Toros Dance Team Member Receives Spurs Silver Dancers Call-Up

AUSTIN,TX (August 6, 2008) - Capital City Dancer Stephanie Shannon was selected as a member of the 2008-09 Silver Dancers squad last night in San Antonio in front of friends, family and Toros fans. The Silver Dancers are the official on-court dance squad for the Spurs basketball team. Shannon participated in a four-day competition that concluded last night with a final dance routine performance by 24 finalists. Fifteen members were selected, one additional member will be selected by fan vote at

Shannon was a three year member of the Toros dance team and is the third Capital City Dancer to advance to a NBA or NFL team in the group’s three year history.

“Stephanie was a role model for our younger dance team members and a valuable part of our community outreach efforts,” said Toros Chief Operating Officer Billy Widner. “She will be missed, but I am proud she earned a promotion to the Spurs. Stephanie going to the Spurs is positive and fulfills the mission of the NBA D-League, which is to develop players, coaches and front-office personnel.”

The Austin Toros will partner with 24 Hour Fitness to conduct auditions for the 2008-09 Capital City Dance Team, on Saturday, September 6 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Sunday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Parmer Lane location on 12400 N IH-35 in Austin.

For more information regarding the auditions or season and group ticket rates for the 2008-09 season visit or call (512) 236-8333.