Endgame – The 2019 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders Final Auditions

Final auditions for the 2019 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders were held this past Sunday at the Lynwood High School Performing Arts Center.  73 finalists vied for the 32 open spots on the squad and the competition was a very competitive one.  A panel of four judges would review each finalist as they performed a jazz dance routine, a hip hop routine and a high energy technical dance.  At the conclusion of the four hour final audition process, the 32 members of the 2019 Los Angeles Rams Cheerleaders were announced.

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UltimateCheerleaders.com was in attendance at the proceedings and here are our best images from each round of the final auditions.  We begin with Round One – the Jazz Dance, which was coincidentally the routine used in the preliminary auditions and choreographed by John Peters.


More images after the break.


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Satin Stitches at the NFL Cheerleader Directors Conference

Editor’s note: Satin Stitches, a long time sponsor of UltimateCheerleaders.com, recently attended the NFL Cheerleader Directors Conference in Minneapolis and they shared with us their recent experience at the event.

Satin Stitches Ltd has been attending the prestigious ‘NFL Cheer Directors Conference’ every year since 2009 (hosted by New Orleans). Vendors who work with NFL cheerleading teams present their products during a trade show, complete with a fashion show, for those of us who create the costumes, uniforms, workout and fan apparel for the teams.

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For months prior to the ‘big day’, all of our designers start brainstorming, sketching, planning, and finally creating CAD patterns for brand-new styles to feature during the annual event, which is hosted by a different NFL cheer team, every year. Styles are then cut, sewn and critiqued, and finally embellished, if they make the grade. We put together a ‘Look Book’ that is available online, in our Web Store.

This year’s event took place at our brand new Minnesota Vikings’ training facility. Because we were ‘local’, three Satin Stitches’ design team members attended the trade show and fashion presentation. Tami Hedrick, MVC Cheerleading Director and her assistants put together a very well-run event, making sure that each vendor received ‘face time’ with all the NFL teams (nearly all were in attendance. The event was sandwiched in between our February snow storms, so everyone attending enjoyed our snow (with no travel problems)!

We were thrilled that the Minnesota Vikings lent an official photographer for the event. We took our own video.

Attached are photos of our booth and of our featured styles in our section of the fashion show. The REAL Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders did a fabulous job of modeling.

We hope you enjoy our new styles and order your audition outfit or new team uniforms!

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St. Louis Ambush Brigade Audition Workshops Announced!

The Ambush Brigade Professional Dance Team

The Ambush Brigade perform innovative, high energy, choreographed dance routines to a wide variety of music during breaks in action at all St. Louis Ambush home games.  We also make promotional and community service appearances at local and regional events throughout the year.

2019-2020 AUDITION PREP WORKSHOPS

(Workshops will be held at Steppin’ Up Dance Productions 1023 Cool Springs Industrial Dr.,  O’Fallon, Mo 63366)

Dance Technique Instruction with an Audition Style Combo

  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 / Time: 11am-1pm
  • Cost: $20

Dance Technique instruction with an Audition Style Combo

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Time 7-9pm
  • Cost: $20

Brigade Dance technique Instruction with Audition Routine

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 / Time: 11am-2pm
  • *First 4-8 counts of the audition routine will be taught
  • *Q&A session
  • *Participants will automatically be advanced through to the Semi-Finals
  • Cost: *$35

FOR MORE AUDITION & TRYOUT INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK HERE

2019 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Auditions

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Auditions

  • Perform at AT&T Stadium
  • Travel to exotic locations on Annual Calendar Shoot
  • Entertain U.S. military troops throughout the world on USO Tours
  • Perform for National Television audiences
  • Lend time and talent at community service events
  • Share your knowledge and experience with kids at Camp DCC
  • Bring smiles to residents of nursing homes and hospitals
  • Perform at other professional sporting and corporate events
  • Receive extensive training in dance and vocal techniques
  • MAKE LIFETIME FRIENDS!
  • BECOME ONE OF THE BEST!

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of preliminary auditions
  • Must be be a high school graduate (or graduating Spring 2018) or have a G.E.D.
  • You must be able to attend all rehearsals and other related activities
  • International Applicants: When applying for any type of visa, please keep in mind that the Dallas Cowboys do not “sponsor” international candidates. Please work through the US consulate/embassy in your home country to obtain the proper visa for audition travel, and be mindful of extended timeline should you be selected as a Dallas Cowboy’s Cheerleader
  • YOU SHOULD BE EXPECTED TO PROVIDE PROOF OF LAWFUL ELIGIBILITY TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Dates

  • Preliminaries – Saturday, May 18
  • Semi-Finals – Sunday, May 19
  • Panel Interviews – Friday, May 31
  • Finals – Saturday, June 1
  • First Meeting – Monday, June 3

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP NOW!


Frequently Asked Questions

When are the registration deadlines and audition dates?

Spring 2019, please check back.

Is being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader a full-time job?

No, most Cheerleaders hold part-time or full-time jobs or attend college.

Can you be a mother and a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader?

Yes! Many mothers have successfully fullfilled all DCC obligations.

Are there any height and weight requirements?

You should look well proportioned in dancewear. We DO NOT have specific height and weight requirements.

Are there any age requirements?

You must be at least 18 by the time of preliminary auditions. There will be no exceptions.

If I am currently a high school senior but will not graduate until June can I still audition and be selected for training camp?

Yes, if you meet the minimum age requirements of 18 by the date of preliminary auditions and can participate in ALL Training Camp rehearsals and activities.

What should I wear to auditions?

You should wear:

  • 2-piece attire:Top: Dance/Athletic Bra TopBottom: Hot Pants (No Tank Tops or Bike Shorts)
  • Skin colored Dance Tights (non-shimmery)
  • Any type of dance shoe or dance sneaker

Where can we find audition attire?

Audition attire can be found in dance wear stores, or ordered online. Link to a company we recommend here: www.thelineup.com Use promo code: COWBOYS for 10% off!

What does it take to become a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader?

Our judges will focus on the following:

  • Dance Technique
  • Enthusiasm
  • Poise
  • Showmanship
  • Personal Appearance
  • Figure
  • Personality
  • Energy
  • High Kicks
  • Splits

What are Prep Classes?

Audition Prep Classes are non-mandatory dance classes offered to provide excellent preparation for the upcoming audition. They are taught by DCC Choreographers and Group Leaders during the months leading up to Auditions. You may attend one or all the classes. (Prep Class Information)

What is Show Group?

The DCC Show Group showcases the advanced dance techniques and vocal skills of an elite group of 12 Cheerleaders in a fully choreographed musical variety extravaganza. The entire show features elaborately costumed and carefully staged production numbers filled with singing and dancing for every taste – from Classical to Country to good ol’ Rock-n-Roll.

A separate audition process during the summer allows interested DCC the opportunity to demonstrate their dance and/or singing qualifications for selection to Show Group.

If I can’t do the splits should I try out?

Yes, if you are a great performer and truly want to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader you should try out. Flexibility and splits are REQUIRED by the start of the football season but continual stretching and flexibility work can eventually get results.

We recommend that you stretch “warm muscles”. Spend a few minutes with activity that does not require full range of motion.

Then, stretch your body with particular focus on the hamstrings and hip flexors.

When working toward your splits, using support, such as folded blankets on either side of your legs, can help you maintain your position as you work toward 180 degrees.

Be consistent with your stretching routine and never rush the process. Injuries will lead to disappointment and set you back from your goal.

How should I wear my make-up?

Wear shades that complement your natural beauty. Choose mostly mattes for eye shadows. A little shimmer is okay but avoid a very glittery look. Also avoid false eyelashes that are very solid or very long, as they can make eyes appear heavy and too dark. Cheek and lip colors should be vibrant neutral tones, avoid shades that are loud/bright. Also avoid too much contast with contouring and highlighting. Finally, a spray tan can look great, but it should be warm without orange tones and with face and body color being similar. Facial features are “lost” when a spray tan is too dark.

How should I wear my hair?

Hair should be worn down and in a current hairstyle that compliments your features. Make sure your hair does not hide your face. You may call Tangerine Salon, our official hair care partner, at 972-393-9200 to schedule an appointment to get the look and style that best suits you for your audition. Click here for a list of services and pricing.

How will I know if my application was received and accepted?

You will receive an e-mail stating that your application was accepted. Please wait until one week prior to auditions if you have not received this e-mail to contact the DCC office. Audition communication is through e-mail only- DCCAuditions@DallasCowboys.net

What do I need to bring to preliminaries?

  • Driver’s license or passport for identification (This is required, no exceptions)
  • Extra competition attire and tights just in case!
  • Water bottle
  • Lunch and snacks (it will be a long day)
  • Personal items: Make up, curling iron, etc.

What is the audition process?

Auditions are a multi-step process beginning with Application, Preliminary Audition, Semi-Final Audition, Personal Interview, Written Test, and Final Talent Auditions follow for selected candidates. The DCC Training Camp Candidates will be selected from participants in the Finals. Each day will begin at 8:00am. DO NOT BE LATE! Plan on spending the whole day. Detailed information will be handed out to you each day at registration, but here is a brief overview:

Preliminary Dance Audition:

Candidates will have the opportunity to perform “freestyle” dance moves in groups of 5 for the judging panel. At the end of the performances, the judges selections for Callbacks will be posted.

Semi Final Dance Audition:

  • Learn a dance combination and kickline. (You will be expected to perform the dance combination and kickline many times throughout the rest of the audition process)
  • Candidates will perform the dance combination and kickline in groups of 5
  • Written test: A test on general knowledge about the Dallas Cowboy’s Organization, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders history, the National Football League, current events, and dance terminology.
  • Judges retire to make Finalist selections
  • Announce Finalists
  • Finalists have a brief meeting with Cheerleader Director, Kelli McGonagill Finglass to schedule their personal interview appointment and to discuss Final Audition Components: Solo Talent Presentation, Written Essay, Panel Interview and Test

Personal Interview:

  • Panel interview with the judges. Candidates will participate in an interactive interview with selected judges from the Judging Panel.

Finals:

  • Perform a ninety second individual talent presentation, (e.g. – singing, dancing, dramatic interpretation). This will be your opportunity to impress the judges with your creativity and talent. All finalists will be responsible for emailing their music at the appropriate time. In addition, please bring a CD backup to the final audition. You may wear whatever costume design you wish to enhance and complement your performance. If your talent is singing, make sure there are no lead vocals on your musical accompaniment track. Please note: Hand-held props only; do not incorporate the use of a chair in your choreography.
  • Perform the dance combination and kickline taught at Semis in groups of 5 on the field.
  • Judges retire to make selection for DCC Summer Training Camp Candidates.
  • Announce Training Camp Class.
  • Training Camp Class of 2017 stay for a brief meeting with Brooke Wicker Alexander.

If I do not advance to semi-finals will my application be kept on file?

No, you must re-apply with a new application, non-returnable photo, and application processing fee each year.

If I am not selected as a training camp candidate may I call the DCC office to receive my judges comments?

No, the judges sheets are not kept on file and comments about your audition are not available.

When do rehearsals begin?

All rehearsals are held during weekday evenings beginning at 7:00 pm and usually conclude at 10:30 pm. You will be given a schedule of rehearsals at First Meeting June 5, 2017.

What type of time commitment is required if chosen for DCC?

Total commitment is required!!!! The DCC schedule and contract is one year, and includes… There is a pay schedule for Games, Show Group Performances, Appearances, Rehearsals and Camps.

Activities include:

  • Rehearsals star at 7:00pm
  • Personal Appearances (Charity & Paid)
  • Travel
  • Fan Mail
  • Cheer and Dance Camps for Children
  • Performances
  • Media Interviews

Are there certain dance moves that I must be able to do at auditions?

There are no specific movements that must be executed at preliminaries. Freestyle dance should be a blend of hip-hop/jazz that incorporates movements that you feel comfortable with technically. At semi-finals, the choreography in the dance combination is different each year. However, expect a pirouette to be included. Throughout auditions, the most important performance quality is confidence. So, with any of the dance elements, use great posture, strong, controlled movements and always, with a smile!

May I try out if I have a tattoo?

Yes, you may try out if you have a tattoo. Our policy is that even the smallest of tattoos may not be visible in the uniform or in rehearsal attire. There are many effective products available at stores or online. Additionally, concealer, followed by setting powder, then bronzer to match color, can also be effective.

Can my family watch auditions?

No, the auditions are closed to the public.

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2019 Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Auditions

2019 Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Auditions

The Tennessee Titans are searching nation-wide for the most engaging group of entertainers to join the 2019 Titans Cheerleaders! We continuously aspire to innovate our Cheerleading team, which is why this year we are encouraging a broad range of athletes to sign up for auditions starting in May. We are seeking athletic performers of all genders aged 18 and over who are accomplished on and off the field and who love their Titans! Potential candidates are invited to showcase their dancing, stunting, and tumbling skills, along with their exuberant personalities! Roles to be filled include dancers, stunt flyers, and stunt bases, who will combine their talents to create a new performance that will wow our whole stadium audience.

The experience of being a Tennessee Titans Cheerleader is second to none. Aside from having the best seats in the house at every Titans home game, these entertainers have been featured on national television, including numerous national television shows, danced in countless music videos, and even worked in feature films! Their impact in the community is exceptional, appearing at community events all over the state of Tennessee.

Each year, the Titans Cheerleaders travel all over the world for Titans games, community outreach, and military appearances. They have been as far as Korea, Kuwait, Singapore, and Africa as well as the Caribbean Islands, Hawaii, Guam, and Alaska. They’ve spent a full week in Mexico City and London and worked at events in Las Vegas, Seattle, and Arizona, among others. As a Titans Cheerleader, you will have the opportunity to see the world while engaging with the greatest fans in the NFL!

2019 Tennessee Titans Cheerleaders Auditions Information:

5/11 – Choreography Instruction:
· 3-5:30pm at Nissan Stadium – West Club
· Suggested Attire: comfortable dance attire

5/12- Preliminary and Semi Final Auditions:
· 9am at Nissan Stadium – West Club
· Preliminary Auditions:
Round 1 of Preliminary Auditions: Choreography
Round 2 of Preliminary Auditions: Tumbling and Stunting

· Semi Final Auditions:
Round 1 of Preliminary Auditions: Kick Line
Round 2 of Preliminary Auditions: Choreography (extended)

5/13 – 5/16 Finalist Practices:
· Details will be disclosed after Semi-Finals

5/17 – 5/18 Final Auditions:
· Details will be disclosed after Semi Finals

Audition Registration Fee: $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Walk-Ins welcome!

Audition Requirements:
· Candidates must be at least 18 years of age AND a high school graduate
· Candidates must be available throughout the summer for TTC Training Camp
· Candidates must be available for all Titans home games
· Dancing, tumbling and stunting experiences is beneficial, but not a requirement

***JOB DESCRIPTIONS***

Job Description: Dancer:

  • Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position which include, but is not limited to, dancing, running, jumping, leaping, turning, kicking while performing a choreographed routine.
  • Must have the fitness level and physical stamina to run 2-3 miles and perform for long periods of time (gameday averages 8-10 hours).
  • Must be able to lift other members of the squad or 45+ lbs.
  • Must have the ability to move around the field in close proximity to other squad members, Titans personnel, and NFL staff, as well as perform in all types of weather and temperatures.

Job Description: Stunt Flyer:

  • Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position which include, but is not limited to, dancing, running, jumping, leaping, turning, kicking, twisting, tumbling, flipping, lifting and being lifted, throwing and being thrown, catching and being caught by other participants of the squad while performing a choreographed routine.
  • Must have the fitness level and physical stamina to run 2-3 miles and perform for long periods of time (gameday averages 8-10 hours).
  • Must be able to lift other members of the squad or 45+ lbs.
  • Must have the ability to move around the field in close proximity to other squad members, Titans personnel, and NFL staff, as well as perform in all types of weather and temperatures.

Job Description: Stunt Base:

  • Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of the position which include, but is not limited to, tumbling, lifting, throwing and catching other participants of the squad while performing a choreographed routine.
  • Must have the fitness level and physical stamina to run 2-3 miles and perform for long periods of time (gameday averages 8-10 hours).
  • Must be able to lift other members of the squad or 100+ lbs repeatedly.
  • Must have the ability to move around the field in close proximity to other squad members, Titans personnel, and NFL staff, as well as perform in all types of weather and temperatures.

Click here for more information or to register for auditions.

2019 NFL Cheerleader Audition Dates

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It’s officially audition season and for those prospective NFL cheerleaders, it is time to start preparing and organizing for the upcoming auditions.  Check back here or click on the auditions link at the top of the page for an updated listing of NFL auditions.

UPDATE: Tennessee Titans.

NFL Cheerleading Squads (2019)

Arizona Cardinals:   March 30.  [Details]
Atlanta Falcons:   April 14.  [Details]
Baltimore Ravens:  March 2.  [Details]
Carolina Panthers:   April 13.  [Details]
Cincinnati Bengals:  April 13.  [Details]
Dallas Cowboys:   May 18.  [Details]
Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers:  [Details]
Denver Broncos:  March 17.  [Details]
Detroit Lions Cheerleaders:   March 24.  [Details]
Houston Texans:   April 13.  [Details]
Indianapolis Colts:   March 16.  [Details]
Jacksonville Jaguars:   April 6.  [Details]
Kansas City Chiefs:   March 15.  [Details]
Los Angeles Chargers:   [Details]
Los Angeles Rams:   March 31.  [Details]
Miami Dolphins:   April 13.  [Details]
Minnesota Vikings:    April 7.  [Details]
New England Patriots:  March 2.  [Details]
New Orleans Saints:  April 5.  [Details]
New York Jets:   March 2.  [Details]
Oakland Raiders:   May 4.  [Details]
Philadelphia Eagles:   March 23.  [Details]
San Francisco 49ers:   March 24.  [Details]
Seattle Seahawks:  April 13. [Details]
Tampa Bay Buccaneers:   March 30.  [Details]
Tennessee Titans:  May 11.  [Details]
Washington Redskins:   March 22.  [Details]

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The ROAR Of The Jacksonville Jaguars – Final Auditions

This past Saturday saw forty-four gifted and beautiful dancers competing to become a member of the ROAR.  The agenda included technical dance moves and finished up with individual costume talent presentations by the ladies. Enjoy some photos from day.

Returning team captain Emily

Allison

Rachel

Taylor

Amy

Sandy

Mandy

Kinsey

Dominick

Winter. Yes, cheerleaders are athletic and prone to performance injury

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Alex and Brittany (click to enlarge)

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders Audition Photos

Our look at NFL auditions continues with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.  The Bucs recently held auditions for their 2019 squad.  Click here to view their gallery of images from the event.

 

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Charger Girls Pre-Audition Workshops

Pre-auditions workshops are designed to prepare interested applicants for the auditions process and introduce potential candidates to the style of choreography performed by the Charger Girls. The choreography taught and material presented at each workshop will vary. Material presented will include application tips, suggested style guide, interview prep and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with current Charger Girls team members, meet program partners and participate in a Q & A session with team director, Lisa Simmons. Participants can expect a supportive, non-competitive environment and will leave feeling more prepared and confident for the upcoming Charger Girls auditions.


Los Angeles Pre-Auditions Workshop

Sunday, April 14, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Equinox Sports Club Los Angeles
1835 S Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Irvine Pre-Auditions Workshop

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Equinox Sports Club Orange County
1980 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

TBA Pre-Auditions Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM

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Hawthorne Pre-Auditions Workshop

Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Equinox South Bay
5400 Rosecrans Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250