10/31/2012 12:39 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2012 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks announced Wednesday that the final round of auditions for the 2013 Attack Dance Team will be held on Saturday, November 17 at the Jacksonville Landing. The finals are set to begin at 3:00 p.m. and will be open to the public.

The Sharks and Attack had initially announced that the finals would take place one week earlier, but the event has been moved to resolve a scheduling conflict. Following performances by all finalists, the 2013 Attack Dance Team will be revealed at the conclusion of the event at the Landing. The Jacksonville Landing is located at 2 Independent Drive in downtown Jacksonville.

The audition process will begin with a Learning Session at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 1. At that time, dancers will be taught the routines that will be performed during the later sessions. The Preliminary Round will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 3.

All dancers who advance past the Preliminary Round will have the opportunity to attend one of two Open Gym sessions, which will be held from 8:00-9:00 p.m. on both Monday, November 5 and Wednesday, November 7. Please note that an additional $5.00 fee is required for each Open Gym session.

The audition process will resume at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, November 9 with the Talent session. At this time, each dancer will perform a solo routine of their choosing that showcases a unique skill or ability.

All audition sessions prior the finals will be held at First Class Athletics, the cheerleading gym owned and operated by Attack Dance Team Director Kimberly Newbern. First Class Athletics is located at 6026 Bowdendale Ave. in Jacksonville.

There is a $60 audition fee per dancer, payable by cash or credit card. Dancers will also be asked to print and complete a tryout packet prior to the first round of auditions. The packet contains dates and times for each step of the audition process as well as a registration form. Those who wish to try out should bring the completed packet, a recent color photograph and the registration fee to the first audition session.

The audition packet can be found online at That page also details the full audition schedule. Any further questions should be directed to the Attack via email at [email protected]

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and back-to-back-to-back South Division Champions are presented by Sea Best Seafood and play all home games on Sea Best Field at the Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena. Season Tickets for the 2013 season are now available, two tickets as low as $185. To reserve your season tickets or for more information, please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and on Twitter @jaxsharks, as well as the Attack Dance Team at and Chum at