The road to becoming a member of the 2016 Charger Girls begins with pre-audition workshops from 2-5pm on March 6 and March 13 in the Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego. Registration begins at 1:30 pm.
With more than 400 dancers annually auditioning for a spot on the Chargers' official dance team, pre-registration for the workshop is recommended as space is limited. Pre-registration can be done online at Charger Girls Workshops. The non-refundable fee is $45 for one workshop or $75 to attend both workshops. On-site cash-only registration also will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Pre-audition workshops are designed to prepare dancers for the audition process and introduce the style of choreography performed by the Charger Girls. The choreography taught and material presented at each workshop will vary. Material presented will include application tips, style guides, interview prep and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with current Charger Girls and participate in a question-and-answer session with Charger Girls Director Lisa Simmons.
"We host workshops every year to give a better understanding of the entire process," said Simmons. "We work with them on dance technique and choreography in a supportive, non-competitive environment. We do our best to prepare them for what they can expect when the auditions begin on April 2."
The Charger Girls perform at all home games, appear in the team's annual swimsuit calendar, and they also serve as ambassadors for the organization at hundreds of business, community and charity events throughout the year.
The Jenny Craig Pavilion is located on the University of San Diego campus at 5998 Alcalá Park.