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P-R-O Convention Memories: The Instructors

One of the reasons why the P-R-O Convention in Atlanta has been so successful, year in and year out, are the instructors.  They represent the very best choreographers in professional sports and are the reason why this event draws hundreds of participants each year. So let us recognize this year’s instructors: Jakene Ashford – NFL […]

Countdown to P-R-O 2019: T-minus 22 Days and Counting!

The choreographers.

In Defense of Cheerleaders and Cheerleading

As a general rule, UltimateCheerleaders.com does not publish negative or controversial articles on professional cheerleading.  We know the lengths that these teams and their directors have gone to create a positive image and to become a source of pride and goodwill for the billion dollar organizations that they represent.  Recently, however, professional cheerleading has come […]

Flashback Friday – Ladies of Ontario Fury

A few days ago, I learned that the Ontario Fury has decided not to field a dance team this year. With the passage of the cheerleader minimum wage law in California, the economics of offering a dance team did not work for the Ontario Fury and I would imagine several other minor league sports are […]

NY Times: Suzanne Mitchell, Who Made the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders a Global Brand, Dies at 73

The New York Times By SAM ROBERTS SEPT. 30, 2016 “Obviously we don’t put the girls in those uniforms to hide anything,” Suzanne Mitchell told Sports Illustrated in 1978. Credit Dallas Morning News Suzanne Mitchell, who replaced a squad of high school bobby-soxers with a scantily clad chorus line that became a choreographed global brand […]

Legends of the Fall: The 2016 P-R-O Convention – Part One

Autumn is my favorite time of the year.  The hot temperatures of summer give way to the cool, crisp air of fall.  My favorite non-Christmas holiday, Halloween, occurs during this time.  Fall also marks the return of football and basketball and, correspondingly, the return of NFL and NBA cheerleaders, those lovely ladies who provide a […]

Vikings Tami Krause Named ‘Women in Business’ Honoree

Lindsey Young Vikings.com April 14, 2016 EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal announced on Tuesday that Tami Krause, Director of Women’s Initiatives and Head Coach of the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders, has been selected as a “Women in Business” winner. “I was so excited when I got the email,” Krause said. “It’s just […]

P-R-O Convention Now Open For Reservations

Reservations are now open for the premiere professional cheerleading and dance convention, the P-R-O Convention in Atlanta.  This year, the convention will be held at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel Downtown on June 18th & 19th.  Learn from professional sports leading dance instructors.  Guest instructors for this year include: Tracy Rutledge – Former NBA Atlanta Hawks, […]

Titans Host NFL Cheerleading Meetings in Nashville

From TitansOnline.com The Tennessee Titans recently hosted the NFL Cheerleading and Entertainment Directors meetings for their annual three-day League Conference. For the second time over their nearly two decade history, the Tennessee Titans hosted the NFL Cheerleading and Entertainment Directors for their annual three-day League Conference from February 22nd to February 24th. “I was thrilled […]

Kimberlee Garris Moving on From The Brooklyn Nets

  Good friend of UC, Kimberlee Garris is moving on after 10 seasons in the NBA, first as a Knicks City Dancer and then as Director of Entertainment for the New Jersey and then later Brooklyn Nets. Kim was approached with the exciting opportunity to consult on a show coming to Broadway next spring called […]