The Memphis Grizzlies of the NBA have cheerleaders known as the Grizzlies Dance Team or just the Grizz Girls. These are the hottest of the Memphis Grizzlies Dance Team Grizz Girls cheerleaders.
When the Grizzlies franchise played in Vancouver from 1995 to 2001, the cheerleaders for the team were known as the Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team. When the franchise moved to Memphis, the cheerleaders name was changed to the Grizzlies Dance Team, and the cheerleaders were called the Grizz Girls.
Tryouts to be a Grizz Girls cheerleader are held in July
The Memphis Grizzlies usually hold tryouts for the Grizz Girls in July. To be a Grizz Girls cheerleader, women must 18 and high school graduates at the time of the auditions. There is no maximum age limit.
At the tryouts, prospective Grizz Girls cheerleaders are judged by their dance technique and style, their showmanship and personality, and by their physical appearance. To be a Grizz Girls cheerleader, women need to be in top physical shape to perform all the dance moves the squad uses to entertain crowds at the FedEx Arena in Memphis for home NBA basketball games.
To help prospective cheerleaders see what it takes to be a Grizz Girls cheerleader, the Memphis Grizzlies offer dance classes and pre-audition prep classes prior to the actual tryouts. For modest fees, women who want to be Grizz Girls can see what it takes at the dance and pre-audition classes.
Grizz Girls cheerleaders appear often at public and community events in Memphis
In addition to entertaining crowds at home NBA basketball games for the Memphis Grizzlies, the Grizz Girls also do many other public appearances each year. The public appearances can be at things like corporate functions, parades, store and business openings, as well as at charity and fundraising events in and around the Memphis, Tennessee area.
Most Grizz Girls cheerleaders have extensive backgrounds in dance
Grizz Girls cheerleaders come from varied backgrounds, with one main common theme. The current Grizz Girls cheerleaders have nurses, teachers, students, dance instructors, a baker, an IT specialist, a hyperbaric chamber technician and a radiology technician as members. The common theme among almost all the Grizz Girls cheerleaders is that most have extensive backgrounds in dance.
Most famous woman who was a Grizzlies cheerleader
Stacey Tookey was a cheerleader for the Grizzlies when the franchise was located in Vancouver, so she was a Grizzlies Extreme Dance Team cheerleader. Stacey Tookey is a famous dancer and choreographer. Stacey is the resident choreographer, and a frequent guest judge, on the hit TV show “So You Think You Can Dance”.
Over the years, Stacey Tookey has worked with many famous headline singers. The list includes Celine Dion, Justin Timberlake, Bette Midler and Michael Buble.