Dancer Auditions

Schedule:

JULY 7, SATURDAY

  • First and second cuts
  • Registration opens at 8:00am, auditions start promptly at 9:00am
  • Takes place at SLCC Lifetime Activities Center

JULY 9, MONDAY

  • Semi-finalists will learn additional choreography and workout at SLCC Lifetime Activities Center from 6:00–9:00pm.

JULY 10, TUESDAY

  • 30 finalists will be selected and announced by 4:00pm
  • Finalists will learn additional choreography and workout at SLCC Lifetime Activities Center from 6:00-9:00pm

JULY 11, WEDNESDAY

  • Individual interviews will be scheduled and conducted at SLCC Lifetime Activities Center starting at 8:00am
  • Final round will begin at 1:00pm
  • Final members of the 2018-19 Utah Jazz Dancers will be announced by 5:00pm

Where:

SLCC Lifetime Activities Center
4600 S. Redwood Road
Taylorsville, UT 84123

Note: Park in lot H and enter through the doors on the east side of the Lifetime Activities Center.

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age by July 7th, 2018 NO EXCEPTIONS!
  • High school graduate
  • Bring a 5 X 7 full-body photo (this will not be returned to you and must be of YOU ONLY). Professional photos recommended. We do not require a photo for preregistration.
  • Athletic physique
  • Physically fit

Attire:

  • Half-tops or sports bras
  • Non-marking dance or athletic shoes
  • Performance-ready hair and make-up
  • Attire for interviews is business professional dress

What to expect as a member of the Utah Jazz Dance team:

The 2018-19 Utah Jazz Dancers will perform at all Utah Jazz home games. Performances at select Salt Lake City Stars games will be required. You will also be required to perform at special appearances throughout the NBA season & off season. The primary style of dance is hip hop and jazz with higher levels of technique required. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, as well as additional nights when necessary. Call time on game days is 3:00pm. THIS IS A MAJOR TIME COMMITMENT!

Audition Application:

Download 2018-19 Jazz Dancer Application (PDF)

Please complete the application and submit to:

Ashley Kelson
Jazz Dancer Auditions
301 West South Temple
Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Pre-registration is strongly recommended. However, you may apply during registration on the day of the audition.

Please bring 5x7 picture on July 7th.

FAQ's

Can my mom come and watch tryouts? Yes, July 7th is open to media and spectators. All other days are closed.

Do the Jazz dancers get paid? Yes, this is a paid position.

What can I do to be more prepared? Attend the prep classes. Each prep class will be new material. Workout and properly fuel your body. You'll want to look your best and be able to keep up with the choreography and workouts.

Will the program be the same as last year? There is always some change from year to year, but you can expect similar choreography.

Can I have another job while being a Utah Jazz dancer? Yes, most girls are students or have other jobs. You can schedule your appearances around your job or school but must make arrangements with your employer to attend every practice and home game.

Do returning dancers have to audition again? Yes.

Do dancers dance at away games? No, just home games.

If I make the team, when do rehearsals start? We start rehearsing in August and end in April at Xcel Fitness.

What will I be judged on? The biggest one is choreography but also personality, overall look, physique, athletic ability and poise.


For any additional questions, please contact Ashley Kelson at ashley.kelson@utahjazz.com