If under 18, this form must be completed by a parent/guardian. 

Please ensure you check your Junk folder for a confirmation email! 

A step-by-step guide to your Elite audition

  1. After we receive your application we will send you confirmation of your audition. If for any reason you do not receive this email within 48 hours, please contact us as plymouthcheerleaders@gmail.com
  2. You do not need to prepare anything specifically for the audition. The audition will take the form of a regular class where you will learn 6 counts of 8 which will then be performed in smaller groups. You will NOT have to perform a solo. 
  3. When you arrive at your audition a Plymouth Cheerleaders member of staff will meet you, help you to register and give you an audition number. You will then be taken to the audition hall with the other attendees. 
  4. Head Coach/Owner Emilie will commence the auditions with an introduction of the staff and a brief outline of what the audition will include.
  5. Results will be sent via email within 24 hours. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours please email plymouthcheerleaders@gmail.com 



Audition Anxiety Advice

Even the most experienced performers get audition nerves – it is totally normal. But you don’t have to let audition anxiety stop you from bringing your ‘A’ game.

We have auditioned thousands of students over the past 20 years, which means we have seen it all. So here are our top tips for audition success. You’ve got this.



  • Check you’ve had an email confirming your audition booking. If you haven’t please get in touch
  • Read the FAQ section - Frequently asked questions. We have created them for a reason, to ensure you are as well prepared and as informed as possible
  • Relax. Although you might be feeling the pressure, remember that we want you to succeed as much as you do
  • Treat your audition like a performance. You may have an audition panel instead of an audience, but give it the same energy and passion that you would if you had a paying audience in front of you
  • Ensure that you have the correct clothing and shoes for your audition, this will help you perform to the best of your ability and keep you safe
  • Prepare your bag the night before to remove unnecessary stress on the day


  • Cancel your audition at the last minute due to nerves
  • Don't be late! It will only stress you out
  • Do not beat yourself up if you go wrong! It is more important to see you pick it back up than stop



What is the age range of the current squad?

16 to 36 year olds 

Do I need dance experience?

No, dance/performance experience is not required. 

Do I have to dance a solo?

No. Nobody will dance a solo. The group perform in smaller groups of 3/4 people, with all other attendees away from view

Who can audition?

Anyone who will be 16 or over by the date of auditions. 

What should I wear?

You should wear appropriate dance/fitness attire and trainers. 
It is unsafe to wear socks or bare feet

Do I need to prepare anything?

No you do not. Everything for the audition will be taught on the day. 

What days do you train?

Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8.30pm at Marine Academy Plymouth

What commitment is required?

A minimum of 75% of training and performance attendance is required. 
Authorised absences do not impact your percentage, for example childcare. These authorised absences will be discussed further if accepted. 

Are there any costs?

There are no costs for training or performances.

The main part of the kit for Patriots, Raiders and Albion is provided by Plymouth Cheerleaders.

Personal items (that cannot be shared) such as tights, hotpants and trainers may need to be funded depending on sponsorship obtained each season. 

Plymouth Cheerleaders have spare Poms Poms that can be used however if you would like your own pair these can be purchased. 

Do you do any social events?

Yes, across the season we provide various social events. It is not compulsory to attend, however they are great to enhance bonds with teammates and have fun! 

Where and when do you perform?

Plymouth Cheerleaders is the umbrella name.

The group are also known as:

- The "Plymouth City Patriots Cheerleaders" for the Plymouth City Patriots Basketball Club, British Basketball League. 

- The "Plymouth Raiders Cheerleaders" for Plymouth Raiders Basketball Club, National League

Plymouth Cheerleaders also perform at various community events across Plymouth and for our sponsors at events. 

Patriot and Raiders games are mainly on a Sunday between October and April. Approximately 2 games a month.

I’m coming on my own, will I feel out of place?

Absolutely not! Most auditionees come on their own. Remember people will be feeling exactly how you feel. It's a supportive atmosphere. Any problems please come to a coach and we will help.