(September 11, 2017)… The Rochester Knightingales dance team will hold auditions for the 2017-18 season on Saturday, Oct. 7 at Harro East Gym (400 Andrews St.). Candidates will have the opportunity to try out for one of the hottest dance teams in the National Lacrosse League from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Harro East aerobics room.
The Knightingales are dedicated women who are physically fit, talented in dance/cheer or promotional modeling who are able to present themselves in a professional manner. Because the Knightingales are influential role models to the youth in our communities, the team selects women who are committed to leading a healthy, productive lifestyle. In addition to performing at Knighthawks’ home games, the team supports community projects throughout the Greater Rochester area.
When attending auditions, please bring a professional resume, including related experience, a recent photo (photo will not be returned), and a valid license or passport. There is also a $20 non-refundable cash-only fee. Each dancer must follow the dress code provided by the Rochester Knightingales. Audition attire includes a sports bra or tank top, form-fitted shorts, nude tights or yoga pants/leggings, and sneakers or dance shoes. All individuals must have full hair and makeup (no ponytails), and no jewelry, except wedding or engagement rings.
Candidates must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or GED. Click here for the complete team eligibility guidelines and to register for tryouts.
This year’s team will be under the direction of Emilie Schneider and Brenna Spencer. Emilie grew up in the town of Greece, where she first began taking dance classes. She is one of the veterans of the Knightingales as she enters her 13th season with the squad.
Brenna first began cheerleading and Irish dancing as a child and continued to study dance throughout high school and college. The Webster native was a member of the Nazareth dance team and the choreographer for the dance club. She began dancing professionally at age 18 and has been dancing and assisting with game-day direction for professional sports teams in Rochester, including the Raiders, Razorsharks, Lancers and Knighthawks.
The directors are looking to fill a variety of positions and are seeking women with personality and a willingness to learn. Knightingales participate in greetings, sales, team appearances, promotions, distributing giveaways, on-field performances, and in-stand dances.
For additional questions, please contact Emilie or Brenna at Rochester.Knightingales@gmail.com.
Audition Dates, Times, Locations:
Saturday, Oct. 7 @ 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Harro East Gym
400 Andrews St.
Rochester, NY 14604
(Parking lot across the street on Andrews St.)