It’s time to vote!
The field of potential rookie Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders has been narrowed down from several hundred to 59, who will compete against last year’s veterans for a spot in DCC training camp. Finals are this weekend and the Cowboys want your help to narrow it down. Click here to watch videos of each candidate performing the audition choreography and vote for your ten favorites. The photos are all scrambled up on the voting page, so here they are in alphabetical order (click to view full size):
The Titans selected their 2015 cheerleaders during Final Auditions at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville.
By Gary Glenn
May 4, 2015
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In another close competition, the Tennessee Titans selected their 2015 cheerleaders in front of a sold-out crowd at Wildhorse Saloon on a night that included a surprise appearance by iconic rock star Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.
Titans Director of Cheerleaders called Sunday night’s competition, sponsored by Price’s Collision Centers, “extremely close” among the finalists.
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2015 Final Titans Cheerleaders Auditions
“We had just an incredible night of auditions,” Kinder said. “The 47 finalists looked gorgeous and put on an amazing show. I can’t wait to get started with the 2015 season.”
The squad had been trimmed from 200 to 47 ladies during preliminary auditions held last month at Saint Thomas Sports Park.
The finalists spent the last few weeks rehearsing for Sunday night, while undergoing formal business interviews with Kinder.
A panel of celebrity judges that included former Titans linebacker Keith Bulluck, award-winning producer Michael Knox, multi-platinum selling artist Taj George and American Idol Top 10 finalist Paul McDonald, helped narrow the field to 28 ladies.
The cheerleaders will have little time to celebrate as they prepare to leave for their 2015 photo shoot at the Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort in Panama, City, Fla.
Check Titans Online for daily updates throughout the photo shoot!
2015 TENNESSEE TITANS CHEERLEADERS
Our good friend Sandy Charboneau has launched a brand new website for her company, ProTour Productions.
ProTour Productions is an entertainment company that produces high level, high-energy entertainment to venues and military bases all over the world. 2015 marked five years since Founder, Sandy Charboneau started the company built on providing entertainment to boost morale. Every year, ProTour Productions has the opportunity to serve our troops and civilians delivering first class entertainment to bases throughout the world. The company sends professional athletes, professional cheerleaders, comedians, live bands and dueling pianists to venues worldwide. Past tours include groups to Australia, Diego Garcia, Guam, Alaska, Japan, Africa, Kuwait, Hawaii, Curacao, Korea and more. ProTour Productions looks forward to continuing to serve not only our military but also various venues seeking entertainment.
[ProTour Productions Official Website]
This is the poster that fans of the Charlotte KinghinGals received at the April 18th game. The theme was “Uptown Girls” and the dancers posed in cocktail dresses.
And here are a few more photos from the shoot courtesy of the KnightinGals.
Danyelle and Maya
By Louis Ojeda, Jr.
Fox Sports Southwest
It’s tough becoming a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.
Some of the best dancers from across the country and world came to AT&T Stadium last week for a chance to make the team.
Among the more than 500 hopefuls was someone who doesn’t exactly fit the typical profile of an NFL cheerleader.
Dr. Chiufang Hwang is a 49-year-old Dallas physician originally from Taiwan with no professional dancing experience, but that hasn’t stopped her from auditioning for more than a decade.
“The first time I tried out for the Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders in 1999, I was 34 years old,” she said. “I do not have a dance background, but I just like being here and I love competition.”
Being at least 18 years old is the only age requirement to audition. The oldest Cowboys cheerleader to ever make the team was 37 years old.
“I’m here to promote women and empower women,” Cowboys cheerleader director Kelli Finglass told the entire group on Day 1 of the auditions. “Who cares what age you are?”
Hwang has never made it past the first round of cuts and has lost track of how many times she’s auditioned, but it’s been a few years since her last attempt.
Despite her age, she felt more prepared than ever this time around.
“I got a choreographer to put together a routine for me,” she said. “I listen to the top 40 music a lot more.
“I think the main thing is the image and weight. You have to keep the weight down. You have to look the part, so I’ve been doing a lot of weight training. I put a lot more time and preparation into it this year.”
Most of those who audition range in age between 18-25 and are in peak physical condition.
“They’re like my children’s age,” said Hwang, who has two sons. “I’m not intimated by that. I love it.”
Even with all the hard work she’s put in, Hwang still doesn’t think she can beat out girls half her age who have been training their entire lives. However, she hopes the judges will see more than what she can do on the dance floor.
“They’re looking for a very experienced dancer,” she said. “They’re all more highly qualified than I am, but it may open up other opportunities being in front of the judges. This is the best time to be exposed.”
Hwang will never give up trying and said she would continue to audition into her 60s. But making the team isn’t the ultimate goal. She’s already achieved what she’s set out to do by just being a part of the audition process.
“I love being here because I get to see a culture that I was never a part of,” she said. “I spent my youth studying to become a physician. I never got to experience what the average teenager does. It’s a deeper level for me.
“Next year I’ll be 50. I hope they keep letting me come back and don’t put an age limit.”
2015 Cincinnati Bengals Cheerleaders Finals Auditions-Veteran Hopeful Sarah H.
Photo credits to Steve France
2015 DCC Finalists (rookie candidates only. They will be joined by the veterans in the next round.)
DallasCowboys.com has video and photos from the weekends’ open call and semi finals.
Click here for photos.
Click here for (what I think are) videos of the rookie finalist candidates performing the audition routine individually. (I suspect these are the videos for the fan vote.)
The 2015 Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders auditions kicked off on Saturday. Click here for photos from the Falcons website!
Final auditions for the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders took place last night at the Miniaci Theater at Nova Southeastern University. 81 finalists, including 34 veterans from last year’s team, competed for spots on the squad. When all was said and done, 36 were chosen: 13 rookies, and 23 veterans.
Click here to see who made the team
Click here for photos on the Dolphins Cheerleaders website
Click here for photos on BrowardPalmBeach.com
Click here photo from the Miami Herald
Here’s your rookie class:
Interesting factoid: among them are four members of the now-defunct Florida Panthers Ice Dancers (Amanda, Bobbie Jean, Etta, and Paige B.)
It was Texan night as the Dynamo took on their cross-state rival FC Dallas, and the Dynamo Girls got into the spirit by donning cowboy hats and boots.
[Dynamo Girls Gallery]
The Seahawks announced their 2015 cheerleaders last night. This year’s team of 30 includes six rookies and 24 veterans. Click here to see the headshots of the ladies selected to the team. Click here to watch the announcement and see the team dance together for the first time as the 2015-16 Sea Gals.
Row 1 (top): Kylie, De’Djauna, Lindsey, Hope*, Bianca, Brittany, Allie
Row 2: Bronwyn*, Angelique, Geraldine, Gretchen, Cassie, Melanie, Myriah, Karissa
Row 3: Jessica, Kayla*, Laura, Trinity*, Sonrose, Jacqueline, Alexis*
Row 4 (bottom): Kelsey G, Erinn, Zoë, Kaela*, Christian, Kelsey P, Tamaria, Mhkeeba
Other interesting factoids: sisters Gretchen and Geraldine, who have been on the team during different years, will be on the squad for their first season together. Veterans Geraldine and Karissa are both returning to the squad after a hiatus. Veteran Kylie’s mom was a Sea Gal who cheered alongside Sea Gals Coach Sherri Thompson. Rookie Hope was a Saintsation in 2009, and rookie Alexis was a Spokane Shock dancer (2010-15) and represented the Shock at the Arena Bowl as a member of the AFL Dream Team in 2013.
I have to hand it to the Sea Gals, they do the BEST job with their finals audition coverage. Fans can watch the whole thing, and they keep it moving, so there’s no dead time. They have running commentary to tell you a little about each candidate, and you get a lot of backstory on the Sea Gals organization. The use of the split screen is genius, and they put the whole thing on line so you can watch (or rewatch) it later. I love the way the whole thing is organized and presented. Kudos! I wish every squad did it this way.
Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center Soulmate Alyssa M. celebrated her 21st birthday as the Soul moved their record to 6-0 with a win over the visiting Portland Thunder.
DCC auditions kicked off yesterday and semifinals are happening today. FoxSports Southwest has been posting photos since yesterday and updating their gallery as the audition process continues. Click here to check it out.
The DCC have also been tweeting throughout the audition process. Check out that coverage here.
The Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue dance team has announced the members of their 2015 training camp. Congratulations!