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2019-20 Auditions

What To Wear

Please wear two-piece athletic wear. Tights are permitted. You may wear any kind of dance shoe, sneakers or perform barefoot. Please make sure shoes have non-marking soles.Game Day look expected.

What To Bring

In the interest of time, we encourage participants to bring their completed and signed Application and waiver forms.

  • Applicants under the age of 18 at the time of Auditions must have a parent or guardian sign the forms.
  • A current head shot as well as full body photo of yourself (at least 4x6; does not need to be professional but must be clear and contain only the audition participant). Photos are used for identification purposes and will not be returned.
  • Snacks, water, make-up or hair products for touch ups. Please note that there is no extended lunch break. There will be breaks but not long enough to leave the site for food.

What To Expect

Preliminary rounds of auditions are closed and spectators will not be allowed in the gymnasium. Score sheets and judges’ comments will not be made available. The Final Round is open to spectators and Finalists will receive a limited number of tickets for friends and family. Portions of Auditions are expected to be filmed for www.trailblazers.com and social media.
During the preliminary rounds, dancers will learn several routines and perform them in small groups in front of a panel of judges. The judges will make cuts after each routine. Approximately 30-40 Finalists will be selected at the end of the Preliminary Rounds to continue to the Finals. Dancers who make it to the Final Round will learn at least two routines to perform and will be required to perform a 1-minute solo routine showcasing their dance ability and personality. Finalists will also be required to come in for interviews July 9, 10 or 11.

Pre-Audition Workshop:

The Workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 2 at 6:30 P.M. Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in a mock-audition; learning two short routines in the style of dance that will be taught at Auditions.

  • Participation in this Workshop will give you an automatic bid to the 2nd Round of Auditions
  • Workshop will feature:
    • Q & A session with Performance Teams Manager and current BlazerDancers
    • Audition Tips on performances, outfit selection, hair and make-up, what to expect, etc.
  • $25 registration fee (cash only)
  • Register by emailing blazerdancers@trailblazers.com

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age by October 1, 2019
  • BlazerDancers must attend all practices, games, training camps and mandatory Portland Trail Blazers events. BlazerDancer duties include community service events, appearances and photo shoots.
  • Must be able to attend practices every Thursday and Sunday evening (beginning mid-August, dates & times TBD). Additional practices may be added throughout the season.
  • Must have reliable transportation to practices, games, appearances, etc. Must meet and maintain dancing skill requirements, personal appearance and fitness level throughout the season.

Pre-Audition Workshop

Tuesday, July 2

Rose Quarter Campus

Preliminary Rounds

Sunday, July 28

PCC Sylvania Campus – Health Technology Building

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Auditions to immediately follow registration.

Finalist Interviews

Jul 31 &
August 1

Moda Center

Final Round

Sunday, August 4th

Winningstad Theater Portland

Dancers report for The Finals at approximately noon. There will be a mandatory practice for all Finalists prior to Finals. Date & time TBD. We’ll update this information as soon as it is confirmed.

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