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Washington Commanders searching for performers to be part of leisure staff

The Washington Commanders Amusement Group is looking for 40 performers to be aspect of 1 of the NFL’s most varied teams which involves dancers, gymnasts, breakers, b-boys and b-women and Conquer Ya Toes dancers. Mentor Jade Kenny claims of system expertise and abilities are significant, but what they are definitely seeking for is a person who can get command on the area.

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“What is terrific about the Leisure Crew is we’re searching for allabout entertainers, so it does not essentially make any difference if you are the ideal jazz dancer or the finest hip hop dancer or a tumbler, we want entertainers, we want well-rounded performers who can just convey it to FedEx Industry,” said Mentor Jade.

There will be open up auditions for the 2022 football period on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 at FedExField. The closing group chosen for the 2022 year will be element of the inaugural Commanders Leisure Crew and will conduct at all Washington Commanders 2022 home game titles, as effectively as take part in 12 months-round neighborhood and workforce occasions throughout D.C., Maryland and Virginia.

The Entertainment Team suggests their performances purpose to provide to lifestyle the abundant lifestyle of D.C.’s entire world-renowned and iconic dance scene by way of high-strength, hip hop-based choreography incorporating tricks, stunts, visuals, Conquer Ya Toes and aspects of road funk.

This year’s panel of judges will aspect Jade Kenny, Commanders Leisure Workforce Head Mentor Petra Pope, Commanders Amusement Staff Senior Advisor Joey Colby-Begovich, Commanders Vice President of Guest Expertise Terri Lamb, Washington Soccer Cheerleaders Alumni Association Founder, President and Chair, and the NFL Cheerleaders Alumni Group Chair and two exclusive company — Dominic “D-trix” Sandoval and Ayahnna Hines.

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Returning for his second yr as the Enjoyment Workforce visitor choreographer for auditions, D-trix is well recognised as a dancer, choreographer and YouTube star with 5 million followers throughout his social networks.

A Sacramento indigenous with a passion for pushing dancing boundaries, he has garnered dozens of accolades, which includes an Emmy for choreography, an NBC “Environment of Dance” championship, two MTV “America’s Most effective Dance Crew” titles and a choose for FOX’s “So You Consider You Can Dance.”

In addition to taking part as a decide, D-trix will also choreograph both the preliminary and final audition rounds.

Initial-calendar year choose Ayahnna Hines brings a regional DMV neighborhood viewpoint to auditions as the Head Mentor of Howard University Bisonnette’s. Because beginning her dance instruction at three a long time old, Ayahnna has qualified at several studios all through Philadelphia, D.C., and New York.

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At Howard College, Ayahnna was a co-captain of the Bisonette Dance group and during her tenure, they were being the 1st HBCU to show up at the Common Dance Association Competitiveness. Additionally, Ayahnna is the Founder and CEO of Divinely Ayahnna LLC, an artistic business.

In progress of the auditions on April 23 and 24, the Commanders Amusement Group will host a collection of pre-audition dance clinics in March and April on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Entertainment Crew Studio at FedExField.

Clinics will be led by 2021 Amusement Group Captains and Head Coach Jade Kenny. Just about every session is $100 and features two courses throughout consecutive times. Members that register for all four periods will get a price reduction of $50, making the overall price tag $350 total for 8 lessons, and will be suitable to skip the across-the-ground spherical of auditions.

Pre-Audition Dance Clinic dates:

– Session 1: March 29-30
– Session 2: April 5-6
– Session 3: April 12-13
– Session 4: April 19-20

Auditions are open up to these 18 years of age and older. For supplemental facts about the Washington Commanders Enjoyment Crew, as effectively as info about the pre-audition clinics and open up auditions, simply click below.


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