Renton, Wash. -The Sea Gals will hold open auditions for their 2016 squad on Saturday, April 16, starting at noon at Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) in Renton the team announced today.
Auditions will be comprised of three competition rounds and a $20 audition fee. The first round of competition includes a one minute freestyle dance to music provided by the Seahawks. Contestants will be judged in three categories: dance ability, pizzazz and appearance. The semifinals will begin on Sunday, April 17 with the final competition and live webcast on Sunday, April 24 at 5 p.m. The 2016 squad will be revealed at the conclusion of the webcast.
Applicants must be at least 19 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent by April 1, 2016. The 2016 squad will consist of 24 - 32 members.
Four open workshops will be held to help prepare applicants for the competition. The workshops will consist of dance step instruction and sample dance routines followed by an informational session on the audition process. The open workshops will be held at Gold's Gym in Issaquah. The cost is $30 per session, no reservations are needed. Sea Gals Director Sherri Thompson and Sea Gals Choreographer Courtney Moore will teach the classes. It is advisable, but not necessary, to attend any of the workshops in order to audition.
"The workshops are designed to prepare applicants in all three areas of judging, including dance ability, pizzazz and appearance," said Sea Gals director Sherri Thompson. "Applicants can attend one or more sessions to prepare and build their confidence for the competition."
The team will also host two intensive workshops for a fee of $100. Space is limited and registration is required via SeaGals.com.
The Sea Gals balance a busy schedule of practicing, performing and making over 300 public appearances in the community throughout the year. The squad performed on the field at all three Super Bowls the Seahawks played and have appeared on numerous national TV shows including: ESPN, Fox & Friends, Fox Sports, Good Morning America, TODAY Show, Access Hollywood, Inside Edition and NFL Network. The Sea Gals have also traveled extensively to perform in Japan, China, Mexico, and Europe.
For more information on the workshops and auditions, visit www.SeaGals.com.
Sunday, February 28, 3-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 27, 3-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 3, 3-4:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 3-4:30 p.m.
*Gold's Gym, Issaquah (1025 NW Gilman Blvd, Suite E-8)
Saturday, April 2, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton
Saturday, April 2, 1:30-4 p.m., Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton
Saturday, April 16, Open Call, Noon, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton
Sunday, April 17, Semifinals, Noon, Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton
Sunday, April 24, Finals, 5 p.m., CenturyLink Field, West Club
Images of Sea Gals open auditions at over 150 women began the audition process to make the 2015 Sea Gals squad.