The Colts Cheerleaders Updated Uniforms

The Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders will take the field in brand new uniforms next month. I wouldn’t call this a full scale overhaul. More like taking the old unis up quite a few notches, with more sparkles and more blue accents from head to toe, and they’ve added a new jacket. The organization has been so obliging as to post a whole gallery of photos so we can appreciate all the nuances. LOVE that. Wish everyone did it. Thank you Colts Cheerleaders!

Here are a few before and afters so you can fully appreciate the differences. Befores to the left, Afters to the right. (Or above and below, in the case of the boots.)


Would this be a post about the Colts without a shout out to Crystal Anne? I think not. Woohoo!

Washington Kastles Cheerleaders

The Washington Kastles Cheerleaders move indoors for 2014, cheering for the Kastles at the Smith Center on the campus of George Washington University.

Director of the Washington Kastles Cheerleaders Lindsey Murray

Megan

Barb

Ashley and Rita

Ashley

Lisa

Chloe

Jenny

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2014 P-R-O Convention All Star: Washington Wizard Girl Emily

The Wizard Girls brought nearly their entire squad, which was quite an accomplishment because their season had ended and their auditions were upcoming soon (actually, they’re going on right now!). I guess that’s the problem with the NBA team and the P-R-O convention…the timing can be an issue.

But the Wizard Girls always make a splash and it doesn’t hurt their their director, Derric Whitfield, is one of the most popular instructors. That means great dance routines and their squad members always help out with the instruction. And one of Derric’s Wizard Girl instructions caught my eye for her beauty, dance ability and emotion. She is our next 2014 P-R-O Convention All Star and her name is Emily T.

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Congratulations 2014-15 Utah Jazz Dancers!

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Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team 2014 Fall Auditions

Saturday, August 2nd
Registration begins at 9:30am

San Manuel Stadium
280 South E Street
San Bernardino, CA 92401

Qualifications for Auditions

1. All candidates must be at least 18 years old by August 2nd, 2014.
2. All candidates must have a High School diploma or GED.
3. All candidates must understand the time obligation the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team will include. Mandatory attendance is necessary at practices, appearances, games, community events, and any other mandatory appearances made by the management of the Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team. The team may have late night and/or early morning practices and games that are mandatory. YOU MUST HAVE A FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE.
4. The Inland Empire 66ers Dance Team is a ONE YEAR obligation. Do not audition if you are unable to commit to the entire year. Team members will have to sign a contract stating that they understand being a member of the dance team is a year long obligation.
5. Each candidate must have reliable transportation.
6. All candidates must possess excellent speaking skills and personality.
7. All candidates must be available for all phases of the audition.
9. All candidates must provide a 4×6 or larger head shot and bikini shot. Pictures do not have to be professional. All pictures are non-returnable and must reflect what you currently look like or what you will look like during the time of auditions.

Audition Information

1. Auditions will be closed to the public.
2. Mandatory Audition Attire:
a. Dance or athletic half-top (midriff must be showing)
b. Hot pants, dance shorts (NO full length pants or capris)
c. Dance sneakers, tennis shoes, jazz shoes with non-marking soles
d. Flesh tone tights
e. Performance ready hair and make-up is a must. ALL hair should be down.
Anyone not wearing the above stated mandatory audition attire will not be allowed to audition.
3. Auditions will consist of across the floor, learning a 60 sec. dance routine, and an individual interview.
4. Registration is at 9:30 am. We will not accept anyone arriving after 10:00am.

Our team does require a lot of commitment. The 66er dancers practice every Tuesday/Thursday night and have games 2-3 times a week. Your schedule must be open every night from 4:30pm-11:00pm. We do provide schedules in advance, but are subject to change. We do have girls who work full time jobs or attend school full time so it is possible to do both, but we do ask all girls to have their nights free for practices and events. Please do not audition if you cannot commit to the team 100% for the remainder of the 2014 year.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to e-mail us at ie66ersdanceteam@yahoo.com

2014 P-R-O Convention All Star: Washington Redskins Cheerleader Charo

The Washington Redskins Cheerleaders are one of the squads that I look forward to photographing every year. They have some of the most beautiful cheerleaders in the NFL. They wear some of the sexiest uniforms in professional cheerleading. And they always bring some amazing dancers.

This year, I made it point to photograph their Captains and I think they brought three of them…at least there were three of them there when I asked for all the Captains to come up and be recognized. So, let me introduce our third WRC Captain, Charo…our next 2014 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Photo of the Day – July 30


Titans Cheerleaders at the final regular season Nashville Venom game; Yalea entering her fourth season with TTC, and former TTC Stormi, who was Director of Appearances for the PIFL champs

She’s the tops! Former Top Cat Eiesha Horsley wins Mrs. Georgia America 2014

Eiesha Horsley was a four season NFL TopCat and now Mrs. Georgia America 2014

Former NFL cheerleader Eiesha Horsley’s motto is, “Each and every person should dream and dream BIG!” Well, Eiesha recently was named Mrs. Georgia America 2014, so the next stage if a dream as big as the whole country, as she progresses to compete for Mrs. America.

Eiesha performed on the NFL sidelines for the Carolina Panthers’ “Top Cats” during the 2005 and 2010-2012 seasons, the last year as one of four captains. An entrepreneur, scholar, philanthropist, and renowned cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics instructor, adding Mrs. Georgia America is another accomplishment in Eiesha’s dream-filled life.

“I am truly a dreamer of all things exquisite and extraordinary!,” Eiesha says. “I am the proud wife of Jarrell Horsley, a Captain in the United States Army and reside in Georgia. Being crowned Mrs. Georgia America 2014 is not only an honor and humbling experience, but a phenomenal blessing to compete for Mrs. America. Representing the perfectly ‘peachy’ state allows me the opportunity to uplift not only married women, but families and individuals of all ages in a variety of ways. Specifically, empowering women to achieve and promote the importance of personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which to express my talents, intelligence, and experience is my ultimate goal and way to give back in a greater capacity. I can surely say that my experience as a professional cheerleader prepared many in more ways than one!”

As accomplished in the classroom as in dance and pageants, Eiesha graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree from Norfolk State University and was named a Ronald E. McNair fellow, Psi Chi National Honor Society Scholar, and appeared in Vibe, Ebony, and Charlotte Women’s Magazine for her professional and personal accomplishments. Eiesha holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management with honors, and is currently completing her dissertation and Ph.D. Studies in Organization Management with an emphasis in Human Resource Management, expected during the summer of 2015. “Continuous learning brings continuous opportunities in my career and possibilities in serving others,” Eiesha says.

Eiesha is also the owner of M.A.D.E. (“Making A Difference Everywhere”) Today, Inc., a professional development company in which Eiesha directs, conducts, and leads programs working with community and state organizations, families, and youth in both Georgia and North Carolina. MADE has collected over 200 cheer and dance regional and national titles in four states in just five years. “As a former professional NFL cheerleader and captain for the Carolina Panthers, I was able to be an ambassador for the community and young girls who aspire to live their dreams,” Eiesha says.

“During my spare time, I enjoy my active involvement in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, traveling, interior design, camping, and giving back to the youth and aspiring individuals who desire to live their dreams beyond their belief,” Eiesha continues. “Making a positive contribution to society is all worth living for, and leaving a legacy is timeless. I believe laughter is contagious, joy is strength, and courage is motivation. I encourage all to dream big and believe that all things are possible, giving back is essential and believing through execution and consistency is longevity.”

You can keep up with the Mrs. America Pageant at www.mrsamerica.com, and Eiesha specifically on Twitter and Facebook, plus her M.A.D.E Today program.

Eiesha cheered for the Carolina Panthers

Scenes from Mavs Dancers Training Camp

DFW Times gives us a look back at this year’s auditions for the Dallas Mavericks dance team. (Lots of hi-res pics here, folks.) Day One | Day Two | Training Camp

Vote for your favorite Magic Dancer finalists

The first rounds of auditions for the Orlando Magic Dancers are in the books and finals are right around the corner. Between now and then, the Orlando Magic are asking fans to vote for their favorite dancers to make the team. They’ve narrowed it down to 30. Help them pick the final squad. Click here to see who is in the running and cast your vote!

2014 Houston Texans Cheerleaders

The Texans website has been updated with individual bios for the members of this year’s squad. Click here to check ’em out!

2014 P-R-O Convention All Star: Tennessee Titans Cheerleader Anne P.

Did I mention that the Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders brought a lot of girls?  And did I mention that they wore their game day uniforms?  And that I took advantage of this rarity and photographed as many of them as I could?

Well, I did and our next honoree was featured in one of our lead images for the 2012 P-R-O Convention coverage.

So this year, I got a chance to photograph her up close and personal. Introducing Tennessee Titans Cheerleader Anne P., our next 2014 P-R-O convention All Star.

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Photo of the Day – July 29


Jenny S, during last Saturday’s halftime performance by the MLL’s Ohio Dance Machine near Columbus

Dallas Stars Ice Girls 2014-15 auditions

By Jay Betsill
Special to DFW.com
July 28, 2014

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FRISCO — The Dallas Stars returned to the Stanley Cup playoffs last season following five years of no postseasons for the 1999 Stanley Cup champions. While the Stars eventually fell to the top-seeded Anaheim Ducks in the quarterfinals round of the Western Conference playoffs, they brought the familiar energy back to North Texas that made Stars games the hottest ticket in DFW in the late 90s and into the early 2000s.

The Dallas Stars Ice Girls also enjoyed a renaissance under director Christina Swanson in her first year at the helm. The Ice Girls had over 100 ladies on hand for their auditions at Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco on Saturday, nearly double the amount of ladies who tried out last summer.

Since there are multiple ways to audition for the Ice Girls — dancer, skater or both — the day is split into a first round of skating and dancing. The skating took place on the arena’s practice ice rink while the dance portion was on an elevated stage inside the arena. Those who opted to skate did freestyle as well as skating drills while those dancing learned choreography and then performed for the seven judges that included Swanson and other Ice Girls personnel.

“I have a strong cheerleading, gymnastics and ballet background,” said rookie candidate Courtney C. “Since I can pull on my gracefulness from ballet into skating and my sharpness from cheerleading into the dance, I am hopeful that it will be the winning combination for this audition.”

Following the first round of judges deliberations and an initial cut, the returning veterans arrived for the semi-final round. The semi-finals followed the same format of skating and dance, only this time the arena’s overhead lights were lowered with only the direct lights shining on the stage. This gave it the effect of what the performance will look like during Stars home games at American Airlines Center.

“I feel more confident going into my third audition process because I know what to expect,” said Melissa, auditioning for what would be her third season with the Stars. “That being said, it may actually be more nerve racking because now I know what is at stake and how amazing it is to be a Dallas Stars Ice Girl.”

The deliberation following the semi-final round ran about an hour longer than originally planned due to the extremely high level of talent demonstrated by the candidates. For those who would advance there is a week-long final round followed by a week of training camp after which the final team will be announced.

Swanson returned with the names of 32 ladies (12 veterans and 20 rookies) who would be advancing to the final round. The veterans are Stephanie, Jade, Rachel, Cheri, Jessica, Melissa, Ashley, Cassie, Belinda, Kendall, Lauren and Emma. The rookie candidates are Katie, Taylor, Olivia, Brooke, Brittany, Shelby, Kelsey, Callie, Alex, Julia, Courtney J., Taryn, Whitney, Madison, Christen, Courtni W., Nicole, Amanda, Mariyah and Courtney C.

“I’m so blessed and honored to be going into my second season as the Dallas Stars Ice Girls director,” Swanson said. “I know this is going to be an exciting year and the excitement started on Saturday with the announcement of my new assistant director, Kamwin Dietz, and taking 32 very talented young ladies to finals.”

Dallas Stars Ice Girls Finalists

Auditions for the Dallas Stars Ice Girls kicked off last weekend in Frisco, TX. The field of candidates has been narrowed down to 32 finalists who will duke it out tonight to see who makes the team. Good luck, ladies. Werq it out!

Top Row: Madison, Courtni W., Belinda*, Emma*, Whitney, Courtney J., Olivia, Nicole, Brooke, Brittany, Lauren, Christen
Middle Row: Jessica*, Jade*, Cheri*, Kendall*, Alex, Taryn, Taylor, Katie, Callie, Julia, Kelsey
Bottom Row: Rachel*, Mariyah, Shelby, Ashley*, Cassie*, Amanda, Stephanie*, Melissa*, Courtney C.

*veteran