Calling All Kids!

The Cleveland Cavaliers are holding a workshop-audition for their children’s dance troupe—the Cavs Kids - on Saturday, September 22nd at 10:00 a.m. at Quicken Loans Arena. During their inaugural 2006-07 season, the squad made up of talented dancers and performers ages 5-13 quickly become a crowd favorite. The Cavs Kids perform at six games throughout the regular season (one performance per month).

The Workshop-Audition will run from approximately 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with registration beginning at 10:00 a.m. The workshop itself will begin with a performance from the Scream Team followed by a group warm up.

Throughout the workshop there will be two learning sessions (one hip hop combination and one break dance routine), a performance for the parents/legal guardians of the skills learned, an individual freestyle dance opportunity, and a question and answer session for the children and parents with the coaches. Coaches are looking for energy, showmanship, personality, crowd appeal, ability to execute choreographed dance routines, and individual talent.

Requirements for the Workshop-Audition include a $10 registration fee and a non-returnable photograph. A parent or legal guardian must be present to register their child. Children should look performance ready wearing comfortable athletic clothes with sneakers. They are strongly encouraged to bring water and a small snack for breaks throughout the day.

The Cavs Kids is run professionally to teach children the responsibility of being part of a team, as well as provide a channel for them to display their talent and creativity. As members of the Cavs Kids, children will not only learn choreographed dances, but also train to explore their performance skills and gain a strong sense of self-worth while learning the importance of teamwork. Most of all, the kids will be encouraged to have fun doing what they love—dancing!

For complete information about the audition-workshop, and requirements for being a Cavs Kid, please call 216-420-2482.