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The search has begun for the 2016-17 Lightning Girls team!

Interested females must be 18 years of age or older and must have a high school diploma or general education diploma (GED).

How to register prior to Audition Day:

Serious candidates are advised to submit a resume and one 5x7 headshot, and the LG Application by July 25, 2016. Although not required, we are also asking for and a two-minute video DVD (or web link to video) expressing your desire to be a Lightning Girl and any special or unique talents and any related skills you may have. This will help us get to know the candidates prior to the auditions and these applicants will be heavily considered. You can download the LG Application on this page. Please submit all of the above requirements via email to  kyeloushan@amaliearena.com or mail to Kelli Yeloushan 401 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602.

How to register on Audition Day:

Registration will begin at 9am and will close at 10am. Please bring with you a resume, LG Application and one 5x7 headshot. You can download the LG Application here.

Audition Day Information:

WHEN: July 31, 2016
Registration: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Preliminary Auditions: 10 a.m.
Final Auditions: 1:00 p.m. - TBD
*Advancing candidates are required to remain at auditions.

WHERE: Amalie Arena

All participants are asked to enter the building via the McDonalds Box Office located at the front entrance at Amalie Arena. Attendants will be available to direct you to the auditions being held in Firestick Grill.

PARKING: Parking is available in Silver Lot and the Blue Lot at Amalie Arena at the posted rate.

WHAT:Auditions for the  2016-2017 Lightning Girls team. Dance, cheer preferred, and skating experienced preferred but not necessary.


Audition Day is open to females over the age of 18 with a High School Diploma or GED. Must have flexible evening and weekend schedules for a once a week rehearsal, home games and appearances. Experienced ice skaters are a plus, but it is not necessary.

Material to bring:

  • Application requirements (resume, 5x7 photo, application)
  • Photo ID to register
  • This will be a long day for advancing candidates. Please bring water, towel and snacks.
  • Half-top or sports bra, hot shorts, skin colored tights, and dance shoes or sneakers
  • Wear full performance make-up and hair

What to expect:

Round 1: All applicants will learn choreographed material and perform.

Round 2:: Advancing applicants will learn new choreographed material to perform. Those who advance will be brought in for interviews during the coming week. Although the auditions are dance based, final decisions are not made on dance skill and technique alone. Advanced dancers and beginners are invited out to participate in this fun day!

Although the auditions are dance based, we will NOT be making our final decisions on dance skill and technique alone. Advanced dancers and beginners are welcome to participate in auditions.

Access a downloadable FAQ here.

*Auditions are not open to the public, any additional guests will not be permitted. Advancing candidates are required to remain at auditions.*