Scream Team Auditions

The Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team is an energetic and exciting group of performers with unbelievable abilities and a relentless desire to WOW the Cleveland Cavaliers fans! With high-energy dance moves, tumbling, and break-dance stunts, they have become an explosive part of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball experience. In addition to all the extreme entertainment the Scream Team brings to “The Q” for every home game, the team has also had the opportunity to perform in China for the NBA China games and invited as one of only two entertainment groups to perform for the 2008 NBA All Star Weekend!


We are excited to announce the search is on for the new 2012-2013 Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team!

Want to be part of one of the most dynamic Hip Hop performance groups in the NBA? Well here is your chance! The preliminary open-call audition for the 2012-2013 Scream Team will be held at Quicken Loans Arena, One Center Court, Cleveland Ohio on Saturday, August 11th. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The audition will begin promptly at 10:00 a.m. Callbacks for semi-finalist only will be on Sunday, August 12th. Arrival time for August 12th will be announced at the conclusion of the preliminary audition to the Semi-Finalists.

We are looking for the most energetic, exciting and extraordinarily talented performers with crowd appeal, showmanship, personality and incredible individual talent. Dance and/or performing experience is preferred but not required.


• 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 Scream Team 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 Scream Team 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.

Registration Requirements

• All interested applicants should complete a registration form online at or call the Entertainment Hotline (216) 420-2255 or email to receive a registration packet in the mail.
• 4x6 headshot and full body photos are required. Photos will not be returned and are not being judged - it is for identification purposes only.
• $15 Registration fee

We encourage everyone to complete registration online however if you must mail please send to address below:

Please mail completed Registration and photo to:
Cleveland Cavaliers
Attn: Scream Team
One Center Court
Cleveland, Ohio 44115

• Pre-registration is highly recommended to guarantee a reserved spot. Complete registration packet must be received online or at the address above by Wednesday, August 8th 2012. Again, pre-registration is STRONGLY recommended!
• Walk-up applicants will be accepted but applicants are recommended to arrive early for registration and registration fee is $20 (cash only)

**All Pre-Registration forms should be completed online here however if you do not have access to the internet please request an information packet by emailing or contacting our Entertainment Hotline at 216-420-2255 and requesting an information packet.

Audition Appearance and Attire

• Participants are free to wear whatever they feel most comfortable performing in as long as it is clean and free of obscene gestures and/or language. Please use your best judgment and dress performance worthy.
• (Men) Hair and face should be completely groomed and presentable
• (Females) Hair and makeup should be performance ready
• Dance or athletic shoes MUST have non-marking soles
• Knee pads and braces are permitted

Audition Format

***For those that make it through Semi-Finals, please be aware that the audition process could last through Thursday, August 16th, time and location TBA, so please plan accordingly.***

The first half of the Preliminary audition on August 11th will be an open-call audition in which each applicant will need to be prepared to showcase their individual talent. Applicants can either freestyle or performed a short 6-8 eight-count choreographed routine to music from a pre-selected list. This is your time to show what you have to offer so make it great!

Applicants asked to stay for the second half of the preliminary open-call audition will learn a routine consisting of various hip hop styles and will perform this routine in small groups to determine who will be invited to return for the semi-finals.

A cut will be made at the end of the day and semi - finalist will be announced.

On August 12th the semi-finalist will again perform the routine learned during the preliminary audition in small groups for a panel of judges. The day will be concluded by a freestyle session and a cut.

Those remaining after the final cut will need to be available to attend a Finalist Mixer (meet and greet) on Monday August 13th from 6:00 - 10:00 p.m. (Location TBA) and Mock Practice on Tuesday August 14th (time and location TBA) All finalists will be contacted by the Dance Teams Coordinator Jami Taylor to announce whether or not they have been chosen to join the 2012-2013 Scream Team!

***Please be advised that auditions are closed to the public and anyone not auditioning will be asked to leave***

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact the Entertainment Hotline (216) 420-2255 and press the number 2 and/or email with full name, address, phone number and email address if applicable.

Thanks for your interest in the 2012-2013 Cleveland Cavaliers Scream Team, we look forward to seeing you soon.