Houston Rockets Power Dancers hopefuls to battle for spot on team

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David Nuno reports on the tryouts for this year's crop of Rockets Power Dancers (KTRK)

All of the female finalists for the Rocket Power Dancers are battling for their spot on the court at Toyota Center.

This evening, 19 finalists will compete to become a member of the Rocket Power Dancers. More than 100 dancers auditioned last week to be part of the team that keeps the crowd pumped up at games.

And it's been a grueling week for those dancers. Tonight's finals encapsulates over a week of tryouts, auditions, and even a boot camp.

To become a Rockets Power Dancer, you have to embody power and finesse.

Rockets entertainment manager Natalie Alvarado said, "The talent that came out this year by far has been some of the best talent I've seen while being here. And then tonight, here at House of Blues we have the top 19 that have made it all the way to the final show."

Brenna just graduated from the University of Texas and took a job in town, so when she heard about the Rocket Power Dancers tryouts, she jumped at the chance to compete for a spot on the team.

Finalist Jacequelyn Brenna said, "I just graduated with a degree in electrical and computer engineering. I got a job offer at Exxon Mobil in Houston and that's what led me here, and I was so excited because once I looked into the Rockets Power Dancers I knew that's where I'd want (to go)."

Finalist Casey Potter is hoping to also make the team. This is her second year to make the squad, but she is ten weeks out from surgery on a herniated disc. Potter said, "I hadn't danced this hard since a month before the surgery so it's been a while since I've danced and I feel like I've put everything out there. I've laid it on the stage and it's up to her and the other judges."

To be on the Rockets Power Dancers, you have to be a full-time student or be a full-time employee somewhere.
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