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General FAQs

Who comprises the Command Force

The Command Force is composed of approximately 36-44 performers ranging from dancers, gymnasts, breakers, b-boys and b-girls and beat ya feet entertainers.

What style of dance does the Command Force perform?

Command Force Performances are high energy hip hop based, with tricks, stunts and visuals. Occasionally we will mix in elements of street funk. Our style is a fresh approach that isn't typical in the NFL currently. Washington DC's dance scene, specifically hip-hop, is one of the best in the world and our team aims to bring that rich culture to spectators at every home game.

What is the time commitment if you make the team?

Being a member of the Force is a significant time commitment but is an experience you will never forget. You can expect the following:

  • Practices are Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other Wednesday from 6:30-9:30pm in our studio at FedExField from May to January. 
  • Performing at all home games.
  • Members will represent the team in the community year-round at a variety of events that include media exposure.
What are the minimum qualifications to audition?
  • Must be 18 years of age by May 1, 2023
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D by June 15, 2023.
  • Must have a part-time or full-time job or be a college student.
  • In order to provide a safe working environment, the COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment unless an accommodation is granted due to a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.
  • Must be available throughout the year for practices, which average 2-3 times per week.
  • Must be physically fit to endure running/dancing on the field, including performing in inclement weather.
  • Must be available for all Commanders home games, including preseason, and playoff games.
Are Command Force members paid?

Yes, Members are paid for all practices, games and appearances.

Where can I see more of the Command Force?

You can follow us on Instagram and TikToK!

Can I request the Command Force for my upcoming event?

Yes! For an appearance fee, the Command Force is available to attend and/or perform at events in and around the DMV. Submit an appearance request via email here to schedule us for your event.

Does the Command Force have youth dance opportunities?

Yes! If you are interested in receiving more info once details are confirmed for the 2023-2024 season, please let us know here.

Does the Command Force travel to away games?

No, the Command Force does not travel to regular-season away games. They are required to perform at all home games (pre-season and regular season games). However, members are often invited to attend the Super Bowl and various exhibition games the team may play in.

What are your height and weight requirements?

None, however, you must be physically fit as being on the Command Force requires high athletic demands.

What is the age limit?

There is no maximum age; however, you must be at least 18 years of age by May 1, 2023. Last year's team ranged in age between 18-35 years.

Audition FAQs

Is there a virtual audition option?

No, at this time we require in person auditions for those interested in auditioning for the Command Force.

When and where are Auditions?

Auditions for the 2023 team will be held April 22nd-25th at FedExField. Open Call and semifinals will take place on Saturday, April 22nd and Sunday, April 23rd. Finalists selected will advance to the interview and final performance round on the evening of Monday, April 24th and Tuesday, April 25th.  The 2023-2024 team will be determined and announced to the public on Friday, April 28th. To be considered, you must attend ALL rounds you are invited to. More info here.

What do I wear for Auditions?

Dress to impress but in moveable, hip, athletic wear and sneakers. Full glam is encouraged to allow us to envision you in the Command Force uniform. 

  • Open Call/Semi-finals (Saturday 4/22 & Sunday 4/23): Athletic/industry wear. A crop top or sports bra with joggers, leggings or shorts are acceptable for females. T-shirt and athletic bottoms are acceptable for males. Sneakers are encouraged for all. 
  • Finalists Business Interview & Rehearsal (Monday April 24): We encourage business casual/semi-professional for the interview portion. You will change into black dance wear of your choice for rehearsal. More info on what to expect will be shared with the 2023 Finalists.
  • Final Performance (Tuesday, April 25): Team issued attire will be provided for tops; finalists will be responsible for providing their own black bottoms and sneakers.
Is there an interview round?

Yes - those who are selected as finalists will advance to an in person, panel style interview to allow the judges a chance to get to know you better on Monday, April 24th.

How can I be notified about Audition updates?

Submit your email to our distribution list to be notified of information: Learn More

Do I have to attend all audition dates to be considered?

Yes - To be considered, you must attend ALL rounds you are invited to including Monday and Tuesday nights if you are picked as a finalist.

How can I prepare myself for auditions?

For dancers auditioning, we recommend you attend our prep classes to prepare for auditions. These optional classes will allow participants to meet members of the current team, learn about our unique dance style, and gain insider information directly from coaches in preparation for auditions. See here for more information and how to register. (Click Here)

For gymnasts auditioning, we encourage you to participate in open gyms. At a minimum, you should be prepared to show a standing back tuck and a running pass to tuck at auditions on grass/turf. Please note that all members of the Command Force dance together in most routines. We encourage gymnasts planning to audition to attend our prep classes in order to sharpen their dance skill sets.

Do I need to submit a headshot or resume?

No - We will take a photo of our semifinalists on Saturday to use throughout the audition process, so no need to submit any official photos. You can fill in your background and experience on the audition form when you apply.

Do the current Command Force members have to audition again?

Yes, each Command Force member must re-audition every year to be considered for the new team. The previous season's members are not required to attend open call but will join during the semifinal round. They are not provided finalists audition material in advance.

What do the judges look for at auditions?

The judges are looking at appearance, showmanship, dance/gymnasts ability and overall performance.

If I am chosen for the 2023-2024 team, when do I officially start?

The 2023-2024 team will officially kick off the season on May 9th at 6:30pm with our first team meeting. Rookies will begin rehearsal on Thursday, May 11th and the full team will start our weekly rehearsal schedule on Tuesday, May 16th. Practices are Tuesdays, Thursdays and every other Wednesday from 6:30-9:30pm in our studio at FedExField from May to January.

What are the requirements to audition?
  • Must complete audition registration
  • Must be 18 years of age by May 1, 2023
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D by June 15, 2023.
  • Must have a part-time or full-time job or be a college student.
  • In order to provide a safe working environment, the COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment unless an accommodation is granted due to a qualifying disability or sincerely held religious belief or practice.
  • Must be available throughout the year for practices, which average 2-3 times per week.
  • Must be physically fit to endure running/dancing on the field, including performing in inclement weather.
  • Must be available for all Commanders home games, including preseason, and playoff games.
What passes are required at auditions if I am a gymnast?

What passes are required at auditions if I am a gymnast?

For semi-finals:

            •           standing tuck

            •           roundoff multiple handspring to tuck/layout/full

            •           pass of choice

 For finals:

            •           2 or 3 backhand spring to layout or full

            •           Round off handspring layout/full

            •           Pass of choice

These would be the minimum for tumbling. However, if you have higher skills than what is listed, you are encouraged to throw it!

Prep Class FAQs

Didn't see an answer to your question?

Please reach out to us directly here and we will do our best to answer all questions.

How can I register?

You can register and pay here.

What can I expect during prep classes?

Each Prep Class will include:

  • Dynamic warm-up and across the floor
  • Learning and performing a hip hop/street funk style routine
  • Meeting members from the current team
  • Q&A session with Command Force Coaches
What do I wear and bring for prep class?

We recommend you dress in athletic wear and sneakers. Pack water and snacks. Masks are optional. Whatever makes you feel comfortable.

Can I take Prep Classes even if I am not going to audition?

Yes, Prep Classes are designed to help improve dance technique, stay in shape, and have fun dancing alongside current Command Force dancers.

Do I have to attend prep classes to audition for the team?

Attending prep classes is not a requirement to audition or to be considered for the team. These classes are simply to prepare you for the audition process and most importantly, the job ahead if you are chosen for the team. Learning our style and about our program directly from our coaching staff and members of the team is invaluable and the best way to prepare for the team.

Is there a perk for attending all 8 Classes?

Yes - Participants who register for all 8 classes will receive one class free ($50 discount) PLUS access to an exclusive, 1-hour session following the conclusion of the last prep class with Command Force Coaches. This bonus hour will include learning some audition material and an opportunity for one-on-one feedback.

Is there a cost to attend prep classes?

Yes - each class is $50. If you purchase all 8 classes, you will receive one class free.

When and where are prep classes?

All classes will be from 6:30-8:30pm at FedExField:

  • Tuesday, March 28th 
  • Thursday, March 30th
  • Tuesday, April 4th 
  • Thursday, April 6th
  • Tuesday, April 11th
  • Thursday, April 13th
  • Tuesday, April 18th 
  • Thursday, April 20th
What are prep classes?

Prep classes are an amazing opportunity to experience what it may be like if you are selected as a member of the team. These 2 hour sessions are held in our dance studio at FedExField and allow participants to meet members of the current team, learn our dance and sideline style, and gain insider information directly from coaches in effort to best prepare you for auditions.