Crewzers tryouts set for Jan 17-20 at Crew Stadium

COLUMBUS, Ohio - "America's Hardest Working Dance Team" is looking for a few good women to join its ranks. The Columbus Crew will be holding auditions for women interested in performing for the Major League Soccer team's cheerleading and dance squad, The Crewzers, January 17-20 at Crew Stadium's Huntington Club starting at 6:00 p.m.

Registration and the first round of clinics will be held January 17 and 18, the third clinic and preliminaries will be January 19, and the final auditions will be January 20. Attendance is mandatory at all clinics to be eligible for the final auditions. Registration for walk-ins will begin January 17 at 5:00 p.m. and pre-registration is available online at www.thecrewzers.com.

The Crewzers perform during pre-game and half-time at all Columbus Crew home games. Continuing the tradition from previous years, the team will also perform sideline cheers during the second half of the home games. In addition to game commitments, the squad will participate in various community and charity events ranging from parades and grand openings of local stores to corporate sponsored functions.

Previous performances have included the MLS All-Star Game and MLS Cup half-time shows, Miss Ohio Pageant and the Arnold Fitness Classic. The Columbus Crewzers have also been the featured performers with top recording artists including Paulina Rubio, O-Town, Everclear and Third Eye Blind. Last year featured the Columbus Crewzers in an on location calendar photoshoot in Cozumel, Mexico.

To be eligible for the 2005 squad, girls must be 18 by August 31, 2005. For more information, audition details and pre-registration options, visit www.thecrewzers.com.


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