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.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:
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 the TV station's report, Brooklynettes hopefuls audition at Barclays Center for coveted spot on team:.@Brooklynettes stopped by @PIX11News this morning to promote their upcoming open auditions! http://t.co/Ohk5LrP8MB pic.twitter.com/QROJZtan4K— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) July 8, 2015
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.What they get paid, of course, doesn't get discussed.
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.
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?