Thank you so much for your interest in becoming a member of the Orlando Predators Dancers! Auditions are typically held at the end of each calendar year, the 2019 dates are listed below. If you would like to be placed on the audition email list to receive future updates or if you have additional questions regarding the audition process, please email your full name and contact details email@example.com. Thank you for your interest and good luck!
All pre audition classes are $20 CASH only , no credit cards or Venmo
Wednesday, February 20th- jazz funk w/Gizelle 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, February 21st -latin w/ Mileyka 7:30-9:30 pm
Wednesday, February 27th- sassy jazz w/ Mattie 7:30-9:30pm
Thursday, February 28th- hip hop w/ Casper 7:30-9:30pm
All classes will be an hour and a half with the remaining half an hour for questions and answers.
First Round Audition: Date TBA
Registration at 10 a.m.
Audition begins promptly at 11 a.m.
Located at VTP Dance Academy
604 W. Evergreen Ct.
Longwood, Fl 32750
Please bring headshot, full-body shot, resume and $25 application fee
First round is closed to the public, family, and friends.
All participants must be prepared to stay as late as 8 p.m. (no exceptions).
You will not need to prepare your own performance routine.
The first round will consist of a series of 2-3 eliminations that will include freestyle, jazz technique, and hip-hop choreography.
A maximum of 24 finalists will advance at the end of this day.
We recommend that you bring snacks, a water bottle, a towel, and items to freshen up between rounds.
Participants will be judged on appearance, fitness, dance ability, style, strength and completion of movement, energy, projection, and potential.
Finalist Interviews By Appointment: Dates TBA
Each finalist will be interviewed by representatives of the Orlando Predators.
Interviews are designed to learn more about the personality of the candidate.
Finalist will be asked about their ability to commit to a one year contract.
Each interview will last approximately 10-15 minutes per candidate.
Business casual attire preferred.
Interview times will be scheduled following the final elimination in the 1st round.
Finalists will be judged based upon speaking ability, energy, presence, maturity, ability to commit to the job, and over-all impression.
Finalist Boot Camp: Dates TBA
Finalists will participate in jazz and hip-hop dance classes taught by guest choreographers.
Finalists will go through intense fitness training classes.
Fitness assessments will be conducted.
All nights of boot camp are mandatory (no exceptions).
The Predators Dancers Manager, Lora Costantini , will be observing and judging finalists based upon their interaction with the other candidates, their work ethic, their ability to 'get out of their comfort zone', and their overall performance in all planned boot camp activities.
Final Audition: Date TBA
One final opportunity for the finalists to perform the audition routine for the judges panel.
This exciting event will be streamed live on Facebook for family and friends to watch.
The 2019 Orlando Predators Dancers will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
Female Dancers who are 18 years of age or older by the audition date.
Must have previous dance training and experience in jazz and hip-hop. Tumbling skills a bonus, but not required.
Must be available for all phases of the audition process and be prepared to stay as long as necessary (no exceptions).
Must provide one non-returnable headshot and one non-returnable full-body shot (5"x7" or larger preferred). Photos are used for identification purposes.
Professional photo is not mandatory. Photos should be a current representation of what you look like or will look like at the audition.
Must provide a current dance and professional resume (if applicable).
Must be of good moral character and successfully complete all pre-employment screening. Orlando Predators is a drug-free workplace.
Must live in Central Florida or be willing to relocate.
Must have dependable transportation to rehearsals, games, and appearances.
Must have a flexible schedule and the ability to commit to the Predators Dancers' schedule, which includes but is not limited to attendance at all rehearsals, all designated home games, community, charitable, and corporate event appearances for ONE FULL YEAR. If you cannot commit for the next year, please do not audition.
Dance or athletic half-top (stomach must be showing)
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Hot pants, dance trunks, or shorts (no full or capri length pants)
Dance sneakers, tennis shoes, or jazz shoes with non-marking soles
Flesh tone hose, tights, or fishnets
Performance ready hair and make-up
What we're looking for:
Showmanship, personality, energy, and enthusiasm!
Professionalism and maturity
Dancers who are well-spoken and can represent the Orlando Predators in a professional manner at all times
Dance technique and style
Ability to pick up dance choreography quickly
Consistent positive attitude
Strong teamwork skills
Physical fitness and personal appearance
Ability and desire to commit to the job for ONE FULL YEAR
A maximum of 12 team members for the 2019 season.
What you can expect if you are hired as a member of the 2019 Orlando Predators Dancers:
Being a member of one of the hottest dance teams in the NAL!
Experiencing the excitement of performing in front of over 11,000 Predators fans at every home game
Local and national media exposure
Making a positive and profound impact in the Central Florida Community by participating in various charitable events and causes
Enjoying numerous perks such as professional hair makeovers by Renew Day Spa , professional make-up application lessons, free fitness assessments, and so much more!
Getting paid for doing something you love!
Making lifelong friends with your teammates!
MOST IMPORTANTLY…BEING PART OF THE ACTION IN ARENA FOOTBALL!
Frequently Asked Audition Questions:
Do past Orlando Predators Dancers have to audition again? YES - All current team members wishing to renew their contract must audition again. No spots on the team are guaranteed.
Is there a maximum age limit to be a Predators Dancer? NO – The minimum age is 18 but there is no maximum age limit.
Are the Predators Dancers paid? YES – This is a paid professional position and the Dancers are paid per game worked.
Is being a Predators Dancer a full-time job? NO – Hours worked per week vary greatly throughout the year.
Can I hold a full-time job or be a student while maintaining the Predators Dancers' schedule? YES – As long as you keep your evenings free for games and rehearsals, it is possible to work a full-time professional job or maintain a full-time school schedule.
How often and when do you practice? Rehearsals are held 2 nights per week beginning as early as 7 p.m., lasting as late as 10 p.m. Most rehearsals are held on Mondays and Wednesday or Thursday night and weekend rehearsals are scheduled as necessary. On game nights, there are also mandatory pre-game rehearsals at the Arena which begin 4 hours prior to kick-off (ex. 3 p.m. for 7 p.m. games).
How quickly will rehearsals and games begin? There will be a contract meeting the week following the final audition with rehearsals beginning shortly thereafter (this schedule will be distributed during auditions). Games begin in April with the regular season lasting through July and playoff games lasting as late as August.