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Golden State Warriors Dance Team to Hold Auditions on Saturday, August 12

The Warriors Dance Team will hold auditions for the 2017-18 team on Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. at The Ultimate Fieldhouse (2675 Mitchell Drive) in Walnut Creek, it was announced today.  The Warriors are looking for talented dancers and entertainers with an energetic personality to become ambassadors for the Warriors organization during the 2017-18 NBA season.

Warriors Dance Team auditions are open to anyone 18 years of age or older as of October 1, 2017.  The audition process will take place over several days, with preliminary auditions on August 12 (registration open at 10:00 a.m.).  Finalists selected from the preliminary auditions must be available from August 13-17 to attend a finalist interview, boot camp and final auditions on Thursday, August 17.  To pre-register for auditions visit Warriors.com/danceteam.

Aspiring dancers can also sign up for any of the four (4) audition preparatory classes being held at Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek (2805 Jones Road) starting Wednesday, August 2.  These audition prep classes are a great way for prospective dancers to touch up on their skills, learn the Warriors Dance Team style and participate in a Q&A with Warriors Dance Team Director Sabrina Ellison.  Further details on the Warriors Dance Team auditions and prep classes can be found at Warriors.com/danceteam.

For more information on the Golden State Warriors, please visit Warriors.com.

Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

2016-2017 Warriors Dance Team Auditions

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Preliminary Auditions

Saturday, August 13
9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Audition
ULTIMATE FIELDHOUSE
2675 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

For more information, please click here.

SI.com’s Coverage of the Golden State Warriors Dance Team

SI.com has posted another gallery of NBA dancers and this time they turn their attention to the Golden State Warriors Dance Team.  To view their large gallery, click on the image below.

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SI.com’s Coverage of the Golden State Warriors Dance Team

Check out SI.com’s wonderful coverage of the Golden State Warrior Dance Team here.

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Former Ladies of Ontario Fury Dancer Kaylee U. Selected For The Warrior Girls

Now that the NBA season is upon us, I can officially offer congratulations to former Ladies of Ontario Fury Dancer Kaylee U. for being selected to the 2015 – 2016 Golden State Warrior Girls.

Kaylee was a member of the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team and the Ladies of Ontario Fury Dance Team. Both squads were under the direction of Lynae de Leon, who has a history of developing local dance talent that have gone on to greater challenges with such squads as the Clippers Spirit, Charger Girls, Laker Girls and now the Warrior Girls.

I was fortunate to be able to photograph her for three years before she made the jump to the NBA.

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Congratulations Kaylee!

Former Warrior Girl continues passion for dancing

Tara-Caprice Broadwater, owner/director of Love2Dance All-Stars, poses in her Novato studio. Broadwater is a former Golden State Warrior dancer with over 20 years of dance and performance experience.

Tara-Caprice Broadwater, owner/director of Love2Dance All-Stars, poses in her Novato studio. Broadwater is a former Golden State Warrior dancer with over 20 years of dance and performance experience.

By Stephanie Weldy
Marin Independent Journal
August 22, 2015

Novato resident Tara-Caprice Broadwater, 36, has a passion for dancing. And that love and her skills for all styles of dance propelled the Marin County native to NBA courts and around the globe as a dance teammate for the Golden State Warrior Girls from 2001 to 2004.

Novato’s Tara-Caprice Broadwater, right, performs during the 30th Warrior Girl Dance team reunion in April

Novato’s Tara-Caprice Broadwater, right, performs during the 30th Warrior Girl Dance team reunion in April

During that time, Broadwater opened up her first dance studio, Love2Dance, in Novato. She eventually left the basketball dance team to fully focus on her growing studio, which now has two Novato locations, where Broadwater and other instructors teach a variety of dance styles to all ages — from two to 65. The studio’s dance team, the All-Stars, has twice performed at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and each year performs during a Golden State Warriors halftime show.

2003-04 Warriors_Tara HowardQ: How was it being a Golden State Warrior Girl?

A: I had so many amazing experiences. We got to travel and meet exciting people and athletes and entertainers and that’s when I decided I wanted to be involved with teaching dance. That’s when I decided to open the studio. So I was trying to juggle that my last season and it became difficult and I decided I was going to focus on opening the dance studio.

Q: Why did you choose to focus on your dance studio over being a Warrior Girl?

A: I always felt this was my calling to help kids and help people just to find their way and their passion. I know for me, dance really saved me when I was young. It helped me in all areas of life. If you have something you’re passionate about, it helps you build confidence and find success. I love performing so much, but here I get to teach and we do two recitals as well, so I still get to perform. So I get the best of both worlds.

Q: What is one of your more interesting experiences from when you were a Warrior Girl?

A: My husband hates this story. We had a mascot named Thunder and he picked me up and brought me on the court to meet Jamie Foxx. It was right when he’d done all those movies, and the song, and he was doing this comedy show, and anyhow, I’m in the middle of the court talking to Jamie Foxx and he invites me to whatever show he was doing. And then he hugs me and kisses me on the shoulder. And my boyfriend, whose now my husband, he’s in the stands, and his friend said, ‘Isn’t that your girl Jamie Foxx is kissing?’ And he was so mad. I always told him I could’ve been with Jamie Foxx and I chose you. Which of course, he was probably just saying hi. Maybe that’s how he says hi to everybody.

Q: Any other interesting places dancing has taken you?

A: Last year I choreographed a dance for the Kalin and Myles video “Do My Step.” I also went to the Power 106 celebrity basketball game in (Los Angeles) and choreographed backup dancers for the Kalin and Myles half-time performance with Ariana Grande and Tinashe.

Q: What is dancing to you?

A: It’s my life. It’s my passion. It’s everything. It’s my world. If I don’t think of this as my job and career, it’s who I am. And I work really hard. I work 60 hours a weeks. And I’m bookkeeping, phone calls, and emails, and ordering costumes, and being a therapist to children and their parents, and cleaning, And then I teach dance. Not every single class. This semester I think I’m teaching 21 classes.

Golden State Warrior Girl Auditions

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Auditions for the 2015-16 Warriors dance team began on Saturday, August 15, with many aspiring dancers trying out at Las Positas College in Livermore.

More photos here.

Former Golden State Warrior Girl Lisa Murray on AB202

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STRENGTH IN NUMBERS – Golden State Warriors Store Opening in Westfield Mall

With the incredible momentum and popularity of the NBA brand in SF Bay area, the Golden State Warriors have opened up a storefront on Market Street of 1800 sq ft of retail space to sell merchandise to new adoring hordes of fans. At 11am on Saturday May 23, fans lined up at the grand opening and had the chance to buy 2015 NBA Playoffs memorabilia and take advantage of other specials.

With a weekend trip planned to SF Bay for Memorial Day Weekend, I was happy to take advantage to checking out some fan events of the Golden State Warriors even if the team is in Texas for the duration of the time I am in town. Of course the highlight was a brief conversation with a few members of the Golden State Warriors Dance Team and get a free swimsuit calendar.

Fans who arrived early were able to grab an assortment of handouts from a car flag, MVP Stephen Curry poster, and a Strength In Numbers button.

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Up 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals vs Houston Rockets, hopes are high for the first NBA Championship to SF Bay since 1975.

“My Life: I’m An NBA Cheerleader”

Mode Studios’ GLAM channel’s new segment,”My Life: I’m An NBA Cheerleader,” shadows Amira, a captain for Golden State Warrior Girls, as she trains and prepares for performances during basketball’s most important games of the year. See how she navigates game day, from prepping meals at home to pregame practice to putting on a spectacular show for NBA fans.

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Watch the video here.

[Amira at the Warriors website]