Photo of the Day – April 29

Photo of the Day – April 29
A Miami Dolphins Cheerleader

Our Favorite Photos – Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Finals

This month is our Tenth Anniversary and to celebrate we’re posting some of our all-time favorite photos.

April 17th
Tatiana at 2012 Finals

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders put on quite a production for their Final Auditions. They open the show to the fans on Draft day. The Finalists do a solo performance, group performances, kicklines, you name it. And no waiting to find out who made the squad. The new team is announced at the end of the day. This year the Finals are May 10th at Sun Life Stadium

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Complete 2015 Swimsuit Calendar Shoot in Dominican Republic

A total of 25 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders traveled to La Romana, Dominican Republic to shoot their 2015 Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar. Shot on location at Casa de Campo “Home of the Sporting Life” and hosted by the Dominican Republic Ministry of Tourism (MITUR), this marked the fifth year that the team has traveled to the world-class destination. The swimsuit calendar will be unveiled later this year during the cheerleaders’ annual fashion show reveal party in Miami.

During shooting, the ladies created a special treat for fans with their third video lip dub, a mashup by DJ Earworm, the newest video includes a medley of songs. The ladies conducted the video during an eight day shoot at iconic locations throughout Casa de Campo and Dominican Republic’s La Romana, including Catalina Island, Saona Island and the world famous golf course, Teeth of the Dog. The video comes on the heels of the previous two years’ lip dub of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” and Taylor Swift’s “22.” One of the most visible entertainment groups in all of professional sports, the Miami Dolphins cheerleaders video lip dubs have garnered over 23 million views on YouTube.

Dolphin’s Brianne Wins The 2014 MDC Showdown

The results are in and DolFans voted popular Brianne the winner in the latest cheerleader showdown poll on Dolphins.com

This will be Brianne’s 5th year on the squad. Here are some photos of Brianne last season.

[Brianne at DolphinsCheerleaders.com]

Photo of the Day – March 4

Photo of the Day – March 4
A Miami Dolphins Cheerleader

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Auditions Begin Saturday, May 3rd

REQUIREMENTS:

~Must be 18 years old by June 1, 2014
~High School graduate by June 2014
~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, May 3, 2014
~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, May 2nd, at prep class.)
~Applications will be accepted now through registration on May 2, 2014 at 5:00pm.

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 application 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, May 3, 2014 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, May 2nd, 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.

(only for candidates selected at Semi-Finals)

FINAL CANDIDATE INTERVIEWS

Monday or Tuesday, May 5 or 6 @ Sun Life Stadium, Gate G
2:00 pm – 6:00 pm – You will sign up for a specific interview time slot on one of the above dates.

FINAL AUDITION CLINICS

Tuesday, May 6 @ Sun Life Stadium, Gate G – 6:30pm – 10:00pm – Clinic 1

Wednesday, May 7 @ Sun Life Stadium, Gate G – 6:30pm – 10:00pm – Clinic 2

Thursday, May 8 @ Sun Life Stadium, Gate G – 6:30pm – 10:00pm – Clinic 3

FINAL AUDITIONS

Saturday, May 10, 2014 – 9:00 am- 3:00 pm @ Sun Life Stadium

Open to the Public – the final phase of the auditions will take place in a public location in front of an audience.

[Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Audition Information]

Winter Break – The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Here’s an off season NFL special: a supplemental album of the young ladies from South Florida. In November I attended the Panthers at Dolphins game and have enough shots for a second compilation of photos from that contest. Love covering the MDC.

 

Natalie–Pro Bowl selection

Raquel–Rookie Year

Macy–Second Year

Brianne–Fourth Year

Lauren–Third Year

Jennifer

Lily

Group Photo

[MDC Gallery]

[DolphinCheerleaders.com]

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Spend Super Bowl Sunday with Troops in Afghanistan

By Alex Pena
Stars and Stripes

Two former players for the Miami Dolphins and five members of the team’s cheerleading squad swapped the sand and sun of South Florida for snow at Camp Marmal in northern Afghanistan to meet with troops on the eve of the Super Bowl.

Troops based at Camp Marmal turned out to meet the former players and cheerleaders and get autographs.

Former Miami Dolphins linebacker Derrick Rodgers, who served in the Air Force before being drafted into the NFL, spent two of his four years in the service in Okinawa.

“Me coming over here is part of my giving back, because I understand that being over here sometimes can be monotonous,” Rodgers told Stars and Stripes. “You’re going through this situation, and not being appreciated is one of the biggest things that goes on in their minds.

“So when I get back and tell everybody what happened, I’m going to tell them there is a lot of individuals out here that care about their country,” Rodgers said.

Rodgers, former NFL fullback Lousaka Polite and the cheerleaders were on a trip organized by Armed Forces Entertainment, a Defense Department agency that provides entertainment to U.S. military overseas.

They signed autographs for the troops, posed for pictures, and had servicemembers sign a Dolphins banner that was to be brought back and hung in the stadium in Miami.

Jamie Quadrozzi, events coordinator for the team, said the Miami Dolphins have been participating in such “morale booster” trips since 2001.

“We do at least one tour a year, and sometimes we do more than one. This is our third tour in Afghanistan,” she said. “All the rest of the 37 cheerleaders that we left at home are dying to be here. For a trip like this, it’s a big deal for us. So we chose our top five girls, and they always say yes. They always want to be here.”

As Super Bowl Sunday turned to Super Bowl Monday in Afghanistan — the game aired live at 4:30 a.m. — the troops made their way to the USO at Camp Marmal for the official viewing party. Most of those interviewed admitted to not being fans of either the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks, who won 43-8, and said they were disappointed with the play.

“I’m from Miami, so I like to support the Dolphins. So I was watching it for the thrill of it,” said Pfc. Luis Ortiz, with Company D, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment. “Usually you hope for the Super Bowl to be a really close game, but it was just a blowout. I was disappointed that it wasn’t even close at all.”

“Manning has to do better next time,” said Sgt. Sergio Lujan, also with the 1-227 and a Redskins fan, referring to Denver quarterback Payton Manning. “The Manning curse is going on, so he has to break that curse and keep the family going strong.”

Lujan and Ortiz both said the outcome of the game was not that important. “It’s pretty much about trying to have as much fun as possible. You’re in a combat area, but you’re just trying to have a good time with soldiers, fellow enlisted and officers,” Lujan said. “We’re just trying to make the best of the situation. We’ve got snow out here and it can’t get any worse I don’t think.”

“It’s different, because we don’t have the same amenities that we have at home,” Ortiz said. “But I’m with the people I’m close with, my boss — we’re all friends, so it was good watching with them.”

The Dolphins contingent had planned to travel to some of the surrounding forward operating bases in Regional Command North, but heavy snow prevented their travel.

Grace — one of the cheerleaders, who were not permitted to give their last names — welcomed the change of scenery from her home in Florida. “It’s completely different from Miami.”

Photo of the Day – February 4

Photo of the Day – February 4
From 2010 – Amy of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

Photo of the Day – January 24 – Pro Bowl Countdown!

Photo of the Day – January 24 – Pro Bowl Countdown!
This Sunday’s Pro Bowl will feature four-year Miami Dolphins Cheerleader veteran Natalie, a two year MDC captain. Photo courtesy of our Florida Correspondent Jackson.