2014/15 Dance Pak Auditions & Pre-Audition Workshop Info

Here’s your chance to join the most exciting and entertaining Dance Team in the NBA!


DATE: Saturday, July 12th, 2014

CHOREOGRAPHER: AMBERLEY WADDELL EMAIL: awaddell@torontoraptors.com

LOCATION: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON. Enter through Gate 1.






Female Dancers – 18 and older (must be 18 by the day of the audition). We strongly encourage ages 22-30 to come out and audition!

Dancers must have the ability to show an extreme level of enthusiasm, confidence, and poise.

Dancers must be physically fit and have strong athletic skills and endurance.

Dancers must be dedicated, professional, hard working and strong team players.

Minimum 2 years dance/performance experience in Hip Hop or Jazz.

20 team members

There is no minimum or maximum height requirement

You must also provide a resume and a current non-returnable 5×7 or 8×10 headshot.



Dancers will be taught a basic hip hop routine combined with jazz. All participants who advance will be asked to perform the routine in small groups. A number of cuts will be made throughout the audition. All participants who advance will be asked to perform 4-6 eight counts of their own choreography/freestyle highlighting strengths and specialties. Music will be provided. The audition is closed, spectators will not be permitted.



An attractive two-piece dance outfit (Half top and fitted shorts. Any style and colour)

Mid-area, legs and arms must be exposed.

No baggy clothing or street wear. No pants, leggings, capris or cover ups

Full performance make-up and styled hair. Hair must be down, no ponytails.

Participants may wear any kind of sneaker/dance shoe, please make sure they have non-marking soles.



Judges will focus on enthusiasm, energy, dance ability, personal appearance, personality, poise and showmanship.



Mandatory team rehearsals – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:00-10:00pm

August through April (or until end of playoffs).

Mandatory team meeting

Pre-Season games – October

41+ Regular Season Home Games – November to April. Schedule is available in August

Public appearances and events

Pre-register by emailing your headshot and resume to awaddell@torontoraptors.com



Saturday June 21st, 2014

Location: Metro Movement

833 Broadview Ave, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Attire: Dance clothes. Sneakers or jazz shoes are recommended.

What to bring: Water and snacks.

Cost: $25 cash


This workshop is designed to prepare dancers for the upcoming 2014-15 Raptors Dance Pak audition. It will take you through each round of the audition, from the across the floor combination, to the group and freestyle rounds. It will cover topics such as what the judges look for, choreography, hair, make-up, costuming, shoes and health/fitness.

You will have the opportunity to learn material similar to what will be taught at the audition, preparing hopefuls for the audition process on Saturday July 12th. Dancers will be able to ask questions and receive feedback.


Workshop includes:

  • Classes taught by the Raptors Dance Pak choreographer Amberley Waddell. Assisted by veteran Dance Pak Members
  • Mock audition and critiques
  • Tips on auditioning for a pro team
  • Freestyle technique and dance combination tips
  • Q & A with Amberley and current Dance Pak Members

And so much more!!

Limited enrollment: Open to dancers and cheerleaders ages 18 years and up.


Space is limited.To reserve your spot at the workshop send an email to awaddell@torontoraptors.com. Your spot is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation. Should you need to cancel once you’re assigned a spot, kindly send a courtesy cancellation email.


* This is not a mandatory workshop and participation will not affect the outcome of your audition in July.

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