2017 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Auditions


Applications for tryouts are being accepted.

The Cincinnati Ben-Gals have played a major role in the Bengals organization year after year since 1968. On the field, these ladies perform in front of more than 64,000 fans at Paul Brown Stadium.

The Ben-Gals have appeared at charity functions, conventions, grand openings, trade shows, and other charitable and civic causes each year. These ladies are young professionals who not only are involved in their own careers, but they are also involved in events throughout the community.

Become a part of the NFL Cincinnati Ben-Gal Sisterhood! Tryout for the 2017 Squad and be a part of the fun in the Jungle at Paul Brown Stadium!

***Read FAQs on becoming a Ben-Gal Cheerleader***

Audition Schedule, Preliminaries

Mandatory New Candidate Audition Dates:
April 24 & second call backs April 25!
Time: 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM

*Candidates that have not been on the 2016 Roster are considered New Candidates and Must Tryout!
*Bring state issued driver's license to tryouts!

Boot Camp for Rookie Winners and Veterans Mandatory: 
April 25,26 Time: 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM
April 27 & 28 TBD
These will be held during the business day! 9:00am-5:00pm, *subject to change
May 1,2,3,4 Time: 7:00pm, doors open at 6:00pm
Mandatory Rehearsal Dates:
April 25, 26, & 28, Time: 7:00 PM, doors open at 6:00 PM

Mandatory Dress Rehearsal:
Date: Thursday, May 4, Time: 7:00 PM
Location: The Syndicate, Newport, KY

Finals Open to the Public, tickets available at
Date:  May 1, Time: 3:00 PM
Location: The Syndicate, Newport, KY
*Candidates should arrive at 12:00 PM

Click Here To Register For Auditions

Special Offerings and sponsors of the Ben-Gals!

*10% team discounts at The Lineup for any attire you order for tryouts over $150. Use code: Bengals

*BFit-BWell Fitness Consultant and Team Fitness Coach, contact: Jackie Walton, 513-305-9559

*Going Pro available to provide more experience for the person who wants or needs additional training outside of prep classes, and master class. Special note: Sunny will be teaching, as well, at our prep classes!

Contact: Sunny Parr

Glamour and makeup: Salon on the Ohio, SOTO

Important Deadlines:

  • Registration for first prep class must be received by March 1st
  • Registration for master workshop must be received by March 25th.
  • Auditions application, fees, and picture must be received by April 20th.


Any questions or concerns please contact:
Charlotte Simons, 513-236-1643

This workshop is designed to give you detailed training from inside the Ben-Gals including coaches, director, choreographers, and staff.  Classes will include dance, fitness, skill sets, glamour, and NFL cheer etiquette.  Private Sessions to answer questions and work with individuals to increase skill levels will also be provided.