Dallas Stars: Ice Girls Tryouts Info Announced

Become an Ice Girl for the Dallas Stars and be a part of the action! Photo Courtesy: Dominic Ceraldi
Become an Ice Girl for the Dallas Stars and become a part of the coolest game on ice!
Photo Courtesy: Dominic Ceraldi

Below is information on the upcoming Dallas Stars Ice Girls Tryouts for the 2016-17 season:

Jr. Ice Girls
Sunday, July 10th 12-2pm at the McKinney Dr Pepper Stars Center

Prep Class Dates
Wednesday, July 6th 7:30-10PM
Monday, July 11th 7:30-10PM
Wednesday July 13th 7:30-10PM
Monday, July 20th 6:30-9:45PM
All prep classes are held at the McKinney Dr Pepper Stars Center

Auditions
Sunday,  July 24th at the Frisco Convention Center from 9:30AM – 8PM.

You can find more information on all of these events at DallasStars.com/IceGirls

In Depth Info
Jr Ice Girls is for girls age 6-12.  This is an energetic skating and dancing program that allows young girls to train with the Dallas Stars Ice Girls for a day.  The event is Sunday July 10th from 12pm – 2pm at the McKinney Dr Pepper Stars Center.  There is a showcase event at 1:45 for friends and family.  The registration fee is $65.

Prep Classes
will start on July 6th at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in McKinney (6993 Stars Ave, McKinney, Texas 75070). There will be 4 total classes before auditions and all of these classes will fall on either a Monday or a Wednesday. (dates are below) Registration will begin 20 minutes before each class. Cost per individual prep class is $35. Ladies may also pay in advance which reserves their spot in the class. Walk-ups are welcome until the class is full. All prep classes are non-refundable.

What to expect
1 ½ hours of dance instruction (includes stylized combination similar to audition routine)
1 hour of ice skating (includes drills, tool work, proper on-ice technique)
Different dance routines and skating drills will be taught each class.

Attire
Top: Half Top
Bottoms: Pants (dance or yoga) and shorts (with tights)
Dance Shoes: dances sneakers or jazz shoes
Hockey Skates: if you own them if you do not have hockey skates we will provide them for you.
Be sure to bring a jacket, tall socks, and water

Prep Class Dates
Wednesday, July 6th 7:30-10PM
Monday, July 11th 7:30-10PM
Wednesday July 13th 7:30-10PM
Monday, July 20th 6:30-9:45PM

Auditions
Preliminary and semifinal auditions will be held on Sunday,  July 24th at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco, TX (2601 Avenue of the Stars) from 9:30AM – 8PM. Interested applicants should complete the application and waiver and return them to the Dallas Stars office in person or via mail. They must include their application fee ($35 cash or check) and a recent photograph. Professional headshot style photos are preferred, but not necessary. These photographs will be used for identification purposes and will not be returned. Applications must be received by 5:30PM on Friday, July 22nd, 2016. Auditions are closed to the public. Ladies that tryout can be a skater OR a dancer but do not have to do both.

Preliminary Round
Upon arrival ladies will check in and receive and audition number and will be divided into 3 groups Skaters, Dancers, and Both. During the preliminary round of auditions the ladies that are registered as skaters will show the judges a freestyle skate and basic drills. The ladies that are registered as dancers will show a freestyle dance with a short tag that is compiled of a few 8 counts. After all the ladies have gone thru the first round the judges will deliberate and come back with the ladies who will progress to the semifinals.

Semifinal Round
This round the selected rookie candidates will be joined by the veteran candidates. During this round the ladies who are registered as skaters will show executive skating drills, freestyle lap, along with doing a mock run thru of how we clean the ice at Dallas Stars Home Games. The ladies that are registered as dancers will learn a dance combination and perform in small groups. After all the ladies have completed the semifinal round the judges will deliberate and come back with the ladies who will be advancing to finals.

Finals
Finals will be held at the Dr Pepper StarCenter in Mckinney, TX July 25-29, 6:30-10:30PM, August 1-5, 6:30-10:30PM and August 6th 9am-2pm. Final squad will be announced Saturday, August 6th, 2016.
 
Attire for Auditions
Top: Half Top
Skating Bottoms: Pants (dance or Yoga)
Dancing Bottoms: Shorts (with tights)
Dance Shoes: Sneakers or Jazz Shoes
Hockey Skates if you own them, if not we will provide a pair for you
Be sure to bring a jacket, tall socks, water and snacks.

Requirements
–          Must be 18 years of age on or before July 24, 2016
–          Must have previous skating OR dance experience
–          Have a High School diploma or GED
–          If selected, must reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth area
–          Have reliable means of transportation to practices, game, and appearances
–          Hold a job or be enrolled in college
–          Must commit to the Dallas Stars Ice Girls Schedule, which includes but is not limited to attendance at all practice and home games, for one full year (August 2016 – July 2017)