Sponsor Spotlight – Sideline Prep

Editor’s note: Audition season is here and Sideline Prep, a sponsor of UltimateCheerleaders.com, is here to help you get ready for the audition of your life!

Reach the Next Level of Pro Cheer/Dance Preparation with Expert Advice, Coaching, and Training from Seasoned Pros.

Dedicated. Experienced. Passionate.

Sideline Prep is the Top Professional Cheer/Dance Coaching & Development Company.

Who is Sideline Prep?  Sideline Prep is a PRO dance/cheer consulting company that helps young woman reach their dreams of becoming a professional or semi-professional cheerleader/dancer for the NFL, NBA, NHL, MISL, and other sports leagues.  All of our Sideline Prep Coaches are current and former professional cheerleaders who have all been through the preparation and audition process… and want to pass our lessons learned to you!

We provide coaching and mentoring in ALL areas of the audition process to help “Our Lovelies” get “sideline ready” for prep classes and auditions.  We assist with preparation in all areas: dancing/technique, makeup application, outfit selection, nutrition, fitness, interview skills, modeling, confidence building… and more!

Bottom line… Our Mission is to give aspiring professional cheerleaders the knowledge, style, and glamour to walk into professional cheerleading prep classes and auditions with confidence!!

Experienced Leadership

Sideline Prep is made up of a network of current and former professional and semi-professional cheerleaders that have danced on the sidelines for years.  Our goal is to fully prepare young women for their cheerleading and dance prep classes and auditions, enabling them to walk in with more knowledge, style, glamour, and confidence.  Ultimately, we aim to make Our Lovelies “sideline-ready”.

Sideline Prep is there every step of the way!

Learn from the Pros to Dance Like a Pro

So you can WOW the judges at your next audition or just get a good ol’ workout!  Space is limited for these small group sessions…. 1st Come, 1st Served!   Next session is February 22, 2018.  Click here to register.


Need pictures for your upcoming auditions??  Or do you need head shots for a professional resume? You know Sideline Prep has you covered!

If you want quality photos taken by the ONLY Photographer in the area that works with both of our local NFL and NBA teams… PLUS a team of Sideline Prep Coaches – all current and former professional cheerleaders, on your side helping you every step of the way at your auditions — Then join us for Sideline Photo Shoot!

Our next session is March 25, 2018.  Click here for more information.

Sponsor Spotlight: Dallaswear Auditions 2018 Line

Editor’s note: Its audition season and Dallaswear, a long time sponsor of UltimateCheerleaders.com, has announced their Dallaswear Auditions 2018 Line that will go live on their web site tomorrow at 12:00 pm CST.  Dallaswear has provided us with a sneak preview video of their new line of audition wear.

Dallaswear Auditions 2018 line is better than ever!  The new styles for 2018 include gradient ombre sequin, cute and sexy strappy styles, unique marble prints and more. This year the signature Dallaswear Superbling™ features gradient rhinestone designs that are more dazzling than ever.  All of the existing styles have been updated for improved fit and quality. Dallaswear is also introducing an amazing new product called the Femme Flannel™! The Femme Flannel™ gives the dancer the look of a cute flannel tied around the waist, but without all the bulk.  The Femme Flannel™, a Dallaswear exclusive, is available in an assortment of plaid colors with the option of including a name or initials!  

For over 20 years, Dallaswear has been proudly made in the USA and brings the hottest styles to auditions and Pro Teams all over the world. Dallaswear designs uniforms for the Laker Girls, 49ers Goldrush Cheerleaders, Golden State Warriors Dance Team, Portland Trailblazers Dancers, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Chicago Bulls Dancers, Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders, Kings Dancers and many, many more. With over 550,000 color, style and rhinestone combinations, Dallaswear is the leader in stunning audition wear.  You can always spot a “Dallaswear Girl”… she’s the one who makes the team!

Cleveland Cavalier Girls Photos

The Cleveland Cavaliers have posted a few game day action galleries of their dance team.  Click here to view the galleries.

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Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Auditions

 
2018 Audition Information
 
ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE 21 YEARS OF AGE BY JULY 15, 2018 TO AUDITION.
Thanks for your interest in becoming a member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleader
 
PRELIMINARIES* – SUNDAY, MARCH 18
 

WHERE & WHEN:

Sports Authority Field at Mile High, East United Club Lounge
11:00 AM – Registration
12:00 Noon – Auditions Begin
 
WHAT TO BRING:
1) Photograph (any size, b/w or color, head shot or full length)
The photo will not be returned and is strictly for identification.
2) Completed application
 
WHAT TO WEAR:
Aerobic/dance attire and comfortable dance shoes
No hard-soled shoe
 
CHOREOGRAPHY:
Everything will be taught on Sunday, March 18.
You do not need to prepare your own choreography.
Approximately 50 finalists will be selected to advance to the finals.
 
*Preliminaries are closed to the public. Do not bring a guest with you.
 
FINALS – SUNDAY, MARCH 25
 
WHERE & WHEN:
3:00 PM – 9:00 PM / Newman Center for the Performing Arts
 
DETAILS:
More information will be given to finalists on Sunday, March 18.
 
For more information email Shawna Peters at Shawna.Peters@Broncos.nfl.net
 
 

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2018 NFL Cheerleader Audition Dates

Updates added: Jacksonville Jaguars

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Audition season is approaching soon and several NFL cheerleading squads have announced their audition dates.  Please check back here as we will be updating our Audition Dates page on a regular basis.

NFL Cheerleading Squads (2018)

Arizona Cardinals:  April 7. [Details]
Atlanta Falcons:  April 8. [Details]
Baltimore Ravens:  March 3. [Details]
Carolina Panthers:  April 14. [Details]
Cincinnati Bengals: April 15. [Details]
Dallas Cowboys:  May 5. [Details]
Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers:  [Details]
Denver Broncos:  March 18. [Details]
Detroit Lions Cheerleaders:  March 25.  [Details]
Houston Texans:  April 14. [Details]
Indianapolis Colts:  April 7. [Details]
Jacksonville Jaguars:  April 14.  [Details]
Kansas City Chiefs:  March 16. [Details]
Los Angeles Chargers:  [Details]
Los Angeles Rams:  March 11.  [Details]
Miami Dolphins:  April 14. [Details]
Minnesota Vikings: [Details]
New England Patriots:  March 3.  [Details]
New Orleans Saints:  May 12.  [Details]
New York Jets:  April 7. [Details]
Oakland Raiders:  [Details]
Philadelphia Eagles:  March 24. [Details]
San Francisco 49ers:  March 25. [Details]
Seattle Seahawks:  April 21. [Details]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:  April 8.  [Details]
Tennessee Titans:  [Details]
Washington Redskins:  April 7. [Details]

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2017-18 Laker Girls Photo Shoot

The Los Angeles Lakers have posted a gallery of images from their 2017-18 Laker Girls Photo Shoot.  Let’s check out some of the images.  To view the complete gallery, click here.

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San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers Photos

The San Antonio Spurs have uploaded a gallery of Silver Dancers photos from December.  Click here to view the gallery.

No Stress Audition Tips From The Line Up

Editor’s note: Its audition season and The Line Up, a long time sponsor of UltimateCheerleaders.com, has published a series of no stress audition tips.  They have graciously agreed to let us share their information with our readers.

Your No Stress Pro Cheer Audition Checklist 

Posted by Meagan on Jan 18, 2018

It’s officially audition season for pro cheer and dance teams! That means it’s time to get prepared – do you have your audition outfit, routine, and important dates organized in one place? We’ve compiled a a general timeline to follow before your audition, with a few tips and tricks to keep you on track and looking your best!  Our biggest tip: plan at least 3-6 months in advance of your tryout date to be prepared!  Read on to find out more.

6 Months to 1 Year Out: Plan Your Year 

After figuring out your team’s official audition times, it’s time to sit down and plan out your year. Keep track of important dates, set goals, and get organized so you feel confident and ready going into your audition! 

  • Figure out your “in hand date” for your audition outfit (we recommend one month pre-audition!) – this is when you’ll need to receive your outfit in order to get it in time to prepare for the big day.  So plan 2-8 weeks backwards from that for your order date!
  • Research if there are any prep classes, deadlines, clinics, and information sessions that you can attend – and try to make it to all of them! These will help you get to know the expectations of the team and get a feel for the audition process. 
  • Set fitness goals throughout the year to easily manage if you are staying on track. Establish your beauty routine at this time as well – spray tan, skin care, and hair. Try out different hair and makeup combinations to see what looks best on you!
  • Budget your expenses for travel, time off from work if necessary, and of course, your audition outfit.

4-6 Months Out: Plan Your Audition Outfit and Schedule a Photoshoot

Its time to start planning your pro cheer audition outfit! Here are a few tips to get started:

  • Research past pro cheer auditions to get a feel for what people usually wear and know the rules for audition apparel. To look the part, you won’t be able copy a team’s cheer uniform exactly because of copyright concerns, but you can create a similar look and feel with a different style.  Also, many teams require that your outfit be certain colors – usually the team’s colors.  
  • Plan ahead for your photoshoot. Most teams will require a headshot or photo composite, (shown below) so make sure to order your audition outfit early if you want it for these photos.
  • Find out if you need more than one audition outfit. For NBA and NFL dance teams, there are multiple rounds of auditions and many dancers like to wear different looks for each. Swap outfits with friends, or if your budget allows, buy multiple try out outfits for a variety of looks. Save your special outfit for semi-finals and finals, though!  
  • Request fabric swatches before you order. If your audition outfit will be made-to-order and non-returnable, ordering a fabric swatch is the perfect way to make sure you’re choosing the right fabrics and colors before making a bigger investment.  
  • Keep your body type in mind to ensure the best fit possible, and also choose a style that represents your personality. For example, if you need to wear an bra underneath your top for extra support, make sure the top you order has a bra band wide enough to hide your undergarments.  For more outfit tips, check out our blog “15 Things to Consider for Your Pro Cheer Try Out Outfit” 
  • Think about the outfit’s balance. “You want to think about the WHOLE outfit. Plan your outfit so that the top matches the bottom,” explained veteran Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader Taylor.  Plain black shorts are always an easy option, but if you go the extra mile to match the colors of your top to your bottom, you’ll have a more polished and put-together look!
  • Think about what accessories you’ll need with your outfit– tights, earrings, undergarments, shoes, etc.! Some dance apparel companies may offer a try out package– decide beforehand what you need and what you don’t. 

2-4 Months Out: Order Your Audition Apparel

In addition to nailing down your routine, working on your fitness, and attending any prep classes, find time to order your audition outfit! Here are some of our recommendations for ordering:

  • Research options for apparel companies and their lead times. If you’re swapping out colors and fabrics, that means your audition outfit is being made for you and you won’t be able to try it on first. This also means it will take longer for you to receive it as it’s being specially created for you! Shipping times may vary depending on the company and the time of year, but made-to-order styles can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks. Some great companies for try out apparel are:
  • Order early to save money. Ordering your pro cheer audition outfit is more expensive the longer you wait, because you’ll have to pay for expedited shipping and rush fees. 2 day expedited shipping can add $40-$60, and overnight shipping and rush fees can cost you an extra $60-$150. 
  • Give yourself extra order time for embellishments like rhinestones, because this may add to the lead time of your audition outfit. If you choose to rhinestone your audition outfit yourself, plan extra time for that, too, so you aren’t stoning at the last minute! 

Rhinestones add gorgeous sparkle on the 424 VB Top, and on the Layla Dance Top.

1 Month Out: Practice & Rehearsal in Your NEW Audition Outfit! 

It’s almost audition time! It’s time to perfect your routine, make any last minute beauty routine adjustments, and of course – practice!  

  • Check in on the fitness goals you set at the beginning of the year and get your final beauty routine down!
  • Find a nutrition routine that works best for you – “You need to make sure you’re fueling your body appropriately to make it through a long day of auditions!” Kayla from the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders explained. For some examples on the best ways to fuel your body, check out our blog The Best Pre and Post Competition Nutrition for Dancers.
  • Practice in your audition outfit! The first time wearing your outfit should not be on audition day! Make sure to move in it to ensure you feel confident and comfortable, and check that there is no unsightly pulling or bunching.
  • Do a dress rehearsal! Check that your accessories and make up look right with your outfit and ensure that your whole outfit works for a put together, cohesive look. Perform in front of friends and family in your outfit and get any feedback! 
  • Have FUN! Remember, you’re auditioning for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and for your love of dance! So enjoy the experience and try not to stress over the small stuff.  

Audition Photos via Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders

Pro cheer and dance team auditions vary from one team to another, so it’s important to do your research beforehand! Staying on top of important dates and sticking to your audition check list will save you time, stress, and money. Most importantly, getting organized and feeling prepared will make you feel CONFIDENT going into your audition!  And who couldn’t use a little extra confidence? 


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