Learn What It Takes To Join Our Family!

General Information

Must be at least 18 years old as of July 1, 2021
Must have graduated from high school or received GED
Must have proper audition attire
You must be available for Bee Camp and Finals (various days from Aug 16 – 30)



Fitness Workout with Bonus Sideline Dance. Get expert advice on how to prepare for auditions from the Honey Bees certified fitness trainers. Also includes a work out and Q&A with team trainers. Also learn a Honey Bee sideline dance.

  • When: July 15 @ 7pm to 9pm
  • Where: Spectrum Center, 5th Street Entrance
  • Sign up here and pay your registration fee ($20)
  • Click Here To Register

Choreography class. Learn choreography similar to what will be taught at auditions.

  • When: July 22 @ 7pm to 9pm
  • Where: Spectrum Center, 5th Street Entrance
  • Sign up here and pay your registration fee ($20)
  • Click Here To Register

Get all your audition questions answered. Join us on for an interactive chat to learn helpful hints and tips on how to prepare and what to expect at auditions. Get your questions about auditions answered by the coach of the Honey Bees. Follow @thehoneybees on Instagram for your chance to submit your questions in advance.

Audition Application Details

Audition Schedule

  • Auditions will be a mix of virtual submissions and in-person rounds
  • Round 1 application and video submission – must be received by August 6
    • You will be notified via email if you move on to Round 2
  • Round 2 Choreography & Judging (in-person) – August 15
  • Bee Camp (in-person) – various days between August 16 and August 25
  • Finals (in-person) – August 26

In addition to the application you must also submit the following:

  • Full-length photo
    • Submit a recent full-length photo in two-piece dance wear or athletic wear in Hornets colors
    • Do not use a photo that has a filter applied or that has been edited
  • Headshot
    • Submit a close-up favorite photo (does not need to be taken professionally)
    • Do not use a photo that has a filter applied or that has been edited
  • Video submission
    • 0:30 second elevator-pitch style video introduction
    • One-minute max, free-style dance to song of your choice (make sure lyrics of song are clean)
    • Film your video horizontal and with good lighting. Formal dance space not required

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do to prepare for Tryouts?

We suggest attending at least 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

What is the evaluation criteria for making the team?

  • Dance skill level
  • Entertainer showmanship
  • Fitness
  • Business professionalism
  • Business interview during Bee Camp
  • Talent presentation during Bee Camp

What do I need to wear to auditions and for my video/ photo submissions?

Two-piece dance wear/ athletic wear with a “Hornets vibe”. Outfit should utilize Hornets colors. Be creative, be unique, and show your love for Buzz City

How should I wear my hair and makeup?

Please be game-ready and film your videos and photos 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 September 2021 through July 2022. 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 the summer?

Following our first rounds of auditions, candidates will be notified of our Bee Camp schedule. You should be prepared to attend all events of Bee Camp

I still have more questions, can I contact anyone?

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