Detroit Pistons to hold dance team auditions

Pistons dance team looking for dancers who are talented, outgoing, energetic


AUBURN HILLS, Mich. – Looking for your chance to dance for the Detroit Pistons in their 2013-14 season?

The Detroit Pistons dance team says they are looking for dancers who are talented, outgoing and energetic when auditions are held Sunday and Monday at The Palace of Auburn Hills and Great Lakes Golf & Sports Complex.

Dance team members perform during games and at halftime alongside some of the biggest names in music, such as Taio Cruz, Flo Rida, Wyclef Jean, T-Pain, Gladys Knight and MC Hammer.

"We are pleased to announce audition dates for the Detroit Pistons Dancers and look forward to an outstanding two days of performances and competition," said Harlan Hendrickson, Vice President of Marketing for Palace Sports & Entertainment.

The team says dancers will be judged on dance ability, athleticism, personality, self-confidence and the ability to be a team player.

"Our dancers not only learn from top choreographers in the business but also have to opportunity to showcase their talents alongside grammy-award winning artists and entertainment industry insiders," said Hendrickson.

Participants must be 18 years or older by Oct. 1, 2013. The team says all participants are also required to wear dance attire and must submit a headshot and resume at registration.

Registration is set for Sunday, July 21 at 8 a.m. in the West Atrium of The Palace of Auburn Hills and initial auditions will begin at 9 a.m.

The team said the preliminary round will consist of two sets of choreography -- one jazz short 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, according to the team.

Team officials said dancers who make it through the final round of cuts will advance to the semi-finals, which will be held on Monday, July 22 at Great Lakes Golf & Sports Complex, located at 3951 Joslyn Road in Auburn Hills.

Registration for the semi-finals begins at 5:30 p.m. and auditions start at 6:00 p.m.

Click here for more Detroit Pistons Dancers audition information and online registration.

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