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Audition Date Set for 2016 Arizona Sidewinders

Monday January 11, 2016

 Phoenix, Ariz. – The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team will be hosting auditions for the 2016 squad on January 17th at the XL Health Club in Glendale. The new team will be announced on Wednesday, January 27th at 12 PM Arizona Time.

Registration for the auditions on January 17th begins at noon at the XL Health Club located at 5720 W. Peoria, Glendale AZ 85302. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and must provide identification. There is a $25 application fee for each applicant that has not attended a recent Sidewinders prep class. Applicants are also required to bring along a 5x7 or 8x10 head shot. The auditions will begin at 1 PM. Applicants should wear a half top, shorts, and either tennis shoes or dance shoes. Bare feet are not permitted. The new team will be announced at 12 PM on Wednesday, January 27th.

Prior to the auditions, the Sidewinders have hosted prep classes, which were open to the public. The final prep class before auditions will be January 14th at EOS Fitness - Peoria located at 8440 W Thunderbird Rd. Participants can register at 7:30 PM and classes run from 8 PM until 10 PM. There is a $20 fee and any dancer under the age of 18 must have a parent signature to participate. Classes provide the opportunity to learn and practice routines with current Sidewinders team members, along with workout and audition prep tips and tricks.

"2015 was an amazing year for the Sidewinders dancers,” said Angie Baker, coach of the Sidewinders. “They performed the Super Bowl Halftime with Katy Perry, cheered for one of the best teams in the league, had a performance that went global with over 20 million views and finished off their season in New York City, performing on the Ellen DeGeneres show. This year's team was one of the hardest working, most talented group of women that I've worked with and they have managed to balance career, education and their passion for dance. They have set the bar high; very high. Auditions are a grueling process, but the rewards are unmatched, cheering for the Arizona Rattlers will be the best experience you can have as a professional dancer!"

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