The Charlotte Checkers are now accepting registrations to try out for the 2015-16 CheckMates dance team!

Simply fill out the form below to reserve your spot for this year's audition, which will be held Sunday, July 19, at Ovens Auditorium. Registration begins at 10 a.m. and tryouts will start at 11. Finalists selected from open auditions must be available the evenings of July 20-23 for boot camp and on July 27 for final auditions.


Q: What do I wear to tryouts?
A: Middrif top and long pants.

Q: If I were to make the team, when are rehearsals?
A: Our rehearsals are on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the season.

Q: Do I have to know how to ice skate?
A: Basic skating is recommended. We have a skating coach on staff to help. We also encourage you to attend our free skating clinic at Xtreme Ice Center on Thursday, July 16th. RSVP to

Q: What is the age requirement to audition?
A: All candidates must be 18+.

Q: What does the boot camp consist of?
A: At the end of our open call auditions on July 19th, we will announce boot camp candidates. Boot camp consists of dance choreography, fitness workouts, ice skating, professional interviews in our office, online voting and a final audition. Boot camp finalists will rehearse in the evenings and have their interview in our Checkers office during business hours. Final auditions will be held on Monday, July 27th.

Contact with any other questions.
Paul Branecky
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The Checkers' vice president of communications, Paul Branecky has been covering hockey in North Carolina since 2006, including five seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes.