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.