Photo of the Day – January 27

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A Baltimore Blast Cheerelader from Saturday night’s game.

The ROAR of Jacksonville Prep Classes & Auditions

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REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Auditions are open to candidates 18 years of age and older, as of March 21, 2015 who will receive a high school diploma or equivalent by the end of June 2015.

All applicants selected for the 2015 cheerleading squad must be able to travel to EverBank Field for all Jaguars home games and rehearsals.

All applicants must attend at least one audition class prior to auditioning with the option to attend additional classes for an additional fee.

Applicants must complete online registration and submit payment by Friday, March 6th.

AUDITION SCHEDULE

Audition Classes:
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 (7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m)
and/or
Wednesday, March 18, 2015(7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m)
and/or
Thursday, March 19, 2015 (7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m)

(All applicants must attend at least one audition class prior to auditioning with the option to attend additional classes for an additional fee.)

PRELIMINARY AUDITIONS
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Check-in opens at 9:00 a.m.
(Approximately 3 hours)
(All interested audition candidates must be checked in by 9:30 a.m. to participate in the audition process. Those selected to advance to the semifinal audition will be identified at the conclusion of the preliminary audition.)

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Sad News: Former 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleader Melissa Galvin Passes Away from Cancer

From 49erswebzone.com

Melissa Galvin, the popular former San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush cheerleader and more recently, one of the hosts of 49ers Total Access, has passed away Saturday night after battling breast cancer for a second time.

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Galvin’s mother battled breast cancer and just six months after she passed, Galvin learned of her diagnoses.

49ers CEO Jed York tweeted out the news last night.

She was first diagnosed in 2011 after discovering a lump while breastfeeding her daughter.

Galvin was part of the Gold Rush squad from 2000 until 2005 and remained a mainstay on the sidelines during games helping to coordinate field events. Her public battle against breast cancer did a tremendous amount to raise awareness through her own fundraisers and was featured during the NFL’s breast cancer awareness campaign which runs every October.

Galvin, who was 34, leaves behind husband Patrick Dobson and two young children, Stella and Brady. She was a Stockton resident and ran Dance Xtreme, a local dance studio.

Read more at http://www.49erswebzone.com/news/79554-former-49ers-rush-cheerleader-melissa-galvin-passes-cancer/#xykXFt3L7vzxzujX.99

Ben-Gals’ Rigdon Travels to Japan

By Marla Toncray
Maysville Online

For Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleader Tina Rigdon, offering support to American men and women serving overseas is something she is extremely proud of.

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Rigdon, who has been on the Ben-Gals squad four years, is one of four National Football League cheerleaders selected by Protour Productions to travel to Japan to meet and greet service men and women serving with the U.S. Army. The other women cheer for the Minnesota Vikings, Arizona Cardinals and Tennessee Titans.

Selection was made by each team’s cheer squad coach. Protour Productions coordinates the tour each year to promote the NFL Pro Bowl and Super Bowl.

Rigdon will leave Tuesday for a nine day tour that will take her to a U.S. Army Base Camp Zama, near Tokyo Japan.

During her tour, Rigdon will not only meet with military personnel at Camp Zama, but will also travel to outlying areas of Japan to meet with other U.S. servicemen and woman serving in isolated areas of the country.

“The purpose is to lift spirits and improve morale,” said Rigdon. “I love the fact they picked me and I think it’s awesome. I’m so proud to be an American.”

Before she leaves, Rigdon has been responsible for learning five new dance routines, which will be performed for the troops. She said when she and her fellow NFL cheerleaders step off the plane, they must be “performance ready.” The trip will also include signing NFL calendars and other items, while visiting and talking with the troops about what’s happening back home and of course, the upcoming Super Bowl game, Pro Bowl and the NFL season.

“We will be there and it gives them the NFL experience,” she said.

Atlanta Dream Shooting Stars Auditions

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Photo of the Day – January 26

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Erica of the Richmond Lady Raiders at the Sideline Prep Workshop on Saturday

NFL Cheerleaders at the 2015 NFL Experience

I was in Phoenix today at the NFL Experience, hanging out with Mad Max and Pro Bowl Dan and we were fortunate to photograph some NFL cheerleaders at the event.  So here’s a few photos from the event.

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Stay tuned for more coverage of the 2015 Pro Bowl game.

Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders

More photos from the game where Andrew proposed to Sarah

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[Blast Cheerleaders Gallery]

[Blast Cheerleaders on Facebook]

Oops! Westchester Knicks Dancers Gallery

I had the chance to visit the Westchester Knicks Dancers last month, but some how forgot to make all the photos public. So here’s your chance to see the rest of the photos.

 

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Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Announce Auditions & Prep Classes

WHEN: SATURDAY, MARCH 21, 2015

WHERE: LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD INSIDE THE SCA CLUB

ADDRESS: 1 LINCOLN FINANCIAL FIELD WAY, PHILADELPHIA, PA 19145

(INTERSECTION OF PATTISON AVENUE AND DARIEN STREET)

PARKING: THERE IS NO FEE FOR PARKING. TURN ONTO DARIEN STREET
AND MAKE A RIGHT INTO THE PARKING LOT. PARK IN THE “L” LOT.
(THERE WILL BE SIGNAGE DIRECTING YOU TO THIS PARKING LOT)

TIME: REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 10:00 AM. JUDGING STARTS AT 12:30 PM. All contestants should arrive by 10:30 AM.

REQUIREMENTS: YOU MUST BE 18 YEARS OF AGE OR OLDER AND A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE. 2015 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE.

REGISTRATION FEE: $25.00. Please note: The Open Call registration fee is waived for contestants that attended the optional Mock Audition, Beauty and Fitness Workshop or Dance Prep Class.

TO PRE-REGISTER: Click here
*There is a $7.50 Ticketmaster processing fee for Online Registration

CONTESTANTS CAN ALSO REGISTER UPON ARRIVAL AT THE OPEN CALL AUDITION

TO PRE-REGISTER BY REGULAR MAIL: PLEASE SEND YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS AND YOUR CHECK OR MONEY ORDER MADE PAYABLE TO THE PHILADELPHIA EAGLES FOR $25.00 TO:

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Attn: Cheerleader Open Call Auditions
NovaCare Complex
One NovaCare Way
Philadelphia, PA 19145

Frequently Asked Questions


What happens when I arrive at the Open Call Audition?

Upon arrival, contestants will check in at the registration desk, sign a waiver, and receive a contestant number. Contestants will then learn a short dance routine. Contestants that learned the routine at the workshop or dance prep class can use this time to rehearse. There will be time for all contestants to rehearse prior to being judged.


What will I be asked to do during the Audition?

There are two parts to the Open Call Audition: Modeling and Dance. Contestants will walk in a set pattern to their places and then walk individually in front of the judges. This will be considered the modeling portion of the competition and will give the panel of judges the opportunity to score on physical fitness, confidence, and beauty. The contestants will then perform the dance routine twice in small groups. The judges will be scoring on dance ability including execution/technique, retention of choreography, and showmanship. There will be two elimination rounds during the Open Call Audition.


What are the judging criteria?

During the Open Call Audition, contestants will be judged on dance ability including retention of choreography and execution/technique, physical fitness, beauty, confidence, and showmanship.

What should I wear?
Contestants should wear a sports bra, lycra shorts and sneakers or dance sneakers for the audition. We suggest wearing nude hosiery with your outfit and wearing a warm-up over the outfit while registering and waiting to perform. Contestants should wear their hair down and have their make-up done. Any body jewelry should be removed and tattoos should be covered.


When does the Open Call Audition conclude?

Contestants should come prepared to stay the day. The audition is expected to conclude around 4 pm. Contestants remaining after the second elimination round will be invited back the following week to continue with the audition process. Can I bring a family or friends? The Open Call Auditions are closed to the public. Only contestants will be granted access into the SCA Club.

What should I bring with me?
You should bring bottled water and snacks with you. There will also be water stations available and a concession stand open for your convenience. We suggest bringing hair and make-up products for touch-ups and a small handheld mirror. Do not bring valuables with you. There will not be a place to store valuables.

[Complete Audition Information]

Photo of the Day – January 23

A Pair of Gotham City Cheerleaders

Heads-up Phoenix Dancers! It’s time for Sidewinders Auditions!

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Will Ferrell ‘Ejected’ After Hitting Cheerleader in Face with Basketball During NBA Game

From ABC7News.com

Will Ferrell may be a baller on the comedy court, but he fouled out big time with his latest stunt.

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During halftime at Wednesday’s Lakers-Pelicans game in New Orleans, Ferrell participated in a faux-half court shot competition. But instead of shooting the ball, Ferrell threw it and hit a nearby cheerleader in the head. Ferrell was then promptly “ejected” by security after hitting the cheerleader.

The stunt was filmed for Ferrell’s upcoming 2015 movie “Daddy’s Home,” according to Sports Illustrated. IMDb describes the film as “When a divorced guy’s ex-wife re-marries someone way more uptight, he re-enters her life and wreaks havoc.” Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, and Hannibal Burress are set to star in the film alongside Ferrell.

Watch a video of the “incident” here.

Trenton Freedom Xtreme Dance Team

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A few of the Xtreme Dance Team members pose with their 2015 Dance Team calendars at the Trenton (NJ) Freedom Fan Experience held at the Sun National Bank Center

[Trenton Freedom Xtreme Dance Team]

Weekend At Bernie’s – Part Deux

This past weekend, I spent some quality time over at Bernie’s. That would be Bernie Lilavois and the Ontario Fury of the MASL. Indoor soccer is fast and furious, kind of like what Arena Football is to NFL football. The action is non stop, the scoring is sudden, and this weekend…physical. I went to see some indoor soccer and a hockey game broke out.

Yes, there is boarding in the MASL and like hockey, when you slam a player into the boards, that’s a penalty. And yes, there are goons in the MASL and like hockey, when you cheap shot a guy, there will be retaliation.

I saw a lot of hockey type action in the two Fury games that I attended…and as a spectator…it was a lot of fun to see. Fast break action and thuggish play to boot! Well, I guess that’s one way to try to stop the Fury…or not…both opponents, the Turlock Express and the Las Vegas Legends, lost to the home team.

But the real reason for my return visit was the Ladies of Ontario Fury.

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Lynae de Leon, the director of the dance team, let me know that the Ladies of Ontario Fury were going to be performing a special Cowgirl themed dance on Sunday, so I was eager to forgo my NFL Championship Game watching to be able to photograph the hottest dance team in the MASL one more time.

So here is a collection of images taken over the course of two days with the lovely Ladies of Ontario Fury.

Pregame Meet and Greet

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