2013-14 Orlando Magic Dancer Finalists
July 14, 2013
The 30 finalists auditioning for a spot on the 2013-14 Orlando Magic Dance Team are in the process of showing off their talents and personalities. CLICK NEXT to see their portraits and how they responded to the following question:
How did you feel when your number was announced as a finalist for the 2013-14 Orlando Magic Dance Team?
"When my number was called to be a finalist I was ecstatic! To know that I was one step closer to being a part of the 25th Anniversary of the Orlando Magic was truly a blessing!"
"Grateful! I love this job and love this team, and this past season was too amazing to not come back for another round!"
"I was elated and grateful for the opportunity to work with such a phenomenal organization!"
"My number was called almost at the end, so I had so much doubt in my head as she was calling out all the numbers. Then… almost at the end, I heard my number and I was soooo excited to be moving on to the next round."
"When my number was called to be an Orlando Magic Dancer finalist I felt like a weight had been lifted off my shoulder. At the same time I was still very nervous and anxious because I knew that the journey was not over yet."
"I was overwhelmed with joy while tears welled up in my eyes. I've wanted this for so long, and I've worked so hard to get here. I was so happy that my dreams were finally going to come true."
"When my number was called I was so excited to begin a second adventure with the Orlando Magic but scared as I know how challenging boot camp is. To be able to experience the team from the veteran side and not as a rookie anymore would be amazing because I would be able to really help the newest girls through the ropes and give them the advice that was passed down to me."
"I was pumped!!! It doesn’t matter how many years I’ve been on the team, I still get so nervous. I was so relieved and excited when my number was called!"
"When my number was announced yesterday I felt a sense of relief & excitement. Being a returning veteran I feel that it gets harder every year to audition again and the chance that I get to go through the final process to try to be on the team for another year brings me happiness."
"Honored. Every year so many talented and beautiful women audition for this team. It’s amazing I get to be a part of it."
"Very grateful! I had the time of my life last season so I want nothing more than another year of fun!"
"My first feeling was a sense of relief. All of the nervousness and anxiousness immediately went away, and were replaced with excitement, happiness, and gratitude. I'm thrilled to be going into the Finals with a group of such amazing, talented women and hope that I will be able to return for a fourth season as an Orlando Magic Dancer!"
"Relieved! I was one of the later numbers announced, it got more and more stressful as each number was called."
"When my name was called I was so relieved and overly excited because I knew that it was one step closer of being apart of the best organization!"
"I felt absolutely amazing! What a relief it was to hear my number get called, especially after taking a 2 year break from being an Orlando Magic Dancer. I was very excited!"
"When my number was announced, I was so excited and relieved! I've been an Orlando Magic dancer for two seasons now and the anticipation of waiting to hear your number called is always just as nerve wracking. I can't wait to perform my heart out Thursday night in hopes of becoming an Orlando Magic dancer for a 3rd season!"
"While I was sitting there, I was trying to remember all my friend's numbers as well as my own and listen for all of them! My number was 91, so every time I heard the number 9 my heart dropped. I got called near the end so that was nerve wracking, but when I heard it I immediately got excited for the upcoming week of boot camp!"
"When my number was announced I felt a rush of excitement! I was very proud to be picked as a potential candidate as a Magic dancer."
"Surprised and stoked!! A big relief as well because I’m sure I was holding my breath."
"I was so thankful and happy to know that I get another opportunity to be a part of such an amazing journey. Can’t wait to get to know these lovely ladies who made it as well and hopefully be a part of the team again this year!"
"I was so excited. I get so nervous waiting for them to call my number and once they did I just let out a sigh of relief and said t myself “Yes!”
"Words cannot describe the rush of excitement and emotion I felt when my name was called. I felt like all my hard work had paid off! I am very thankful and blessed to have received this opportunity."
"Ecstatic. I was so happy to be able to be apart of the amazing Top 30 and compete for a spot on the Final 20 selection of dancers."
"Extremely grateful. I was so happy to be given this opportunity. My passion for dance grows each and every minute I’m dancing."
"My whole mouth dropped. At first I didn't realize that my number was called I couldn't believe it. I was definitely shocked."
"It was an incredible feeling! I was extremely nervous so when my number was called I let out a sigh of relief and excitement. I am looking forward to the rest of the audition process and performing at finals this Thursday night!"
"I could not have been more grateful! This is such an amazing opportunity to have and I could not be more excited, thrilled, and appreciative for it!"
"I was elated and grateful to be doing what I love for a 5th season!"
"When my number was announced to be a finalist I was excited beyond belief!!! I'm extremely grateful to be able to dance on the stage and show everyone what I'm all about!"
"Excited, happy and grateful! This is such a great organization and it’s amazing that I was chosen as one of the finalists."