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Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders Auditions Photos

Even though the coronavirus has shut down many aspects of our country, the Baltimore Ravens were able to hold their auditions prior to the mandatory stay at home orders impact their state.  So let us take a look at their proceedings and hope for better times…like the opening of the NFL season.


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Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Announce Online Auditions

MAY 2-15: Accepting Online Submissions for Virtual Preliminary Auditions

Application and Upload of:

  • Headshot
  • Full length photo
  • Brief Introduction
  • One minute dance performance

MAY 18: Notification to Candidates to the Second Round

  • Choreography sent out – dance and kickline

MAY 25: Deadline to Submit Dance and Kickline Performances

JUNE 1: Announcement of those Advancing to the Final Round

TBD: Candidates Report to Dallas to Begin Final Round

Finals merging with Training Camp period

Additional choreography will be sent in proportion to number of weeks start is delayed


  • 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 technique


  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of preliminary auditions
  • Must be a high school graduate (or graduating Spring 2020) 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

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Detroit Pistons Dancers Photos

As we persevere through these unprecedented times that have so adversely impacted our lives, let us take a moment to brighten our day with a look at the Detroit Piston Dancers.  The NBA and all other major sports are still shut down but the Pistons have some images from earlier in the season to share with you.

Stay safe, be well, and let’s us hope for better days…when things return to the way there were before and we can enjoy our favorite pastimes again.

More photos after the break.

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Dolphins Cheerleaders Auditions Update

A week or so ago David Tyau spotlighted on the Blog the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders virtual auditions information. That post is HERE .

In response to the ongoing concerns regarding COVID-19, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders have launched a series of online virtual prep classes alongside their first-ever virtual auditions for the 2020-2021 Dolphins Cheerleading team. To help participants prepare, virtual prep classes will be each Thursday on the Miami Dolphins Cheer Instagram account HERE.

The virtual auditions provide candidates the opportunity to showcase their talents and empower them to connect with the MDC in a healthy and safe environment.

Register submissions are being accepted now through May 2, 2020

Good luck ladies!


Top Tips to Keep the Judges Watching Your Audition Video!

Editor’s note: The 2020 audition season is coming soon and with the advent of virtual auditions, it’s a new challenge.  Sideline Prep a longtime sponsor of this blog, has a few tips for aspiring professional cheerleaders and dancers.

Do you want our top tips to ensure the judges keep watching your audition videos?
Do you want your pro cheer video critiqued BEFORE you submit it?
Do you need a dance or freestyle choreographed?
If so, read on…

As you know, most NFL teams have now turned to virtual auditions. Now, this is not a time to freak out and drop out of auditions! This is the time to take ADVANTAGE of this amazing opportunity!

In this video, I’m going to share with you our Top 10 Tips to Nail your Pro Cheer Audition Video Submission! 

I discuss our top tips on everything from lighting and backdrops… to audio and framing… to how to record your video and what things can be fixed in post edit.  Basically, I share everything that goes into making an amazing video so you can make a great first impression!

Remember, this is new to most of us, however, Sideline Prep has been coaching, supporting our training via a virtual platform for close to a DECADE!  We’ve got your back!

We would love to help you in any way we can so…

  • If you need editing, we’ve got you.
  • If you want feedback on your audition video, we’re here to help.
  • If you need choreography, we can do that too!

All you have to do is click the link below and we will be right there to assist you with whatever you need!

GO HERE to get one-on-one video critique help or email us at info@sidelineprep.com:

GO HERE to download our Tips & Buyers Guide:

We hope you enjoyed this video, but more importantly, we hope you enjoy this process.  It’s different and of course we would rather be in the audition room showing up and showing out, but this is your time to shine and we know you will do just that!  We are here for you every step of the way!

We wish you success in all that you do!  And we are here to help you every step of the way to shine on the sidelines!!

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Check out the Latest from the Pro Cheerleading Podcast: Interview with Terra Saunders

This special bonus episode with Terra Saunders, Owner of Dallaswear Uniforms, is just what our pro cheerleading community needs to feel inspired during this pandemic. Terra’s love for her country and awesome @dallaswear team inspired her to turn a crisis into an opportunity to help make a difference in her community. She openly shares some of her ups and downs as a business owner and her journey of learning to overcome her fears.

Check out this podcast episode here.

Indiana Pacemates Dancers Photos

In these challenging times, we continue our coverage of NBA dance teams with an in depth look at the Indiana Pacemates dance team.

More photos after the break.

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Health Heroes: Cardinals Cheerleaders Fight Coronavirus On Front Lines

Editors note: some good news regarding two cheerleaders who are having a positive impact on the community as we undergo this unprecedented time in our country.  We thank Darren Urban and the Arizona Cardinals for bringing this to our attention.

Darren Urban

Cardinals cheerleader Darby, a local nurse, works at her parking lot station this week as she helps screen incoming patients for the coronavirus.

As she watches cars drive up each day, Darby doesn’t know if the person inside will have a mild cough or no illness symptoms at all. She doesn’t know if the potential patient just broke a foot or is showing the serious signs of COVID-19.

But as a nurse, this is what she wanted to do. In another part of her life, Darby is a Cardinals cheerleader (per team policy, azcardinals.com won’t use her last name). But nursing is her profession, and as part of her hospital’s disaster response team for the coronavirus, she has spent the last week in the parking lot screening those that drive up, never knowing for sure exactly to what she has been exposed.

Her hospital has all the personal protective equipment it needs for now. She feels lucky in that regard. But the unknown is reality. Treating someone with no outward symptoms doesn’t necessarily mean anything.

“Right now, I don’t feel in danger, but I don’t really know what’s to come,” said Darby, who has been a nurse for six years and is heading into her fourth year with Cardinals Cheer. “Will supplies change in one week? Two weeks? Three weeks?

“I try to stay in the moment. As a healthcare worker, I think it’s important that we keep our calm. Every day it’s changing.”

Shasta has been a nurse for almost five years. She works with newborn babies and their mothers, in that day or two they are in the hospital for a birth. She isn’t necessarily dealing with COVID patients – “I have a crazy amount of respect for the people that are going in there every single day to do that,” she said – but as a nurse, the coronavirus inevitably was going to touch her life.

Shasta’s mother was diagnosed with Stage 4 breast cancer three years ago. Shasta bought a house two years ago and both her mom and dad moved in. When COVID-19 arrived, the fear set in, and she saw no option other than moving out.

“I couldn’t stand the thought of potentially coming into contact with (the coronavirus), not knowing if I was positive and exposing her to that,” Shasta said. “That would be more catastrophic than anything.”

Cardinals cheerleaders Darby (left) and Shasta in their work clothes as local nurses.

Shasta, going into her third season as a Cardinals cheerleader, first moved in with a friend, who is also a nurse. That friend – who had only had the mildest of symptoms and tested only when she had trouble smelling and tasting – was soon after diagnosed with COVID-19.

Shasta had to stay home from work. She moved to a hotel for a week to quarantine while she waited for her own COVID test results. Those results came back negative, and she moved in with her brother and was able to return to work. (Her friend is doing well.)

“It’s been a little crazy,” Shasta said.

Darby, who has twice gone to Haiti to help provide free medical care in desperate areas, has a boyfriend who is a firefighter. She said he too has the proper equipment now, but with him as a first responder, they have had conversations about their heightened exposure to the virus.

The fall, with the potential of football and cheerleading, can seem so far away. In these circumstances, it can feel meaningless.

“There are a lot more important things than cheerleading and the NFL,” Shasta said. “But this whole (sports) industry gives people hope. If we do what we need to do to get everyone healthy, I keep thinking this will be something people can look forward to. People won’t take (that life) for granted.”

As for nursing, no matter how dangerous the profession has become, neither has regrets.

“I really have never been so proud to be a nurse,” Shasta said. “That doesn’t mean it’s not scary, to think of what the future holds.”

Darby, in a family full of healthcare workers, long thought about being a caregiver at the bedside, doing hands-on patient care. Given the world around her, the idea of being in a different line of work, “you wonder those things.”

“But I am the type of the person where I want to be responding to this,” Darby said. “I want, with my whole heart and soul, to help people.”

Boston Celtics Dancers Photos

I hope everyone is safe, adhering to the government guidelines, and keeping a positive attitude during these tying times.  Let’s keep our spirits up with a few images of the Boston Celtics Dancers from social media.

More photos after the break.

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