2016 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Shelby

Last year, I noted that the Charlotte Honey Bees were the hottest dance team in all of professional sports.  They brought most of their squad again this year…those that were trying out again for their 2016-2017 squad that is.  Interestingly, their auditions for the upcoming year would be held the weekend after P-R-O, so as it would turn out, we got to see pretty much see who would be their returning veterans for the new squad at the convention.

And one of those amazing Honey Bees who would become a returning veteran for the 2016-2017 Honey Bees is our next 2016 Pro Convention All Star…introducing, Shelby.

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Only a few more All Stars left to honor, so stay tuned to see who is next.  And for more cheerleader articles, please visit my personal blog: thehottestdanceteam.wordpress.com.

Charlotte Honey Bees Audition Photos

It’s audition season for NBA dance teams!  The Charlotte Honey Bees recently held their auditions and they posted a gallery on their website.  To view the gallery, please click on the image below.

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Clippers Spirit Dance Team Auditions Photos

The Clippers Spirit recently held their dance team auditions and they posted a gallery on their website. Click on the image below to see the gallery.

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2016 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Lauren

Our next 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star hails from the Charlotte Honey Bees and she was one of the most photogenic cheerleaders that was in attendance at the convention. Its one thing to be good looking and most professional cheerleaders are certainly attractive. Its another thing to be a great dancer and most professional cheerleaders are…great dancers. But what is even more rare is being photogenic and being photogenic while dancing. And our next honoree is all three: beautiful, a talented dancer and most importantly, very photogenic. Introducing Charlotte Honey Bee Lauren, a 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Our showcase of the most amazing cheerleaders from the 2016 P-R-O Convention continues with a cheerleader from the great state of Texas.  Check back tomorrow to see who it is. 

And for more cheerleader articles, please visit my personal blog: thehottestdanceteam.wordpress.com.

2016 P-R-O Convention All Star: Washington Wizard Girl Lizz

I think it is fair to say that a dance team or cheerleading squad takes on the personality of it’s director. In the case of the Washington Wizard Girls, who are led by Derric Whitfield, they are hip, urban and a little bit edgy. And our next 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star is the embodiment of this Wizard Girl sentiment…introducing Wizard Girl Lizz.

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For our next 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star we head out west.  Check back tomorrow to see who takes the spotlight.  And for more cheerleader articles, please visit my personal blog: thehottestdanceteam.wordpress.com.

2016 P-R-O Convention All Star: Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader Blair

Happy Fourth of July!  Our next 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star is the embodiment of All American girl.  I first met her in 2012 at this convention and she left a lasting impression.  She is a six year veteran of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and when she walks into a room of beautiful and talented cheerleaders such as at P-R-O, she stands outs.  A statuesque beauty who is both a very photogenic and a gifted dancer, Blair…a 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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There were over 250 cheerleaders in attendance at P-R-O and we’ve only just begun showcasing those special girls.  Check back soon to see whom we feature next.

And for more cheerleader articles, please visit my personal blog: thehottestdanceteam.wordpress.com.

2016 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Kat

The Charlotte Honey Bees have an amazing squad of beautiful and talented dancers…perhaps the most beautiful squad in professional sports. And I always try to avail myself of the opportunity to photograph as many of them as possible. So let me introduce our first Honey Bee Kat, a 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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We will announce our next 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star tomorrow, so check back then to see who’s next.  I am sure you’ll be pleased with our Fourth of July honoree.

And for more cheerleader articles, please visit my personal blog: thehottestdanceteam.wordpress.com.

Legends of the Fall: The 2016 P-R-O Convention – Part Two

The P-R-O Convention in Atlanta is the premier professional cheerleading convention and attracts the very best professional cheerleaders and choreographers in the nation.  Squads from the NFL, NBA, NHL, and minor league baseball gathered in Atlanta for a fun filled weekend of dance, team building and networking.

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The staff of All-Pro3 gave UltimateCheerleaders.com complete access to the convention’s events.  In the second part of my article, we continue our coverage of P-R-O with a report on Sunday’s events.

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Continue reading Legends of the Fall: The 2016 P-R-O Convention – Part Two

Legends of the Fall: The 2016 P-R-O Convention – Part One

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  The hot temperatures of summer give way to the cool, crisp air of fall.  My favorite non-Christmas holiday, Halloween, occurs during this time.  Fall also marks the return of football and basketball and, correspondingly, the return of NFL and NBA cheerleaders, those lovely ladies who provide a bit of beauty and glamour at these mostly masculine  sporting events.

And if fall is “showtime” for these beautiful and talented performers, it is summertime that dance routines are learned, teams bond and performances are refined. Individuals mesh together for a common purpose to form those perfectly synchronized, beautifully presented professional dance teams that we have come to love.  They will entertain us, captivate us, and mesmerize us.  And they will become Legends of the Fall.

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The P-R-O Convention is the premier professional cheerleading convention and over 250 dancers from all over the country gathered in Atlanta, Georgia for two days of intensive dance training and team building.  This year, we celebrate the 13th year anniversary of the P-R-O Convention. And if you weren’t in Atlanta, keep on reading to see what it is like to be a part of this wonderful event.

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The P-R-O Convention is the premier professional dance convention and the instructors represent the very best in professional cheerleading and dance.  This year’s instructors included:

Jakene Ashford – NFL Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders
Tara Battiato – NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
Coach Alto Gary – NFL Houston Texans Cheerleaders, WCW Nitrogirls, Former NBA Atlanta Hawks & Charlotte Hornets Choreographer
Kristina Ferdig -NFL Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders
Denise Garvey – NFL New York Jets Flight Crew
Katie Gibbons – NBA San Antonio-Spurs Silver Dancers and AHL Rampage
Stephanie Jojokian – NFL Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Stacie Kinder – NFL Nashville Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders
Tami Krause – NFL Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders
Brandii McCoy – NBA Charlotte Hornets Honeybees and AHL Charlotte Checkers CheckMates
Courtney Moore – NFL Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals
Tracy Rutledge – Former NBA Atlanta Hawks, AFL2 Georgia Wildcats
Derric Whitfield – NBA Washington Wizards, Wizard Girls

UltimateCheerleaders.com was given exclusive access by the organizers of the event, All-Pro3. For our readers who have never attended a dance convention, the following report will give an idea of what goes on during a weekend of nonstop dance action.

Continue reading Legends of the Fall: The 2016 P-R-O Convention – Part One

2016 P-R-O Convention All Star: San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancer Erika

One of the best things about covering this event is that I get to meet a lot of new dance talent and one of the new girls that left a lasting impression was a San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancer named Erika. She’s a great dancer to be sure, but when I got her in front of the camera, she really sizzled. She was one of the most photogenic cheerleaders at P-R-O and she is our next 2016 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Our Day 1 P-R-O Convention report is up next, so if you ever wanted to know what goes on when 250 of the most beautiful and talented cheerleaders get together in one place, be sure to check back here tomorrow.

Los Angeles Clippers Announce Open Call Auditions and Pre-audition Workshops for the Kid Clippers

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Countdown to P-R-O 2016: T-minus 1 Days and Counting!

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The Hottest Dancers Will Be In Atlanta For The 2016 P.R.O. Convention on June 18-19

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The P-R-O Convention is the biggest and best convention for professional cheerleaders and dancers. Use-able choreography, industry leading guest instructors, and a huge weekend full of ALL THINGS PRO.  No need to take an entire week off work, our convention is held Saturday and Sunday June 18th-19th.  Located in Atlanta, Georgia with easy access to convention venue from airport.  Come see why this convention is the best, 13 years and counting.

It’s not too late to be a part of the hottest dance convention in the land.  Click here to register.

Guest instructors:

Jakene Ashford – NFL Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders
Tara Battiato – NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
Coach Alto Gary – NFL Houston Texans Cheerleaders, WCW Nitrogirls, Former NBA Atlanta Hawks & Charlotte Hornets Choreographer
Kristina Ferdig -NFL Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders
Denise Garvey – NFL New York Jets Flight Crew
Katie Gibbons – NBA San Antonio-Spurs Silver Dancers and AHL Rampage
Stephanie Jojokian – NFL Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Tami Krause – NFL Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders
Stacie Kinder – NFL Nashville Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders
Brandii McCoy – NBA Charlotte Hornets Honeybees and AHL Charlotte Checkers CheckMates
Courtney Moore – NFL Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals
Tracy Rutledge – Former NBA Atlanta Hawks, AFL2 Georgia Wildcats
Derric Whitfield – NBA Washington Wizards, Wizard Girls

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SI.com’s Coverage of the Cleveland Cavalier Girls

SI.com has been featuring the NBA playoff dance teams lately.  Last time it was the Golden State Warrior Girls and this time it’s the Cleveland Cavalier Girls.  To view their super large gallery, click on the link below.

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