2014-15 Cleveland Cavaliers Dance Team Auditions

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THE AUDITION

We are looking for the hottest, most exciting, fun loving, talented, energetic, outgoing Cleveland Cavalier fan ever…Is that you? THEN YOU COULD BE THE NEXT CAVALIER GIRL! Come join us Sunday July 20th at the Quicken Loans Arena for the 2014-2015 Cavalier Girl Auditions. The Cavalier Girls Dance Team is a group of phenomenal women who uphold a high standard of professionalism and top notch entertainment on and off the basketball court. They also serve as Ambassadors of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization spreading our culture of pure determination, passion, fun and excitement throughout the community. We are constantly building upon the already solid Cavalier Girl foundation and can’t wait to see who will become part of our 2014-2015 team…ARE YOU NEXT?

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Be a part of a First Class organization and a member of one of the NBA’s hottest dance teams
  • Experience the thrill of performing in front of thousands of live fans and an national television audience
  • Bring smiles to fans during local, national and international media exposure
  • The Cavalier Girls were featured in Dance Spirit, FHM and Sports Illustrated magazines. They have performed internationally in China, Iraq, Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Turkey.
  • Learn fun and exciting choreography featuring Jazz, Hip-Hop, Latin, Character and various other styles
  • Donate time and talent to numerous community and charity events
  • Paid rehearsals, games, appearances/promotions and dance clinics
  • Invaluable memories and friendships with fellow teammates

REQUIREMENTS

  • All applicants must be 18 years old at the time of audition. There is no maximum age limit.
  • Must have some previous performance experience.
  • Must be available for all rounds of the audition process. No exceptions
  • Must provide one non-returnable headshot and one non-returnable full-body shot (5"x7" or larger preferred). Photos are used for identification purposes. Photos should be a representation of the applicant’s most current look.
  • Must live in Northeast Ohio area or willing to relocate.
  • Must have either full or part time employment or be a full or part time student
  • Must be available for Cavalier Girls training camp – Held in late August (specific dates will be announced to semi-finalists)
  • Team members must have flexible schedules and able to attend all scheduled Cavalier Girl rehearsals, games and appearances for the duration of the contract which is one year from the date of employment.
  • Team members must have reliable means of transportation to all appearances, games and rehearsals.

AUDITION DATES/TIMES

- Preliminary Open Call Auditions
Sunday, July 20th – The Quicken Loans Arena, One Center Court, Cleveland Ohio 44115
Registration/ Doors open 8:00 am

- Finals (Invite only)
(Dates, times and locations will be announced to finalists)

AUDITION WILL INCLUDE

  • Open Call Preliminary - July 20th, 2014 - The day will begin with freestyle. Come prepared to show the judges your best moves. Music will be chosen by the judges and will have a general consistent upbeat. Come prepared to dance for at least 1minute; however, that time is not guaranteed. This will determine who will move on to Semifinals so bring you’re “A” game.

  • Semifinals - July 20th, 2014 - Will include a quick photo shoot, video shoot, and short interviews. Applicants will learn choreography taught by the Cavaliers Operating Company, LLC coaching staff. Applicants will be expected to learn, retain and perform choreography for a panel of judges in order to move on to the Finals.
  • Finals – July 21st – August 9th - Will be a three week long process including mock practices, boot camps and appearances. Finalist must attend all scheduled events. Specific dates and times will be provided during registration of the Open Call Preliminary.
  • Making the Cut Finalist Event – August 9th at Shooters on the Lake – specific information TBA.

AUDITION ATTIRE

A two-piece outfit with flesh colored hosiery is mandatory. A two-piece outfit consists of any top (sports bra, halter-top, and tank) that shows your midriff and bottoms (briefs or hot shorts…NO PANTS). Jazz shoes, Ballroom shoes (or heels you are able to dance in with a 2.5-4inch heel) Dance Sneakers or Athletic shoes (minimal tread and non-marking soles) are also mandatory.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

  • All Audition applicants should complete a Preregistration form online by clicking here.
  • 4x6 headshot and full body photos are required. Photos should be brought to the open call audition on July 20th and will not be returned.
  • $20 (Cash Only) registration fee should be brought to the open call audition July 20th if applicant has successfully completed the online Preregistration form.
  • Pre-registration is highly recommended to guarantee a reserved spot. Complete Preregistration form must be received online by Friday, July 18th 2014. Again, pre-registration is STRONGLY recommended!
  • Walk-up applicants will be accepted but these applicants are recommended to arrive early for registration and registration fee is $25 (Cash Only)

PUBLIC ACCESS

To ensure a professional and relaxed learning atmosphere for all participants, unless otherwise specified, Open Call Preliminary Audition is closed to the public.

LOCATION, PARKING AND DIRECTIONS (FOR PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS)

Quicken Loans Arena
One Center Court
Cleveland Ohio, 44115

Available parking:
Paid parking is available in surrounding parking garages and lots.

Directions from the East:
Take Interstate 90/Rt. 2 West. Follow signs to downtown Cleveland. Remain on Rt. 2 as I-90 curves away to the left. Exit at E. 9th St.; turn left on E. 9th St.; south to area parking.

Directions from the South:
Take I-77 North. Exit at E. 9th St. Follow signs to either E. 9th St. north or Ontario St. north to arena parking.

Directions from the West:
Take I-90 East. Exit at Ontario St. and proceed north on Ontario St. Quicken Loans Arena is located at the corner of Huron Rd. and Ontario St.

Directions from the Southwest:
Take I-90 East or I-71 North to the Inner Belt merge. Continue on Inner Belt (I-90) to either Ontario St. or E. 9th St.; exit right onto Ontario St. north of E. 9th St. north to area parking.

Directions from Cleveland Hopkins Airport:
Take I-71 North. Exit at Ontario Street and proceed north on Ontario St. Quicken Loans Arena is located at the corner of Huron Rd. and Ontario St.