Ben-Gal Cheerleader Auditions


Welcome to the 2023 Auditions!

We are excited for our 2023 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, 2023.

  • 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?

The preliminary round of auditions for all new rookie candidates will be held on April 30, 2023 @ Paycor Stadium. All candidates who were not on the 2022 roster and currently employed by the Bengals, are required to audition on April 30, 2023. Check-in begins at 10:00 AM, and auditions will start at 11:00 AM. If you are chosen during the preliminary round on April 30, you will join the 2022 veterans for a semi-final audition at Paycor Stadium on May 2, 2023. Check-in on May 2, will begin at 5:30 PM, and auditions will begin at 6:30 PM.

The finalists will be announced on May 2, and mandated to participate in all of the following dates:  May 3 @ 6:30 PM, May 4 @ 6:30 PM, May 9 @ 6:30 PM, and May 10 @ 6:30 PM. There will be a mandatory venue rehearsal on May 11 @ 6:00 PM. Final showcase will be held on May 13, 2023 at The Newport Syndicate.

How can I best prepare for auditions?

We will be hosting in-person prep classes with elite choreographers on the following dates: March 21, March 28, April 11, April 18, April 25. Additionally, we will be hosting a Master Workshop, April 1. 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 1, 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