Oklahoma City Thunder to host open audition for the 2016-17 Thunder Girls

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Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma City Thunder will host an open audition for the 2016-17 Thunder Girls dance team on Saturday, July 30, at the INTEGRIS Blue Development Center in Edmond. Auditions will begin at 10 a.m. and are open to participants only.

To prepare for the audition, nine optional prep classes will be held in June and July. 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 30 minutes prior to each class.

Pre-registration for the preliminary audition on July 30 costs $30 and is now open on okcthunder.com/auditions. Walk-in registration on the day of the audition starts at 9 a.m. and costs $40. Participants must be 18 or older to audition.

The final audition will be held in front of a live audience on Thursday, Aug. 4, at Riverwind Casino in Norman, beginning at 7 p.m. Admission to watch the final audition is free of charge.

On average, more than 100 applicants audition annually for a spot on the team. Current Thunder Girls wishing to stay on the dance team are required to re-audition.

The Thunder Girls, presented by Riverwind Casino, perform at all Thunder home games and are 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 11 international tours.

THUNDER GIRLS OPEN AUDITION:

WHAT: Preliminary audition for the 2016-17 Thunder Girls dance team

WHEN: Saturday, July 30, at 10 a.m.

 WHERE:           INTEGRIS Blue Development Center

14701 N. Lincoln Blvd., Edmond 73013

THUNDER GIRLS PREP CLASS SCHEDULE:

 

DateTimeLocation
Wednesday, June 227 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Thursday, June 237 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Wednesday, July 67 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Thursday, July 77 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Wednesday, July 137 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Thursday, July 147 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Sunday, July 171 to 3 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Tuesday, July 267 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
Thursday, July 287 to 9 p.m.INTEGRIS Blue Development Center
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