The Detroit Pistons Dancers are the cheerleaders for the Detroit Pistons basketball team in the NBA. These are the hottest Detroit Pistons Dancers basketball cheerleaders.
Detroit Pistons cheerleaders used to be called Automotion
Prior to the 2011-12 NBA season, the Detroit Pistons cheerleaders were known as the Detroit Pistons Automotion, or just as Automotion. The Pistons advertised for women trying out for the squad as Automotion in 2011, but when the women selected for the 2011-12 season were shown on the Pistons website, they were called the Detroit Pistons Dancers.
Tryouts for Detroit Pistons Dancers cheerleaders are held in late July and early August
Tryouts to be a Detroit Pistons Dancers cheerleader are usually held in late July and early August. To be a Pistons Dancers cheerleader, women must be 18 years old by October 1, and be a high school graduate or equivalent. The squad usually has around 20 members each year.
Women who tryout to be Detroit Pistons Dancers cheerleaders are judged by seven main criteria. Judges are looking for dance ability, physical appearance, personality, self-confidence, energy, poise, and team players.
Returning cheerleaders from the previous year are not guaranteed a spot on the Detroit Pistons Dancers squad. They too have to attend the tryouts and win a spot on the current year's team. The 2012-13 tryouts were held at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit, were the Pistons play their home NBA basketball games.
In addition to the Pistons Dancers cheerleaders, the Detroit Pistons also have a co-ed cheer team. The co-ed cheer team consists of 11 men and 10 women, who perform acrobatic stunts and moves at home games.
Most famous woman who was a Detroit Pistons Dancers cheerleader
- Heather Zara
Heather Zara was a Detroit Pistons cheerleader a few years ago, so I guess technically she was an Automotion cheerleader. Heather went on to be a morning traffic reporter and a regular sports news reporter and anchor at WDIV-TV in Detroit.
Heather Zara has also worked for the Detroit Pistons as a feature reporter for their official website, and for the TV show "The Pistons Weekly" on FOX Sports Detroit. Heather, a Michigan State grad, also hosted "Michigan State All Access", a sports TV show about Michigan State athletics.