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Auditions for Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team

The Long Island Nets will hold open auditions for the Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team next week.

The auditions, open to children ages 6 to 15 with at least two years of dance training, will be held on Sunday, August 27 at the Yes We Can Community Center in Westbury.

The Long Island Nets Kids Dance Team was launched during the team’s inaugural season on Long Island and perform during select Long Island Nets home games at Nassau Coliseum, according to a team statement. In addition to performing at games, team members serve as ambassadors and represent the organization at events and appearances throughout the Long Island community.

Dancers must demonstrate their ability to learn and perform choreography and tumbling and break-dancing skills are a plus, but not required. Participants should wear dance attire and non-marking sneakers or dance shoes. Dancers who are selected must be available to attend rehearsals on Long Island once a week as well as select home games at Nassau Coliseum.

Registration for auditions begins at 10 a.m. and all dancers must arrive by 10:30 a.m. to audition. A parent or legal guardian must be present at registration to sign a participation waiver. 

Prior to the open call auditions, the Long Island Nets will hold a workshop on Thursday, August 24 at 6 p.m. at the Yes We Can Community Center located at 141 Garden St. in Westbury. The workshop is open to dancers ages 6 to 15 and participants will learn Long Island Nets Kids dance routines, similar to what will be performed on-court during the season. The session is $50. Click here to register.

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