Four optional workshops designed to help dancers prepare for the weeklong audition process for the Los Angeles Charger Girls will begin next Wednesday at Cal State Long Beach's Dance Center.
The workshops will introduce the style of choreography performed by the Charger Girls. Material presented will include application tips, style guides and interview preparation, said Charger Girls director Lisa Simmons.
Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a question-and-answer session with Simmons and speak with Charger Girls.
The first workshop will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Workshop registration is recommended and space is limited. Registration is open online.
The workshops cost $40 each and are non-refundable. On-site cash-only registration also will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Open call auditions for the 28-member 2017 Los Angeles Charger Girls squad will begin May 6 at Pauley Pavilion.
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"We expect the complete package in a Charger Girl," Simmons said. "We not only look at talent, performance and showmanship, but also their passion to represent the Chargers in the community."
The Charger Girls perform at all home games and appear in the team's annual swimsuit calendar. They also serve as ambassadors for the organization at hundreds of business, community and charity events throughout the year.
Here is the schedule for the other workshops:
- April 9, 2-5 p.m., Millennium Dance Complex, 5468 E La Palma Ave., Anaheim
- April 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Dance Dynamics, 22576 Avenida Empresa, Rancho Santa Margarita
- April 25, 6:30-9:30 p.m., USC Galen Center, 3400 S Figueroa St, Los Angeles