Indiana Pacemates - Presented By Australian Gold - To Hold Auditions

Official Release

July 30, 2013

INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Pacers announced auditions for their dance squad, the Indiana Pacemates presented by Australian Gold, will be held Monday, Aug. 5, with an audition showcase and squad announcement on Thursday, Aug. 15. Salon 01 and Sun Tan City are official sponsors of the Pacemates.

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Auditions begin at 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 5 and by the end of the evening will be narrowed down to the finalists that will continue on through an interview process and perform in the showcase. This year’s audition process will also allow fan input on the outcome of the squad. Starting on Tuesday, Aug. 6, fans can help select the squad by voting online at Pacers.com. To assist in the voting process, a dedicated web site will include a photo gallery, dance video and bio for each finalist.

On Thursday, Aug. 15, there will be a showcase held on the Main Floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) to determine the final squad. Candidates will perform an opening routine, then breakout performances in mini-squads and answer a question on stage. Fans are encouraged to attend. The 2013-14 Indiana Pacemates squad will be announced at the end of the evening.

Below is a timeline for the auditions and the voting process. All sessions are open to the media.

First Night of Auditions (open to the public): Monday, Aug. 5, starts at 5:00 p.m.

Online and text voting begins: Tuesday, Aug. 6, starts at noon

Candidate Rehearsal: Monday, Aug. 12

Candidate Rehearsal: Tuesday, Aug. 13

Fan Voting Ends: Thurs., Aug. 15, 11:59 p.m.

Audition Showcase – squad announced at end (open to the public): Thursday, Aug. 15, 7:00 p.m.

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