You know them, you love them, now BE ONE of them! The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for talented, hardworking, enthusiastic and spirited women to become members of the 2014-2015 Cavalier Girls dance team.
Auditions for next season’s squad will be held at Quicken Loans Arena on Sunday, July 20th at 8:00 a.m. To assist dancers with their tryout preparation, pre-audition workshops begin this Saturday, June 21st at 12:00 p.m. at EB Fitness Club (located on the East Bank of Cleveland’s Flats).
NEW to this year’s audition process, interested dancers are asked to come prepared with their own moves to show the judge’s their personal flare! Candidates that make the first cut will continue on to learn and perform a choreographed Cavalier Girl’s routine.
Judges are searching for dancers who fit the style and energy of the Cavalier Girls. The selected women are ambassadors for the Cleveland Cavaliers organization, who take pride in bringing top-notch performances to the team’s award-winning game presentation, in addition to being dedicated representatives for community outreach initiatives.
Chosen finalists selected in the preliminary and semi-finalists rounds of auditions will be invited to participate in a two-week-long boot camp that includes formal interviews, mock practices, appearances and performances all leading up to the Cavalier Girls Finalist live event, which will be open to the public, at a later date this summer.
It is recommended, but not mandatory, that candidates participate in the Cavalier Girls pre-audition workshops at EB Fitness Club (1111 West 10th St., Cleveland 44113). Beginning June 21st, workshops will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings from 7-10 p.m. and Saturday afternoons from 12–3 p.m. The cost of a three hour session is $40. Workshops include a group warm-up, across the floor Jazz technique/skills, a choreographed combination routine that features a mock audition and a question/answer session at the end of the workshop. Each workshop will feature fresh, new and exciting choreography taught by a staff including current professional choreographers, coaches, and former Cavalier Girls. There is no limit on how many workshops can be attended.
Requirements include that candidates must be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions (there is no maximum age limit). Candidates must provide legal, valid proof of age when they register for auditions. Team members must have reliable means of transportation and flexible schedules for rehearsals, games and appearances for one full year, including pre-season and post-season events. All team members must be available for Cavalier Girls training camp to be held in August.
For detailed information on the workshops, audition guidelines and process, and to complete a pre-registration form, interested candidates should visit www.cavs.com/cavaliergirls, call the Cavs Entertainment Hotline at (216) 420-2255 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-registration costs $20 and must be received by Wednesday July 16th to guarantee a reserved spot. Walk-ups will be accepted for a $25 registration fee and are encouraged to arrive early. On-site registration begins at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 20th and the auditions start at 8:30 a.m.