News | 9/13/2011 1:27:46 PM | Bandits.com
Photo: Bill Wippert

Think you have what it takes to join a professional sports dance team and perform for fans at the First Niagara Center? The Buffalo Bandettes Dance Team is now looking for applicants to fill out their 2012 roster. The Bandettes are the hottest dance team in the National Lacrosse League as they dance for the perennial championship contenders, the Buffalo Bandits.

Auditions will take place over two days; Saturday Oct. 22 and Sunday Oct. 23 from 1:30 p.m. until 4 p.m., with registration at 1:00 p.m., at Gold's Gym located at 1402 French Road in Depew. Registration forms and waivers will be provided on site at Gold’s Gym.

On Oct. 22, you will learn the dance routine from the Bandettes choreographers, and perform on the Oct. 23 as well as interview with the judges. The 2012 team will be announced that Sunday evening.

When attending on Saturday, please remember the $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee as well as a current photo (photo will not be returned). Candidates must be at least 18 years old and have at least a high school diploma or its equivalent.

For questions, contact beabandette@yahoo.com.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What is the procedure for auditions?
A: Saturday - you will learn the dance routine. This is the only time the routine will be taught. Sunday - Candidates will perform in groups of two. You will introduce yourself, perform the required routine and go through a personal interview by the Judges.The Judges will retire to make final selection and the 2012 Dance Team will be announced.

Q: What does it take to be a Buffalo Bandette?
A: You will be judged on the following criteria:

  • Dance Technique
  • Enthusiasm
  • Poise
  • Showmanship
  • Personal Appearance
  • Figure
  • High Kicks

Q: What type of time commitment is required for a Buffalo Bandette?
A: TOTAL COMMITMENT IS REQUIRED.  Practices are Tuesday and Thursday evenings, there will be opportunities for personal appearances, full participation in the Junior Bandette Dance Camp and of course, the Bandits games!!

Q: How should I wear my hair/makeup for the audition?
A: Your hair and makeup should be current, up to date and flattering to your face.  No ponytails please.

Q: What should I wear for the audition
A: Please wear:

  • Top: Dance/Athletic Bra Top Bottom: Hot Pants ( No Tank Tops or Bike Shorts)
  • Skin colored Dance Tights
  • Any type of Dance shoes or sneakers


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