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2016 Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleader Auditions

Monday January 4, 2016

 Auditions to be held Saturday, February 6 at AMALIE Arena

TAMPA BAY
- Auditions for the 2016 Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleaders will be held on Saturday, February 6 at AMALIE Arena.

Registration will be from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 6. Auditions are closed to family members and the general public. All participants should park in the Silver parking lot and enter the Arena through the IOA Executive Suite Level located on the East Plaza.

Day of Auditions – Participants should wear form fitting, two piece dance outfits and comfortable shoes. NO jazz pants or baggy pants will be allowed. Please wear dance briefs or boy shorts and skin tone pantyhose. It is suggested that participants bring make-up/hair products, a towel, bottle of water and a snack.

After introductions and warm-ups participants will learn across the floor combinations including basic kicks and turns and a few short, repeating sideline/dance routines. Participants will perform in small groups and then first cuts will be made.

The second round will consist of a jazz or hip-hop routine that will be taught to the remaining candidates. Then a short break will be given to ask questions and rehearse with the music after the routine is taught. The room will then be cleared and participants will perform the routine before a panel of judges two at a time. A second cut will be made and then the finalists will be announced.

Finalists will then have a short meeting after auditions. Interviews will be conducted the following week.

The 2016 Tampa Bay Storm Cheerleaders will be announced on the team website and all selected team members will be sent an email as well.

There will be a MANDATORY meeting for all 2016 team members the week following the announcement. Practices and workouts will immediately begin on weekday evenings.

Requirements to Register:
· Must be 18 years of age or older and have a high school diploma or equivalent

· Bring photo identification

· Recent photo 4x6 or larger (will not be returned)

· Dance resume (simple typed history of experience if applicable)

· Completed medical liability release*

· Completed 2016 cheerleader application*

*All prospective participants can request an Application and Release at kebanks@tampabaystorm.com OR they will receive a copy at registration on the day of auditions.

For more information please call 813.230.2416 or e-mail Kindra Ebanks, Director of Storm Cheerleaders, at kebanks@tampabaystorm.com.

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