Nets kick it up: Dancers try out on Saturday

May 28, 2012 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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By Raanan Geberer

Brooklyn Daily Eagle

If you’re someone who’s spent every spare moment taking dance classes, who dances in front of the mirror for hours, and who fantasized yourself being up there when you saw “A Chrous Line,” your shot at dancing glory comes on Saturday.

The Brooklyn Nets are holding open auditions for their new dance team at noon on June 2, in LIU’s Wellness, Recreation and Athletic Center on the university campus at 161 Ashland Place in Fort Greene, a few blocks from the soon-to-be-completed Barclays Center.

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The dancers, sponsored by Crunch Fitness, will perform at all Brooklyn Nets games at Barclays Center and represent the Nets at other events throughout the metro area.

Dancers must be at least 18 years old, have at least eight years of technical dance training, wear fitted attire and non-marking sneakers or dance shoes, and arrive in performance-ready hair or makeup. Tumbling skills are a plus, but aren’t required.

The dancers — referred to as “the all new dance team of the Brooklyn Nets” — have been a sort-of advance squad for the Nets, performing over the past few years at numerous Brooklyn events, including a tree-planting ceremony in Fort Greene Park, the West Indian Day Parade, the Seaside Summer Concerts in Coney Island, and a Thanksgiving turkey distribution at Lutheran Medical Center. The dancers often appeared with Nets mascot Sly, proclaiming, “Jersey strong, Brooklyn ready.”

Dancers selected from Saturday’s auditions will be invited to attend a callback audition the next day, and finalists will compete on the evenings of June 5, 6, 7 and 13.

For more about the auditions, visit netsdancers.com.


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