Sun Dance Teams Auditions Set

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (February 27, 2014) The Connecticut Sun will be holding open tryouts for the Solar Power, Senior Sun and Sun Kids dance teams on March 15th.

Under the direction of coordinator Rachel Pirie, the three dance teams will perform at Connecticut Sun home games throughout the season as well as appear at team events in the community.

The 2014 Sun Kids Dance Team will hold auditions for energetic boys and girls between the ages of 7-15 on Saturday, March 15th, at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with an information session at 8:30 a.m., and tryouts from 8:45 a.m. to noon. There is a non-refundable $20 registration fee.

Dancers should wear hip-hop style attire, dance shoes, and performance ready hair and makeup. Candidates must be age 7 by Saturday, March 15th, and all dancers are required to supply a non-returnable 5x7 headshot. Those who are chosen will be notified by phone on Monday, March 17th.

Auditions for the 2014 Senior Sun Dance Team, comprised of men and women who are 50 and older, will also be held at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center on Saturday, March 15th. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m., and the audition will run from 1-3 p.m. Candidates will learn and perform a short hip-hop routine, dancing in groups before a judging panel. There is a non-refundable $20 registration fee.

Dancers should wear sweat or wind pants, a t-shirt and dance sneakers or tennis shoes with non-marking soles. All dancers must be able to commit to scheduled practices and home games. Those who are chosen will be notified by phone on Monday, March 17th. The audition is open to the public, and dancers are encouraged to invite family and friends.

Preliminary auditions for the 2014 Solar Power Dance Team will round out the day on Saturday, March 15th, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Mohegan Sun Convention Center (pre-registration at 3:30 p.m.). These auditions are closed to the public.

All dancers must pay a $20 non-refundable registration fee. They must also provide a non-returnable 5x7 headshot and current dance resume, and must be able to commit to all Sun home games and scheduled practices as well as community appearances, a photo shoot and other scheduled events.

The final audition for the Solar Power Dance Team will be held on Sunday, April 6th, at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret Theatre.

Please visit http://www.wnba.com/sun/community/solarpowerdanceteam.html or e-mail ctsundanceteams@gmail.com for more information about all three dance team auditions.