2019 RPD Auditions
Auditions start June 29, 2019
Before you Audition for the 2019-20 RPD – Need help?
Rockets Power Dancers will offer 4 audition prep classes to help you prepare for auditions. Prep classes are designed to show you a glimpse of RPD choreography, style and pace. You will also get a chance to meet Natalie Alvarado, Rockets Entertainemnet Director and Coach & Choreographer of RPD. A Q&A session will follow at the end of each class.
RPD Prep Classes:
Saturday, April 27 – 9:30AM-11:30AM
Saturday, May 18 – 9:30AM-11:30AM
Saturday, June 1 – 9:30AM-11:30AM
Saturday, June 15 – 9:30AM-11:30AM
All RPD Prep Classes will be held at UH Recreation and Wellness Center. 4500 University Drive, Houston, TX 77004. Registration starts at 9AM and classes begin at 9:30AM. Each class is $20 (cash only).
Parking for Prep Classes:
$3 parking available at the UH Welcome Center/Parking Garage on the corner of University Drive and Calhoun Road or FREE parking available across from the UH Recreation & Wellness Center in Parking Lots 20A and 20C (1 block walk from UH Student Center South)
Rockets Power Dancers Preliminary Auditions
Saturday, June 29, 2019
UH Recreation and Wellness Center
4500 University Drive
Houston, TX 77004
Registration fee: $25 (cash only)
Parking for Preliminary Auditions:
$5 parking is available in the visitor parking section of the UH Welcome Center Garage.
- Must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate by September 1, 2019 (valid I.D. required on the day of auditions)
- Must be a full-time college student and/or hold a full-time job
- Complete audition application, release form and provide professional/dance resume
- Must provide non-returnable current color headshot and full body photo
- Must be able to attend Rockets home games & all evening rehearsals 2-3 times a week
- Must be able to attend a certain number of appearances & other related Rockets events/activities
- If selected to the team, a one-year contract and commitment are required
- Drug test screening and background check are required of audition finalists
- Walk ups day of auditions are welcomed!
- Two-piece dance ensemble (must be fitted, no pants & must show midriff)
- Shoe of preference with non-marking soles
- Flesh tone pantyhose or dance tights
- Performance ready hair and make-up
What are we looking for?
- Confidence, personality, showmanship, energy and enthusiasm
- Dancers who are well spoken and can represent the Houston Rockets and RPD in a professional manner at all times
- Ability to pick up dance choreography quickly
- Consistent positive attitude
- Strong teamwork skills
- Ability and desire to commit for one full year
Audition process on Saturday, June 29, 2019
- Open auditions are closed to the public, family and friends
- Preliminary auditions will consist of a series of 3 eliminations that will include: freestyle, stylized choreography and hip-hop choreography
- We recommend that you bring food and drink to remain energized and hydrated between rounds
- Candidates will be judged on appearance, dance ability, style, energy, projection, personality, attitude, potential, strength and completion of choreography
- Finalists will be announced at the end of the day
- The Houston Rockets can make changes at their sole discretion in the best interest of the Houston Rockets Power Dancers throughout the entire audition process.
Monday, July 1, 2019 by appointment only
Finalists Boot Camp:
July 2nd & 3rd
July 5th & 6th
All Boot Camp times will be from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM, with the exception of the 6th - 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
The 2019-2020 Rockets Power Dancers will be announced at a later date, TBD.