It’s playoff time in the MASL and this past Tuesday, I attended the Ontario Fury game against the San Diego Sockers. The visiting Sockers won the first game of the series, making this a must win game for the Fury if they wanted to keep their playoff hopes alive. If the Fury wins, then the two teams would play a 15 minute abbreviated mini game for the rights to move on in the playoffs. So there was a palpable sense of urgency for the home team…win and they would continue on, lose…well…see you next year.
The game started off fast for the Fury as they scored three first quarter goals before the Sockers responded with two goals in the second period. As the game tightened up, the play turned physical with several hard tackles and some hard feelings that carried over into the locker area during half time. In the second half, the Fury outscored the Sockers 5-2 to win the game and force the 15 minute mini-game.
Final Score: Ontario Fury – 8, San Diego Sockers – 4
After a brief 15 minute break, the two teams returned to the field to play the decisive mini game. Nine seconds into the rubber game of the match, the Sockers scored the lone goal of the mini-game. With more than 14 minutes left to play, the Fury were unable to score an equalizer and the Sockers went onto prevail and move on to the next round of the playoffs. And with that, the Fury’s season was over.
As it turned out, this was also the last game of the season for the Ladies of Ontario Fury and perhaps the last time this group of young women will perform together. It’s audition season and Lynae de Leon, the director of the Ladies of Ontario Fury, has a knack of developing dance talent that go onto major league dance teams. Last year alone, four members of her 2016 squad made it to NBA and NFL dance teams. And on Sunday, the first of several local NFL and NBA auditions begin and I know that several of her current squad will be trying out.
So let’s take a final look at the 2017 Ladies of Ontario Fury.
Continue reading Snapshots – The Ladies of Ontario Fury in the MASL Playoffs
Updated dates: New Orleans Saints, Oakland Raiders, Los Angeles Rams, Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers
Audition season is approaching soon and several NFL cheerleading squads have announced their audition dates. Please check back here regularly as we will be updating our Audition Dates page regularly.
NFL Cheerleaders (2017)
Arizona Cardinals: April 8. [Details]
Atlanta Falcons: April 2. [Details]
Baltimore Ravens: March 4. [Details]
Carolina Panthers: April 15. [Details]
Cincinnati Bengals: April 24. [Details]
Dallas Cowboys: May 6. [Details]
Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers: [Details]
Denver Broncos: March 19. [Details]
Detroit Lions Cheerleaders: March 11. [Details]
Gotham City Dancers/NY Unofficials: TBD. [Details] (unofficial dance team of the NY Giants)
Houston Texans: April 1. [Details]
Indianapolis Colts: March 19. [Details]
Jacksonville Jaguars: April 1. [Details]
Kansas City Chiefs: March 17. [Details]
Los Angeles Chargers: [Details]
Los Angeles Rams: March 19. [Details]
Miami Dolphins: June 3. [Details]
Minnesota Vikings: April 2. [Details]
New England Patriots: March 4. [Details]
New Orleans Saints: April 8. [Details]
New York Jets: April 8. [Details]
Oakland Raiders: April 1. [Details]
Philadelphia Eagles: March 18. [Details]
San Francisco 49ers: [Details]
Seattle Seahawks: April 22. [Details]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers: April 2. [Details]
Tennessee Titans: April 8. [Details]
Washington Redskins: April 1. [Details]
As the Lightning continue their fight for a Stanley Cup playoff spot, we added many action photos from the last few games. The Lightning Girls are one of the premiere cheer squads of the NHL . Enjoy, click to enlarge:
Rachael, Thunder Bug and Anna
Erica, Alyssa and Kori
Taylor and Allison
Congrats to Rachael as she starts her career out with Delta Airlines.
Taylor Alyssa Kelsey Kori Jessica Elena Liz
Erica and Kori
Stephanie and Taelor
Jessica and Cady
Flickr album is HERE
Pre-registration: April 3, 2017
Note: Applications are submitted online.
Saturday, April 8, 2017 (8:00am mandatory check-in)
102 Stadium Road, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
- Contestants check in at registration. Check-in begins for each round at 8:00am sharp.
- After check-in, contestants will introduce themselves to the judges and will freestyle dance in groups of five in front of the panel of judges. Music is provided for this portion of the audition.
- Call backs for the semi-finals will be announced at the end of this round. You must stay until the end of the preliminary auditions to see if you are chosen for the semi-final round.
Sunday, April 9, 2017 (8:00am mandatory check-in)
102 Stadium Road, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
- Contestants who have been selected to attend the semi-final round of auditions check in at 8:00am.
- All candidates will be taught a dance combination and kick combination.
- Immediately following the teaching portion, contestants will perform the dance combination in groups of five in front of the panel of judges.
- Upon completion of this round, contestants selected to attend the final auditions will be announced.
- Those selected as finalists will stay for a brief meeting with the Flight Crew Director to discuss the final round of the audition process.
Week of April 10th and April 17th, 2017. (Details will be given to finalists.)
Atlantic Health Jets Training Center
One Jets Drive, Florham Park, NJ 07932
- Contestants who have advanced to the finals are required to schedule a 15-minute interview with the Flight Crew Director.
- Sign-up sheets will be available following the semi-final round.
- Professional business attire is required for the interview.
Saturday, April 22, 2017 (Check-in time TBD)
102 Stadium Road, East Rutherford, NJ 07073
- Each finalist will perform a 90 second solo dance combination. This is the portion of the audition where finalists have the opportunity to showcase their own style of dance and display their individual creativity. Costumes may be worn to enhance the presentation.
- Music will be submitted as a music file in advance of the finals. Details given to finalists.
- Dance combination taught during semi-finals will be performed in groups of five for the panel of judges.
- Finalists chosen for the 2017 Jets Flight Crew will be announced at the completion of the final round.
Note: Auditions are closed to the general public (no guests allowed). Please bring snack and drinks on audition day.
For more information, click here.
2017 Tennessee Titans Cheerleading Audition Information:
Registration is now open for the 2017 Tennessee Titans Cheerleading Audition!
Date: Saturday, April 8th
Location: Saint Thomas Sports Park, 460 Great Circle Road, Nashville, TN 37228
Fee: $20 pre-registration, $25 at the door
• Candidates must be at least 18 years of age AND a high school graduate.
• Candidates must be available to travel to Florida for one week in late May/early June for annual swimsuit calendar photo shoot.
• Candidates must be available for all Titans home games.
• Dance experience is beneficial, but not a requirement.
If you are looking to be a part of the hottest, most exciting group of women in Tennessee, then you need to audition for the 2016 Titans Cheerleaders! We are searching nation-wide for young women age 18 and over who love their Titans, who have inner and outer beauty, and who love to perform!
Simma Wear is having a sale until Wednesday, 3/8 11:59PM! Take advantage of up to 35% off certain styles at www.simmawear.com. You won’t see these prices again until NFL audition season is over! Enjoy and make sure to follow them on Instagram @simmawear to be the first to know what they are up to!
The Atlanta Dream is looking for enthusiastic men and women with a dance/cheer background, a positive attitude, amazing energy, and dedication. Atlanta Dream Shooting Stars Dance Team auditions are comprised of two stages: preliminary auditions and final auditions.
Preliminary auditions will be held:
Sunday, March 19
Drew Charter School
301 E. Lake Blvd, SE,
Atlanta, GA 30317
Download and bring application to Preliminary Auditions
Preliminary Registration is open 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Auditions will begin promptly at 11:30 a.m.
Preliminary audition will consist of two cuts on Sunday. Lunch will NOT be provided and no concessions will be open- bring any food or drinks you may need. Please plan to remain on site all day. Finalists will be announced following second round of cuts!
- Be at least 18 years of age – please bring ID
- Have training synchronized dance team choreography – tumbling skills, cheer stunts and pom experience are a plus
- Must reside in the metro Atlanta area with a reliable means of transportation
- There are no minimum or maximum height or weight requirements
Candidates must be able to attend:
- Finalist training camp on Monday, March 20th
- Evening rehearsals during the work week, starting in April
- Dream home games until the end of the WNBA season (including Playoffs)
Things to know
- The Shooting Stars are a professional dance team, but the job is a part-time position
- The Shooting Stars appear at corporate and charity events around Atlanta
- Please wear comfortable dance or athletic attire and gym shoes
- Hair and makeup should be glamorous and sophisticated
- Bring water and snacks each day
AUDITION PREP CLASS
Sunday, March 12th
10 AM – 12 PM
Location: Riverside EpiCenter, 135 Riverside Parkway, Austell, GA 30168
$25.00 – (Cash, Credit or Money Order accepted)
Sunday, March 19th
BRING: Completed application, a recent non-returnable photo (snapshot accepted), a valid photo ID, a light lunch/drink, a non-refundable $25.00 (cash or money order) application fee
FINALIST BOOT CAMP (closed to the public)
Monday, March 20th
5 PM-10 PM
FINALS (open to the public)
Wednesday, March 22nd