09/19/2011 8:04 PM -

The Jacksonville Sharks announce they will be hosting tryouts for the 2012 Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team. Preliminary clinics begin Monday, October 17th, 2011 and culminate with the final auditions Saturday, November 12, 2011.

Imagine dancing in front of thousands of fans, being a role model for young children and supporting hundreds of charity and community groups in the Jacksonville area. The Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team is a group of beautiful, sophisticated and talented women that does it all. You, too, can be a part of a championship team.

There will be three preliminary clinics held at First Class Athletics, located at 6026 Bowdendale Ave. in Jacksonville, FL. The clinics will be held Monday, October 17, Wednesday, October 19 and Friday, October 21. All clinics will run from 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST.

The purpose of the preliminary clinics is for applicants to learn the style, expectations and format of the Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team. It can also be used to brush up on skills prior to the audition. The clinic will be taught by the Attack Dance Team Director, Kimberly Newbern, and followed with an informational meeting.

The preliminary auditions will be held Saturday, October 22, 2011 beginning at 9:00 am at First Class Athletics. The second-round tryouts will be held Friday, November 4, 2011 from 7:00 to 11:00 pm with the final auditions held Saturday, November 12, 2011 from 2:00 to 6:00 pm.

It is highly recommended to attend at least one clinic prior to the audition. Prep classes are $30 each, or $70 for all three clinics. The fee for auditioning is $60.

To apply to become a Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team member, CLICK HERE to download the email [email protected] Applicants are encouraged to sign up early.

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and 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 2012 season are now available, two tickets as low as $135. To reserve your season tickets or for more information please call (904) 621-0700. Follow the Sharks on facebook at and Twitter @jaxsharks and the Attack Dance Team at