Over the weekend Terra Saunders unveiled the new and improved website for her company Dallaswear Uniforms. The website has undergone a complete makeover, and the new layout is bright, punchy, and very eye-catching. DU has all sorts of goodies for you to ooh and ahhh over. The new styles for 2014 are featured front and center, and there’s so much to discuss, I honestly don’t know where to begin. The new styles? The new fabrics? The new City Wear line? The models? There’s so much to take in.
These are a few of the new designs
One thing they have in common is *sparkle*sparkle*sparkle*. DU’s “Super Bling” options are more popular than ever and will for sure make you stand out from the crowd. You can go with the standard AB crystals (clear with a rainbow shimmer), and you also have the option to mix in crystals of different colors in gradations of color and pattern. Gorgeous! Still photography doesn’t adequately capture the twinkle, but those crystals make a huge difference in person. HUGE. The weird thing is that upgrading your outfit to add bling – even MEGA bling – doesn’t add to the delivery time. I don’t know how that’s possible. I have seen many many episodes of “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” and I know it takes hours to glue those little suckers on. One…by one…by one…
Look familiar? These are variations on the outfits worn by the NFL All Star Cheerleaders during their tour through England last Fall. Long sleeves, short sleeves, no sleeves. It’s all good.
One of the most exciting new aspects of the DU collection are the new custom prints.
They seem to sparkle without crystals. Imagine if you added crystals on top. Crystals on top of crystals!
This has got to be the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time.
I love that it comes in two different shades of denim.
Pockets! Pockets on the booty! Love it. Ok, they aren’t real pockets, but that’s stinkin’ adorable. One of the great things about the DU site is they have large photos, front, back, and close up of every style, and sometimes in alternate colors, so you can get a good look at everything before you make a decision.
OK, how pretty is this ombre?
You gotta love the technology that makes this kind of thing possible. The colors remind me of every air-brushed t-shirt I ever bought on the boardwalk. You know, the ones that have a heart or a sunset and your name in fancy script across the front.
Sidebar: do you recognize any of these lovely ladies? Terra’s new designs are modeled by members of the Allen Americans Ice Angels dance team. (Click here for more on the Ice Angels.) You might recognize the two denim ladies above from the last season of “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.” Amy, the blonde, was a finalist, and Vivian made it to training camp and won the fan favorite vote.
But back to the prints, here’s one that isn’t even on the DU website yet:
The Royal top and Royal shorts. These two pieces will be offered in a few different colors and if that’s not enough sparkle for you, DU can add real crystals on top of the printed ones like in the photo. (If you look closely you can see the Swarovski crystals in every other row.)
The next new concept is the DU City Wear line. This collection includes shorts and a matching top for just about every market in the NFL that has cheerleaders.
So these are just a few highlights. In addition to all the new stuff, they’ve made some adjustments in many of their other tops to improve the fit and feel. I suggest you get to clickin’ and get over there now. But before you do, here’s a special offer. Everyone who uses the coupon Code ULTIMATE this month will get a special gift with their order. I don’t know what the gift is, but if it’s money, I want half!
Click here to go straight to Dallaswear Uniforms!
Twillie Cottingham, the new Director of the Alabama Hammer Girls (the dance team for Huntsville’s Alabama Hammers, the defending 2013 Professional Indoor Football League Champions) sends information about their upcoming auditions:
-The auditions are Saturday, February 15th
-At the Von Braun Center Ballet Room in Huntsville, Alabama
-Registration is from 8am-9am and then 9am-1pm will be tryouts
-Their first game is March 29, 2014
San Antonio Talons
January 25, 2014
The 2014 Sky Dance Team was chosen Tuesday evening at the Thirsty Horse Saloon. Dance Director Jessica-Marie Sanchez and a panel of judges chose this year’s team before a crowd of over 200 people. The event marks the first in a series of events leading up to the opening game kickoff on March 15th at the Alamodome against the LA KISS.
Photo: morethanphoto.com by Alfredo Vazquez
2014 Sparks Dance Team Announced
The 13-Member Sparks Squad Consisting of 10 Veteran Dancers is Set
PITTSBURGH, PA (January 28, 2014) – The Pittsburgh Power and the Sparks are pleased to announce the members of the official 2014 Sparks Dance Team.
“With all the positive off-season production in the football operations side, and now the Sparks, I couldn’t be more excited for the 2014 Power season to begin!” exclaimed Sparks Dance Team Director Jennelle Johnson. “We will be sure to light up the arena on games days for our amazing fan base and, of course, our Pittsburgh Power Football Team.”
The 13-member squad is made up of ten veterans and three newcomers. The Sparks Dance Team performs at all nine of the Power home games at CONSOL Energy Center. The dance team also has a strong involvement in the Pittsburgh community, making appearances at many local events throughout the season.
The Pittsburgh Power and the Sparks Dance Team will kickoff their 2014 season on Saturday, March 15, at CONSOL Energy Center when the Power host East division rival Cleveland Gladiators.
2014 SPARKS DANCE TEAM
They’ve got 11 dancers and they need 8 more. If you missed (or flubbed) the first audition, this is a second chance to make the squad!
And here’s another look at their choreography/style:
Congrats again to the ladies already selected to the team! (Pictured below with KISS guitarist/LA KISS co-owner Paul Stanley.)
Back Row: Tanya, Vanessa, Caroline, Alexis, Paul, Natllely, Jules, Angela
Front Row: Kaley, Lizzy, Brynn, Jessica
This is the time fo year when the biggest names in pro audition wear will be debut their new styles for 2014. Both Dallaswear Uniforms and The Line Up have posted sneak peeks of their new garments. Dallaswear will reveal the full set of new styles on Saturday. TLU hasn’t provided a date yet, but it’s coming very soon. Click here to visit The Line Up store, and click here to visit Dallaswear Uniforms.
Click here for preview photos on THe Line Up’s facebook page.
Click here for more from Dallaswear Uniforms on Facebook.
Last Saturday the Fry’s Electronics Gym in Palo Alto was filled with scores of beautiful, young dancers auditioning for the 2014 San Jose SaberKittens, the dance team for the Arena Football League champion San Jose SaberCats.
Lauren Binkoski was the SaberKittens choreographer the past 2 seasons. She was impressed by the with the competition: “The girls look really energetic, very polished, their hair and makeup looks better than the years before. They’re really really energetic and everybodies got a really big smile on their face and we’re just really happy to have them here.”
Annabelle is a current Golden State Warriors Girl and a former SaberKitten. She was back on Saturday to help teach the choreography. She was thrilled with the turnout: “This year at the 2014 SaberKitten auditions there’s a huge group of beautiful and talented women and the competition is super fierce. I think that this team is gonna bring a lot entertainment to the fans and I think this whole organization is gonna love them.”
Veteran Tisha: “This is my 2nd year returning back, the very first year I auditioned what I learned from that is if you want something you have to go out and get it and you cant be afraid you have to be confident..and try to outshine everyone but also make friends along the way cause that will make memories and contribute to your experience and memories for a lifetime.”
When asked why she was trying out again SaberKitten veteran Sheila said, “I just really enjoyed the past 2 years..I made a lot of great friends and I really love the organization and I love the fans and I love dancing and performing.”
Kimberly Pena is the current SaberKitten Choreographer. She was a SaberKitten back in 2006-07 and that’s where her professional dance career started. “Ever since then I’ve been able to dance for other teams. This is a huge stepping stone for the girls to get into the professional cheer world and learn everything about it and improve themselves and become better and reach their goals and inspire younger dancers to do the same.”
The SaberKittens will make their season debut Sunday, March 23rd when the SaberCats host the Philadelphia Soul at the SAP Center.
[SaberKitten Audition Gallery]
[San Jose SaberKittens]
Ashley Pavone, the Director/Choreographer of the excellent Boston Cannons Dance Team of Major League Lacrosse, lets us know that auditions are just a few weeks off!
And you may have noticed, Ashley has a new last name since last season! Ashley was married on October 19th; wonderful news!
Click here for pdf:
BCDT Auditions Flyer
The Atlanta Falcons are looking for enthusiastic ladies with a dance/cheer background, a positive attitude, a winning smile and the dedication to be the best.
Must be at least 18 years of age by June 3, 2014
Must be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D.
Must have a part-time or full-time job or be a college student. (Yes, a mother is considered a full-time job!)
Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders auditions are comprised of two stages: Preliminary auditions and final auditions.
Preliminary auditions will be held Sunday, April 27 at the Georgia World Congress Center in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom at 9:30 a.m. Preliminary Registration will go from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. and auditions will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m. This audition is open to the public.
Final auditions will take place at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 30. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Final auditions are closed to the public and all information regarding this audition will be provided at your finalist interview.
Registration will take place from 7:45-9:30 a.m. on Sunday, April 27 at the at the Georgia World Congress Center in the Thomas Murphy Ballroom. Auditions will begin promptly at 9:30 a.m.
ATTIRE: A two-piece leotard (bra top and dance trunks), skin-tone/matte tights and tennis or dance shoes (color of your choice). No dance pants, please!
WHAT TO BRING: A recent non-returnable photo (snapshot accepted), a valid photo ID, a light lunch/drink, a non-refundable $30.00 (cash or money order) application fee, your application (see below) and a resume
PARKING AND DIRECTIONS: Please download from our website – Click here.
There will be at least 2 cuts on Sunday for Preliminaries. Lunch will not be provided and no concessions will be open – bring any food or drinks you may need. Please plan on staying all day as finalists will be announced following the second cut! Should you become a finalist, there will be a mandatory 15-minute interview (during the day) and dance/fitness boot camp (in the evening) on Monday, April 28. This will be arranged at the preliminary audition. Learn the final cut on Tuesday evening April 29 6:30 p.m.
[Complete Audition Information]
The 2012-2013 Back-to-Back American Conference Champion Philadelphia Soul, presented by Parx Casino, will have open tryouts for the 2014 Soul Squad that will be held on Sunday, February 23 at the Montgomery County Sports Performance Center, located at 110 Christopher Lane, Harleysville, PA 19438, registration starting at 2 p.m. and tryouts starting at 2:30 p.m. There is no fee for this tryout.
The open tryout registration will take place between 2-2:30 p.m. with the audition beginning promptly at 2:30 p.m. Participants must be a high school graduate, at least 18 years of age by February 23, 2014 with a valid photo ID. Girls should wear a form-fitting midriff top, Lycra shorts and appropriate footwear. Men should wear a tight-fitting t-shirt and appropriate footwear. Tryouts will be judged on stunting and tumbling ability, personality, and appearance.
The Soul Squad is a unique and exciting co-ed stunt/promotions team that executes all on-field promotions. The Squad performs college cheerleading style stunts, designed to fire up the best fans for the most exciting team in the Arena Football League. A cheerleading or gymnastic background is preferred but is not required.
The Soul Squad has practice one day a week and performs at every home game.
Those seeking additional information about the auditions call Jessica DeVito at (215) 253-4900, ext. 177, or email email@example.com.
ABC15.com and the Talking Stick Resort both have great photos from this year’s final auditions for the Arizona Rattlers Sidewinders dance team. Click here for the gallery on abc 15, and click here for the Talking Stick Resort’s gallery on Facebook!
The Manchester Monarchs Hockey Organization, the AHL affiliate of the LA Kings, is proud to announce the creation of the NEW Manchester Monarchs Promo Squad! We are currently looking for a group of energetic, talented, outgoing, charismatic, and personable women to be a part of the Manchester Monarchs Promo Squad.
The New Promo Squad will be in attendance at the Manchester Monarchs home games and will be heavily involved in game day promotions and activities while interacting directly with and motivating fans and creating the ultimate fan experience. Mirroring the likes of the LA Kings Ice Crew, the Promo Squad will be assisting in on-ice and off-ice promotions and will have the opportunity to represent the Manchester Monarchs organization throughout the community and become ambassadors for the Monarchs organization.
Auditions for the NEW Promo Squad will be held on Sunday, January 19, 2014, at the Executive Health and Sports Center in Manchester, NH. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m.
Michelle Gagnon joins the Manchester Monarchs as the Director of the New Manchester Monarchs Promo Squad. No stranger to the entertainment world, she has studied dance with schools such as Dance Visions Network in Manchester, NH and has attended classes at the Boston Ballet School. Michelle has been teaching dance for over 15 years around New England.
Michelle is a former New England Patriots Cheerleader, where she was also a member of the Patriots Cheerleaders Show Troupe, traveling to and performing at military bases across the country. While a member of the Cheerleaders, she had the honor of performing at Super Bowl XXXVI, helping the Patriots to their first Super Bowl win. In addition, Michelle is a former Captain and Director of the Manchester Wolves Arena Football Dance Team. For the past 3 years, Michelle has been the head coach and choreographer for the competitive Southern New Hampshire University Dance Team.
Outside of dance, Michelle has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern New Hampshire University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and a member of the National Business Honor Society. Michelle currently works as the Northeast Style Pro for Angela King Designs, Inc. and Go Wild! Wear providing custom costumes and uniforms for dancers and professional dance and cheer teams throughout the Northeast United States. She is also a consultant with Going Pro Entertainment, providing consulting and training for those who wish to pursue college or professional cheerleading and/or dancing. Michelle also teaches dance at Dance Etc. in Billerica, MA.
If you are interested, or know someone who is interested in auditioning for the NEW Manchester Monarchs Promo Squad, please contact the Promo Squad Director, Michelle Gagnon at MichelleGagnon12@outlook.com for more information. Please also visit us at www.ManchesterMonarchs.com for audition information and paperwork.
[Monarchs Promo Squad on Facebook]
Meet the 16 ladies selected to this year’s Arizona Rattlers dance team! This year’s team includes six veterans and lots of beautiful new faces. I’m looking forward to seeing this talented group WERQ out on the field this season.
Top row (L to R): Tiara, Hannah, Chali, Lauren, Clara, McKenze, Megan, Tierney
Bottom row (L to R): Morgan, Amanda, Genesis, Kristin, Mariah, Hillary, Candace, Alexandra
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