A New Beginning – The 2017 Los Angeles Charger Girls Auditions

It is a new beginning for the Chargers.  Their long quest for a solution to their stadium issue was resolved when they formally relocated to the Los Angeles market for 2017 season.  The team will play their home games in the intimate confines of the StubHub Center for the next two years while they await the completion of their new, state of the art stadium in Inglewood. 

It is also a new beginning for the Charger Girls.  Of the 28 young women who graced the sidelines last year, only eight are tying out for the 2017 squad.  So, there are definitely big changes in store for the organization and for the Charger Girls.  It is a new chapter in their storied history.

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From Argentina to Miami, Say Hello To Tamara

During the down time at the MDC Orlando auditions I enjoyed a nice chat with cheerleader Tamara who along with Etta and Jess were teaching the choreography to the prospective candidates.

Tamara was in the rookie “international” class last season for the Dolphins. Tamara, along with teammates Augustina and Romina, made the impressive tryout trek from Argentina to be a NFL Cheerleader in futebol americano. A peek at Tamara’s profile on Dolphins.com highlights her love of family (including dog Osito). Her dream job is to become a Hollywood actress.

UC: Welcome to Ultimate Cheerleaders, please introduce yourself to our readers: who is Tamara?

“Who is Tamara?” Every time that someone asks me this question makes me think a lot about my life. I’m a dreamer, an artist, a dancer. I love my family and friends, the love and support that they give me, even from thousands of kilometers, it is the engine that keeps me going forward every day. I’m a lucky and blessed person, I couldn’t be more thankful.

UC: Being selected for the first “International Class” of the NFL Dolphins Cheerleaders was quite a honor. Tell our readers the highlights of your last year.

Last year my life changed completely. The Miami Dolphins changed my life. I’ve never imagined that this could be possible. I always say that I only use to see the cheerleaders on the American movies, so now I really feel that I’m a part of a movie! Actually, I like to think about my life as a movie, with different experiences and stories. 2016 was the best year of my life! I learned a lot: a new country, a new culture, a new dance style, a new language! I definitely feel like a stronger and more prepared woman now.

My favorite moment of the season was the first national anthem at Hard Rock Stadium, because after all the hard work I could realize that I was finally there. I had goosebumps and tears on my face! I was so happy!

What I like the most of being a cheerleader is the possibility of being close to the people, to help and to share experiences. We work in the community, with children, military and so much more. This is something unique and very special to me. I have some stories to tell about it; my favorite was last year in Port St. Lucie. It was an event and we were talking to Dolphins fans and giving some gifts. Someone from our staff gave me the last two tickets to give and I remembered two ladies that were so happy to be there with us and they told me about their families stories and how much the Dolphins mean to them, so I started to walk everywhere looking for them. I can’t even explain their happiness when I found them and I told them about the tickets for the last home game of the season. That made me feel so wonderfully happy.

UC: I’m guessing you are a soccer fan, what do thing about Dolphins owner Mr. Ross bringing the rivals FC Barcelona versus Real Madrid CF match to Hard Rock Stadium this summer?  

Soccer is very popular in Argentina, and I think that we have amazing players. Of course I’m always supporting our national selection. I think that’s great that Mr. Ross is bringing this game to Hard Rock Stadium! I admire and respect them so much, so I couldn’t be happier! Argentina is my home, and now I feel Hard Rock Stadium as my home too, it would be great to me having a piece of home in my new home. I’m so excited!

Thank you Tamara, the fans love to meet the sweet person behind the cheers and dance. You do the Miami Dolphins proud.

Tamara (photo courtesy of Dolphins.com)

Tamara at Orlando auditions

Tamara (photo courtesy of Dolphins.com)

Tamara at Orlando auditions

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Jess, Etta and Tamara

Tamara at her audition in 2016 (photo courtesy of Dolphins.com)

Romina, Augustina and Tamara, all from Argentina (photo courtesy of Dolphins.com)

Tamara profile on the MDC website is HERE

Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders Auditions – June 10

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2017-18 Cheerleader auditions

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Registration: 9:15 a.m., Auditions: 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Check back for details.
RSVP HERE

Registration begins at 9:15 am
$45 Registration Fee

Requirements

  • Must be at least 19 years of age prior to auditioning.
  • Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
  • Must have a part-time, or full-time job or be a college or professional student.
  • Must be able to attend rehearsals at least 2 days a week.

What to wear to Open Call:

  • A two-piece outfit (crop top/sports bra, shorts/briefs) with flesh-colored tights/nylons. Please no lingerie.
  • Any shoe you are comfortable dancing in (no bare feet).
  • Hair and make-up should be done.

Must have the following on day of Auditions at Registration:

  • Photo
  •  $45 Registration Fee (cash only)
  • Application & Waiver – Download & Print Here
  • Copy of Driver’s License
  • Light Snack (it will be a long day)
  • Makeup/hair products for touch-up

For more information, please click here.

New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team Auditions – June 10

Pelicans Dance Team Auditions

Saturday, June 10
11AM Registration
Location: Pelicans Practice Facility
5800 Airline Dr, Metairie, LA 70003

All dancers selected as finalists must be available to participate in our Finalist Training Camp beginning Sunday, June 11 through Thursday, June 15. Training camp Sunday will take place in the afternoon. Week night training camp activities will take place in the evening. Professional interviews will be scheduled for all rookie finalist candidates to take place during Pelicans office hours. Specific dates, times, and locations TBD.

Auditions Requirements:

• Must be in top physical condition

• Must be at least 18 years of age or older by July 1, 2017. NO EXCEPTIONS. Verification of age will be required with valid photo ID.

• Must have a high school diploma in order to audition. Verification will be required. Acceptable forms of proof include a copy of a high school diploma, college transcript and/or a college I.D.

• Recent headshot (4×6 or larger preferred). Photos will not be returned. Photos are for identification and should be a current representation of what you look like or will look like at the audition.

• Resume including professional and dance background

• Attire: Half-top that reveals midriff, hot shorts or trunks, flesh colored tights and dance or athletic sneakers with non-marking soles. Feel free to express your style but refrain from wearing anything distracting or that could cause injury such as large earrings or necklaces. Anyone not wearing the required attire will not be permitted to audition.

• Performance ready hair and make-up are expected. No pony-tails.

• Applications are to be completed prior to arrival. Please bring completed application to auditions and do not submit in advance. DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION

• The entire audition process is closed to the public. No exceptions.

• Finalists selected at the end of the preliminary audition will advance to Finalist Training Camp. Finalist Training Camp will consist of mandatory workshops and interviews in the days following preliminaries.

• All candidates must be available for all phases of the audition process and be prepared to stay as long as necessary (no exceptions!)

• All candidates must be of good moral character and successfully complete all pre-employment screening. The Pelicans organization is a drug-free workplace. Drug test screenings will be conducted for finalists.

What We Are Looking For:

• Showmanship, energy and personality

• Professionalism and maturity

• Dance technique and style

• Commitment to the job

• Physical fitness and personal appearance

• Positive attitude and teamwork skills

For more information, please click here.

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Miami Dolphins Orlando Audition Coverage — Part Two

The MDC started their 2017 cheerleaders search by holding a phrase one audition in the City of Orlando, Florida. Although the majority of candidates were from Central Florida, a few South Florida ladies showed up to get ahead of the annual competition.
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The day started with returning cheerleaders Etta, Jess and Tamara teaching the candidates the audition choreography of the day. Performances in front of the judges was isolated to groups of 5. After all the contestants finished, the judges broke to determine the first cuts.
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The semi final round of interviews and repeat performances were held in the afternoon session. Another deliberation discussion produced the eleven ladies being selected to move on to the final audition phase which will be held in Miami on June 11th.
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Congratulations out to all the candidates, auditions are stressful but the entire group were fun loving and enjoyed the day. Very talented young ladies, learning new choreography and immediately performing it is not easy (so I’m told).
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The Miami June 3rd audition info is HERE.
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Kelsey and Taelor are coming off a Lightning Girl season

Tamara, Jess and Etta, choreographers of the day

Our Flickr album is HERE

Simma Wear Announces Audition Top Rentals

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Dancers… if you’re just not quite ready to invest in that perfect audition top, renting is the perfect solution for you!

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Miami Dolphins Auditions–Phase One, Orlando

The MDC management team is on the road again as they held auditions in the city of Orlando this past Saturday. After an all day process eleven candidates were chosen to advance to the June 11 finals in Miami. Enjoy some photos from Saturday and check back with us tomorrow when we will publish our entire album from Orlando.

MDC Orlando Auditions

Here’s some excepts from the Dolphins official press release:

Orlando – Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders today hosted preliminary and semi-final auditions at Hardrive Productions. This is the first time the cheerleaders held auditions in Orlando, searching for confident, stylish, diverse and talented women to represent one of the most prestigious teams in the NFL.

 

“We’re extremely excited to tap into the tremendous depth of talent in this area,” said Miami Dolphins Senior Director of Brand Impact and Entertainment Dorie Grogan. “We hope that among today’s finalists we will add women to this year’s squad who continue to embody the diverse look and feel of the Dolphins Cheerleaders.”

 

On hand to judge the competition was world-renowned dancer David Scott, former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader & Orlando Magic Dancer Tiffany Pearl and University of North Texas Dancers Head Coach Brittani Richards. Eleven ladies were selected to move on to the final audition phase to be held in Miami on June 11th.

 

This audition is one of two preliminary and semi-final auditions the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders will hold for the 2017 season. A preliminary and semi-final audition will be held in Miami on June 3rd. For further information or to register for the Miami audition, please visit www.DolphinsCheerleaders.com.

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2017 Boston Celtics Dancers Auditions

2017-18 Celtics Dancers Auditions

LA/NYC

Los Angeles – May 18, 2017

California State University, Long Beach
Department of Dance CSULB
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA

Registration: 6:30 p.m.
Audition begins at 7:00 p.m.

New York – June 28, 2017

Broadway Dance Center
322 West 45th St., 3rd Floor
New York, NY

Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Audition begins at 8:30 a.m.

BOSTON

Day 1 – June 24, 2017

Suffolk University Gymnasium
148 Cambridge St.
Boston, MA

Registration: 11:00 a.m.
Audition begins at 12:00 p.m.

No cuts will be made on this day.
Dancers will learn choreography and go through a Q&A session with Director Marina Ortega.

 Day 2 – July 7, 2017

Healthpoint/BSC
840 Winter St.
Waltham, MA

Check-in: 5:30 p.m.
Audition begins at 7:00 p.m.

Dancers that advance to the Finals are required to attend Finals Workshop and the Final Audition.

Official Dance Team Registration

Please download and complete the following Audition Registration, and bring it with you to your audition date.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age.
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Dancers must be able to attend rehearsals three days a week.
  • If selected, dancers must be willing to relocate to Boston and have transportation to rehearsals and games.

What to expect:

Preliminary auditions will be held in Los Angeles, New York and Boston.

Dancers auditioning in Los Angeles and New York will be taught a stylized, jazz/funky combination, mixed with basic technique. At the conclusion of the audition, we will announce the Dancers who will advance to the finals and they will be required to attend the Finals Workshop/Final Audition on July 8-9th, 2017 in Boston.

Auditions in Boston will begin on Saturday, June 24th. Dancers will learn a stylized, jazz/funky combination, mixed with basic technique. No cuts will be made on this day. Celtics Dance Team Director, Marina Ortega, will also host a Q&A session to help prepare for the first round of cuts on Friday, July 7th 2017.

What to Wear:

Dance apparel must look professional. Please bring a two-piece dance outfit with flesh-colored nylons, middriff and legs must be exposed. No baggy clothing, tank tops or cut-off t-shirts. Preferred footwear is sneakers or jazz shoes. Tattoos must be covered.

Hair and makeup should be game day ready! Hair must be down. No pony tails.

What to Bring:

Please bring two non-returnable photos of yourself. There is no extended break, so be prepared with snacks and plenty of water. Dancers are encouraged to bring makeup and hair products for touch ups.

Additional Information:

For questions regarding the audition process, contact Marina Ortega, Dance Team Director, at mortega@celtics.com.

*IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND A PRELIMINARY AUDITION, VIDEO SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED. PLEASE CONTACT MARINA ORTEGA FOR MORE DETAILS.

Click here for more information.

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2017 Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Announced

The Tennessee Titans Cheeleaders held their final auditions over the weekend and they have announced their 2017 squad.  Click here to see who made it and to view the huge gallery of images from the finals.

2017 NBA Audition Dates

NBA Dance Teams are beginning to announce their 2017 audition dates. If you are interested in auditioning for one of these dance teams, check our auditions page frequently as we will be updated this page regularly.

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NBA Dance Teams (2017)
Atlanta Hawks Cheerleaders:  June 10. [Details]
Boston Celtics Dancers (Boston Audition):  June 24 & July 7.  [Details]
Boston Celtics Dancers (NYC Audition):  June 28.  [Details]
Boston Celtics Dancers (L. A. Audition):  May 18.  [Details]
Brooklynettes:  [Details]
Charlotte Hornets Honey Bees:  June 10.  [Details]
Chicago Bulls Luvabulls:  July 15  [Details]
Cleveland Cavaliers Cavalier Girls:  [Details]
Dallas Mavericks Dancers:  [Details]
Denver Nuggets Dancers:  July 14.  [Details]
Detroit Pistons Dancers:  July 15. [Details]
Golden State Warrior Girls:  [Details]
Houston Rockets Power Dancers:  June 24.  [Details]
Indiana Pacers Pacemates:  [Details]
Los Angeles Clippers Spirit:  July 17.  [Details]
Los Angeles Lakers Laker Girls:  July 9. [Details]
Memphis Grizzlies Grizz Girls: [Details]
Miami Heat Dancers: [Details]
Milwaukee Bucks Dancers:  July 15.  [Details]
Minnesota Timberwolves Dancers:  [Details]
New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team:  June 10.  [Details]
New York Knicks City Dancers:  [Details]
Oklahoma City Thunder Girls:  June 24. [Details]
Orlando Magic Dancers:  July 22.  [Details]
Philadelphia 76ers Dancers:  [Details]
Phoenix Suns Dancers:  [Details]
Portland Trailblazers BlazerDancers:  [Details]
Sacramento Kings Dance Team:  [Details]
San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers:  July 8.  [Details]
Toronto Raptors Dance Pak:  [Details]
Utah Jazz Dancers:  [Details]
Washington Wizards Wizard Girls:  [Details]

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