Cavalier Girl Auditions


Thank you for inquiring about 2005-2006 Cavalier Girls dance team auditions and Pre – Audition workshops. Preliminary auditions will be June 25 and finals will be June 26 -28. Pre- Audition workshops will be held from late April thru late June. Please see information below for all details and application download.


The Cavalier Girls will consist of 16 dance team members and uphold a high standard of quality dance performance and community involvement. The Cavalier organization feels strongly that the dancers should compliment the professionalism represented on and off the court. During the preliminary audition process, the applicants will be judged on dance ability, crowd appeal, showmanship and individual applications. For finalists, there is an interview process, swimsuit photo, solo performance, final dance audition and 2 training classes.


  • Take part in the new era of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization with new minority owner/performing artist Usher.
  • Be a member of one of the NBA’s hottest dance team
  • Experience the thrill of performing in front of over 20,000 fans
  • Perform at all Cleveland Cavaliers Home Games in the Gund Arena
  • Participation in the well known Cavalier Girls Swimsuit Calendar
  • Local and National media exposure - The Cavalier Girls were featured in Dance Spirit , Northern Ohio Live and FHM magazines
  • Learn new and exciting choreography which features jazz, hip-hop, latin, character and various other styles
  • Donate time and talent at various charity events
  • Cavalier Girl perks include: Makeovers which include hair and make-up, dance clothing /shoes, gym memberships, athletic trainer and nutritionists to help stay in shape, tanning salon visits and much more!!!
  • Paid rehearsals, games, appearances/promotions and dance clinics
  • Invaluable friendships with fellow teammates


  • You must be 18 years old by November 1, 2005. There is no maximum age limit.
  • Team members must have flexible schedules for rehearsals (3) times a week, 46 + games, and various appearances/promotions during and prior to the 2005/2006 season.
  • Team members must have reliable means of transportation.


    Preliminary Auditions – Saturday, June 25, 2005
    Final Auditions Part I - (Interview, Swimsuit Photo, Solo performance and final dance audition) – Sunday, June 26, 2005 – For Finalists only!
    Final Auditions Part II – (2 Training classes) - Monday & Tuesday, June 27 -28, 2005 – For Finalists only!


    Preliminary Auditions - 8:30 a.m. - Registration check in. The audition will start promptly at 10:00a.m. and conclude at 6:00p.m.
    Final Auditions Part I – 9:00a.m. to 6:00p.m. – For Finalists only!
    Final Auditions Part II – 7:00 to 10:00p.m. (Both classes) – For Finalists only!


    St. Edwards High School - Gymnasium
    13500 Detroit Ave.
    Lakewood, OH 44107
    (Registration area will be in the lobby of the Gymnasium)

    Parking - Free parking is located in the front of the school - by the Gymnasium entrance.

    Driving directions


    A two-piece outfit with flesh colored tights/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). This helps to standardize and minimize the possibility of an unfair advantage based on individual attire. Jazz, dance shoes or athletic shoes (minimal tread and non-marking soles) are also mandatory. You may want to bring a couple of pairs of shoes to try out since you will be dancing on a gym floor


  • All interested applicants should complete an application (click here to download application or call 216-420-2977 to receive an application in the mail).
  • A $10 application processing fee is required. Please make check or money order payable to the “Cleveland Cavaliers”
  • A 4x6 or larger photo is also required (The photos enable judges to put a face with the application). Photos will not be returned! Please mail completed application, photo and $10 processing fee to:

    Cleveland Cavaliers
    Attn. Vandana Patel
    One Center Court
    Cleveland, Ohio 44115

  • To pre-register, applications must be received at the address above by Thursday, June 23. Pre-registration is strongly recommended!
  • Walk-up applicants will be accepted at the door. Walk-up applicants are recommended to arrive early for registration and pay cash for registration processing fee!


    When you arrive, proceed to the registration area for check-in. There will be two areas for pre-registered applicants, one for last names beginning with A-L and one for M-Z. There will also be an area for walk-up applicants to register. Upon registration you will be given an audition number. Please warm-up while waiting for the auditions to begin.

    When the audition begins, you will learn a choreographed across the floor segment. As an applicant, you will be required to learn and perform the choreography in groups of three in front of a panel of judges. A cut will made after the across the floor combination and the remaining dancers will continue to learn two additional dance combinations. A cut will be made after each combination. At the end of the preliminary audition, approximately 60 applicants will be selected to continue onto finals. Finalist be selected based on their dance ability, showmanship, crowd appeal and applications.

    You may want to bring snacks and/or lunch to the audition. Short breaks will be given throughout the day.


    Finalists selected on Saturday, June 25th will need to be available for the final dance audition process on Sunday, June 26th and Monday and Tuesday evening, June 27 and 28. Finalists selected will go through an interview process, perform a short solo dance performance, perform choreography taught at preliminary auditions in groups and attend 2 training classes. Finalists selected will also be asked to pose in their own 2-piece bathing suit. All detailed information including location, time and attire, will be given to the chosen finalists at the end of the preliminary auditions.


    To ensure a professional and relaxed atmosphere for all participants, the audition will be closed. Guests, family and friends will not be allowed.


    The best way to prepare for auditions is to attend the Pre- Audition Workshops.

    A Pre - Audition workshop is approximately a 2-hour workshop that focuses on what it takes to be a Cavalier Girls dance team member. The workshop includes a group warm-up, across the floor technique/skills, a choreographed combination routine that features a mock audition, hair and make-up how to’s and a question/answer session at the end of the workshop with the Coordinator/Choreographer, Vandana Patel. This is perfect for anyone who wants to touch up on technique/skills and/or wants to try-out for the Cavalier Girls dance team but, does not know what to expect. Workshops are strongly recommended and you must 16 years of age or older to a Pre-Audition workshop.

  • New Choreography will be taught at every Pre - Audition Workshop
  • No limit to how many workshops you attend!
  • All workshops will be taught by Vandana Patel and Jami Taylor (former Cavalier Girl dance team member/choreographer)
  • More than half of the current Cavalier Girls dance team members attended Pre- Audition Workshops

    Attire – Dance or workout clothing

    Cost - $20 for each workshop (cash only)


    Spotlight Dance Center
    34301 Chardon Road
    Willoughby Hills, Ohio 44094
    (440) 585-3623

    Dates & Times:

    Tuesday, June 7 – 8-10pm
    Thursday, June 9 – 8-10pm
    Saturday, June 11 – 2- 4pm & 4 -6pm
    Monday, June 13 – 8-10pm
    Wednesday, June 15 – 8-10pm
    Saturday, June 18 – 2- 4pm & 4 -6pm
    Tuesday, June 21 – 8-10pm
    Wednesday, June 22 – 8-10pm
    Thursday, June 23 – 8-10pm


    Click here to get directions to Spotlight dance center, Willoughby Hills, Ohio

    To register for the Pre-Audition workshops … call 216-420-2977 or email with the participant(s) name, and the date/time of workshop(s) you would like to attend. Space is limited for each workshop. Pre- registration is strongly recommended, but walk-ups are welcome! (Arrive early).


    If you have any questions/concerns regarding the Cavalier Girls dance team auditions & Pre-Audition workshops or would like to have an information packet with application mailed, please call 216-420-2977 or email with your name and full mailing address with phone number. Remember Pre-registration for the auditions and workshops is strongly recommended!

    Thank you again for your interest and please feel free to pass this information on to others interested in the 2005-2006 Cavalier Girls Dance Team Auditions.