Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

Denver Nuggets Dancers Auditions Photos

We continue our coverage of the NBA dance team auditions with the Denver Nuggets Dancers, who have posted several galleries from their auditions.  Click here and here to view the galleries.

Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

Denver Nuggets Dancers Auditions

Preliminary Auditions for the 2018-19 Denver Nuggets Dancers begin on Saturday, July 14 at Pepsi Center.

  • Perform at Denver Nuggets home games in front of 19,000 fans per game.
  • Travel nationally and internationally for our annual calendar shoot, dance conventions, and NBA appearances.
  • Choreograph for the best dance team in the NBA.
  • Participate in community service projects.
  • Inspire young dancers through the DND Juniors program.
  • Perform at multiple events throughout the year.
  • Perform for national television audiences.
  • Receive benefits from multiple sponsors including hair styling, tanning, waxing services, gym and yoga memberships, and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Get paid for doing what you love while making lifelong friends!

2018 Audition Schedule*

Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, July 14

  • Registration: 9:00am – 9:30am
  • Semi-Finalists Callbacks (including group interviews) 1pm
  • Finalists Announced by 6pm

Finalists’ Training Camp: Sunday, July 15 – Friday, July 20

  • Sunday, July 15 – Dance Rehearsal: 2-5pm
  • Monday, July 16 – Dance Rehearsal: 7:30-10pm
  • Tuesday, July 17 – Individual Interviews: (approx. 20 min each) scheduled between 8:30am and 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 18 – Individual Interviews: (approx. 20 min each) scheduled between 8:30am and 3:30pm; Photo Shoot & Uniform Fitting: 6-10pm
  • Thursday July 19 – Individual Interviews: (approx. 20 min each) scheduled between 8:30am and 3:30pm
  • Friday, July 20 – Dance Rehearsal: 6:30-9pm

Choreography Showcase / Final Dance Audition: Saturday, July 21

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • 2018-19 DND Announced by 7pm

* Audition schedule subject to change.

Audition Requirements:

All dancers must:

  • be at least 18 years of age (by July 14, 2018) or 17 years of age with a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on the participant’s behalf
  • hold a high school diploma or equivalent education
  • wear a cropped top, fitted bottoms, and shoes with non-marking soles
  • submit non-returnable 8″ x 10″ headshot
  • submit a dance resume including any previous dance teams, classes or workshops, current employment and training, educational background, and 3 professional references
  • complete and submit the 2018 DND Audition Registration Form and the 2018 Liability Waiver & Release.
  • live in the Denver area and have reliable transportation to and from all DND practices and at least 80% of the home games in the Denver Nuggets 2018-19 season (schedule TBD).

Prep Classes

Audition Prep Classes are designed to introduce dancers to the style of choreography performed by Nuggets Dancers. Classes are open to all dancers over 16 years of age (Dancers under 18 years of age will need to have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on their behalf). Prep Classes are essentially dance classes and include:

  • Warm-up / Stretch
  • Brief Technique / Across the Floor
  • Dance Combo
  • Q&A session about auditions

A different combo will be taught at each prep class. The pace of each class is like the actual audition setting. Many dancers take ALL prep classes to practice picking up the DND style of choreography in a fast-paced environment. Individual prep classes cost $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Dancers interested in pre-registering for 10 or more classes receive a 10% discount and pay just $14.40/class!

Prep Class Dates/Times/Locations: All Prep Class will be held at Pepsi Center from 6:30-8pm.

  • Fri Jun 1
  • Mon Jun 4
  • Tues Jun 5
  • Thurs Jun 7
  • Wed Jun 13
  • Thurs Jun 14
  • Mon Jun 18
  • Thurs Jun 21
  • Tues Jun 26
  • Wed Jun 27
  • Tues Jul 10
  • Wed Jul 11
  • Thurs Jul 12

If you would like to receive email updates with the latest DND audition news, please email DND Manager Amy Jo Wagner at AJ.Wagner@TeamKse.com.

For more information, please visit Prep Class Info.

Countdown to P-R-O 2018: T-minus 22 Days and Counting!

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Kylie of the Denver Nuggets Dancers.

Denver Nugget Dancers Photos

Our tour of NBA dance teams continues with the some photos of the Denver Nugget Dancers.  There are some really wonderful photos in this collection.  Click here to view their galleries.

Random NBA Dance Team Pic of the Day

2017 Denver Nuggets Dancers Announced!

The 2017 Denver Nuggets Dancers were announced recently. Let’s check out some of their audition photos.

2017 P-R-O Convention Memories –Denver Nugget Dancers

For the past couple of years, the Denver Nuggets Dancers have sent a few dancer to the P-R-O Convention and these “newer to P-R-O” squads are a breath of fresh air.

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Dance floor space up front is at a premium at P-R-O and it is hard for me to snap photos of girls or squads that are in the middle or back of the room.  There are simply too many girls in too small a space.  But here are a few that I did get.

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Denver Nuggets Dancers Auditions – July 14

Denver Nuggets Dancers Auditions

2017-18 Nuggets Dancers Auditions begin Friday, July 14th!

  • Perform at Denver Nuggets home games in front of 19,000 fans per game.
  • Travel nationally and internationally for our annual calendar shoot, dance conventions, and NBA appearances.
  • Choreograph for the best dance team in the NBA.
  • Participate in community service projects.
  • Inspire young dancers through the DND Juniors program.
  • Perform at multiple events throughout the year.
  • Perform for national television audiences.
  • Receive benefits from multiple sponsors including hair styling, tanning, waxing services, gym and yoga memberships, and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Get paid for doing what you love while making lifelong friends!

2017 Audition Schedule*

  • Friday, July 14: Preliminary Auditions
  • Registration: 5-6pm
  • Semi-Finalists will be announced by 10pm
  • Sunday, July 15: Semi-Finals
    • Small Group Interviews: 8:30am – 12:30pm
    • Semi-Final Dance Audition: 1pm
    • Finalists will be announced by 4pm
  • Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday, July 16, 18, 20: Finalists’ Training Camp
    • Training Camp: 7:30-10:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 19-Friday, July 21: Interviews
    • Individual Interview Times (approx. 20 minutes each) scheduled between 9:30am-5pm
  • Saturday, July 22: Choreography Showcase / Final Dance Audition
    • Check-in: 9:30-10am
    • 2016-17 DND Announced: 4pm

* Audition schedule subject to change.

Audition Requirements:

All dancers must:

  • be at least 18 years of age (by October 1, 2017) or 17 years of age with a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on the participant’s behalf
  • hold a high school diploma or equivalent education
  • wear a cropped top, fitted bttoms, and shoes with non-marking soles
  • submit non-returnable 8″ x 10″ headshot
  • submit a dance resume including any previous dance teams, classes or workshops, current employment and training, educational background, and 3 professional references
  • complete and submit the 2017 DND Audition Registration Form and the 2017 Liability Waiver & Release.
  • live in the Denver area and have reliable transportation to and from all DND practices and at least 85% of the home games in the Denver Nuggets 2017-18 season (schedule TBD).

For more information, click here.


The Denver Nuggets Dancers Roster

Meet the 2016-2017 Denver Nuggets Dancers.

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Alexandria

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Alicia

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Allie

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Ariel

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Ashlee

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Becca

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Elaijah

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Haley

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Hailey

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Jessica

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Kelsey

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Kristen

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Kylie

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Lynn

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Megan

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Minnie

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Niki

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Shelby

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Syeeda

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Tera

Meet The 2016-2017 Denver Nugget Dancers

The Denver Nuggets recently held their auditions for their 2016-2017 Denver Nugget Dancers and they have posted squad photos on their web site.  Let’s meet the new team.

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Alexandria

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Alicia

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Allie

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Ariel

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Ashlee

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Becca

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Elaijah

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Haley

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Hailey

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Jessica

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Kelsey

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Kristin

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Kylie

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Lynn

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Megan

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Minnie

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Niki

 

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Shelby

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Syeeda

Meet the 2016-17 Denver Nuggets Dancers!

Tera

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Denver Nuggets Dancer Sporlight: Sabrina

From Nuggets.com

sabSabrina joined the team last year for her first season as a 2015-16 Denver Nuggets Dancer.

As the youngest of six children, she has a variety of nicknames; Sab, Sabs, Sabrinas, Sabe, Sabey, Sabre, Sabretooth, Brina, Sabribri, but to her Dad, she’s known as Orange.

The Temecula, California native made her way to the Rocky Mountains to attend Colorado State University in Fort Collins where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies and a minor in Sociology.

“I have always been really adventurous and love going out of my comfort zone,” said Sabrina. “I am extremely close to my family and relied on them, but I knew I needed to grow as a person and be independent. After high school, I decided I wanted to go to college out of state, I ended up attending Colorado State University. After I visited the school, it automatically felt like home.”

Sabrina, or Orange, was a member of the CSU Golden Poms team for four years. As an undergraduate, her leadership and positive energy earned her the honorable “Mood Changer Award” her sophomore year and the team captain title her senior year.

“The coach recognizes a team member who brightens the mood of the team when times can get stressful, or discouraging. I love being positive and encouraging my teammates, it’s always been normal for me to do, so when I received the award it was a sweet surprise,” Sabrina said. “Knowing that my coach and teammates saw me as a leader on the team meant a lot to me.”
Her ambitious spirit has been dancing since she was barely able to walk (even dancing down grocery store aisles with her Mom!), but performing in front of a large crowd wasn’t always as seamless as it is now.

“I have been dancing since the age of two. All my older sisters did it so my mom stuck me in it, too! My earliest memory of dance is actually my first dance recital when I was three.” Sabrina jokingly recalled, “I cried for my mom the entire time I was on stage.”

Sabrina is an incredibly well-rounded dancer. She is not only trained in hip-hop and tap, but also in jazz, contemporary, modern, ballet, lyrical and even musical theater. Her diverse set of footwork matched by her adept leadership skills makes this performer an integral member of the DND.

“I love so many things about being a DND!” She exclaims. “I love the opportunity to learn from my teammates and to have the ability to push myself to not only be a better dancer, but to be a better person. I also love that I am able to fulfill my dreams of becoming a professional dancer and the opportunity to dance for the best fans in the NBA! Lastly, I love the friendships and individual relationships I’ve built with each one of my beautiful teammates!”

Although she has been dancing for nearly her entire life, she will never forget performing in front of the Denver Nuggets fans for the first time.

“My favorite memory thus far being a DND is without a doubt the Home Opener, which was my first game representing the Denver Nuggets. I just remember standing there with my hand over my heart during the National Anthem thinking, I can’t believe I’m here, my dream has come true. I felt very emotional, but was in front of thousands of fans so I had to keep it together!”

[Sabrina on Twitter]

[Sabrina’s Photo Gallery]

Denver Nuggets Dancer Spotlight: Alisha

From Nuggets.com

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This Salt Lake City, UT native has made Denver, Colorado her home for the second year in a row as a Denver Nuggets Dancer.
Alisha, or Lecie Bug, has been dancing since a very young age, showcasing her natural talent since she was a mere 8-years old.

“My first day of dance class my teacher asked if I could do the splits, I remember being so excited because I could! I dropped right down into my center splits with a giant smile on my face.”

Her life has revolved around dance, earning her many impressive awards and recognitions over the years. Several of her outstanding achievements include Utah Valley University Dance and Leadership Scholarship, Utah Valley University- 2nd place at NDA Nationals 2011, Urban Talents best dancer award at Miss Utah Pageant 2011, Several Queen titles, Stars Regional and National Champion 2000-2010, AFL Dream Team Finalist 2012, Angela King Designs Model Search top 10 finalist 2015, Duke of Edinburgh Life Style Award 2015, and Miss Colorado 2nd runner up 2015.

Outside of her skills during Nuggets home games, you can find this accomplished performer teaching jazz, jazz funk, a sassy heels class for adults, hip hop to ages 10-12 year olds and even assisting Coloradans to find new homes as a leasing agent.

Although Alisha’s days are jam-packed with activities, she still saves time to spend with her comical kitty, Prince Reginald.

“Prince Reginald (my cat) used to sit on my shoulder like a parrot when he was a kitten. I could walk around with him just sitting up there; he is much, much bigger now.”

Through thick and thin, this dancer stays true to her passions and lives by the quote, “Remember who you are and what you stand for!”

[Alisha on Twitter]

[Alisha’s Gallery]