TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hundreds of women all reaching for their dreams, but only 30 will make the cut to become official Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders.
The show, Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders: Making the Krewe, was shot in a reality/documentary style showing 116 potential applicants hoping on becoming an NFL Cheerleader. Who has what it takes?
Beginning in April 2014, the applicants participated in a pre-audition workout at the USF Sundome consistently of basic dance techniques, kicks and turns. A second round is a routine they will perform.
Tara Battiato is the Cheerleader Manager for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. During the prep classes, Battiato observes the cheerleader hopefuls and provides them feedback when they are doing something really great and when their are opportunities to improve. Battiato calls herself ‘frank’ with feedback, but notes she is equally frank when offering compliments to the hopefuls.
Wanting a progress, fun, exciting group of performers that create an amazing game day experience unlike any other team, Battiato said she looks for individuals who have both inner and outer beauty.
Looking for fans of the team is important, but Battiato explains that being a cheerleader is more than just on the field performances; she also seeks individuals who are amazing individuals with a passion for serving the community around them.
Soon the field of hopefuls will be narrowed down to the training camp finalists.