I just got an email from the Golden State Warriors management asking me to audition for the Warriors Girls Dance Team!!!! Okay, so maybe it was a mass email sent to everyone in the Warriors' database, but for a split second I thought that Curry and Lee want to see me pop, lock, and drop it on center court! For all of the real dancers out there, you should check out the details (I loved reading all of the details-- too entertaining!).


Saturday, July 12
9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Audition
Warriors Practice Facility
1011 Broadway (5th Floor)
Oakland, CA, 94607

$15 Pre-Registration Fee
$25 For Walk-Ins On Day of Audition

What do we look for in a Warriors dance team member?

  • Technical, talented dancer and performer
  • Ambassador for the Warriors organization
  • Positive, energetic and great personality
  • Physical fitness and appearance
  • Professional
  • Team player
  • Must be 18 years old by October 1, 2014. No exceptions.

What is the commitment required to being a Warriors dance team member?

  • Attend and perform at Warriors home games
  • Attend rehearsals: Monday evenings / Wednesday evenings / Sunday afternoons. Additional rehearsals may be scheduled for games, appearances, dance clinics, special events and playoffs.
  • Personal appearances (charity and paid)
  • Media interviews
  • Photo shoots
  • Dance clinics
  • Team bonding camp

What is the Warriors dance team audition process?

Auditions are a multi-step process to select the 2014-2015 Warriors dance team. The process includes the application, preliminary audition, finalist interview, finalist boot camp and final audition.

  • Monday, July 7th: Final day to pre-register for auditions. At this time the application, resume, $15 registration fee and head shot (5x7 or larger) must be turned in to the Warriors office. Please note: Walk-ups day of auditions will be accepted with the increased registration fee of $25.
  • Saturday, July 12th: Preliminary auditions. There will be two-cuts made at the prelims. You will learn a jazz and a hip hop dance combination that will be performed in front of a panel of judges. At the end of this audition a group of finalists will be selected to continue to finals.
  • Finalist mandatory dates: Finalists selected on July 12th must be available from July 13-17 to attend the interview, boot camp and final auditions.

Finalist Overview:

  • July 13 - Interview will take place between 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.
  • July 14 - Bootcamp will take place from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • July 15 - Bootcamp will take place from 7 p.m.- 10 p.m.
  • July 17 - Finals will take place from 6 p.m.- 10 p.m.

Where are preliminary auditions on July 12, 2014 being held?

Warriors Practice Facility
1011 Broadway (5th Floor)
Oakland, CA 94607
*Auditions are closed to the public

What should I wear to auditions?

  • Two piece attire (half top with briefs or boy cut shorts)
  • Skin colored nylons
  • Non-marking shoes (Jazz, dance sneakers, athletic shoes)
  • Hair must be worn down; Full hair and make-up strongly encouraged
  • Cover tattoos
  • Minimal jewelry

What should I bring to prelims?

  • Application, 5x7 head shot (non- returnable), $25 registration fee (if you haven't pre-registered)
  • Water and snacks
  • Hair and make-up supplies

What should I do to prepare for auditions?

Warriors dance team prep classes are not mandatory but highly suggested as an excellent way to touch up on your dance skills and learn what it takes to be a dance team member! Each workshop costs $30, and we also offer an all-session package for $100 (includes audition registration fee) and space is limited.

The two hour session includes:

  • Warm-up
  • Across the floor technique
  • Warriors dance team style choreography
  • Audition tips
  • Q&A with Warriors dance team director, Sabrina Ellison
  • Prep Class Registration

For more information e-mail Sabrina Ellison at

caroline curran