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Houston Rockets Power Dancers Finals

The RPD auditions started with 200 dancers. By Monday night at The House of Blues, there were 19 finalists. In the end 14 were selected to be the new 2013-14 Houston Rockets Power Dancers.

[Power Dancers Finals Gallery]

2013-14 Rockets Power Dancer team revealed

Rockets.com

HOUSTON – With equal parts skill, swag and sexiness, a new era of RPD is underway.

After more than a week’s worth of intense, grueling training, three rounds of auditions and nerve-wracking performances, the results are in and the next generation of Rockets Power Dancers has been unveiled.

With more than a thousand people on hand to watch the event Monday night at the House of Blues in downtown Houston, 14 lovely and talented dancers were chosen, launching the team’s second season under coach and choreographer Natalie Alvarado.

This year’s edition of RPD promises to feature an even heavier dose of hip-hop style and attitude, and all the dancers delivered the goods Monday, showing off an abundance of attitude, ability and sex appeal while wowing the audience during performances set to the steady grooves and sonic blast of Bruno Mars and Birdy Nam Nam.

The event marked the fifth consecutive year that the Rockets have held the final auditions in public, and the spectators on hand were treated to a tremendous show, bearing witness to the festivities which included top-notch performances from each of the 19 finalists.

Be sure to keep an eye on the soon-to-be-revamped Rockets Power Dancers’ homepage in the weeks and months to come for more pictures, news and information on the 2013-14 team.

PHOTO GALLERY

RPD Finals

Click here for photos from the final round of auditions for the 2013-14 Houston Rockets Power Dancers. It looks like it was pretty intense!

Congratulations 2013-14 Houston Rockets Power Dancers

The new squad was announced last night after the Finals at the House of Blues

Tweet for your favorite RPD finalist!

Houston Rockets: Meet your RPD finalists! Don’t miss The Finals on Monday,July 1, 2013 at The House of Blues to see if your favorites make the team. Its free and open to the public. The finalists will get one last opportunity to perform the audition routines for the judges panel and guests in attendance, after which the 2013-2014 Houston Rockets Power Dancers will be announced. Tell us what you think by tweeting hashtag #RPD2013.

Rockets Power Dancers Auditions

More than 200 dancers showed up at the downtown YMCA Saturday hoping to impress the judges and become a member of the Houston Rockets Power Dancers.

Out of the 200 dancers, 30 finalists will be selected to advance to the next round. The finals will take place July 1 at the House of Blues where the 14 available spots for the season will be filled.

[Rockets Power Dancers Auditions Gallery]

Photo Gallery: 2013 Rockets Power Dancers auditions

Click here to check out the Houston Chronicle’s photo gallery!

Oh honey…why didn’t your friends stop you? I understand that you want to stand out. This certainly does it for you. If nobody else noticed you, the photographers certainly did. Unfortunately that lipstick is probably the only thing most people will remember about you. Not your cute outfit, and not your dancing.

Thank goodness you saw the light. You’ve got such a pretty face. Why hide it with all of that … BLUE?

Houston Rockets Power Dancers tryouts

by Keenan Jones
KHOU.com
June 22, 2013

HOUSTON – More than 200 dancers showed up at the downtown YMCA Saturday hoping to impress the judges and become a member of the Houston Rockets Power Dancers.

Members of the dance team perform at all of the Rockets’ home games, appear at numerous community functions and have the opportunity to travel around the world.

Out of the 200 dancers, 30 finalists will be selected to advance to the next round. The finals will take place July 1 at the House of Blues where the 14 available spots for the season will be filled.

For more tryout photos, click here.

Houston Rockets Power Dancers Auditions are June 22nd

AUDITION PROCESS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013
* Open auditions are closed to the public, family, and friends
* This round will consists of a series of 2-3 eliminations that will include, freestyle, stylized choreography and hip-hop choreography
* Finalists will be chosen and announced at the end of the day
* We recommend that you bring snacks, water and any items to freshen up between rounds
* Candidates will be judged on appearance, dance ability, style, strength and completion of choreography, energy, projection and potential

Finalist Interviews: Monday, June 24 by appointment

Finalist Boot Camp: June 25 – 28 – Evenings

The Finals: Monday, July 1, 2013 at House of Blues

1204 Caroline Street
Houston, TX 77002
Doors – 6:30pm
Show – 7:00pm
Finals:
* Free and open to the public, family, and friends
* One final opportunity for the finalists to perform the audition routines for the judges panel
* 2013-2014 Houston Rockets Power Dancers will be announced on this night

[Power Dancers Auditions]

2012-13 Houston Rockets Power Dancers

The Rockets have, at long last, updated their dance team pages. Click here to meet the 2012 Power Dancers!


Top: Kelsey, Scarlett, Miriam, Danielle, and Jermani
Middle: Alyssa, Laura, Rachel , and Alysse
Bottom: Kayci, Ebony, Paige, Dani, and Erica

A cautionary tale…

We usually don’t post items like this. (And by “like this” I mean salacious, negative and stupid.) However, I am making an exception in this case, since the dancer in question isn’t identified in the article. Let this be a reminder to all. In your personal life, you can do whatever you want. Shimmy and shake all night and day. Do you. But we all know accidents happen. So when you’re performing in front of thousands, please, for the love of God, get some double stick tape, some butt glue, a few safety pins, and whatever else you need to keep your girls locked down, m’kay?

Do you have any idea how long it will take to live this down? Months! Years! Decades, even!

“Wardrobe Malfunction” For Rocket Power Dancer
by Michael WIlliams
SportsRadio 610
November 8, 2012

For those who have been to a Rockets game this season, you have probably noticed the massive new 25-by-58-feet scoreboard that was installed during the off season.

You also probably noticed that it gave you a clear view of whoever the camera was focused on at the time. You probably enjoyed the lifelike display. If you were at Wednesday night’s match up against the Nuggets, however, I imagine that you REALLY like it’s lifelike display.

During a performance by the nearly world famous Rocket Power Dancers in a timeout in the second quarter, one of the dancers “Reggie Millered” out of her top while the camera was on a tight close up of her.

The in-house video director was sharp enough to get the image off of the screen with in a second of the flop, but not before half of Toyota Center got the best show of the night.

You may now return to your regularly scheduled programming…

More from Power Dancer finals

Click here to check out ABC13’s extensive set of photos from this week’s final audition.

2012-13 Rockets Power Dancer team revealed

The Chosen Ones
Rockets.com
8/8/2012

HOUSTON – A new era for the Rockets Power Dancers is officially underway.

After ten days of intense, grueling training, three rounds of auditions and nerve-wracking performances, the results are in and the next generation of Rockets Power Dancers has been unveiled.

* Photos from Finals *

* Meet the Dancers *

With more than a thousand people on hand to watch the event Wednesday night at the House of Blues in downtown Houston, 14 lovely and talented dancers were chosen, launching the team’s inaugural season under new coach and choreographer Natalie Alvarado.

This year’s edition of RPD promises to feature a heavy dose of hip-hop style and swag and all the dancers delivered the goods Wednesday, showing off an abundance of attitude, ability and sex appeal while wowing the audience to the sonic blast of Kanye West’s “Mercy.”

The event marked the fourth consecutive year that the Rockets have held the final auditions in public, and the spectators on hand were treated to a tremendous show, bearing witness to the festivities which included top-notch performances from all the finalists, plus Clutch the Rockets Bear, Launch Crew, Little Dippers and the Space City Seniors.

Be sure to keep an eye on the soon-to-be-ravamped Rockets Power Dancers’ homepage in the weeks and months to come for more pictures, news and information on the ’12-13 team.

Scenes from Power Dancer Auditions

Click here for an extensive collection of photos from the Houston Rockets open audition. Wow, some of these girls are getting very creative with their audition outfits!

Vote for your top 3 RPD Finalists

Auditions for the Houston Rockets Power Dancers started last weekend. The judges have narrowed the field down to 20 candidates. Now they want you to chime in and cast your votes (via Twitter) for the three women you think should make the team. The 2012-13 squad will be announced at the end of finals (open to the public) on Wednesday, August 8.
Click here for details.