Seattle Seahawks Dancers Auditions

Seahawks Dancers Auditions

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2021 Seahawks Dancers Open Auditions

Open and Semi-Final rounds of Auditions will be held virtually.

Virtual Audition Guidelines

All dates and events are subject to change at the sole discretion of the Seattle Seahawks. Upon submission, any videos, photos or other materials shall become the property of the Seattle Seahawks.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • To Audition: You must be at least 18 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent by June 30, 2021.
  • If Selected for Squad: You must be able to attend all dance rehearsals (typically Tuesday and Thursday evenings) for the entire season, all home games, and you must have a means of transportation.

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION

Open Call and Semi-Final rounds of Auditions will now be held virtually.

All candidates must register online to be considered. Online registration includes:

  1. Completed application
  2. Color headshot (uploaded)
  3. Signed waiver
  4. Private link of your audition video

Audition videos must be submitted on your online application via a link (Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox or iCloud), by the deadline specified.

Your registration will only be accepted if you include a link to your audition video.

FORMER SQUAD MEMBERS

All former squad members* who want to audition for the 2021 squad, must register online by May 14, 2021 and will skip the Open Audition round, going straight to Semi-Finals.

Former squad members and 2020 finalists will receive an email with Semi-Final Audition instructions once registered.

*Excludes 2020 squad members, 2019 members who auditioned for the 2020 squad, and 2020 finalists.

In the application, please put an "N/A" where it asks for your video link.

Virtual Audition Process

Open Auditions

This is Round 1 of the auditions. You will start here if you've not previously been on the squad. Auditions are open to anyone who meets the above requirements.

REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS ONLINE (complete application, upload color headshot, sign waiver, and post Open Audition video link).

OPEN AUDITION VIDEO MUST INCLUDE:

  • Name and where you are from
  • 1-minute improv/freestyle dance, full out, to a song of your choice
  • Please make sure music is turned up loud
  • Music should be a clean edit with inappropriate language removed
  • Video should be recorded in a 16:9 horizontal position

VIDEO LINK CAN BE ON THE FOLLOWING:

  • Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox or iCloud

SEAHAWKS DANCERS MANAGEMENT IS LOOKING FOR:

  • Rhythm
  • Confidence
  • Stage Presence
  • Fitness
  • Dance Technique

AUDITION ATTIRE

Please wear dance attire and shoes you are comfortable dancing in.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Open Audition candidates need to submit their video showing one minute of freestyle dance by May 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT

Those selected to move to the Semi-Final round of auditions will receive an email detailing next steps on or before May 24, 2021.

Semi Finals

This is Round 2 of the audition. If you make it to this round, you'll receive an email on or before May 24, 2021 detailing next steps with links to two choreographed dance routines. Candidates selected to advance past Open Auditions will be required to learn one of the two dances provided, taught, and choreographed by our Assistant Choreographer Carli Brockman. Candidates can choose *either* routine to learn and perform via video. We recommend you pick the routine you feel fits your style best and will help advance you to the next round in the audition.

Semi-finalists will submit their dance videos via a link that will be emailed out by Seahawks Dancers Management.

SEMI-FINALIST VIDEO MUST INCLUDE:

  • Name and where you are from
  • Dance you have selected out of the two provided full out, to music track provided by Seahawks. Please make sure the music is turned up loud.
  • Video should be recorded in a 16:9 horizontal position

VIDEO LINK CAN BE ON THE FOLLOWING:

  • Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox or iCloud

SEAHAWKS DANCERS MANAGEMENT IS LOOKING FOR:

  • Confidence
  • Stage Presence
  • Fitness
  • Ability to learn choreography quickly
  • Dance Technique

SEMI-FINAL ATTIRE

Please wear dance attire and shoes you are comfortable dancing in.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE

Semi-Final candidates need to submit their video showing their chosen choreographed routine by May 26, at 5 p.m. PT.

Finals

This is Round 3 of the audition. If you make it to this final round, you'll receive an email on or around June 2, 2021. The 2020 Seahawks Dancers who want to audition for the 2021 team, will be joining the competition during this round (as will 2020 Finalists, including 2019 Vets who did not make the 2020 team).

Finalist interviews and the final round of auditions are tentatively scheduled to be in-person, but this is subject to change. Any in-person audition activities will be held in accordance with current public health and government guidelines.

INTERVIEWS

Interviews will be held on Friday, June 11 and Saturday, June 12 at Lumen Field. Interview times will be sent out at a later date. Finals Date is June 13 at Lumen Field. Check-in and start time are TBA.

ROUTINE

For the final round of auditions, candidates will perform a choreographed dance routine that integrates styles most often used on gameday. Finalists will receive a link to the choreography and music.

SOLOS

Finalists are also being asked to choreograph and perform a solo routine showcasing their dance ability and personality. Solos should be between 45 seconds and one minute long. Candidates can choose their own clean cut of music (directions on how to upload solo music will be sent via email).

FINAL ATTIRE

Wear current Seahawks colors in attire you feel comfortable dancing in. Seahawks logos are ok, but please cover any other branded logos.

ORIENTATION & FIRST REHEARSAL

Mandatory Orientation will be June 22 at 6:30 p.m. location TBA. First Rehearsal will be held on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. location TBA.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the virtual audition deadline?

You must submit an online application, upload a headshot, sign the waiver and submit your open audition video by May 21, 2021 at 5 p.m. PT.

How should I shoot my audition video?

We recommend you shoot your video horizontally to ensure a wide enough frame so we can see your whole performance! Make sure to shoot the video in a space with good lighting where you have enough room to showcase all of your skill.

How do I play music during my audition video?

We recommend you use a secondary device to play audition music loudly while you record your video using your phone.

How do I submit my video?

We will accept links to audition videos four ways: Vimeo, YouTube, Dropbox and iCloud. Note: Your audition video should be set to private on your chosen platform, there will be a space on the application to provide your password so we can view your video. Videos should be recorded in a 16:9 horizontal position.

Do I have to have prior professional dance experience to audition?

No.

What is the attire for Open and Semi-Final Auditions?

Wear whatever dance attire you feel comfortable in!

What is the attire for Final Auditions?

Wear current Seahawks colors in attire you feel comfortable dancing in. Seahawks logos are ok, but please cover any other branded logos.

If we make it to Finals, in addition to the choreography sent to us, I see we need to perform a solo routine. How long does this solo need to be?

Solos should be between 45 seconds and one minute long. At one minute, the music will be cut because we need to allow enough time for all dancers to perform.

Can we choose any music for our solo?

Yes, please choose your own music-clean versions only! We will give you instructions on how to upload your solo music if you make it to the final round of auditions.

What do I need to wear for my solo routine?

You are welcome to wear the same Seahawks colored dance attire you will be doing the other routine in, or feel free to wear whatever outfit you feel compliments your solo! For example, if you are doing a salsa dancing routine, you may choose to wear a red dress. This is your chance to catch the judges eye and we can't wait to see your personality shine!

How many members will be selected for the 2021 squad?

We are looking to take as many as 28 members.

ORIENTATION & FIRST REHEARSAL

Mandatory Orientation will be June 22 at 6:30 p.m. location TBA. First Rehearsal will be held on June 24 at 6:30 p.m. location TBA.

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