Orange County Lawgirls Dance Team Auditions

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Want to be a Lawgirl? Being a Lawgirl is about being an ambassador to the community, entertaining people at public and charity events and, of course, DANCING!  We are looking for talented and outgoing dancers that want to help us continue to build a tradition of excellence, both on and off the field.  If this is you, please sign up to audition for the 2017 team!

The 2017 Lawgirls LAST CHANCE auditions are set for Saturday, October 29, 2016 at South Coast Performing Arts Studio (14711 Bentley Circle, Unit A, Tustin, CA 92780).

Check-in at 12 pm
.  Audition will begins promptly at 12:30pmCost to audition is $15 (Online Pre-Registration) / $20 (Same day walk-up Registration) and can be paid by clicking on the PayPal button below AFTER YOU FILL OUT THE REGISTRATION FORM ON OUR WEBSITE (http://www.oclawmen.org/oc-lawgirls.html).  Register TODAY by filling out the form below! Same day walk-up applicants accepted.

Requirements:

-Must be 18 years or older on October 29, 2016
-Must have a flexible schedule for rehearsals, games and appearances
-A commitment to the team is required for 1 year
-A 5×7 or larger photo (head shot or full body) photo is required. (photo will not be returned)

Audition Attire – Crop top. shorts/briefs, skin-toned nylons, jazz or athletic shoes, hair down, make-up done.

For further information, contact Dance Team Director, Michele Aurelio at michelen.aurelio@hotmail.com.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Aussie Cheerleader Makes The L.A. Clippers Spirit Dance Team

Northern beaches dancer Courtney Watts finally flies to start LA Clippers dance job after landing role on holiday

Courtney Watts, 27, from Dee Why, will begin work for the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team and has already been to Vegas on holiday with the girls. Picture: Instagram

Courtney Watts, 27, from Dee Why, will begin work for the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team and has already been to Vegas on holiday with the girls. Picture: Instagram

A former NRL cheerleader will start her dream job this week, dancing for a top American basketball team.

Courtney Watts, 27, of Dee Why, will begin work for the Los Angeles Clippers’ Spirit Dance Team.

As reported in the Manly Daily, the former Sea Eagles Sea Bird landed the role after combining a holiday with a tryout for the squad.

She was thrilled to get the job — but then had to secure a visa. She now has one, given on the basis of “extraordinary talent”.  After being unable to join the first month of training, Watts said she faced a big catch-up before the season starts next month.

After being unable to join the first month of training, Watts said she faced a big catch-up before the season starts next month.

“I’ve been on the outside —— I wasn’t allowed in just because of the legalities,” she said.

But it is set to be a glam life for the former Mackellar student, who has just got an apartment in West Hollywood, close to Sunset Blvd and the Hollywood Hills.

The squad has a reality TV show on channel E! and she will be involved if another series is commissioned.

Courtney Watts has bought an apartment in West Hollywood.

Courtney Watts has been dancing since she was a child. Picture: Supplied.

“I’ve never thought about myself going on reality TV — when the time comes I’ll have to deal with it,” she said.

“The girls all had fun last year and they’re hoping that there is a season two.”

The only overseas dancer in the squad, Watts said her teammates were still getting used to her lingo. Pictured at Dee Why.

Watts, also a former Cronulla Sharks and Sydney Kings cheerleader, has already been on a trip to Las Vegas, where everything was free.

The only overseas dancer in the squad, Watts said her teammates were still getting used to her lingo.

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Courtney Watts, former Manly Sea Eagles cheerleader from Dee Why starts training with the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit Dance Team. Picture: Instagram

“I said something about a rig and they were like, ‘What’s a rig?’ and I said, ‘Your body!’ ” she said. “They find it hilarious.”

Watts, whose parents Jan, 56, and John, 61, live in Dee Why, began dancing at aged four at Dance North Academy in Narraweena, where she also recently taught.

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She also worked as a personal trainer.

She said she was not earning a Hollywood wage.

“I wouldn’t say it’s well paid,” she said. “We do it for the love and not the money.”

Ladies of Ontario Fury Announce Dance Team Auditions

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Click Here to Pre-Register Today!

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: Registration Starts at 9:30am (Auditions begin promptly at 10:00am)

Location: Anthony Munoz Community Center (1240 W. Fourth St, Ontario, CA 91762)

The Ladies of Fury uphold a high standard of quality dance performance and community involvement to represent the Ontario Fury with professionalism on and off the field.  During the audition process, applicants will be judged on dance ability, showmanship, physical fitness, crowd appeal, and individual applications. Final round dancers will participate in a group interview and display their own choreography highlighting strengths and specialties (music will be provided).

To ensure a professional and relaxed atmosphere for all participants, the auditions will be closed. No guests or spectators allowed.

Highlights

  • Perform at Ontario Fury home games at Citizens Business Bank Arena
  • Participate in the annual team photo shoot
  • Serve as ambassadors for the Fury organization as well as the Inland Empire Community
  • Be a role model to young dancers and children in the community through Jr. Dance Clinics and various appearances
  • Media exposure
  • Possible travel opportunities
  • Give back to the community through the Fury Foundation and other charity events
  • Invaluable friendships and memories with fellow teammates

Requirements

  • You must be at least 18 years old by date of audition
  • All dancers must have flexible schedules for rehearsals, games, and appearances starting immediately
  • A total commitment is required to the Ontario Fury for 1 year
  • Must be able to attend all Ontario Fury home games
  • Must be available for mandatory mini-camp on Saturday, October 8 – Sunday, October 9
  • Rehearsals every Sunday from 3:30pm-6:00pm

Application Procedure

  • All interested applicants should complete an application
  • REGISTRATION FEE: $20 Pre-Registered Online or $25 Walk-Up Applicant (cash only)
  • A 5×7 or larger (head shot or full body shot) photo is required (photo will not be returned)

What to wear

  • 2-piece attire (crop top w/ athletic shorts or briefs)
  • Skin colored nylons
  • Jazz, dance or athletic shoes
  • Hair worn down; Full hair and make-up
  • All tattoos must be covered up

For further information, contact Dance Team Director, Lynae de Leon at Ldeleon@ontariofury.com.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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Editor’s Note: I have been covering the Ontario Fury and their predecessor organization, the Anaheim Bolts for several years now and Lynae de Leon has a knack of developing dance talent that make it onto major league dance teams in the NFL and NBA.  This past season, four of her 2015-2016 Ladies of Ontario Fury dancers (Sativa-Skye, McKenzie, Lizzie and Kellie) made it to the Rams Cheerleaders, 49ers Gold Rush, Clippers Spirit and Sacramento Kings Dancers.  And several others on that squad were finalists.

So if you are an aspiring professional cheerleader, you might want to hone your skills with Lynae de Leon and the Ladies of Ontario Fury.

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Ladies of Ontario Fury Announce Pre-Audition Workshops!

The Ladies of Ontario Fury, the premiere dance team in the MASL, have announced their pre-audition workshops, presented by Fresh Peaches Custom Swimwear.  Click here for more information and to register.

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Workshop #1 (Pro Dancer Workout & Audition Prep)

  • Date:  Sunday, September 18, 2016
  • Time:  Registration 12:45pm  |  Workshop 1pm-3pm
  • Location:  The Look Fitness (2125 San Joaquin Hills Rd, Newport Beach, CA 92660)
  • Receive a full body workout and fitness/nutrition tips from Pro Dance Trainer, Bryan Green from The Look Fitness
  • Plus, learn previous choreography and get audition prep!
  • Limited Availability – Must pre-register to save your spot!

Workshop #2 (Audition Ready Make-Up/Hair & Audition Prep)

  • Date:  Sunday, September 25, 2016
  • Time:  Registration 12:45pm  |  Workshop 1pm-3pm
  • Location:  The Talent Factory (13613 12th St #A, Chino, CA 91710)
  • Receive overall audition/game-day make-up/hair tips from current dance team member, Brittany with a full make-up tutorial
  • Plus, learn previous choreography and get audition prep!

How to Register

You must reserve your spot ahead of time by submitting your information to the right and submitting payment. We will have limited availability for each session to ensure personalized time for each attendee.
Registration Fee

  • 1 Workshop = $25 Fee
  • 2 Workshops = $40 Fee (Save $10 when signing up for both!)

What To Wear

  • Comfortable dance tire. Jazz shoes, athletic shoes or dance sneaker

What To Bring

  • Water and towel
  • Optional: Audition outfit, Application/Head Shot to pre-register for auditions

What To Expect

  • Learn a short routine in the style of dance we perform during the season (different routine taught at each workshop)
  • Receive personal feedback after workshop
  • Go through a mock-audition, so you know what to expect on the day of auditions
  • Workshop #1: Receive fitness and tips from Pro Dance Trainer, Bryan Green from The Look Fitness
  • Workshop #2: Receive overall audition/game-day make-up/hair tips from current dance team member, Brittany with a full make-up tutorial
  • Different routine will be taught at each workshop
  • Receive audition tips from Dance Team Director, Lynae de Leon
  • Question & Answer session
  • Meet new people and have fun in a comfortable and safe environment!

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Dallas Elite Dolls Announce Dance Team Auditions

The Dallas Elite Dolls have announced open call auditions for their 2016-2017 squad:

Sunday, October 2, 2016
1:00 p.m. Registration – 2:00 p.m. Audition
Alpha Midway Dance Studio
13740 Midway RD #714
Dallas, TX 75244

Registration to be an Elite Doll for 2016-2017 is now open! Simply text DOLLS17 to 31996 to sign-up or click on the image below to register:

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For more information go to http://www.dallaselitefootball.com/elite-dolls

UPDATE: Who is the First-ever British Cheerleader in the NFL?

UPDATE: An astute reader has emailed me to let me know that there was another cheerleader from Britain who preceded Holly in cheering for the NFL.  Her name is Angela G. who cheered for the San Diego Charger Girls in 2014.  As luck would happen, I photographed Angela and here’s a photo of her as proof.

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I was referencing information from the Daily Mail article linked below and it was erroneous.  My apologies to Angela and Holly for the error.


The NFL is going international.  No, not the football teams.  The cheerleaders.  We have had dancers who came from Japan and Australia make NFL cheerleading squads, but we have another first.  The first cheerleader from Britain to make a NFL cheerleading squad.

So who is the first ever British cheerleader in the NFL?  That would be Holly Warden, 25, from Bristol, who auditioned in Mexico earlier this year and beat out hundreds of hopefuls to become one of the 2016-2017 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.

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Mexico City Finalist Holly

Holly was the subject of an article in the UK’s Daily Mail.  You can read about Holly and her journey here.

Meet The 2016-2017 Denver Nugget Dancers

The Denver Nuggets recently held their auditions for their 2016-2017 Denver Nugget Dancers and they have posted squad photos on their web site.  Let’s meet the new team.

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The 2016-2017 Silver Dancers Announced!

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The San Antonio Spurs have announced the 2016-2017 Silver Dancers.  Profile photos below.

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Desiree

Erika

Indey

Jenna

Katelyn

Lauren

Leah

Lindsey

Minerva

Shauntelle

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Taylor

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SI.com’s Coverage of the Phoenix Suns Dancers Auditions

Sports Illustrated has posted a gallery of images from the Phoenix Suns Dancers auditions.  Click on the image below to view the images.

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Introducing the 2016-2017 America First Jazz Dancers

It’s that time of the year…NBA dance teams have held their auditions and are beginning to announce their new squads on their web sites.  Up next, the 2016-2017 America First Jazz Dancers.

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2016 Sacramento Kings Dancers

The 2016-2017 Sacramento Kings Dancers have been announced!

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 Chanel

 

 Sammy

 

 Daphnie

 

 Megan

 

 Kellie

 

 Chelsea

 

 Sarah

 

 Moira

 

 Julie

 

 Michaela

 

 Courtney

 

 Roxanne

 

 Angela

 

 Cassie

 

 Isela

 

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To see squad profiles and galleries from their auditions, please click here.

Miami Dolphins Select 36 Women For The Most International Squad In The NFL

Davie, Fla. – The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have selected 36 women for their 2016 Squad. These ladies represent eight countries, 28 cities and speak a combined five languages.

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These 36 ladies were selected from the largest turnout for Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions. More than 800 ladies registered to be the next Miami Dolphins Cheerleader. The organization became the first NFL team to host auditions internationally, searching for enthusiastic, charismatic and talented women in Bogota, Colombia; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Mexico City, Mexico; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and South Florida to represent one of the most prestigious teams in the NFL.

 2016 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders by Country

One of the most visible entertainment groups in all of professional sports, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have traveled to more than 30 countries on five continents over the past decade and continue to be an iconic and international face of NFL Cheerleaders. The cheerleaders are on the sidelines for all home games and are extremely active in the community; visiting schools and hospitals, as well as charity and corporate events.

The full squad is below, with their hometowns listed:

Abril (Acapulco, Mexico)
Adrianna (Parkland, FL)
Agustina (Capital Federal, Argentina)
Alexandra (Lighthouse Point, FL)
Alison (Lighthouse Point, FL)
Allison (Boynton Beach, FL)
Ally (Coral Springs, FL)
Amanda (Boca Raton, FL)
Amina (Port-Au-Prince, Haiti)
Ana (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Breann (Cooper City, FL)
Britt (Miami, FL)
Chelsea (Port St. Lucie, FL)
Érica (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Etta (Winter Park, FL)
Felicia (Hollywood, FL)
Holly (Westbury, England)
Jennifer (Havana, Cuba)
Jess (Miami, FL)
Jessica (Miami, FL)
Jessica Anna (Staten Island, NY)
Jodi (Miami, FL)
Kiana (Dallas, Texas)
Kristan (Sumter, South Carolina)
Monica (Miami, FL)
Morgan (Chicago, IL)
Nidia (Jalisco, Mexico)
Paige (Jupiter, FL)
Rachael (Wichita Falls, Texas)
Rebecca (Miami, FL)
Romina (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Stephanie (Miami, FL)
Tamara (Posadas Misiones, Argentina)
Terra (Lincoln, Nebraska)
Vera (Brasilia, Brazil)
Yosy (Caracas, Venezuela)

2016 Phoenix Suns Dancers Auditions

This past Saturday, I made the trek to the Valley of the Sun to cover the 2016 Phoenix Suns Dancers Auditions.  The Suns have a new coach, Earl Watson a former standout at U.C.L.A. whose NBA playing career spanned over a decade, and there is a tangible sense of excitement over the team’s future prospects.  And this excitement extended over to the Suns Dancers auditions, which drew over 80 hopefuls to the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona.

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2016-2017 Cavalier Girl Auditions

The Cleveland Cavaliers are looking for the hottest, most exciting, fun loving, talented, energetic, outgoing Cleveland Cavalier fan ever… is that you? THEN YOU COULD BE THE NEXT CAVALIER GIRL! The Cavalier Girls Dance Team is a group of phenomenal women who uphold a high standard of professionalism and top notch entertainment on and off the basketball court. The Cavalier Girls also serve as ambassadors of the Cleveland Cavaliers organization spreading our culture of pure determination, passion, fun and excitement throughout the community.

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Preliminary Auditions

Saturday, August 6th, 2016
Independence Civic Center, 6363 Selig Blvd, Independence, OH 44131
11 a.m. Registration Opens | 12-6 p.m. Auditions

For more information, please click here.

2016-2017 Warriors Dance Team Auditions

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Preliminary Auditions

Saturday, August 13
9 a.m. Registration | 10 a.m. Audition
ULTIMATE FIELDHOUSE
2675 Mitchell Drive
Walnut Creek, CA, 94598

For more information, please click here.