The Washington Red Skins Cheerleaders
The official cheerleaders for the Washington Red Skins of the National Football League or the NFL. Established in 1962, the group is the longest running cheerleading group in the whole of the NFL that has not been broken up and re-founded ever, thus, making history in their own rights. The original name of the group was the Reskinettes and they first performed for the Red Skins on the 30th of September, 1962. At that time, Doris Snyder was appointed as the director of the squad and she began to train the dancers to perform in outfits that were native in theme. However, that did not last very long and in order to be able to compete with the other groups of cheerleaders, the squad also changed its outfit and made it more modern.
The Washington Red Skins Cheerleaders tours with the team whenever they go and they have also performed at various events all over the world. In 1983, when they got an invitation to perform in Taiwan to promote a marketing good, they became the first group of NFL cheerleaders to perform in Asia. The group also became the first in the history of the NFL cheerleaders to have their own calendar, a tradition that is still continuing and has been the precursor to the swimsuit calendars that many other cheerleading squads now have.
Moreover, the Washington Red Skins Cheerleaders became the first group of cheerleaders in the NFL to have their own alumni association known as the Washington Red Skins Cheerleaders Alumni Association that holds meetings every year. Moreover, when auditions are held to select new members for the squad, members of the alumni are invited to overlook the proceedings as well as to judge the dancers who are auditioning for the squad.