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2004 Hawks Dance Team Audition Info Is Now Available. Auditions Start Sept. 12
REQUIREMENTSMust be at least 19 years of age prior to auditioning.
Must be a high school graduate or have a G. E. D.
Must have a part-time or full-time job, or be a college or professional student.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
Official uniforms, promotional and some practice wear are provided. Dance Team members are responsible for maintaining the uniform, poms, warm-ups, shoes, practice wear, and all costumes.
Three times a week (twice in the evening and once in the morning on weekends, but always subject to change); extra rehearsals added as needed, plus an intense conditioning program. Any dancer missing a rehearsal prior to a home game will not be allowed to perform at that game. Any dancer missing multiple games is subject to dismissal from the squad. If you cannot attend the majority of rehearsals and games, do not consider auditioning.
Dancers are paid for home games, rehearsals and promotional appearances.
Each dancer is required to meet a minimum number of charity and sponsor appearances throughout the season.
Dancers must be at home games four hours prior to tip-off for pregame rehearsals. Dancers participate in home games, home playoffs and the NBA Championship Game. You must be able to attend all Atlanta Hawks team events regardless of where you live.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
DO YOU HAVE AUDITION PREPARATORY CLINICS THAT I CAN ATTEND?
Yes, clinics are generally held prior to Auditions. Sessions generally run for two hours and are optional. Attendance is strongly recommended. The Clinics are a great way to see how fast you can pick up on the Hawks choreography, as well as interact with current team members.
WHAT ARE YOUR HEIGHT AND WEIGHT REQUIREMENTS?
We do not have any. Applicants should be in top physical condition.
DO I HAVE TO PAY FOR PARKING?
Due to events taking place downtown, please be prepared to pay for parking.
WHAT IS THE AGE LIMIT?
You must be at least 19 years of age.
WHAT DO THE JUDGES LOOK FOR AT AUDITIONS?
The judges look at your appearance, showmanship, dance ability, as well as poise, personality, resume, and community service.
WHERE ARE AUDITIONS HELD?
Auditions are being held on the Hawks practice court at Philips Arena.
CAN MY FAMILY COME AND WATCH AUDITIONS?
Preliminary auditions are closed to the public, but the final auditions will be open to the public.
DO CURRENT TEAM MEMBERS HAVE TO RE-AUDITION?
Yes, all members must go through the audition process each season and are not guaranteed their place on the team.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM THE INTERVIEW PROCESS?
Be prepared to introduce yourself and provide an overview of your background, education, future goals, etc. Review your Hawks trivia and basketball knowledge.
WHAT SHOULD I DO TO PREPARE FOR AUDITIONS?
You will want to ensure that you are in the best physical shape prior to auditions. Interested participants are strongly encouraged to have a work out plan that includes some physical activity at least three-four times a week. Team members are required to be in top physical shape. While weight is not taken into account, physical fitness is as well as overall body fat percentage. Team members also wear a variety of uniforms and costumes where a great deal of the body is exposed. These factors should be taken into account. Dance skills should be updated as well. Interested participants may want to enroll in a variety of dance classes to make sure they are up to speed on all types of dance styles.
HOW SHOULD I FIX MY HAIR AND MAKE-UP?
Your make-up should be glamorous, complimentary and appropriate for an athletic environment! Auditions are not like a dance class. Your hair and makeup need to be performance quality (no pony tails). A hairstyle that is up-to-date and one that compliments your features should be worn.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT? IS THIS A FULL-TIME JOB?
No, being an Atlanta Hawks Dance Team member is not a full-time job. Most of our team members have full-time or part-time jobs. The time commitment is usually 9 hours a week of rehearsal time, in addition to promotional appearances. During the season, this number may increase to16 hours a week.