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Frequently Asked Questions

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Who are the NOLA Cherry Bombs?

The NOLA Cherry Bombs is an all-women dancing and parading troupe united by a deep passion for dance, for the city and people of New Orleans and for our signature red tutus! We are all about women coming together with a collective intention of lifting each other up and never (ever!) tearing one another down. Our mission is to support the mental and physical health of the people of our incredible city by spreading positivity through non-judgmental social interaction and sisterhood through dance. We have been dancing in the streets since 2011!

How do I book the Cherry Bombs for a parade, event, interview, or performance?

Please email us at nolacherrybombs@gmail.com for all booking inquiries.

Where can we catch the Nola Cherry Bombs?

During Mardi Gras, we usually dance in the Krewe of King Arthur, Krewe of Muses, and Krewe of Iris parades. You can also catch us in the Krewe of Boo parade during Halloween and in the New Orleans Pride parade in the summer. Additionally, we shake our tutus at multiple other events and fundraisers throughout the year. For upcoming appearances, please go to our welcome page and scroll down to “Upcoming Events.”

How do I join the Cherry Bombs?

New members join by auditioning for the group. If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out this form to be added to our Interest List. We will email you when we have our next round of auditions. We typically have auditions every 1 to 2 years, generally after the Mardi Gras season. Dance experience is helpful, but not required! We do not accept video audition submissions if someone cannot make the audition in person.

What are the membership requirements?

The main thing needed is a love for dance, for supporting other human beings, and for the people and culture of New Orleans. We are a dance focused group, and we have at least one practice a week — more when we are preparing for dance performances and parades — so there must be room in your life for that. We practice hard both because we LOVE to dance and so we can bring our best for our events. We are a small group committed to connection and a culture of support and non-discrimination. All members also have responsibilities to keep the group running and thriving, beyond just dancing and membership. If you love dance but also love to work and play hard, then the cherries could be a great fit for you! 

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Can I join the support squad?

Yes!!! Our beloved support squad is called “The Bomb Squad,” and we are always looking for enthusiastic folks to join our Cherry family as Squad members! The job is simple and fabulous — walk alongside us during amazing parades and keep us both safe and hydrated. Please fill out this quick form to be added to our Bomb Squad Interest List. Cherry on!

What about Covid?

All current members are fully vaccinated and all auditionees will be required to show proof of vaccination in order to participate. We comply fully and enthusiastically with all mask mandates and public health provisions to ensure the health of our members and extended community.

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