Open Auditions Set for 2010-11 Thunder Girls

OKLAHOMA CITY, June 10, 2010 – The Oklahoma City Thunder will host auditions for next season’s Thunder Girls dance team on Saturday, July 10, at the Ford Center, beginning at 10 a.m. Women 18 and older, with dance background and energetic personalities are welcome to audition. Registration forms are now available at thunder.nba.com, along with details on the audition process.

The audition process will be an all-day event. Participants will learn a series of dance combinations and finalists will be chosen at the end of the day. Members of last year’s team are still required to audition for a spot on the 2010-11 squad. Thunder Girl hopefuls are encouraged to submit their application and $20 registration fee by Friday, July 2. After that date, the registration fee will increase to $30.

The new Thunder Girls dance team will be announced later that week in front of a live audience on Thursday, July 15, at Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill in Bricktown. The preliminary round of the audition on July 10 is closed to the public.

The Thunder Girls perform at all 41 home games, make more than 100 appearances throughout the region and are ambassadors for the Thunder at community and sponsorship events. Nearly 200 talented applicants show up annually to audition for a spot on the Thunder Girls team.

Visit thunder.nba.com for more information. The Thunder Girls audition is presented by FireLake Grand Casino.