The 2016-17 Thunder Girls dance team audition is quickly approaching. To learn what it takes to prepare for your Thunder Girls audition, we invite you to join us at any of our prep classes. Classes are scheduled throughout June and July; registration will be available on-site and will cost $15 for each class. More details are available below.

OPEN AUDITION

Saturday, July 30
Registration begins at 8 a.m.
The audition will begin at 9 a.m.
INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
14701 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Edmond, OK 73013
The July 30 audition is CLOSED to the public.

$30 Pre-registration fee
$40 Walk-in registration fee

FINAL AUDITION

Thursday, August 4
Program begins at 7 p.m.
Riverwind Casino
1544 West State Highway 9

Norman, OK 73072

Open to the public - free admission

REQUIREMENTS AND FAQs

What do we look for in a Thunder Girl?

• Technical, talented dancer and performer
• Ambassador for the Thunder organization
• Positive, energetic and hard-working
• Physically fit
• Professional and well-spoken
• Team player
• Must be at least 18 years old by July 30, 2016. No exceptions.

What is the commitment requirement for a Thunder Girl?
• Mandatory HR new hire paperwork and training (Aug. 5)
• Mandatory team uniform fitting (Aug. 6)
• Mandatory team training camp (Aug. 19-21)
• Attend and perform at all Thunder home games
• Attend rehearsals Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings for two to three hours each; additional rehearsals may be scheduled for games, appearances, dance clinics and special events
• Attend at least two workouts per week and uphold fitness requirements
• Attend at least 20 public appearances
• Media interviews
• Photo shoots/calendar shoots
• Participate in hosting two Junior Dance Clinics

What is the Thunder Girls audition process?

• Thursday, July 28: Final day to pre-register for auditions. You must submit the online application with resume and headshot. All pre-registered individuals will pay a $30 application fee at the door.

*Please note: Walk-ins day of the auditions will be accepted with an increased registration fee of $40. Please arrive early enough to complete the registration process. Electronic copies of your resume and headshot are encouraged. Computer work stations will be provided.

• Saturday, July 30: Preliminary audition. There will be three cuts made during this day. You will learn across-the-floor combinations: a pom combination, a hip-hop combination and a jazz dance combination that will each be performed in front of a panel of judges. At the end of this audition, a group of finalists will be selected to continue to the finals.

• Finalist mandatory dates: Finalists selected on July 30 must be available from August 1-4 to attend the interview, rehearsal and final audition.

Where is the July 30 open audition held?
INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
14701 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Edmond, OK 73013
The July 30 audition is CLOSED to the public.

What should I wear to auditions?

• Two-piece attire (half top with briefs or dance shorts)
• Skin-colored nylons or tights
• Non-marking shoes (jazz shoes, dance sneakers, athletic shoes)
• Hair must be worn down; full hair and makeup
• Tattoos must be completely covered with makeup or clothing
• Stud earrings only; No other jewelry is allowed except for engagement/wedding rings

What should I bring to the audition?

• $30 registration fee ($40 registration fee if you have not pre-registered) - checks, cash and credit cards are all accepted. Please make checks payable to The Professional Basketball Club, LLC.
• Water and snacks
• Hair and makeup supplies, towel

What should I do to prepare for auditions?
• Thunder Girls prep classes are not mandatory, but they are highly recommended as an excellent way to touch up on your dance skills and learn what it takes to be a Thunder Girl!

PREP CLASS INFORMATION

Learn what it will take to be part of the 2016-17 Thunder Girls team!
$15 per workshop

Location:
INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
14701 N. Lincoln Blvd.
Edmond, OK 73013

Two-hour classes include:
• Warm-up and stretching
• Across the floor technique
• Choreography combinations
• Hair and makeup tips
• Fitness tips
• Audition attire tips
• Interview tips
• Question-and-answer session

What should I wear to prep classes?
• Two-piece attire (top: dance/athletic bra; bottom: hot shorts)
• Any type of dance shoes (jazz or dance sneakers)
• Hair must be worn down; full hair and makeup
• Tattoos must be completely covered with makeup or clothing

• Stud earrings only; no other jewelry is allowed except for engagement/wedding rings

What time should I arrive at prep classes?
Registration will begin 30 minutes prior to class.

If I have any additional questions, who should I contact?
Contact the Thunder Girls dance team manager, Paige Carter, at thundergirls@okcthunder.com.

Thunder Girls prep class registration
Registration and payment will be accepted on the day of prep class by a Thunder representative. Each prep class is $15, payable by check or cash ONLY. Please make checks payable to The Professional Basketball Club, LLC.