Sidewinders Prep Classes – New Dates

Heads-up Arizona girls. The Arizona Rattlers dance team, the Sidewinders, has added some additional prep class dates. One of them is TONIGHT! Click here for details

Audition Alert! AZ Rattlers Prep Classes

Get a leg up on the competition!

2012 Sidewinders

Click here to check out new photos of the 2012 Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team!

2012 Sidewinders

After a competitive audition process, the AFL’s Arizona Rattlers have selected 18 members to their Sidewinders dance team. Congratulations!

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Audition Alert for Phoenix Girls!

Auditions for the Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders Dance Team are just around the corner! Do you have what it takes? Click here to learn more about the team!

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Sidewinders Prep Classes Start this Week!

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

Registration 6:30-7:00
Warm-up 7:00-7:15
Across-the-floors 7:15-7:30
Learn routine 7:30-8:30
Conditioning/Abs 8:30-8:45
Audition Info (Q&A) 8:45- 9:00

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Vote for the best pro dance team in Arizona!

I just heard from the Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders that they’ve been nominated for the best Arizona Cheerleaders/Dance Team. They’re up against some tough competition, so Click here and cast your vote!

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The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders are the AFL Dance Team of the Year

The AFL End of the Year Awards were announced last month. Included in the categories for which teams are honored is the “Best Dance Team.” Congratulations to Director Brandy Daimwood-Bouchy, Co-Director Angie Baker and her Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders for earning this honor.

Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders - AFL Best Dance Team for 2011

Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders - AFL Best Dance Team for 2011

Spokane Shock Dance Team - 2nd Place

Spokane Shock Dance Team - 2nd Place

Philadelphia Soulmates - 3rd Place

Philadelphia Soulmates - 3rd Place

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[Spokane Shock Dance Team]

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Brianne is the Dream Team Sidewinder



Congrats to second-year Sidewinder Brianne who will represent her squad on the Arena Bowl XXIV Dream Team.

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Angie Baker Selected to Direct Arena Bowl XXIV Dream Team

The Arizona Rattlers’ Sidewinders co-director, Angie Baker, was selected by the Arena Football League to direct the 2011 Arena Bowl XXIV dancers, the Aaron’s “Dream Team”.

The team will consist of one dancer from each AFL team that will perform in the pregame festivities, during the Arena Bowl and will assist in the presentation at the AFL awards banquet. Baker will be responsible for music and choreography for the dream team as well as coordinating its events in the host city.

The host location of the Arena Bowl is to be determined.

Angie has been involved in the cheerleading and dance industry for almost 20 years. She cheered professionally for 6 years, 4 of those with the Arizona Rattlers. During her time as a Sidewinder, Angie represented the Rattlers at the Arena Bowl in 2007 and at the Talladega International Speedway as part of the AFL’s Dream Team.

Angie was an Arizona Cardinals Cheerleader from 2008-10 and performed at the Super Bowl in Tampa FL. She was also a member of the Arizona Cardinals Show team and had the opportunity to travel to Ft. Hood and perform for the military and their families. She is a veteran Cheerleading Instructor and Judge for USA and stays busy with competitions and dance/cheer events year-round. Arizona Rattlers Dance Team

The Sidewinders, dance team for the Arena Football League’s Arizona Rattlers, are featured on Sports Illustrated this week. Click here to check out the photos!

Check out the Sidewinders’ individual profiles here.

Rattlers Announce New Dance Team

Rattlers Announce New Dance Team:

My Fox Phoenix

PHOENIX – They keep the crowd energized during the games. The Arizona Rattlers have just announced their new dance team.

On Sunday, the 2011 Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders were chosen at Casino Arizona. The Sidewinders are the official dancers for the arena football team.

Auditions were held, and 18 of the best dancers were selected. Fans of the Rattlers and the women’s families came out to support them.

The Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders is one of the longest running dance teams in the arena football league.

Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders Finals This Saturday

The Arizona Rattlers have announced that the Sidewinders audition finals for the 2011 squad will be held at Casino Arizona on Saturday, January 29. The finals will take place from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Showstoppers Live Theatre in Casino Arizona and will be open to the public.


All season ticket holders, fans, media and friends are encourage to attend and show their support. Approximately 18 of the best dancers will be selected to join the 2011 Sidewinders. Featured events include dance auditions and a bikini walk. Casino Arizona is located off the 101 Freeway. Exit at McKellips, turn right (east) then take a left at 92nd street.

For more information, please visit the Arizona Rattlers web site.


Audition Alert: 2011 Arizona Rattlers Dance Team

The Arena Football League is back and the Arizona Rattlers are looking for a few good women…for their dance team, the Sidewinders.


Audition Information:

  • Auditions for the 2011 Arizona Rattlers Dance Team will be Saturday, January 22nd, 2011.
  • Location: Gold’s Gym 2156 E. Baseline Mesa 85204.
  • Time: Registration starts at 9:30am
  • Fee: $10 if you attended audition prep classes. $20 audition fee – no prep classes.
  • Finalist will be required to attend a rehearsal on Tuesday, January 25th as well as an interview during the week. Finals will be held on Saturday, January 29th.

Audition Requirements:

  • Female Dancers who are 18 years of age or older by the audition date.
  • Must be available for all phases of the audition process and be prepared to stay as long as necessary (no exceptions!)
  • Must provide one non-returnable headshot and one non-returnable full-body shot (5″x7″ or larger preferred). Photos are used for identification purposes.
  • Professional photo is not mandatory. Photos should be a current representation of what you look like or will look like at the audition.
  • Must provide a current dance and professional resume (if applicable).
  • Must be of good moral character and successfully complete all pre-employment screening. The Arizona Rattlers are a drug-free workplace.
  • Must live in Phoenix or be willing to relocate.
  • Must have dependable transportation to rehearsals, games, and appearances.
  • Must have a flexible schedule (with an emphasis on flexible evenings) and the ability to commit to the Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders schedule.

Audition Attire:

  • Dance or athletic half-top (stomach must be showing).
  • Hot pants, dance trunks, or shorts (no full or capri length pants).
  • Shoes with non-marking soles.
  • Performance ready hair and make-up.

For more information, please visit the Arizona Rattlers website.


AFL Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders Prep Classes

(Yes, the Arena Bowl was just a couple of weeks ago, but it’s never too early to start thinking about auditions)

The #1 way to prepare for Sidewinders Auditions!!!

* Learn a “game-style” routine
* Have a “q&a” with Sidewinders Directors
* Get audition tips
* Learn what being a Sidewinder Dancer is all about
* Classes are strongly recommended, but not mandatory to audition
* Auditions will be held in late January/early February and we strongly recommend that you attend prep-classes (although, they are not mandatory to audition), so that you have time to prepare and be “Game Day Ready” at auditions!


Prep-Class Dates:
Tuesday, September 14th
Wednesday, September 22nd
*More dates to be announced

* Both Classes will be held at US Airways Center ( and will run from 7:00pm-8:30pm. They will be held on the Suns Practice Court. Security will direct you where to go once you enter the building. Please enter through the employee entrance/door in the parking garage, go down the stairs, and check in with security. Parking is available in the structure on Jefferson or metered parking.
* Wear comfortable attire and shoes with a non-marking sole.
* Cost: $15/single class fee or $30/3-pack pre-pay option. (You can apply your pre-paid packages to any future dates, October-January).

*Please sign up online to reserve your spot. Payment will be collected at the door, along with the Release Waiver (Dancers under 18 require a parent’s signature).

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