Golden State Warriors Dance Team Auditions This Weekend

PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS

Saturday, July 13
10 a.m. Registration | 11 a.m. Audition
Rakuten Performance Center (Map/Directions)
1011 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607

What do we look for in a Warriors Dance Team member?

  • Technically talented dancer, entertainer
  • Ambassador/Representative for the Golden State Warriors organization
  • Positive, energetic, with a great personality
  • Athletic
  • Professional
  • Team player
  • Must be 18 years of age by October 1, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

What commitment is required to be a Golden State Warriors Dance Team member?

  • Attend and perform at all Golden State Warriors home games
  • Able to attend rehearsals on: Monday evenings / Wednesday evenings / Thursday evenings. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled during the season for games, appearances, dance clinics, special events and playoffs.
  • Available for personal appearances for:
    • Media interviews
    • Photo shoots
    • Dance clinics
    • Team bonding camp

What is the Golden State Warriors Dance Team audition process?

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Golden State Warriors Dance Team is a multi-step process. The process includes the following but is not limited to:

  • Application submission
  • Preliminary audition
  • Interview
  • Boot camp
  • Final audition
  • WDT training camp
  • Monday, July 8th: Final day to pre-register for auditions. At this time the application, resume, and head shot (5×7 or larger) must be submitted to the Warriors’ office at 1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607. Walk-ins day of auditions will also be accepted.
  • Saturday, July 13th: Preliminary auditions. Two-cuts will be made at the prelims. Candidates will learn a jazz and hip hop dance combination that will be performed in front of a panel of judges. At the end of the audition a group of finalists will be selected and continue to the finals.
  • Finalist mandatory dates: Finalists selected on July 13th must be available from July 14-18 to attend the interview, boot camp and final auditions.

Finalist Overview:

  • July 14 – Interviews will be conducted from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • July 15- Bootcamp will be conducted from 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m. *You’ll be learning a heels combination
  • July 16 – Bootcamp will be conducted from 8:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
  • July 18 – Final Dance Eliminations will occur from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Training Assessment Camp – The selected final candidates will participate in a training camp beginning on August 1st with the final selection of the 2019-20 Warriors Dance Team members on August 15, 2019. Training camp rehearsal times will be on Monday’s (7:30-10:30pm), Wednesday’s (7:30-10:30pm) and Thursday’s (8:30-11:00pm)

Where will the preliminary auditions on July 13, 2019 be conducted?

Rakuten Performance Center
1011 Broadway
Oakland, CA, 94607
*Auditions are closed to the public

What should I wear to auditions?

  • Two piece dance attire
  • Non-marking shoes (Jazz, dance sneakers, athletic shoes)
  • Bring ballroom dance heels or character shoes to finals
  • Cover all visible tattoos
  • Minimal jewelry

What should I bring to prelims?

  • Application (Download), 5×7 head shot (non-returnable)
  • Water and snacks
  • Hair and make-up supplies

What can I do to prepare for auditions?

Warriors Dance Team prep classes are not mandatory but recommended as an excellent way to hone your dance skills and learn what it takes to be a GSW Dance Team member! Each workshop costs $30.00. Space is limited.

The 120-minute session includes:

  • Warm-up
  • Warriors Dance Team choreography style
  • Audition advice and tips
  • Q&A with Warriors Dance Team Director Sabrina Ellison
  • Attire: workout/dance attire and non-marking shoes

Prep Class Parking Options:

  • Renaissance Valet Parking: $5/hour
  • Street Parking on Jones St.
  • BART Parking at the Pleasant Hill Station off Treat Blvd across the street from Renaissance Club Sport Walnut Creek

For more information, please send an e-mail to danceteamauditions@warriors.com

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