The dancer with the most votes automatically goes to DCC training camp. Click here to cast your vote! (The site has been hit or miss, so if you can’t get through, try again later.)
Update: New link for voting. Click here
Updated (again): Use this link to vote!
Click here to watch the finalist videos! (Oh my goodness, does this link happen to go right to my friend Anncell’s video? Why yes it does! I have no idea how that happened.)
Sidebar: This has got to be crazy-making for finalist Michelle P. who just went through Sea Gal finals with this same exact song like two minutes ago. I bet she’s having flashbacks. I don’t know about her, but after watching 3 hours of Sea Gal auditions, I had hoped to never hear this song again. EVER.
“You know that I’ve been waitin’ for yoouuuuuu. Don’t leave me standin’ all by myseelllllllf.” God help me. How do the judges DO this?
OPEN AUDITIONS: SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014
Downtown YMCA – 808 Pease St. Houston, TX 77002- Free Parking available in select lots or daily hourly parking in YMCA garage
Registration fee: $20
Finalists will be announced on this day.
Must be 18 years or older and a high school graduate by October 1, 2014 (valid photo I.D. required)
Must be a full time college student or hold a full time job
Completed application, release form and professional/dance resume
Must provide one non-returnable current color headshot photo & full body photo
Must be able to attend Rockets home games & all evening rehearsals two times a week
Must be able to attend a certain number of appearances & other related Rockets activities
If selected to the team, a one year contract and commitment are required
Drug test screening for finalists
Walk ups day of auditions are also welcomed
What to wear:
Dance or athletic half-top (Must show midriff)
Hot pants, booty shorts, boy shorts, skirts – two piece dance ensemble (must be fitted, no full length pants or capri pants)
Shoe of preference with non-marking soles (please no black soles)
Flesh tone hose or tights
Performance ready hair and make-up
What we’re looking for:
Confidence, personality, showmanship, energy and enthusiasm
Professionalism and maturity
Dancers who are well spoken and can represent the Houston Rockets and RPD in a professional manner at all times
Ability to pick up dance choreography quickly
Consistent positive attitude
Strong teamwork skills
Ability and desire to commit for one full year
AUDITION PREP CLASSES: MAY 15 & JUNE 12
Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA
808 Pease Street
Houston, TX. 77002
Registration fee: $15/per class
[Complete Registration and Audition Info]
Click here for the gallery on DallasNews.com!
There are a couple of familiar faces here.
Anncell (in green) danced for the San Antonio Spurs, the Los Angeles Lakers, and (the soon-to-be defunct) Chivas USA. (Full disclosure: she’s a personal friend. Congrats on making finals – woo hoo!)
Jovann (in nude/beige) danced for the Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, Texas Legends, Texas Revolution, and San Francisco Demons (remember the XFL?). In fact, now that I think about it, she might be eligible for our “Decade of Dance” club.
No, it’s not the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
It’s Tabitha during the individual performances at the Dolphins Cheerleaders Finals on Saturday.
The squad was chosen a month ago, and by now I bet the ladies have all bonded like they’ve known each other forever. Here are a few of my favorite shots from finals. Click here to view the rest of the gallery!
Yay! Alex made the team! I’ve known Alex since she was on the Clippers Spirit dance team back in 2007. Werq!
Angela G is a rookie on the team this year. I was shocked to see her at Chargers, since just a few months prior, she’d been selected to the new LA KISS Girls dance team. Unfortunately, Angela had to drop off of the team when they changed their rehearsal schedule to weekday mornings. It’s great to see that she’ll be able to keep dancing.
This year’s Pro Bowl Cheerleader Anjelica is back for season #4!
I met Bridget (in yellow) and Brittney (above) at prelims and liked them both very much. I was super jazzed that they both made the team. Brittney is an alum of the (now defunct) Dallas Vigilantes dance team.
Delani is also a rookie Charger Girl this year.
Diana wasn’t chosen for the team, but her abs are SICK.
Denise, another rookie. Two words: Shoe In.
Rookies Devin and Whitney
Tinaiya (in black and white) and Lindsay (above) are back for their first year as veterans. With kicks like that, nobody is shocked they both made it back.
Natalie made it back for her 6th year on the team. Woot!
17 ladies have been selected to participate in training camp for this year’s team. Auditions for the male members of the team will take place next weekend.
I was holding off on posting this, hoping for some photos, but there still aren’t any, so here ’tis…~sasha
2014 Patriots Cheerleading Squad Announced
By Tracy Sormanti
May 3, 2014
The Patriots Cheerleaders’ audition process began in February with an optional workshop, followed by preliminary and final auditions, interviews and a two-week boot camp. Today we’re proud to announce the 2014 Patriots Cheerleading squad!
The Patriots Cheerleaders’ audition process began in February with an optional workshop, followed by preliminary and final auditions, interviews and a two-week boot camp. Today, May 3, we are proud to announce the 2014 squad, to include 17 veterans and 11 rookies. The Patriots Cheerleaders will jump right into their season activities, preparing for the May Junior Patriots Cheerleaders clinics at Gillette Stadium and June calendar and video shoot in Cancun, Mexico. 2014 Patriots Cheerleading Squad
Amanda Soucy (Returning after 2 year hiatus. Previously on the team 2011-12)
Brittany Bonchuk (Returning after 3 year hiatus Previously on the team 2009-11)
Leigha Marie Hervey
Michelle Nigro (Returning after 1 year hiatus. Previously on the team 2010-13)
And our friends at The Line Up are offering a discount to those who get their orders in early. LOVE these little jackets, especially the mesh one. Perfect for layering over a little top, without making it too warm to wear for an all-day audition. Besides, layering is a fantastic way to make sure nobody else turns up in your exact same outfit. 😉
The judges narrowed the field down to 76, and they’ll choose the final team tomorrow. Help them out by voting for your top 5 candidates to make the team. Click here to vote now!
A few rookie candidates showing those team colors
Admission and parking are free. Enter at at Gate C. The fun starts at 10am!
Houston’s ABA Basketball team will be having a dance team for the FIRST time starting this season! And they are looking for some wonderful ladies that are ready to join the new team! This is a hip hop dance team that will also be doing other things such as Jazz and modern and contemporary dancing as the team progresses.
The prep classes will definitely give you a feel of what the audition will be like. Prep classes are May 17, 24, 31 and June 7 at Soundbox Studios from 6-8pm. The prep classes are $10 each. The audition will be at Soundbox Studios on June 14 from 5-9pm.
There is a registration fee of $25. Please register online prior to the audition to save time the day of the audition.
Any questions or concerns email the director/choreographer at email@example.com or contact her on Twitter.
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Also follow the team on twitter @ladyassault and on instagram @ladyassaultdancers for more information and updates!
Last Saturday was the opening and semi-final rounds of the current year auditions to become “your” Miami Dolphin Cheerleader. Always a fun day in Dolphinland as hundreds of potential candidates invade Sun Life Stadium following their dream. Every year the MDC loses some very impressive talent to retirement etc, but I have to admit that the new candidates knocking on the doors are stunning. I did hear the word “wow” a few times during introductions.
The skillful candidates who made it through to Finals number 56, they will complete with 25 returning veterans for the approximate 44 member cheer squad. Sharpen your dancing shoes young ladies as the pyramid starts to narrow.
Finals are this Saturday, May 10 and are open to the public. If you’re in South Florida come out and see the showcase that these talented and beautiful young ladies present. Fan voting is available online: (voting link).
Lily demonstrating choreography for tryout candidates
Candidate Kasey (last cheered on MDC in 2012)
Fan favorite alum Amy Madill now doing the judging
Candidate awaiting start of registration
MDC Showtime demonstration
[Dolphins Cheerleaders Audition Gallery]