Bucks Announce Open Auditions for Milwaukee Bucks Dancers
The Milwaukee Bucks Dancers are searching for talented performers to join the squad for the 2016-17 season. Open auditions, presented by SURG Restaurant Group, will begin Friday, July 15, at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, according to a press release from the Bucks.
Candidates may enter through the Kohl’s Gate at Sixth Street and Highland Avenue. Doors will open at 4:00 PM, registration will go from 4:30 to 5:30 PM, and participants must be able to stay as late as 11:30 PM.
Callbacks are scheduled for the following day, Saturday, July 16, with doors opening at 2:00 PM and dancing starting at 3:00 PM. Candidates should bring their completed application packet, proof of ID and two non-returnable photos (one head shot and one fully body shot; photos do not have to be professional) to the audition.
Finalists from the callbacks will enter into a week-long training camp of rehearsals and interviews. A final live audition will be held on Friday, July 22, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts Peck Pavilion.
Applicants must be at least 18-years-old and have a high school diploma or GED. Attire for the tryout is a two-piece, form-fitting outfit with exposed midriff and legs (no black tights), performance-ready hair and makeup, and dance, athletic or jazz shoes with non-marking soles. Pre-choreographed routines are not necessary. Candidates should be available for all Bucks home games (regular season and playoffs) and dance practices held two nights a week from September through the end of the basketball season.
Prior to the audition, the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers will host five prep classes at Elite Sports Club North Shore in Glendale: Monday, May 23, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Sunday, June 5, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, Monday, June 13, from 7:00 - 9:00 PM, Wednesday, June 22, from 6:00 - 9:00 PM, Sunday, June 26, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. There is a $25 fee per class, or participants can select a three-class pack for $60 or a five-class pack for $100. Participants will be introduced to the various responsibilities and expectations of being a Milwaukee Bucks Dancer. They will learn samples of choreography, receive insight on what to expect at auditions, have the opportunity to receive audition tips from the dance team manager and participate in a Q&A session with current team members. The prep classes are not a requirement for candidates. Pre-registration for the class is required, and space is limited.
To register for a prep class, to learn more about the auditions or to register for auditions, log on to www.bucks.com/dancers. Participants can download the audition application from the site and get answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers and audition process.