- Associated Press - Saturday, April 12, 2014

METAIRIE, La. (AP) - The New Orleans Saints will hold preliminary auditions for the Saintsations dance and cheer squad on April 27.

The tryouts will take begin at 9 a.m. at the NFL team’s practice facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

Team officials say candidates must be at least 18 years old.

The audition is a three-step process starting with the preliminaries. All auditions are closed to the public but the preliminaries will be streamed live on www.NewOrleansSaints.com.

Participants making the first-round cut will advance to a professional interview. The final dance/speaking audition will be held April 29 and the team will be announced on April 30.

An audition packet including forms and information can be found at www.NewOrleansSaints.com or www.Saintsations.net .

Questions about auditions can be emailed to saintsations2@gmail.com.