Tryouts for this year’s Wizard Girls squad were held at the Verizon Center on the Wizards brand new practice court on July 30th. At the end of the day, the judges had selected 19 dancers for the 2011-12 squad. But that still left the team one dancer short and the fun for determining the year’s team had just begun. Jennifer, Julia and Rachel were chosen as the finalists for the last spot and the decision was taken out of the judges hands and put into the hands of the real experts, the fans.
As with seeminglyeverything these days, Facebook was the forum for the fan vote, specifically the Official Washington Wizards Facebook page. Wizards fans voted early and often and the competition for the last spot did not disappoint.
On July 30th, the Wizards brand new practice court was transformed into the stage for 170 girls to try out for the Wizard Girls dance team. The talent of the girls trying out was at the highest level it has ever been and this did not go unnoticed amongst the girls. One aspiring Wizard Girl commented ““There’s a lot of girls here, everyone looks really nice and really great so it’ll be interesting to see who makes the team” and another added “I think all the ladies are gorgeous, I mean DC always represents so I believe that anybody that has the opportunity to make the team is gonna represent very well for us.”
The Wizard Girls are the official dance team of the Washington Wizards. For more information about the Wizards, visit WashingtonWizards.com