Chicago Blitz auditions Thursday!

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The Chicago Blitz, a proud member of the American Indoor Football League, is expanding its organization to include for the first time ever a professional dance team. Jenny Hinz, the Director of the Chicago Blitz Girlz informs us of their upcoming Auditions, and additional information is below:

Chicago, Are you Ready to Go Pro?

Chicago Blitz Girlz Auditions
February 26 8:30-11pm
*FFC Gym East Lakeview, 3657 N Pinegrove Ave, Chicago Il 60613.

Auditions are $20. Come camera ready as we will be filming the web series: Chicago Blitz Dancers, Making the Team! Email chicagoblitzdancers@gmail.com to register or receive additional information.

Registration Starts at 8:15pm
o Train and bus nearby, as well as pay to park
o Plan to come early so you can find the place.
o $20

What should I wear?
Hair and make-up camera ready! Wear something form fitting but comfortable. Belly shirts are not required. If you have black or yellow consider wearing the colors to support the Chicago Blitz!

Audition for the Staten Island Yankees Pinstripe Patrol This Saturday

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[Staten Island Yankees Dance Team on Facebook]

2015 Hamilton Ticats Cheerleader Auditions are Next Month

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[Audition Registration & Information]

2015 Houston Dynamo Girl Auditions

Tryouts for the 2015 Houston Dynamo Girls took place yesterday at University of Houston-Downtown. The Dynamo Girls have a new director this season. Raquel Garcia spent 11 years in charge of the San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancers.

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[Dynamo Girl Audition Gallery]

2015 Toronto Agros Cheerleader Auditions

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Think you have what it takes to be a cheerleader for the Toronto Argonauts Football Club?

Now is your chance to be a part of the Canadian Football League’s most exciting and established cheerleading team. On the field, you will feel the energy of nearly 25,000 fans at the Rogers Centre. Off the field, you will have the opportunity to support some meaningful charity events and causes. This is your opportunity to represent your city and make memories to last a life time!

DANCE SQUAD PRELIMINARIES

DATE: Sunday March 22, 2015

TIME: Registration 1:00 p.m. Auditions commence at 2:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Canada’s National Ballet School- 400 Jarvis St, Toronto ON, M4Y 2G6

**Please note this round is strictly CLOSED to the public

DANCE SQUAD FINALS

DATE: Sunday March 29, 2015

TIME: Registration 11:00 a.m. Auditions commence at 12:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Scarborough Town Centre (Centre Court)

**Please note this round is OPEN to the public!

AUDITION ATTIRE

Dance/Workout wear- Sports bra (your midriff must be exposed) and shorts only (no baggy pants or leggings).
Camera-ready hair and makeup (hair must be worn down)
Running/athletic shoes

WHAT TO BRING:

A current headshot & resume must be submitted on the day of auditions (Photo is strictly for identification purposes and will not be returned)
A non-refundable audition fee of $20 to be submitted day of auditions

HOW TO REGISTER

Please submit your application to cheerleaders@argonauts.ca. You can also fax your application to 416-341-2714.

**A photo MUST be sent with your application to be considered

Deadline for applications are:

Dance Squad: Friday, March 20 at 2:00 p.m.

[Argos Cheerleader Auditions and Application Form]

Buccaneers Cheerleader Auditions Begin March 22nd

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Must be 18 years old by July 1, 2015. There is no maximum age limit
Must be a high school graduate or a G.E.D. recipient by July 1, 2015.
Must be able to attend rehearsals, games, appearances and cheerleader-related events during and prior to the season.
Must have reliable means of transportation.

Pre-Audition Prep Classes (Optional)

USF Sun Dome – The Corral – Enter through Gate D (Directions)
February 26th, March 3rd, March 5th, March 9th, March 11th, March 16th, March 19th
6:30pm – 8:30pm (Registration 6:00pm – 6:30pm)
$25.00 per class

The dance/technique classes are non-mandatory sessions that will help prepare you to look and feel your best on the day of the preliminary audition. Different choreography will be taught at each session and you may attend as many classes as you would like. Class space is limited and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-registering is advised, but walk ups are also accepted.

Audition Workshop (Optional)

USF Sun Dome – The Corral – Enter through Gate D (Directions)
March 14th
9:00am – Noon (Registration 8:30am – 9:00am)
$45.00

The Audition Workshop is a non-mandatory session that will prepare you for the audition process. The workshop will cover audition tips including: audition attire, dance technique, flexibility, performance skills, interview skills, & TBBC Choreography.

Auditions – Open Call & Semi-finals

USF Sun Dome – The Corral – Enter through Gate D (Directions)
March 22nd
9:00am – Registration
10:00am – Auditions Begin

What you will need:

1) Photography (any size, b/w or color, head shot or full length).The photo will not be returned and is strictly for identification.

2) Completed application

3) Two piece aerobic/dance attire and comfortable dance shoes – No hard-soled shoes.

4) Everything will be taught on Sunday, March 22nd – You do not need to prepare your own choreography

10:00am–Noon – Open-Call
Consists of a short combination (4 eight counts) of basic dance technique.

A turn, a leap, right and left kicks and choreography will be taught & participants will perform that combination for the judges in groups of three.

12:30pm – 2:30pm – Semi-Finals
Select participants from Open Call will be selected to move on to the Semi-Finals.

Participants will be taught choreography similar to the routines performed on game day.

Participants will then perform for the judges in groups of three.

[Complete Audition Information]

2015 NFL Audition Dates Updated

Just a reminder that the audition dates page has been updated with the latest audition information for NFL cheerleading squads.  There are several teams that have yet to announce their audition information, but rest assured that UltimateCheerleaders.com will be updating this page on a regular basis going forward.

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Please note that some squads, notably the 2015 Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots, have audition dates in the next few weeks.

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Check the audition dates page regularly for updated information and for those individuals trying out for 2015 squads, good luck!

 

2015 Calgary Stampeder Outrider Auditions

Come be part of the team!

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Date: Sunday, Mar. 1
Time: Check-in: 12:30-1 p.m., Preliminaries: 1-3:30 p.m., Semifinal: 3:30-5 p.m.
Location: Red & White Club, located at the north end of McMahon Stadium (1833 Crowchild Trail NW)
Registration: Register for auditions by filling out the online form
Cost: $10 online registration fee, $20 walk-in registation fee

Attire: Dance or athletic bra top, fitted dance shorts, dance shoes or runners. Wear hair and make-up as you envision wearing it on game day. Hair must be worn down.

Criteria: You must be 19 years of age by July 1, 2015. You must be able to attend all rehearsals and other related activities. The auditions are also closed to the public for viewing.

Additional information: Please arrive with enough time to warm up on your own before the audition. We will start with some across the floor exercises, including but not limited to: walks, high kicks, jete and pirouettes.

You will have one hour to learn a one-minute routine similar to what we do on the field during home games. You will perform this routine for the judges in small groups, after which the first cut will be made.

If you are invited to stay for the semifinals, you will be performing the routine in smaller groups for the judges. Those being invited to our 2015 training camp will be notified by noon the following day.

Training Camp (by invite only)

Dates: Wednesday, Mar. 4, Sunday, Mar. 8 and Wednesday, Mar. 11

Interviews (by invite only)

Date: TBD

[Outrider Audition Information]

Sussex Stags Dance Team Auditions

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[Sussex Stags Dance Team]

[Stags Dance Team Auditions on Facebook]

2015 LA KISS Girls Final Auditions

The final dance audition for the LA KISS Girls went down last Saturday at the Equinox Sports Club in Irvine, CA. It was the culmination of two long weeks of dancing, interviews, workouts, evaluations, and cuts. These talented ladies gave it all they had, and when all was said and done, 20 were selected for this year’s team. With a new Director/Choreographer, and a 50% bigger squad, this season promises to be bigger and better in every possible way.

[Photo Gallery: 2015 LA KISS Girls Final Audition]

As always, the waiting is the hardest part. The call time was at 3pm, but just about everyone was there by 2:30. The dancers cooled their heels in the lobby until it was time to head upstairs to the basketball gym.


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Abby gets in a few last minute crunches.

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Priscila was ready to rock

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One last photo of the 2014 vets: Alexis, Jules, Julianne, Niaps, Xandi, and Sheldon

Upstairs in the gym, I found the team’s Director/Choreographer Lindsay Rodolico, and this young lady. Taylor was an LA KISS Jr. Dancer last year.
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I also spotted the sparkly roses Lindsay had prepared for the team announcement.

Black, of course. And presented in a rather appropriate skull-embellished vase.

When it was time, everyone headed up to the gym to check in. A few girls were assigned GINORMOUS new numbers, and they all got in line to have their photo taken by the team photographer.

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Each dancer did a couple of poses, including a pretend “I made the team!!” fun pose with the “congrats” flyer the would be handed out later to the ladies selected to the squad. Better to take these photos beforehand (while everyone’s hair and makeup was still on point) than wait until the team was announced. (I believe the photos of the chosen ones will be posted on the LAK website/facebook/instagram at some point)

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When the judges were assembled and it was time to begin, Lindsay started off by thanking everyone for investing their time and energy in this process. She also asked everyone to take a moment to acknowledge the hard work they’d done to get to finals.

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Then she introduced the judges and announced that unfortunately there had been a last minute change of plans. Paul Stanley (member of the rock band KISS and one of the LA KISS owners) would not be present to judge the audition. Paul has always had a marked interest in the dance team, and has taken a significant role in shaping the KISS Girls image, from designing their costumes to directing their photo shoots. It was a little sad that he couldn’t be there, but Lindsay explained that he would still be part of the judging process. Cody Jones, the team’s social media guru would be in contact with Paul throughout the performances, sending him photos and information, and Paul would participate in the judges deliberations via telephone. Sort of like Charlie screening Angel candidates from afar. Not physically present, but still a big part of the decision-making.

Once all the intros were taken care of, it was time to dance! The actual audition itself went by very quickly. The ladies lined up in numerical order and performed for the judges in groups of three.

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Mina, Tori, and Jean

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Isabella, Alexis, and Andi

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Priscila, Christina and Naomi

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When everyone had had a turn, the dancers lined up again and each group performed a second time. This gave everyone a much needed breather between turns. This was a pretty long dance, as far as these kinds of auditions go. I clocked it at about 90 seconds.

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Jacqueline gets my vote for best outfit. Those are fabulous. They should seriously consider making shorts like these for the whole team.

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Veterans Sheldon and Niaps turned their audition into a little duet of sorts.

After performing in groups, the judges called the dancers out randomly to perform a third time. Some danced pairs, others in groups of three or four.

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Mina and Alexis both had to dance alone. No pressure!

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Once the judges agreed that they had seen everything they needed to see, Lindsay called all of the finalists out onto the floor for one last dance, just for the heck of it.

After that, the judges took off for about an hour to discuss the candidates. When they returned, Lindsay announced the numbers of the ladies who had been selected:

88: Christina (rookie)
98: Ivanna (rookie)
99: Taylor (rookie)
32: Tori (rookie)
185: Julianne (veteran)
189: Xandi (veteran)
30: Mina (rookie)
92: Dani (rookie)
80: Ellie (rookie)
186: Jules (veteran)
10: Abby (rookie)
76: Tara (rookie)
36: Jean (rookie)
188: Niaps (veteran)
42: Isabella (rookie)
100: Jessica (rookie)
86: Alexis (veteran)
85: Michelle (rookie)
4: Suzie (rookie)
87: Priscila (rookie)

Both Ellie and Dani auditioned last year, and didn’t make it. They came back strong this year, and really impressed the judges. You gotta love a well-earned comeback.

As the numbers were called, Cody handed each dancer the congrats flyer and LA KISS Defensive Back Romeo Pellum offered her a sparkling rose. It was a moment right out of “The Bachelor” although thankfully he did NOT ask each of them “Will you accept this rose?”

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And when Lindsay was finished announcing the team, he offered her a rose too. Awwww…that was just sweet.

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Then the 2015 LA KISS Girls danced together as a team for the very first time.

Followed by lots of photos, lots of hugs, and lots of WOO-HOOing! Congratulations ladies!

[Photo Gallery: 2015 LA KISS Girls Final Audition]

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(From left to right)
Top row: Alexis*, Priscila, Jessica, Abby, Ivanna, Dani, Jean, Tori, Ellie, Christina, Julianne*
Bottom row: Michelle, Isabella, Mina, Suzie, Taylor, Tara, Niaps*, Jules*, Xandi*

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New York Cosmos Girls Auditions

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[New York Cosmos Girls]

[Cosmos Girls on Facebook]

Philadelphia Spinners Dance Team Open Call Auditions

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February 21st at Spinners Practice Facility (899 S. Henderson Rd. King of Prussia, PA 19406)

Registration begins at 2pm; Audition begins at 2:30pm.

Cost: $20 online; $25 day of.

All applicants must wear two piece dancewear including a midriff top, lycra shorts and appropriate footwear.

Please bring a nonreturnable resume, head shot and body shot. All applicants must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate.

[Complete Audition Information]

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(From left to right)
Top row: Alexis*, Priscila, Jessica, Abby, Ivanna, Dani, Jean, Tori, Ellie, Christina, Julianne*
Bottom row: Michelle, Isabella, Mina, Suzie, Taylor, Tara, Niaps*, Jules*, Xandi*

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Inglewood Lady Hawks Dance Auditions – New Date!

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2015 LA KISS Girls Auditions: Boot Camp (continued)

The other day I gave you the skinny what happened at boot camp. Now, as promised, here’s the photo gallery. Click here to check it out!

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