The Blazer Dancers are the cheerleaders for the Portland Trail Blazers basketball team in the NBA. These are the hottest of the Portland Trail Blazers Blazer Dancers cheerleaders.
Blazer Dancers auditions are held annually in the summer
Tryouts for the Blazer Dancers are held annually in the summer. To be a Portland Trail Blazers cheerleader, women must 18 years old by October 1 in the year of the tryout.
Prior to the actual auditions, the Trail Blazers hold a fee based pre-audition workshop. At the workshop, prospective cheerleaders can particpate in mock-auditions, learn the styles of dance required by the Blazer Dancers, and have a question and answer session with current Blazer Dancers cheerleaders and coaches.
Women who attend the pre-audition workshop will also get a free pass into the second round of the tryouts. Not a bad deal for the $25 required fee for women who are thinking of trying out for the Blazer Dancers.
Blazer Dancers cheerleaders do public appearances and some of the women have even traveled overseas to perform
The women who make the Blazer Dancers squad are required to perform at all Portland Trail Blazers home NBA basketball games at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. In addition, Blazer Dancers also do a number of outside public appearances each year.
The public appearances are usually at things like corporate events, trade shows, conventions, parades, grand store openings, and autograph sessions, as well as at charity and fundraising events in the Portland area. Blazer Dancers are compensated for these public appearances.
Over the years, some Blazer Dancers cheerleaders have even been selected to travel overseas to perform. Some of the places overseas where Blazer Dancers have performed include China, Estonia and The Philippines.
Most famous woman who was a Portland Trail Blazers Blazer Dancers cheerleader
- Shannon Bex
Singer and professional dancer Shannon Bex was a Blazer Dancers cheerleader from 1999 to 2004. Shannoin Bex is probably best known today for being a member of the singing group Danity Kane.
Shannon Bex also competed on the NBC reality TV show “Fame” in 2003. “Fame” was NBC’s ill-fated attempt to have a TV show like “American Idol”. Contestants on “Fame” were judged on both their singing and dancing ability.
In the one and only finale of “Fame”, Shannon Bex finished second to winner Harlemm Lee. Today, Shannon Bex is a successful solo recording artist, having released a country album in 2012.