Auditions

Auditions

2022-23 Prep Classes

Come and learn the style and choreography performed by the Zyia Active Jazz Dancers. At the end of each class, participants will work out and have an open Q&A session about tryouts and what to expect as a Zyia Active Jazz Dancer. You must preregister to save your spot.

Prep Class:

  • Date: July 13th
  • Cost: $25 per class
  • Time: 6 PM-10 PM
  • Location: Advantage Utah
  • Address: 2580 Decker Lake Blvd Suite 100 West Valley City, UT 84119
  • James Madison Building
  • Far south west building. Enter from the doors facing west.
July 13 - Registration
Jazz Dancers

2022-23 Auditions

Utah Dancer photo

Schedule:

JULY 16, SATURDAY

  • First and second cuts
  • Registration opens at 8:00am, auditions start promptly at 9:00am *Pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
  • Takes place at Vivint Arena. Please enter through main doors (Northeast corner)

JULY 18, MONDAY

  • Semi-finalists will learn additional choreography and workout at Vivint Arena from 6:00–9:00pm.

JULY 19, TUESDAY

  • Finalists will be selected and announced.
  • Finalists will learn additional choreography and workout at Vivint Arena from 6:00-9:00pm.

JULY 20, WEDNESDAY

  • Individual interviews will be scheduled and conducted at Vivint Arena starting at 9:00am
  • Final performance round will begin at 4:30pm
  • Final members of the 2022-23 Utah Jazz Dancers will be announced

JULY 21, THURSDAY

  • Mandatory Team Meeting. Time TBD

Where:

Location: Advantage Utah

2580 Decker Lake Blvd Suite 100 West Valley City, UT 84119

Note: Located in the James Madison Building.

Far Southwest building. Enter from the doors facing the west

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age by July 16th, 2022.
  • High school graduate

Attire:

  • Half-tops or sports bras/ tanks or t-shirts for men
  • 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 2022-23 Zyia Active Utah Jazz Dancers is a co-ed team that 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!

  • Rookie Bootcamp August 9th-11th.
  • Mandatory Bootcamp Practice (for the entire team) will start the week of August 22nd-26th.
  • Regular practice will begin August 30th.

Audition Application:

To Register, please submit the following to dancerauditions@utahjazz.com

FAQ's

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.

Can I have another job while being a Utah Jazz dancer?

Yes, most dancers 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 continue throughout the NBA season at Xcel Fitness.

What will I be judged on?

The biggest one is choreography but also personality, overall look, athletic ability, poise and work ethic.

For any additional questions, please email dancerauditions@utahjazz.com

2022-23 Auditions

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