NBA Audition Styles From The Line Up

Editor’s note: The NBA audition season is here and if you are a dancer who is trying out this year, you may want to consider an audition outfit by one of our longtime sponsors, The Line Up.


The Line Up – Your Imagination, Our Creation

Our passion is creative performance apparel that fuels your imagination and captivates your audience. 

The Line Up got its start 28 years ago designing fitness apparel during the aerobics craze of the 90’s. What started as a side project for Deb, our creative director, has evolved into a team of 45 talented individuals.

As a women-led business, we take pride in supporting our family of clients and employees.  They are studio, high school, and collegiate dance teams, NFL and NBA cheerleaders, synchronized skaters, and artistic athletes from around the world.

We believe the best designs are created from our customer’s imagination.  We’re just here to make them possible. 


The Line Up

Zsa Zsa &-420-201

Azalea crop

Chicago top & Chica top

Zola top

Rocco top & 527-15 pro

864-25 & 202-10 Sporty

420-10B-V & 419-136

420 color -block & remmi top

To see more audition outfit styles from The Line Up, please click here.

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Chicago Blackhawks Ice Crew Auditions

 

The Chicago Blackhawks are holding open auditions for the 2019-20 Ice Crew!

The Ice Crew represents the Blackhawks at all home games and at various community events during the season.

Audition schedule:

1st Round – Auditions: Mon., July 15, 6-9 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago)

2nd Round – Interviews and Skating Clinic: To be conducted during the evenings of Tue., July 16 and Wed., July 17 at the United Center.

Final Audition: Fri., July 19, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Fifth Third Arena (1801 W. Jackson Blvd., Chicago)*

*Selected 2019-20 team members must be available post-audition for team meetings during the evening of Mon., July 22 and the weekend of Fri., July 26 through Sun., July 28.

If you would like to audition for the 2019-20 Ice Crew, the form below must be completed. After your audition form is submitted, you will receive further information about the audition process.

For inquiries and questions concerning auditions for the Ice Crew, please contact Jill Karsten at jill@wynningteams.com or by phone at 630-730-8258.

Click here to register for auditions.

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Oklahoma City Thunder Girls Auditions

THUNDER GIRLS

Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, July 20

DATE:
Saturday, July 20
Check-in begins at 12:00 p.m. You MUST pre-register on-line (form-below) prior to audition day. On-line payment of $30 required at time of registration.
Walk-up registrations WILL NOT be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS
Auditions begin at 12:30 p.m.

LOCATION:
Thunder ION Edmond
14701 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Edmond, OK

The July 20 audition is NOT open to the public for viewing.

WHAT TO EXPECT:
After checking in and pictures, you will be led through stretching and warmups, followed by basic across the floor technique. You will learn a short pom routine to audition in group immediately after. You will be taught a hip-hop style routine to be auditioned in groups immediately after. We will select our semi-finalists from these auditions.


Semifinalist Auditions: Monday, July 22 – 6pm – 9pm

Stretching and warmups followed by across the floor technique. Add on to hip hop routine and audition entire routine immediately after. Learn first half a jazz style routine to be auditioned in groups after. Finalists will be chosen from these auditions. Finalist will be provided a uniform sports bra. You must provide your own black dance shorts.


Final Auditions: Tuesday, July 23 – Thursday, July 25

Tuesday, July 23 – Thursday, July 25
Arrive in “game day” hair and makeup, in finalist uniform. You will go through a social interview session, green screen dance video sessions, and photo sessions. Please bring warmups or sweats to wear over uniform during your social session. Review and add on to jazz routine.

Wednesday, July 24 | 6:30pm
Team bootcamp at FitCamp 180. Hair should be worn in a neat ponytail, no makeup required. Team activity. Written test. Stretching and warmups followed by across the floor technique. Time to show individual advances dance skills and/or any gymnastics skills. These skills are not required. Here music for final audition freestyle.

Thursday, July 25 | 6pm
Stretching, followed by final audition of full jazz routine. Choreographed or freestyle solo to music provided. Friday, July 26, 5pm 2019 -2020 Thunder Girls will be announced at okcthunder.com/thundergirls.


What do we look for in a Thunder Girl?

  • Technical, talented dancer and performer
  • Ability to pick up dance choreography quickly
  • Strong teamwork skills
  • A professional and well-spoken ambassador for the Thunder organiation
  • Consistent, positive attitude
  • Energetic and hard-working
  • Physically fit and uphold personal appearance
  • Must be at least 18 years old by July 26, 2019. No exceptions.

What should I bring to the audition?

  • Water and snacks
  • Hair supplies, makeup supplies and a towel

What should I wear to auditions?

  • Two-piece attire (half top with briefs, dance shorts or dance skirt)
  • Skin-colored nylons or tights
  • Non-marking shoes (jazz shoes, dance sneakers, athletic shoes)
  • Hair must be worn down; full hair and makeup
  • Tattoos must be completely covered with makeup or clothing
  • Stud earrings only; no other jewelry is allowed except for engagement/wedding rings

What should I do to prepare for auditions?

  • Thunder Girls prep classes are not mandatory, but they are highly recommended as an excellent way to touch up on your dance skills and learn what it takes to be a Thunder Girl!

 Click here for more information or to register for auditions.

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2019 Laker Girls Auditions

DATE: Sunday, July 14, 2019

TIME: Registration starts 9:00 AM sharp

WHERE: UCLA Health Training Center – 2275 E. Mariposa Ave., El Segundo, CA 90245

REQUIREMENTS

Must be at least 18 years of age

8 years dance experience recommended

Bring photo and resume (headshot preferred)

Only dance or athletic shoes with non-marking bottom allowed

Must dress in briefs & crop top or leotard – with flesh colored tights

Closed auditions, no guests or spectators allowed

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Jessica Elliott
(310) 341-1074

Click here for additional information.

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Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers Auditions

Timberwolves Dancers Open Call Auditions

Sunday, July 13, 2019
Registration/Check-in: 3:00PM
Auditions: 4:00PM

The Timberwolves Dancers feature the NBA’s elite blend of dance styles, performance and involvement in the community and we would like to invite professional and aspiring dancers to an Open Audition to join our team!

Dancers will compete in an Open Audition process and will be judged on their dance ability, crowd appeal, and showmanship. Those selected as dancer finalists will move on to a 10-day boot camp which includes interviews, rehearsals, and fitness training. The audition will conclude with our finalists performing in the NBA’s premiere Dance Selection Show.

WHAT TO EXPECT

When dancers arrive, they are prompted to the registration area for check-in. There will be one area for pre-registration applicants and one area for walk-up applicants. You may be asked to show your driver’s license and or government issued identification. All applicants are required to bring a current headshot and resume.

After registration, dancers will go to the audition court for warm-ups and stretching.

ROUND ONE
Elements: Across the floor combination, dance technique, personality and performance skills.

ROUND TWO
A Choreographer will teach a hip hop or jazz funk combination for dancers to emulate within groups in front of a panel of judges.

At the end of Open Auditions, finalists will be announced. Finalists will be selected based on their dance ability, showmanship, physical fitness, performance, and crowd appeal.

REQUIRED DANCE ATTIRE

2-piece attire (crop top & shorts/briefs) preferred to help regulate and curtail any unfair advantage based on an individuals choice of clothing. Jazz/dance shoes or athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are also mandatory. Dancers should wear performance hair and make-up that complements their individual style. Wearing hair down is recommended.

WHAT TO BRING

All dancers are recommended to bring a professional headshot and resume – both items will be submitted at the registration/check in table. It is also suggested to bring water, snacks, jazz shoes and athletic shoes, warm-up/sweat suit, make-up, hair spray, mirror and a towel.

FINALISTS

Finalists will be selected on Saturday, Sunday, July 13, 2019 and MUST be available for the following:

  • Photo/Video shoot TBD.
  • Boot Camp and Selection Show: Dancers will have a professional interview, learn additional choreography during the boot camp. All choreography will be performed/showcased at the final selection show.
  • *Location, time & details will be announced to our Finalists on a date to be determined.

REQUIREMENTS

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age by Sunday, July 13, 2019.

  • Dance experience or professional dance training is recommended (Gymnastics skills are also a plus)
  • Schedule flexibility for rehearsals, games and appearances.
  • Must be able to attend rehearsals twice a week starting mid-August 2019.
  • Must represent the team on international trips if asked

TOTAL commitment is required to be a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves DancersAuditions will be closed to ensure a professional and relaxed atmosphere for all participants!

Click here for more information or to register for auditions.


AUDITIONS

Open Call | Saturday, July 13, 2019
Registration: 3:00PM
Audition Start Time: 4:00PM

Location:

The Courts at Mayo Clinic Square
600 Hennepin Avenue, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost:

$20 for Auditions only
All 3 Prep Classes + Auditions: $60

PREP CLASSES

Dates:

Thursday, May 30, 2019
Thursday, June 13, 2019
Monday, July 1, 2019

Time:

7:30pm-9:30pm

Location:

Life Time
Target Center
600 First Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Cost:

$15 per class
All 3 Prep Classes + Auditions: $60

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Miami HEAT Dancers Auditions

HEAT Dancer Auditions

THINK YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE PART OF THE MIAMI HEAT DANCERS?

Do you stand out in a crowd? Are you a rare performer who is unmistakable and unforgettable? Are you ready to dance among the entertainment industry’s elite and perform on a global stage?

The Miami HEAT Dancers are a group of talented, dynamic, well-spoken women who are rising stars in the field of entertainment. These women have done everything from dancing for the world’s hottest artists to becoming leaders in their chosen career fields.

So if you’re looking for warm weather, an elite dance squad and the opportunity to take your career to the next level, then it’s time for you to audition to become a Miami HEAT Dancer.

Date: Saturday, July 13th, 2019. Registration 10:00am –11:00 am (If you pre-register you must arrive no later than 11:00am).

Location: AmericanAirlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 (Enter through Gate 3 on the north side of the arena)

Parking: Free Parking in the P2 Parking Garage

Note: Must be at least 18 years old by July 13th, 2019. Please bring a government issued ID, resume, and head shot (not returnable).

This audition is closed to the public. Only audition candidates will be admitted.

Pre-Registration: Pre-registration will begin on Wednesday, June 26th and will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, July 11th.

Training Camp: Dancers who make the final cut on July 13th need to be available from Sunday, July 14th through Friday, July 19th from approximately 6:00pm – 11:00pm. Finalists will participate in a dancer training camp. The final team will be selected on Friday, July 19th.

Required Attire: A two-piece form-fitting outfit. No baggy clothes please. Please wear FULL performance makeup. Dance or athletic shoes with non-marking soles (ABSOLUTELY NO HEELS, NO COMBAT BOOTS, AND NO SHOES WITH MARKING SOLES).

Requirements:

  • All dancers must be at least 18 years of age by July 13th.
  • All dancers must bring a government issued ID, a dance or professional resume, and 5″x7″ head shot (not returnable).
  • All dancers must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
  • All dancers must have flexible evening schedules for rehearsals, games, and appearances during the season.
  • All dance team members for 2019-20 season will be required to attend several community/charity appearances.
  • All dance team members must have their own reliable transportation to attend games, rehearsals, and appearances.
  • At least 2 years dance training is strongly recommended.

Pre-Audition Clinic & Workshops: Please stay tuned for a complete schedule of pre-audition clinics and workshops.

Audition candidates who attend any of our pre-audition clinics or workshops may be selected to skip the first round of cuts on July 13th. Details will be given during the clinics and workshops. Audition candidates selected to skip the first round will still be required to arrive before registration closes on the day of the audition.

If you have any questions, please contact us at 786-777-4108 or Dancers@HEAT.com.

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Check Out the Latest Episode of the Pro Cheerleading Podcast – Doctor Doctor: Interview with Dr. Brittany Krake, Former NBA Dancer & Naturopathic Doctor

This episode is full of good news for female athletes and dancers about ways to care for their bodies and feel more empowered about their overall health!! Brittany and Mhkeeba interview Dr. Brittany Krake, a Naturopathic Doctor and former NBA Dancer for the Portland BlazersDancers. Learn about how Dr. Krake completed medical school while dancing in the NBA and built her naturopathic medical practice to empower people to make informed decisions about their own health. Dr. Krake’s background as a professional dancer gives her a unique understanding of the specific health risks and physical demands placed on pro cheerleaders and dancers.

During Cheer Chat, Mhkeeba and Brittany discuss their self-care regimens (or lack thereof) during their time cheering in the NFL. They also discuss the Philadelphia Sixers’ decision to change the Sixers Dancers female dance team to a coed hip hop dance team. The ladies also recap Mhkeeba’s appearance on the Open Mike morning sports radio show hosted by Mike Bianchi from the Orlando Sentinel in response to his blog post about the Orlando Magic Dancers, Dr. Krake shares the funniest story involving hair extensions for this week’s Locker Talk and plays along for Drop It Like It’s Hot!

Click here to listen to this espisode of the Pro Cheerleading Podcast.

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