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An Inland Empire 66ers Dancer

Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team 2014 Fall Auditions

Saturday, August 2nd
Registration begins at 9:30am

San Manuel Stadium
280 South E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Qualifications for Auditions

1. All candidates must be at least 18 years old by August 2nd, 2014.
2. All candidates must have a High School diploma or GED.
3. All candidates must understand the time obligation the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team will include. Mandatory attendance is necessary at practices, appearances, games, community events, and any other mandatory appearances made by the management of the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team. The team may have late night and/or early morning practices and games that are mandatory. YOU MUST HAVE A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE.
4. The Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team is a ONE YEAR obligation. Do not audition if you are unable to commit to the entire year. Team members will have to sign a contract stating that they understand being a member of the dance team is a year long obligation.
5. Each candidate must have reliable transportation.
6. All candidates must possess excellent speaking skills and personality.
7. All candidates must be available for all phases of the audition.
9. All candidates must provide a 4×6 or larger head shot and bikini shot. Pictures do not have to be professional. All pictures are non-returnable and must reflect what you currently look like or what you will look like during the time of auditions.

Audition Information

1. Auditions will be closed to the public.
2. Mandatory Audition Attire:
a. Dance or athletic half-top (midriff must be showing)
b. Hot pants, dance shorts (NO full length pants or capris)
c. Dance sneakers, tennis shoes, jazz shoes with non-marking soles
d. Flesh tone tights
e. Performance ready hair and make-up is a must. ALL hair should be down.
Anyone not wearing the above stated mandatory audition attire will not be allowed to audition.
3. Auditions will consist of across the floor, learning a 60 sec. dance routine, and an individual interview.
4. Registration is at 9:30 am. We will not accept anyone arriving after 10:00am.

Our team does require a lot of commitment. The 66er dancers practice every Tuesday/Thursday night and have games 2-3 times a week. Your schedule must be open every night from 4:30pm-11:00pm. We do provide schedules in advance, but are subject to change. We do have girls who work full time jobs or attend school full time so it is possible to do both, but we do ask all girls to have their nights free for practices and events. Please do not audition if you cannot commit to the team 100% for the remainder of the 2014 year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at ie66ersdanceteam@yahoo.com

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An Inland Empire 66ers Dancer

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A pair of Inland Empire 66ers Dancers

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun: The Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team

Do they really?  Yes they do…at least from my experience.  The Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team have a lot of fun.  From what I’ve seen, Byron Marquez and the 66ers organization treat the girls very well and they do seem to be a fun loving group.  So when I visited them last Saturday to cover their auditions, I took the opportunity to snap a few posed photographs…and when the auditions were over, I snapped a few more inside the stadium…and they had a lot of fun.

So here are a few photos that didn’t make the audition article.

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2013 Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team Auditions

The Inland Empire 66ers are the class A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels and they have a wonderful dance team that entertains the crowd each and every weekend during the season.  This past Saturday, the 66ers held their annual auditions for their dance team and promo girls and I was there to cover the action for UltimateCheerleaders.com.

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Inland Empire 66ers audition dancers in San Bernardino

Andrew Edwards, Staff Writer
San Bernardino Sun
January 26, 2013

SAN BERNARDINO – The sounds of pop music blared from a boombox inside the Inland Empire 66ers clubhouse on Saturday morning.

Aspiring dancers lined up and took turns demonstrating their twirling and high-kicking abilities before getting that chance to show that one signature move that may be enough to earn one’s spot on the dance crew.

Their hopes were set on a spot on the 66ers’ minor league baseball team’s dance squad.

“I love the dance, it’s really energetic, and I feel like the Dance Team at the games to really pump up the crowd and get into it,” said nursing student Meredith Oliver, 22, of Moreno Valley during a break from the auditioning process.

Oliver said she is a nursing student at UC Riverside and danced with the team previously in 2010. She was among roughly 20 women competing for seven to 10 open spots on the Inland Empire 66ers’ dance squad.

Dancers earning a place on the team must make a year-long commitment to represent the 66ers at 70 home games and as many as 50 community events, said Byron Marquez, director of community relations for the 66ers.

The dance team also performs for the Ontario Reign minor league hockey team.

As the day’s auditions were about to start, Marquez’s tone was businesslike when he advised the dancers that “if you can’t make this commitment, I don’t want you on this team.”

“They presented themselves really well as to how serious they are,” said dancer Amanda Gojuangco, a 21-year-old UC Riverside student planning a career in public relations.

“I’m just trying my best. I’m so nervous right now,” she added.

Team dancer Maria B. led the aspiring dancers through the kinds of routines they would perform if they win a job, offering advice and encouragement along the way:

“I want to see big sexy walks.”

“Use that booty.”

“Whip that hair.”

The winning dancers can expect to put in a lot of time, but also have a lot of fun, said current team dancer Melanie Zecca, another UC Riverside student.

“I tell them, `Be ready for a life-changing experience,” Zecca said. “That’s why some of them stay on the team for years.”

Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team Auditions – January 26th

Saturday, January 26th
9:30am

Location:
San Manuel Stadium
280 South E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Phone: 909-888-9922
Fax: 909-888-5251
Website: www.66ers.com



Qualifications for Auditions

  1. All candidates must be at least 18 years old by January 26, 2012.
  2. All candidates must have a High School diploma or GED, or in the process of receiving one within the following year.
  3. All candidates must understand the time obligation the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team will include. Mandatory attendance is necessary at practices, appearances, games, community events, and any other mandatory appearances made by the management of the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team. The team may have late night and/or early morning practices and games that are mandatory. YOU MUST HAVE A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE.
  4. The Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team is a ONE YEAR obligation. Do not audition if you are unable to commit to the entire year. Team members will have to sign a contract stating that they understand being a member of the dance team is a year long obligation.
  5. Each candidate must have reliable transportation.
  6. All candidates must possess excellent speaking skills and personality.
  7. All candidates must be available for all phases of the audition.
  8. All candidates must provide a 4×6 or larger head shot and bikini shot. Pictures do not have to be professional. All pictures are non-returnable and must reflect what you currently look like or what you will look like during the time of auditions.

 

Audition Information

  1. Auditions will be closed to the public.
  2. Mandatory Audition Attire:
    • Dance or athletic half-top (midriff must be showing)
    • Hot pants, dance shorts (NO full length pants or capris)
    • Dance sneakers, tennis shoes, jazz shoes with non-marking soles
    • Flesh tone tights
    • Performance ready hair and make-up is a must. ALL hair should be down.

    Anyone not wearing the above stated mandatory audition attire will not be allowed to audition.

  3. The auditions will last around 3-5 hours.
  4. There will be four cuts during audition ( one after across the floor, two while performing the dance that is taught to the candidates, and one after interviews).
  5. Registration is at 9:30 am. We will not accept anyone arriving after 10:00am.

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Members of the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team

A Day In The Life of an Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team Member

The Inland Empire 66ers, a minor league affiliate of the Anaheim Angels of Los Angeles, have a dance team.  But they do more than just dance.  Minor league baseball is a family friendly environment and there are a lot of promotions and special events to get the crowd out to the ball park.  And the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team is front and center in creating a fun filled night of entertainment.

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The 2011 Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team Auditions

The Inland Empire 66ers are a minor league baseball team that play in the California League. They are the single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and have the distinction of being one of the few teams in organized baseball to field a dance team.

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Reminder: Inland Empire 66ers Dancer Auditions This Saturday

Calling all dancers in the Southern California area. The Inland Empire 66ers are looking for a few good dancers and open auditions are scheduled for this Saturday at the Arrowhead Credit Union Park in San Bernardino. All interested persons 18 years and older, should arrive at the facility by 10:00 a.m. for registration. Please bring a resume, head shot, and a swimsuit photograph. Please wear two piece dance attire, game day ready hair and make up.

Arrowhead Credit Union Park
280 South E Street, San Bernardino, CA 92401

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This audition is closed to the public. For more information, please contact Amber Cash at ambercash66@yahoo.com.

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Let me say on a personal note that the 66ers dancers are well taken care of by Byron Marquez and his staff. They get to spend their down time not in a cramped locker room, but a corporate suite and dine on catered food. It’s a great gig and the Inland Empire 66ers minor league baseball team offers a great environment, not only for fans but the dancers as well. Several former 66ers dancers have gone on to perform with the Charger Girls, Clippers Spirit, and the Laker Girls, so this is a great place to start for the aspiring professional dancer.

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Worth The Price of Admission: The Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team

From a fan’s perspective, major league sports organizations can be impersonal.  For these teams, the relationship with their fans is strictly a business affair and one that can be operated from a healthy distance.  There are boundaries that are not crossed and sometimes you feel like their interest in you is only for your financial support.  You don’t get that warm and fuzzy feeling and sometimes you feel like you are only a number to them…your customer number, to be precise.

Now, I am not criticizing them because I understand it is a business and big business at that.  And with an organization at that level, you really can’t allow that closeness with the fans for obvious reasons.  My only point in bringing this up is to say that my experience in going to an Inland Empire 66ers game is the complete opposite.

I have been out to Arrowhead Credit Union Park three times to visit the Inland Empire 66ers and I can honestly say that as a fan, you do feel a sense of community with this team.  Every employee that I have met is really nice and you do get that warm and fuzzy feeling with this organization.  Perhaps it is in the nature of minor league sports that they have to get closer to their fan base.  Or perhaps it’s just the people.  I don’t know.  But every time I come out to visit the Inland Empire 66ers, I have a great time.

And the fact that the 66ers have a hot looking dance team is a plus.  The Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team is definitely worth the price of admission.

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The last time I was out here, the 66ers Dance Team was performing in 50’s style hoops skirts for a special promotional night and that made a lasting impression on our readers.  On Friday and Saturday, I got to spend some time with them in more conventional attire and all I can say is WOW!

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The Best Kept Secret in Southern California – The Inland Empire 66ers Spirit Girls

The Inland Empire 66ers are a minor league baseball team that plays in the California League. They are the Single A affiliate of Los Angeles Dodgers and play their home games in San Bernardino, California. The origins of the organization date back to 1941, but for the last several years the Inland Empire 66ers have fielded a dance team.

Dance teams are a somewhat new innovation to baseball and in California the concept hasn’t quite caught on with our Major League Baseball Teams. Sure, there are squads that do in game promotions and community service, but there are only a few, real dance teams in all of baseball and we are lucky to have one in our backyard here in sunny Southern California.

One of the great things about minor league baseball is that they go the extra mile to create a fun and entertaining environment for the fans. Perhaps it’s the nature of minor league sports, but there are more fun and quirky promotions than in the big leagues. And on this night, the Inland Empire 66ers Spirit Girls turned back the clock to give the crowd that 50’s feel.

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