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Mar 23

Orlando Magic dancers in TV spotlight

Gary W. Green, Orlando Sentinel

Via Fox Sports Florida:

Friday night’s (3/25) Orlando Magic game telecast vs. the Nets on FOX Sports Florida will be our final theme night of the season and will give viewers an inside look into how the Orlando Magic Dancers are selected, their game night activities and their outreach into the community on behalf of the team.  The Magic Dancers are not only talented entertainers, but many are mothers, wives and have full-time careers outside their role with the team.  Former Magic dancer, now one of our Magic TV reporters, Megan Clementi, will give viewers the inside scoop.

Also, our all-new, half-hour “Inside the Magic: The Magic Dancers” television special premieres Friday at 10:00pm ET immediately following the game on FOX Sports Florida.


The Magic Dancers have been a part of the team since the franchise was founded in 1989 and becoming a dancer is a prestigious honor that requires hard work and dedication. FOX Sports Florida’s sixth episode of “Inside the Magic” profiles the Orlando Magic Dancers and gives viewers behind-the-scene access of the road from auditions to game days.

The episode begins with footage from the Magic Dancers auditions where 150 potential dancers vie for the coveted 20 spots. All candidates must learn dance routines, answer interview questions and practice dunking a basketball.

Megan Clementi, a former Magic Dancer and 2010 Miss Florida, gives viewers a game day tour to show how the Dancers prepare for events.

“Inside the Magic” also features the Magic Dancers off the court as they partake in community service events and host the Junior Magic Dance Camp. Viewers find out more about the Dunking Dancers and learn how they originated in Orlando.

The episode includes interviews with Magic Dancers and video of their performance for the 2011 NBA Dance Team Bracket.

This edition of “Inside the Magic” is hosted by Jessica Blaylock.

Airdates on FOX Sports Florida: 3/25, 10:00pm; 4/1, 10:00pm; 4/11, 10:00pm; 4/13, 7:00pm.

Airdates on Sun Sports: 3/28, 10:30pm; 3/30, 10:00pm; 4/3, 12:30pm; 4/10, 12:00pm; 4/25, 5:30pm.