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Uproar Auditions

Uproar Auditions

The BC Lions Dance Team is looking for talented dancers to join our Choreographed Dance Team! Dancers will submit a 1-minute online video of their dancing ability, and those selected will perform for the judges and have an opportunity to show off extra tumbling or gymnastic skills (optional). Click the button below to submit your video and register for auditions.

 

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STAGE 1: Online Application 

All interested applicants are to apply online through the portal and will be required to upload a video (maximum is 1 min) that showcases the dancer’s abilities to dance.

Accepted applicants who will advance to the in-person auditions held on Sunday, March 12th will be contacted in advance of that date.

Video Application Opens: February 3rd, 2023
Video Application Closes: March 8th, 2023

STAGE 2: Choreographed Dance Team Auditions 

Date: Sunday, March 12th, 2023
Registration Opens: February 3rd, 2023
Location: Spiral Dance, 1471 Stayte Road, White Rock BC V4B 4Z3

STAGE 3: Finalist Interviews

Date:  Monday, March 13th, 2023
Time:  By Appointment
Location: BC Lions Training Facility, 10605 City Parkway, Surrey, BC

 


 

  • Registration is open now!
  • In order to audition, dancers must have graduated high school and be over the age of 19 as of June 1st, 2023.
  • Choreographed dance team members must have a minimum of 7 years dance training.
  • When you arrive at the in-person auditions, proceed to the registration tables for check-in. You will be given a consent form to fill out and will be asked to provide a $15.00 non-refundable application fee for registration.  Once the form has been filled out, please return it to the registration desk and provide a 4”x6” or larger COLOUR photo of yourself.
  • You must wear athletic gear and athletic shoes.  Anyone not wearing the required attire will be asked to change.
  • Dancers should have make-up and hair styled as if you were performing at the stadium on game day.
  • It is expected that you will be in good physical condition and that you have a high level of dance experience.
  • Dancers are not restricted by gender. All welcome.
  • Most importantly, come with a positive attitude, work hard, and have fun!

Choreographed Dance Team judging criteria:

  • Danceability
  • Showmanship & crowd appeal (personality projection, enthusiasm, energy)
  • Poise
  • Interviews (finalists only)

 


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How many people audition for the Dance Team?

Approximately 100 to 150 candidates will audition to fill 40 final game-day positions.  Previous BC Lions Dance Team members are required to audition for the 2023 season in order to make the team.  You must attend the tryouts on Sunday, March 12th for an opportunity to make the team as no further tryouts will take place.

What type of time commitment is involved if I make the team?

Being a BC Lions Dance Team member is a large commitment for nine months.  The Choreographed Dance Team rehearses every Sunday from 6-9 pm starting March 19th until the Grey Cup.

All dancers will be required to perform at the BC Lions pre-season game and all nine BC Lions regular-season home games, as well as one potential home playoff game.

Members of the BC Lions Dance Team also attend paid corporate, charity, and community events per calendar year as the face of the BC Lions Football Organization.

Do the Dance Team members get paid?

Yes, Dance Team members are paid per game and for appearances.

Dancers also receive two 2023 BC Lions season tickets and are provided with numerous sponsored services such as gym memberships, tanning, clothing discounts, and hairstyling.