Every January Sideline Prep hosts its annual Pro & Semi Pro Cheer/Dance Workshop. 2020 marked year #7 for us… hitting an all time high of 150 dancers in attendance, in person. Every year in our feedback form, we get requests to have a similar workshop in the summer… so what better time than now?
The demand for virtual learning in the pro cheer/dance industry is constantly on the rise given the dramatic decrease of in person dance classes. We’ve heard all of you, our “lovelies” loud and clear… and here it is!
Best part… Since this workshop is virtual, we have expanded beyond the DC, Maryland and Virginia walls and invited amazingly talented directors, coaches and choreographers across the United States to participate!
NFL | NBA| AHL | AFL | ECHL Directors, Coaches & Choreographers
- NBA & AHL – Brandii McCoy, Director for the NBA Charlotte Hornets Honey Bees & AHL Charlotte Checkers CheckMates and All-Pro3 P-R-O Convention Instructor
- NBA – Michelle Burch, Performance Teams Manager for the NBA Portland Trailblazers Blazer Dancers, Blazers Stunt Team & Rip City Crew
- NFL & NBA Mashup – Stephanie DiBiase, Director & Choreographer for the ECHL Allen Americans Ice Angels and Current Choreographer for the NFL Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Former NBA Mavericks & AFL Desperados Choreographer
- NBA – Derric Whitfield, Sr. Director & Choreographer of Dance Teams for the NBA Washington Wizard Dancers
- NFL – Cassia Dean, Assistant Director & Choreographer for the NFL Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders
- NBA – Kelsey Wilkins, Dance Team Coach for the NBA Cavaliers PowerHouse Dancers
- NFL – Morgan, Head Choreographer & 5th Year Veteran for the NFL Cincinnati Ben-Gals
NFL Q&A Panel
- Tina Galdieri, Director & Coach for the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders
- Tara Battiato, Coach & Choreographer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
- Charlotte Simons, Director of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals,
- Jamilla Keene, Director & Choreographer for the First Ladies of Football
HOW IT WORKS
We’re bringing NFL & NBA Pro Cheer/Dance Coaches, Directors and Choreographers to your living room! Here’s how it works…
- Grab Your Pass: Grab your Dance Pass for Sept 12th &/or 19th (Singles classes are also available)
- Replays Available: Don’t worry… if you can’t attend the entire time on either day, you’ll receive the replays/recordings of the classes plus the Q&A
- Access Links: The day before each event and the morning of, you’ll receive your access links to join us LIVE!!
- Warm Up: Join us at 12:30pm on Sept 12th &/or 19th for a pre warm up and stretch before the 1pm session starts
- Real Pro Cheer Routines: You’ll learn choreography directly from Pro Cheer Coaches, Directors & Choreographers… routines they would teach at prep classes, auditions and for game day
- Q&A: You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions of each person at the end of each session
- Lifetime Access: After the event, you’ll have the recordings of each class so you can learn and re-learn… dance and dance again!
We look forward to helping you on your journey of becoming a Pro Cheerleader! Or if you just wanna dance and have fun… we can’t wait to groove with you! We hope to see you there!
REMEMBER: If you can’t attend LIVE that’s okay!! Your registration includes lifetime access to the recorded videos of all the classes and Q&A sessions!
Virtual Auditions Schedule
Are you ready for virtual auditions? All rounds of Auditions will be held virtually through the application process, routines taught by video, and live rehearsals.
Friday, May 15: Interview & Freestyle Round
6:00 PM | Registration Due
All applications that will include the Interview and Freestyle Rounds are due by 6:00 pm (EST)
Saturday, May 16: Quarterfinalists Announced
Candidates will receive an email if chosen to advance to the Quarterfinals Round.
Sunday, May 17: Quarterfinal Round
Candidates that make the quarterfinal round will receive a video with routine(s) to learn and submit on May 17th.
Monday, May 18: Semifinal Round
6:30 PM | Several rounds of cuts will be made during this time.
Tuesday, May 19: Photo Round
Finalist will submit photo in their audition attire for this round. Guidelines will be provided to all Finalists.
Finalists Rehearsals and Interviews
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM | Rehearsals
Interviews will be scheduled throughout the day and finalists will be able to sign up for interview times.
Tuesday, May 19
Wednesday, May 20
Thursday, May 21
Tuesday, May 26
Wednesday, May 27
Thursday, May 28
Friday, May 29: Final Auditions
The 2020-21 Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will be announced at the completion of Final Auditions.
Monday, June 1: Virtual Team Meeting
6:30 PM | Mandatory
Other Important Information:
Additional team schedule will be provided at the team meeting on June 1. Those from out of town will need to relocate once we are able to assemble as a team in person.
All dates and events are subject to change by sole discretion of the Washington Redskins.
For more information, please click here.
As we endure the corona virus crises and the continued shutdown of the NBA season, let us continue our look back at NBA dance teams from earlier in the year. This time, we take a deep dive into the Clippers Spirit Dancers from the season that was.
More photos after the break.
Are you ready for auditions? Prep Classes are the best way to prepare for auditions and grant the opportunity to learn different styles of dance while training with professional instructors. Click here to learn more about our amazing Prep Classes!
All of the preliminary audition rounds and finalist rehearsals will be held at FedExField: 1600 FedEx Way, Landover, MD 20785.
All preliminary audition rounds and finalist rehearsals are CLOSED to the public.
Friday, March 27: Interviews
6:00 PM | Registration begins
7:00 PM | Interviews begin
Saturday, March 28: Preliminary & Quarterfinal rounds
Two (2) rounds of cuts will be made during this period.
8:00 AM | Check in begins
8:45 AM | Welcome (everyone must be checked in by this time)
9:00 AM | Preliminary Auditions: Freestyle & Technique
11:00 AM | Preliminary Auditions End
11:30 AM | Quarterfinalists Announced
12:00 PM | Quarterfinalists Learn Routine & Kickline for Semifinal Round
1:30 PM | Break
2:00 PM | Quarterfinalist Dance Performance
4:30 PM | End of Auditions
5:00 PM | Semifinalists Announced
Sunday, March 29: Semifinal Round
Several rounds of cuts will be made during this time.
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM | Semifinalists Rehearsal
Monday, March 30: Finalists Photo & Video Shoot
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM | Swimwear and Uniform Photo and Video Shoots
Finalists Rehearsals and Interviews
All Rehearsals and Interviews are from 6:30 PM – 10:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31
Wednesday, April 1
Thursday, April 2
Friday, April 3
Monday, April 6
Tuesday, April 7
Wednesday, April 8
Friday, April 9: Final Auditions
The 2019 Washington Redskins Cheerleaders will be announced at the completion of Final Auditions. Final Auditions will be OPEN to the public.
Final Audition Location & Time are TBD.
Monday, April 13: Squad Meeting
6:30 PM – 10:30 PM | Mandatory
Those from out of town will need to relocate immediately.
Other Important Dates:
Tuesday, April 14
Thursday, April 16
Tuesday, April 21
Wednesday, April 22
Cheerleader Audition Photos and Videos
The cheerleaders typically perform at Redskins Draft Fest the week of April 25, 2019. The team will travel for the 2019 – 2020 Calendar shoot in late May/early June.
Click here for more information or to register for auditions.
Our parade of NFL cheerleaders continues with a close up look at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders from Week 1. Click here to take a look at the Buccaneers game day gallery.
It was a little bit rainy in Seattle when the Raiders battled the Seahawks in the final week of the NFL Preseason. And that made for some rather interesting photographs. See here for yourself. Click here to view the Seahawks game day gallery of images.
The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders are a squad that we would like to feature more here, but unfortunately, they don’t publish a lot of photos as compared to some other NFL squads. Any chance we get to see the Eagles Cheerleaders, we should savor the moment. So let’s check out the 2019 squad. Click here to view the Eagles game day gallery.
The P-R-O Convention is a place where you can meet new friends or renew old acquaintances. It is an event that bonds young women from all over the country into this sorority of professional dancers and cheerleaders. And I stumbled upon one of these friendships or wass it an acquaintance. Either way it was a spontaneous moment.
As I was finishing up my session with Honey Bee Amber, whom you will see soon, she met up with Washington Redskin Cheerleader Jaclyn, my next model in line, and they posed together for some Instagram memories. It was a great moment and I decided to take a few snaps for UltimateCheerleaders.com and this is my favorite.
P-R-O Convention sisters and All Stars!
We continue our parade of All Stars tomorrow with another honoree. Whom will it be? I think you can guess.
Phresh Out The Runway: Fashion Review of NFL Cheerleading Uniforms
Season 3 comes to an end with the best episode to wrap things up!! Listen in as the Pedestrians crew – Mhkeeba, Brittany, Lindsay, Gelly and Jalanda – come together over brunch and mimosas to give their fashion review of all 26 NFL team cheerleading team uniforms! Follow along with the deck of various pictures of each team’s uniforms as they discuss all the stylish trends, new and iconic classic uniforms and themed costumes for Cancer Awareness, Military Appreciation and holiday games. The ladies reminisce on their various Seattle Sea Gals uniforms and share their top faves. During Cheer Chat Brittany and Mhkeeba share their final recap of Season 3 and a list of things to keep an eye out for during the break until Season 4 launches on August 28th!
To listen to the latest episode of the Pro Cheerleading Podcast, click here.
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.
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!