2012-13 Toronto Raptors DancePak Auditions

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Female Dancers – 18 and older (must be 18 by the day of the audition). We strongly encourage ages 22-30 to come out and audition!!
Dancers must have the ability to show an extreme level of enthusiasm, confidence, and poise.
Dancers must be physically fit and have strong athletic skills and endurance.
Dancers must be dedicated, professional, hard working and strong team players.
Minimum 2 years dance/performance experience in Hip Hop or Jazz.
14-16 team members
There is no minimum or maximum height requirement
You must also provide a resume and a current non-returnable 5×7 or 8×10 headshot.

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Dancers will be taught a basic jazz routine combined with hip hop. All participants who advance will be asked to perform the routine in small groups. Music will be provided. A number of cuts will be made throughout the audition. The audition is closed, spectators will not be permitted.

WHAT TO WEAR:

An attractive two-piece dance outfit (Half top and fitted shorts. Any style and color)
Mid-area, legs and arms must be exposed.
No baggy clothing or street wear. No pants, leggings, capris or cover ups
Full performance make-up and styled hair. Hair must be down, no ponytails.
Participants may wear any kind of sneaker/dance shoe, please make sure they have non-marking soles.

Pre-register by emailing your headshot and resume to awaddell@torontoraptors.com

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Photo of the Day – June 30

Kelsey, a Tulsa Talons dancer back in 2006

Photo of the Day – June 29

A member of the Grand Rapids Rampage Rage dance team, circa 2006

Tampa Bay Lightning Girl Auditions Are Next Month

When: July 29th, 2012
Registration: 10am- 11am
Preliminary Auditions: 11am
Final Auditions*: 1:00pm

Where: USF Sundome** Dance, cheer preferred, and skating experienced preferred but not necessary.

Audition Requirements: Audition Day is open to females over the age of 18 with a High School Diploma or GED. Must have flexible evening and weekend schedules for a once a week rehearsal, home games and appearances. Experienced ice skaters are a plus, but it is not necessary.

Material To Bring: Application requirements Bring photo ID to register Water, towel, snack Wear half-top or sports bra, hot shorts, skin colored tights, and dance shoes or sneakers. Wear full performance make-up and hair

What to expect:
Round 1: All applicants will learn choreographed material and perform.
Round 2: Advancing applicants will learn new choreographed material to perform. Those who advance will be brought in for interviews during the coming week. Although the auditions are dance based, final decisions are not made on dance skill and technique alone. Advanced dancers and beginners are invited out to participate in this fun day!

*Auditions are not open to the public, any additional guests will not be permitted.
**Check back here for specific details on parking and entry.
***Advancing candidates are required to remain at auditions.

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Video: San Antonio Rampage Ice Girls

What I really want to know is who is that dude kneeling in the background?

Photo of the Day – June 28


A member of Sea Pearls, dance team for the (short lived and now defunct) Hamburg Sea Devils (NFL Europa 2007)

NFL Cheerleader Reunion (all teams) Next Month

NFL Cheerleaders Hold Their 50th Reunion in Washington D.C.
Inaugural Reunion of Former NFL Cheerleaders Hosted by the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association will be held on July 28.

By AnnMarie Baranik
Studio City Patch
June 26, 2012

Alumni Kris Coleman and AnnMarie Baranik

The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni Association (WRCAA) is hosting the first official reunion of former NFL cheerleaders at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center July 27-28, 2012. Studio City Patch’s very own reporter, AnnMarie Baranik will be attending as a Buffalo Bills Alumni. The timing coincides with the 50th Anniversary of The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.

The WRCAA is proud to host the inaugural reunion of former NFL cheerleaders, including teams past and present. More than 350 ladies and their guests, representing as many as 17 NFL teams, will descend on our Nation’s Capital for one summer weekend, kicking off with an evening “Meet and Greet” on July 27.

“We are honored and excited to host the first reunion of NFL Alumni cheerleaders. We look forward to rekindling old friendships and establishing new ones,” says Terri Lamb, WRCAA President.

On July 28, the ladies will embark on a VIP tour of FedEx Field and notable Washington, D.C. landmarks. That evening, the premier cheerleader alumni reunion dinner/dance will be held in the Cherry Blossom Ballroom of the Gaylord National Resort. Keynote speakers will include Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell; the First Lady of Virginia and WRC Alumna Maureen McDonnell; Larry Michael, Sr. VP, Washington Redskins; Redskins legend Mark Moseley, and Stephanie Jojokian, Director/Choreographer, Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. Current recording artists (formerly NFL cheerleaders) and the 2012-2013 Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will entertain guests with live performances.

Founded in 1984, the WRCAA was the first professional cheerleader alumni association in the NFL. Current membership totals more than 800 women throughout the United States and Japan, who carry out the mission of supporting local and national charities through volunteer efforts.

At press time, the WRCAA is still considering adding event and interview opportunities. Please send sponsorship opportunity inquiries to redskinscheeralumni@gmail.com attention, Terri Crane-Lamb. They are still looking for sponsors, see the attached asponsor page.

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Perform at Celebrity-Studded amfAR New York Inspiration Gala

From PhiladelphiaEagles.com

The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders performed at the celebrity-studded amfAR New York Inspiration Gala that was held at the New York Public Library on June 7th. During the gala, amfAR paid tribute to iconic recording artist and eight-time Grammy winner Fergie as well as Marc Jacobs International President, Robert Duffy. Academy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank presented the Piaget Award of Inspiration and Rose McGowan and Cheyenne Jackson co-hosted the prestigious event.

Accustomed to performing on a 100 yard football field for thousands of fans at Eagles games, the cheerleaders embraced the opportunity to show off their moves on the 100 yard long runway! Their high energy performance opened the sports-inspired fashion show which showcased exclusive looks by the world’s leading menswear designers. The designs featured black tie takes on athletic wear, inspired by the upcoming Olympic Games. Legendary Olympic medalist and AIDS activist Greg Louganis was the first to walk in the fashion show, followed by Rugby star Ben Cohen, and numerous top New York male models. Calvin Klein, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Jean Paul Gaultier, Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Piaget, Ralph Lauren, and Versace were among the designers that donated looks for the runway show.

Photos of the cheerleaders performing at the amfAR gala showed up on some of the hottest fashion magazine sites the next day such as Elle, Style, In-Style, Women’s Wear Daily, and Vanity Fair. Check out some of the photos from the event here

The Inspiration Gala was part of a series of amfAR benefit events that celebrate all aspects of men’s style. Previous events in the series have taken place in New York, Paris, Los Angeles, and Sao Paulo. amFAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, is one of the world’s leading nonprofit organizations dedicated to the support of AIDS research, HIV prevention, treatment education, and the advocacy of sound AIDS-related public policy. Since 1985, amFAR has invested more than $340 million in its programs and has awarded grants to more than 2,000 research teams worldwide.
For more information about amFAR and the Inspiration Gala series, visit www.amfar.org

[Eagles Cheerleaders at the NYPL Gallery]

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Behind the Scenes with the San Antonio Silver Dancers

Looking for Awesome Bachelorette Parties for a Reality TV Show in Vegas in July

Photo of the Day – June 27

Sunday’s Going Pro Expo/Chicago Pageantry 101 instructors, Laura Eilers, Ms. United States 2011 (former Chiefs and Rams Cheerleader) and Shannon Lersch, Miss Illinois USA 2008 (former Luvabull)

Pro Tour Productions Independence Day Celebration Tour

Our good friend Sandy Charboneau emailed us this poster from Afghanistan. She’ll be in Atlanta this weekend for the P-R-O Convention and then she’s heading off on the Independence Day Celebration Tour to Djibouti and Kuwait with NFL/NBA Cheerleaders and Dueling Around the World!

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2012 Ticats Cheerleaders Calendar Release Party

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Timberwolves Dancers Prep Classes and Auditions

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Congratulations 2012-13 Sacramento Kings Dancers!

The Kings announced their 2012 team last night. 15 dancers have been selected to the team.

The announcement: Photos | Video


Top row: Carly, Moira, Lauren, Andrea, Heather, Katerina, Ariana, Becca, Roxanne
Bottom row: Isela, Megan, Brittney, Lynsi, Angela, Tammier

Special congrats to the three dancers who received the most votes from fans: Brittney, Angela and Becca.

Brittney


Angela


Becca