2017 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Auditions


Applications for tryouts are being accepted.
*$25 Application Fee

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 7, Time: 3:00 PM
Location: The Syndicate, Newport, KY
*Candidates should arrive at 12:00 PM

How can I prepare for the auditions?

Special prep classes are available to help the candidate improve dance/skill sets, and to enhance the audition experience. The classes are optional. However, additional training prior to tryouts is recommended through our classes, or private training on your own. You will work with our choreographers, coaches, and captains during our prep classes. You will be given tryout tips, and dance styles to expect for the 2017 season.

Cost: $25 per class
Prep Class Dates:
Tuesday, March 21
Tuesday, March 28
Tuesday, April 4
Tuesday, April 11
Tuesday, April 18
Thursday, April 20

Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Click Here To Register For Prep Classes

Master Dance/Cheer Workshop

The Master Workshop is a 4 hour event which includes learning a dance, skill sets, tips on glamour, a workout with our fitness coach! 4 solid hours of Cheering in the NFL, and time for your Q & A!

Cost: $75

Date: Saturday, April 1st

Time: 12:00 PM- 4:00 PM
*Doors open at 11:00

Click Here To Register For Master Workshop

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.

Click Here To Register For Auditions

*$25 Application Fee


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.