New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team Auditions – June 10

Pelicans Dance Team Auditions

Saturday, June 10
11AM Registration
Location: Pelicans Practice Facility
5800 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003

All dancers selected as finalists must be available to participate in our Finalist Training Camp beginning Sunday, June 11 through Thursday, June 15. Training camp Sunday will take place in the afternoon. Week night training camp activities will take place in the evening. Professional interviews will be scheduled for all rookie finalist candidates to take place during Pelicans office hours. Specific dates, times, and locations TBD.

Auditions Requirements:

• Must be in top physical condition

• Must be at least 18 years of age or older by July 1, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS. Verification of age will be required with valid photo ID.

• Must have a high school diploma in order to audition. Verification will be required. Acceptable forms of proof include a copy of a high school diploma, college transcript and/or a college I.D.

• Recent headshot (4×6 or larger preferred). Photos will not be returned. Photos are for identification and should be a current representation of what you look like or will look like at the audition.

• Resume including professional and dance background

• Attire: Half-top that reveals midriff, hot shorts or trunks, flesh colored tights and dance or athletic sneakers with non-marking soles. Feel free to express your style but refrain from wearing anything distracting or that could cause injury such as large earrings or necklaces. Anyone not wearing the required attire will not be permitted to audition.

• Performance ready hair and make-up are expected. No pony-tails.

• Applications are to be completed prior to arrival. Please bring completed application to auditions and do not submit in advance. DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

• The entire audition process is closed to the public. No exceptions.

• Finalists selected at the end of the preliminary audition will advance to Finalist Training Camp. Finalist Training Camp will consist of mandatory workshops and interviews in the days following preliminaries.

• All candidates must be available for all phases of the audition process and be prepared to stay as long as necessary (no exceptions!)

• All candidates must be of good moral character and successfully complete all pre-employment screening. The Pelicans organization is a drug-free workplace. Drug test screenings will be conducted for finalists.

What We Are Looking For:

• Showmanship, energy and personality

• Professionalism and maturity

• Dance technique and style

• Commitment to the job

• Physical fitness and personal appearance

• Positive attitude and teamwork skills

For more information, please click here.

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Meet The 2016 Pelicans Dance Team

The New Orleans Pelicans have posted a gallery of their newly minted squad.  Please click on the image below to see the gallery.

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New Orleans Pelicans Dancers Debut

Greetings from NOLA. I had attended the New Orleans Pelicans home opener at the Smoothie King Center. Truly an experience for some NBA with a lil Cajun flavor, and we even got a free t-shirt. Unfortunately with the inclement weather, the pregame party was cancelled, so I’ll hope that I will eventually meet the world’s most frightening mascot Pierre the Pelican another day.

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Will Ferrell ‘Ejected’ After Hitting Cheerleader in Face with Basketball During NBA Game

From ABC7News.com

Will Ferrell may be a baller on the comedy court, but he fouled out big time with his latest stunt.

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During halftime at Wednesday’s Lakers-Pelicans game in New Orleans, Ferrell participated in a faux-half court shot competition. But instead of shooting the ball, Ferrell threw it and hit a nearby cheerleader in the head. Ferrell was then promptly “ejected” by security after hitting the cheerleader.

The stunt was filmed for Ferrell’s upcoming 2015 movie “Daddy’s Home,” according to Sports Illustrated. IMDb describes the film as “When a divorced guy’s ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc.” Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, and Hannibal Burress are set to star in the film alongside Ferrell.

Watch a video of the “incident” here.

Local college student named to Pelicans dance team

Daily Comet
July 25, 2014

Houma native Jennifer Kazusky said it was all worth it when she got the news mid-day Thursday.

The Nicholls State University student was one of 22 girls named to the 2014-15 New Orleans Pelicans dance team.

The team announced auditions in late June to fill 20 vacant positions on the team. Preliminary auditions were held last weekend where 32 finalists were named. Throughout the week, team officials said, finalists attended workshops to learn new choreography and boot camp for further evaluation by a panel of judges.

The 22-year-old Vandebilt Catholic High School graduate decided to audition for the team several months ago.

She has studied dance her entire life, attending various dance schools throughout Terrebonne, including Gerald Dishman’s Academy of Dance. The general studies senior has attended dance camps throughout the country and teaches dancing at Dancer’s Edge, 4045 La. 311, Houma.

Team members perform professionally choreographed dance routines to a variety of music during home games, and make appearances at community and professional events throughout the year. The team has traveled to Spain, Germany, China Taiwan and the Balkans to perform and represent New Orleans and the organization.

New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team Auditions

Saturday, July 19th
9AM Registration
Location: Pelicans Practice Facility
5800 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003

All contestants selected as finalists must be available to participate in our Finalist Training Camp beginning Monday, July 21st through Thursday, July 24th. All training camp activities will take place in the evening with the exception of professional interviews. Specific dates, times, and locations TBD.


Auditions Requirements

• Must be in top physical condition

• Must be at least 18 years of age or older by July 1st, 2014. NO EXCEPTIONS. Verification of age will be required with valid photo ID.

• Must have a high school diploma in order to audition. Verification will be required. Acceptable forms of proof include a copy of a high school diploma, college transcript and/or a college I.D.

• Recent headshot (4×6 or larger preferred). Photos will not be returned. Photos are for identification and should be a current representation of what you look like or will look like at the audition.

• Resume including professional and dance background

• Attire: Half-top that reveals midriff, hot shorts or trunks, flesh colored tights and dance or athletic sneakers with non-marking soles. Feel free to express your style but refrain from wearing anything distracting or that could cause injury such as large earrings or necklaces. Anyone not wearing the required attire will not be permitted to audition.

• Performance ready hair and make-up are expected. No pony-tails.

• Applications are to be completed prior to arrival. Please bring completed application to auditions and do not submit in advance. DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

• The entire audition process is closed to the public. No exceptions.

• Finalists selected at the end of the preliminary audition will advance to Finalist Training Camp. Finalist Training Camp will consist of mandatory workshops and interviews in the days following preliminaries. (Dates, times, and locations for Interviews and workshops will be released soon.)

• All candidates must be available for all phases of the audition process and be prepared to stay as long as necessary (no exceptions!)

• All candidates must be of good moral character and successfully complete all pre-employment screening. The Pelicans organization is a drug-free workplace. Drug test screenings will be conducted for finalists.


WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

• Showmanship, energy and personality

• Professionalism and maturity

• Dance technique and style

• Commitment to the job

• Physical fitness and personal appearance

• Positive attitude and teamwork skills

[Complete Audition Information]

New Orleans Pelicans Dancers

The New Orleans Pelicans have updated their dance team pages for the 2013-14 NBA season. Click here to learn more about the dancers!

2013 Pelican Dancer Auditions

I’m still having a hard time getting used to that. Anywho, auditions are underway, and the team will be announced Thursday night. In the meantime, check out the 38 finalists (here) and photos from the first rounds of auditions (here) and the first day of bootcamp (here).

Bittersweet: The Final Home Stand as the Honey Bees

by Erin Nicole
WGNO.com

Take a good look around… A lot of sweet memories were made here… A lot of heart pounding practices took place just to make the team. This weekend marks the end of an era. The Honey Bees’ last home stand.

“I’ve been on this team six wonderful seasons with the Hornets, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it, all the hard work all the tears, it’s been so much fun. I never really dreamed of being a professional dancer but now that I am and I’ve done it six years with my home team, it’s very special and a lot of people think it’s pretty cool” says team veteran Christina.

So go ahead, take it all in… every pom wave, hip shake and glorious hair flip…

Who else hits the court with such charisma the crowds rise even if the team is down? It’s what these ladies do best and they love what they do.

So here’s to you Honey Bees…. Thanks for the great flight!

And next year, with the new name, we’ll still love you.

“I know my personal favorite is the Fly Girls but there’s a lot of strange names, the “Pelican-cans”… I don’t know about that” says Christina.

But just the thought of no more honey bees carries a bittersweet sting.

“It’s kind of sad but I think it will be a good start to something new, the colors, the name change, I’m excited ” says first year Honey Bee Cassidy.

File this under: Waterfowl

At the end of the current NBA season, the New Orleans Hornets are changing their name
to the New Orleans Pelicans.

No really. THE PELICANS.

The first time I read this information, I thought for sure this was some kind of joke. Pelicans? Aren’t team mascots supposed to be fierce, strong, and warrior-like? Pelicans???? Don’t they deliver babies to expectant mommies and daddies all around the world?

Oh wait, that’s the stork.

You know what pelicans are known for? Having big mouths. And stealing other people’s fish. But the team’s owner says pelicans symbolize the resiliency, determination, and enduring spirit of the people in the community.

Um. Ok. But they are also fish thieves.


(Well now, I guess if you’re at the business end of a pelican, that could be a little frightening…)

The team is also changing their colors from Creole Blue, Dark Purple, Mardi Gras Gold, and White (a combination I personally enjoy) to blue, gold, and red. Here’s the new logo:

He’s pretty fierce, I suppose. As far as pelicans go. He certainly looks like he wants to peck your eyes out and eat them with some fava beans and a nice chianti.

More importantly, what about the Honeybees? What are they going to be called? The Pelican Dancers? The Pelican Girls? The Pelicanettes?

Please God, don’t let them be called the Pelicanettes.