Americans announce 2009-10 Ice Angel squad for Inaugural Season

Posted by the Allen Americans on (Aug 17, 2009 )

Back: Ashley, Alyssa, Laura, Director BreAnna Foodrill, Jasmin, Courtney, Brittany G, Brittany K, Jennifer
Front: Stephanie, Elizabeth, Bobbi, Kristin

ALLEN, Texas – Of the 13 women that performed Saturday, 11 made the squad.

Former Dallas Desperado Dancers Sylvia Hoefelman of Dallas and Emily Scoville of Allen emceed the event. Scoville will be choreographing for the Ice Angels throughout the season, along with Amy Jo McKinley and Elizabeth Rock. Rock choreographed the routines for the auditions.

Hoefelman and Scoville introduced the dancers two by two and asked the women questions. Then, the dancers performed two routines for the judges.

Judges included two-time Stanley Cup Champion Craig Ludwig, former Ft. Worth Brahma Craig Foddrill, Bar-B-Cutie Owner Michael Schaeffer, Legacy Dance Center Owner Pamela Jager Purcel and Amy Jo McKinley, a veteran of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleading squad, Dallas Mavericks Dance team and Dallas Desperados Dance team. Bar-B-Cutie, located at 208 N. Greenville Avenue, Allen, TX 75002, sponsors the squad.

After the dancers finished their routines, Ice Angel Director BreAnna Foddrill tallied up the scores. Then, the first Ice Angels team members were called to the stage.

“I’m very happy with the group of girls we have. I know we’ve got a strong group of talented ladies that can bring new energy to the CHL and create a fun atmosphere. I’m confident that we can represent the Allen Americans well,” Foddrill said Monday.

The team is made of a diverse group of girls from rookie Michelle Hulsey of Texas Woman’s University to bilingual Jasmin Flores to former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and former Dallas Desperados Dancer Bobbi Quigley.

Quigley, a mom of one, feels a strong connection with the some of her fellow Ice Angels already. “This audition has been different. I’ve made really good friends throughout the process,” Quigley said today.

She is also looking forward to providing leadership for the squad, since she’s been with a new team before. “I was there the first year for the Desperados and seeing everything from the ground up is really exciting.”

The 2009-10 Ice Angel team members listed in alphabetical order with their respective hometowns:

Courtney Amigh – Plano, Texas
Alyssa Boyles – Plano, Texas
Jasmin Flores – Dallas, Texas
Ashley Gatlin – Irving, Texas
Brittany Gauntt – Flower Mound, Texas
Stephanie Hascal – Plano, Texas
Kristin Hughes – Kilgore, Texas
Michelle Hulsey – Garland, Texas
Brittany Klement – Harlingen, Texas
Elizabeth Thames – Alvin, Texas
Bobbi Quigley – Plano, Texas

The Americans, the Dallas Stars’ CHL affiliate, begin play this fall in the newly built Allen Event Center. Season tickets and partial plans are on sale now, and corporate partnerships are also available. For information, call 972.912.1000 or visit

Aspiring Ice Angels at prep class
(Photo is from the Allen Angels Facebook Page)

The girls talk to a reporter before they go on stage
(Photo is from the Allen Americans on Twitter)

The final Ice Angel team celebrates at Dodie’s Place after making the cut.
(Photo is from the Allen Americans on Twitter)

Americans Looking for 2009-10 Ice Angels

The Allen (TX) Americans, Collin County’s newest professional hockey club, are accepting applications for the Ice Angels promotional dance team.

The club is looking for individuals with skating or dancing ability, high energy, poise, good personality and good overall physical appearance. Ice Angel responsibilities include rehearsals, personal appearances, answering fan mail, children’s dance workshops, performances, interviews and photo shoots. Ice Angels must be fully committed to the position and serve as positive role models.


All applicants must be 18 years of age on or before August 8, 2009, and have a high school degree or G.E.D. Also, dancers must reside in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and have reliable transportation. Ice Angels are required to attend all practices, games and other related activities.

Preliminary auditions will be held August 8 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Legacy Dance Center in Frisco. The semi-finals will be held August 9 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. at the Farmers Branch Dr Pepper StarCenter. The final audition will be August 15 from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Dodie’s Place Sports Grill in Allen.

All interested dancers need to complete the application and waiver located at and return it to the Allen Americans office with a $20 registration fee (cash or check payable to Allen Americans) and a non-returnable photo by 5:00 p.m. on August 6, 2009. Applications can be mailed or dropped off at 190 E. Stacy Road, Ste. 1508, Allen, TX, 75002. If mailing the application, please put it to the attention of Ice Angels Auditions.

To help prepare interested applicants, the Americans are holding audition prep classes led by Ice Angels Director and former Dallas Desperados Dancer BreAnna Foddrill. Attendees will learn choreographies similar to the tryout routine and will practice their introductions that are required at the audition. The classes are designed to simulate rehearsals. The location and dates are listed below.

Classes will be held at Legacy Dance Center, which is located at 4040 Legacy Drive #205, Frisco, TX, 75034. The prep classes run from 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, and Wednesday, August 5.

Dancers should wear hot pants, bikers or cropped dance pants, a halter or athletic bra top and dance sneakers. They should also arrive with attractive hair and make-up. Each class costs $15.

For questions, please call BreAnna Foddrill at 817.889.0948.

[Ice Angels Auditions Application] (Opens in pdf)

Allen Americans Ice Angels Audition Prep Classes

AllenAmericansPrimaryBe one step ahead of the competition by attending the Ice Angels official Prep Classes. All classes will be taught by the choreographer for the 2009 Auditions and by the director! By attending prep classes you will have the opportunity to experience our cutting edge dance style first hand and have the chance to ask any questions about the upcoming auditions. There is no better place to be seen than here!

Legacy Dance Center
4040 Legacy Drive #205
Frisco, Texas
Wednesday July 15th, 22nd,29th
Wednesday August 5th
Dance Industry
5949 North Dallas Parkway
Plano, Texas 75093
Thursday July 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th
Thursday August 6th
Dance Continuum
111 E. Harwood Road
Hurst, Texas
Friday July 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st
Friday August 7th

Time: All classes will run from 8 – 9 PM.

Cost: $15 per class

Agenda: At every class you will be taught different choreography based very similar to what the tryout routine will be. We will run the class as close as possible to what a real rehearsal would be like if you were on the team. We will start out with a light stretch and warm up and then go straight into choreography. We will also practice your introductions you will be asked to do at auditions. We will end the evening with any questions you may have concerning tryouts.

Attire: Hot pants, bikers or cropped dance pants, halter or athletic bra top with dance sneakers. Attractive hair and make-up.

Audition Dates and Locations:

Prelims- August 8th, 2009 1 – 2PM
Legacy Dance Center
4040 Legacy Drive #205
Frisco, Texas

Semis- August 9th, 2009 1 – 5PM
Dr. Pepper Star Center at Farmers Branch
12700 N Stemmons Fwy
Farmers Branch, Texas

Finals- August 15th, 2009 6:30PM – 9:30PM
Dodies Place
190 E. Stacy Road
Allen, Texas

Minimum Requirements for Dancers:
18 years of age on or before August 8th, 2009
High school graduate or G.E.D.
If chosen, must reside in the Dallas/Fort Worth location and have reliable means of transportation
Must be willing to attend all practices, games, and other related activities.

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