Dance for the Detroit Pistons in 2014-15
Detroit Pistons Dancers To Hold Auditions June 28 and 29
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons dance team is looking for dancers who are talented, outgoing and energetic when auditions are held for the 2014-15 Detroit Pistons dance team on Saturday, June 28 and Sunday, June 29 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Dance team members perform during games and at halftime as back-up dancers alongside some of the biggest names in the music industry. Dancers will also appear at various team events throughout metropolitan Detroit.
Dancers will be judged on dancing ability, athleticism, personality, self-confidence and the ability to be a team player – all qualities that embody being a Detroit Pistons Dancer. All participants must be 18 years or older and have extensive dance training in both hip-hop and jazz styles. Ladies are required to wear two-piece dance attire, non-marking sneakers and arrive in performance-ready hair and makeup.
Registration begins on Saturday, June 28 at 9:00 a.m. in the West Atrium of The Palace of Auburn Hills. Participates are required to provide a headshot and resume at registration. The preliminary round begins at 10:00 a.m. and 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. Contestants who advance 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 Sunday, June 29 at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Registration for the semi-finals begins at 9:00 a.m. and auditions start at 10:00 a.m. Ladies who make it through the semi-finals cuts will be asked to return to the finals July 29 and 30 where they will train and audition for two days.
Ladies who are looking to gain an edge may sign-up for dance clinics hosted by the Detroit Pistons Dancers’ director and choreographer in preparation for auditions. Two-hour sessions are scheduled to take place at Great Lakes Golf & Sports Complex in Auburn Hills (3951 Joslyn Road) on June 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Class fees are set for $25 per class or four classes for $65.
For more Detroit Pistons Dancers audition information and online registration, go to http://www.nba.com/pistons/dance.