Dirk Nowitzki and the Galactic Dancers in Würzburg

Editor’s note:  Recently, Dirk Nowitzki announced his retirement from the NBA and our European Correspondent, Michael Fischer, sent us some photos from when he returned home to Würzburg, Germany a few years ago.  Enjoy this look back.


Eight years ago, Dallas Mavs player Dirk Nowitzki visited his home town Würzburg in Bayern (Germany).  He and the ING Diba bank (german sponsor) were introduced at a big party in the s.Oliver arena and press conference.
 
 
 
The former Galactic Dancers were very proud to welcome Dirk and perform for him.  Some other basketball cheerleader squads were a little jealous, “why hasn´t Dirk taken us instead?”, they asked themselves.  😉
 
 
 
After that the Galactic Dancers and Dirk were honored in a parade in the city.  Finally, Dirk wrote in the golden book of the mayor of Würzburg.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Peter the bus driver was so enamored with in the girls, that he left his bus unattended in the city to provide security for the Galactic Dancers.
 
 

Peter’s reward for this kind act…a fine from police, because he parked the bus
in the parking ban area.
 

 

Galactic Dancers Reloading 2.0 – European Basketball Championship 2014 & New Uniforms

I have seen a lot of changes at my friend and Galactic Dancers Coach Jasmin Felsenheim. The biggest change of all was Jasmin quit her job, in order to focus full-time on the Galactic Dancers. She is really brave, I thought. She has big plans in the future and her old office job didn’t fulfill her expectations. More about her plans next time.

Another change was the squad’s new uniforms. They made their debut at the European Basketball games in Leipzig and on the Supercup in Bamberg.

I hope you enjoy the photos.

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News from Germany

Galactic Dancers are the official Cheerleaders of German National Basketball Team

The DBB (Deutscher Basketball Bund = German Basketball Federation) Home Games of the men national team get an attractive addition

Frankfurts Cheerdance Team “Galactic Dancers” are on german tour and active on each international game
Saturday, 27th 2013 Göttingen, Sparkassenarena
19:30 p.m. Germany– Portugal

Tuesday, 06th August 2013 Mannheim SAP Arena An der Arena 1
20:00 Uhr Germany – France

Friday 23th – Sunday 25th August Neu-Ulm, ratiopharm Arena
Basketball-Supercup
Friday, 23th August 2013
18.00 Uhr: Mazedonien – Greece
20.30 Uhr: Germany– Bosnien-Herzegowina

Saturday, 24th August 2013
15.30 Uhr: Greece – Bosnien-Herzegowina
18.00 Uhr: Germany – Mazedonien

Sunday, 25th August 2013
14.30 Uhr: Bosnien-Herzegowina – Mazedonien
17.00 Uhr: Germany – Greece

Friday, 30th August 2013 Stechert Arena, Bamberg 19:30 Uhr Germany – Sweden

“We are happy about the cooperation with the Galactic Dancers for all country game locations. The cheer team we offer the guests will be a great show in all halls, “says Jens Bachmann – organizer of the DBB-Games.

Dance Team owner Jasmin Felsenheim is happy about the cooperation too and says, “Especially in Basketball the lot of timeouts are very exciting for us. We are giving full throttle during the games. After a requested break the details that matter. Frankfurts Dance Team – a total of 30 girls – train 2 – 3 times weekly. With added appearances in summer, the girls receive extra training.

Especially for the country games cheerleader uniforms have been made and clothe the cheerleaders in a suitably attired. Besides the black-red-golden outfits also the colors blue and orange of the DBB main sponsor ING DiBa.

In addition to the player trellis and the sideline action, the spectators can look forward to challenging choreographed dance routines in the time-outs. “We are proud to support the national team as cheerleaders,” says Jasmin.

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Photo of the Day – April 12


A Galactic Dancer

Galactic Dancers meet NBA Champion Dirk Nowitzki

Shortly after the NBA Championship concluded , Dalals Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki visited his home town Würzburg in Bayern (Germany).

He and the ING Diba bank (German sponsor) introduced a big party in the s.Oliver arena and press conference.

The Galactics were very proud to welcome Dirk and dance for him. Some basketball cheerleaders were partially jealous “Why hasn’t Dirk taken us?” they asked! Others were happy for the Galactics and wrote positive feedback on their
facebook account, congratulations etc.

After that the Galactics and Dirk went on the parade in the city. Finally Dirk wrote in the golden book of the mayor of Würzburg.

The Galactic Dancers dance as background team for Cascada at the music event "TheDome" in Cologne

The Galactic Dancers dance as background team for Cascada at the music event "TheDome" in Cologne

Peter the bus driver was so loved the girls,that he left his bus in the city alone to make security for the girls. He received for this a ticket from police. Peter made the interior video shots in the s.Oliver arena while I took photos.

Peter the bus driver was so loved the girls, that he left his bus in the city alone to make security for the girls. He received for this a ticket from police. Peter made the interior video shots in the s.Oliver arena while I took photos.

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EFAF: Raiderettes @ Eurobowl XXV

Raiders challenge defending champion Adler in Eurobowl

Defending champion Berlin Adler will travel to Innsbruck to face the hosting Tyrolean Raiders on June 18 at Innsbruck’s Tivoli in this year’s final for the Eurobowl trophy. The game will be aired live by Austrian TV channel ORF Sports Plus and will also be broadcasted via Internet livestreaming on www.raiderstv.at, www.redbull.com, www.redbull.at, www.redbulltv.com, www.tt.com, www.gfl-tv.de and www.football-austria.com.


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German Bowl XXXII on 09th October 2010
Big Cheerleader Show in the Commerzbank Arena

logo_germanbowl32_rgbThe Galactic Dancers are a professional dance team of 32 very attractive young girls. And as the former American Football Cheerleader Frankfurt Galaxy the girls cheer the football fans and at the “GERMAN BOWL XXXII at 09 October 2010 in the Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt. The stadium operator of the Commerzbank Arena transferred back top choreographer Jasmin Felsenheim with the coordination and direction of the cheerleading squads and dance teams at the football field.

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The Galactic Dancers will perform on the Power Party before Kick-off too.

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Cheerleader experienced professionals like Olesya (left) and Edisa (right), here at the press and photo meeting prior to the Commerzbank arena, looking forward to huge dance before a large audience and cheer the fans from the sideline powerfully. A professional training 2-3 times a week for each Galactic Dancer is mandatory. Jasmin Felsenheim invested significant time on preparations for the event, we can be await a big show this Saturday.

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I will report from this event next week!

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Galactic Dancers Auditions

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On Sunday, the 2010/2011 Galactic Dancers Audition came to a successful end. From over 50 participants 30 cheerleaders were chosen for the Galactic Dance Team. The auditions took place in the winter sports hall near the Commerzbank arena in Frankfurt.

Coach Jasmin Felsenheim

Coach Jasmin Felsenheim

Some candidates had already participated in the run-up to two clinics. Coach Jasmin Felsenheim was very happy and relieved, she must make fit a lot of cheerleaders in short time for the autumn/winter season and for the appearances and schedule.

Erin Drennan, a hip hop dancer over 20 years

Erin Drennan, a hip hop dancer over 20 years

After a warm-up, the choreography was rehearsed. A television team from the broadcast RTL accompanied and interviewed the coach, captain and some candidates from the field of participants. English speaking in the galactic Dance Team no problem, the Galactics already had English speaking coaches Marina Ortega (NBA Celtics), Kimberly Cole (former NBA L.A. Clippers) and Cheerleaders like Shatera (former Dallas Cowboys) since the early 90s. New additions were two cheerleaders from the US: Tiffany Ligon and Erin Drennan who lived for two years in Germany.

Former Washington Redskins Cheerleader Tiffany Ligon

Former Washington Redskins Cheerleader Tiffany Ligon

We are looking forward to see the new team at the German Bowl next October.

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GFL: Galactic Dancers

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From Germany our friend Michael Fischer sends word of auditions this Saturday for the Galactic Dancers. He also included some photos of last season’s squad:
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