Cheerleaders

Be the first MVC to cheer in the new stadium!

***The MVC program will now include MVC AMBASSADORS***

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

With so many requests and the high demand for the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, we have expanded our team and dedicated 14 team spots to the first ever MVC Ambassadors!  For the 2016 season, we will broaden our presence on game day and in the community through this new extension.  The MVC will focus on dance/cheer performances on the field on game day. The MVC Ambassadors will attend all home games, visiting multiple Suites and Club areas at the U.S. Bank Stadium, selling calendars in the Fan Zone, rallying on the Medtronic Plaza, be available to take photos with fans, and available for more of the interaction and engagement fans love with the MVC!  

Open auditions will have different stations for candidates to audition, so whether you are a dancer or ambassador candidate, everyone auditions on April 3rd.  Tryouts for the MVC Ambassadors may include: interviews, personal introductions on the mic, panel discussions, photo shoots, spokesmodel presentations, etc.  Ambassadors will have NO dancing or cheering – no dance/cheer experience required.

The time commitment for this position will include all home games, practice one night a week, appearances that vary - but are flexible in the scheduling, plus other team meetings/photoshoots, etc.

If you have more questions, please check out - MVC Ambassadors FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).

Click here to download the MVC Application

***PREP CLASSES***

Date: Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Time: 7:00PM-9:00PM

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

Cost: $20 each or $90 for all 5 sessions (cash or credit card only, NO refunds). **Register online or at the door.

Prep classes are mainly DANCE classes. Styles will include kick, jazz, pom, hip hop, fitness. They will be taught by MVC alumni and current MVC will assist with demonstrations.

**Prep Classes are optional and are not a requirement to audition on April 3.

***MVC WORKSHOP***

Date: Saturday, March 19

Time: 10:00AM-4:00PM

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

Cost: $65 (cash or credit card only, NO refunds). **Register online or at the door.

Bring: notebook, pen, water, lunch

Wear: comfy clothes you can move in and tennis shoes

The Workshop is designed to offer details about the audition process and will focus on skills important to the MVC and the new Ambassador role. The day will be broken up into multiple mini sessions to give you the inside scoop on what to expect at auditions, how to prepare, and to learn tons of helpful audition tips.  Mini sessions to choose from will include: football knowledge, public speaking, interview tips, demo on NFL hair/makeup, choreography & mock auditions, Q & A with MVC alumni and MUCH MORE! So whether you are a dancer or ambassador candidate, this workshop will help you prepare for open auditions on April 3rd and the audition process.  

**The Workshop is optional and is not a requirement to audition.

***OPEN AUDITIONS***

Date: Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

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 the first MVC to cheer in the new stadium! 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 prepared to dance. Bring a resume, photo, 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 times will take place for those selected to Training Camp. Interviews will be held at various hours from 9am- 6pm on Monday, April 4th, 2016.  A quiz on team and football knowledge will be administered following your interview

***TRAINING CAMP***

Dates: April 5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th with dress rehearsal on Monday April  18th

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 pageant 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 PAGEANT***

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

Date: Sunday, April 10th, 2016 

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

- Participants will compete in: an on stage interview, a classic swimsuit pageant competition and dance.

- 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 8 scores in the swimsuit category will be named as our finalists for the cover model competition for our 2016 team calendar and 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: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

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

- This is open to the public. There is limited seating. FREE!

- Final team selection will be announced online and by phone Wednesday, April 20th, 2016. First team meeting will follow that night on April 20th, location 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 2016

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

- Must be able to attend ALL rehearsals, games and other related activities (Practices are held on Tues., Thurs. & Sun. 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- refundable headshot and resume

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

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

*Prep classes and the Workshop are optional steps in the Audition process. Prep classes are provided to help you prepare for auditions and/or enjoy a day of dancing with the MVC

- Be the FIRST to perform at all home games for the 2016 Minnesota Vikings in the new US 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, 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 appearances/ hours per season

- Be featured in a professional calendar, photo shoot(s) and NFL productions

- Make 35+ amazing and life-long friends while on the team

- And so much more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you have more questions, please check out - More MVC FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).