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 at the brand new Bert Ogden Arena, learn cutting edge choreography, 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.
2018 Snake Charmer Auditions
Sunday July 8th , 2018
Registration 11:00am-12:00pm; 12pm audition begins
Location – Edinburg Wellness Center 315 E Palm Dr. Edinburg Tx, 78539
Fee – $25
- Closed to the public
- Day 1 will consist of 3 rounds of auditions (freestyle, hip hop, jazz)
- A one week training camp will be required and MANDATORY for all finalists (no exceptions)
- You do not need to make up your own solo routine but there will be freestyle required in round 1
- Judges are looking for dance ability, appearance, showmanship, technique, and personality
- Bring your $25 audition fee, waiver, and a photo ID, dance resume, and 8’10 photo
- Walk-Ups Day of are welcomed!
- Training camp will be on Tuesday July 10th and Thursday July 12th 6:00pm-830pm
- Interviews for finalists will be held by appointment by Director
- Training camp will consist of technique, fitness, and dance evaluation
- Photoshoot will be held on July 10th training camp day
- Team will be announced on Friday July 13th on Social media/ Snake Charmer Website
- Must be at least 18 by November 1st , 2018
- Have a full-time/ part time job or attend school
- Have a High School Diploma or G.E.D.
- Have transportation
- Must provide a non-returnable 8’10 photo
- Must complete waiver and submit professional dance resume
- Must be available to commit to 22 out of 24 home games and at least 7 appearances throughout season
- If selected a year contract is required
- 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
- Tryout outfit must show midriff, dance shoes/sneakers or boots with non-marking soles
- Must wear tights
- If selected Rehearsal 2-3 times a week, evenings at Edinburg Wellness Center Performance at approx 24 home games Completion of at least 7 community appearances Snake Charmers are paid for games and promotional appearances Uniforms, boots, poms, warm-ups, practice attire are supplied to each Snake Charmer
- 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?
- 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.