Ironmen Announce Dancer Auditions

The Ironmen Dancers also dance for the New Jersey Devils (Photo by Rich Graessle)
Ironmen Dancers to Select 2009-10 Team on August 2nd

Newark, N.J. (Thursday, June 25, 2009) – The New Jersey Ironmen formally announced today that they will be holding auditions for the 2009-10 Ironmen Dancers at Prudential Center on Sunday, August 2nd, starting at 2:00 p.m. In addition to dancing at all of the Ironmen home games, the dancers selected from these trials will also become members of the New Jersey Devils Dancers as well as perform as the official dancers of Prudential Center.

“We’re looking for strong dancers that have a high level of energy and enthusiasm,” said Amanda Gardella, the Director of the Ironmen and Devils Dancers. “In addition to being professional and talented, I am looking for girls that will be committed to the development of the community. I want us to not only represent the Ironmen, Devils and Prudential Center well, but I also want us to have a strong connection with both the fans and the entire community.”

Auditions will start promptly at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 2nd, with registration beginning at 1:00 p.m. Participants will register at the PNC Tower entrance at Prudential Center and must have in their possession a valid photo ID. All dancers must be 18 years of age or older and have at least eight years of technical dance training. All candidates must also be able to attend all Ironmen and Devils home games, as well as be able to participate at weekly rehearsals. All hopefuls must bring a resume, headshot, knee pads and water, and they should wear flattering dance/workout attire including sneakers or other dance shoes. Hair and makeup must also be performance ready. For more information regarding auditions, contact Director Amanda Gardella at agardella@prucenter.com.

MEDIA ADVISORY: This event will be open to all accredited members of the media. If you would like to cover these auditions, contact Ironmen Director of Communications John Archibald with your name and media affiliation at jarchibald@njironmen.com.

The 2009 Ironmen soccer camp program kicked off this past Monday and will run through the end of August. Space is limited for Ironmen camp registration, and the team created a special website for their camp programs at www.njironmen.com/camps. The camp website offers information and the summer schedule, as well as the convenience of completing the entire registration process online. All campers this summer will receive an Ironmen soccer ball, t-shirt and two tickets to their 2009 home opener this fall, and camps are open to all types of skill levels and players age 4-16.

Training is also available for travel clubs this summer with commitments of at least 10 campers. The cost for each camper is $129, and each training session will be conducted for two hours a day over a period of five concurrent days. The age of campers can range from 8-16, and each participant will receive an Ironmen camp t-shirt. Teams must provide the field, water and balls for the training sessions, and the Ironmen will always have at least one professional player on location for every day of the camp. Coaches that would like to schedule a travel camp can call 973-757-6323 today for additional information.

The Ironmen have now opened the sale of 2009-10 season tickets, and all seating sections are now available for submittal of a $50 deposit. Fans that would like to reserve their seats for the upcoming season can click the 09-10 season ticket icon on the Ironmen home page (www.njironmen.com), or they can also call Mike Milich, Ironmen Ticket Sales Manager, at 973-757-6322.



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