Monday, January 14, 2008

Open Calls for Cleveland's New Arena Football Team! 

Posted by Sasha at 5:28 PM ET

Gladiators to hold dancer tryouts January 19


CLEVELAND – The Cleveland Gladiators are pleased to announce that on Saturday, January 19TH, the team will hold an open call audition, seeking talented, energetic members for the 2008 Dance Team. The team has also named San Jose, California native Crystal Colar as the Dance Team Choreographer.

The open call audition will be held at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel Grand Ballroom, located at 24 Public Square in downtown Cleveland. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the audition beginning promptly at 9:00 a.m. Participants (women only) must be a high school graduate, at least 18 years of age by January 19, 2008 with a valid photo ID and are required to wear two-piece dance wear including a midriff top, lycra shorts and appropriate footwear. Participants must also be performance ready with full make up and hair worn down. There is a one-time $25 application fee.

Interested participants can fill out a registration form by clicking here.

Participants will be taught a routine and do not need to prepare their own. Experienced dancers as well as beginners are encouraged to audition. Applicants will be judged on dance ability, appearance, personality and attitude. The open call audition will be closed to the public.

Colar (pronounced ko-lar) brings with her over 20 years of dance experience in styles ranging from hip hop to jazz. Upon graduating from high school, Colar was a member of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors dance team as a Warrior Girl before moving to Los Angeles.

While attending Cal State University Northridge, Colar studied Cinema Television and Arts, with a minor in Business Marketing. As an actress, she has appeared in a variety of television and film, including 20th Century Fox’s Dodgeball and CBS’s Still Standing. She currently serves as the Marketing and Events Manager at Providence House in Cleveland. Colar’s first duty will be holding the open call audition on January 19.

Those seeking additional information about participating in the auditions or pre-register should call the Gladiators Office at (216) 685-9000 ext. 507 or visit the official team website at www.clevelandgladiators.com.

The Cleveland Gladiators are set to kick off their inaugural Arena Football League season on Monday, March 3 versus the New York Dragons at Quicken Loans Arena. Season tickets start at $80 per season and can be purchased by calling (216) 685-9000 or by logging onto www.clevelandgladiators.com. Let the Games Begin!

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