Congratulations 2013-14 New England Patriots Cheerleaders

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Scenes from 2013 Argo Finals

The Toronto Argonauts chose their 2013 cheer team yesterday. Click here to check out photos from finals.

Scenes from Rams Cheerleader Auditions

Click here to check out the gallery on the Rams website.

Photo of the Day – March 29


Samantha, one of the original Houston Texans Cheerleaders

Energee! Spring Sizzle Swimsuit Poster

As the 2013 Playoffs approach, the action on the court is heating up. The month of April promises to be a hot one in Milwaukee with the Bucks in the heat of playoff contention. Similarly, the action off the court is sizzling as well. Although mother nature may not be displaying signs of warm spring weather, the Energee! Dancers are ready to put the cold winter weather in the rear view mirror.

Energee! will be unveiling their 2013 Energee! Spring Sizzle Swimsuit Poster on Thursday, March 28 prior to the Bucks vs. Lakers game outside Section 211. The first 250 fans* will get an autographed print of the poster…hot off the press. Bucks fans can also get the exclusive poster by purchasing a newly extended Coors Light Guys Night Out Package for April 1 vs Charlotte, April 3 vs Minnesota or April 6 vs Toronto. For as low as $39, fans receive a discounted game ticket, a free beverage and an Energee! Spring Sizzle Swimsuit Poster.

[Energee! Spring Sizzle Gallery]

Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Open Call Auditions

Hundreds of dancers from around the tri-state area converged on the club level of Lincoln Financial Field for the 2013-14 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Open Call Auditions this past Saturday.


It was a long day for hopefuls, who had to endure two rounds of cuts.

Eagles Cheerleaders did not have to audition on Saturday. They assisted with the auditions, but any cheerleader you see in uniform is attempting to try out again.

Morgan

Eagles Cheerleaders Choreographer Dwayne Townsend and a pair of Cheerleaders

Melissa

Kacey and Alisyn

Your humble correspondent

Next up Semi-Finals where the ninety-four dancers who made it thru Saturday will compete against returning Eagles Cheerleaders for a spot in the April 22nd Finals.

[Open Call Gallery]

Photo of the Day – March 28


An Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader

Hundreds try to be Eagles cheerleaders

Peter Mucha
Philly.com
March 27, 2013

More than 400 young women flocked to Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday with hopes of making the new Eagles cheerleading squad.

That squad will have even more interaction with fans this summer, now that some free practices will be held at the Linc, since the team is no longer using Lehigh University.

“The cheerleaders will be appearing at all of those practices and fans will have the opportunity to meet the cheerleaders, and get a photo as well as autographs,” said Barbara Zaun, director of cheerleading.

Expect new outfits to be unveiled for the coming season as well, she said.

After watching group dance routines Saturday, a panel of judges cut the field to 150, then, after further observations and conversations, chose 94 semifinalists.

**See gallery, “Eagles Cheerleading Auditions 2013.”**
[Note: only the first 15 or so photos are from this year’s auditions]

They’ll attend rehearsals tonight, to get ready for a private April 3 showdown at the NovaCare complex against 32 members of last season’s squad. Sixty finalists will be selected that evening with the help of season ticket holders whose names were drawn in a sweepstakes.

The public, however, will once again be invited to the final audition show, scheduled this year for Monday, April 22, at the Kimmel Center’s Perelman Theater. Tickets, $24 each, are available through the Kimmel Center’s website.

Three days later, most of the 38 winners will be at the Eagles Draft Party, a free annual event at the Linc, though a few squad members will be at the NFL’s draft ceremonies at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Zaun said.

Details about Eagles Draft Party tickets have yet to be announced by the team.

The Sideline Group Audition Prep Workshop

April 7th, join The Sideline Group in Lewisville, TX along with some of their friends – Stephanie Di Biase Wheat, Mallory Mills, Keith Clark, Danielle Hinson, Jenny Durbin Smith and Justine Phillips Orf – for an exclusive workshop that is sure to get you ready for this years audition season!

Workshop Cost:
$85 (All-Day Pass)

Workshop Location:
Prestige Dance and Performing Arts Center
405 Texas 121 #120
Lewisville, TX 75067

Click HERE to register today!

BlazerDancers Celebrating 25 Years, Sneak Peak

The BlazerDancers will be celebrating 25 years of dancing and entertaining the Blazers faithful this Wednesday night at the Rose Garden. From the original Rip City Review dancers to recent alum and current dancers, over 70 women have flown in to prepare for a celebration sure to not disappoint. Get a sneak peak at their performance, and find out what some of your favorites are up to.

[BlazerDancers on Facebook]

Kelly Tilley: Colts cheerleading head talks about staying limber, choosing the best

Kelly Tilley

Indy Star
Mar. 26, 2013

New Indianapolis Colts cheerleading manager Kelly Tilley, 29, is on a whirlwind audition for the next Colts Cheer Squad.

Since arriving here March 18, she has jumped right into three weeks of workshops for 49 hopefuls. Cheerleading hopefuls are being compared in the areas of football knowledge, dance technique and fitness.

Auditions conclude when the best of the applicants appear at 6:30 p.m. April 17 at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Downtown Indianapolis. Admission is $10 and fans at home can vote for their favorite cheerleaders via live video stream. The squad members will be announced at the end of the show.

Tilley won’t reveal yet how many women will make the cut.

“We’ll chose anywhere from 26 to 32. I’m looking for the entire package, so it will depend on who ends up with that,” she said.

We caught up with Tilley to learn more about this former Denver Broncos cheerleader, who grew up in Apple Valley, Minn. :

Question: What are your goals for the squad?

Answer: To create one of the most highly respected NFL cheerleading teams in the league. I want little girls to dream about becoming a Colts cheerleader, because we have developed a reputation of an elite group of women who are talented, educated, beautiful inside and out, and are committed to the community.

Q: What’s the biggest mistake a cheerleader (hopeful) can make when she gets in front of the judges?

A: To not be prepared. Applicants should be at the top of their game at auditions, especially when it comes to fitness, dance ability and creating a look that will make them stand out to the judges. Preparation is more important than talent.

Q: What does the Colts cheerleader of the future “look” like — different uniforms, guys and gals? What is your vision?

A: My vision is to look at each area — dance, fitness, uniforms, junior cheerleaders, calendar, community service, etc., and find a way to make it even better. My vision is to strengthen the Indianapolis Colts cheerleader brand. I’m not ready to make any drastic changes until I see what we have and what resonates well with our fans.

Q: You spent the last 10 years with the Denver Broncos — four as a cheerleader and six in the cheer department. Were you a high school/college cheerleader? What was the biggest thing you personally had to overcome? What was your greatest accomplishment?

Kelly was a Broncos Cheerleader from 2003 thru 2007

A: I was part of the Eastview Lightning State Champion High School Dance Team. I was also on the University of Colorado’s dance team, before I was an NFL cheerleader. I was trained as a dancer, not a cheerleader. I always struggled with flexibility because I was more athletic (I also played high school volleyball), therefore I needed to stretch daily to stay at the same ability level as the fellow dancers on the squad. My greatest accomplishment was developing a youth special needs cheerleading team and organizing their halftime performance at an NFL game.

Q: What’s one thing most people would be surprised to know about you?

A: I love sports — I watch ESPN on a daily basis.

Q: You grew up in Minneapolis and lived in Denver — Your preference: Beach or Snow?

A: A beach sounds fantastic right now.

Q: What’s one of the craziest things that you experienced from the sidelines?

A: A blizzard. (The Denver Broncos’ home field is outdoors.)

Q: What’s the last good book you read or movie you saw?

A: “Wreck-It-Ralph.” With my busy schedule, I seem to only find time for kids movies with my son.

Q: Favorite Indy Restaurant (or one that you look forward to trying)?

A: A good sushi restaurant.

Q: What’s your favorite weekend ritual?

A: Watching my 5-year-old-son play hockey and watching football with my husband.

Photo of the Day – March 27


Kim of Inglewood Blackhawks Ladyhawks Dance Team

Middleton resident is a finalist in Patriots Cheerleader competition

Wicked Local – Tri Town Transcript
March 25, 2013

Middleton —

A Middleton resident and school teacher has been chosen to compete as a finalist for the 2013 Patriots Cheerleading Squad.

Previously a member of the Patriots Cheerleaders in 2007, 2008 and 2010, Angela Lavoie of Middleton seeks to return in 2013. During a month-long tryout process, Lavoie has succeeded in making it to the last phase, and was invited to be a finalist in the Patriots Cheerleading Boot Camp.

A graduate of University of Massachusetts Amherst with a BS in psychology, Lavoie was a recipient of the NOYCE scholarship for excellence in mathematics and was a member of the UMass dance team. Lavoie currently teaches 6th grade math and is the afterschool dance program coordinator in Lynn, MA.

The cheerleading selection process began early this month when approximately 320 applications were submitted at open auditions, among the highest turnouts in team history. Fifty-seven candidates were invited back for final auditions last week. Now, entering its final stages, 36 contestants including Lavoie, will compete in the annual boot camp portion, which consists of four sessions. At the end of the fourth session on March 30, two dozen of the most talented, fit and qualified women will be selected for the 2013 Patriots Cheerleaders.

The finalists will run through intensive training sessions consisting of elements of standard Patriots Cheerleader practices. The sessions will involve rigorous fitness and physical training, choreography, public speaking exercises and promotional appearance training drills.

Scenes from the DCC Calendar Shoot

Veteran members of the 2012-13 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders squad are in the midst of fittings for the team’s annual swimsuit calendar shoot. The DCC have been tweeting and posting photos @DCCheerleaders.


Jackie, Collin, and Holly

Nicole Hamilton Goes From Mavs Dancer And Cowboys Cheerleader To Vegas Showgirl!

From Buzzfeed.com

Decades later that hasn’t changed one bit, nothing says Las Vegas more than those pink feather clad beauties strutting their stuff on a glittered stage! The spectacle comes at the price of hard work and dedication though, while the show-girls outfits can weigh in sometimes near 50 pounds, it’s obvious some extreme training goes into making the girls under the feathers shine like the sun!

Why not just ask Nicole Hamilton of VEGAS! the Show!? She will tell you right off the bat being a showgirl is not easy, and seeing as how Nicole holds 8 years of professional cheerleading under her belt, that’s saying something! Yep that’s right, Nicole is one of the main faces of the show and for good reason, having cheered not only for the Dallas Mavericks Basketball team, Nicole is also part of the 5 year veteran of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading squad!

While the passion for cheerleading came a little later in life, the passion for dance was something that started from as early as Nicole can remember. When she was fresh out of high school she caught wind of a Dallas Cowboys cheerleading tryout, unfortunately she didn’t get the spot but being the first time she ever tried out it was an inspirational moment that motivated her to make her way to be the best. A few weeks later she learned about the Dallas Mavericks Basketball team holding cheerleader tryouts as well, Nicole immediately set her sights on this new challenge and within the next couple months, trained and landed the spot!

After three years with the Mavericks Nicole looked back to her first tryout with The Cowboys, she managed to land the spot on the Cowboys and for the next 5 years would be part of the most prestigious cheerleading club in the entire world! During her time with the Dallas Cowboys, Nicole managed to give back in some very big ways, touring with The USO military show across the world. Loving the fact she has the ability to bring a smile to people’s faces, Nicole claims her time with the USO not only made her smile, but really let her feel accomplished while giving back to her country and community!

While with The Cowboys, Nicole managed to work her way up to team captain, and even made a pro-bowl appearance which includes only the most elite cheerleaders from around the country. With all these accomplishments its fitting Nicole would look to Vegas for the next phase of her career, having been part of two of the county’s best sports franchises and boasting the looks of an A-list international model, its natural she take the stage as a lead dancer right? Exactly, so don’t miss your opportunity to see the lovely Nicole Hamilton do what she does best along with some of the best talent Sin City has to offer, pick up your tickets to “VEGAS! the Show” today and catch a glimpse of this Cheerleading Vet with your own two eyes!