What do we look for in a Hardwood Classics member?

  • Energetic and talented entertainer
  • Ambassador/Representative for the Golden State Warriors organization
  • Positive, energetic, with a great personality
  • Professional
  • Team player
  • Must be 55 years of age by October 1, 2019. No exceptions will be made.

What commitment is required to be a Hardwood Classics member?

  • Attend and perform at ten (10) Golden State Warriors home games during the regular season + playoffs
  • Able to attend rehearsals on: Monday evenings / Wednesday evenings
    *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
    • Team bonding camp

What is the Hardwood Classics audition process?

Auditions for the 2019-2020 Hardwood Classics team is a multi-step process. The process includes the following but is not limited to:

  • Pre-register online by August 5th or download the Hardwood Classics audition application and bring day of to the preliminary audition on Sunday, August 11, 2019.
  • Preliminary audition on Sunday, August 11, 2019. Candidates will learn a 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 interview and finals.
  • Interview/Final audition the evening of Monday, August 12, 2019.
  • Monday, August 5th: 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' office at 1011 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94607. Walk-ins day of auditions will also be accepted.
  • Sunday, August 11th: Preliminary auditions.
  • Where will the preliminary auditions on August 11, 2019 be conducted?

    Ultimate Fieldhouse
    2675 Mitchell Dr
    Walnut Creek CA 94598

    *Auditions are closed to the public

    What should I wear to auditions?

    • Dance or Workout attire
    • Non-marking shoes (dance sneakers, athletic shoes)

    What should I bring to prelims?

    • Application (Download), 5x7 head shot (non-returnable)
    • Water and snacks

    What can I do to prepare for auditions?

    Hardwood Classics 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 Hardwood Classics member! Each workshop costs $30.00. Space is limited.

    The 120-minute session includes:

    • Warm-up
    • 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

    Prep Class Parking Options:

    • Renaissance Valet Parking: $5/hour
    • Street Parking on Jones St.
    • BART Parking at the Pleasant Hill Station off Treat Blvd across the street from Renaissance Club Sport Walnut Creek

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


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