The Miami HEAT Dancers set the industry standard in terms of sizzle! If you're dynamic, well spoken, and talented, and you have the drive and dedication that it takes to be part of The Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA 2006-2009, then come and audition to be a Miami HEAT Dancer! To be placed on our audition email list, please send an email with your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Sunday, August 3rd, 2014, Registration 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Gate 3
Location: American Airlines Arena, 601 Biscayne Blvd., Miami, FL 33132 (Free Parking in the P2 parking garage)
Note: Must be at least 18 years old by August 3rd, 2014. Please bring a government issued ID, resume and head shot (not returnable)
This audition is closed to the public. Only audition candidates will be admitted.
PRE-REGISTRATION Please click here to pre-register for the 2014-2015 Miami HEAT Dancer audition. Pre-registration will close at 3pm on Friday August 1st. If you pre-register, please make sure to print and bring the completed waiver form with you to the audition. You can also register at the door between 11AM-12PM prior to the audition on Sunday August 3rd.
TRAINING CAMP: Dancers who make the final cut need to be available from Monday August 4th through Friday August 8th from approximately 6pm - 11pm. Finalists will participate in a dancer training camp. The final team will be selected at the end of the week.
REQUIRED ATTIRE: A two-piece form-fitting outfit is mandatory.
NO BAGGY CLOTHES. Please wear FULL performance make up. Dance or athletic shoes with non-marking soles (no combat boots).
- All dancers must be at least 18 years of age by August 3rd, 2014.
- All dancers must bring a government issued ID, a dance or professional resume, and 5x7 head shot (not returnable).
- All dancers must be a high school graduate or equivalent.
- All dancers must have flexible evening schedules for rehearsals, games, and appearances during the season.
- All dance team members for 2014-15 season will be required to attend several community/charity appearances.
- All dance team members must have their own reliable transportation to attend games, rehearsals, and appearance.
- At least 2 years dance training is recommended.
Also courtesy of the website are some Do's and Don'ts for Auditioning:
Arrive looking your best.
“You want to stand out among the competition.”
Make sure you are physically fit.
“You will need endurance and stamina to get you through the day.”
Have your hair and makeup COMPLETELY done.
“Image is everything!”
Wear something that compliments your figure.
“Everyone is different; make sure you highlight your best features.”
Bring a backup outfit.
“You never know when you’ll need one.”
Position yourself in line based on your skills.
“If you are better at learning choreography and performing it right away, be one of the first few in line. If not, wait for a later number before you register.”
Continue dancing if you forget part of the routine.
“It is more impressive if you can recover from a mistake rather than losing your composure.”
Bring makeup to touch up in between rounds.
“You’re going to sweat! Be prepared.”
Test out your audition outfit before the day of auditions.
“Dance full out in your costume to make sure you can kick, turn and drop!”
Pack a light snack, water and Gatorade.
“Make sure you are hydrated and have enough energy to get you through the day.”
Get plenty of sleep the night before.
“Rest your body, mind and soul.”
Be confident when you perform.
“We look for the ‘Diva attitude’ on the court. Become a Diva.”
Give it your best shot.
“It’s all about you. Make sure you focus on doing the best you can, and don’t forget to have fun!”
Wear a costume, outfit or shoes that prevent you from dancing full out.
“Make sure you TEST your outfit.”
Psyche yourself out.
“Don’t let nerves get the best of you. Everyone around you is in the same boat. Be confident.”
“If you forget a move, keep going.”
“To be a HEAT Dancer you must not forget the three P’s – pretty, professional and PUNCTUAL. If you’re LATE, you can’t PARTICIPATE. No exceptions.”
DON'T audition if you cannot commit to the rigorous evening practice and game schedules. "Dedication is expected and rewarded"