Prep Class Location:
Gold’s Gym- Peoria
8440 W Thunderbird Rd
Peoria, AZ 85381
About the Sidewinders:
The Sidewinders are the official dance team of the Arizona Rattlers and one of the longest running dance teams in the Arena Football League (AFL). The Sidewinders were named 2013 & 2011 AFL Dance Team of the Year http://azrattlers.com/sidewinders-named-dance-team-of-the-year/ Arizona Rattlers Games are played at the US Airways Center- 201 E. Jefferson St, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
The Sidewinders Dance Team members are required to fulfill a one-year contract in which they represent the Arizona Rattlers, sponsors and partners to extremely high standards. If you think you have what it takes to represent the Back-to-Back World Champion Arizona Rattlers, we want to see you at auditions!
The Sidewinders perform a variety of dance styles throughout the season including Jazz, Hip Hop, Pom, Character, Theme and Acrobatic. Although technical dance training is beneficial for individual skills, it is not required to have any formal training. Dancers are required to perform and attempt all styles of dance that we learn throughout the season. A typical Sidewinders routine may contain a double pirouette, a kick, a leap and quick-athletic movement & transitions. Gymnastics skills are always welcome and we encourage dancers to highlight their special skills, flexibility or movements during the audition process.
General Audition Info:
Auditions will be closed to the public
A $25 audition fee will be required, this fee is waived if you attend a prep class.
Bring a Driver’s License and head shot (photos will not be returned, 5×7 minimum)
Wear a top that shows your midsection and shorts or a skirt
Shoes must be worn- soft sole dance shoes, bearclaws or grips are permitted. No bare feet.
Plan to be at the Arena all day, bring snacks & water bottles.
AUDITION DATES & TIMES WILL BE ANNOUNCED AS SOON AS THEY ARE CONFIRMED.
Dancers register; provide ID, audition fee, fill out application, provide head shot & take photo
Dancers will have time to stretch on their own before a brief group stretch is started
Dancers will learn a 2-eight count combo to perform in groups while traveling across the floor
Dancers will learn a 2-4 eight count combo to perform in groups facing the judges
Dancers will learn a 10-16 eight count routine to perform in groups facing the judges
Dancers may be asked to provide a brief introduction; Name, Hometown, etc.
Cuts may be made after each round.
If you are not asked to continue after a round of judging, you must leave so we recommend that applicants do not carpool to auditions.
Finalists will be announced by noon the following day
Finalists will need to be available Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Sunday following auditions from 7-10pm
Sidewinder Team Expectations:
To be a Sidewinder you must meet the following requirements-
Available for mandatory rehearsals 7-10pm Tuesday & Thursday evenings in Peoria, AZ
Available for ALL Arizona Rattlers HOME games
Available for appearances throughout the season (dates/times will vary)
Available for Training Camp weekend in January
Available for Photo Shoot weekend in January or February
Available for appearances at the Waste Management Phoenix Open; January 29 – February 2
Have reliable transportation to and from all rehearsals, games & appearances
Have a clean reputation and image on ALL social media outlets- FB, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, SnapChat, etc.