BlazerDancers Auditions

AUDITION DATES:
· Pre-Audition Workshop (optional) Saturday, June 25th @Lloyd  
  Center LA Fitness
· Preliminary Rounds July 9th – 10th, 2011 at the Blazers Practice Facility
· Finalist Interviews July 14-15 at the Rose Garden Arena
· Final Round on July 17, 2011


TIME:
Saturday, July 9th: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Auditions to immediately follow registration.
Sunday, July 10th: Dancers report at 9:00 a.m.
Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th: Interview times TBD
Sunday, July 17th: Dancers report for The Finals at approximately noon.


WHERE:
Blazers Practice Facility
7325 SW Childs Way
Tualatin, OR 97062


REQUIREMENTS:
· Must be 18 years of age by October 1, 2011
· BlazerDancers must attend all practices, games, training camps and
  mandatory Portland Trail Blazers events. BlazerDancer duties include
  community service events, appearances, and photo shoots.
· Must be able to attend practices every Thursday and Sunday evening
  (beginning in mid-August; times TBD). Additional practices may be
  added throughout the season.
· Must have reliable transportation to practices, games, appearances, etc.
· Must meet and maintain personal appearance, fitness level, and dancing
  skill requirements throughout the season.
· Must abide by the other Terms and Conditions included with application
  materials.


WHAT TO WEAR TO AUDITIONS:
A two-piece dance outfit (flesh-colored tights are permitted). Mid-section and legs must be exposed. No baggy clothing. You may wear any kind of dance shoe, sneakers or perform barefoot. Please make sure shoes have non-marking soles. Game-night ready hair and make-up are expected. Hair must be down. No pony tails.


WHAT TO BRING TO AUDITIONS:
· In the interest of time, we encourage participants to bring their
  completed and signed application and waiver forms (link below).
  Applicants under the age of 18 at the time of auditions must have a
  parent or guardian sign the forms.
· A current head shot photo as well as full body photo of yourself (at least
  4x6; does not need to be professional but must be clear and contain only
  the audition participant). Photos are used for identification purposes and
  will not be returned.
· $10 registration fee (cash only).
· Snacks, water, make-up or hair products for touch ups. Please note that
  there is no extended lunch break.


Forms:
Application
Terms & Conditions Form
Talent Release Form
Waiver and Release Form


WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS:
Preliminary round auditions are closed and spectators will not be allowed in the building. Score sheets and judges’ comments will not be made available. The Final Round is open to spectators and participants will receive a limited number of tickets for friends and family. Portions of auditions are expected to be filmed for www.trailblazers.com.

During the preliminary rounds, dancers will learn at least three routines and perform them in small groups in front of a panel of judges. The judges will make cuts after each routine. Approximately 35-40 finalists will be selected at the end of the Preliminary Rounds to continue on to the Finals on July 17th. Dancers who make it to the Final Round will learn at least two routines to perform and will be required to perform a 1-minute solo routine showcasing their dance ability and personality. Finalists will also be required to come in for interviews on July 14th or 15th.


PARKING DIRECTIONS:
Parking for BlazerDancers auditions will be located at The Grand Hotel Bridgeport located at 7265 SW Hazel Fern Rd., Tigard, OR 97224 (directly off of SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.). Once you park, walk toward SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd. and make a right. Continue on SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd. (approximately 0.4 miles). Make a left onto SW Childs Rd. (note there is no crosswalk at this intersection, so please proceed with caution). Continue on SW Childs Rd. (approximately 0.1 miles) and The Trail Blazers Practice Facility will be on your left. Please proceed to the Media Entrance (on the far left side when facing the facility).

Please note that there is NO PARKING for BlazerDancers auditioners or their guests at the Trail Blazers practice facility. Also, please do not park at Club Sport across the street or your car will be towed.

PRE-AUDITIONS WORKSHOP:
Saturday, June 25th
5:00 – 8:00 pm
Lloyd Center LA Fitness
(503) 734-2950
1270 NE Weidler Street Portland, OR 97232
LA Fitness waiver

Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in a mock-audition; learning three short routines in the style of dance that will be taught at auditions and receiving feedback after performances.

Participation in this Workshop will give you an automatic bid to the 2nd Round of Auditions.

Workshop will feature:
· Q & A session with BlazerDancers Coach and current dancers
· Audition Tips on performances, outfit selection, hair and make-up, what
  to expect, etc.

· $25 registration fee (cash only)
· Pre-register by emailing blazerdancers@trailblazers.com