BC Lions held its latest cheerleading tryout this past weekend in White Rock where approximately 100 to 150 dancers auditioned to fill 40 final game day positions.
Did you know a BC Lions Cheerleader makes, on average, $8,000 a year? They perform around a dozen times a season, which works out to around $650/game! Not bad for shaking pom poms!
So, what does it take to be a cheerleader? Here’s the criteria:
- In order to audition, dancers must have graduated high school and be over the age of 19 as of June 2022.
- Choreographed dance team members must have a minimum of 7 years dance training.
- It is expected that you will be in “good physical condition” and that you have a high level of dance experience. Um… yeah, check out just how fit these women were at the 2015 audition!
- Dancers are not restricted by gender. All welcome.
- Must be free every Sunday night to practice
- Most importantly have a positive attitude, work hard, and have fun!
- And…..and if you know who the Barry Manilow is, please don’t come! (ok, may have made that one up!)