Dance for the Detroit Pistons in 2013-14


Detroit Pistons Dancers To Hold Auditions July 21 and 22

The Detroit Pistons dance team is looking for dancers who are talented, outgoing and energetic when auditions are held for the 2013-14 Detroit Pistons Dancers on Sunday, July 21 and Monday, July 22 at The Palace of Auburn Hills and Great Lakes Golf & Sports Complex. Dance team members perform during games and at halftime alongside some of the biggest names in music such as Taio Cruz, Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean, T-Pain, Gladys Knight and MC Hammer.

“We are pleased to announce audition dates for the Detroit Pistons Dancers and look forward to an outstanding two days of performances and competition,” said Harlan Hendrickson, Vice President of Marketing for Palace Sports & Entertainment. “Our dancers not only learn from top choreographers in the business but also have to opportunity to showcase their talents alongside Grammy-award winning artists and entertainment industry insiders.”

Dancers will be judged on dance ability, athleticism, personality, self-confidence, and the ability to be a team player – all qualities that embody being a Detroit Pistons Dancer. Participants must be 18 years or older by October 1, 2013.

All participants are required to wear dance attire and must submit a headshot and resume at registration. Registration is set for Sunday, July 21 at 8:00 a.m. in the West Atrium of The Palace of Auburn Hills and initial auditions will begin at 9:00 a.m. The preliminary round will consist of two sets of choreography - one jazz short routine and one hip-hop routine. Dancers will learn the first routine and audition in groups of eight in front of a panel of judges before the first cuts are made. Dancers will then learn a second routine and audition in smaller groups in front of the judges.

Dancers who make it through the final round of cuts will advance to the semi-finals which will be held on Monday, July 22 at Great Lakes Golf & Sports Complex in Auburn Hills (3951 Joslyn Road). Registration for the semi-finals begins at 5:30 p.m. and auditions start at 6:00 p.m.

For more Detroit Pistons Dancers audition information and online registration, go to Pistons.com/Dance.