2013 Pelican Dancer Auditions

I’m still having a hard time getting used to that. Anywho, auditions are underway, and the team will be announced Thursday night. In the meantime, check out the 38 finalists (here) and photos from the first rounds of auditions (here) and the first day of bootcamp (here).

Heat Dancer Auditions underway!

I look forward to heat dancer auditions every year, for the simple reason that these women Show Out. Click here for the photo gallery and see what I mean. You should check out the entire photo gallery for no reason than to honor the amount of time some of these women put into accessorizing their audition ensembles.

This isn’t one of those auditions where you just snatch something cute off the rack at Target. No no. That’s just the jumping off point, you understand.



Did I lie? Nope.

Click here to watch a short video that – if you’re lucky – is proceeded by the new Jordans commercial featuring Blake and Drain. Mad love for Dr. Drain. I think we all know someone just like him. (Not so much Blake Griffin, if only because dude is crazy tall. You ever stand next to one of these NBA guys? I actually stood next to Blake Griffin for five seconds one time, and even though I have a master’s degree and a professional job, and I’m reasonably well read, and passably intelligent, the only words that came to mind were “Wow. You’re like, really tall.”)

On an unrelated note, what the HELL is that…that… thing hanging from the ceiling? I’m skeered of it. It looks like it’s going to come down and suck your brain out through your nose and turn you into a zombie, and you won’t even know what happened except all of a sudden you crave human flesh.


Roll your eyes now, but you”ll be singing a different tune when you find out Miami is ground zero for the zombie apocalypse. Look at all those unsuspecting dancers. They don’t even know

Fort Wayne’s Madame Ants Dance Team tryouts test dancer’s commitment, talent

More than 20 women try out for Madame Ants Dance Team
By Jaclyn Goldsborough
The News-Sentinel
August 5, 2013

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For small-town Pennsylvania transplant Lierin Rossman, the Madame Ants Dance Team was a perfect opportunity to advance her dance skills while meeting people in Fort Wayne.

Rossman began dancing in high school and continued through college and law school. When she moved to Fort Wayne to work at Bellinger Law Office last year, she tried out for and made the Madame Ants Dance Team. This year, she is hoping for a repeat.

On Saturday, Rossman and 14 other prospective team members tried out for the Madame Ants Dance Team at the Concordia Theological Seminary Gymnasium. Another try out was to be held Monday afternoon.

A total 20 women tried out for the team, but coach and choreographer Sheenah Johnson had the toughest job of all – deciding which 10 to 12 women will make the team.

“Being a Madame Ant is a huge time commitment, requiring dedication and professionalism. The Madame Ants Dance Team is a huge steppingstone for these dancers,” she said.

Johnson, a former dance team member, said no matter how long she continues to do her job, it never gets any easier.

“It’s nerve-wracking for me at tryouts because I look at the overall potential of the group. It’s tough looking at the new members versus the returning members. I don’t like to hurt anyone and I don’t want anyone to go home with hurt feelings, but at the end of the day, it’s who actually brought it that day. I look at who was ready, prepared, physically fit, understood the routine, retained (the dance) fast and performed well,” Johnson said.

These women spend a lot of time with each other over the course of the Mad Ant’s season.

Rossman said the women on the team connect on many levels, from their love of dance to laughs over lunch.

“We are good friends. We hang out outside of dance. We go to TinCaps games, grab lunch or that kind of stuff. Everyone is friendly and we don’t have spats or cliques. We have a really great dynamic,” Rossman said.

Preseason practice includes a weekend camp to learn routines, expectations and team-building. The team practices twice a week during the season: two hours Tuesday and four hours Sunday. The team performs at 24 home games, spending at least five hours at each game. There are also required community appearances throughout the season.

Rossman said the team works hard and is always trying to find ways to please the crowd.

“We put a lot more work in this than many people realize. It’s a lot of work including the blood, sweat and tears,” Rossman said. “It can be exhausting and overwhelming sometimes but everyone makes do. We put our time in to make everything look good. That is what we do, we aim to please.”

While the women are paid for the work, Heidi Busch, director of communications and game operations, said it’s a lot of work for not much pay.

“They are the face of the team. When you come to a Mad Ants game the first thing you experience is a greeting from the team. Every year the standard for the team is set high. They are classy ladies who are good dancers and have a good face for us especially coming off of a great season last year. The (basketball) team can do whatever. They can win. They can lose. But every night you will get to see great dancing and meet some high caliber girls,” Busch said.

To see who made this year’s Madame Ants Dance Team, check out The News-Sentinel on Wednesday when Johnson will announce the full roster.

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Blast Cheerleaders Auditions

Baltimore Blast Cheerleader Auditions began last Saturday at Brick Bodies in Timonium.

Blast Cheerleader Director Elizabeth “Liz” Guardalo did not teach the choreography this year. Liz is expecting and due in October. Yay, Liz! Veteran Blast Cheerleader Amanda stepped up to teach the dance.

The judges representing many of the DMV sports teams including the Redskins, Wizards, Bayhawks and Shuckers. Plus all the way from New York, a member of the Gotham City Cheerleaders.

Waiting their turn

After Sunday, finalists went on to Blast Cheerleader Training Camp.

The Finals are happening as I type this!

Check back soon for a photo of the new squad, and look for the 2013-14 Blast Cheerleaders on the field in November when the new season starts.

[Blast Cheerleaders Audition Gallery]

Allen Americans Prep Classes And Auditions

2013-2014 Audition Dates and locations:

First round-August 10th – Dallas Powerhouse-Inwood-Dallas TX 9:30-2:30pm

Second round- August 14nd –Dallas Powerhouse-Inwood-Dallas TX 8-10pm

Finals- August 16th –Dallas Powerhouse-inwood-Dallas Tx 7-9pm- Team will be announced that evening!!

All interested applicants will need to complete the Application and bring them to the audition, along with a check for the $25 registration fee written out to the Allen Americans Ice Angels or you may bring cash,along with a non- returnable photo of yourself. The photo is for identification purposes only.

Should you deliver your application in person $25 cash or check will be acceptable.

Mail or deliver to:
Allen Americans
Attn: Allen Americans Ice Angels
200 E. Stacy Road, Ste. 1508
Allen, Texas 75002
ATTN: Stephanie D. Wheat

Minimum Requirements for Dancers:
· 18 years of age on or before August 8th, 2013.
· High school graduate or G.E.D.
· If chosen, must reside in the Dallas/Ft. Worth location and have reliable means of transportation.
· Must be willing to attend all practices, games, and other related activities.

What does it take to become an Allen Americans Ice Angel?
Must be experienced in hip-hop
High energy
Overall personal and physical appearance
Poise
Positive role models
100% commitment

What to expect after you make the team:
Rehearsals- between 2-3 rehearsals per week: Thursdays 8-10pm, Sundays 3-6pm, Weds. 8-10pm (week prior to half-time performance).
Personal Appearances (Charity & Paid)
Fan Mail
Children’s Dance Workshops
Performances
Interviews
Photo Shoots/2014 Calendar
Television and Radio Appearances

 

[Allen Americans Ice Angels]

Canton Charge Girls Auditions Set For August 18th

 

The Canton Charge are pleased to announce they will hold open auditions for the 2013-14 Charge Girls dance team. The tryouts will take place on Sunday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m. at the J. Babe Stearn Community Center (2628 13th St SW, Canton, OH 44710). Those selected will be a group of talented, hardworking, enthusiastic and outgoing women who will represent the Canton Charge on the court and in the community throughout the 2013-14 NBA Development League season.

Judges will be looking for dancers who fit the style and energy of the Charge Girls through their physical performance and personality. Semi-finalists selected in the preliminary round of the audition will then compete in a second round of auditions and an interview process before the final individuals are chosen.

Interested participants can secure their tryout spot by completing the online pre-registration form at CantonCharge.com. On-site registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 18th and the auditions start promptly at 10:00 a.m. Requirements include that candidates must be at least 18 years old at the time of auditions (there is no maximum age limit) and a registration fee of $20.

Team members must have reliable means of transportation and flexible schedules for rehearsals, games and appearances for one full year, including pre-season and post-season events. For more information on the audition guidelines and process, call (216) 216-420-2255 or email ccg@cantoncharge.com.

The Canton Charge Girls are ambassadors for the Charge organization who uphold a high standard of professionalism on and off the basketball court and are committed to bringing top-notch performances and entertainment to each and every Charge home game, as well as being dedicated representatives in community outreach initiatives.

[Canton Charge Girls]

 

 

Wizard Girls Finals Showcase

The Howard Theatre really is the place to be! Redskins Calendar Release Party last Thursday and then the Wizard Girls Final Showcase on Monday.

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[Wizard Girls Finals Showcase Gallery]

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2013-14 Charlotte Lady Cats

Watch video from the finals here.

See photos from the finals here.

Meet the new squad here.

Audition Alert for San Diego dancers!