Wednesday, June 21, 2017

KCD Audition.



I decided to audition for the Knicks City Dancers this past week. I have never been to an NBA audition and didn't attend the clinics beforehand so I had no idea what to expect. I used to dance for arena football so I put on my cute lil two piece I wore for that audition, made myself glam, and went for it. I got in line at 9am and was there until 6pm. We started the day with improv in small groups. I can't remember exactly what I did, but I know it involved a walkover, jump split, and so so many kicks (obvi). A cut was made. Next, we did a combo across the floor in heels. A cut was made and they took our pictures. Then came a long routine that was taught very quickly. We performed this twice in small groups and yet another cut was made. Finally, we learned another VERY fast combo and a final cut was made for the day. I was relieved to make it to callbacks after all that hard work. 

The next day, the current KCD performed for us and Bobby Newberry taught an awesome combo with a ton of hairography. My neck is seriously still sore days later. We performed in small groups, some of us multiple times. I think they knew exactly what they were looking for this year and I heard a rumor there was only 1 open spot. They put new girls next to current team members and kept changing it up throughout the night. I felt good about my performances, but nevertheless, I didn't make it to day 3. It was definitely a big change from the theatre and Rockette auditions I attend. I had a blast learning their choreo and getting a free workout though. I definitely want to go back next year and take all of the prep classes so they can know me before. Best of luck to everyone at the final callback tonight!

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BK.







It's been a little bit of a joke forever that I never go to Brooklyn. One of my best friends from college used to try to get me there all the time, but it never happened. I honestly don't know why. Anyway, last weekend I caved and explored Brooklyn with my guy. We walked Brooklyn Bridge Park, rode the carousel, went to the little history museum, shopped the cute boutiques, and had dinner. Dumbo is the perfect place to take dance pics too with that gorg bridge view. At the end of the night, we went to Brooklyn Bowl. I loooooove bowling and they had live music too. I can't wait to go back