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The Cleveland Cavaliers are searching for the region’s top dancers to join the popular Cavalier Girls dance team for the 2015-16 Cavs basketball season. Members of the Cavalier Girls serve as brand ambassadors for the Cavaliers organization, both on and off the court. Auditions to find the 2015-16 Cavalier Girls will take place at Quicken Loans Arena on Saturday, July 25th at 12:00 p.m., with registration beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pre-registration is encouraged at Cavs.com/CavalierGirls.
Dancers will be evaluated on several criteria including energy, professionalism and dance technique. Selected finalists must be available to attend a public outing and finalist workshops that will be held on select nights between Sunday, July 26th – Friday, July 31st. For a complete list of audition requirements visit Cavs.com/CavalierGirls.
"We’re recruiting high caliber dancers who share a passion to entertain -- whether it is for 20 fans in the community or for 20,562 at The Q,” said Emily Smith, Director of Cavaliers Dance and Entertainment Teams. “We’re fortunate that Ohio has so many terrific dancers and cheerleaders thanks to great college and prep programs across the Buckeye State!”
The new Cavalier Girls dance team will make their first public debut at a showcase of Cavaliers Entertainment teams prior to the start of the 2015-16 Cavaliers basketball season. Stay tuned to Cavs.com for more details.
PRE-AUDITION WORKSHOPS BEGIN SATURDAY, JULY 11th
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that interested dancers participate in the Cavalier Girls pre-audition workshops to get comfortable with the look and feel of Cavalier Girls style of dance. Four workshops will be held in July prior to auditions:
Workshops give interested dancers the opportunity to learn Cavalier Girls choreography similar to what will be taught at auditions. Additionally, workshop participants will have the opportunity to have their questions answered by the directors. There is no limit on how many workshops can be attended. The cost of the workshop is $20, cash only, payable upon arrival. Visit Cavs.com/CavalierGirls for more details.
The Cavaliers Game Presentation team is a revered production group for the Cleveland Cavaliers, responsible for all aspects of fan entertainment for home games at Quicken Loans Arena. This team manages the planning, preparation, and activation of all entertainment elements of the gameday experience, including pregame excitement, player introductions, time out promotions, halftimes, scoreboard promotions, and entertainment teams, as well as all other aspects of the fan experience at Quicken Loans Arena. The game presentation team is under the umbrella of Cleveland Cavaliers marketing.
Cavaliers Entertainment teams include the Cavalier Girls dance team, the Scream Team (co-ed hip hop dance team), the Cavs Kids (youth dance team), and the C-Town Throwdowns (dunk team), as well as other dance-based performance teams that might arise through creative development. Dance teams also extend to engagement with other Cleveland Cavaliers organization properties, including the Monster Hockey Girls (Lake Erie Monsters of the American Hockey League), Gladiator Girls (Cleveland Gladiators of the Arena Football League), and the Charge Girls (Canton Charge of the NBA Development League).
More information can be found at www.nba.com/cavaliers/entertainment.