Auditions Set For The 2019 Arizona Sidewinders

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team will be hosting auditions for the 2019 squad on Saturday, December 1st and will be held at the Talking Stick Resort Arena.

“The current program and team members have set the bar very high,” said Sidewinders Assistant Director Shelby Regier. “We are so excited to continue the positive, hardworking standard that has been set for the team and can’t wait to see what next season has in store.”

Registration for the auditions begin at 1:00 p.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must provide identification.  There will be a $20 application fee for each applicant.  This fee however, is waived for dancers who have attended a prep class. The auditions will begin at 1 p.m. Applicants should wear a half top, shorts, and either tennis shoes or dance shoes.  Bare feet are not permitted.

Prior to the auditions, the Sidewinders are hosting prep classes, which are open to the public. Three more classes will be held prior to the Audition. They take place at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Thursday, October 18th, Thursday, November 1st, and Thursday, November 15th.

“Attending one of our prep classes is the best way to prepare for auditions,” stated Regier. “You will have the opportunity to learn a routine similar to what you will see on audition day, as well as get any of your questions answered by veteran team members and the directors!”

Participants in the prep classes can register at 6:00 p.m. and the classes will run from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m. There is a $20 cash only fee. Any dancer under the age of 18 must have a parent signature to participate. Classes provide the opportunity to learn and practice routines with current Sidewinders team members, along with workout and audition prep tips and tricks.

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What’s Your Favorite Sidewinders Look?

It’s been awhile since we’ve done one of these, and the quick-change Arizona Sidewinders gave us five different looks at their May 16th game.


1. Greeting the fans before the game, the Sidewinders wore jackets over their copper tops, shorts and boots.


2. For the first half the jackets came off and the boots were replaced with Nikes.


3. For the second half the copper tops were traded for white and the shorts for skirts


4. For their third quarter performance the dancers went with a country look.


5. For the after game autograph session the Sidewinders donned their jackets and boots once again.

What is your favorite Arizona Sidewinders look? free polls

The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders


The Sidewinders are the dance team for the Arizona Rattlers, performing at their home games in the US Airways Arena.


They are the AFL’s longest running dance team and were the named league’s Dance Team of the Year in 2011 and 2013.


In February the squad had the privilege of performing with Kary Perry during the Super Bowl XLIX Halftime Show.

The Sidewinders are under the direction of Angie Baker. Angie was a four-time Sidewinder and represented her squad as part of the 2007 Arena Bowl Dream Team. After the Sidewinders, she cheered for the Arizona Cardinals for 2 seasons. She then returned to the Sidewinders as Director. She’s now in her 6th season running the squad and was the Director of the AFL Dream Team at last year’s Arena Bowl in Cleveland.

Captain and four-year veteran Heather.

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