Dynamo Girls Tryouts FAQs

What are you looking for in a Dynamo Girl?
Houston's two-time MLS Cup Champions are looking for talented, poised and dynamic women to take center stage and interact with fans at all home games and major events. Positioned as the team's ambassadors, the Dynamo Girls will join efforts with our organization out in the community by representing the team and helping to bring even more excitement and attraction to the game of soccer. Desire and ability to attend appearances is of the utmost importance!

Is experience necessary?
No experience is necessary. We will teach you everything you need to know on the day of auditions. Dancers will be judged on natural dance ability. In other words, if you have the ability to dance, can learn dance steps, but have had no formal training; you still have a real shot at making the squad. We have had a large number of girls without formal training make the team, based on their showmanship, enthusiasm, personality, and natural talent. Dancers will not be chosen based on experience, but rather on how they "shine" on audition day.

Will there be prep classes available?
Not at this time.

What should I wear?
For the preliminaries, wear something cute and comfortable. Required attire includes a midriff dance top-i.e. racer back, halter, or crop top. Try to stay away from strapless tops, as they may not stay in place. Wear something bright and fun that will get you noticed.  Bottoms may include boy shorts, hot pants, briefs, or even cute shorts. (Try to keep them at hip level.)  Flesh colored tights, or thick sheer to waist pantyhose are figure flattering underneath. Try to stay away from hose with built in control that can be seen outside of your dancewear. Wear shoes that are comfortable, and that you can perform well in. If you like, bring options and extras just in case. For interviews, dress business casual.  A nice work outfit, suit, or skirt will work well.

How should I wear my hair and make-up?
Hair and make up should be neat and in good taste. Try to stay away from over-doing your make up. There will be several opportunities to freshen up throughout the day.  You may want to bring items from home so that you can primp during break times. Pack a mirror, make-up, and primping essentials, they will come in handy.  Belly rings should be taken out, and jewelry should be minimal and in good taste.  Many times we are asked, "Can I have a tattoo?" The answer is yes, but it must be covered either by clothing or with make-up.

What kind of photos do I turn in?
Photos should have only you in the picture, and should be in good taste. Try to submit a close-up shot and one that is full length. They do not have to be professionally done; a printed photo of yourself that you like is sufficient. They will be used for identification purposes only, and cannot be returned.  Please make sure your photo is a current representation of what you look like now, so that you may be identified easily.  Additional photos may be submitted.

What is the game commitment?
Dancers must attend all assigned scheduled home games. Requirements include pre-game rehearsal, promotional events, performances, and a post-game meeting. Dancers must arrive 5-6 hours prior to the scheduled kickoff time. You may see the game schedule available on our website for an idea of the game commitment. The season will consist of 17-20 regular season home games, and additional tournament games. All games are 2 hours in length.

What is the rehearsal commitment?
Dancers will be required to attend all rehearsals and mandatory meetings throughout the season.  Tardiness is not acceptable.  Rehearsals will take place every week, and more so on days prior to the games, as well as other assigned days throughout the week, as needed. Game week usually consists of 4 rehearsals in one week. An example of a Sunday game practice week would be: Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, and one other day within the week like Friday. For a Saturday game, the rehearsal week would look like: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and one other day within the week like Wednesday. Non-game weeks may have 2 to 3 rehearsals, depending on future needs.  Rehearsals may fall on any day of the week, last 3 to 3.5 hours, and will begin as early as 6PM.

Do I need to bring my own choreography to the auditions?
We will be teaching you everything you need to know at the auditions. In addition, you may be asked to freestyle for 4 eight counts. The point is to see your personality, so just have fun and really enjoy yourself at the try-outs. You may freestyle, make it up as you go along, or use choreography you have learned before at the audition itself. This is very stress free and relaxed.  If you would feel better preparing a few counts ahead of time, you can use whatever choreography you feel most comfortable with.  Whatever style best suits you is what we would like to see.

Are there any height and weight requirements?
No, we do not have any height or weight requirements.  We do expect all team members to be healthy and sustain a work out regimen throughout the season.

Are there any age requirements?
The ONLY requirement is that you must be at least 18 by February 18, 2013.  All applicants over 18 are welcome to audition.

What do I have to do to get an audition application, more information, or to register?
You must fill out the “Online Request for an Audition Application” in order to receive an application. Upon completion of that form, you will be redirected to a page where you can download the complete Dynamo Girl Tryout Form. Please pre-register for auditions by filling out the application form e-mailing it to mamador-harman@houstondynamo.com. In the subject line of your e-mail, please put your last name, first name. Example in the subject line Re: Smith, Jane. If you should encounter any problems e-mailing your application, you may also fax it to (281) 419-8204 Attn: Dynamo Girls. Please check your e-mail on a regular basis and be on the lookout for updates and further audition information. 

What is the deadline to register?
The sooner you request an audition application, the better.  If possible, send the information in as soon as you can, so that we have time for processing.   Please also print it out, along with the waiver, and bring to the audition.  You may also fill out an application at the auditions, and turn it in onsite, however, for your own benefit in the interest of time, it is best to fill it out and send in before hand. 

If you have any additional questions or would like more information about Dynamo Girls auditions, please call Dance Team Director Marilu Amador Harman at 713 276 7513, or email mamador-harman@houstondynamo.com.