What do we look for in a Warriors Dance Team member?

  • Technically talented dancer, entertainer
  • Ambassador/Representative for the Golden State Warriors organization
  • Positive, energetic, with a great personality
  • Physically fit
  • Professional
  • Team player
  • Must be 18 years of age by October 1, 2015. No exceptions will be made.

What commitment is required to be a Golden State Warriors dance team member?

  • Attend and perform at all Golden State Warriors home games
  • Able to attend rehearsals on: Monday evenings / Wednesday evenings / Sunday afternoons. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled during the season for games, appearances, dance clinics, special events and playoffs.
  • Available for personal appearances for:
    • Media interviews
    • Photo shoots
    • Dance clinics
    • Team bonding camp

What is the Golden State Warriors Dance Team audition process?

Auditions for the 2015-2016 Golden State Warriors Dance Team is a multi-step process. The process includes the following but is not limited to:

  • Application submission
  • Preliminary audition
  • Panel interview
  • Boot camp
  • Final audition
  • WDT training camp
  • Monday, August 10th: Final day to pre-register for auditions. At this time the application, resume, and head shot (5x7 or larger) must be submitted to the Warriors. Walk-ins day of auditions will also be accepted.
  • Saturday, August 15th: Preliminary auditions. Two-cuts will be made at the prelims. Candidates will learn a jazz and a hip hop dance combination that will be performed in front of a panel of judges. At the end of the audition a group of finalists will be selected and continue to the finals.
  • Finalist mandatory dates: Finalists selected on August 15th must be available from August 16-21 to attend the interview, boot camp and final auditions.

Finalist Overview:

  • August 16 - Interviews will be conducted from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • August 17 - Bootcamp will be conducted from 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
  • August 19 - Bootcamp will be conducted from 7:30 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.
  • August 20 - Final Dance Eliminations will occur from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • Training Assessment Camp - Will begin immediately following the Final auditions with the 2015 WDT training camp candidates. The selected final candidates will participate in a 6-week training camp beginning on August 24th with the final selection of the 2015-16 Warriors Dance Team members in October 2015. Training camp rehearsal times will be on Monday’s (7:30-10:30pm), Wednesdays (7:30-10:30pm) and Sunday’s (12-3pm)

Where will the preliminary auditions on August 15, 2015 be conducted?

Las Posita College - "The Nest" Gymnasium
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551
*Auditions are closed to the public

What should I wear to auditions?

  • Two piece attire (half top with briefs or boy cut shorts)
  • Skin tone nylons
  • Non-marking shoes (Jazz, dance sneakers, athletic shoes)
  • Hair must be worn down; Full hair and make-up strongly encouraged
  • Cover all visible tattoos
  • Minimal jewelry

What should I bring to prelims?

  • Application, 5x7 head shot (non-returnable)
  • Water and snacks
  • Hair and make-up supplies

What can I do to prepare for auditions?

Warriors Dance Team prep classes are not mandatory but recommended as an excellent way to hone your dance skills and learn what it takes to be a GSW Dance Team member! Each workshop costs $30.00. We also offer a 4-session package for $100.00 ($20 savings) and space is limited.

The 90-minute session includes:

  • Warm-up
  • Across the floor technique training
  • Warriors Dance Team choreography style
  • Audition advice and tips
  • Q&A with Warriors Dance Team Director, Sabrina Ellison
  • Attire: workout/dance attire and non-marking shoes

For more information, please send an e-mail to danceteamauditions@warriors.com




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