It’s Gonna Get Ugly At The UC

Are you jolly?  Do you have “back?”  Are you a dude?  Are you able to “perform on demand”?  Get your mind out of the gutter.  Ahem.  The NBA’s “Billionaires fighting with millionaires over money” (as Derrick Rose said) notwithstanding, there may yet be a pro basketball season this (or next year).  We’d all better be prepared.

The Chicago Bulls Matadors, the all-male “dance” team which proves that size truly does matter when it comes to supporting your favorite team, will host auditions on Friday, October 28 at the UIC Flames Athletic Center beginning at 7 p.m.

The ideal Matadors candidate is first and foremost, a BIG Bulls fan. He loves being the life of the party, proudly displays a wacky sense of humor and rarely, if ever, visits the health club. Men who have painted their face and/or chest to demonstrate team loyalty, initiated stadium-wide chants or shaved the Bulls logo into his chest or back hair are strongly encouraged to audition.

The audition process will consist of an informal interview as well as the opportunity for the applicants to strut their stuff. Selections will be based on personality, sense of humor, creativity, team loyalty and the ability to perform physical comedy.

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Information at a glance

When: Friday, October 28, 2011

Where: UIC Flames Athletic Center, 839 West Roosevelt, Chicago, IL

Time: Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. | Auditions start promptly at 7:00 p.m.

* You will learn any required dance routines at the auditions.
* You will not have to perform your own routine at any time.

Attire: Comfortable dance shoes/sneakers.

Judging: Judges will focus on rhythm, energy, enthusiasm, personal appearance and showmanship.

Rehearsals: All rehearsals are mandatory.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Two ways to apply

Download: Tryout packet and application | Application

>> Print and complete the application form, then mail it with a non-returnable photo of yourself to the following address: CCCI | P.O. Box 4712 | Wheaton, IL 60189

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>> Complete the application form and send with a photo of yourself via e-mail to

1. Right click on this link and save the file (PDF format) to your desktop or wherever you typically save files.

2. Open that file in Adobe Acrobat and complete the two-page application, then save the file.

3. Attach the completed application, along with a photo (JPG format), and e-mail to



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