On Tuesday evening, 65 young dancers gathered at the Furtado Center, the Storm’s official practice facility, to try out for the 2009 Storm Dance Troupe. Over the course of the three-hour session, the kids – ages 5-15 – learned a short routine to Lady Gaga’s “Just Dance” and then performed for the panel of judges consisting of Dance Troupe Manager Sheena Shive, members of the Storm front office, and frequent Storm in-arena host Shellie Hart of KUBE 93’s Old Skool Lunch.
The talent among this group of dancers is sure to give Storm fans the best Troupe KeyArena has seen in the Storm’s 10-year history. At the end of the night, 41 dancers were asked to return Thursday night for the second round of auditions. Stay tuned for more updates on this year’s Dance Troupe selection.
The third and final round of auditions takes place this Saturday at the Alderwood Mall Food Court from 12-3 p.m. and is open to the public! We invite you to check out the action and cheer on the finalists.
- Kelly Nigh
Photos from Tuesday night:
The dancers listen to instructions …
… then it was time to learn the routine.
The group of dancers poses for a photo at the end of the evening with Hart …
before taking a silly picture.