How do you say “Go Mavs” in Chinese? Six jet-setting Dallas Mavericks Dancers preparing for a week-long journey to Guangzhou, China are about to find out. The DMDs have accepted the NBAs invitation to represent the Mavericks at the 2017 NBA Finals Celebration in China’s third-most populous city and the home of some of the Mavs’ most passionate international fans.

The Mavericks have launched new initiatives to reach fans in China over the last two years, boosting the team’s presence on Chinese social media and inviting Chinese fans to visit Dallas for a first-hand MFFL experience. Following the success of these programs, the DMDs will be bringing the energy of the AAC directly to Guangzhou for a unique fan experience.

The DMDs are set to depart Wednesday, June 7th and will arrive in Guangzhou after more than 14 hours of travel. After a little time to adjust to the new time zone, they’ll be performing on stage at the NBA Finals Celebration Party for hundreds of fans. Their itinerary also includes meet and greets, autograph signings, and photo sessions, all with the goal of making the 8,000 miles between Dallas and Guangzhou feel just a little shorter for local fans.

The six DMDs traveling to Guangzhou are: Ashley, Bebe, Brooke, Janae, Maggie, and Taylor.

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