09/16/2013 3:40 PM -

JACKSONVILLE – The 2013 South Division Champion Jacksonville Sharks and Attack Dance Team announced Monday that the final round of auditions for the 2013-14 Attack will be held at Latitude 30 in Jacksonville on Saturday, October 5. The event will begin at 2:00 p.m. and will be open to the public.

As usual, Shark fans are invited to attend the upcoming finals in order to support the finalists and enjoy the family entertainment available at Latitude 30. At this year’s finals, each dancer will have an opportunity to perform in front of fans before the final squad is revealed to those in attendance. Latitude 30 is located at 10370 Philips Highway in Jacksonville.

The final round serves as the culmination of what will be a two-week audition process. Auditions begin with three days of “prep classes,” to be held on September 23, 24 and 25. The preliminary round will take place on Friday, September 27, with the semi-finals set for the following day. All rounds of auditions prior to the finals will take place at First Class Athletics, the cheerleading gym owned and operated by Attack Dance Team director Kimberly Mayo.

Athletes from First Class Athletics will perform periodically throughout the Attack finals during judging and other breaks in action.

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 Latitude 30

Located at 10370 Philips Highway, Latitude 30 is Jacksonville’s premier restaurant and entertainment destination. Latitude 30 includes a game room with over 70 interactive video & redemption games, the Axis Bar with stage and dance floor, the 360 Grille, an upscale, casual contemporary-American dining restaurant. Guests can sit in our main dining area, at the 360 Bar, on our covered patio or at our pizza bar. After watching a movie or show, guests can head to our 20 state-of-the-art luxury bowling lanes to play a game, and enjoy a cocktail/culinary delight. You can also hang out at the heart of the venue, the Axis Bar and dance the night away to the best DJs and bands with room for over 1,000 guests.

About First Class Athletics

Our mission at First Class Athletics is to motivate and encourage athletes to become the best they can be! We pride ourselves in focusing on family, building positive self-esteem and putting each child's individual needs first!  Under First Class Athletics enthusiasm and guidance, the students will learn the underlying essentials to achieve team and individual goals through dedication, motivation and genuine hard work!  Not only do we develop GREAT athletes, but build GREAT character.

About the Jacksonville Sharks

The Jacksonville Sharks are members of the Arena Football League (AFL). The ArenaBowl XXIV and four-time 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 2014 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

About the AFL

Since its inception in 1987, the Arena Football League has showcased its fast-paced and exciting game to millions of fans in a myriad of markets across the country. CBS Sports Network will broadcast an AFL National Game of the Week on Saturday nights for the entire regular season and postseason through the semifinal round. The ArenaBowl XXVI Championship Game aired on the CBS Television Network on August 17, 2013.