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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stampede Spirit Dance Team Tryouts Friday And Saturday 

Posted by Sasha at 5:50 PM ET

OurSports Central - BOISE, Idaho - August 14, 2007 - The Idaho Stampede Spirit dance team will be hosting tryouts this Friday and Saturday, August 17-18, at Studio C Dance Academy in Eagle. (audition flyer)

Each day will be showcased live to fans online at idahostampede.com via Fiberpipe Internet Services. Friday's tryout session will begin at 6 p.m. and Saturday's will begin at 9:30 a.m.

Registration will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday and is $15. Registration forms can be found at idahostampede.com or by contacting Stampede Spirit Director Jennifer Huter via email at spiritdanceteam@hotmail.com.

Fans will have the opportunity to voice their opinion about the 2007-08 Stampede Spirit dance team, as they can watch both days of the tryouts online. Friday's group session, as well as Saturday's individual tryouts will be showcased online at idahostampede.com. Performances from Saturday will be posted online, and fans will be able to watch and vote for their "Fiberpipe Fan Favorite" dance team member.

In conjunction with the franchise's 10th anniversary season, fans will have ten days from Monday, August 20 to vote on the "Fiberpipe Fan Favorite". The voting will close at 10:10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29.

The 2007-08 Stampede Spirit dance team, including the "Fiberpipe Fan Favorite", will be announced to the public at center stage during Alive After Five in downtown Boise on Wednesday, August 29. The team will be signing autographs at the Stampede booth during the event.

Friday's first round will consist of a group session, where participants will learn a short routine that includes basic dance technique. No cuts will be made at this session. Saturday will consist of individual tryouts where each dancer will perform the routine learned the prior evening, and will be evaluated on dance technique, showmanship, appearance and physical fitness.

The Stampede Spirit dance team is Idaho's premier dance squad, and performs at all Stampede home games. Additionally, they have performed in front of national television audiences, at NBA games and during NBA All-Star weekend in Las Vegas this past year.

Dance team members will also participate in the third annual Stampede Spirit Calendar shoot, lend time and talent at community and charity events, and participate in Spirit Dance camps for youth.

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