The Washington Wizards are looking talented, energetic young kids for their Wiz Kids Dance Team! Join us as we host open call auditions for the Wiz Kids Dance Team on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Capital One Arena. Registration begins at 4:00 p.m. and the audition starts promptly at 5:00p.m. (Audition date and location subject to change) The Wiz Kids dance team is open to boys and girls ages 6-14. Dance, cheer, gymnastics and other related experience is recommended but not required. The Wiz Kids perform at 10-15 Washington Wizards home games per season and the program is free of charge to participate. For more information, please see the FAQs below or contact Derric Whitfield, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wiz Kids Audition FAQs
Do I need to pre-register online in order to audition?
Pre-registration is preferred, it will secure your spot in the audition in the event space fills up. Walk-ins are welcome.
How old does my child have to be to audition?
We are looking for boys and girls ages 6-14.
Can I stay and watch my child audition?
Wiz Kids Auditions are closed to the public and parents will not be permitted to stay and watch. Parents must come in with your child to register and sign a waiver. At that point, you will be asked to leave your child with the Wizards staff and they will escort those auditioning to the audition area. Parents can begin arriving at 7:30PM.
Will my child need to have choreography ready to perform at the audition?
No, we will teach the audition candidates a short hip-hop routine similar to the style they will perform on court at a Wizards home game.
What should my child wear to the audition?
Please wear comfortable workout or dance attire. Tennis shoes or dance shoes with non-marking soles will be fine.
When will the team be selected?
Parents will receive a letter in the mail the week following the audition informing you whether or not your child has been selected as a member of the Wiz Kids. The letter will have instructions about our first parent meeting, practices, and other information. Those selected to the team will also receive notification via email.
What is the practice schedule?
The Wiz Kids practice weekly on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. depending on location. Practices usually last about two hours.
When do the Wiz Kids perform?
The Wiz Kids perform at about 10-15 Wizards home games throughout the season. They may also perform at community events in the DMV area.