2019 P-R-O Convention Memories: The Clemson University Dance Team

There were more than a few new dance teams at the 2019 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and one of them was the Clemson University Dance Team.  They were a nice addition to the line up of professional and college dance teams in attendance.

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

The First Ladies of Football are usually well represented at P-R-O and this year was no different.  They sent a group of beautiful and talented cheerleaders to this year’s event and we were able to feature one in particular for our readers.  So without further ado, introducing our latest 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star, Washington Redskins Cheerleader Azusa.

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The 2019 P-R-O Convention was a tremendous event and there were many, many impressive cheerleaders in attendance.  Check back soon to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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

Every year, the Charlotte Honey Bees send a large contingent of dancers to the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and every year, I am impressed with the squad that comes out to play.  I try to feature as many of the Honey Bees as I am able because they are one impressive squad.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star hails from the Charlotte Honey Bees and is a former Charlotte CheckMates dancer…introducing Kelsea.

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We have many more amazing cheerleaders and dancers to feature, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part Two

This is my 10th year covering the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta.  It is my favorite event of the year to cover because I get to photograph professional cheerleaders from all over the country and some from outside the US.  It’s a wonderful experience and every year I get some memorable photographs.

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The P-R-O Convention in Atlanta is the premier professional cheerleading convention and attracts the very best professional cheerleaders and choreographers in the nation. Squads from the NFL, NBA, minor league sports, and several college dance teams gathered in Atlanta for a fun filled weekend of dance, team building and networking.

Continue reading Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part Two

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Mikyle

Every year I come to this event, I promise myself that I will photograph some Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders.  I’ve wanted to do that for several years, but I never seem to be able to do so. You’d think that I would be able to, but time…free time…is extremely limited.  Being that Atlanta is the Falcons home, you’d think I’d be able to snag a few AFCs after the dancing is done for the day…but they always seem to depart quickly at days end before I can approach them.

But this year was different and I was able to arrange for a couple of Falcons Cheerleaders to pose for me. And our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is special.  There’s something imposing about her…an almost intimidating presence, yet when she smiles or dances, there’s a warmth and happiness about her that’s simply amazing.  She’s quite alluring and that is all good in my book…that and the fact that she’s extremely photogenic.

So without further ado, introducing Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Mikyle, our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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We have many more special cheerleaders like Mikyle to feature, so check back again soon to see our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte CheckMate Jessica

Seems like Charlotte, North Carolina may be the epicenter for the hottest cheerleaders in professional sports.  With the TopCats, Honey Bees, and the CheckMates, all of which sent representatives to the 2019 P-R-O convention, the region was well represented with attractive and skilled dancers.  And our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star was a dancer who really stood out at the weekend event and enjoyed photographing her…introducing Charlotte CheckMate Jessica.

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Jessica was amazing to photograph and she was one of a number of wonderful dancers at the 2019 P-R-O Convention. So, who will be our next All Star? Check back tomorrow to see who is next!

Japanese Professional Cheerleaders at P-R-O!

The P-R-O Convention is an international event, attracting cheerleaders from all over the world and a recent phenomenon has been the number of cheerleaders from Japan who try out and make major league professional cheerleading and dance teams here in the USA.  Every year, I try to recognize these special women and our friend Azusa from the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders was able to wrangle all the Japanese professional cheerleaders at this year’s P-R-O for a group photo.

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Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part One

2019 has been a year of change in professional cheerleading.  Recent social developments have led to the elimination of several traditional all female dance teams in favor of more coed hip hop squads or promotional teams.  Sadly this has become the norm.  And other changes, some long over due, have necessitated the evolution of professional cheerleading to where it is today, a more inclusive and socially responsible endeavor.

That being said, there will always be a demand for in game entertainment that engages the fan base and enlivens the game day experience.  This is an ever evolving concept and events like the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta meet that demand by providing the very best in dance choreography for the modern day sporting event.

And because it is what it is, the P-R-O Convention is, for me, one of the best events to cover and a personal favorite of mine.

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Each year, the best professional cheerleaders gather in Atlanta, Georgia to attend the annual P-R-O Convention for two days of intensive dance training and team building.  This year marks the 16th anniversary of this amazing event and over 250 cheerleaders and dancers were in attendance.

Continue reading Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part One

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Minnesota Vikings Cheerleader Emma

Over the years, the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders have been of my favorite squads to photograph at the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta.  They usually bring a fairly large contingent of girls and they typically wear their colorful game day uniforms at some point during the convention…and that’s a big plus in my book.  Yes, I like the MVC.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is a Captain of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and one of the most photogenic cheerleaders in attendance at the convention…introducing Emma.

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We have many more special cheerleaders and dancers to feature, so check back soon to see the next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Carolina TopCat Jasmine

There were a lot of new teams and new faces at the 2019 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and one of those new squads that were there was the Carolina Panthers.  The TopCats brought five amazing cheerleaders to Atlanta and I was able to photograph a few of them.

So without further ado, may I present our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…Carolina TopCat Jasmine.

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So who will be our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star?  You won’t want to miss this one, she’s special…but aren’t they all?  Come back tomorrow to see who is up next.

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

Our 2019 P-R-O Convention coverage is here!  It was another amazing weekend of dance and I took more 7,000 photos during the course of the two day event.  And as I begin the laborious process of individually selecting and post processing the hundreds of final images, let me whet your appetite by beginning our coverage with a true All Star…Charlotte Honey Bee Jill.

So as I finish up my image editing, let’s take a look at our first 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…Honey Bee Jill.

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We have many more 2019 P-R-O Convention All Stars to come and please check back in a few days for our Day 1 coverage of the 2019 P-R-O Convention. 

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Grace of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders.

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Coley of the Arizona Cardinals Cheerleaders.

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Sierra of the Houston Texans Cheerleaders.

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Tara Battiato of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.