Sideline Prep: Learn From & Dance with the Pros…to Become a Pro!

Sideline Prep is holding its Annual Pro & Semi Pro Cheer and Dance Workshop, which promises to be a fun learning opportunity!  It is open to ALL dancers and cheerleaders – at any level (at least 18 years of age).  

Last year we had over 140 ladies in attendance and received overwhelming positive feedback!

Day 1 is all learning/dance and Day 2 (half day) is an OPTIONAL bonus mock audition:  January 27th & 28th!  

Pro Cheer/Dance Coaches and Directors will be teaching and/or answering questions at the workshop on Day 1:  

  • Maigan Pechnik (Former Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Captain, Swimsuit Calendar Cover Model, and Pro Bowl Cheerleader)
  • Megs Early (Former Washington Redskins Cheerleaders, Current WRC Sideline Assistant, and current Sideline Prep Technique Coach)
  • Derric Whitfield (Current Dance Team Manager and Choreographer for the Washington Wizard Girls, Baltimore Brigade Dancers & the Washington Valorettes)
  • Liz Guaraldo (Former WRC and Current Director for the Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders) &
  • Kelly Allen (Former Washington Wizards Dancer and WRC Captain and Current Coach for the Richmond Roughriders)  

It’s a great opportunity for you to dance with and learn from other professional dance teams and ask questions of the Coaches and current Pro Cheerleaders.  In addition, you will walk away with routines and sidelines to use!

Below is all the information for the 1.5 Day event.  Feel free to contact Sideline Prep at if you have any questions.





President/CEO, Sideline Prep

Wizard Girls Alumni, Captain (2010 – 2012), Most Valuable Wizard Girl (2011/2012 & 2010/2011), Wizard Girl Community Star (2009/2010)
Washington Redskins Cheerleaders Alumni, Captain (2003 – 2007), 2004 Pro Bowl Cheerleader, Swimsuit Cover Model (2003/2004 & 2005/2006)
Former In-Arena Host, Washington Wizards – NBA and Washington Mystics – WNBA

2018 New York Lizards Dance Team Audition/Pre-Audition Clinic

The New York Lizards Dance Team is casting talented woman for the 2018 MLL Season. Dancers will perform at all MLL New York Lizards home games at Hofstra University and represent the NY Lizards at events and promotions. Seeking females, 18+, who are versatile dancers with a strong technically trained background in jazz and hip hop, etc.; trained in executing choreography with precision; dancers who exude professional performance quality; articulate, well-spoken, and confident women to represent the NY Lizards brand. Director states: “At the audition, there will be guest judges, a celebrity choreographer, and a representative from MMG-NY.”

Date:  Saturday, February 10th 
Time:  12:00-3:00pm
Location:  Pearl Studios, 500 8th avenue, 12th Floor (Studio 1219), New York, NY 10018
Note:  Must be 18 years old by March 1st

Please bring resume and head shot (not returnable)

Callbacks: Sunday, February 11th from 12:00-3:00pm. 

Required Attire:  A two-piece form-fitting outfit is mandatory.

No baggy clothes. Please wear FULL performance make up. Dance or athletic shoes (no black soles).

Requirements:  All dancers must be available Wednesday nights for rehearsals in midtown NYC and have a flexible schedule for games and appearances during the season. 

For more information please email

To register, please visit: ts2018

Prior to the audition, we will be holding 2 Pre-Audition Clinics. You will learn choreography straight from the field from the NY Lizards Dancers. The first clinic will be held on Saturday, January 27th (12pm-2pm) at Pearl Studios 519 8th avenue, 12th Floor (Studio G) New York, NY 10018. The second clinic will be held on Sunday, February 7th (7pm-9pm) at Pearl Studios 500 8th avenue, 12th Floor (Studio 1215) New York, NY 10018. $45 per clinic or $80 for both clinics. 

To pre-register please use this link: ics2018

Additional Instructions:  For the Saturday, February 10th open call, registration begins at 11:30am (Studio 1210) The open call audition will begin promptly at 12pm. Select dancers from the open call will be invited to attend callback auditions on Sunday, February 11th.

Please feel free to share this information with anyone that you think would be interested :)

Instagram: @nylizardsdancers
Facebook: New York Lizards Dance Team
Twitter: @LizardsDancers
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Paula Sanders
Head Coach & Choreographer 

2018 Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders Auditions

It’s that time of the year…audition season and the Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders have announced open auditions for their 2018 squad.   No details as of yet, but save the date.


ProMotion Dance – a Different Breed of Dance Company

ProMotion Dance is a different breed, a dance company that takes a new age approach to dance and cheer auditions, and they may be exactly what you need to promote your dance to the next level. At ProMotion Dance, we believe in the power of movement and dance. We live for those goose bump moments when something bigger than you comes alive on stage.  We are energized by the roar of the crowd.

We want to create those moments again and again. Whether you dream of becoming a dancer for a high school, college, or professional dance team, we believe you have the power to light the dance world on fire.

Just reading this, you are already ahead of many, many people who wouldn’t make this effort to creating an incredible, satisfying life doing what they love.  

We know you live in a digital world, and you don’t always have direct access to the best of the show business in your hometown. That’s why we have taken everything we do in person and transformed it to be able to access online from any place at any moment. Our digital Audition Blueprint is in short designed to help you make the team.

We created this training because we have been there and done that over the last 25 years combined. Through years of trial and error, we have made all of the mistakes, done tons of research, and figured out how to do it RIGHT.   It a was a crazy, giant leap to make from high school to auditioning for a college team and an even bigger leap from college to dancing for pro teams.

We found ourselves tapping into hundreds of different resources to get all of the information we needed from interview training, to makeup & hair, to dance choreography know-how. Sometimes these resources would even be conflicting and incredibly frustrating!

What you can expect from our e-book and digital training are strategies and tangible action items that you can use all throughout your preparation for auditions, no matter where you’re at in the process.

We don’t want you to have to experience these frustrating years in between. Your time here is limited, and we recognize that. You should be able to start living the life you want now. We’ve spent a lot of time and energy cutting the clutter for you so you can get right down to business and make this happen.

If you are serious about making the team, we are happy to personally coach you through the audition process. We can schedule personal training sessions with you, one on one, to learn your strengths and areas of opportunities to really help you shine on that big day! This can be in anything from fitness, dance abilities, to interview skills- we can do it all (and so can you,you just don’t know it yet)!

If you’re already on a team, we love to choreograph for game day, performance routines, and even custom production numbers for coaches and dancers that need inspiration and material for their season.

Stay in touch on social media to see when we offer in person workshops and choreography sessions as well!

Instagram: @promotion_dance

Facebook: ProMotion Dance

YouTube: ProMotion Dance

Get your first audition tips from the pros below:

About the Authors:

Brittany Hagan brings a high level of professionalism in show business and a diverse dance background to the ProMotion team. From the age of three she trained in every kind of dance from the classic tap, ballet, jazz all the way to ballroom, street hip hop, and Irish dance. She started in a studio competition setting, moved onto the state championship winning varsity dance team in high school, went on to dance for Indiana University on two different companies and graduated with a BS in Entrepreneurship/Corporate Innovation and a minor in Dance Performance and Choreography. Her education continued at the University of Tampa where she earned an MBA in Marketing. While in Tampa she danced for the professional company VYB dance. Much of her education was paid for through the Miss America Organization where she placed first runner up Miss Indiana and placed top ten at the Miss Florida pageant winning awards for interview, congeniality, service, and swimsuit. Brittany also spent two years dancing for the NBA as an Indiana Pacemate.  Brittany danced for the Indianapolis Colts for 2 years traveling to Hong Kong to dance in the Chinese New Year’s Parade as well as London with a select group of 6 women for the Wembley Stadium game 2017. She now works as a digital marketing consultant for Salesforce, owns a socially responsible online boutique, and is a trainer for Lagree Pilates.

Organizations and artists she has worked with:

  •       Verizon
  •       Latin Grammys
  •       Ying Yang twins
  •       IU Dance Team
  •       InMotion Dance Company
  •       VYB Dance Company
  •       Indiana Pacemates
  •       Miss Indiana
  •       Miss Florida
  •       Miss America Organization
  •       Professional Football League

Jessica is the co-founder of ProMotion Dance. Having danced since she was 3 years old, growing up in her mom’s studio in Richmond, IN, Jessica has always dreamed of starting a dance company of her own. Taking every opportunity she could to perfect her craft and share with others what she loves most, Jessica has participated in several dance outlets over the years; teaching, performing, choreographing, and competing. From the age of 3 to 18, Jessica danced at her mom’s studio with a focus in Tap, Jazz and Ballet. Taking on a teaching role once she was old enough. While in high school, she was a member of the Richmond High School Devilettes and an officer for two years. Jessica attended Indiana University in Bloomington where she majored in Sport Marketing and Management and minored in Dance. During her four years in Bloomington she was a member of a student run organization, InMotion Dance Company. She was also a one-year member of the Indiana Pom Squad and competed nationally in both Jazz and Hip-Hop with the team. Upon graduating, Jessica knew her dance career wasn’t over.

She auditioned for the NBA team the Indiana Pacers dance team, the Indiana Pacemates and has been dancing for them for the past 8 years, serving as captain for 4 of those years. She’s had the opportunity to represent the Pacers in Taiwan, the Philippines, China, Seattle and Las Vegas performing and doing appearances for Pacers/NBA fans. Dancing in front of thousands of fans doing what you love is something Jessica will cherish forever. Jessica is now a member and captain of the Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders and was just chosen as the squad’s 2018 Pro Bowl Cheerleader. Jessica continues to teach and choreograph working with several high schools and colleges. For the past twelve years Jessica has been busy choreographing for the Richmond High School Devilettes State Fair Band Day Competition, basketball season and their annual showcase, focusing on jazz, contemporary, pom & hip-hop. Through ProMotion Dance, Jessica hopes to inspire and influence other dancers to do what they love while continually challenging themselves to reach the next level.

Audition Tips From Simma Wear

Simma Wear has some good audition tips for the aspiring professional dancer.

My Top 5 Mental Tips For Defeating Nerves: 

1. Don’t say “Me Too” when your friend says she’s nervous. It may sound small, but you’re already putting yourself in a position to be defeated. You can still be humble and relatable without making small talk with the “I’m nervous” while waiting. Your mind set is everything, so don’t give into your environment.

2. Think of your audition as you’ve already made it. You’re already on the team, and it’s just a 2 min performance where your front and center. Think of it has it’s your time to shine and perform, not as it’s your time to make a team or be judged. Stop thinking of your audition as an audition! 

3. Distract yourself from emotions right before you audition. We all get lost in emotion, “What if I’m not pretty enough? I don’t remember the last step! Oh no I’m next to a returner!” Our thoughts can throw us into a panic. One of my favorite techniques is just to look around the room and state facts in your head. “There’s the Floor” “The wall is blue.” “There’s four chairs.” “The mirror is clean.” Of course, don’t make it seem like you’re going crazy, but slowly looking around the room and stating facts has a way of calming the mind and distracting you from the nerves.

4. Forget about trying to be perfect. Make your audition less about you and more about your audience. The more you focus on connecting with your audience than remembering every move, your nerves will continuously go away through your audition, especially if you see they’re enjoying it. I try to capture judges within the first 2 8 counts. That way if I don’t remember the ending of the routine, they won’t even care as I captured them with performance within the first couple of seconds. Once you build that connection on day 1, it’s easier to get through a week long audition knowing you already have them even more on your side!

5. Remind yourself how prepared you are! Well are you prepared? If you’re not, of course your going to feel nervous but if you’ve been putting in work, continuously remind yourself that your body will go into muscle memory when it comes to style and body positions.  Trust your body to do it’s job!


If you don’t know where to go to get prepared, our training program starts in January…

Find out more information at or click the link below!  (Out of state clients. Your program is coming soon!)

Learn More & Register Here!

National Lacrosse League New England Black Wolves Audition

Golden State Warriors Dancer Team Audition Photos

The Golden State Warriors held their auditions recently and they sent us some photos from the event.  Our thanks to Matt de Nesnera of the Golden State Warriors for the photos.

Video Archive | Golden State Warriors

Current and past team videos and game highlights.

New Orleans Pelicans Dancers Audition Photos

The New Orleans Pelicans have posted a few galleries from their recent audition. To view the galleries, click here and here.

Knicks City Dancers Audition Photos

The New York Knicks have posted a few galleries from their recent audition. To view the galleries, click here, here, here and here.

Los Angeles Laker Girls Audition Photos

The Los Angeles Lakers held their auditions for the world renown Laker Girls last month and they have posted a couple of galleries from their recent audition.  To view the galleries, click here.

Dallas Mavericks Dancers Audition Photos

The Dallas Mavericks  have posted a couple of galleries from their recent audition.  To view the galleries, click here and here.


Golden State Warriors Dancers Audition Video

The Warriors Dance Team held preliminary auditions for the 2017-18 squad this Saturday at the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek.  150 dancers, including performers who traveled from as far as Japan and New Jersey, auditioned for the opportunity to become ambassadors for the Warriors organization during the 2017-18 NBA season.  The remaining candidates will participate in a boot camp this week before final eliminations on August 17.

Our thanks to the Warriors Public Relations staff for providing us with some video footage from their auditions.

Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders Audition Photos

I’m just getting around to aggregating NBA dance team audition photos and we begin with the Atlanta Hawks, who have posted a few galleries from their recent audition.  To view the galleries, click here, here, and here.

Miami Heat Dancers Audition Photos

The Miami Heat Dancers held their preliminary auditions over the weekend and here are a few photos from their social media.

Golden State Warriors Dance Team to Hold Auditions on Saturday, August 12

The Warriors Dance Team will hold auditions for the 2017-18 team on Saturday, August 12 at 11:00 a.m. at The Ultimate Fieldhouse (2675 Mitchell Drive) in Walnut Creek, it was announced today.  The Warriors are looking for talented dancers and entertainers with an energetic personality to become ambassadors for the Warriors organization during the 2017-18 NBA season.

Warriors Dance Team auditions are open to anyone 18 years of age or older as of October 1, 2017.  The audition process will take place over several days, with preliminary auditions on August 12 (registration open at 10:00 a.m.).  Finalists selected from the preliminary auditions must be available from August 13-17 to attend a finalist interview, boot camp and final auditions on Thursday, August 17.  To pre-register for auditions visit

Aspiring dancers can also sign up for any of the four (4) audition preparatory classes being held at Renaissance ClubSport in Walnut Creek (2805 Jones Road) starting Wednesday, August 2.  These audition prep classes are a great way for prospective dancers to touch up on their skills, learn the Warriors Dance Team style and participate in a Q&A with Warriors Dance Team Director Sabrina Ellison.  Further details on the Warriors Dance Team auditions and prep classes can be found at

For more information on the Golden State Warriors, please visit