If you went to the Miami Heat vs. L.A. Lakers game Wednesday night, there’s a good chance you’ll came home with a cool souvenir. Team reps distributed 20,000 posters featuring the entire squad of Heat dancers, inspired by Broadway classics All That Jazz and Cabaret, shot by the team’s photographer David Alvarez.
“We are always brainstorming ways to give fans something fresh and new, so this year we decided to go with a more classic beauty/old Hollywood look,” Alvarez says. “We wanted to remain true to who these ladies are: performers. This was the biggest, most intricate group shot we’ve ever done. A lot of thought and planning went into every aspect of this project — from the lighting to the poses to the wardrobe.”
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[Heat Dancers Poster Gallery]
Code Red is an energetic dance squad that ignites the crowd at any event with elements of street jazz, two-step, Funk,hip hop dance, and gymnastics. The talented men and women of Code Red Cheer & Dance Team work hard to keep the crowd pumped up and to make sure you feel the action and excitement of the game at your seat to give the team that extra “push” during key on-Field action.
* Open auditions are closed to the public, family, and friends
* This round will consists of a series of 2-3 eliminations that will include, freestyle, stylized choreography and Mix choreography
* Finalists will be chosen and announced at the end of the day
* We recommend that you bring snacks, water and any items to freshen up between rounds
* Candidates will be judged on appearance, dance ability, style, strength and completion of choreography, energy, projection and potential
* Must be 17 years or older and (valid photo I.D. required)
* Must be a full/Part time college student or hold a full/Part time job
* Completed Application, release form and professional/dance resume
* Must be able to attend Energy home games & all evening rehearsals two times a week
* Must be able to attend a certain number of appearances & other related Code Red activities
* If selected to the team, a one year contract and commitment are required
* Must provide one non-returnable head-shot color photo & full body photo
* Drug test screening for finalists & back ground checks
* Walk ups day of auditions are also welcomed
*$10 non refundable Registration Fee Cash Or Money order Please day of Audition
What to wear: Wear what you look the best in at all times!!!!!!!!!!
* Dance or athletic half-top
* Girls Hot pants, booty shorts, boy shorts, skirts – two piece dance ensemble (must be fitted, no full length pants or capri pants) Boys Dance or athletic wear
* Sneakers or danceable shoe of preference with non-marking soles (please no black soles)
* Flesh tone hose or tights
* Performance ready hair and make-up
What we’re looking for:
* Confidence, personality, showmanship, energy and enthusiasm
* Professionalism and maturity
* Dancers who are well spoken and can represent the Houston Energy and Code Red in a professional manner at all times
* Ability to pick up dance choreography quickly
* Consistent positive attitude
* Strong teamwork skills
* Personal appearance
* Ability and desire to commit for one full year
[Code Red Dancers]
A Jacksonville Axe Maiden
Application Deadline: April 8th
Preliminary Round: April 11th
Semi-Finals Round: April 12th
Interviews: Week of April 13th & April 20th
Final Round: April 23rd
*NOTE: Auditions are held @ MetLife Stadium & closed to the general public
Complete the online registration form
Upload a current photo of yourself for identification purposes
Upload a current resume or list of your performance experience
Pay the nonrefundable audition application processing fee:
$30- Pre-register online by April 8, 2015
$40- Walk-Up Registration on April 11, 2015
Check that you have read the liability and participation release
*NOTE: A confirmation email will be sent to you once your application has been processed
Click HERE for a complete PDF guide for 2015 Flight Crew Auditions
Must be 18 years or older by April 11, 2015 and be a high school graduate or have G.E.D
Must have a reliable means of transportation and be willing to travel around the NY/NJ area
Must be available to attend all rehearsals, home games and promotional appearances
[Prep Class Schedule Information]
Hundreds try out at Foxboro’s Ahern Middle School in bid to cheer on the Super Bowl champions next season
By Laura Calverley
The Sun Chronicle
;More than 300 women jumped, kicked and danced their hearts out at the Patriots Cheerleader Auditions on Saturday at Ahern Middle School in Foxboro.
It was the first round of the annual tryouts to earn a spot as a cheerleader for the four-time Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, who just won their fourth title Feb. 1 in Super Bowl XLIX, beating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24 on an interception in the end zone by Malcolm Butler with 20 seconds left.
Candidates were taught choreographed dance routines and given an opportunity to perform a freestyle combination.
They were judged on dance ability, showmanship and level of physical fitness.
“I’m really excited to see what talent is in the room today. I see a lot of faces that have been here before. Hopefully they’ll do a great job this year,” cheerleading Director Tracy Sormanti said.
There are 28 Patriots cheerleaders on the team and 28 spots to fill.
“Even the current cheerleaders have to re-audition. They are here to assist today and in the final round (of auditions) they will join the process,” Sormanti said.
Being a cheerleader is considered a part-time job, but in addition to rehearsals and attending all the Patriots games, they also make hundreds of community appearances.
Most of the girls are either still in school or are recent college graduates, Sormanti said.
“It’s a very busy part-time job for these cheerleaders as they juggle school, work and their personal lives along with cheerleading. But it’s a very fun job to have,” Sormanti said.
“It’s a part-time job with a full-time commitment,” cheerleader Mary Babbitt said. Babbitt, 24, of North Attleboro, joined the team last year.
Babbitt said going to the Super Bowl this year was “incredible”.
“I wanted to do this so badly and going to the Super Bowl was icing on the cake. I couldn’t have asked for a better first year,” she said.
The participants came from near and far for a chance to audition. There were girls from Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and farther.
Excitement and nerves ran high throughout the crowded gym.
Stephanie Wallace, 23, of North Attleboro has a lot of experience with dance and cheerleading. She’s been dancing for 13 years and cheerleading for five years, including as a member of the North Attleboro Varsity Team.
“I’m so nervous. This is my first time. I’ve wanted to do it for years,” Wallace said.
Kelsey Plaisted, 23, drove two hours from Keene, N.H. for the audition.
“I’ve been a Patriots fan since I was born,” Plaisted said.
Erin Hamilton, 21, traveled more than three hours from Windham, N.Y..
“I’m a little intimidated, but very excited,” Hamilton said.
Few people probably came as far as Delaney Burns, 22, of Beaverton, Ore. Burns was born in Maine, but has lived in Oregon since she was 5 years old. She flew in on Thursday and is staying with family in Newton.
Burns said she’s always wanted to try out for a professional cheerleading team and she and her father and brother have been fans a long time.
“It’s definitely a fun team to follow because they’ve been so successful over the past 15 years,” Burns said.
After everyone warmed up, Sormanti, who was a Patriots cheerleader herself, gave the girls some last-minute advice.
“Try really hard. Work really hard. And just do your best,” Sormanti said.
As cheerleading director for 22 seasons, Sormanti has been to seven Super Bowls.
“They are all great. Some are better than others. But this last one was magical,” Sormanti said.
At the end of the audition, judges will narrow the field to about 40 participants who will be invited back for final auditions on Saturday, March 14.
[Patriots Cheerleader Audition Gallery]
And finally it’s Game Day! Pro Bowl Cheerleaders at University of Phoenix Stadium.
A Houston Texans Cheerleader
The San Jose Saberkitens are under the direction of Cindy Kopacz and Michelle La Herran. The Arena Football season kicks off next month!
4th Row (Standing L-R) – Amelia H, Mikaela R, Jessie S, Mariah B, Katie B, Courtney M, Shelby S, Natalie K, Tisha B, Julia M
3rd Row (Sitting L-R) – Payton M, Sydney F, Kati H, Celeste C
2nd Row (Kneeling L-R) – Helina W, Jennifer D, Amanda W, Noella R
Front Row (Floor L-R) – Marissa V, Logan Q
Kaitlyn, 2nd Year MVC
The 2014-2015 Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader season came to an end on Friday, February 20th as the end of the year banquet went underway. Held at the beautiful Bearpath Golf and Country Club, the evening was nothing short of amazing. As the girls arrived, we reminisced about the incredible season we had, and caught up on what we had missed in each other’s lives over the past month. It was comforting to be with the MVC family once again.
The evening began with a wonderful video created by Ted Kopacek and Chad Ryburn, showing clips of dances, appearances, gameday, Probowl footage and even some funny outtakes throughout the year. It was amusing to see our costumes quickly change from two pieces to snowsuits and see our adaption to the outdoor stadium. We then continued the night by honoring each captain and the memories we will never forget about them. In return, the captains reminded us of humorous moments and heartfelt memories about each person on their small teams. There was laughter, tears, musical talent and evening some unforgettable impressions.
Next, Probowl Cheerleader Kaylee spoke of her experiences in Arizona and the excitement of performing on Probowl gameday. This was followed by an awards presentation from head coach Tami Krause. Our awards are special because they are voted on by our fellow teammates. The evening wrapped up with speeches from Tami, and assistant coaches Theresa Baugus and Brianna Stepanek. They shared inspirational words about the team, the season, memories they would never forget and lifelong lessons that we will keep with us forever.
The banquet may have been an end to the 2014-2015 season, but the memories we shared and bonds we created will last a LIFETIME!!
“Most Calendar Sales Award” – Kayla C
“Most Appearances Award” – Jeanne
“Taking One for the Team Award” – Brooke
“Shining Star Award” – Kaylee
“Team Pride Award” – Saral and Kaitlyn
“Best Turns Award” – Lauryn
“Best Kicks Award” – Molly
“Best Energy Award” – Rhea
“Best Crowd Interaction Award” – Blair
“Best Fitness Award” – Karen
“Rookie of the Year Award” – Elyssa
“Thunder Award” – Mollie
“Best Snap/Sharpness Award” – Rhea
“Most Improved Dancer Award” – Taylor
“Best Glamour Award”- Kristy
“Most Improved Performer Award” – Kelsey
“Angel Award” – Lauryn
“Fight, Row, Charge Award”- Jacqui
“Total Package Award” – Kaylee
“Best Overall Dancer Award” – Lauryn
“Most Valuable Cheerleader Award” – Kristin and Kaylee
A Philadelphia Wings Angel
The Pro Bowl Cheerleaders getting in a little practice during Pro Bowl Week.
The road to becoming a member of the 2015 Charger Girls begins Sunday, March 8 with a pre-audition workshop from 2-5 pm in the Jenny Craig Pavilion at the University of San Diego. A second workshop will be held on Sunday, March 15, also at Jenny Craig Pavilion. Registration begins at 1:30 pm.
With more than 400 dancers annually auditioning for a spot on the Charger’s official dance team, pre-registration for the workshop is recommended as space is limited. Pre-registration can be done here. The non-refundable fee is $45 for one workshop or $75 to attend both workshops. On-site cash-only registration also will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis.
Pre-audition workshops are designed to prepare interested dancers for the auditions process and introduce the style of choreography performed by the Charger Girls. The choreography taught and material presented at each workshop will vary. Material presented will include application tips, style guides, interview prep and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with current Charger Girls, and participate in a Q & A session with Charger Girls Director Lisa Simmons.
“We host a workshop every year to give a better understanding of the entire process,” said Simmons. “We work with them on dance technique and choreography in a supportive, non-competitive environment. This year we added an additional workshop to hopefully help them leave feeling more prepared and confident for the upcoming auditions. We do our best to prepare them for what they can expect in April.”
The Charger Girls perform at all home games and appear in the team’s annual swimsuit calendar. They also serve as ambassadors for the organization at hundreds of business, community and charity events throughout the year.
The Jenny Craig Pavilion is located on the University of San Diego campus at 5998 Alcalá Park.
A Pair of Dallas Stars Ice Girls
The Chicago Blitz, a proud member of the American Indoor Football League, is expanding its organization to include for the first time ever a professional dance team. Jenny Hinz, the Director of the Chicago Blitz Girlz informs us of their upcoming Auditions, and additional information is below:
Chicago, Are you Ready to Go Pro?
Chicago Blitz Girlz Auditions
February 26 8:30-11pm
*FFC Gym East Lakeview, 3657 N Pinegrove Ave, Chicago Il 60613.
Auditions are $20. Come camera ready as we will be filming the web series: Chicago Blitz Dancers, Making the Team! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register or receive additional information.
Registration Starts at 8:15pm
o Train and bus nearby, as well as pay to park
o Plan to come early so you can find the place.
What should I wear?
Hair and make-up camera ready! Wear something form fitting but comfortable. Belly shirts are not required. If you have black or yellow consider wearing the colors to support the Chicago Blitz!