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The Bucks will hold audtiions for the Energee! Dance Team. (PHOTO: David Bernacchi )

Bucks host Energee! auditions


Energee!, the official dance team of the Milwaukee Bucks, is recruiting new talent to join the squad for the 2013-14 season. Open auditions for the squad will begin June 29 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center with doors opening at 8 a.m. and registration from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Call backs are slated for Sunday, June 30, beginning at 9 a.m.

Attire for the tryout is a two-piece, form-fitting outfit with exposed midriff and legs, performance hair/makeup and non-marking dance or athletic shoes (no black soles).

No pre-choreographed routines will be necessary.

Candidates should be available for all Bucks home games (regular season and playoffs if necessary) and dance practices, which are held two nights a week from September through June. Dancers must be 18 years of age or older by Nov. 1, 2013, and must have graduated high school in order to tryout.

Prior to the auditions, Energee! will host two preparation classes on June 3 and June 20 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Elite Sports Club North Shore in Glendale.

Participants will be introduced to the style of choreography performed by Energee! on game nights, learn sample routines, receive insight on what to expect at auditions, and have the opportunity to receive audition tips from the dance team manager and current team members. The prep classes are recommended, but not required, for Energee! candidates.

For more information on the tryouts, log on to www.bucks.com/energee. Dancers can pre-register for auditions on the site, learn more about the pre-audition prep classes and get answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Energee! Dance Team and audition process.

The 2013-14 season marks the 24th year for Energee!. The team performs at all Bucks home games and makes appearances at numerous corporate, charitable and community events throughout the year.

What: Auditions to join the Milwaukee Bucks Energee! Dance Team
Who: Dance enthusiasts
When: June 29. Doors open at 8 a.m., registration begins at 8:30 a.m. (advance registration available at Bucks.com). Callbacks on June 30. Doors open at 9 a.m.
Where: BMO Harris Bradley Center, 1001 N. 4th St. Enter through the Kohl's Gate at the corner of 5th and Highland)


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