Cheerleaders

***MVC AUDITIONS***

MVC Dancers & MVC Ambassadors

If you are outgoing, a terrific spokeswoman, a great role model, love the Minnesota Vikings and can confidently represent the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, then we want you!   

When you think of The Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders you probably picture the women performing on the field at Minnesota Vikings home games. But the MVC are so much more than that. The MVC are an integral part of the total NFL fan experience at U.S. Bank Stadium. The MVC have traveled around the world to meet with football fans. They have spread Skol spirit throughout Vikings country, at the Pro Bowl in Hawaii, at NFL games abroad, and at military bases stateside and overseas. You don’t need to be a dancer to be a part of the MVC and have the experience of a lifetime. We have both Dancer and Ambassador positions to fill on our team for the upcoming 2017 season. Spread the word and invite your friends to audition with you.

With the high demand for the MVC, we expanded our team in 2016 and now have two equally important, but different roles for you to choose from. The two roles allow us to broaden our presence on game day and in the community, as well as provide greater opportunity for women to participate. The MVC Dancers will focus on dance/cheer performances on the field on game day. The MVC Ambassadors will be active during all home games visiting Suites and Club areas at U.S. Bank Stadium, visiting fans in the Fan Zone, rallying on Medtronic Plaza, and being available for the photos and interactions fans love so much!  

Open auditions for both positions will be on the same day, so whether you are a dancer or ambassador candidate, everyone auditions on April 2, 2017.  Don’t know which direction you want to go yet? Read on for more information about each role and the tryout process.

Tryouts for the MVC Ambassadors may include: interviews, personal introductions on the mic, panel discussions, photoshoots, spokesmodel presentations, etc. Ambassadors will need to do some “hitting the crowd” and cheering, however, no dance/cheer experience is required – we will teach you how to do this during the audition. The time commitment for this Ambassador position will include all home games, practice one to two nights a week, appearances that vary - but are flexible in the scheduling - plus other team meetings/photoshoots, etc.

Tryouts for the MVC Dancers may include: learning and performing MVC choreography, technical dance skills, a dance solo, “hitting the crowd” and cheering, interviews, personal introductions and photoshoots. The time commitment for this Dancer position will include all home games, three weekly practices, appearances that vary – but are flexible in scheduling - plus other team meetings/photoshoots, etc.

If you have more questions, please check out these Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):



***AUDITION PROCESS***

MVC Dancers
• Prep Classes (optional)
• Open Auditions
• Interviews / Testing
• Training Camp
• Semi Finals Competition
• Final Auditions

MVC Ambassadors
• Prep Classes (optional)
• Open Auditions
• Interviews / Testing
• Training Camp / Suite Visit
• Semi Finals Competition
• Final Auditions 

***PREP CLASSES***

Date: Thursdays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 6:30PM-10:00PM

Location: Winter Park – 9520 Viking Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 **Park across the street in the ramp located in the Olympic Place Building. Enter through loading dock garage door on the East side of Winter Park.

Cost: $25 each or $100 for all 5 sessions (cash or credit card only, NO refunds). **Register online or at the door.

We are excited to introduce a NEW Prep class format this year combining elements of the Prep Class and Workshop! The new format will include both MVC Prep Class and Workshop content and split into two parts each night. Note: There will not be a workshop in 2017.

The first portion of the night will offer details about the audition process including tips on what to expect at auditions and how to prepare. The content will also focus on football knowledge, public speaking, interview tips, demo on NFL hair/makeup, mock auditions and MUCH MORE! So, whether you are a Dancer or Ambassador candidate, this information will help you prepare for open auditions on April 2nd.

The second portion of the night will be focused toward the MVC Dancers. This section will be a dance class format. Styles of dance will include kick, jazz, rock/pom, and hip hop, with one night focused on fitness and conditioning. They will be taught by MVC alumni and current MVC will assist with demonstrations. Ambassadors are welcome at all classes and encouraged to join the fitness night!

Click here to register for MVC Prep Classes

**Prep Classes are optional and are not a requirement to audition on April 2nd.

***OPEN AUDITIONS***

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Location: Winter Park – 9520 Viking Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344  *Park across the street in the ramp located in the Olympic Place Building.

Time: Call time is 9 am. Plan for a long day!

Fee: $25 registration fee (cash or credit card only, NO refunds). **Register online or at the door.

- Here is your chance to be a part of the MVC! GO FOR IT!

- Please review all of the questions in the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) section of this site for detailed information about tryouts. Auditions are closed to the public. Arrive dressed in form-fitting clothing and proper shoes to perform. Bring your ID, a resume, non-refundable photo and application (available at the door) and application fee. You will also want to pack a lunch/snack, water bottle and layers to keep warm between rounds of auditions.

***INTERVIEWS***

A lottery sign up for interview time slots will take place for those selected to Training Camp. Interviews will be held at various hours from 9am- 6pm on Monday, April 3, 2017.  A quiz on team and football knowledge will be administered following your interview.

***TRAINING CAMP***

Dates: April 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, with dress rehearsal on Tuesday, April 18. 

Location: Winter Park – 9520 Viking Dr. Eden Prairie, MN 55344 *Park across the street in the ramp located in the Olympic Place Building.

Time: 6:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. each night

- We will train, condition and learn material for the Semi-Final Competition and the Mall of America Final show during training camp.

- Training Camp is closed to the public. You must have qualified and been selected for Training Camp through Open Auditions.

 *** SEMI-FINAL COMPETITION***

Where: SEVEN and Pantages Theatre - http://www.7mpls.com

Date: Sunday, April 9th, 2017 

Time: Estimated Rehearsal call time 2 PM; Show start time 6 PM

- Participants will compete in: an on stage interview, modeling, fitness and dance/movement categories of competition.

- The Semi-Final event will be open to the public based on ticket availability and purchase. To purchase tickets, please call 952-918-8405.

- The top 10 scores will be announced at the after party at Seven Ultralounge following the show at Pantages Theatre.

***FINAL AUDITIONS***

Where: Mall of America, Bloomington, MN – Rotunda / 1st floor, East Side

Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Time: Show start time will be 6:30 PM.

- This is open to the public. There is limited seating but ample standing room. FREE Admission!

- Final team selection will be posted online Thursday, April 20, 2017. First team meeting will follow that night will be held on April 20, location, and time TBD.

- NOTE: You must have been selected through Open Auditions and all other rounds of competition to be judged at the Final Auditions. We will not accept walk up applicants at Final Auditions.

***AUDITION REQUIREMENTS***

- Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. by June 2017

- If selected, must reside or be willing to commute to the Minneapolis metro area for all rehearsals, appearances, games, etc.

- Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals, games and other related activities. Practices are held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. MVC Dancer’s also practice Sunday evenings.

- Must have a valid passport

- Must be able to show proof of health insurance, a recent physical, age verification and a diploma, as needed

- Must provide a completed and signed application and release/waiver

- If selected to the team, a one year contract and commitment are required

- $25 Application Fee made payable to the Minnesota Vikings is due at Open Auditions (cash or credit only) *Non-refundable

-Must provide a recent non-returnable headshot and resume

-Attendance at all rounds of audition competition is required (See detailed list below.)

*** Make sure to visit the MVC Ambassadors FAQ or MVC Dancers FAQ for answers to all of the most frequently asked questions about  the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and about the audition process!!!!

*Prep classes are optional steps in the Audition process. Prep classes are provided to help you prepare for auditions and/or enjoy a night of dancing and learning inside tips and tricks about the MVC.

- Engage with and perform in front of 66,000 + fans in the new U.S. Bank Stadium.

- Possible travel on military tours for appearances and in our Show Tour to entertain US troops.

- Past MVC have traveled to Iwakuni, Atsugi, Winnipeg, Calgary, Djibouti, Hawaii, Guam, Alaska, Germany, Australia and many national military installations.

- Be a role model to hundreds of Junior MVC Cheerleaders and the MVC All Stars.

- Have a presence and contribute to our community as an ambassador of the Vikings organization and the NFL at over 400 appearance hours per season.

- Make 41+ amazing and life-long friends while on the team.

- And so much more!