Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma City Thunder will host a preliminary audition for the 2017-18 Thunder Girls dance team on Saturday, June 24, at the INTEGRIS Blue Development Center in Edmond. To prepare for the audition, six optional prep classes will be held in May and June.
Each two-hour prep class includes a warmup, across-the-floor technique, choreography, audition tips and question-and-answer sessions with Thunder Girls Manager Paige Carter. Prep classes are $15 each and will take place at the INTEGRIS Blue Development Center. Registration will begin 20 minutes prior to each class.
Participants must register in advance for the preliminary audition on June 24. Registration costs $30 and is now open at okcthunder.com/auditions. Participants must be 18 or older to audition. Current Thunder Girls wishing to stay on the dance team are required to re-audition.
The final audition will be held in front of a live audience on Thursday, June 29, at Riverwind Casino in Norman, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to watch the final audition is free of charge.
The Thunder Girls, presented by Riverwind Casino, perform at all Thunder home games and serve as ambassadors for the team at community and sponsorship events. They make about 200 appearances throughout the region annually and have represented the Thunder and the NBA on 13 international tours.
THUNDER GIRLS PRELIMINARY AUDITION:
Preliminary audition for the 2017-18 Thunder Girls dance team
Saturday, June 24, at 10 a.m.
INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
14701 N. Lincoln Blvd., Edmond 73013
THUNDER GIRLS PREP CLASS SCHEDULE:
Prep Class Location:
Tuesday, June 6 | 7-9 p.m.
SOURCE: Oklahoma City Thunder Release