Sponsor Spotlight: Satin Stitches

Editor’s note: The 2019 audition season is right around the corner and if you are a dancer who is planning on trying out this year, you may want to consider an audition outfit by one of our longtime sponsors, Satin Stitches.

Real Custom…Real Quality For nearly 40 Years!

At Satin Stitches, we pride ourselves on producing hand-crafted, couture quality custom dance costumes and uniforms, right here at our showroom and production facility in Minneapolis. We do not cut corners on the quality, fit or construction of our custom designed performance costumes. You can only appreciate and understand our superior Satin Stitches quality if you see and wear it yourself. So don’t hesitate to call or email with questions about what we can do for you!

Shop Online at Satin Stitches 24/7!

We are now offering a variety of customizable Dance, Pom, and Cheer team costumes and uniforms, along with solo audition tops and bottoms. These items are made to order and will be ready for you in a matter of weeks (subject to fabric and trim availability).  If you are interested in any of the styles we will offer, but want to order them in a different fabric/color combination that is offered in our Web Store, or with slightly different features or sizes, please contact Satin Stitches directly!

Deborah J. Nelson founded Satin Stitches® in early 1978, as a one-woman venture after working as a Fashion Designer/Patternmaker for a high-end woman’s apparel company for five years in Minneapolis, MN. By 1979, Deborah added a team of  costume design professionals to help create the very best custom dance performance costuming available. Satin Stitches moved to its current location in 1989, and expanded to double the space in 1994. Although many changes have occurred at Satin Stitches in its nearly 40 year history as a high-quality, custom dance/performance costume manufacturer, the company still remains true to its beginnings, by consistently creating both completely original and customizable costumes for all types of performers including individuals and groups of any size.
Deborah’s 40+ years of professional design, fitting, alterations, and pattern-making experience hails her as a leader in the industry. A Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major: Fashion Design) graduate and former instructor at The Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Deborah continues to share her knowledge and experience as both a speaker and writer on topics related to the design, selection, and care of performance costumes and uniforms. Her articles and designs have been featured in magazines including Dance Spirit, Dance Teacher, Survival Guide, Cheerleading/Dance & Drill, Synchronized Skating, and other national publications. Deborah also presents informational seminars at dance, skating and music educator clinics across the country, is a member of United Dance Merchants of America and served on the Editorial Advisory Board of Dance Spirit Magazine for its first five years.

ATL Dancers Winter Prep Clinic

The Atlanta Hawks are looking for the most enthusiastic, personable dancers/cheerleaders to represent the team on and off the court! Attending this Prep Clinic will put you behind the scenes with the ATL Dancers and give you valuable information to prepare you for your audition!

Click on the image for more information.

Flashback — Years Past

Jessica, Buccaneers


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2019 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders Auditions

2019 Audition Process

3 things to remember:

  1. GET IN DANCE CLASS! The women on our team are consistently the most well trained, technical performers on the NFL stage. If you aren’t in class, it is hard to come to auditions at your peak.
  2. SHOW UP IN TOP PHYSICAL SHAPE! Like any athlete who tries out for a team, you are judged on how you look that day. Don’t leave anything to chance. Make sure you are at 100% to look your best and to have the stamina during a long audition week.
  3. DON’T GET DISCOURAGED IF IT’S NOT YOUR YEAR! Most women who audition do not make the team in their first shot at it. For many women, the audition process is new. Soak in all the information this year and be ready to take what you have learned and work on what you need to for next year.

Ways to Prepare:
Audition Prep Classes are held every Tuesday and Thursday starting mid-February. Classes will cover dance technique, flexibility, choreography and performance skills. Taught by two former Captains, the classes are a great way to hone your skills and pick up our unique style.

Director, Shawna Peters, and Assistant Director, Shelly Trujillo, will host the 2019 Audition Workshop (February 16). The focus will be on giving you all the tools you need to have a successful audition including dance technique, audition pointers, interview workshop, and finalist week specifics.

We hope the preparation opportunities above help you in reaching your goal of making the 27th team of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. We look forward to seeing friends, familiar and new, at this year’s auditions!

Shawna Peters
Director, Denver Broncos Cheerleaders


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Flashback — Years Past

Saturday-Sunday Special. Jada and Crystale of the Buccaneers

Jada as a Buccaneer. Jada now cheers for the ROAR of the Jaguars and last month went to the Pro Bowl for the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Crystale, Buccaneers


2019 Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders Auditions

General Information

  • Preliminary auditions will be held at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center – 7001 W. 56th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254 on Saturday March 16, 2019
  • Doors open at 11:00 AM
  • Auditions begin at Noon
  • Audition choreography will be taught starting at noon and performed immediately afterwards. The majority of this choreography will also be taught at the Audition Master Workshop on Saturday, February 23rd. To register for the Audition Master Workshop, CLICK HERE.
  • This portion of the audition process is CLOSED to the public.


  • Applicant is at least 18 years of age as of May 1, 2019
  • Applicant has received (or will receive) a high school diploma or its equivalent as of July 1, 2019

What to Wear

  • Athletic Leggings/Capri’s
  • Athletic Tank or Athletic/Supportive Half Top
  • Sneakers or Jazz Shoes

Pre-registration is FREE and ENCOURAGED! Registration at the door is available; however, there will be a $25 registration fee for same day registration.

To pre-register for auditions FOR FREE, please CLICK HERE


2019 Audition Schedule

Saturday, March 16, 2019 (Approx times)

11:00 AMDoors open
NOONApplicants will begin with a group stretch and learn the preliminary audition routine.
1:30 PMApplicants will perform 30 seconds of improvised dance followed by the preliminary audition routine in groups of three for a panel of judges. There will usually be a small group that is requested for a call back audition.
3:30 PMApprox. 50 finalists will be selected for the Final Showcase. There will be an hour meeting with those that advance to finals.

Finalist Workshops

Monday, March 18th6:00 to 10:00 PMIndiana Farm Bureau Football Center
Tuesday, March 19th6:00 to 10:00 PMIndiana Farm Bureau Football Center
Wednesday, March 20th6:00 to 10:00 PMIndiana Farm Bureau Football Center
Thursday, March 21st6:00 to 10:00 PMIndiana Farm Bureau Football Center


Wednesday, March 20Afternoon (you will select a 30-minute time slot)
Thursday, March 21Afternoon (you will select a 30-minute time slot)

Final Showcase

Sunday, March 24thHilbert Circle Theatre – Open to the Public
10:00 AMFinalists Arrive
3:00 PMShow Begins


Audition FAQ

How can I best prepare for the audition?

We highly encourage anyone planning to audition to attend the audition master workshop and prep classes. They are very informative and will help prepare you for audition day.

What is the audition process like?

For prelims, applicants will perform 30 seconds of improvised dance followed by the preliminary audition routine in groups of three for a panel of judges. There will usually be a small group that is requested for a call back audition. Cuts will be made and candidates will be narrowed down to approximately 50 finalists. The 50 finalists will spend the next week being tested on their dance technique, fitness, football knowledge and interview skills. On Sunday March 24th, the finalists will be scored at the final showcase that is open to the public and held at the Hilbert Circle Theater. The 2019 Colts Cheerleaders will be announced at the end of the show.

What is the best advice for someone auditioning?

We encourage candidates to watch videos of the current team online to learn the choreography style. Interview and fitness are also an important part of the audition process. We recommend that you practice your public speaking and have a fitness regime leading up to auditions.

If I make the squad, what is the time commitment?

The cheerleaders practice every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-10:00pm from May-January with occasional weeks off. Cheerleaders perform at all home games and participate in appearances in the Indianapolis area.

Is this a full time job?

No, this is a part-time job. Cheerleaders are compensated for all games, practices and appearances. We do encourage all cheerleaders to have a full time job and/or be a full time student.

Questions about auditions? Contact Kelly Tilley at Kelly.Tilley@colts.nfl.net


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2019 Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders Auditions

Auditions will be held March 15 – 17th, 2019 at Arrowhead Stadium. (NOTE: Must be 18 years old by March 15th, 2019 to audition.)

All rookie candidates will begin on March 15th for pre-lims (we will begin late afternoon). Semi-finals will be on March 16th and will include veteran candidates. Finals will be on March 17th.

If you have any questions, please contact Bailee at bthornton@chiefs.nfl.com.

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Flashback — Years Past

Chloe of the ROAR


Sponsor Spotlight: The Line Up

Editor’s note: The 2019 audition season is right around the corner and if you are a dancer who is planning on trying out this year, you may want to consider an audition outfit by one of our longtime sponsors, The Line Up.

Your Imagination, Our Creation

Our passion is creative performance apparel that fuels your imagination and captivates your audience. 

The Line Up got its start 28 years ago designing fitness apparel during the aerobics craze of the 90’s. What started as a side project for Deb, our creative director, has evolved into a team of 45 talented individuals.

As a women-led business, we take pride in supporting our family of clients and employees.  They are studio, high school, and collegiate dance teams, NFL and NBA cheerleaders, synchronized skaters, and artistic athletes from around the world.

We believe the best designs are created from our customer’s imagination.  We’re just here to make them possible. 

Our Customer Service Philosophy

You’re a part of our Line Up Family.

You aren’t merely a client; you’re a friend and a partner. We know coaching is personal, and we want to get to know you.

We’ll jump through hoops for you.

Everyone at our office is empowered to make things happen for you. We’ll work together across departments for our mutual success. If you aren’t successful, neither are we.

We’ll advise with honesty.

We’re your trusted adviser – we only advise with your best interest in mind (even if it may not be what you want to hear). We’re honest when we make a mistake. We’ll always do what we say we’re going to do. Missed deadline isn’t an option for us.

We’ll always put ourselves in your shoes, even if they’re a tight fit.

We want to prevent and solve challenges by seeking to understand your perspective.

Made in the USA

All apparel at The Line Up is made by real people, at home in Minnesota. “Made in America” is essential to us; it’s apparel that’s:

Crafted with intimacy.

To us, producing locally is about creating a community that we know and trust. It’s about knowing who’s doing it, how they’re doing it, and how our people are valued.

Created with care.

Producing custom apparel is also a complicated thing, and we want to make sure that we’re doing it right. Everyone on our team – from design to production – works under one roof, making collaboration, innovation, and quality assurance possible.

2019 Houston Texans Cheerleaders Auditions Prep Classes

2019 Houston Texans Cheerleader Prep Classes

$35 pre-registration fee includes:

(3) Exclusive Prep Classes taught by Houston Texans Cheerleader Coach with each class covering a different topic to prepare you for Tryout Day.

If you cannot make all (3) classes, you can pre-register per class for $15/each.  
Please Note: If you do not pre-register, you can still attend class but will have to pay a registration fee of $20/class at the door.

Class Schedule:

Prep Class I – Preparing for Tryouts
Saturday, March 2
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (check-in begins at 9:00 AM)

Prep Class II – Performance Tips
Thursday, March 7
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM (check-in begins at 6:30 PM)

Prep Class III – Tryout Day Musts
Saturday, March 16
9:30 AM – 11:00 AM (check-in begins at 9:00 AM).

To register for prep classes, please click here.

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