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Jun 30

BlazerDancers: Preparing For Auditions

By sarahhecht Posted in: blazerdancers
It’s an exciting time in the world of Trail Blazers entertainment. The lovely ladies who will perform for you during time-outs, hand out logo-bangers and throw you t-shirts are eagerly preparing for their chance to make the cut to become a BlazerDancer. In-game entertainment is serious business, and we here at Trail Blazers HQ know how getting swagged by BlazerDancers is the icing on game-night cake.

Auditions for the 2011-2012 BlazerDancers start in just over a week. As the final days of preparation come to a close, dancers all over the Rose City are polishing up their routines and looks with one goal in mind: Be a BlazerDancer bombshell.

And it isn’t just new hopefuls who are preparing. Veteran BlazerDancers have to audition for the team every year—there are no automatic returners—and experience many of the nervous emotions new dancers feel.

“My emotions are the whole spectrum, excited, nervous,” said Rhea, a current BlazerDancer. “I question if I’m prepared enough, how ready is too ready? I take classes, I workout, I shop for costumes, I figure out how to wear my makeup and hair and I work on my solo routine.”

The dedication necessary to become a professional dancer is immense and every job is earned through an audition. A process that can be challenging, even for veterans.

“It’s different every year. Even as a returner I don’t know exactly what to expect,” Rhea said. “I get nervous as a veteran that I don’t want to get too comfortable. I like to be kept on my toes so I’m at the top of my game if I prepare properly.”

In the coming weeks stay tuned to trailblazers.com to see BlazerDancer hopefuls make their way through the audition process and to meet your new BlazerDancers!

8 Comments

  1. Hi Miss Sarah:

    I don't get to go to games, and usually doing time-outs I have to endure the commercials; therefore, i don't get to see the dancers too often. and I don't know any by sight.
    Of course I will stay tuned to trailblazer.com and hopefully see the wonderful dancers and hopefully you on Blazer TV. Maybe I can start recognizing them and have my favorite dancer as well as my favorite player and my favorite Blogger.
    I don't know really if I have a favorite Blazer Blogger as I love all of you that works for the organization.

    by Hg on 7/1/2011 3:54 AM
  2. Dancers are great but they are also a distraction from the game.

    by mbmurr1 on 7/2/2011 9:00 AM
  3. Well mbmurr1. some distraction are a good thing. I just can't find the passion to protest the distraction. Sorry LOL.

    by Hg on 7/2/2011 9:06 AM
  4. Distraction? Not really getting that. They perform during timeouts... how are they distracting?

    by sarahhecht on 7/2/2011 9:23 AM
  5. We have the best dancers in the NBA!

    by civilhold on 7/2/2011 11:24 PM
  6. Wooohooo!!! Auditions start this weekend! I'm SO READY!!! :)

    by dancer.amanda on 7/5/2011 1:38 PM
  7. @dancer.amanda. I don't know you personally, I love the smile. good luck in the audition.

    by Hg on 7/5/2011 3:34 PM
  8. lol Sarah, they're not distracting at all! our blazer dancers rock! it's amazing how much they train and how much effort they put into it.

    by Kassandra on 7/5/2011 7:52 PM
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