Seattle Seahawks Dancers Virtual Auditions

Dancers Virtual Auditions

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Auditions for the 2020 Seahawks Dancer Team are now VIRTUAL

Virtual Audition Guidelines

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, 2020.
  • If Selected for Squad: You must be able to attend all dance rehearsals for the entire season (rehearsals are typically Tuesday and Thursday evenings), and all home games. You must have a means of transportation.

GENERAL AUDITION INFORMATION:

  • Open and Semi-Final rounds of Auditions will now be held virtually.
  • All candidates must register online to be considered.
  • Registration includes an application, uploading a color headshot, signing a waiver, and posting a link to 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 (excluding 2019 members) who want to audition for the 2020 squad, must register online by May 12, 2020 and will skip the Open Audition round, going straight to Semi-Finals.
  • Former squad members will receive an email with Semi-Final Audition instructions once registered.
  • In the application, please put an "*" where it asks for your video link.

Virtual Audition Process

Open Auditions

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

OPEN AUDITION VIDEO MUST INCLUDE:

  • Your 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
  • 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

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 9, 2020 at 5 p.m.

  • Those selected to move to the Semi-Final round of auditions will receive an email detailing next steps on or before May 13, 2020.

Semi-Finals

This is Round 2 of the competition. If you make it to this round, you'll receive an email on or before May 13, 2020 detailing next steps with links to two choreographed dance routines.

  • Candidates selected to advance past Open Auditions will be required to learn a choreographed NFL Jazz/Pom routine *or* a choreographed NFL Hip Hop routine.
  • 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 competition.
  • Semi-finalists will submit their dance videos via a link that will be emailed out by Seahawks Dancers Management.

SEMI-FINALIST VIDEO MUST INCLUDE:

  • Your name and where you are from
  • Either the NFL Jazz/Pom *or* the NFL Hip Hop choreographed dance, full out, to music track provided by Seahawks
  • Please make sure 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

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 16, at 5 p.m.

Finals

This is Round 3 of the competition. If you make it to this final round, you'll receive an email on May 18th. The 2019 Seahawks Dancers who want to audition for the 2020 team, will be joining the competition at this round.

INTERVIEWS:

  • Interview dates are TBA and will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon time.

ROUTINE:

  • For the final round of auditions, candidates will perform a choreographed dance routine that integrates both styles most often used on gameday: NFL Jazz/Pom and NFL Hip Hop. 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.

Finalist interviews and the final round of auditions is tentatively scheduled to be in person, but this is subject to change.

Finals Date/Location/Time is TBA.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

If I already registered for auditions, do I have to re-register for auditions now that they are virtual?

Yes. Now that auditions have been changed to virtual, you'll need to re-register.

Do I have to audition virtually to be considered for the 2020 team or will there be live, in-person auditions as well at a later date?

You'll need to audition virtually. There will be no in-person auditions for the 2020 squad except for the Final round (which is still TBD and may become virtual).

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 9, 2020 at 5pm.

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: if you make your account 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.

Will there be two separate teams (NFL Jazz/Pom & NFL Hip Hop)?

No, there will be one Seahawks Dancers team. Your freestyle dance for Open Auditions can be any style! If you make it past the Open Audition round, you'll choose either a choreographed NFL Jazz/Pom dance to perform or an NFL Hip Hop dance to perform. If you make it to the final round of auditions, all candidates will perform both a choreographed NFL Jazz/Pom routine and a choreographed NFL Hip Hop routine. These are the two styles the team performs most often on gameday. We are looking for dancers who can perform both styles!

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 NFL Jazz/Pom routine and the NFL Hip Hop routine, 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 two routines 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!

When do you officially begin your season?

Practices are tentatively planned to begin end of May.

How many members will be selected for the 2020 squad?

We are looking to take anywhere between 32 and 38 members.

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