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Ben-Gal Cheerleader Auditions


Welcome to the 2024 Auditions!

We are excited for our 2024 season, and are looking for dancers, plus those interested in being community ambassadors for the Cincinnati Bengals. The Ben-Gals cheer @ Paycor Stadium with over 64,000 fans in the "jungle", and have been a big part of the team since 1968. The Ben-Gals represent the organization in many off the field appearances, as well as performing at all home games! Join us at Paycor Stadium with the best seat in the house! Who Dey!



Candidate must be at least 20 years of age as of September 1, 2024.

  • Candidates must be available throughout the year for practices, which average 2-3 times per week.
  • Candidates must be physically fit to endure running/dancing on the field, including performing in inclement weather.
  • Candidates must be available for all Bengals home games, including preseason, and playoff games.


  • We recommend applicants wear athletic spandex shorts, sports bra, (crop top) sneakers, hosiery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What will the audition process look like?

Preliminary Round: April 21, 2024

Semi Finals winners (rookies from preliminaries) will join vets on April 23

Winners from Semi Finals will be mandated to the following dates:

April 24, April 29-6:30-9:30

April 30, Interviews in person @ Paycor

May 1: 6:30-9:30 PM

May 2: 6:30-9:30 PM (Walk thru at venue)

May 5: Final Open to the Public

How can I best prepare for auditions?

We will be hosting in-person prep classes with elite choreographers on the following dates: March 12, March 19, March 26, April 9, April 16. Additionally, we will be hosting a Master Workshop, April 6. We highly encourage you to engage in classes within or elsewhere to best prepare for auditions. Regular classes are $25 each, and will be held at Paycor Stadium from 6:30:00 PM-8:30 PM. The Master Workshop will be held on April 6, from 11:00 AM-3:00 PM and is $50. Click here to register for prep classes.

If I make the squad, what is the time commitment?

The cheerleaders practice primarily Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting mid-May until the end of the football season, including post season play, with built in time off depending on the team schedule.  During the months of June and July, there could be up to 3 practices per week.

Is this a full time job?

No, this is a part-time/seasonal job. Cheerleaders are compensated for all games, practices and appearances. We do encourage all cheerleaders to have a full time job and/or be a full time student.

Questions About Auditions?

Contact Charlotte Simons at