Detroit Pistons to Hold 'The Drop' Dance Clinic with JD McElroy

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – The Detroit Pistons announced today that the club will hold a one-day Pistons Academy dance event, ‘The Drop,’ on Sunday, February 23 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills. The clinic features instruction from top choreographers including JD McElroy and guest artist Jarell Gordey. Choreography will be instructed at an intermediate level - therefore previous dance class experience is encouraged. Admission for the four-hour event is $65 and includes a free ticket to an upcoming Detroit Pistons game at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Participates are required to wear comfortable dance attire and no black soled shoes will be allowed.

Special guest JD McElroy, dancer and choreographer to the stars, has performed and choreographed for top musical artists such as Beyonce, Usher, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Kelly Clarkson and Black Eyed Peas as well as featured in Fast & The Furious and You Got Served. He will be on-site to share his expertise along with members of the Detroit Pistons’ performance teams.

“We are excited to host ‘The Drop’ with celebrity choreographer JD McElroy here at The Palace of Auburn Hills,” said Harlan Hendrickson, Vice President of Marketing for Palace Sports & Entertainment. “Pistons Academy Dance classes intended to develop the dancing skills for individuals looking to build upon their dance experience. Our purpose is to teach, entertain and share our collective knowledge of performance quality dancing.”

Participants are urged to register online at For more information contact Erin Jimenez at 248.375.4029 or

For in-depth analysis by website editor Keith Langlois and special inside-access videos, visit, the official source for information on the Detroit Pistons.