Junior Dolphins Virtual Summer Cheerleader Camp

The Miami Dolphins announce their first ever Junior Dolphins Virtual Summer Camps. “With youth sports currently at a hold due to COVID-19 concerns, we’ve reformatted our summer camps to take place virtually.”  The Junior Dolphins Virtual Cheer Summer Camp will take place Monday, June 22 to Friday, June 26. The five-day live camp will provide children passionate about dance and cheer the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of the sport from the safety of their homes. Camps are led by Miami Dolphins cheerleaders and will include face to face conditioning, stretching, dancing and cheering via Zoom. More information and registration is available at HERE. 

 

 

Call Me Maybe – Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders vs US Military

https://youtu.be/H96-TwrwY7M

Okay, some of you may remember several years ago the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders did a cover of Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe music video.  Well, I just stumbled upon this gem on YouTube (Yes, I know I’m about 8 years late on this one) and if you never saw it nor the original MDC cover, I think you might like it.

A  little beefcake for our female readers.

Post a comment below and let us know which version you liked better.  The MDC or the US Military.

And here’s some more Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders video goodness:

https://youtu.be/FIfbghHdG1s

https://youtu.be/xs6oSJsR3BM

https://youtu.be/RNgH965E9w8

 

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!

 

Dolphins Cancer Challenge #10 Is Hugh Success

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The South Florida community rallied for the Miami Dolphins’ tenth annual Dolphins Cancer Challenge (DCC 10) raising funds for innovative cancer research at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, a part of UHealth – the University of Miami Health System.

A record-breaking 6,000 participants biked, ran, walked and volunteered in the event. The ethos of the day was celebrated by the 250 cancer survivors who participated – reinforcing the motivation of the DCC to tackle cancer. The Survivor Program presented by the Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation will continue to share the stories of the thriving survivors on the front line who galvanize efforts at the DCC.

“The Miami Dolphins are proud to host the largest fundraiser in the NFL and through this year’s Dolphins Cancer Challenge we are continuing that tradition with a record number of participants coming together to raise money for cancer research at Sylvester,” Miami Dolphins Foundation Executive Director Jesse Marks said. “We are honored to once again be in the position to make another major gift to our partners at Sylvester who provide such a needed service to our community. Thank you to all of our partners, participants, donors and municipalities who come together to create such an impactful event for South Florida in the fight against cancer.”

“We are so grateful for this incredible partnership with the Miami Dolphins,” Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center Director Stephen D. Nimer, M.D., said. “With the support of our community we have been able to cure an ever increasing number of patients with cancer over the past 10 years and develop new more effective approaches to preventing cancer. We have become an NCI-designated cancer and we look forward to even more cancer breakthroughs as a result of the funds raised through the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.”

The DCC 10 concluded at the Finish Line presented by AutoNation where participants celebrated at the Finish Line Festival presented by Moss Construction on the grounds of the tennis campus at Hard Rock Stadium. The event featured live entertainment throughout the day from the Ultimate Stage present by Ultimate Software. The festival grounds included delicious cuisine and beverages from the roof top bar and beer garden as well as games, inflatables, gondola rides at the venue’s SkyView presented by Bud Light Seltzer, a petting zoo, massages and more for the whole family.

The DCC donates 100 percent of participant-raised funds to innovative cancer research at Sylvester. The event would not be possible without the incredible support of all contributors, including Champion partners AutoNation, Harcourt M. and Virginia W. Sylvester Foundation, Lennar Foundation and Moss Construction as well as Hero partners BBVA Compass, Breakthru Beverage, EventStar Structures, JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa and Ultimate Software. Funds are still being collected through April 6, 2020.

These initiatives align with the Miami Dolphins Foundation’s commitment of leveraging the power of sports and entertainment to inspire a healthier, more educated and united South Florida community.

The DCC was founded in 2010 by the Miami Dolphins Organization as the signature initiative of the Foundation’s health impact area and has become the largest fundraising event in the NFL. The DCC’s purpose is to improve people’s lives through financial support for innovative cancer research at Sylvester, South Florida’s only National Cancer Institute (NCI) designated cancer center. Sylvester is now among the top cancer centers in the United States and joins a highly select group as one of only two NCI-designated cancer centers in the state of Florida and one of just 71 across the nation. Since its inception, the DCC has raised more than $32.5 million, donating 100 percent of participant-raised funds to Sylvester. For more information, visit www.DolphinsCancerChallenge.com       

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

      

 

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Present UNIR At The Broward Center For Performimg Arts

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla.  – The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders showcased their dance talents in family-friendly performance that unified dancers of different races, genders, sexual orientations, identities, abilities and organizations through UNIR at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, Feb. 20.

“Through UNIR, the Miami Dolphins have given us the opportunity to perform on stage as professional dancers outside of the football field giving  fans the chance to see our work ethic, poise, teamwork and the incredibly strong mindset it takes to be a Dolphins Cheerleader as athletes, artists and powerful women in the sports industry,” Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Katie said. “UNIR represents more than just dance show, it is about coming together through art and connecting with one another regardless of backgrounds and cultural differences.”

Fans of all ages had the opportunity to witness the fantastic display of art through modern technology and dance. As an embodiment of the unifying power and celebration of dance, UNIR featured guest performers from around the globe including Dreamchasers Cayman, Insieme Performance Kiel, The University of Miami Cheerleaders, Spirit Academy Trinidad & Tobago and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders alongside the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders.

Miami Dolphins Cheer is among the most highly regarded and recognized cheerleader brands in the world. The diverse team of women are athletic, confident and trendy yet timeless. They are talented dance performers, passionate community advocates and relatable social influencers. Miami Dolphins Cheer is committed to inspiring and entertaining all fans with an emphasis on empowering young women.

Veronica
Katie

 

Shayla

Link to Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders is HERE

Link to Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders is HERE

 

The Miami Dolphins, Salute To Service Game

The Miami Dolphins have military introductions at all home games. This past Sunday was special however as the game versus the Bills was designated the NFL’s Salute To Service day. Embodying the Mission Statement to honor, empower and connect with the nation’s service members, veterans and their families, the Dolphins family continue to show their support and appreciation for those who are serving or have served the country.
.
Honored guests included 100 active duty military and 100 retired military from the community. After their military tailgate, they held flags during the national anthem (performed by the Singing Sergeants from the Air Force) and flyover (85th Fighter Squadron).
.
The Dolphins everyday hero salute went to Retired Staff Sgt.Thomas A. Metto who served as Infantry Platoon Commander in Vietnam.
.
The game was a home disappointment as the Bills kept the Fins at bay all day. Final score was 37-20 Buffalo. The weak pass rush did the Dolphins in, too much time allowing the Bills receivers to get open. The main Miami highlight was Jakeem Grant’s 4th career touchdown return. He’s a play-maker, 101 yard kickoff return.
.
The Dolphin’s cheerleaders were splendid as always. Cloudy day with a great temperature for all day dancing! We’ll let the photo album highlight their talents and beauty. Someday we need to do a Q&A with the cheers who jumped with U.S. Army’s Golden Knights! Yes they did! The MDC website is HERE
Elena
Jennifer
Jozie
Shayla
Veronica
Katie and Kayla
Estefania
Gigi, Salute to Service Performance
Emily
Kally
Kayla
Emily M.
Kristen
Jenny

Start of our game album is HERE

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Will Present UNIR, A Dance Showcase

Unir–A Spanish word to unite, bind, join, combine, etc. As in “ties that bind multiple cultures”. We asked cheerleaders Katie and Shayla to tell us about UNIR. Note: The Miami Dolphins, as an organization, is strongly committed to community initiatives.

1)  Katie and Shayla, we always start our Ultimate Cheerleader chats with you introducing yourself in detail to our readers. 

  • SHAYLA: Hi everybody! My name is Shayla and this is my 2nd season as a Miami Dolphins Cheerleader and my first season as a co-captain. In 2018, I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance from New World School of the Arts. Recently, I’ve began my journey to getting a second degree; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and plan to graduate in 2022 to then continue my schooling in hopes of becoming a Nurse Practitioner and beginning my career in the medical field. 
  • KATIE: I started dancing when I was four years old! My parents enrolled me in the dance studio as a way to make friends. I went to New World School of the Arts for my freshman and sophomore year of high school and then finished through an online schooling service. At 16 I traveled back and forth to upstate New York to dance with a modern dance company. I attended NYU and received my BFA in Dance in 2016. I’ve studied ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, flamenco, pointe and partnering. In addition to dance, I also minored in nutrition and after graduating, I received my certification in Fitness Nutrition and as a Personal Trainer through NASM. I currently work at Orangetheory fitness as a coach!

 

2) What kind of show is UNIR? Entire squad involved?

  • SHAYLA: UNIR is a dance showcase that will include our entire squad showing our expertise in lots of different styles of dance, from ballet to our well known cheer dance style that we perform on game days. 
  • KATIE: UNIR will be exactly what it means. We plan on further uniting and bringing our community together, not only as an NFL Cheerleading squad, but as a whole. Our team represents diversity, humility and strength in that, so we aim to showcase those qualities with some amazing and talented guests who will be performing with us.

 

3) How exciting will this stage opportunity be?

  • SHAYLA: It’s been a while since I’ve truly performed in a dance showcase in a beautiful theater like the Broward Center for the Performing Arts and I must say I’m elated. I’ve always loved the magical feeling of being on the stage in front of a massive audience, with lights beaming on you from all sides. It’s truly a feeling that you will never forget. 

 

4) What is the prep work like for UNIR?

  • SHAYLA: Preparing for UNIR is not an easy task. It takes a lot of long hours of learning the choreography, to then work to make the vision of each piece a reality. Nonetheless, it’s an extremely fun process. Being surrounded by your best friends and all being able to do what you love is honestly the best feeling. 
  • KATIE: We’ll begin rehearsals the first week of December! Usually we take a break from consistent practice throughout the off season but not this year — we’ll be using that time to prep for our show!

 

5)  What is it like to dance along all these different styles, influences?

  • SHAYLA: It’s incredibly exciting! We get to be immersed in a style that we may have trained in before or may be exposed to a style we’ve never even heard of. But all in all, we get to tap into a different side of ourselves in order to portray that style to the best of our abilities.
  • KATIE: I’m really interested to see how jumping back into technical dance styles is going to feel physically for me. But I’m very excited to get back into some of my favorite styles that I haven’t practiced since college.

 

6)  How do you feel about the change from the fashion show to this event?

  • SHAYLA: Of course we all enjoyed the glitz and glam that we were able to be a part of in the fashion show, and so it will be missed. But I’m also very excited to break bounds and initiate the important conversations that need to be discussed in this world by being a part of this new tradition that we’re creating, entitled UNIR. 
  • KATIEI personally feel that UNIR will be more significant in making a difference. I’m happy we’re changing it up this season and aiming for a performance level and venue that’s even more incredible than our fashion shows in past seasons. We’ve been developing our image as NFL cheerleaders and I think this show will represent exactly what that image is. We’re very lucky to have an organization that wants to showcase our talents and celebrate them in order to bring our community together. 

Thank you Shayla and Katie. We are buying our tickets now. See HERE.

Shayla
Katie
Katie
Shayla
Katie
Shayla

Miami Dolphins Top New York Jets For First Win Of Season

The Miami Dolphins celebrated their NFL Fantennial Game weekend with multiple events culminating in a thrilling victory over their AFC East main rival, the New York Jets.The Dolphins are winless no more, final score 26-18. Hopefully now the word “tanking” will disappear from the local news media. Congratulations out to first year coach Brian Flores in besting prior year coach Adam Gase. Coach Flores was emotional after game “we didn’t get off to the best start this season, a lot of adversity but these guys knew how to deal with it and have played well recently”. The rivalry will continue!
.
Game day is always very active at Hard Rock Stadium. The Dolphins did their military “everyday hero salute” to Command Sergeant Major, David S. Davenport Sr. (retired). With multiple deployments to Bosnia, Kosovo, Haiti and Irag the Major also served as sergeant major of the United States Army Training and Doctrine command. The fly over after the anthem was completed by the 482nd Fighter Wing of Homestead Air Reserve Base. Never gets old, chilling!
.
Every NFL cheering squad will occasionally step outside the box with something unique. The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders live outside the box. Innovation is their middle name. This year the ladies will be performing at the Broward County For The Performing Arts with UNIR, a show celebrating the power of dance! Tickets are now on sale for the February 20th show. Can a call from Broadway be far off? Link for more information is on the website HERE. 
.
Our thanks out to Ariann Denison, Manager, and Natalie Chernow, Coach and Choreographer, for letting Ultimate Cheerleaders spend a “winsome” Sunday with such a talented group of young professionals.
Kelly
Jennifer
Paige
Ashley
Emily M.
Jamie
Shayla and Molly
Estefania
Gigi
Briana
Elena
Jared
Kristen
Davia, Kayla C, and Katie

Start of our game album photos is HERE

Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Get To Celebrate Victory Monday

The Miami Dolphins hit the win column for first time this season with a hard fought victory over the New York Jets. The below photo captures Paige and her teammates gearing up for Victory Monday. Check back with us later in the week for our game day coverage of the cheerleaders.

Natalie, Shayla, Molly, Paige, Briana and Veronica