Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions Dates Are Set

REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 18 years old by June 1, 2013

High School graduate by June 2013

Must be able to attend all cheerleader rehearsals for the entire season,

If selected, must live in or relocate to South Florida and have means of transportation.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Preliminary & Semi-Final Auditions will be held at Sun Life Stadium on Saturday, April 13, 2013

Registration begins promptly at 8:30 am. Competition begins at 10:00 am.

Between 9:00 am and 10:00 am contestants learn audition choreography that will
immediately be performed at 10:00am. (This choreography will also be taught on
Friday, April 12th, at prep class. To register for prep class, click here.)

Pre-Registered applicants arriving by 8:30 am will receive the first contestant numbers. You will also need to fill out a bio sheet and bring a photo to registration with you. Pre-registered applicants must present a photo ID to receive their contestant number.

Applicants not pre-registered need to bring a completed application form, bio form and photo to registration on the day of auditions. Blank applications forms will be available at registration.

This portion of the audition process is CLOSED to the public.

It will be a long day, so please bring your own snacks and drinks.

Mirrors, restrooms and outlets will be available for your convenience and use.

For Audition Questions email: auditions@dolphins.com

WHAT TO WEAR

Crop/half top with trunks (dance style boy shorts)

Nude/flesh colored tights or panty hose

Dance shoes (sneakers, jazz shoes, character shoes, etc.)

No dance pants, warm-ups or shorts.

Wear your hair in a fashion that compliments your features and does not hide your face. This is not a typical dance audition, THINK GLAMOROUS!

The judges will rate you on poise, smile, personality, energy, figure and dance ability.

OVERVIEW OF THE AUDITION PHASES

Saturday, April 13, 2013 at 8:30am (times are approximate) – Registration doors open – pre-registered applicants will be allowed in first. All contestants must have an application, bio sheet and photo at the registration table. Applications can be filled out online by registering and those pre-registered will be the first to enter.

9:00am – 10:00am – Contestants learn audition choreography. This choreography will also be taught on Friday, April 12th, at prep class. To register for prep class, click here.

10:00am – Contestants will perform a :30 freestyle routine, followed by audition choreography learned in groups of five. After all contestants have auditioned the judges will retire to make their decisions. At approximately 12:00pm call backs for the Semi-Final Phase will be posted outside the admittance gate. Those selected will re-enter the stadium at this time.

*All contestants who received a “Free Pass” at the Prep Classes must arrive by 11:00 am to register for the Semi-Final Phase.

12:00pm – Contestants must bring their Preliminary contestant number or their “Free Pass” to re-register for the Semi-Final Phase. After registration is complete, the Cheerleader Choreographer will refresh the choreography learned earlier and kick line. Immediately following, contestants will perform the dance combination and kick line in groups of five. Upon completion of the dance section, the judges will retire to make decisions and return shortly for the announcement of those selected to advance to the next phase. Those selected will stay for a brief meeting to discuss the final phases of the Audition process: Interviews, Clinics and Performance.

[Complete MDC Audition Info]

Dolphins Cheerleader Visit Souda Bay, Greece

Hey Dol-Fns! On the third stop of our tour, the cheerleaders and I had the opportunity to fly into Crete, Greece to visit some military service men and women at Souda Bay Military Base.

Greece is absolutely breath-taking! We had the chance to tour the USS Robert S. Bradley ship and meet lots of troops that were stationed aboard and take photos with them. There isn’t always a ship in port at Souda Bay, so we were lucky enough to be there while the USS Bradley was there. After that, we stayed on the harbor and took a patrol boat ride all around. It was absolutely beautiful! Finally, after our tours, we had the opportunity to perform for about 200 servicemen and women, which was an incredible honor! One last stop before we left Greece was to downtown Crete to enjoy the authentic Greek food! Everything was delicious!

Thanks so much to all of our service members at home and abroad, and especially the ones we met in Souda Bay. I hope they enjoyed having us as much as we enjoyed visiting them!

Cheers!
Natalie W.

[MDC Souda Bay Gallery]

[MiamiDolphinsCheerleaders.net]

Ex Miami Dolphins cheerleader now Florida Panthers hostess

Is Florida Panthers host the perfect woman? Maybe, dude
By Ben Crandell
SouthFlorida.com
January 23, 2013

Eric Haley requires no seeing-eye dog to get around. Which you may find surprising after learning that the guy married to a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader, pictured right over there, calls her “The Dude.” Really, dude?

But talk to Andrea Ocampo-Haley for a little while and you might agree, she would be a good dude to have a beer with.

First, the Delray Beach resident is a major sports fan who was a Dolphins cheerleader during the 2001-2003 seasons, so she can give you some scoop on the Wannstedt years, when the ‘Fins would actually keep playing after the regular season. Remember the playoffs?

And, like a lot of guys who have waved good-bye to their playing days, Ocampo-Haley can exchange empathetic banter over the relief that comes with not having to work so hard to squeeze into the old uniform.

“Staying in shape now is a lot easier for me. I’m not having to fit into anything tiny, where my boobs will be spilling out. That ship has sailed!” Ocampo-Haley says, perhaps echoing something you have said to your buddies.

She can also talk hockey, having just started a gig as an in-arena host for the Florida Panthers, a role that sees her moving around the BB&T Center interacting with fans. Her first game was also the night the Panthers hung their division-championship banner. “It was so exciting, to get that rush and adrenaline. The energy in the building was out of control,” she says.

A native of Colombia (the small city of Armenia, near Medellin) who attended Western High in Davie (“Go Wildcats!”) and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (studying broadcasting), she’s not sure how she came to love hockey, but likes it rough.

“I love the fights. The bodies slamming against the glass. Who doesn’t?!” she says with a laugh.

You like cars? She likes cars. When Ocampo-Haley is not working for the Panthers (you can catch her this week at home games Thursday and Saturday), she is a spokesperson for Florida Fine Cars, dealerships in Hollywood and Miami specializing in pre-owned luxury rides. So she gets to run her hands over the BMWs and Mercedes you drool over.

“I always enjoyed cars, but here [at Florida Fine Cars] I am having to really know cars. Like anything, you learn it,” she says. Ocampo-Haley favors SUVs such as the Lexus IS F and Audi Q7, which is “really refined, a car that speaks to me.”

When she’s not doing all that, Ocampo-Haley pursues an acting career by going on auditions. Our conversation took place while she was driving from Delray Beach to Miami to try out for two commercials. One of them for Home Depot. In case you want to talk to her about belt sanders and reciprocating saw blades.

Photo: Adam Kaplan, courtesy Andrea Ocampo-Haley

Is Florida Panthers Host the Perfect Woman? Maybe, Dude

By Ben Crandell
SouthFlorida.com

Eric Haley requires no seeing-eye dog to get around. Which you may find surprising after learning that the guy married to a former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader, pictured right over there, calls her “The Dude.” Really, dude?

But talk to Andrea Ocampo-Haley for a little while and you might agree, she would be a good dude to have a beer with.

First, the Delray Beach resident is a major sports fan who was a Dolphins Cheerleader during the 2001-2003 seasons, so she can give you some scoop on the Wannstedt years, when the ‘Fins would actually keep playing after the regular season. Remember the playoffs?

And, like a lot of guys who have waved good-bye to their playing days, Ocampo-Haley can exchange empathetic banter over the relief that comes with not having to work so hard to squeeze into the old uniform.

“Staying in shape now is a lot easier for me. I’m not having to fit into anything tiny, where my boobs will be spilling out. That ship has sailed!” Ocampo-Haley says, perhaps echoing something you have said to your buddies.

She can also talk hockey, having just started a gig as an in-arena host for the Florida Panthers, a role that sees her moving around the BB&T Center interacting with fans. Her first game was also the night the Panthers hung their division-championship banner. “It was so exciting, to get that rush and adrenaline. The energy in the building was out of control,” she says.

A native of Colombia (the small city of Armenia, near Medellin) who attended Western High in Davie (“Go Wildcats!”) and the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale (studying broadcasting), she’s not sure how she came to love hockey, but likes it rough.

“I love the fights. The bodies slamming against the glass. Who doesn’t?!” she says with a laugh.

You like cars? She likes cars. When Ocampo-Haley is not working for the Panthers (you can catch her this week at home games Thursday and Saturday), she is a spokesperson for Florida Fine Cars, dealerships in Hollywood and Miami specializing in pre-owned luxury rides. So she gets to run her hands over the BMWs and Mercedes you drool over.

“I always enjoyed cars, but here [at Florida Fine Cars] I am having to really know cars. Like anything, you learn it,” she says. Ocampo-Haley favors SUVs such as the Lexus IS F and Audi Q7, which is “really refined, a car that speaks to me.”

When she’s not doing all that, Ocampo-Haley pursues an acting career by going on auditions. Our conversation took place while she was driving from Delray Beach to Miami to try out for two commercials. One of them for Home Depot. In case you want to talk to her about belt sanders and reciprocating saw blades.

Belated (or early) Congrats. Depending on how you look at it.

Miami Dolphins alum Jaime Edmonson announced via twitter last month that she and her significant other are expecting. Congrats!

Evan & I really appreciate all of the kind words & we... on Twitpic

Washington Lady Eagles Announce Auditions, Choreographer

The Lady Eagles are a professional dance team that represent the American Indoor Football (AIF) Washington Eagles Football Team. The Washington Eagles will enter their first season of play in April 2013. The dance team will perform and entertain Washington Eagles fans at all homes games, local events, community service events and other Washington Eagles related activities. The team is under the direction of Bea Codjoe and former Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and Washington Wizards Dancer, Kristena Wright.

Non refundable audition fee: $20

When: Sunday January 20th, 2013

Doors Open at 12:00pm

Auditions will be begin at 1:00 pm sharp

Where:

The Gardens Ice House ( 2nd level, Gym)
13800 Gunpowder Road
Laurel, MD 20707

What we’re looking for:

Showmanship, personality, energy, and enthusiasm!
Professionalism and maturity
Well-spoken dancers to represent the Washington Eagles in the community
Dance technique and style
Consistent positive attitude
Strong teamwork skills
Physical fitness and personal appearance
Ability and desire to commit for ONE FULL YEAR

**All participants must be able to pick up on Jazz, Hip Hop and Contemporary dance choreography at an advanced pace**

Attire:

Dance or athletic half-top (stomach must be showing)
Hot pants, dance trunks, or shorts (no full or capri length pants)
Dance sneakers, tennis shoes, or jazz shoes with non-marking sole

Requirements:

Must have a full/part time Job or attend college full/part time
18 Years of Age by January 2013 (NO EXCEPTIONS)
Must have reliable transportation

Additional Info:

Please come full hair and make up ready (Photo Ready)

All dancers must attend all practices (Sunday afternoons and one week day practice), all home games, and community/charitable appearances.

For more info on our upcoming auditions, please email the director at ladyeagles@washingtoneaglesfootball.com

For more information on The Lady Eagles Dance Team and the Washington Eagles Organization, please visit our website at: www.washingtoneaglesfootball.com

About the Choreographer:

Kristena Wright has been dancing since the age of 2 and competing since the age of 7. Having been a military brat, she trained in a wide range of styles including: ballet, tap, jazz, lyrical, modern, pointe, african, baton, acrobatics, and hip hop, with studios in Florida, North Carolina, Virginia, and California. In high school she started her cheerleading journey which lead to a job working for Spirit Unlimited Cheer and Dance Inc. in Maryland. After 1 month of training she was promoted to head cheer/dance choreographer where she instructed for 4 years. Kristena graduated from the University of Maryland College Park with a B.S. in Family Science. While in college she spent one season as a spirit squad cheerleader before she ventured into the NBA and became one of the youngest dancers to join the Washington Wizards Dance Team. After two seasons with the Wizards, She spent one season with the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and has had the opportunity to serve as choreographer for Going Pro Entertainment Conventions. Kristena also did a stint competing in the Miss America pageant system earning the titles of Miss Southern Maryland, Miss Fairfax Virginia, Miss Hampton Roads Virginia, and Miss Chesapeake Virginia.

[Washington Lady Eagles]

A Perfect Day in South Florida: The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

So a couple of weeks ago, I escaped from the cold and windy Northeast to warm and sunny Florida.

And the highlight of the trip was certainly a trip to Sun Life Stadium to see the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.

Lined up before the end of 1st quarter performance.

Football isn’t a sport that lends itself to history, that is more baseball’s thing. But the Dolphins do an excellent job of honoring their past

This weekend was the celebration the 40th anniversary of the perfect and undefeated 1972 team.

Cheerleaders from the 1972 squad (then called the Dolphins Dolls) were on hand as well.

Former five-time MDC and 2012 Pro Bowler Ariana can still be found at the stadium on game days, but now she’s helping coordinate the cheerleaders.

Continue reading A Perfect Day in South Florida: The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

AlumniCheerleaders.com ranks the 2013 Teams

The NFL’s 10 Best Cheerleading Squads 2013
By Daniel Bukszpan
CNBC.com
December 28, 2012

When the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers faced off at Super Bowl XLV, an estimated 11 million U.S. television viewers tuned into the 2011 game. Despite those numbers, something was missing — cheerleaders.

Of the 32 teams in the NFL, six don’t have squads, and Super Bowl XLV happened to feature two of them. The 2012 Super Bowl champion New York Giants also doesn’t have a cheerleading squad, but the team they beat, the New England Patriots, does, providing a morale boost from the sidelines.

CNBC.com listed the best cheerleading squads in 2011 and 2012. The 2013 rankings have been provided by Michele Crawford-Carnegie, a seven-year veteran of the Atlanta Falcons cheerleaders and the current owner of the Alumni Cheerleaders social networking site.

Read ahead to see the NFL’s 10 best cheerleading squads for 2013, as chosen by Crawford-Carnegie:


10. Miami Dolphins
“These ladies are exciting like the team and the city they cheer for,” Crawford-Carnegie said in an e-mail. The Dolphins’ cheerleaders have also found ways to use technology to their benefit, which hasn’t escaped the notice of even their fiercest competitors.

“This year, the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders found an innovative way to entertain their fans by creating a rendition of a music video for the song ‘Call Me Maybe’ filmed during their calendar shoot,” Philadelphia Eagles Director of Cheerleading Barbara Zaun said in an e-mail. “It currently has over 15 million views on YouTube. Very impressive!”


9. Denver Broncos
Broncos Director of Cheerleaders Teresa Shear said in an e-mail that the squad takes advantage of the Internet in ways that could teach others a thing or two. Their Facebook page has been “liked” by over 187,000 people, and their photo galleries are the most-viewed content on the team’s website.

Offline, the squad performed over 1,500 hours of community service in 2012. “They are very active in the community with helping those less fortunate,” Crawford-Carnegie said.


8. Washington Redskins
The Washington Redskins cheerleaders were founded in 1962. They have seen numerous luminaries pass through their ranks, including 2012 Miss District of Columbia Monique Thompkins, 2007 Miss Maryland Michae Holloman and Maureen Gardner, wife of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell.

“These beautiful ladies cheering in the nation’s capital are known for showing support for our armed forces and honoring our veterans,” Crawford-Carnegie said. “They also have one of the largest and strongest Alumni Cheerleader groups in the league.”


7. Indianapolis Colts
The Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders return to CNBC.com’s list after disappearing from it last year. “The cheerleaders found a way to keep the spirit and enthusiasm for fans when the exciting Peyton Manning era ended,” Crawford-Carnegie said.

She also cited cheerleaders Megan M. and Crystal B., who memorably had their heads shaved as part of a challenge to raise money for leukemia research. “They did this live at a football game and helped to raise over $20,000,” she said. “This showed character and heart along with their beauty.”


6. Houston Texans
The Texans’ cheerleaders are recognized as an outstanding squad who always make time for the people watching the game. “These beautiful cheerleaders are very connected to their fans,” Crawford-Carnegie said, and according to Jayme Lamm, columnist for The Blonde Side sports blog, they’re second to none when it comes to fan interaction.

“The organization has only been around for 10 years, but there’s so much pride you can feel it from top to bottom,” Lamm said in an interview. “They do more than 40 appearances a year, and when they’re requested, they never turn it down. You can tell they have really good guidance and leadership.”


5. Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles cheerleaders are widely viewed as exceptional. They were the only squad selected to perform at the amFAR Inspiration Gala in New York, where they hobnobbed with the likes of Marc Jacobs and Hugo Boss. This is fitting, since they’re the only squad in the NFL to wear uniforms designed by Vera Wang.

“In 2012, the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders became the first squad in the NFL to produce a Cheerleader Calendar Mobile App,” Eagles Director of Cheerleading Barbara Zaun said in an e-mail. “It ranked on Android Market’s Top 5 Paid Sports Apps.” She also said that they take fan outreach to the next level. “During the NFL’s ‘Back to Football’ week, Eagles Cheerleaders show up unannounced at fans’ houses to surprise them with season tickets,” she said.


4. Atlanta Falcons
Since Crawford-Carnegie is herself a former Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader, it’s not surprising to see her alma mater make the list. However, she insists that the squad earned its spot. “They’ve had great team spirit over the years, whether the team is doing bad or great,” she said.

Chato Hendrix, coordinator of the Falcons Cheerleaders, said in an e-mail that the squad has high standards. “As a requirement specified in their contract, our cheerleaders must have full-time jobs or be pursuing a college degree,” she said. “The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders are definitely some of the most cheermazing attorneys, chemists, psychologists, accountants and educators you will ever meet.”


3. Dallas Cowboys
The Dallas Cowboys’ original cheerleading squad was a co-ed group founded in 1960. By the end of the decade, the males were kicked off the squad and the females that remained were clad in skimpy attire. The rest is history.

“Great marketing from the organization and TV shows have always kept these beautiful ladies in the public eye,” Crawford-Carnegie said. Indeed, the squad has appeared on such television shows as “Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?” and “The Love Boat,” and they are currently the subject of the CMT reality show “Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.”


2. New England Patriots
Ellen Mahoney, chief human resources officer at Harvard Business School, is a former New England Patriots cheerleader in the 1980s. She has high praise for the organization. “The women on the squad are uniformly intelligent, charming, informed, and honored to be representing one of the best teams in the NFL,” she said in an e-mail.

The team’s director of corporate communications, Jeff Cournoyer, cited their involvement with the community off the field. “They have continued to expand their community outreach initiatives, including a new ‘Cheers for our Heroes’ program to recognize deserving military members, a new partnership with P.A.W.S. Cat and Kitten Rescue,” he said in an e-mail.


1. Oakland Raiders
In a test of its fans’ loyalty and patience, the Raiders football team moved from Oakland to Los Angeles and back to Oakland within a span of 13 years. But while the stadiums may have changed, the fans’ love of the Raiderette cheerleaders never wavered, and they have remained “Football’s Fabulous Females” through all the ups and downs.

“The Oakland Raiderettes’ are the hottest NFL squad this season,” Crawford-Carnegie said. “Their performances are exciting and thrilling to watch. Their hard work is obvious at every game, and that kind of commitment is very special.” She also pointed out another vital attribute that makes the Raiderettes exceptional. “Their iconic uniform is a part of what makes them so appealing and sexy.”

Photos of the Year – December 27

Between Christmas and New Year’s we are showcasing the year’s favorite photos from our contributors.


I’m showcasing this candid photo of rookie Macy of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. It has been the favorite of my readers/viewers since originally posted from the April 2012 auditions. Macy was born in Lombard, Illinois and is finishing up her first year as a South Florida resident.

[Macy at MiamiDolphins.net]

Photo of the Day – December 17


From Sunday at Sun Life Stadium – Candi of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

2013 Pro Bowl: Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Congratulation to fiver-year veteran Amy!

[Amy at MiamiDolphinsCheerleaders.net]

From The UC Vault – 2011 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Once more into the vault for some photos that I never got around to posting.

I was in Miami last December when the Dolphins hosted the Raiders in week 13 of the 2011 NFL Season


And yes the Dolphins did win the game, by the convincing score of 34-14.

Tatiana

Andrea

Amy

Truly

Samantha

Monica

[Dolphins Cheerleaders Gallery]

[MiamiDolphinsCheerleaders.net]

MDC vs. US Army: Side by side

NFL. com: Weeks 10 and 11

Click here for week 10! (Ravens, Jaguars, Patriots, Panthers, Dolphins, Bengals, Saints, Bucs, Vikings, 49ers, and Eagles)

Click here for week 11! (49ers, Bills, Patriots, Chiefs, Redskins, Panthers, Raiders, Rams, and Falcons)

Free Dolphins Cheerleaders Calendars if You Give a Non-Perishable Food Item

By Rebecca Dittmar
Broward/Palm Beach New Times

America was the very first country to create a holiday all about being thankful. One of the best ways to do that is to help others have a good Thanksgiving, too. Yet sometimes we all need a little encouragement to get giving.

Don’t put off giving any longer. Bring a non-perishable food donation to any Ed Morse dealership and you’ll receive a 2013 Dolphins Cheerleaders Calendar. You’ll not only be filled with the warm glow of charity, but also the warm glow of… uhh, well a warm glow.

“I don’t know exactly how many years we’ve been doing it. As long as I can remember, so 15 or 20 years at least. It really started with my grandfather. We just do it to help people. We try any way we can,” says Teddy Morse, the founder’s grandson and CEO of the company’s flagship dealership, Ed Morse Bayview Cadillac. “I hate giving canned-sounding answers like that.”

Truth is, Morse doesn’t sound “canned” at all. He sounds like, well, a regular guy who just happens to run one of the largest car dealerships in South Florida, knows how lucky he is, and likes to give back where he can.

“I was blessed to be born into a family that had Thanksgiving every year, so we just want to help other people have the same,” says Morse. “Hopefully we’ll get a lot of food and people will have a nicer Thanksgiving than they would have otherwise.”

Morse knows a car dealership isn’t the kind of business people visit on a daily basis, so the 2013 Dolphins Cheerleader Calendars are just a little incentive to catch people’s attention and maybe encourage them to come in. All of the donated food will go to Feeding America, a food bank network that helps to feed more than 37 million Americans every year.

The Ed Morse food drive wraps up November 16, so if you’re hankering for one of those calendars, get in to an Ed Morse dealership soon. To give directly to Feeding America, visit their website, feedingamerica.org.

From November 26 through December 14, all Ed Morse locations will be accepting donations of unwrapped toys to be given to Toys for Tots – no word yet on whether more calendars will be given out with the toy drive. You’ll just have to wait and see.

Ed Morse locations accepting donations:
Ed Morse Bayview Cadillac 1240 North Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.
Ed Morse Sawgrass Auto Mall 14401 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise.
Ed Morse Cadillac Sawgrass 14399 West Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise.
Ed Morse Cadillac Delray Beach 2300 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach.
Ed Morse Honda 3790 West Blue Heron Blvd., Riviera Beach.
Ed Morse’s Delray Toyota 2800 South Federal Highway, Delray Beach.