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AUDITIONS
Saturday, June 1

Registration 3 PM
Auditions Start 4 PM
Location Spectrum Center (HomeCourt Entrance on 5th Street)

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18 years of age by June 1, 2019 (must be able to present valid ID)
  • Must have graduated from high school or received GED
  • Must have proper audition attire and footwear
  • You must be available every night during the week of Bee Camp (June 2 through June 8)

AUDITION DAY TIPS

  • Come dressed in your Hornets inspired dance gear. Show off your love for the Hornets in purple and teal! Must include a midriff top and shorts and non-marking shoes
  • Bring a warm up suit or cover up. Restrooms will be available but there will be no formal changing area
  • Concession stands will NOT be open, bring your own snacks and water

PREP CLASSES

Fitness Workout Clinic including Bonus Sideline Dance | Thursday, May 2 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Spectrum Center (HomeCourt Entrance on 5th Street)

  • Get expert advice on how to prepare for auditions from the Honey Bees certified fitness trainers
  • Includes a work out and individual personal fitness evaluation from trainers
  • Bonus: Learn a Honey Bee sideline dance as well
  • $20 (cash only) payable upon arrival
  • Class is closed to public
  • Bonus - learn sideline dance at end of fitness clinic

Business and Basketball Prep Class | Thursday, May 16 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Spectrum Center (HomeCourt Entrance on 5th Street)

  • A fun class to learn helpful hints and tips on how to prepare and what to expect at auditions
  • Get expert advice on how to prepare your look for auditions
  • Free giveaways and beauty samples
  • $25 (cash only) payable upon arrival
  • Class is closed to public

Dance Prep Class | Wednesday, May 29 | 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Location: Spectrum Center (HomeCourt Entrance on 5th Street)

  • Learn Honey Bees choreography similar to what will be taught at auditions
  • Opportunity to have all your questions answered
  • Free giveaways and beauty samples
  • $20 (cash only) payable upon arrival
  • Class is closed to public

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

What should I do to prepare for Tryouts?
We suggest attending one of our prep classes to prepare you for the audition process

Do I need to have formal dance training?
Advanced dance skills are recommended but the judges will be looking for other qualities such as physical fitness, entertainment factor, and personality

Can my friends and family come to auditions on June 1st?
No – the auditions on June 1st are closed to the public but your family and friends can follow @hornets and @thehoneybees for updates, photos, and videos throughout the night

What do I need to wear to auditions?
Midriff top and shorts with a "Hornets" vibe. Outfit should utilize Hornets colors. Be creative, be unique, and show your love for Buzz City. Must wear non-marking soled shoes. Tennis shoes or dance shoes recommended.

How should I wear my hair and makeup?
Please come with your hair styled and your makeup on.

Will there be compensation?
Yes, Honey Bees are paid for home games, appearances, and rehearsals.

What is the time commitment and is this a full time job?
This is a part-time job, all Honey Bees must either have another full time job or be taking classes. Dancers must be able to commit to a full NBA game schedule as well as two to three rehearsals per week from July 2019 through June 2020. If you are unable to commit to rehearsals and games you should not audition

What are some of the perks of being a Honey Bee?
Exciting photo shoots, international travel, team-building events, opportunity to participate in charitable events, tickets to Hornets games, just to name a few!

What other dates should I be prepared for in June?
You should be prepared for the entire week after auditions (June 2 through June 8). You should also be prepared to attend events on the following dates: June 17 and June 20 through June 24

I still have more questions, can I contact anyone?
If you have any further questions, please email Honey Bees Coach Brandii McCoy at honeybees@hornets.com. We also recommend following the Honey Bees on Twitter and Instagram for tips and tricks leading up to tryouts @thehoneybees

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