With all this cold and snow in the Midwest, it is a great time to think about the warmth and sunshine of MLL season! And Megan Hinz of Major League Lacrosse’s Ohio Dance Machine has all the info about their upcoming auditions!
We have changed up our audition process and are looking for some talented dancers to join us this season. Our auditions will be:
2014 OHIO DANCE MACHINE Auditions
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Pre-liminary round -Friday January 31st 7:30pm
Round 1- Saturday February 1st- 12:00pm
Bootcamp call backs- Start Monday February 3rd
Public Final audition- Saturday February 8th- Sponsor Bar TBA
For a complete outline of our audition process, more information can be found on our website:
To register you must:
– be over 18- please bring valid ID
-Bring head-shots and complete resume
-Pay a $30 registration fee
-Come dressed in a black crop top and black booty or dance shorts with tights.
-Full Hair and make-up is expected
Online registration can be found at:
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Got moves?? Want to dance for a professional team?? Audition to be a 2014 Baltimore Lady Mariner!
The Baltimore Mariners professional indoor football team is back to the Baltimore Arena! We are looking for beautiful and talented ladies to dance at Mariner home games, grace the pages of our season calendar, and responsibly represent the Mariner organization at community events. Lady Mariners will also receive fitness training, and other perks as the season unfolds!
*Dancers must be at least 18 years of age with a high school diploma or GED*
*Dancers must have technical dance training in jazz, and be proficient in hip-hop*
*Tumbling is a plus, but not required*
Date: Saturday, January 4th
Time: 4:45pm Registration/Stretch; 5:30pm Audition begins
Location: A Step Ahead Dance Center, 3615 E. Joppa Road 2nd Floor Parkville, MD 21234
What to Bring: $20 registration fee, photo I.D., head/body shot
What to Wear: Two piece flattering outfit, jazz shoes or jazz sneakers, full performance hair and makeup (hair down is best)
What to Expect: short jazz and hip-hop combinations, followed by a personal interview
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Join the NY York Lizards Dance Team for the 2014 Major League Lacrosse season…
Have you ever imagined yourself dancing in front of thousands of fans for a professional sports team? Now, could be your chance. The NY Lizards Dance Team, the professional dance team for the NY Lizards (formerly Long Island Lizards) will be holding auditions for their 2013 MLL season. The team will dance center field at Lizards home games and at various other public appearances.
The NY Lizards Dance Team is under direction of Paula Sanders, a former Knicks City Dancer, professional dancer and choreographer. Her credits include Pitbull, Neyo, Melissa Gorga, Prince Royce and Wisin y Yandel. Last season Paula debuted as Director and brought the heat to the field with a new vibe and a totally new team.
We are looking for dancers who are talented, versatile, attractive, athletic, personable and poised to be great representatives of the NY Lizards Dance Team.
Auditions will be held on Saturday, January 18th at 1:00PM. They will take place at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave. (between 35th and 36th street) New York, NY 10018. Please check in on the 12th floor in Studio A at 12:30 PM. Call backs will be held on Sunday, January 19th.
– Must be over 18- please bring valid ID
– Must have technical dance training (ballet, jazz, contemporary) as well as proficient hip hop skills
– Tumbling is a plus but not required
– Dress the part. Please wear body conscious dance/workout wear. Full hair and make-up.
– Bring Kneepads
– Bring headshots and resume
All candidates must be available to attend 7 home games and one or two weekly evening practices starting in February. Games begin in April and run through the end of August.
Professional compensation will be provided for all games, appearances and practices.
To register, candidates should email PSanders@NYLizards.com.
[New York Lizards Dance Team]
Audition for the newest dance team in town! The Nashville Venom will play their first season in the Professional Indoor Football League this spring, and they’re looking for talented ladies to join their dance team, the Snake Charmers. The team is under the direction of alumni Tennessee Titans cheerleader Sissy Brown.
Not sure if this opportunity is for you? Check out the pre-audition workshop!
Workshop – Saturday, January 4th from 2-4 pm. Nashville Athletic Club – Cost is $15
Preliminary and semi-final audition – Saturday, January 11 @ 10am – Registration is $20 (closed)
Location: Crossings Event Center Dance Studio, 5380 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch
Final Audition – Saturday, January
18th25th @ 1:30pm – open to the public. $10 admission
Location: Crossings Event Center Dance Studio, 5380 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Antioch
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Howdy friends. I’ve got some additional information for those interested in auditioning.
Brandy Daimwood-Bouchy will be managing the dance team, and she was kind enough to provide me with some details on what to expect from auditions. Brandy, a former NBA and AFL dancer (Orlando Magic and Orlando Predators, respectively), is also involved with two other dance teams in the Arena Football League. She is Manager of the Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders, as well as Co-Director of the Orlando Predators Prowlers. I suggest googling both teams to get an idea of how Brandy runs things, and what she’s looking for in her dancers.
I asked Brandy about her vision for this team. I was interested to find out what to expect from this group, regarding overall look and feel, choreography, costuming, and style. Here is what she had to say:
“Edgy, Rock-and-Roll….hello, we’re talking KISS! We’ll be doing a little bit of everything fun….trash jazz, some hip hop, and some fun “theme” routines thrown in. Our costuming will showcase our Dancers. We are still working on specific styles, but rest assured, you’ve never seen anything like our costume designs The caliber of Dancers that we are expecting to put on the LA KISS field will be amazing, we will have cutting-edge choreography and unique, never-before-seen costuming.”
And now, on to the specifics:
* January 4: open call (time and location TBA)
* January 5: finalist interviews
January 11 January 8th (tentative): final dance audition
There may also be one evening bootcamp/rehearsal between prelims and finals (date/time TBD)
What to wear/bring to auditions
* Wear dance attire that shows your midriff and legs. (No pants or capri’s.)
* They’re not sure yet what surface you will be dancing on, so bring a couple of footwear options. (I doubt you can go wrong with jazz shoes, and/or sneakers with non-marking soles.)
* Bring ID/proof of age (you must be at least 18 years old on Jan 4th)
* Bring two photos (a head shot and a full length photo)
* Bring your resume
What to expect at prelims (details subject to change)
* Dancers will learn an across-the-floor combination, one or more sideline routines, and one or two short combinations (one thrash jazz style, and the other a mix of styles such as jazz and hip hop).
* The last combination of the day will provide an opportunity for a brief solo, showcasing your special skills
* Dancers will perform for the judges in groups of 3 to 6.
* It hasn’t been determined yet how many cuts will happen during the day, but at the end of the day, around 35 finalists will be announced.
(Approximately 20 dancers will be chosen for the team.)
Also: expect CAMERAS. The entire process will be filmed for a potential tv show/special in the works.
In just their third season, the talent and dedication of the Gotham City Cheerleaders (GCC) has caught the attention of another international sports entertainment company for their second overseas appearance this year. This trip, however, is in search of elite dancers that aspire to perform with the GCC in New York for the GCC’s Super Tailgate Football Party during the week leading up to Super Bowl XLVIII.
Japan’s mega sports entertainment company, World Sports Community, Inc (WSC) launched their vision of a pro cheerleading team, Loicx Girls, as a means to open performance opportunities for aspiring dancers. The Loicx Girls have performed for various sporting events across the country and are now ready to make their New York City debut with the Gotham City Cheerleaders.
Ana De Villegas, Executive Director and Choreographer of the GCC, will teach an intense 2-day workshop that will run from 8:00 a.m – 5:00 p.m. together with GCC captain, BriAnna and 2nd year GCC veteran, Kaitlyn. What started as a workshop for Japanese dancers has now evolved to an audition process that will culminate with hundreds of dancers competing for ten (10) spots to join the GCC in New York City come January, 2014.
“It’s humbling and inspiring to travel abroad and teach dancers who want to join our team. What WSC is doing in Japan is in line with the spirit of the GCC, which is to provide avenues for dancers who work hard to live their dream of performing on numerous platforms,” said De Villegas. “We are excited about our new partnership with Loixc Girls and look forward to selecting the best dancers to join us for our blow out tailgate party. It’s innovative, it’s ambitious; it’s a reflection of the GCC’s foundation.”
Mic Eto, the CEO of WSC, is enthusiastic about the partnership with the GCC as they expand their company for sports fans in Japan. “I’m honored to hold this cheer dance event with the GCC. Japanese top level dancers will participate in this event and they are all looking forward to meeting these NYC dancers that they have been following on social media.”
WSC is the only company in Japan to offer a sports support service for Japanese sports fans since 2008. “WSC’s mission, like the GCC, is sharing joys and memorable sporting events with fans all over the world. We will continue to produce these opportunities of sports entertainment with overseas teams. I’m looking forward to meeting many American sports fans in NY come January,” said Eto.
New York dancers can also audition for the playoff season squad and GCC variety show team. The GCC is hosting a one day audition on Sunday, December 8, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at Equinox on Wall Street. For more information and to pre-register, dancers and promo models may visit: GothamAuditions.eventbrite.com.
[Gotham City Cheerleaders]
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Ok so this news is a little late, but the Jacksonville Sharks have selected their dancers for the 2014 AFL season. Click here and here to check out photos from this year’s final auditions! [also: photos from open call]
Auditions are scheduled for Jan 5th, so if you want to take a class, now’s the time to do it!
The New Orleans VooDoo Dolls will hold auditions for the 2014 VooDoo Doll Dance Team on Saturday, January 4 at The CDA Dance Center, Suite 702, in The Esplanade Mall. Registration will begin at 11 a.m.
Prior to the auditions, the VooDoo Dolls will hold two optional clinics to prepare hopefuls for prelims. Clinics will be held on December 17th and 19th from 7- 9p.m. at The CDA Dance Center, Suite 702, in The Esplanade Mall.
“I’m very excited and eager for the upcoming 2014 season to start,” said VooDoo Doll Director Jasmine Martijn. “I can’t wait to see the New Orleans area and surrounding cities’ best dancers come out and showcase their talents.”
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age by January 4, 2014 with a valid government ID, recent 5×7 (or larger) photo, dance/talent resume and completed audition packet.
All performers must wear a two- piece audition outfit (no dance pants), flesh colored tights and dance/cheer shoes. All participants will be evaluated on dance technique and their ability to perform a dance routine taught that day.
Fees: $40 for both Clinics and Auditions. $30 for Auditions ONLY.
For more information, download the flyer HERE or contact email@example.com.
REQUIREMENTS TO REGISTER:
– Must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent
– Photo identification
– Recent photo (4” x 6” or larger, will not be returned)
– Dance Resume (simple type history of experience, if applicable)
– $20 registration fee (Cash or check payable to Spokane Shock)
– Completed medical liability release form
– Completed 2014 Dance Team application
FIRST ROUND – Saturday, December 7th, 2013 @ Spokane Elite Dance Studio (10525 E Sprague Ave)
Registration opens at 2:00pm
Instruction begins at 2:30pm
First round tryouts are led by Dance Team Director, Maggie Kazemba and Assistant Director, Casandra Morgan. First Round Tryouts are a CLOSED event and not open to public viewing; participants and instructors only. Participants should wear form-fitting, two-piece dance outfits and comfortable shoes. No jazz pants or baggy pants will be allowed – please wear dance briefs or boy shorts. It is suggested that participants bring make-up/hair products, a towel, bottle of water and a snack. After instruction and warm-ups, participants will learn across the floor combinations; including basic kicks and turns integrated into a few short, repeating sideline dance routines. Participants will perform in small groups and first cuts will be established after the completion of the First Round.
CALL BACKS – Sunday, December 8th, 2013 @ Spokane Elite Dance Studio (10525 E Sprague Ave)
Instruction 9:00am – 12:00pm
Call-backs are mandatory for all tryout participants who have made it past the First Round. Dancers will learn the additional choreography they are asked to perform at Finals and forms/groups will be set. This round is not judged and no cuts will be made, however, dancers should still come tryout ready since photos and video will be taken throughout call-backs. This round is also closed to public viewing.
FINALIST INTERVIEWS – Sunday, December 8th, 2013 @ Shock Facility (3212 N Eden Rd. Suite B)
2:00pm – 6:00pm (Interview times set by appointment immediately following First Round)
Each rookie finalist (those who have not been on the team before) will schedule a private interview with a small panel of judges. Interviews will be recorded and portions may be played back during the Final Round show. Participants should dress business casual for their interview and look professional.
DANCE TEAM FINALS – Thursday, December 19th @ TBA
Participant Arrival Time – 3:30pm
Show Dress Rehearsal – 4:00pm
Audience Doors Open – 5:30pm
Show Start Time – 6:30pm
For More Information Email GameOPS@SpokaneShock.com
[Spokane Shock Dance Team]