Ladies of DC/MD/VA!… The Bomb-Squad Dance Team Auditions for the semi-pro basketball dance team, The Beltway Bombers are on Sept 7th!!… In addition to cheering for the best team in the APBL the 2013-2014 team will do promotional appearances around the metro area and has great fitness and beauty perks!!
Come out to auditions on September 7th to start your Cheer/Dance/Modeling career with The Bomb-Squad!
Candidates must be 18 by 9/7/13
There is not a dress code for this audition.
Head shots are not required.
Once on the team, the time commitment is MINIMAL:
5 home games between February and April (played at Harrisburg Farm Show Complex)
Rehearsals just once a week beginning mid-September
Only required to participate in 5 community appearances between September and April
[Starletz Auditions Online Registration]
August 27, 2013
PHOTOS: Super news for 16 Silver Dancers chosen
SAN ANTONIO — Six contestants remain with only three spots left to fill as the Silver Dancers hammer out their squad for the upcoming 2013-14 Spurs season.
Sixteen dancers were already selected last week. The three additional Silver Dancers will be determined by online votes. Spurs fans can visit the team’s website to watch video interviews and dance performances from all six candidates before voting for their favorite. Voting ends Thursday.
Meet the ladies below!
Brianna, is a 19-year-old UTSA student who loves working with kids. She said she loves dancing,and could bring personality and dedication, plus she loves volunteering.
Brittany, is a Houston native who loves San Antonio. She said she loves to entertain and perform and enjoys the camaraderie of the city.
Clarissa said she wants to be a role model for people to show them that hard work and dedication can help people achieve their dreams.
Halle is a 21-years-old who is close to her family and loves basketball. She said she can bring her positive attitude to the squad.
Mariyah, is a 21-year-old UTSA student majoring in psychology and minoring in biology. She said she’s wanted to be a Silver Dancer since she was 11 and can bring energy, excitement and positive energy to the squad.
Michelle, comes from a military family and has lived extensively oversees. She said she wants be to a Silver dancer because of her passion for dance and to interact with people but also be a part community service of the squad.
Click here to cast your vote!
Amanda Brantley is the new Director and Manager of the Colorado Eagles Chicks, a professional dance team for Northern Colorado. Amanda danced with the Chicks for two seasons and has also spent the last five years coaching high school dance.
Amanda informs us that the Eagles Chicks are hosting auditions for their eleventh season on September 14th. Click on some of the images below to see their try-out and pre-audition workshop information, with more information at this link.
2012 Philadelphia Wings Angels
Auditions for the 2014 Angels Dance Team will be held on Wednesday, September 25th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Center.
We are looking for confident, experienced, and motivated dancers. If this is you, come and try-out for the Angels, the dance team for Philadelphia’s premier professional lacrosse team, The Wings. Applicants must wear two piece dance wear and dance shoes to the audition.
Please bring a completed application (found below) and $30 cash or check to the audition.
[Philadelphia Wings Angels]
By Michael Kinney
The Moore American
August 21, 2013
MOORE — Three months ago Katie Jones was sitting in class at Moore High School waiting on graduation just like any other high school senior. At the time, she was looking forward to getting on with her future.
Jones’ future took a pleasant detour Thursday when she was selected to be part of the 2013-14 Thunder Girls dance team. She joins 19 other young women who will represent Oklahoma City’s NBA franchise inside Chesapeake Energy Arena and the community at large during the upcoming NBA season.
“I don’t even know how to react right now,” Jones said. “It’s still processing in my brain. I’m so excited to cheer for the best team in the whole nation this whole season. I can’t even put into words how excited I am.”
Jones wasn’t the only Moore native to make the team. Sarah Jackson and Lateshia Dockery also heard their names called.
Katie, Lateshia, and Sarah
“This was my first time trying out,” Jackson said. “I felt I had good chance because I went to classes and went to training. I was prepared to the best of my ability. I feel like I did everything I possibly could. And I had faith it was enough to make the team.”
The selection process began last week when the Thunder held open tryouts at the team’s training center in Edmond. From that group, 38 women reached Thursday’s final audition in front of a packed house at Riverwind Casino.
“The Thunder Girls serve as ambassadors for our team, both on and off the court,” said Paige Carter, who enters her third season as the dance team’s manager and choreographer. “We are excited to have a group of young women who not only are great dancers, but also can engage with our community of fans to form a positive connection with our team.”
The 38 competitors were whittled down to a final 20 after two hours of competition that consisted of three rounds: a choreographed jazz/hip-hop routine, a question-and-answer session and a solo dance.
“I tried to give myself the benefit of the doubt,” Jones said. “There are so many beautiful and so many talented girls. So I really was intimidated a little bit. But I went out there and did what I love and it paid off.”
Jackson had the same reaction.
“Never in a million years did I think I would ever be a Thunder girl,” Jackson said. “And the fact that I did, and I just achieved one of my dreams, I’m ecstatic. I can’t even believe it. I’m so happy. Honestly, I have been training for this for months now. And the fact I did the best I could and left it all out on the floor and I made it, it’s just a dream come true.”
Of the 20 women, 11 return from last year’s squad. That includes Dockery, who is entering her sixth season. She’s made the squad every year since the Thunder first arrived in Oklahoma City in 2008.
“I think every year it’s different,” Dockery said. “I’m really excited to start the new season. We have a bunch of new girls and I’m just excited about the talent. I think every year I try to push myself to get better and better. I get older every time and I know these young girls come in and are so full of energy and have a lot of talent. So I just try to step up my game and push myself.”
While Moore will be very well represented on the team, this will mark the first year the team doesn’t include any performers from Norman.
“To make it my first year is really exciting,” Jones said. “My mom was hysterical. She was balling. I honestly didn’t know if I was going to make it because there were so many good veterans and other girls who had tried out in previous years that didn’t make it all the way through. But I went out there and did what I did. I guess I impressed them.”
The regular season begins Oct. 31 and the Thunder first play at home Nov. 3 when the Phoenix Suns visit Oklahoma City. The dance team, however, will begin representing the franchise much sooner than that.
“I think it’s going to be breathtaking,” Jackson said. “I don’t have any other words. I think it’s going to take my breath away. I’m just going to be in the moment and live in the moment.”
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Every time I visit Phoenix, it seems to be hot…blazing hot…hotter than the sun, hot. And this time, it was no exception. In fact, it was the hottest time ever for me…118 degrees as I rolled into town. But as hot as it was outside, it was even hotter inside the Phoenix Convention Center where the Suns were holding their annual dancer auditions. Hot temperatures. Hot girls. Hot dancing. I could not think of a better way to spend a hot Saturday afternoon than sharing some quality time with the future Phoenix Suns Dancers.
This past Saturday, the Phoenix Suns held auditions for their dance team and I was fortunate to be in attendance to cover all the hot action. It was a long day of dance and beginning at 8:00 am, girls began lining up at the registration table for a chance to make the 2013 Phoenix Suns Dancers.
The auditions weren’t scheduled to formally begin until 9:00 am, but the early arrivals took the opportunity to relax a bit and start stretching.
Continue reading Arizona Heat: The 2013 Phoenix Suns Dancers Auditions
There is a new Professional Cheerleading team being added to the Boston sports Dynasty. The National Spring Football League (NSFL) is a brand new Professional outdoor football league that will start playing in the Spring of 2014. The inaugural season will include 12 teams from around the country including the Boston Freedom Fighters.
Although March seems far away, it will be here before we know it and there is a lot to get done. First up on our list is to field a professional cheerleading team by hosting auditions for the “Boston Belles”.
Under the direction of head coach Alisa Borselli, this NFL style cheer team will bring energy and entertainment to the sidelines and halftime at the home games being held at Memorial Stadium in Lawrence, Mass.
If you were looking to take your cheer/dance career to the professional level, this is an opportunity you don’t want to miss!!
Preliminary round …. Saturday September 14th 2013 9-12 and 3-5
* cuts will be made after first round
* personal interviews will be scheduled leading up to the final round
* Finals…. Wednesday September 18th 2013 7pm
*** all candidates must attend every round to be considered for the team
Location (preliminary rounds only)
Jag Cheer Training Center
295 Salem Street
Woburn Ma 01801
Finals… tbd Please follow our facebook page “The Boston Belles” for up to date info.
For more information, questions or registration forms, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
[Boston Belles on Facebook]
Wiggins named to the roster of the Brooklynettes
By David Driver
The Baltimore Sun
August 17, 2013
Whitney Wiggins attended Laurel High School for a year and then enrolled in the Duke Ellington School for the Arts in Washington.
But after two years at Ellington she headed for the small central Virginia town of Lynchburg. That move helped propel her to a career in New York City.
As a senior at E.C. Glass High, a public school in Lynchburg, she enrolled in the Virginia School for the Arts on a partial scholarship. She was a long way from home and did not know anyone when she headed to Virginia.
“You are far away from your family, living in a house with a bunch of girls from all over,” said Wiggins. “Maryland is more fast-paced. Lynchburg is a lot slower.”
“She was the only black female in the group,” said her mother, Althea. There were about 30 students in the Glass program, mostly women.
Wiggins eventually moved to the Big Apple after high school and studied with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. She graduated last year and is certified to teach dance as well as perform as an Alvin Ailey graduate.
And earlier this year she was named to the roster of the dance team for the Brooklyn Nets, a member of the National Basketball Association.
Wiggins had tried out but did not make the team prior to the 2012-13 season.
“I went back again this year and tried again,” she said. “Out of about 300, I made the final round of 20. There are 20 on the team and 12 members per game.”
Wiggins, 22, knows a little bit about basketball. Her boyfriend, Rodney Epperson, played basketball at St. John’s University in New York and in pro leagues in France and the Dominican Republic. “I have become more and more informed,” she says of hoops.
The Nets now play their home games in the Barclays Center, and tryouts for the dance team were held at Long Island University in Brooklyn.
“Whitney’s strong technical background is one of the reasons we felt she would make a great Brooklynette,” Adar Wellington, coach of the Brooklynettes, said in a statement. “We look for women who are athletic dancers, technically trained and diverse in many styles of dance. At auditions, Whitney proved she has what it takes. I can’t wait to work with her this season.”
Wiggins said she is looking forward to being a member of the Brooklynettes. Members of the team come from various backgrounds and try to attend as many of the 41 home games as possible, working around schedules in other lines of work or class schedules.
“I think it will be interesting. Our lives are about to change,” said Wiggins, whose parents live in Laurel. “I am really trying to focus on what they brought me in for. They are always looking for a good look: fresh face, nice hair, good skin, nice body tone. They like very strong dancers, and a great smile.”
And it could be an exciting year on the court as the Nets have added NBA veterans Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett and Andrei Kirilenko to the roster since the end of last season and hired Jason Kidd, a former NBA star, as the new head coach.
In addition to the dance team, Wiggins works out with a personal trainer, Troy Brooks, and takes ballet classes.
Wiggins, who attended Laurel Elementary, was 7 when she took her first dance class at Fort Meade. Her mother gave her the option of cheerleading or taking dance classes.
“I was just going since my mother signed me up for it,” she said. “I was really behind since I had never danced before. I was really distraught about it. … After a year they moved me up to kids my age. I was so happy and felt so accomplished.”
A new dance team is coming to the Atlanta area. The National Spring Football League (NSFL) is a new professional outdoor football league that will begin play in the spring of 2014. The inaugural season will include twelve teams.
Under the direction of the multi-talented Mesha Rainey(fierce!) (Preview) , this NFL-style dance team will bring entertainment and excitement to the field. The dancers will also represent the GA Blaze off the field and in the community. If you want to take your dance career to the professional level, this is your chance!
August 24 and September 7, 2013
MetroFX, 1959 Metropolitan Pkwy, Atlanta, GA
Fee: $20 (cash or money order; non-refundable)
Come learn jazz and hip hop dance moves by some of the distinguished choreographers in Atlanta, get your auditions questions answered by the coordinator, and learn tips for how to be successful at auditions.
Sunday, September 15, 2013, 2pm
Location: M.L. King, 545 Hill St, Atlanta, GA
Fee: $15 (cash or money order; non-refundable)
Ladies must be 18 and up
Bring photo ID, head shot, and dance resume (optional)
Wear a two-piece outfit, which compliments you
Hair and make-up should be glamorous
For more information or questions, email: email@example.com.
August 18, 2013
The 2013-14 Pacemates Audition Showcase was a smash hit, with 26 finalists performing in front of a large contigent of family, friends, and fans. For the first time ever, this year’s showcase took place on the main floor of Bankers Life Fieldhouse, using the arena’s giant new scoreboard as a backdrop to the stage.
The 26 finalists were selected from over 100 candidates at auditions on Aug. 5 and spent the last 10 days doing photo shoots, interviews, and rehearsing for the showcase. Larra Overton emceed the event, which included ensemble, small group, and individual routines.
Showcase Photos: Gallery 1 » Gallery 2 » Gallery 3 »
In the end, 15 of the finalists were named 2013-14 Indiana Pacemates. In addition to fan voting on PacematesVoting.com, a panel of six judges – including celebrity judge Pacers point guard George Hill – helped pick the final squad.
Your 2013-14 Indiana Pacemates are Kayla, Laura Beth, Brittany, Tamara, Zhanna, Desiree, Jocelyn, Arbara, Erika, Walesska, Travasha, Shelby, Jessica, Jordan, and Britney. You can learn about each member of the squad by visiting IndianaPacemates.com.
Check out the full video replay and highlights from the 2013-14 Pacemates Audition Showcase below. [click here]
This is Jocelyn.
Maybe you recognize her. She was a Utah Jazz dancer during the 2007 and 2008 NBA seasons. A couple of years later, she auditioned for the Los Angeles Clippers Spirit, and was a member of that team for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.
Then Jocelyn disappeared for a while. I figured it was the usual. Given the average age of women in the sports entertainment industry, it’s pretty common for women to dance for a couple of years, then get married, have babies, and move on into a completely different phase of their lives. Not so, with Jocelyn.
Jocelyn got married. She had a baby.
But she’s not finished dancing. In fact Jocelyn was just selected to the 2013-14 Indiana Pacers dance team. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer lady.
It’s been an interesting couple of years. Jocelyn is originally from Utah. That’s how she got involved with the Jazz. When her high school sweetheart moved to Los Angeles to play football for the University of Southern California, she came with him. That’s when she got involved with the Clippers. Then her boyfriend went pro. He was drafted by the Eagles so the two of them packed up and moved to Philly. And got married. And had a baby. Then her husband was traded to the Colts, so the little family of three moved to Indy. And I guess Jocelyn felt the itch again. Just had to dig those jazz shoes out of storage. So congrats to Jocelyn on making the team, in addition to all of the blessings that have come your way in the last few years. A husband in the NFL, a ten month old baby, and she not only found the time to get back in shape, but looks better than ever.
Kinda makes you go “wow,” don’t it?