On March 20th, over three hundred young ladies converged on Lincoln Financial Field to try out for a spot on the 2010-11 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders.
The hyper-efficient Tracey helped check in the multitudes. (Quick hint: any Eagles Cheerleader you see in uniform is attempting to return for the 2010-11 season.)
Three hundred and twenty eight hopefuls filled the club level. The turn out was so large, the dancers had to be broken up into two groups, when they learned the routine.
Eagles Cheerleaders Choreographer Suzie Zucker (center) taught the routine with the help of Eagles Cheerleaders (l-r) Paige, Tiffany, Krystle and Amy. Current Eagles Cheerleaders did not have to try out at Open Call. They assisted with the process, but will compete in the semi-finals, later this week.
Amy shows how it is done.
I ran into a few familiar faces at Open Call.
Former Philadelphia Soulmates Jackie, Minon and Sara.
Lauren was a member of both the Wings Angels and a Fight Vixens.
Stephany was on the KiXX Dance Team.
Leah was also a member of the Philadelphia Fight Vixens Dance Team.
Deonna cheered for Rutgers.
Kirsten is a current Wings Angel.
After learning the routine and getting a chance to practice. Dancers in groups of 5 performed the routine twice for two separate sets of judges.
After the first round of cuts, dancers received new numbers. And the whole process was repeated.
The snack bar was open for business. You’ll never see a menu this healthy during football season.
Cheryl and Jessica. (Have to throw in a photo of Jessica, since her mom is such a big fan of this site.)
After 2 rounds, 73 dancers remained. They’ll be competing in the semis this week. The Finals are April 20th and the new squad will make their debut on the 22nd at the Eagles Draft Day Party.