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Can you walk on stilts? Go-go dance? Boogie Nights is hiring in Biloxi

COURTESY HARD ROCK CASINO BILOXI 
 Boogie Nights inside Hard Rock Casino is hosting open auditions for talent on April 8.
COURTESY HARD ROCK CASINO BILOXI Boogie Nights inside Hard Rock Casino is hosting open auditions for talent on April 8.

BILOXI -- Can you walk on stilts? Are you a DJ who spins sick beats? Can you rock the microphone as a master of ceremonies? Well, Boogie Nights is looking for you.

The 1970s and '80s dance club in Hard Rock Casino is getting ready for hot summer nights, and entertainment director Robyn Smith said they're ready to hire a multitude of local talent to work Friday and Saturday nights.

Auditions with Smith and Boogie Nights owner Dave Pena will be 3 to 6 p.m. April 6 at Hard Rock Live.

Smith and Pena are looking for DJs, male and female dancers, male and female emcees, roller girls, stilt walkers and hula-hoop girls.

"We're just looking for more talent," Smith said. "We're getting back into summer time, people need time off, and we need to make sure we have enough talent to cover all the spots."

Interested applicants should not expect a normal job interview.

A pseudo-club is set up on the stage at Hard Rock Live, and people will audition in heats. A DJ will spin music and an emcee will pump up the crowd -- yes, there's a crowd -- as a dancer starts their own routine.

"It's kind of like an reenactment of what will go on during one of the nights that we're open," smith said. "It's usually pretty fun and high energy."

Applicants should bring their own equipment to the interview and dress for the part. A suit and tie isn't going to cut it at this job interview.

"You need to come dressed like you're in the '70s and '80s," Smith said. Wear a leisure suit. Rock a body suit. Don't be afraid to dress like you're grooving in 'Flashdance,'" Smith said.

The auditions are recorded, and Smith and Pena review the recordings to make final hiring decisions.

Boogie Nights in Biloxi received media attention in 2015 when it promoted one of its go-go dancers to Lady Boogie, resident emcee. Angel LeBon was the first female master of ceremonies in Boogie Nights clubs across the country.Editor's note: Justin Mitchell, Sun Herald digital producer, was formerly a photographer at Hard Rock Hotel Casino Biloxi.

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