Brooklynettes Dance Team To Hold Open Auditions For 2014-15 Brooklyn Nets Season

June 04, 2014 1:59 pm EDT

BROOKLYN (June 4, 2014) – The Brooklyn Nets will hold open auditions for the Brooklynettes dance team on Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Center on the LIU Brooklyn campus at 1 University Plaza. Registration begins at 10 a.m.

The Brooklynettes, presented by Crunch Fitness, will perform at all Brooklyn Nets games at Barclays Center during the 2014-15 season and represent the team at events throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally.

Callback auditions will be held on Sunday, June 29 at Barclays Center and taught by Brooklyn-born choreographer Rhapsody James, who has choreographed for artists such as Beyoncé, Britney Spears, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, The Pussycat Dolls, and the "Step Up 2: The Streets" feature film. Rhapsody will also serve as a guest judge alongside Bloc Talent Agency’s Fatima Wilson.

AUDITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Dancers must be 18 or older and have extensive dance training in hip hop and jazz styles.
  • Tumbling skills are a plus, but not required.
  • Wear two-piece attire and non-marking sneakers.
  • Arrive in glamorous, performance-ready hair and makeup.
  • Select dancers will be invited to attend a callback audition on June 29 at Barclays Center.
  • Finalists must be available the evenings of June 30 and July 1.

For dancers looking to gain an edge, two Brooklynettes Audition Intensives will be held before open auditions. Each session will feature a new Brooklynettes routine straight from the court, professional insight and audition tips from members of the dance team, Brooklynettes Coach/Choreographer Adar Wellington and Director of Entertainment Marketing Kimberlee Garris, and an exclusive Brooklynettes tank top.

Session I will be a hip hop session and held on Tuesday, June 10 from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. at Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Avenue. Session II will be a street jazz session and held on Monday, June 23 from 6:30pm-9:30pm at LIU Brooklyn, 1 University Plaza, Brooklyn.

For more information about auditions and the Brooklynettes Audition Intensives, please visit brooklynettes.com.

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