Laker Girls Audition a Rich Showcase

Hundreds turned out for the annual Lakers Girl audition on Saturday, July 12. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Hundreds turned out for the annual Lakers Girl audition on Saturday, July 12. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Hundreds turned out for the annual Laker Girls audition on Saturday, July 12. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

EL SEGUNDO, CA-Being a Laker Girl means a lot of things. it means prestige. It means Hollywood, glitz and glamour. It is reflective of the community commitment the team has for its outreach. It also means being part of the one of the most prestigious sports organizations on the planet!

Corbin Hunter goes through the exercise of the audition. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/news4usonline.com
Corbin Hunter goes through the exercise of the audition. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/news4usonline.com

That’s why hundreds of young women from all over California and beyond come out  every year to hopefully claim the title of being part of the Laker Girls dance and cheer team. On Saturday, July 12, the line was long and swooped around the team’s facility in El Segundo, California.

Double trouble: Twins Emily and Hailey Ferguson have been waiting for years to be part of the Lakers Girl audition process. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/news4usonline.com
Double trouble: Twins Emily and Hailey Ferguson have been waiting for years to be part of the Laker Girls audition process. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/news4usonline.com

Some dancers, admittedly,  were nervous about the process. To some, the daylong tryout was old hat. There were dancers who had danced for other professional sports teams but have always wanted the opportunity to dance for the Lakers, the same Lakers that have claimed to 16 NBA championships.

Working it out: This dancer tries to get it right during the 2014 Lakers Girl audition. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Working it out: This dancer tries to get it right during the 2014 Laker Girls audition. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

Smiles and excitement abounded for many, even though they failed to make the first cut of the audition. The ladies (and some gentlemen) were just grateful to have a chance to showcase their dance skills. It was fun work to some, an opportunity to gauge where their talent level and they can improve for the next go around.

Starkesha Brown (left) and Ariel Dunbas waiti for the doors to be open to show their dance skills at the Lakers Girl audition. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com
Starkesha Brown (left) and Ariel Dunbas waited for the doors to be open to show their dance skills at the Laker Girls audition. Photo Credit: Dennis J. Freeman/News4usonline.com

 

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Dennis covers the NFL (San Diego Chargers), NBA (Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers), Major League Baseball (Los Angeles Dodgers) and NCAA sports (USC, UCLA, Long Beach State). As a professional journalist, Dennis has also covered and written on topics such as civil rights, politics and social justice. Dennis is a graduate of Howard University.