So you want to be a Falcons Cheerleader?

101024 Atlanta - The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear hot pink for cancer awareness during the game against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. To learn more about breast cancer screenings it .   Curtis Compton

101024 Atlanta - The Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders wear hot pink for cancer awareness during the game against the Bengals at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 24 , 2010. To learn more about breast cancer screenings it . Curtis Compton

To heck will all of that talk about lockouts and decertification.

Let’s catch up with Ms. Chato Waters and the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders today.

The team is set to hold their 2011 cheerleading auditions on Sunday, March 20 at the Georgia World Congress Center. Several audition prep classes will take place leading up to the auditions. Also, cheerleader Sara D. has some nice advice in her blog.
For information about the prep classes, including dates, times, places and cost, visit
The Falcons completely revamped their cheerleader program in 2010 with a new look, including new uniforms, new

Here's the cover of the calendar.

Here's the cover of the calendar from the Cancun photo shoot last season.

logo and overall a new approach.

The cheerleaders will continue to be a big part of the game day experience in 2011 – you know if there isn’t a lockout — with an increased presence in the stadium.

Some of the innovative changes started last season included cheerleaders greeting fans at gates, visiting fans in the stands and suites.

The cheerleaders also produced a swimsuit calendar for the first time in years which was shot in Cancun, Mexico.

The Falcons are searching for ladies again who epitomize the “New South” – young, glamorous, hip, attractive and intelligent.

Cheerleader Requirements
• Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
• Must have a part-time or full-time job or be a college student. (Yes, a mother is considered a full-time job!)
• Must complete the online application (on and bring it to auditions along with a $30 (cash or money order) non-refundable application fee, a non-returnable photo and a resume (optional). Photos do not have to be professional quality — any type is acceptable. This is used for identification purposes only, so please be sure that the photo is current.


–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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21 comments Add your comment

Leeman Bennett

March 11th, 2011
11:13 am

Thanks for asking D-Led, but I’ll have to pass.


March 11th, 2011
11:21 am

Maybe the cheerleaders could play in the event of a lockout.


March 11th, 2011
11:47 am

Is there an application to be a guest judge or do you have that spot locked up D-led ?


March 11th, 2011
1:35 pm

D. Orlando Ledbetter

March 11th, 2011
5:14 pm

SOUTH GA DAWG FAN — I will be judging in the prelims. Can’t make the Finals.


March 11th, 2011
5:26 pm

Oh boy. As a cheerleader, you can be right up close to not understand what you’re seeing when we collapse yet again next year when it matters….

Greg from Marietta

March 11th, 2011
5:48 pm

D-Led Since you can’t make the Finals I would be happy to judge in your stead. Just let me know. After raising 4 daughters (3 were cheerleaders at one time or another) I do have experience and an eye for talent, beauty and character. Just thought I’d throw it out there in case they needed a fill in for you.


March 11th, 2011
6:08 pm

my son plays on the Falcon Drum Line, now I see why he says it’s FUN to sit on the sidelines…..


March 11th, 2011
6:34 pm

Thanks Darrell, I thought New Orleans smelled like pee.

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March 11th, 2011
8:21 pm

Can I try out to be the towel boy?


March 11th, 2011
10:26 pm

Well its weird how srtippers have wormed their way into the business world. But its not the strippers, its Arthur Blank and the other budiness guys who have prostituted themselves to make a few bucks by exhibiting these strippers.

Good luck, you are no different than drug dealers. Shamefull.

71 Falcon

March 11th, 2011
10:40 pm

Lock out the drum line for 2011>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


March 12th, 2011
7:15 am

Both the players and owners are greedy…………..but I didn’t hear about any players concessions. If your the owner of a business you really shouldn’t have to kiss the players unions butt.


March 12th, 2011
11:38 am

If you’RE the owner of a business, you shouldn’t have to kiss a union’s butt, but when the taxpayers are funding YOUR sports arena, your audited financial statements should be public. Both sides are being greedy, both sides, but especially the owners. But, even the owners offered up significant concessions, but since the players don’t want to give up anything from the old CBA, they don’t see those as concessions…

On the other hand, the players attempt to solicit the sympathies of the fans with “Woe is us” tweets, and other social media baloney, is only going to work on the dimwit fans, like the ones that don’t know how the difference between “your” and “you’re”.

The ones being screwed over are the fans that buy the season tickets and fork over their money for all the peripherals.

Ted Striker

March 12th, 2011
11:32 pm

D-Led, if you get the flu and can’t serve as a judge, call me as a replacement.

I’m on that civic duty like a rat on a cheeto.


March 13th, 2011
11:03 am

DOL….uh, sounds like Mrs Ledbetter put her foot down on you being a judge this year, eh?LOL


March 13th, 2011
2:48 pm

BE a cheerleader? No thanks. Be WITH a cheerleader? Yes, please.


March 14th, 2011
10:48 am

Lost out

March 17th, 2011
2:09 pm

I would dearly love to practice, eat, visit, and travel, with the Falcon cheerleaders but they say I can’t because, I am a male. That is rank sexual discrimination, and profiling, both of which are illegal..


March 17th, 2011
2:16 pm

Do the cheerleaders actually fill the role as room mates for the players on away games? Maybe that is one of the concessions the NFLPA will not concede.

Lost out

March 17th, 2011
2:24 pm

Maybe that is why they refused my offer Fred. If so, I am very relieved that they blackballed me.