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Snake Charmers Auditions

By Anwar Chagollan | August 17, 2017

Snake Charmers Auditions

Come audition to be a part of the most beautiful, talented, and exciting dance squad in the NBA G League, The RGV Snake Charmers!

An opportunity to perform at all Vipers home games, learn cutting edge choreography from a former 5 year NBA dancer, and participate in promotional and charity appearances throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Experience the glamour of photo shoots, the excitement of game nights, and the chance to give back to your community.

General Information

2017 Snake Charmer Auditions

Saturday August 26, 2017

Registration- 9:00 am

Audition- 10:00 am

End by approx. – 5:30pm

Location – Edinburg Wellness Center 615 E Palm Dr. Edinburg Tx, 78539 Fee – $25

Audition Facts:

  • Closed to the public
  • Three rounds of Auditions (Hip Hop, Jazz, Interview)
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 You do not need to make up your own routine but there will be a few eights of freestyle
  • Judges are looking for dance ability, appearance, showmanship, technique, and personality
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Bring your audition fee, waiver, and a photo ID, dance resume, and 8’10 photo
  • Walk-Ups Day of are welcomed!

 

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 by August 26th, 2017
  • Have a full-time/ part time job or attend school full-time
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Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Have transportation
  • Must provide a non-returnable 8’10 photo
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Must complete waiver and submit professional dance resume
  • Must be available to commit to 21 out of 24 home games and at least 7 appearances throughout season
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If selected a year contract is required

 

Appearance Requirements:

  • No minimum or maximum height/weight requirement, but must look physically fit
  • Tattoos must be covered with make up at all times
  • Hair should be worn down
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 Tryout outfit must show midriff, dance shoes/sneakers or boots with non-marking soles
  • Must wear tights

 

Expectations:

  • Rehearsal 2-3 times a week, evenings at Edinburg Wellness Center
  • Performance at approx 24 home games
  • Completion of at least 7 community appearances
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Snake Charmers are paid for games and some promotional appearances
  • Uniforms, boots, poms, warm-ups, practice attire are supplied to each Snake Charmer

 

AUDITION DAY TIPS

  • You MUST wear crop/bra top, dance shorts and flesh tone tights
  • Failure to wear recommended attire may result in elimination
  • Bikini tops, full length pants or capris will not be permitted
  • Make sure your outfit is comfortable and fits securely
  • Be prepared for a long day — bring snacks and water

 

  • Bring a warm up suit/cover-up

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What will the judges look for at auditions?

1) Ability to entertain and crowd appeal; 2) Physical fitness and dance ability; 3) Professionalism and ability to speak on the behalf of the Vipers organization.

What should I expect from the interview process?
Be prepared to introduce yourself and answer a few questions.

How should I wear my hair and fix my make-up?

Your hair and make-up should be performance quality. Go for glamour! No ponytails or bare faces please.

What is the time commitment and is this a full-time job?
This is a part-time job that can have full-time hours during the season.

What should I do to prepare for the tryouts?

We suggest taking jazz & hip-hop classes to prepare you to learn choreography at the audition. We are looking for well-rounded performers that are able to dance a variety of styles to a variety of music.

What are your height and weight requirements?

There are not specific requirements, but team members are required to be in top physical shape and excellent health.

Can my family come and watch auditions?

No, auditions are closed to the public.

Audition Schedule

Registration: 9:00am-10:00am

Warm up/ Intro: 10:00am – 10:30am

Hip Hop Choreography: 10:30am – 11:30am

Review on own/break 11:30 – 12:00pm

Round 1 cuts 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Jazz Choreography 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Review on own/break 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Round 2 cuts 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Interview with panel of judges 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Announce team approx. 5:30pm

Snake Charmer Application

Audition Info Sheet