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Adrenaline Rush Dancer Audition Dates Announced

An UltimateCheerleaders favorite, and recent coach of the AFL Dream Team, Gloria Esposito informs us that Chicago’s AFL try-outs are around the corner!

The Chicago Rush Adrenaline Dancers have announced that they will be holding auditions for the 2013 team starting in November.

Led by Team Coordinator Gloria Esposito, the Adrenaline Rush Dancers have annually been regarded as one of the top dance troupes in the Arena Football League. Open auditions will give all Chicagoland dancers an opportunity to take their passion to a new level. Esposito noted the ideal girl they’re seeking out. “We’re looking for the overall package. A girl who is beautiful inside and out, with a great personality, and dance or cheer background,” said Esposito. “They don’t have to be technically trained, but anything they can add to the team is always a plus.”

The process will open up with a pair of prep classes that will give attendees a chance to polish their skills before the official auditions begin.

While the prep classes are not mandatory, Esposito made it known that they will go a long way in preparing attendees for auditions. “Our prep classes are geared towards giving the girls a chance to see what a practice will be like. We go over all the necessary items that they will need to know for auditions as well as the season.” said Esposito. All other audition dates are mandatory.

From November 25th to December 1st, the field will be narrowed down from the initial pool of applicants to the final 18. Three days of auditions and mini camps will be followed by the finals, which will feature the last cuts and showcase the official 2013 squad. All rounds of auditions (with the exception of the finals) will be held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, and are closed to the public.

In addition to their duties performing before, during, and after Chicago Rush home games, the dancers make their presence known at a variety of special appearances and team events. Just this past summer, they were featured at a few area concerts. “We were lucky enough to be asked to perform with Big Kenny and Cowboy Troy of Big and Rich at Country Thunder this year,” Esposito explained. “It was a huge opportunity for us and a great experience for the girls. You always dream of being a backup dancer when you are younger and to actually get to do it makes you realize if you work hard enough you will get noticed.”

You can download the application at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions or if you’re having problems downloading the application, email Gloria Esposito at dancers@arenarush.com or call the Rush front office at 855-787-4946.

Prep Class 1: Jazz/Pom Tuesday, November 6 from 7:30-9:30 pm. (Check-in starts at 7:00)
Prep Class 2: Hip Hop Tuesday, November 20 from 7:30-9:30 pm. (Check-in starts at 7:00)

First Round of Auditions: Sunday, November 25 from 9am-5pm. (Check-in starts at 8:00)
Mini Camp Day 1: Tuesday, November 27 from 7-10 pm. (Check-in starts at 6:45)
Mini Camp Day 2: Thursday, November 29 from 7-10pm. (Check-in starts at 6:45)

The fee to audition is only $40 if registered in advance; it goes up to $50 if you register the day of. Prep classes are $20 per session, however if you register for auditions and prep classes in advance, the cost is reduced to $70 for everything

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