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Sea Gals to Host Auditions for 2013 Squad

Posted Mar 15, 2013

Workshops available to help prepare candidates for competition

RENTON, Wash. - The Sea Gals will hold open auditions for their 2013 squad on Sunday, April 14, starting at 12 p.m. at CenturyLink Field Event Center, the team announced today. The Sea Gals participate in cheers and dances on Seahawks gamedays and make numerous appearances in the community each year. In February, the full Sea Gals squad traveled to China and participated in Hong Kong's Chinese New Year festivities. 

The try outs will be comprised of four competition rounds. The preliminary competition includes a one minute freestyle dance to music provided by the Seahawks. Contestants will be judged in three categories: dance ability, pizzazz and physical appearance. The auditions begin on Sunday, April 14 with the final competition and live webcast on Sunday, April 28 at 3:30 p.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent by August 31, 2013. The 2013 squad will consist of 24 - 32 members.

Four workshops will be held to help prepare applicants for the competition. The workshops will consist of instruction on dance steps, a sample dance routine, and a Q&A session about the audition process. They will be held at local Gold's Gyms and cost $30 per session. Sea Gals Director Sherri Thompson and Sea Gals Choreographer Shannon Kingsley will teach the classes. It is advisable, but not necessary, to attend any of the workshops in preparation for the audition.

"The workshops are designed to prepare applicants in all three areas of judging, including dance ability, pizzazz and physical appearance," said Sea Gals director Sherri Thompson. "Applicants can attend one or more sessions to prepare and build their confidence for the competition."

Workshops (local Gold's Gyms)
Saturday, March 23 at Gold's Gym in Issaquah, 1:30- 3:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 24 at Gold's Gym in Redmond, 1:30- 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 30 at Gold's Gym in Redmond, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 6 at Gold's Gym in Issaquah, 1-2:30 p.m.

Audition Schedule (CenturyLink Field Event Center)
Sunday, April 14 - 12 p.m.
Sunday, April 21 - 3 p.m.
Friday, April 26 - 5 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 - 3:30 p.m.

The Sea Gals balance a busy schedule of practicing, performing and making over 300 public appearances in the community throughout the year. The squad has also traveled to Hawaii, Japan, China, Mexico, and Europe to perform. Last year, the Show Group toured Kosovo, Bahrain, and Djibouti during a ten day tour in partnership with Armed Forces Entertainment.

For more information on the Sea Gals, workshops and auditions, visit at www.SeaGals.com