Tuesday, June 24, 2008

2008-09 Nuggets Cheer Team Audition Information

Thanks for your interest in the Denver Nuggets Cheerleaders! The tryout date for the 2008-09 season is set to be held at Colorado Athletic Club at DTC on Saturday, August 2, 2008. Listed below is information on how tryouts will be conducted. Please feel free to e-mail us directly if you have questions. Thanks again for your time and support. We look forward to seeing you at tryouts!

The Denver Nuggets Cheerleading team performs at every home game during the season, as well as other special engagements. The co-ed cheerleading team does various performances, including stunts, gymnastics, and acrobatic skills to encourage crowd involvement. This is a paid position and performers receive additional money for some local appearances.

Date: Saturday, August 2, 2008.

Time: Registration begins at 9:00 AM and closes at 9:30 AM.

Location: Colorado Athletic Club at DTC, 5555 DTC Parkway, Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Cheerleader Audition Information:

* Audition Format: During the First Round participants will show the minimum requirements in front of a panel of judges. After the minimum requirements have been shown, an opportunity will be provided for participants to show additional skills. Tumblers will be provided the opportunity to throw two passes which should showcase more advanced tumbling. Partner Stunters will be asked to do a three-consecutive stunt sequence. Dismounts will be judged at this time. Each participant is judged separately. Finalists will be announced at the end of tryouts.

* Requirements: All participants, male or female, must be at least 18 years of age as of August 2, 2008. There are no other age limitations other than this. All participants must provide a clear headshot and résumé. Headshots do not need to be professional, but should be a clear picture of you and only you. The résumé should list team/performance experience you may have, and any other information you would like the judges to know. Headshots will not be returned to you.

* Audition Attire:
Ladies – The audition attire is a sports bra of some sort, as well as briefs and shorts. NO LONG PANTS ALLOWED. Participants must wear white-soled tennis shoes, and it is recommended to be performance ready with full hair and make up. The official tanning salon of the Denver Nuggets Cheerleaders is The Palms Tanning Resort.

Gentlemen – The audition attire is a short sleeved T-shirt, shorts and white-soled tennis shoes. NO TANK TOPS OR CUT OFF SHIRTS ALLOWED.

* Talent Categories: The Denver Nuggets Cheerleaders look for a variety of talents. This includes Gymnasts/Tumblers, Acrobats, Cheerleaders and Partner Stunters. We recognize that each individual may not be an expert in all areas. However, participants must excel in at least one of the above-mentioned categories to be considered for the team. Participants can try out for more than one category to show versatility and ability. Each talent category will have certain requirements to be performed in front of a panel of judges, which include the following:


Minimum Requirements:
* Round off back hand spring back tuck
* Standing back tuck

Cheerleaders/Partner Stunters/Acrobats:

Minimum Requirements:
* Co-Ed Toss Extension
* Toss Hands Liberty

ALL categories of talent will have the opportunity and will be expected to show more than the minimum requirements. Creativity and difficulty are appreciated. An interview and overall assessment will conclude the try out process.

* Time Commitment: On average there are 42 games in a season. Practice will be held over the summer as well as 1 to 2 times per week during the season. Call time for games is typically 5:30 P.M. The position is paid on a per game basis and there are other forms of compensation as well.

* Questions: If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Cheerleading Directors, Stephanie and Christopher “Hemo” John at DenverNuggetsCheer@yahoo.com or NuggetsCheerleaders@pepsicenter.com.