By Carol McCracken (Post # 784)
The Maine Red Claws have announced open auditions for the Lady Red Claws (dance team) and the Claw Crew (a cheering squad) will be held on Saturday, June 11th at the Portland Expo Buiding. It’s located at 239 Park Avenue. Tryouts will begin at 9 am for the Lady Red Claws who are in their third season. Tryouts for the new Claw Crew begin at 1 pm the same day. Both teams will be part of the Red Claws 12011 – 12 game night entertainment lineup.
Applications for each tryout must be received by the Maine Red Claws by JUNE 1st. Each application must be accompanied by a $20.00 non-refundable registration fee and applicant photo. All applicants will be judged by a panel consisting of local choreographers, coaches, Maine Red Claws staff and guests. Auditions are not open to the public. Applications for the 2011-2012 season are available at www.maineredclaws.com.
The Lady Red Claws are entering their third season entertaining Crustacean Nation. The Claw Crew will be entering its first season and will be a high energy promotional team whose main focus is leading the crowd. The Crew will take part in promotions, pump up the crowd and do acrobatics/tumbling/tossing during the game. Prior experience in dancing, cheering or gymnastics is required.
The Lady Red Claws and Claw Crew will perform at all Red Claws home games. One of the hottest tickets in Maine, the Red Claws have packed the house for every home game during their first two seasons. Season ticket prices range from $240. to $600. for the 24-game regular season. Individual tiackets go on sale in November. Season tickets may be purchased by calling 207 – 210-6655 or online at www.maineredclaws.com