Detroit Pistons Form Spark Plugs Junior Dance Team

Ever heard of a dancing spark plug? Perhaps if you’re a Detroit Pistons fan. The NBA team just announced formation of the new Spark Plugs Junior Dance Team, slated to perform at four home games this season and sure to add some real spark to the Pistons’ entertainment lineup.

Auditions for the Detroit Pistons' new Spark Plugs Junior Dance Team happen January 4.

The Spark Plugs will feature young dancers performing high-energy, hip hop style dances to help pump up the crowds of more than 22,000 fans who fill the Palace stands at each Pistons home game. Likely consisting of 16 members, the Spark Plugs will join an already exciting entertainment lineup that includes the beautiful women of the Automotion Dance Team; the Pistons Drumline; the Flight Crew, a high-flying acrobatic trampoline dunk team; and the Power Plant, a group of the 50 most loyal and animated Pistons fans – not to be confused with the Spare Tires, a dance team of the Piston’s biggest (in the literal sense) fans.

Is your son or daughter a talented dancer and sports fanatic with enough spunk to handle performing for huge crowds? A Junior Dance Team clinic and audition for the Spark Plugs is set for Tuesday, January 4, 2011. Auditions are open to both female and male dancers who were between the ages of seven and 14 by June 30, 2010. Registration begins at 3:30 p.m., but applicants are encouraged to complete an online registration form or email Dance Team Director Rebecca Girard at, providing name, address, age and phone number prior to the event. Make sure your young hoofer wears workout or dance attire and brings a non-returnable photo. Enter through the Palace of Auburn Hills’ West Atrium and be prepared to wait. Depending on the number of applicants, the clinic could go as late as 10 p.m. Feel free to bring snacks and a good book.

E3 Spark Plugs says “good luck” to all the Spark Plugs Junior Dance Team competitors. If your kid makes the team, let us know. Leave a comment or post a pic on the E3 Spark Plugs Facebook Fan Page.

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