Sideline Prep DMV Workshop

Last weekend Sideline Prep held its DMV Workshop…

and as you can see the turnout was tremendous.

Sideline Prep co-founder GeNienne with coaches Suzanne, Jeanette and Kristie.

GeNienne with the day’s instructors: Jamilla (Redskins), Derric (Wizards), Kelly (Richmond Raiders) and Liz (Baltimore Blast)

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Bay Area Shuckers Dance Team

Richmond Lady Raiders

Metropolitan Lady All-Stars

Washington Redskins Cheerleaders

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Beltway Bombers Dance Team

Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders

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ABOUT THE CHOREOGRAPHERS

Jamilla Keene

Jamilla Keene is currently in her first season as the Assistant Director for the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. She recently retired after her 10th seasons with eight of them as a line captain. As a Redskins Cheerleader, Jamilla has traveled the world performing for our military, as well she has danced with artists such as Wale, MC Hammer, Billy Cyrus, Chuck Brown, La Chic, and for the Radio One 25th Anniversary with likes of stars such as Beyonce, P.Diddy & Aretha Franklin in attendance. She had the honor of representing the “First Ladies of Football” at the 2005 NFL Pro Bowl in Honolulu, HI and received numerous WRC awards during her 10 year tenure as a dedicated team member and Captain. Jamilla also is a current company member of Capitol Movement, Inc., a nonprofit dance organization based in Washington DC. Prior to her professional cheerleading career, Jamilla cheered on the nationally ranked George Mason University Coed squad for five years, and then coached the George Mason University All-girl squad for four years. Jamilla is also a former Universal Cheerleaders Association instructor of seven years, and also worked for All-American Cheer and Dance.

Derric Whitfield

Derric is the Dance Team Manager and choreographer for the NBA Washington Wizard Girls. He is in his third season with the team and has truly transformed the style, look, and attitude of the Wizard Girls. Prior to accepting the position with the Wizards, Derric coached the Houston Rockets Little Dippers and Space City Seniors for six seasons, as part of the Houston Rockets organization. Derric also coached the Houston Energy Code Red Dancers, the AFL2 Texas Copperheads dance team and the WNBA Houston Comets Team NRG. He is also an instructor at the P-R-O Convention held every year in Atlanta.

Liz Guaraldo

Elizabeth Guaraldo has been the Coach for the Major Indoor Soccer League’s (MISL) Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders for six years. The Blast Cheerleaders have released numerous swimsuit calendars, performed at the AST Dew Tour and traveled to Bermuda to participate in the Island Soccer League (ISL) All Star game. She is also the Coach for the North America Lacrosse League’s (NALL) Baltimore Bombers Cheerleaders. In addition, Liz coached the dance team for the Baltimore Mariners. Prior to taking on the role of being a Coach, Liz was a 2005-2006 Washington Redskins Cheerleader. She went to college at UMBC where she was on their dance team as both a member and a captain.

Kelly Allen

Kelly is the Coach for the Professional Indoor Football League’s (PIFL) Richmond Raiders Dance Team. Kelly recently hung up her pom poms where she was a Washington Redskins Cheerleaders for 7 years and a Wizard Girls Dancer for 3 years, holding the title of Captain for both teams. She choreographed for the Washington Wizard Junior Dancers and made several trips to the Middle East, Europe, the Balkans, Central America, and Greenland to entertain and boost the morale of our troops. Kelly is currently a member of the Capitol Movement Dance Company. In her “spare” time Kelly is also a singer with Kaleidoscope, a 10-piece band based in Maryland, and has done all types of performances ranging from NFL Football games to the Inaugural Balls for Presidents George Bush and Barack Obama.

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Former Director/Choreographer of the Miami Heat Dancers (2001-2011) Janine Thompson-Brown recently started a program to train dancers and cheerleaders for professional & semi-pro dance/cheer team auditions. The first workshop is scheduled next month in Miami, and she’s planning on having future workshops in various cities.

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The Sideline Group Audition Prep Workshop

April 7th, join The Sideline Group in Lewisville, TX along with some of their friends – Stephanie Di Biase Wheat, Mallory Mills, Keith Clark, Danielle Hinson, Jenny Durbin Smith and Justine Phillips Orf – for an exclusive workshop that is sure to get you ready for this years audition season!

Workshop Cost:
$85 (All-Day Pass)

Workshop Location:
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405 Texas 121 #120
Lewisville, TX 75067

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Raiderette Prep Classes and 2013 Auditions

The Oakland Raiders are searching for enthusiastic and talented candidates for their renowned public relations and entertainment team – The Raiderettes. Auditions and an audition prep class to become a member of Football’s Fabulous Females are set for April. CNBC.com recently tabbed the Raiderettes as ‘The NFL’s Best Cheerleading Squad.”

The prep class to prepare candidates for the upcoming Raiderette auditions will be offered in Oakland at Bishop O’Dowd High School on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. with check-in beginning at 8:00 a.m. The cost for the class is $40.00 if pre-registered by March 21, 2013 or $50.00 for walk-in registration (cash only).

Fitness boot camp classes are also being offered at Core Dynamics Fitness in San Leandro on March 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28 and April 2. The advance fee to register is $20.00 per class and the deadline is March 6, 2013. Walk-ins are welcome ($30/class, cash only), but space is limited.

Preliminary auditions will be held on Sunday, April 7, 2013 at the Hilton – Oakland Airport. Check-in will begin at 8:00 a.m., with interviews immediately following.

There is no dance audition during preliminaries. Recommended attire includes daytime dresses, skirts or shorts, with appropriate hairstyle and makeup. Finalists will be announced at the end of the event. Auditions and rehearsals are closed to the general public.

Eligible candidates must be at least 18 years old by the date of the preliminary audition, available to attend all home games, rehearsals on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7-9:30 p.m., rehearsals Saturday mornings from 7:30-10:30 a.m., special public relations, charity and performance events, and a full-day Saturday mini-camp (date and time TBA). Eligible candidates must be able to provide authorized documents to work within the United States. Candidates may not cheer for both the Raiders and another professional or college team.

Pre-registration is strongly advised for participation in the audition process. The advance fee to register is $25.00 and the deadline is April 1 2013. Walk-ins are welcome on April 7, 2013 and the fee is $40.00 (cash only).

For more information and to download the full Raiderette application packet, please visit www.raiders.com/raiderettes/auditions.html.

Sideline Prep DMV Workshop

On the last weekend in January, Sideline Prep held their DMV (District, Maryland & Virginia) Audition Prep Workshop.


Nearly 100 dancers from across the area turned out to learn routines from the region’s top choreographers and get inside scoop on the audition process.

Left to right: Kelly Allen, (Richmond Lady Raiders Director) Stephanie Jojokian (Washington Redskins Cheerleader Director), GeNienne Samuels (Sideline Prep Co-founder), Derric Whitfield (Washington Wizards Dance Team Manager) , Elizabeth “Liz” Guardalo (Baltimore Blast Cheerleader Director)


Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders

On Saturday attendees also had Q&A sessions with each of the instructing directors.


While on Sunday, there was a complete mock audition where hopefuls performed one of the routines learned the previous day and then received immediate feedback on their strengths and opportunities for improvement.


Washington Redskins Cheerleaders


Washington Wizard Girls


Richmond Lady Raiders


Bay Area Shuckers Dance Team

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