Detroit Pistons Automotion Dance Team Audition Finals at the Crofoot Ballroom

doors at 6:30pm
tickets: Free


18+ welcome.

The Detroit Pistons dance team Automotion will be hosting auditions to select team members for the 2011-12 season on Monday, August 1st beginning promptly at 3:30 p.m. at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Finalists will be announced at the end of the night and callbacks will take place August 2-3.

As part of the audition process, a LIVE performance will be held on August 4th at the Crofoot Ballroom located in downtown Pontiac (1 South Saginaw St., Pontiac, MI, 48342), sponsored by WRIF radio. All finalists are required to participate in rehearsals and perform in the live Automotion audition finals show in order to be considered for the team. Pistons legends Rick Mahorn and James “Buddha” Edwards as well as CBS Detroit news anchor Syma Chowdhry and WRIF personality Meltdown will entertain the audience during the show and sit on a celebrity judging panel that will make the announcement of the final team. Additional performances will be made by the Pistons Drumline, Spare Tires dance team and DJ Prevu. The exclusive Automotion finals live event is free and open to the public with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. Pistons Public address announcer Mason and In-Arena hostess Erin Nicole will emcee the program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friends and family are welcomed and encouraged to be a part of the audience.

To audition, female candidates must be 19 or older by October 1, 2011 and are required to show proof of ID along with their registration. There is a $25.00 registration fee. The fee includes the auditions and a ticket to a select Pistons game during the 2011-12 season. Candidates are required to bring a recent photo and are encouraged to bring a business/entertainment resume. Aspiring Automotion dancers should have a strong work ethic and strong business and communication skills as a complement to their dancing abilities.

Choreography will be provided by the audition staff and dancers are encouraged to wear dance tops, shorts and tights – dressed to impress with performance-ready hair and makeup.

Automotion members serve as ambassadors of the Detroit Pistons and will represent the organization both on and off the court during the 2011-12 season. Automotion team members are required to dance during every Pistons home game and represent the organization throughout the year at various team and charity functions. A flexible schedule is a must for selected dancers.

For pre-audition details and information the Automotion tryouts call (248) 377-0100 or log onto to register for the auditions. Metro PCS is the official sponsor of Automotion and PNC, one of the nation’s largest financial holding companies, is the presenting sponsor for the Detroit Pistons.

Celebrity Judges: Rick Mahorn (Pistons Legend), James "Buddha" Edwards (Pistons Legend), Syma Chowdhry (CBS Detroit News Anchor), Meltdown (WRIF Radio Personality)

Emcees: Mason (Pistons Public Address Announcer), Erin Nicole (Piston In-Arena Hostess)

Performances by
Pistons Drumline
Spare Tires
DJ Prevu for the After Party

RSVP by email to
or by calling (248) 375-4079
by Monday, August 1, 2011


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