Sunday, August 02, 2015

The Brooklynettes auditions get loyal coverage from arena partners WPIX, Daily News

Just in case you're wondering whether WPIX is fulfilling its marketing partnership with the Barclays Center, well, consider the 7/6/15 press release from the Brooklyn Nets, BROOKLYNETTES DANCE TEAM TO HOLD OPEN AUDITIONS FOR 2015-16 BROOKLYN NETS SEASON:
BROOKLYN (July 6, 2015) – The Brooklyn Nets will hold open auditions for the Brooklynettes dance team on Sunday, July 12 at 11 a.m. at the Arnold and Marie Schwartz Center on the LIU Brooklyn campus at 1 University Plaza. Registration begins at 10 a.m.
The Brooklynettes, presented by Crunch Fitness, will perform at all Brooklyn Nets games at Barclays Center during the 2015-16 season and represent the team at events throughout the New York metropolitan area and internationally. Special guest judges will be in attendance throughout the week, including celebrity choreographers Luam, Manwé, Nick Kenkel, and Bloc Talent Agency's Fatima Wilson.
Then came a 7/8/15 promotional piece on WPIX, Brooklynettes dance team looking for more dancers. It was presaged by a tweet from the Nets:
Then came the TV station's report, Brooklynettes hopefuls audition at Barclays Center for coveted spot on team:
BARCLAYS CENTER — There was so much excitement at Barclays Center for these very coveted spots. A lot of talent, but only 16 spots to fill on the team.
They came from all over the country and the world. All here to be a part of the magic at Barclays Center, and part of the next Brooklynettes team.
The final round on Tuesday included an interview process, and of course lots of dancing.
The next step for the winners, they’ll be practicing and then performing in the 2015-2016 Brooklyn Nets season.
They also do appearances around the country, and internationally.
What they get paid, of course, doesn't get discussed.

Who else thought this was news?

I did a quick search to see if any other news outlets covered the auditions. The only other report I could find was from the Daily News, which sent a participant-observer, Daily News staffer shows off moves, but fails to make Brooklyn Nets dance team. (Didn't the Brooklyn Paper try this two years ago?)

Hm, doesn't the Daily News have a marketing partnership with the Barclays Center, too?

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