Memphis Grizz Girls Audition Photos

It’s audition season and our coverage of NBA dance team auditions continues with the Memphis Grizz girls auditions.  Click here to view the Memphis Grizzlies galleries.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Paulina

This year’s P-R-O Convention was amazing and there were many wonderful cheerleaders and dancers in attendance.  So many that I was only able to feature a fraction of those in attendance for these featurettes, but time was extremely limited and I did the best that I could for our readers.

So without further ado, introducing our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star, Charlotte Honey Bee Paulina.

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We still have a few more wonderful cheerleaders to feature, so check back tomorrow to see who is next.

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New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team Audition Photos

The New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team recently held auditions for their 2019 dance team.  Click here to view their galleries.

Edmonton Oilers Orange & Blue Crew Auditions

 

2019-20 Orange & Blue Ice CrewWhat does the Orange & Blue Ice Crew do?

The Orange & Blue Ice Crew is a co-ed interactive group that represents the Edmonton Oilers organization at games, events, and appearances throughout the community. The role is primarily responsible for making sure our fans have the best experience possible and create “I Remember” moments for them! At games, the team assists with in-bowl activities, contests, and promotions (t-shirt tosses, prize giveaways, etc.), and on-ice they are responsible for skating to remove snow build-up during television timeouts.

Do I need to know how to skate?

Not all members of the Orange and Blue Ice Crew will be required to be on the ice, as this team is also responsible for off-ice activations throughout Rogers Place and the surrounding community. Applicants need not be professionally trained (hockey, figure, etc.), but a strong skating ability allows us the flexibility to have you in skating and non-skating roles and will be considered a strong asset.Please note: Orange & Blue Ice Crew members are required to wear hockey skates when performing duties on ice. So, those accustomed to wearing figure skates are strongly encouraged to practice adjusting to hockey skates before the auditions.

I’m a guy…is this job just for girls?

Absolutely not! The team is co-ed (guys and girls). Our guys perform most of the same duties as our girls along with managing Hunter’s busy schedule during games.

Is being a member of the Orange & Blue Ice Crew a full-time job? What is the time commitment?

Being a member of the Orange and Blue Ice Crew is not a full-time job. Orange & Blue Ice Crew members should plan for 12-25 hours of work per week on average. We like our members to have a flexible schedule and be committed to being available for nearly ALL home games and 75% of the events and community appearances. Orange & Blue Ice Crew are expected to be at the arena fully game ready a minimum of 2.5 hours prior to puck drop (not all members work every game). Hours will vary based on the Edmonton Oilers event and hockey schedule. Most Orange & Blue Ice Crew members attend college and/or have additional full-time or part-time jobs.

Do Orange & Blue Ice Crew members get paid?

Yes. This is not only a fun team to be a part of but also a paying part-time job! Orange & Blue Ice Crew members are paid an hourly rate for all games, events and community appearances worked.

Does the Orange & Blue Ice Crew travel with the team?

No. Orange & Blue Ice Crew members only work home games and events in the greater Edmonton area. From time-to-time, additional travel-related opportunities do come up in other parts of Alberta.

Do Orange & Blue Ice Crew members get to meet/hang out with the team/players?

Absolutely not. As with most professional teams across the various leagues there are very strict rules and regulations prohibiting fraternization with the team, players, coaches, and officials. There is a zero tolerance policy in place.

Where and when are the Orange & Blue Ice Crew auditions being held?

Auditions will be held at Rogers Place on Saturday, August 10th. Registration will open at 8AM. Please enter via the Ford Hall gates.

How old do I have to be to attend the auditions?

You must be at least 18 years of age as of September 1, 2019

What happens at the auditions?

Our auditions are interactive and fun! This is your chance to show us your personality, athleticism and enthusiasm for the role. You will be taking part in a variety of off-ice interactive tasks, icebreakers and improv activities! After which the skating assessments will take place in the Downtown Community Arena featuring skill testing and skating circuits to best showcase your skating abilities. Any hopefuls moving forward to the interviews on Wednesday, August 14th and Thursday, August 15th will be informed on Monday, August 12.

What makes a good Orange & Blue Ice Crew member? What is the hiring committee looking for?

The hiring team is looking for new members who encompass all of the following traits.An outgoing personality, great energy and positive attitude. We are looking for you to showcase your individual personality and carry that enthusiasm for the Oilers out to the thousands of fans in attendance each night.With both on-ice and off-ice shifts strong teamwork and communication skills are necessary for fan interaction, mascot handling and community events. You will always be working with different team members.Professionalism, poise and a consistent work ethic are essential in our fast-paced, ever-changing, live entertainment environment.Confidence on-camera and on-ice in front of 18,000+ fans.Reliable: Not only is punctuality key but Orange and Blue Ice Crew members receive instructions and are trusted to complete tasks independently. The ability to troubleshoot situations and make changes on the fly are essential to your role. We also require all our members to work 60% of the games along with picking up event shifts throughout the season.Approachable: Greeting fans upon arrival to Rogers Place is a very important part of your role. You should feel comfortable initiating conversation, taking part in and explaining interactive contests to fans.

What should I wear to the auditions?

Both guys and girls should come in fitted, comfortable, athletic-style apparel such as shorts, t-shirt, tank top, and athletic footwear. Put your best face forward!Check out the current uniform HERE.
How should I wear my hair and makeup for the auditions?

Since hair and makeup as well as a consistently groomed appearance are an essential part of this role we ask that the guys have their hair styled and if not clean-shaven, have “groomed” facial hair. As if going out for a night on the town with their friends! Girls are highly encouraged to arrive to auditions with full makeup and styled hair – think “girls night out”! Hair should be worn loose and styled, no elastics and not hiding your face. No hats are allowed during the auditions. PLEASE NOTE THAT YOUR PICTURE WILL BE TAKEN DURING REGISTRATION.

What do I need to bring to the auditions?

  • Water, drinks, and snacks
  • Personal items you may need (makeup, brush, etc.)
  • Skates for on-ice auditions (only if you are participating in this portion)
  • Sweaters or jackets to wear while waiting as the arena can get quite cold

Can I bring friends and family to watch the auditions?

No. Auditions will be closed to public viewing.
 
What should I do to prepare for auditions?
  • Complete the online application form and RSVP online for the auditions
  • Complete and submit the WAIVER online before the auditions
  • Have confidence and be prepared to show us why your energy, commitment and positivity is needed on our team!

Do I have to RSVP online?

It is strongly encouraged that you RSVP online. Walk-ups will be allowed to audition, although in the event that we reach maximum capacity for the auditions, those who have submitted an RSVP online will be given priority to participate…CLICK HERE to Apply and RSVP online.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Hunnies Cheerleader Christin

Met some new squads at this year’s P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and made some new friends there.  One of them was Hunnies Cheerleader Christin, who happens to be the owner of the squad, and she is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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We have a few more profiles to share with you, so check back soon to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Listen to the Latest Pro Cheerleading Podcast – Mean Gurl: How To Deal With Mean Girls On The Squad

Mean Gurl: How To Deal With Mean Girls On The Squad

Brittany and Mhkeeba take on the difficult, but very real, topic of mean girls on pro cheerleading teams. The ladies know all too well that it’s not always peaches and cream in terms of squad dynamics. They explore what defines mean girl behavior and how it shows up in the pro cheerleading world based on their own experiences and those of their listeners who wrote in questions and topics for the episode. The ladies discuss why mean girls even exist in the first place and conclude with some sound advice for dancers, squad leaders and even directors on how to deal with mean girls on the squad. This week’s Cheer Chat includes the latest update on NBA auditions and discuss a cool appearance by the Jacksonville Jaguars Roar cheerleaders performing with Sonny Kiss, a pro wrestler from All Elite Wrestling. Survey results have been steadily pouring in so Mhkeeba and Brittany share some of the highlights from the feedback from their listeners. During Locker Talk, the ladies bravely share their own mean girl confessions and give advice on how everyone can strive to do better to eliminate mean girl behavior in their lives.

Click here to listen to the lastest episode of the Pro Cheerleading Podcast.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Washington Redskins Cheerleader Jaclyn

One of my favorite squads to photograph at P-R-O is the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders.  They always bring a nice squad of cheerleaders and they wear some of the most alluring uniforms at the event.  This makes for an interesting photograph because they always present their girls at their best.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is a fifth year veteran of the First Ladies of Football…introducing Washington Redskins Cheerleader Jaclyn.

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Who’s next? We will announce our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star tomorrow!

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2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Samantha

I enjoy photographing the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  They are a rare treat for me to shoot because I never get to see them at a game since I live over 2,000 miles away in Los Angeles.   So whenever I get a chance to photograph them in person, I try to take advantage of this rare gift.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is one of those Cincinnati Ben-Gals who made the trek to Atlanta…introducing Samantha.

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Ben-Gal Samantha was amazing and there were many more wonderful cheerleaders and dancers in Atlanta, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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P-R-O Convention Memories: The Instructors

One of the reasons why the P-R-O Convention in Atlanta has been so successful, year in and year out, are the instructors.  They represent the very best choreographers in professional sports and are the reason why this event draws hundreds of participants each year.

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So let us recognize this year’s instructors:

Jakene Ashford – NFL Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders
Tara Battiato – NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
Theresa Baugus – NFL Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders
Jerod Fewell – Hip Hop Extraodinaire
Denise Garvey – NFL New York Jets Flight Crew
Katie Gibbons – NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
Stephanie Jojokian – NFL Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Brandii McCoy – NBA Charlotte Hornets Honeybees & AHL Charlotte Checkers CheckMates
Dres Reid – Industry/Hip Hop
Tracy Rutledge – Former NBA Atlanta Hawks, AFL2 Georgia Wildcats
Nicole Smith – NFL Carolina Panthers TopCats
Toni Wall – NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
Derric Whitfield – NBA Washington Wizards, Wizard Girls
Marla Viturello – Philadelphia Soul/NFL Alum

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2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Cayla

Did I mention that there were a lot of impressive Charlotte Honey Bees at P-R-O?  I didn’t get to photograph all of them, but I as best as I could.  They really are an impressive group of young ladies.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is a rookies Charlotte Honey Bee and former Charlotte CheckMate dancer…introducing Cayla.

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Alrighty then! Many more amazing All Stars to come, so check back soon to see who is next.