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Sea Gals to hold audtions beginning in April

The Sea Gals will hold open auditions for the 2014 squad on Saturday, April 26 at Virginia Mason Athletic Center (VMAC) in Renton, the team announced recently.

Members from last season’s squad made several national TV promotional appearances before performing on the sideline at Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium.

The tryouts will be comprised of four competition rounds. The preliminary competition includes a one minute freestyle dance to music provided by the Seahawks.

Contestants will be judged in three categories: dance ability, pizzazz and physical appearance. The auditions begin on Saturday, April 26 with the final competition and live webcast at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 4.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have obtained a high school diploma or equivalent by Aug. 31, 2014. The 2014 squad will consist of 24 - 32 members.

Four workshops will be held to help prepare applicants for the competition. The workshops will consist of instruction on dance steps, a sample dance routine, and a Q&A session about the audition process. They will be held at local Gold’s Gyms and cost $30 per session.

Sea Gals Director Sherri Thompson and Sea Gals Choreographer Shannon Kingsley will teach the classes. It is advisable, but not necessary, to attend any of the workshops in order to audition.

“The workshops are designed to prepare applicants in all three areas of judging, including dance ability, pizzazz and physical appearance,” said Sea Gals director Sherri Thompson. “Applicants can attend one or more sessions to prepare and build their confidence for the competition.”

The Sea Gals balance a busy schedule of practicing, performing and making over 300 public appearances in the community throughout the year. The squad has also traveled to Hawaii, Japan, China, Mexico, and Europe to perform.

For more information on the Sea Gals, workshops and auditions, visit www.SeaGals.com.

Open workshops are scheduled for:

• 3 to 4:30 p.m., March 22 at Gold’s Gym, Redmond, 7956 178th Pl. N.E.;

• 3 to 4:30 p.m., March 23 at Gold’s Gym, Issaquah, 1025 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Suite E-8;

• 3 to 4:30 p.m., April 5 at Gold’s Gym, Issaquah, 1025 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Suite E-8; and

• 1 to 2:30 p.m., April 19 at Gold’s Gym, Issaquah, 1025 N.W. Gilman Blvd. Suite E-8.

The audition schedule is:

10 a.m., April 26 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton;

1 p.m., April 27 at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center, Renton;

5 p.m., May 2 at CenturyLink Field Event Center, Upper Concourse; and

5:30 p.m. , May 4 at CenturyLink Field, West Club Lounge.

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