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Maryland Maniacs To Hold Second Auditions For Dance Team

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The Maryland Maniacs held the first of two Dance Team auditions at the Gold’s Gym in Greenbelt, MD on Saturday, January 23rd.

Maniacs Hold Dance Team Auditions

Contestants were asked to individually introduce themselves to a panel of judges and give a brief display of their moves and unique style. Following the introductions, the dance team hopefuls worked as a whole group to perform sideline routines. From there, they practiced leg kicks and then went on to finish off the day, by breaking up into groups of three to show the panel how well they could work together in small teams.

“Each judge was provided with a scoring sheet that broke down the requirements into several areas including appearance/fitness, dance technique, showmanship and overall presentation,” said Charita White, the Maniacs Director of Dance.

Charita was pleased with the performance and presentation of the contestants who attended the audition.

“Not only were they talented but they had great personalities that were very engaging. I wish them all luck as we continue the process!”

The Maniacs are holding a second audition on February 13-14th for those interested in becoming a member of the 2010 Maryland Maniacs Dance Team. Choreographer Jeremy McShan will conduct a dance workshop on February 7th to prepare candidates on what to expect during the audition process.

“The audition process is not over! We have not made final selections for the team yet and we are determined to find the best candidates available to become a part of the Maniacs organization,” White said.

Maryland Maniacs

Here is the information for those interested in auditioning to become a Maniacs Dance Team member:

Dates: Saturday, February 13, 2010 and Sunday, February 14, 2010
Time : 12 pm – 4 pm
Location: Gold’s Gym 6222 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Cost: $20*

Audition Attire:
Form fitting crop top (No T-shirts)
Dance trunks, Dance Shorts or Cheer Shorts (No full length or capri pants)
Jazz Shoes / Dance Sneakers / Dance Boots
Hair & Make-up should be performance ready!

We are having a workshop to prepare dancers for our auditions!!

Workshop Information:
When: Saturday February 7th, 2010 (12:00 pm Registration)
Where: Gold’s Gym, 6222 Greenbelt Road, Greenbelt, MD 20770
Cost: $15
Learn from the best – Maniacs Choreographer Jeremy McShan
Includes: free-style practice, technique improvement, choreography, and helpful information on how to make the team

*Audition fee waived for those who attend the dance workshop!*

To pre-register, please visit our website: For additional info, email us at

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