Trail Blazers Press Release

BlazerDancers Auditions

05/12/11
  1. Written by: trailblazers

    AUDITION DATES:
    · Pre-Audition Workshop (optional) Saturday, June 25th @Lloyd  
      Center LA Fitness
    · Preliminary Rounds July 9th – 10th, 2011 at the Blazers Practice Facility
    · Finalist Interviews July 14-15 at the Rose Garden Arena
    · Final Round on July 17, 2011


    TIME:
    Saturday, July 9th: Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Auditions to immediately follow registration.
    Sunday, July 10th: Dancers report at 9:00 a.m.
    Thursday, July 14th and Friday, July 15th: Interview times TBD
    Sunday, July 17th: Dancers report for The Finals at approximately noon.


    WHERE:
    Blazers Practice Facility
    7325 SW Childs Way
    Tualatin, OR 97062


    REQUIREMENTS:
    · Must be 18 years of age by October 1, 2011
    · BlazerDancers must attend all practices, games, training camps and
      mandatory Portland Trail Blazers events. BlazerDancer duties include
      community service events, appearances, and photo shoots.
    · Must be able to attend practices every Thursday and Sunday evening
      (beginning in mid-August; times TBD). Additional practices may be
      added throughout the season.
    · Must have reliable transportation to practices, games, appearances, etc.
    · Must meet and maintain personal appearance, fitness level, and dancing
      skill requirements throughout the season.
    · Must abide by the other Terms and Conditions included with application
      materials.


    WHAT TO WEAR TO AUDITIONS:
    A two-piece dance outfit (flesh-colored tights are permitted). Mid-section and legs must be exposed. No baggy clothing. You may wear any kind of dance shoe, sneakers or perform barefoot. Please make sure shoes have non-marking soles. Game-night ready hair and make-up are expected. Hair must be down. No pony tails.


    WHAT TO BRING TO AUDITIONS:
    · In the interest of time, we encourage participants to bring their
      completed and signed application and waiver forms (link below).
      Applicants under the age of 18 at the time of auditions must have a
      parent or guardian sign the forms.
    · A current head shot photo as well as full body photo of yourself (at least
      4x6; does not need to be professional but must be clear and contain only
      the audition participant). Photos are used for identification purposes and
      will not be returned.
    · $10 registration fee (cash only).
    · Snacks, water, make-up or hair products for touch ups. Please note that
      there is no extended lunch break.


    Forms:
    Application
    Terms & Conditions Form
    Talent Release Form
    Waiver and Release Form


    WHAT TO EXPECT AT AUDITIONS:
    Preliminary round auditions are closed and spectators will not be allowed in the building. Score sheets and judges’ comments will not be made available. The Final Round is open to spectators and participants will receive a limited number of tickets for friends and family. Portions of auditions are expected to be filmed for www.trailblazers.com.

    During the preliminary rounds, dancers will learn at least three routines and perform them in small groups in front of a panel of judges. The judges will make cuts after each routine. Approximately 35-40 finalists will be selected at the end of the Preliminary Rounds to continue on to the Finals on July 17th. Dancers who make it to the Final Round will learn at least two routines to perform and will be required to perform a 1-minute solo routine showcasing their dance ability and personality. Finalists will also be required to come in for interviews on July 14th or 15th.


    PRE-AUDITIONS WORKSHOP:
    Saturday, June 25th
    5:00 – 8:00 pm
    Lloyd Center LA Fitness
    (503) 734-2950
    1270 NE Weidler Street Portland, OR 97232
    LA Fitness waiver

    Dancers will have the opportunity to participate in a mock-audition; learning three short routines in the style of dance that will be taught at auditions and receiving feedback after performances.

    Participation in this Workshop will give you an automatic bid to the 2nd Round of Auditions.

    Workshop will feature:
    · Q & A session with BlazerDancers Coach and current dancers
    · Audition Tips on performances, outfit selection, hair and make-up, what
      to expect, etc.

    · $25 registration fee (cash only)
    · Pre-register by emailing blazerdancers@trailblazers.com

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