Timberwolves Dancers Open Auditions Set for July 20

Kylie Crull, the Corporate Communications Manager for the Minnesota Timberwolves and Lynx, gives us the scoop that prep classes and auditions for the Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers are right around the corner!

Timberwolves Dancers Open Auditions Set for July 20 at Life Time Fitness in Target Center

Prep Classes Slated for June 30 and July 14;
Finals Held at Treasure Island Casino (Date TBA)

Minneapolis/St. Paul – The Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers, directed by manager Athenia Elie, are searching for talented and energetic women who are passionate about dance to become members of the 2013-14 team. The Timberwolves Dancers are holding open auditions on Saturday, July 20 at 3:30 p.m. (2:30 p.m. registration) at the Wolves Practice Facility in Life Time Fitness Target Center. The auditions are open to all aspiring dancers at least 18 years old (as of July 20, 2013). No previous professional dance team or cheer experience is required. After the open auditions, finalists will take part in interviews and training camp prior to the final auditions at Treasure Island Resort & Casino (date TBA).

“I’m excited about kicking off the 2013 Timberwolves Dancers audition process,” Elie said.” I’m looking for confident young women who have the passion, commitment, and swagger that it takes to perform alongside veteran Timberwolves Dancers who are considered the Twin Cities premier performance group.”

Details for the audition process are as follows:

What to Bring: Photo ID, Current Photos: Headshot and Full Body Shot (5×7 or larger preferred), Dance Resume and Professional Resume (if applicable), $30 Registration Fee
What to Wear: Crop Top, Hot Shorts, Dance or Tennis Shoes, Full Hair/Make-Up

Prior to the July 20 auditions, the Timberwolves Dancers will host two prep classes; one on June 30 and one on July 14. The prep classes will be conducted at Life Time Fitness in Target Center beginning with check in at 3:00 p.m. and classes being held from 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. The classes cost $30 per session and participants will gain experience learning the styles of dance routines the team performs, while getting an inside look into the brand and philosophies of the Timberwolves Dancers. Attire for the prep classes is comfortable dance clothes and non-marking sole shoes/sneakers. Participation in a prep class prior to auditions is not required, but is highly recommended. Discount bundled packages are available. For more information or to register for the prep classes, e-mail dancers@timberwolves.com or go to www.nba.com/timberwolves/dancers.

The Timberwolves Dancers are among the elite performance teams in all of professional sports. Last year they introduced Athenia Elie as their new Dance and Performance Manager. The Timberwolves Dancers represent the Timberwolves organization at all home games and at numerous events throughout the community each season. For more information on the Timberwolves Dancers and this summer’s open auditions, log on to timberwolves.com or e-mail dancers@timberwolves.com.

Contact information:
Aaron Seehusen, Minnesota Timberwolves, Call: (612) 673-1602, Email: seehusen@timberwolves.com
Dan Bell, Minnesota Timberwolves, Call: (612) 673-1603, Email: bell@timberwolves.com

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