Philadelphia Soulmates Finals

Thirty hopefuls for the 2016 Phialdelphia Soulmates took the stage at PARX Casino last Tuesday night for the squad’s final auditions.


Former Soulmates Maurisa, Julia, Danielle, Alyssa and Theresa









Kayia with Jackie peaking out from behind






Look for the new squad on the field in the spring.

[Soulmates Finals Gallery]

Photo of the Day – November 9


Philadelphia Soulamates Angels and Danielle outside the Wells Fargo Center on Saturday Morning

Congratulations Soulmate Bootcamp Invitees


After Open Call Auditions today, these ladies are headed to boot camp next week, then interviews on Saturday and the Finals at Parx Casino on the 1th. Good Luck!

Philadelphia Soulmates Auditions Are Saturday


[Complete Audition Information]

Philadelphia Soulmates Audition Workshop

Dancers from all over the tri-state area turned out for the Philadelphia Soulmates Audition Workshop to get the inside scoop from the Soulmates on the tryout process.











Veteran Soulmates demonstrate what NOT to wear at auditions.

[Soulmates Workshop Gallery]

The Soulmates Auditions are Saturday, November 7th at the Wells Fargo Center. Full details are here.

New York Lizards Dance Team to Hold Pre-Tryout Clinic


If you have ever dreamed of dancing for a professional sports team, now is your chance! On Saturday November 21st, we are giving you the opportunity to get a leg up on the competition with the New York Lizards Dance Team Pre-Tryout Clinic. During this clinic you will receive pre-audition advice from Dance Team Head Coach Paula Sanders and learn all that it takes to be a member of the New York Lizards Dance Team. We expect to find many talented, athletic, and determined dancers who want to tryout for the defending 2015 MLL Champions this winter.

As a Lizard dancer, you will perform at all 2016 New York Lizards home games, as well as other public appearances throughout the season. You will have the opportunity to learn from Lizards dance instructor Paula Sanders who has great experience in the dancing world. She has performed for Pitbull, Neyo, Melissa Gorga, Prince Royce, and Winsin y Yandel. In addition, Paula spent two seasons with the New York Knicks as a Knicks City Dancer and has performed with Melissa Gorga on Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live. She was also featured as a dancer in Gorga’s single, “I Just Wanna”.

Date: Saturday, Nov 21
Time: 2-4 PM
Location: Pearl studios (519 8th Ave) Studio D
Price: $40

[Complete clinic details]

Houston Area Audition Opportunity Next Month


[Swans Dance Team]

Arizona Rattlers Sidewiners Audition Prep Class


[Arizona Sidewinders]

Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team Auditions


[Complete Audition Information]

Philadelphia Soulmates Audition Workshop


[Soulmates Pre-Audition Workshop]

Former Ladies of Ontario Fury Dancer Michelle C. Selected For The Laker Girls

Congratulations to former Ladies of Ontario Fury Dancer Michelle C. for being selected to the 2015 – 2016 Laker Girls.


For the past several years, I have been fortunate to photograph this lovely dancer, first as a Anaheim Bolts Dance Team Member and for the past two years as a member of the Ladies of Ontario Fury Dance Team. I first saw her at tryouts for the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team and I knew she would be special. More recently, Michelle has been delighting fans while cheering on the Ontario Fury at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.









Under the direction of Dance Team Director Lynae de Leon, Michelle and several other members of both dance teams have blossomed and gone on to greater challenges with such squads as the Clippers Spirit, Charger Girls and now the Laker Girls.

Bay Area Shuckers Pearl Dance Team Auditions

On Saturday, August 29, 2015, the Pearls Dance Team for the Bay Area Shuckers basketball team held their auditions in Lansdowne, MD.   The audition started with a warm-up led by former Pearls dancers.  Veteran Pearl Brittani showed the ladies the dance routine for the audition.   After learning the routine, the ladies performed in pairs, and each answered questions from the judges.  This process was repeated in one more round.  The Pearls will have one more audition before the announcement of the final team.   The Bay Area Shuckers basketball team is part of the American Professional Basketball League and is celebrating their Fifth Year.






The Judges: Former Pearl Ebony, Pearl Director Jennifer, Pearl Director Larissa, Shuckers Co-Owner Dante, Former Pearl Director Shay

[Auditions Gallery]

[Pearls Dance Team]

Cavalier Girl: Neshannock resident realizes dance dream in Cleveland

Constance Richards
By Andrew Koob
New Castle News
August 29, 2015

Constance Richards took her time to try out for the Cleveland Cavaliers dance team.

It always was a dream of the Neshannock High graduate to be a Cavalier girl, but her work as a student and cheerleader at Kent State University took top priority.

It wasn’t until after Richards graduated in May from Kent State with a bachelor’s degree in marketing that she finally pushed herself to audition.

“I had thought about it for years to audition,” Richards said. “I kept putting it back, saying ‘maybe I’ll do it.’ After graduation, I didn’t know what I was doing yet and Cleveland was definitely on my top places of where I’d like to move. This was a dream of mine, I just went for it and tried it out.

“I’m really happy that I did.”

That dream was finally realized as Richards officially was named to the 2015-2016 Cavaliers dance team. She joins 19 other dance team members that not only entertain on the court, but serve as ambassadors of the organization off the court.

“When I first found out, I was definitely in shock,” Richards said. “I started screaming, I think I woke up everyone in my house. It was honestly just the greatest feeling. To just know that there were a lot of girls, a lot of obstacles and that they picked me, it was just a dream. To make that dream come true was truly amazing and it’s an big honor that I can call myself a Cleveland Cavalier girl.”

The elation of making the team continues to stay with the 22-year-old, but now the real work begins. The team already has started practicing for the upcoming season, including training camp this weekend, and continues to make public appearances.

A hectic schedule is perfect for someone as active as Richards, especially since a whirlwind summer that started when she received her degree.

“We’ve had a couple of practices already and had the opportunity to do an appearance in Canton, Ohio,” Richards said. “The season hasn’t started, but we have, and every week we have something different, which is cool.

“As a dancer, I don’t really believe in days off. Every day I like to do something, even if it isn’t with the team in Cleveland, I like to try to work out or something like that. We have a little bit of time before it starts, but I’m ready for it.”

After growing up in Neshannock Township and spending four years at Kent State, which has an enrollment was just under 30,000, Richards is looking to make a new life in a city with a population of almost 400,000.

It will be an adjustment, especially as she searches for a full-time job, but the allure of a big city adds a bonus to a dream position.

“Growing up in such a small town, then going to a big university and now to such a big city is really exciting,” Richards said. “I think it’s fun to come down to where you grew up, you get to see everyone and everything, but I love the feeling of a big city. There’s always something different and I love meeting new people. That’s why, to me, it’s a great job. I love to meet different people and socialize. Cleveland will be a good city for me.”

Richards, who started dancing and was a teacher at Ludovici Dance Academy, is a part of the family that has become well-known through Zambelli fireworks. And, while she’s appreciative of a name well-known throughout New Castle, Richards is ready to make her own mark.

“It’s great and I love that my family have such a great name in New Castle. But it’s exciting for me that I just graduated and I’m making a name for myself,” Richards said. “My family worked hard, but now it’s my time to work hard and make a name for myself. I’m really excited about it.”

The newest edition of the Cavs dance team will debut on Oct. 13 when the Cavaliers host the Milwaukee Bucks for the first home preseason game.

Until then, all Richards can do is dream about performing in front of thousands of Cleveland fans.

“When we had the preliminary auditions, they were in the arena. I kept thinking to myself that this could be where I’m performing. It was the most unreal feeling, that’s all you hope for as a dancer, to have that chance to perform in front of all of those people,” Richards said. “I feel like I’ll definitely have some nerves, but you have to be a little bit nervous. It’s a normal thing, but I think I’ll just be too excited. I picture it every day, performing in front of all of those people.”

Baltimore Blast Cheerleader Auditions

Auditions for the Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders began last Saturday. Training camp and interviews took place this week. Look for the new squad on the field in November.



AudBlast_0143 AudBlast_0144

The Judges










Training Camp Candidates


[Blast Cheerleaders Auditions Gallery]

[Blast Cheerleaders on Facebook]

Auditions for the Buffalo Lady 716ers are Fast Approaching