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Detroit Pistons to hold auditions for dance team
By Mark Vest
Posted July 17, 2013
AUBURN HILLS — The Detroit Pistons dance team is looking for dancers who are talented, outgoing and energetic when auditions are held for the 2013-14 Detroit Pistons Dancers July 21-22, according to a release.
Dancers will be judged on dance ability, athleticism, personality, self-confidence, and the ability to be a team player. Participants must be 18 years old or older by Oct. 1.
All participants are required to wear dance attire and must submit a headshot and resume at registration.
Registration is scheduled for 8 a.m. July 21 in the West Atrium of The Palace of Auburn Hills, with initial auditions scheduled for 9 a.m.
The preliminary round consists of two sets of choreography — one jazz routine and one hip-hop routine.
Dancers will learn the first routine and audition in groups of eight in front of a panel of judges before the first cuts are made. Dancers will then learn a second routine and audition in smaller groups in front of the judges.
Dancers who make it through the final round of cuts advance to the semi-final, which are scheduled to be held July 22 at Great Lakes Golf & Sports Complex in Auburn Hills. Registration for the semifinals is 5:30 p.m., with auditions at 6 p.m.
For more information, go to www.nba.com/pistons/dance.
About the author
Mark Vest is on the sports beat at C&G Newspapers. He covers high school sports for the Fraser-Clinton Chronicle and Grosse Pointe Times. In the past couple years or so, he has also began to cover collegiate sports for schools such as the University of Detroit Mercy, Oakland University, Wayne State University, Macomb Community College and Oakland Community College. Vest has worked at C&G Newspapers since 2011 and attended Oakland University and Oakland Community College.
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