Barnstormers Announce "Storm Chasers" Tryout

Iowa Barnstormers

October 9, 2017 - Indoor Football League (IFL) - Iowa Barnstormers

News Release

Barnstormers Announce "Storm Chasers" Tryout Tryout Scheduled for Sunday, December 3 at Wellmark YMCA

DES MOINES -The Iowa Barnstormers will host their annual Storm Chasers tryout on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at the Wellmark YMCA on Grand Avenue in downtown Des Moines. The audition is open to any female 18 years of age and older who is interested in representing the Iowa Barnstormers both on-field and in the community.

The Storm Chasers Dance Team tryout will be held under the direction of Coach Jen Nason, who is entering her second season with the Iowa Barnstormers organization. In addition to performing live at each Barnstormers home game, Storm Chasers will assist with in-game promotions and appear at numerous community events throughout the year. Check in and registration will open on December 3 at 10:00 a.m. CST with the tryout beginning at 11:00 a.m. CST. All participants will be required to submit a registration payment and sign a waiver and release form. Pre-registration will cost $20 with day-of registration fees increasing to $30 per participant.

Pre-registration is now open, forms can be found online and printed from the Iowa Barnstormers website. What: 2018 Storm Chasers Dance Team Tryouts Who: Women 18 years or older by December 3, 2017 When: Sunday, December 3, 2017 (Registration: 10:00 a.m., tryouts begin at 11:00 a.m. CST) Where: Wellmark YMCA, 501 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309 (Group Exercise Room) Cost: Pre-registration: $20.00, day-of: $30.00 Attire: Cropped dance or athletic top (mid-drift must be showing), hot pants or shorts, skin-toned tights or hose, dance sneakers, jazz shoes, or sneakers, performance ready hair and makeup. Dance experience is not required, however basic pom and hip hop skills are suggested. Participants will be tested on a one-minute routine which will be taught and performed. Participants will also be judged on personality, style and appearance, and take part in a brief interview. Season Tickets for the Iowa Barnstormers 2018 season are on sale now for as low as $80 per seat. Call the Barnstormers front office at (515) 633-2255 or log on to www.theiowabarnstormers.com for more information.

Sunday, December 3, 2017 Wellmark YMCA (501 Grand Avenue Des Moines, IA 50309)

Registration 10:00am | Tryout 11:00am If you are passionate about dance, love your community, and enjoy football, this is the perfect opportunity for you! The Iowa Barnstormers are holding an open audition for the 2018 Storm Chasers Dance Team. Coach Jen Nason is looking for high-energy, confident, versatile performers to join her team!

Audition Requirements:

Must be 18 years or older by December 3, 2017. Valid photo identification is required. Completed application, release form, resume with references, and current headshot Dance experience is not required, but basic pom and hip hop skills suggested. Copy of insurance card ïRegistration payment ($20 pre-registration, $30 day-of). *Due to limited availability, attendees are encouraged to pre-register.

What to Wear: Cropped dance or athletic top (dancers must show midriff) Hot pants or shorts (no full length or capri pants) Skin toned tights or hose Sneakers or dance shoes Performance ready hair and makeup

What We're Looking For: Confidence, personality, showmanship, energy, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude! Ability to pick up choreography quickly Dancers who are well spoken and can represent the Iowa Barnstormers and the Storm Chasers in a professional and mature manner Impeccable personal appearance Ability and desire to commit to a full season (December 3, 2017 - December 3, 2018) Participants will learn a one-minute routine that they will perform in small groups. Participants will also be judged on personality, style, and appearance and take part in a brief interview.

The Storm Chasers will cheer on the Iowa Barnstormers at all home games and represent the team in the community throughout the season. Responsibilities will include:

Attending all Barnstormers home games Performing at all Barnstormers home games (pre-game and halftime) Assisting with in-game promotions at all home games Attending a minimum of 12 community events throughout the year Assisting with any and all dance clinics hosted by the Iowa Barnstormers and Storm Chasers Members of the Storm Chasers Dance Team are representatives of the Iowa Barnstormers organization and should maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times. This is a job and will need to be treated as such. All applicants must be willing to commit to appearing at all rehearsal and home games, as well as a number of other special appearances throughout the season (December 3, 2017-December 3, 2018).

PERSONAL INFORMATION: NAME: _______________________________________________________________ DOB: _____/_____/______ ADDRESS: __________ CITY: _______________________________________________ STATE: ____________ ZIP: ________________ PHONE: _______________________ E-MAIL:_______________________________________________________

DANCE/CHEERLEADING BACKGROUND:

How many years of dance and/or cheerleading experience have you had? _________________________________ Are you currently on a Cheerleading or Dance Team? YES

NO If yes, which team(s)? ___________________________________________________________________________ Have you ever performed in public? (Dance, cheer, singing, gymnastics, pageants, etc.) YES NO What community service/clubs/organizations have you been involved with? _______________________________ __________________ *PLEASE INCLUDE A DANCE RELATED RESUME, REFERENCE LIST, AND HEADSHOT

I authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application or on resume, if attached. I understand that misrepresentation or omission of facts called for on this application or attached resume is cause for dismissal. I understand and agree that unless I have written employment agreement for a definite term, my employment is at will, and the Company has the right to terminate my employment at any time for any reason.

Signature: ____________________________________________________________ Date: __________________ * PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF YOUR INSURANCE CARD AND DRIVERS LICENSE ON THE DAY OF TRYOUT PAYMENT INFORMATION: Cost Pre-registration $20, Day-of registration $30

Please Circle Check # ______________________________________________ Cash

To pre-register with a credit card please fill out the information below: Please Circle Visa MasterCard Discover American Express Credit Card # _________________________________________________ Exp: ____________ CVC: _________

MAIL: Iowa Barnstormers

FAX: (515) 564-8457 ATTN: Storm Chasers Tryout

E-MAIL: julipettit@theiowabarnstormers.com 730 3rd Street Des Moines, IA 50309

IN CONSIDERATION of ___________________________________________ ("Participant's" Name), being permitted to engage in tryouts for the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team at the Wellmark YMCA on Sunday, December 3, 2017, and other good and valuable consideration, the undersigned ("Participant") on behalf of herself: 1.

ACKNOWLEDGES, AGREES AND REPRESENTS that the Activity that the "Participant" is to voluntarily engage in may be dangerous and involve the risk of serious bodily (temporary or permanent) injury, death or property damage. 2.

RELEASES, WAIVES, DISCHARGES AND COVENANTS NOT TO SUE THE IOWA BARNSTORMERS and all affiliated entities, promoters, participants, sponsors, advertisers, rescue personnel, owners and lessees of the premises and equipment, and all of the directors, officers, members, managers, agents and employees of the above-described parties (collectively, the "Releasees") FROM ALL LIABILITY TO "PARTICIPANT", ASSIGNS, HEIRS AND NEXT OF KIN FOR ANY AND ALL LOSS OR DAMAGE AND ANY CLAIM OR DEMAND THEREFORE ON ACCOUNT OF INJURY TO PERSON OR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO THE ACTIVITY, whether caused by the negligence of the "Releasees" or otherwise. 3.

ASSUMES AND ACCEPTS FULL RESPONSIBILITY for any risk of bodily injury, death or property damage arising out of or related to the Activity, whether caused by negligence of "Releasees" or otherwise. 4.

AGREES TO INDEMNIFY AND HOLD HARMLESS the "Releasees" from any loss, liability, damage or cost they may incur arising out of or related to "Participant's" participation in the Activity, whether caused by negligence of "Releasees" or otherwise. 5.

CERTIFIES THAT "PARTICIPANT" HAS HEALTH, ACCIDENT AND LIABILITY INSURANCE to cover bodily injury or property damage the "Participant" may cause or suffer while engaging in the Activity.

In recognition of the media coverage of the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team and applicants thereto, the undersigned grants the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team and its licensee their permission and authority to use their name, voice, picture and likeness in connection with any and all publications, media broadcasts, promotional photographs, promotional posters, websites, commercial products, including but not limited to calendars, team pictures, T-shirts and any other commercial items.

In further consideration the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team allowing the undersigned to audition for the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team and in the event the undersigned is offered employment to become a member of the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team, they hereby understand and agree that as a condition of employment, they must sign the standard Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team Code of Conduct and provide written authorization under the Fair Credit Reporting Act for Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team to conduct a background check. The undersigned understands and agrees that the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chasers Dance Team and/or its authorized agents may conduct one or more background checks to obtain information about her current and past employment, education, activities, character, reputation, personal characteristics (including age) and mode of living, including, but not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, conduct, disciplinary, attendance, criminal, credit and driving records, from various federal, state and local governmental law enforcements, and motor vehicle agencies, consumer reporting agencies, previous employers, schools, companies, corporations, partnerships and other entities or persons. This information will be used to evaluate the undersigned as an applicant for employment and, if hired, for any other employment purpose. The undersigned further authorizes any person with entity or agency contacted by the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chaser Dance team or its authorized agents to furnish the above-mentioned information. If a background check reveals that the undersigned has provided inaccurate information or omitted information on the Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chaser Dance Team application, then it may result in rejection of her application or, if already employed, in the termination of employment. The undersigned recognizes and understands that they may be drug tested with or without warning and will be released from the squad if positive results occur. By signing this Iowa Barnstormers Storm Chaser Dance Team Waiver and Release, the undersigned warrants that she will be at least 18 years of age by December 3, 2017. I HAVE READ THIS RELEASE AND FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS TERMS, THAT I, ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, HAVE GIVEN UP SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS BY SIGNING IT, AND HAVE SIGNED IT FREELY AND VOLUNTARILY WITHOUT ANY INDUCEMENTS, ASSURANCES OR GUARANTEES BEING MADE AND INTEND MY SIGNATURE TO BE A COMPLETE AND UNCONDITIONAL RELEASE OF ALL LIABILITY TO THE GREATEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

_______________________________________________________ __________________________ (Participant's Signature) (Date)

_______________________________________________________ __________________________ (Office Personnel Signature) (Date)

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