Silver Dancers Auditions

2016-2017 SAN ANTONIO SPURS SILVER DANCERS AUDITION INFORMATION

Come join us for the 2016-2017 Spurs Silver Dancer Auditions held on July 16, 2016! The Spurs Silver Dancers are a group of remarkable women who uphold a high standard of professionalism and top-quality entertainment on and off the basketball court. They also serve as ambassadors of the San Antonio Spurs organization, spreading our culture throughout the community. You could be the next member of this spectacular team!

QUALIFICATIONS FOR AUDITIONS

1.  No candidate may presently be affiliated with or be a representative of any other semi-professional or professional athletic franchise other than another Spurs Sports & Entertainment team (i.e. San Antonio Stars Star Squad, San Antonio Rampage Ice Girls, San Antonio Spurs Team Energy and/or Austin Spurs Capital City Dancers)

2.  All candidates must be 18 years of age or older by August 1, 2016.

3.  Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED. 

4.  All candidates will be asked to demonstrate dance, cheerleading, performance and speaking skills.

5.  Candidates must be willing to devote a LARGE percentage of time to the Silver Dancer program, including team practices, all Spurs home games, community/charitable events and special projects in and around the San Antonio area.

6.  Candidates must have reliable transportation and live in/close to the San Antonio area.

7.  Candidates must demonstrate good moral character and be drug free.

LOCATION

St. Anthony Catholic High School Fencing Center

3200 McCullough Ave

San Antonio, TX

78212

First Round Audition Day 1- July 16, 2016- Registration begins at 8:30am

  • The first round will consist of 2 eliminations that will include across-the-floor technique, jazz choreography, and hip hop choreography.
  • The first round is closed to all public.
  • Audition Day 1 will close at 4:30pm. 

Second Round Audition Day 2- July 17, 2016- Arrival Time 9:00am

  • The second round will consist of 1 elimination that will include the jazz and hip hop choreography from the previous day, and a freestyle/ solo audition. The freestyle/ solo audition will consist of 6-8 eight counts of your own freestyle/ and or choreography highlighting your strengths. Music will be provided.
  • A maximum of 30 finalists will advance past this day.
  • Audition Day 2 will close at 4:45pm.

Finalist Interviews- July 18-July 20

  • Each Finalist will be interviewed by representatives of Spurs Sports & Entertainment
  • Each interview will last approximately 15 minutes and will be scheduled after audition day 2.
  • Business casual attire is required.
  • Each finalist will be judged on their impression, presence, maturity, and ability to commit to the schedule and position.

Finalist Training Camp- July 18-20

  • Finalists will learn new choreography and review choreography learned from audition day 1.
  • Fitness classes and assessments will be conducted.
  • Dance technique will be assessed.
  • Ability to work with others, work ethic, and attitude will be assessed.
  • Finalists will prepare for final audition event.

Final Audition Event- TBD

  • Finalists have a final opportunity to prove why they should be a part of the 2016-2017 Spurs Silver Dancers, while performing in front of the judges, and the public.
  • The 2016-2017 Spurs Silver Dancers will be announced live at this event!

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

**Walk-Ins will be accepted the day of, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged!**

Payment

  • Audition Payment ($25 non-refundable application fee if you apply by the July 13th deadline, $30 non-refundable application fee if you apply the day of auditions.)
    • Acceptable Forms of Payment:  Online payment (see below), cash, money order, or check payable to Spurs Sports & Entertainment.
    • Pay Online HERE
      • Once you pay online you will receive a confirmation email instructing you to turn in the necessary paperwork to mail, drop off, or bring to auditions. That paperwork is listed below.

Pre- Registration Application Deadline – Wednesday, July 13, 2016

      Silver Dancer Application- HERE

      Signed waiver/release form- HERE

      Recent 5 x 7 Head Shot Photograph (Photo will NOT be returned)

      Recent 5 x 7 Full Body Shot Photograph (Photo will NOT be returned)

      Dance and/or Professional Work Resume (Optional) 

Completed application packets with the information above can be mailed to:

San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers

Attn:  Katie Gibbons, Game Operations Dept.

One AT&T Center

San Antonio, TX 78219 

Completed application packets with the information above can be dropped off at the AT&T Center. 

Please drop off at the Southeast (SE) Entrance, located off of East Houston Street & AT&T Center Parkway

Please make sure information is in a sealed envelope labeled:

Katie Gibbons, Game Operations (X5595)

Re:  Spurs Silver Dancers

QUESTIONS AND/OR COMMENTS

For any questions and/or comments about Spurs Silver Dancers Audition, please contact Katie Gibbons at 210.444.5595 (phone) or kgibbons@attcenter.com (email).  Leave your name/number and a Spurs representative will return your call as soon as possible.

MANDATORY AUDITION ATTIRE

(Participants who do not meet this requirement will not be considered)

1.  Top:  Sports Bra / Half Top      

2.  Shorts:  Hot Shorts (NO capris or long pants allowed)

3.  Shoes:  Tennis Shoes / Dance Shoes (Minimal tread and non-marking soles)

4.  Performance Makeup

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Appearance

Silver Dancers should possess a trim, athletic figure and a fresh clean-cut appearance.  

Performance Skills

Silver Dancers should be able to grasp dance movements quickly and assimilate them into a precise dance routine within a minimum amount of time. Dancers should possess showmanship, personality, energy, and enthusiasm! Previous dance, tumbling, gymnastics, performance and/or cheerleading training is helpful, but not required. 

Attitude & Personality

A Silver Dancer should possess a team-first attitude and always uphold a teamwork atmosphere while on the team.  A Silver Dancer's personality should be outgoing, pleasant and warm.  The performer should feel at ease in front of large audiences as well as small groups.  Since the Silver Dancers will have opportunities to meet and talk with the media, professionals and the general public, it is very important that they are articulate, professional and appear relaxed.  They should also be able to act spontaneously while maintaining composure at all times.

Dedication

The time demanded of a Silver Dancer can be extensive; therefore, the dancers must have a flexible schedule.  Each dancer must be prepared to dedicate a large amount of time to the program for rehearsals, performances, public appearances, video shoots, community/charity events and/or special projects.  Rehearsals will be scheduled twice a week before, during and possibly after the NBA season, which runs from August to June.  Should a game fall on a holiday, Dancers are expected to be present. Public appearances are scheduled throughout the week and are an important part of the Silver Dancer program.

Professionalism

Silver Dancers must convey professionalism at all appearances/performances representing the San Antonio Spurs. Silver Dancers must maintain professional behavior on social media. 

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