Thunder to Host Open Audition for 2015-16 Thunder Girls

Prep classes begin May 28 to help participants prepare for open audition

Oklahoma City, Wednesday, May 13, 2015 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will host an open audition for the 2015-16 Thunder Girls dance team on Saturday, July 25, at the INTEGRIS Blue Development Center in Edmond. Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. and are open to participants only.

To prepare for the audition, 12 optional prep classes will be held from May to July. Each 90-minute prep class includes a warmup, across-the-floor technique, choreography, audition tips and question-and-answer sessions with Thunder Girls Manager Paige Carter and fitness trainer Steve Clausen. Prep classes are $15 each and will take place at the INTEGRIS Blue Development Center. Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to each class. 

Pre-registration for the preliminary audition on July 25 costs $25 and is scheduled to open on Thunder.NBA.com in June. Walk-in registration on the day of the audition starts at 9 a.m. and costs $40. Participants must be 18 or older to audition. 

The final audition will be held in front of a live audience on Thursday, July 30, at Riverwind Casino in Norman, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to watch the final audition is free of charge.

On average, more than 100 applicants audition annually for a spot on the team. Current Thunder Girls wishing to stay on the dance team are required to re-audition.

The Thunder Girls, presented by Riverwind Casino, perform at all Thunder home games and are ambassadors for the team at community and sponsorship events. They make about 200 appearances throughout the region annually and have represented the Thunder and the NBA on eight international tours, with their ninth international tour kicking off later this month.

 

THUNDER GIRLS OPEN AUDITION:

WHAT: Preliminary audition for the 2015-16 Thunder Girls dance team

WHEN: Saturday, July 25, at 10 a.m.

WHERE: INTEGRIS Blue Development Center

14701 N. Lincoln Blvd., Edmond 73013

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