Rehearsing the routine prior to the audition
Soulmates Choreographer Cassie Russo (right) and Ashley, who assisted Cassie throughout the day.
Also assisting was Soulmate Christina
You may recognize Lucy from the Philadelphia Fight Vixens Dance Team
Erica warms up
Lots of leaps
The Philadelphia Soul named Cassie Russo as the Soulmates Dance Team Choreographer for the 2012 season. Her first official duty was overseeing the second open call event at Philadelphia Airport Hilton on Sunday, November 27.
“With passion, dedication and a true love for the sports and entertainment industry, it is a distinct honor to represent the Philadelphia Soul organization,” said Russo. “I am beyond thrilled and excited to get started, we are ready to work to our highest potential and beyond.”
Russo is the owner of CaRu Entertainment (www.caruentertainment.com), a dance studio and performance center in Pennington, NJ where she is a professional choreographer, performer and dance instructor.
Her previous sports dance team experience includes: co-founder and choreographer of the Unofficial Dancers of the New York Giants, co-founder and choreographer for the Fight Vixens Dance Team for the Philadelphia Fight Rugby League, dancer for the Philadelphia Angels Dance Team for the Philadelphia Wings and a dancer on the New York Titans Dance Team for the Titans Lacrosse team.
In addition to sports dance team choreography, she has choreographed for competition teams, musicals, the East Coast Pro Dance Convention and the New York Columbus Day Parade. As an Angels Dance Team member she appeared on Good Day Philadelphia and as a Titans Dancer, she appeared on Good Morning America, The Today Show and Live with Regis and Kelly. Russo is a graduate of DeSales University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Dance and Liberal Arts.
Want to join the Bay Area’s hottest dance team? The three-time AFL champion San Jose SaberCats are holding auditions for a chance to earn a spot on the 2011 San Jose SaberKittens dance team. Auditions will be held on January 7th & 8th, 2012 at the Fry’s Electronics Gym in Palo Alto.
WHAT: 2011 San Jose SaberKittens Auditions
WHEN: Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. Callbacks are Sunday, January 8, 2012.
WHERE: Gym at Fry’s Electronics in Palo Alto. Address is 380 Portage Avenue, Palo Alto, CA, 94306.
[SaberKittens Auditions Registration]
After a week of bootcamp, Soulmate Semi-Finals took place last Thursday in the ballroom of the Valley Brook Golf Club.
Stretching and Warm-ups
Christina with a sign made for her by a fan
Choreographer Andrea Mychaels and Director Melissa Demyan
We're going to miss Soulmate Brett on the field. She's getting her Masters from Drexel next month. But you may still see her helping out on game day.
Reviewing the Candidates
First Group of Finalists - Three veterans and fourteen rookie hopefuls
There’s a second open call coming up Sunday, November 27th. Details here. Finals will be sometime next month.
[Philadelphia Soulmates Semi-Finals Gallery]
Congratulations to the 2012 Philadelphia Soulmates Finalists.
After an intense week of boot camp, the semi-finals were held last night in the ballroom of the Valley Brook Golf Club in Blackwood, NJ.
Finals will be held next month.
The Soulmates will take the field at the Soul home opener against the Cleveland Gladiators on 4/1/12.
2012 Philadelphia Soulmate Finalists
Auditions for the 2012 Philadelphia Soulmates began with open call auditions at the Wyndham Hotel in Mount Laurel this past Sunday:
Co-captain Kristina is retiring from the Soulmates, but we hope to see her on the field elsewhere in the near future.
Andrea Mychaels is back for her second season choreographing the Soulmates. Andrea Mychaels is back for her second season choreographing the Soulmates
Working it for the judges
Tracey shows off her high-kick
2011 Soulmates did not have to audition. They go straight to boot camp and semi-finals.
And although they look a bit silly, they did help run Sunday's audition.
[Soulmates Audition Gallery]
Do You Have What it Takes to be a Fillies Dancer?
The Milwaukee Mustangs Arena Football Team has more than strength and power; they have some seriously sexy moves with their Milwaukee Mustangs Fillies Dance Team! The Fillies Dance Team is rounding up the stables for another amazing season.
The Fillies perform at each of the Mustangs eight home games this season at the Bradley Center. Members also make appearances at community events in and around the Milwaukee area and provide unstoppable energy to thousands of fans per game.
The Fillies are compensated per game, and members also receive complimentary gym membership, free tanning, hair services, photo shoots, Mustangs gear, and a number of other perks.
To be considered for the 2012 Fillies Dance Team, you must have reliable transportation, local housing, and the ability to attend all rehearsals, games and community appearances. A total commitment is required!
ON TRYOUT DAY
– Female high school graduate
– Must be 18 years of age by the preliminary audition. Valid ID is required
– Bring filled-out registration form and $20 tryout fee.
ATTIRE FOR AUDITIONS
– Two-piece dance apparel (crop top/sports bra and tight shorts/pants)
– Footwear-any sneakers or dance shoes of your choice
– Appearance- hair and makeup should be sophisticated and glamorous. You are encouraged to bring touchup makeup and hair products
– This is a professional audition, so it is important to maintain a game-day appearance. The Fillies perform with their hair down and makeup is always performance-ready!
YOU MUST ATTEND AUDITIONS ON PRELIMINARY AUDITION DAY. TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A MEMBER OF THE FILLIES DANCE TEAM, YOU MUST QUALIFY FOR FINALS. THE FINAL AUDITION WILL DETERMINE WHO WILL MAKE THE 2012 SQUAD.
Both auditions are closed to the public, and the first 15 minutes of the preliminary tryout will be for registration. Walk-ins are welcome, but you are encouraged to pre-register to accommodate time.
Saturday, Nov 19: Registration begins at 12:45 pm. Auditions begin at 1:00 pm.
Sunday, Nov20: Final auditions begin at 1:00 pm
Wisconsin Athletic Club Aerobics Studio 5020 S. 110th St. Greenfield, WI 53228
For more information about the Fillies Dance Team, visit us on Facebook (Mustangs Dance Team) or the team website at mkemustangs.com
The Iowa Barnstormers of the Arena Football League have announced a tryout date for their 2012 official dance team, the Storm Chasers. The tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, December 10, 2011 at the Best Western Marquis Des Moines Airport Hotel. Registration will begin at 8:00am, with the tryouts taking place from 9am-12pm in the Grand Ballroom.
Once again this season, the Storm Chasers will be under the direction of co-captains Emily Collins and Marissa King, who will both be returning for their fifth seasons with the squad. “We had an outstanding group of young women on last year’s team, and I’m hopeful that we will have another great turnout for this year’s tryout, stated Collins.
Any women interested in attending the tryout can register on-line at www.theiowabarnstormers.com or by calling the Iowa Barnstormers front office at (515) 633-2255. Additional tryout details are listed below:
WHAT: 2012 Storm Chasers Dance Team Tryout
WHEN: Saturday, December 10 2011 (Registration 8a.m.; Tryouts begin at 9 a.m.)
WHERE: Best Western Marquis Des Moines Airport Hotel – Grand Ballroom
ADDRESS: 1810 Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315
COST: $25.00 per participant
AGES: Open to women ages 19 and up
EXPERIENCE: Dancers will be tested on the following – Double Pirouettes, Leaps, Advanced Dance Techniques, and Pom. A one minute routine will be taught and performed.
ATTIRE: Dance or athletic top (mid-drift must be showing), hot pants or shorts, skin toned tights or hose, dance sneakers, jazz shoes, or sneakers, performance ready hair and makeup.
ALL DANCERS MUST BRING: Resume, reference list, head-shot, insurance card, driver’s license or identification and payment. Dancers are encouraged to pre-register, as we have a limited number of spots available.
For further information, please call (515) 633-2255 or visit www.theiowabarnstormers.com.
Congratulations to Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders – Shamea, Natalie D and Brandy – who were recently named to Jezebel Magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful Atlantans.”
Shamea cheered for the Force, Hawks and Falcons and appeared in the movie Drumline
Natalie is Director of the Ga. State Senate Office
Brandy is her 7th season with the AFC. She's a casting director for a reality tv production company.
Also among the 50, Ex-Atlanta Hawks Dancer and current Miss Georgia USA Kaylin Reque
[50 Most Beautiful Atlantans]
[Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders]
The New Orleans VooDoo Dolls will hold tryouts for the 2012 VooDoo Doll Dance Team on Saturday, November 19 at Mardi Gras World. The tryout preliminary audition begins promptly at 10 a.m.
“We had a very talented team last season that was regarded as one of best in the AFL, and I’m looking to build on that this year. New Orleans is hosting ArenaBowl this year, and we look to showcase New Orleans’ best and most-beautiful dancers to the nation,” said Tamica Lee-Smith, VooDoo Doll Director.
The registration fee is $40, and all those participating are asked to bring a lunch or a snack, along with water or sports drink.
All performers must wear a black, solid two-piece outfit (trunks or shorts only, no skirts or pants), flesh colored tights and dance shoes. All performers will be evaluated on dance technique, and their ability to perform a dance routine taught that day.
[Voo Doo Doll Registration]
The Chicago Rush is excited to announce that the audition process for the 2012 Adrenaline Rush Dance Team is set to begin on Sunday, November 27th. The Rush is looking for 16 multi-talented dancers to represent the team as members of the Adrenaline Rush Dance squad.
“We are extremely eager to begin our search for the 2012 Adrenaline Rush dancers,” said Dance Coordinator Gloria Esposito. “It is always exciting to see these women striving to achieve their dreams. There were so many talented women who auditioned last year, we are anxious to see what this year brings.”
There will be three rounds of auditions before the final squad is named. Dancers who wish to auditions for the 2012 team must be at least 18 years old by January 1, 2012.
Dancers are encouraged to attend the audition prep classes prior to the first round of auditions. The class will review technique and will provide the opportunity to learn a new routine as well as speak with the dance team’s personal trainer. Each class will cost $20 to attend. However, if the dancer attends both prep classes they will receive a $10 discount off the audition fee. The classes will be held on Tuesday, November 15th and Thursday, November 17th from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Applications for the prep class are due on Monday, November 14th and can be found at Arenarush.com.
The first round of auditions will take place on November 27th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. All choreography will be taught throughout the day of the audition. The audition fee is $50. Applications along with the audition fee, a completed waiver and release form and a recent photo are due by Friday, November 25th. The top 30 or 40 dancers will move on to participate in Mini Camp.
Mini Camp is mandatory and will be held on Tuesday, December 6th and Thursday, December 8th from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. This camp will prepare dancers for the final round of auditions.
The final round of auditions will be held on Saturday, December 10th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The location will be announced at a later date and will be open to the public.
For questions regarding the 2012 Adrenaline Rush Dancer auditions please call 855-RUSH-WIN or email email@example.com.
Hey Arizona girls! Auditions for the AFL Arizona Rattlers dance team, the Sidewinders, are coming up in January. Get ready to impress the judges by attending the team’s first audition prep class on Thursday, October 27th. Current Sidewinders Dancers will be teaching a game routine, across-the-floor combos, a brief warm-up and basic conditioning. Sidewinders Dancers will be available to ask questions and provide audition tips. Don’t miss out!
~Sidewinders Prep Class #1~
Date: Thursday, October 27th
Location: US Airways Center, Suns’ Practice Court
Parking: Free Parking available in the attached parking garage. Use the south/east doors on Jefferson to enter the building.
Registration: Begins at 6:30pm (all participants must sign a waiver and under 18 must have a parent’s signature to participate)
Class Time: 7:00 – 9:00pm
Cost: $20 (cash only)
Attire: Comfortable workout/dance attire, non-marking shoes
Learn routine 7:30-8:30
Audition Info (Q&A) 8:45- 9:00
Click here for additional information
Kissimmee native and Poinciana High School grad Deanna Clover has been named the new director of the Orlando Predators Prowler Dancers.
Clover began her dance career with the Predators (2002-03) before going on to spend five years with the NBA’s Orlando Magic (2004-09), where she served two years as team leader.
Clover recently launched dance teams in three different leagues as a dance director in the World Basketball Association, American Basketball Association and American Football Association.
She plans to use her experience to further broaden the appeal of the Prowler Dancers.
“The Orlando Predators was the first professional team that I danced for and I’m excited to be involved once again with such a great organization,” Clover said.
Audition dates for the 2012 Prowler Dancers will be announced soon. Clover said she’s in search of a talented group of dancers who will represent the team as good role models while remaining active in the local community.
Clover currently works as a dance instructor and choreographer at Central Florida Dance Studio and is also a consultant for Going Pro Entertainment and regional director for Just Gotta Dance Talent Competition.
While with the Magic, Clover appeared in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.
Clover previously organized dance teams from scratch for the ABA’s Florida Thundercats (2008-09), AFA’s Florida Crusaders (2009-10) and WBA’s Florida Flight (2010-11). She has also worked in the entertainment department at Disney World and danced for Carnival Cruise Lines.