The name of the cheerleaders for the Oklahoma City Thunder of the NBA are the Oklahoma City Thunder Girls. The Thunder Girls have been performing at all home NBA basketball games since the franchise moved to Oklahoma City in 2008. These are the hottest Oklahoma City Thunder Girls cheerleaders.
Prior to the franchise relocating to Oklahoma City, the team was the Seattle SuperSonics. When the franchise played in Seattle, the cheerleaders were known as the SuperSonics Dancers, or just the Sonics Dancers, or sometimes the Sonic Dance team. Some photos of Sonics Dancers cheerleaders are also included in the accompanying slideshow.
Tryouts for the Thunder Girls are held annually in the summer
Tryouts to become a Oklahoma City Thunder Girl cheerleader are usually held from late July to early August. The tryouts are held at the Riverwind Casino in Norman, Oklahoma. Prior to the actual tryouts, the Thunder hold a series of fee based prep classes to help prospective cheerleaders see what the squad is looking for.
Some of the things covered at the prep classes, which are held at the Thunder Events Center, include, performance technique, hair and make-up tips, choreography combinations, fitness tips, how to dress, and interview tips. Question and answer sessions are held at each prep class to answer any questions.
In addition to performing at all Oklahoma City Thunder home NBA basketball games, the Thunder Girls also collectively do over 200 public appearances per year. The appearances are at functions like corporate events, trade shows, conventions, and store openings, as well as at charity and community events in the Oklahoma City area.
At the public appearances, Thunder Girls cheerleaders do things like perform dance routines, teach dance clinics, hand out freebie gifts, sign autographs, and meet, greet and pose for photos with the public. Oklahoma City Thunder Girls cheerleaders have also performed overseas in places like London, England, China, and Taiwan.
The Oklahoma City Thunder Girls cheerleaders do an annual swimsuit calendar
The Thunder Girls do a popular swimsuit calendar yearly. The swimsuit calendar is released sometime in November, and the Thunder Girls usually do a big swimsuit calendar unveiling event, where they sign calendars and pose for photos, at the Riverwind Casino.
Most famous women who were Oklahoma City Thunder Girls cheerleaders
- Kimberly Sullivan
Kimberly Suyllivan, who was a Thunder Girls cheerleader from 2008 to 2009, was a contestant on the TV show “The Bachelor” in season 14.
- Ali Dudak or Ali Dee
Ali Dudak, better known these days as Ali Dee, is a very successful country singer and recording artist. Ali Dudak was a cheerleader for the franchise when it was in Seattle, so she was a Sonics Dancer. Ali Dee was also a cheerleader for the Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals in the NFL.