Cavaliers to Hold Auditions for 2006-2007 Cavalier Girls

CLEVELAND, May 25, 2006 – The Cleveland Cavaliers will conduct auditions for the 2006-2007 Cavalier Girls Dance Team on Saturday, June 24th at 9:30 a.m. This high-caliber NBA dance team performs and entertains fans at all Cavaliers home games and playoff games, and participates in corporate, community and charity-based activities.

The Cavalier Girls consist of 17 dance team members who uphold a high standard of quality dance performance and community involvement. Auditions are open to all dancers, cheerleaders or anyone who loves to perform. Judging will be based on dance ability, crowd appeal, showmanship and individual applications. For finalists, there is an interview process, swimsuit photo, solo performance, final dance audition and two training classes.

Requirements include that candidates must be 18 years old by November 1, 2006. There is no maximum age limit. Team members must have reliable means of transportation and flexible schedules for rehearsals three times a week, 46 plus games, and various community and promotional appearances during and prior to the 2006/2007 season.

Interested candidates are encouraged to pre-register by Thursday, June 22nd by filling out an application form and mailing it in along with a non-returnable 4x6 photograph and $10 non-refundable application fee to:

Cleveland Cavaliers
Attn: Vandana Patel
1 Center Court
Cleveland OH 44115

Walk-ups will also be accepted, and are encouraged to arrive early.

During the preliminary auditions held on Saturday, June 24th at St. Edwards High School Gymnasium in Lakewood, Ohio, contestants will learn choreography in groups of three and perform in front of a panel of judges. Cuts will be made during combination passes performed throughout the afternoon. Finalists chosen in the preliminary round will be invited back Sunday, June 25th for an interview and final audition. Auditions are closed to the public, family and friends.

For those planning to audition for the dance team, participating in the Cavaliers pre-audition workshops at Spotlight Dance Center in Willoughby Hills is strongly recommended. The cost of a two-hour session is $20. The workshop focuses on what it takes to be a Cavalier Girls dance team member, including warm-ups, technique and skills, choreography, combination routines and more.

For complete audition info, please click here.