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The Arizona Rattlers 2015 Sidewinders dance team auditions set for February

Wednesday January 14, 2015

 Team to host prep class January 20

Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team will host auditions for the 2015 squad beginning with preliminary auditions on February 3 at Grand Canyon University with a final review show open to the public on February 13 at Talking Stick Resort & Casino.

Preliminary auditions on February 3 are closed to the public with registration beginning at 6 p.m. at the Grand Canyon University Arena located at 3300 W Camelback Road in Phoenix. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, bring a $25 application fee (this fee is waived if dancer has attended a prep class), driver’s license and a non-returnable 5x7 head shot. Proper attire for the auditions include a midriff-baring top, shorts or skirt, and shoes must be worn - soft sole dance shoes, bear claws or grips are permitted. Auditions will start at 7 p.m. Semi-finals will be held February 5 and finals on February 10. Finalists are required to attend rehearsals February 11-13 leading up to the reveal show the night of February 13. Reveal show details will be announced at a later date.

“I am excited to see the talent that will come out to this year’s audition,” said Sidewinders coach Angie Baker. “Our Sidewinders dance team is known around the league for its professionalism and skill. As a key member of the organization, we look forward to building the Rattlers brand and developing an even better team in 2015.”

Leading up to auditions, the Sidewinders have been hosting a series of prep classes open to the public. The final prep class before auditions will be January 20 at Gold’s Gym located at 8440 W. Thunderbird Road, Peoria. Registration begins at 7:30 p.m. and classes run from 8 p.m. until 10 p.m. Dancers must bring $20 fee (cash only) and dancers under the age of 18 must have a parent signature to participate. Classes include the opportunity to learn and practice routines with current Sidewinders team members, workout and audition prep tips and tricks.

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