USA Cheerleaders Texas Division Announces 2016 Team Auditions will be January 31st

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The First Year Auditions for the Inaugural Year of the USA Cheerleaders Texas Division

Dallas, Texas— USA Cheerleaders, a national organization committed to supporting the United States military, veterans and their families, will launch the Texas Division with open auditions on Sunday, January 31. This is the inaugural year for the Texas Division, headed by Former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and NY Jets cheerleader, Jessica Kalil, who cheered for the USA Cheerleaders New York Division before moving to Texas.

The one-day auditions will be held at the Power House of Dance on Inwood Road on Sunday, January 31. The auditions are an opportunity for anyone who meets the requirements (see below) to cheer for the first year USA Cheerleaders Texas Division.

“USA Cheerleaders is an incredible group of women that give back to our service members,” said Kalil. “Not only will the team perform for military, veterans and their families in Texas, they will also assist in fundraising, writing letters and preparing care packages for our heroes.”

The USA Cheerleaders are a dedicated group of professional cheerleaders with steadfast respect for the service men and women, veterans, their families and the United States. USA Cheerleaders honor American heroes, past, present and future with a determined sense of patriotic duty.

ABOUT THE USA CHEERLEADERS TEXAS DIVISION OPEN AUDITIONS

WHAT: One-day audition where candidates will perform a short freestyle dance before learning a dance routine and performing in front of a panel of judges. Visit facebook.com/USACheerleadersTexasDivision for more details.

WHEN: Sunday, January 31, 2015
9:00 AM to 1:00 PM (registration begins at 8:30 AM)

WHERE: Power House of Dance
12300 Inwood Road, Suite 124
Dallas, Texas 75244

REQUIREMENTS:
– Candidates must be 18 years of age by March, 2016
– Dance techniques: Double Turns, High Kicks, Splits,
– Other dance tricks preferred
– Cheer, tumbling, stunting skills a plus

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A Labor of Unrequited Love

The Gotham City Cheerleaders Perform Outside MetLife Stadium as the Unofficial Squad of the Giants

By Benjamin Norman
New York Times

The Gotham City Cheerleaders have one mission: to become the official cheerleading team of the Giants.

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The team, started in 2011 by a former Washington Redskins cheerleader, Ana De Villegas, operates like any official N.F.L. cheerleading squad: It practices a few times a week, performs at events, has its own uniforms and even produces a swimsuit calendar.

But you will not see these cheerleaders on the sidelines at Giants home games. Instead, they hit the pavement outside MetLife Stadium, performing at tailgate parties in the parking lot with the hope that word of mouth and a growing fan base will persuade the franchise to bring them inside.

The Giants are one of six teams in the N.F.L. without an official cheerleading squad. John Mara, one of the Giants’ owners, has said, “It’s just not part of our philosophy.”

Shortly after forming the cheerleading team, De Villegas reached out to the Giants, but she never got a response. So she decided to build her brand from the ground up.

As the team makes its way around the parking lot, the reactions are mostly favorable. Fans cheer for the women and often join their dance circles. Teenage boys and young female cheerleaders line up for selfies and autographed calendars. The squad frequently, politely, declines invitations for beer and burgers from tailgaters.

However, the women also often hear grumbling about “tradition,” and how the Giants need a new offensive line more than cheerleaders.

They also regularly hear, “Wait, the Giants have cheerleaders?”

To De Villegas, her squad and their fans, the Giants do — just not inside the stadium.


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