorts, with appropriate hairstyle and makeup. Finalists will be announced at the end of the event. Auditions and rehearsals are closed to the general public.

Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years old by the date of the preliminary audition, available to attend all home games, rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., rehearsals Saturday mornings from 7:30-10:30 a.m., special public relations, charity and performance events, and a full-day Saturday mini-camp (date and time TBA). Eligible candidates must be able to provide authorized documents to work within the United States. Candidates may not cheer for both the Raiders and another professional or college team.

Pre-registration is strongly advised for participation in the audition process. The advance fee to register is $25.00 and the deadline is April 1 2013. Walk-ins are welcome on April 7, 2013 and the fee is $40.00 (cash only).

For more information and to download the full Raiderette application packet, Click here.

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