Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Final Auditions

Every year the NFL cheerleading auditions have a plus and minus theme attached to the process. The negative is that the known cheerleader retirements of multiyear fan favorites become official. The plus is that hundreds and hundreds of very attractive artistic young ladies are knocking at the door. The MDC loses some pretty impressive talent this year; Amy, Sam, Tatiana, NatalieD, Nikki and others were all well known fan favorites. Fortunately, the South Florida (and beyond) talent base will allow Dorie Grogan and Emily Snow to reload and mold an impressive 2013 squad.

Last Saturday’s all day finals were open to the public and coincided with the Dolphins Fan Fest activities being held through out Sun Life Stadium. The building was buzzing with alacrity. The day started with 79 candidates paired down from the semi final process of the last two weeks. In a very fast pace precision presentation the candidates showcased themselves to the judge’s table multiple times. They started with introductions, groups of five dancing, kick lines and culminated with a one-minute individual talent dress sketch performance that was very entertaining to the audience. The afternoon session included another performance on the club level stage before heading out for a final performance on the field stage.

Joy and sadness was experienced as the live introduction of the 2013-14 Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders were announced at end of day. By my count the 44 person squad consists of 21 rookies and 23 returning vets—I would have voted to keep all 79 but that’s just me.

Props out to Ariann Denison, MDC dance choreographer and show coordinator, for a great showcase. Now hoof over to that maternity ward and have your baby.

I sure hope the Dolphins “call me maybe”—I want to return to see a game day performance. Enjoy the photos everyone.

Brianne
Brianne
Jackie
Jackie
Kiley
Kiley
Lauren J.
Lauren J.
Lily
Lily
Macy
Macy
Natalie
Natalie
Ainsley
Ainsley

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleader Auditions

Have you noticed yet that the UltimateCheerleaders staff loves to post MDC photo articles? We love our Dolphins. Here’s my contribution from my visit to South Florida.

Last Saturday’s activity icluded preliminary round tryouts in the AM and then surviving candidates were invited back in the PM for the semi-finals. The cut down resulted in a group of 67 contestants being picked to join in to compete with the returning 25 veterans. All approximate 40 spots are open competition via mano a mano over the next two weeks of interviews and clinics. Finals, open to the public, are Saturday April 27 at Sun Life Stadium Fan Fest.

Besides the obvious requirements of glamorous appearance, well proportioned, physically fit, energetic personality and dance technique, the time commitment to be a NFL Cheerleader is also extremely demanding. The pyramid of success gets very tight as the audition process moves forward and to make an elite squad such as the MDC the successful candidates must offer a strong “A Game and Bring It” under the bright lights pressure.

I have heard the NFL Cheerleader audition process be described as 50% dance, 50% cheer, and 50% beauty pageant. That’s right—–to make a prestigious squad like the MDC you have to reach above 100%. Good luck to all the candidates I met on Saturday. Fans can vote for their favorites on the Dolphins website. Enjoy the photos.

Current squad members (Lauren, Brianne and Lily) performed for the 1st year candidates.

Support staff beauties.

Stretching is a prerequisite

Smile smile smile.

Out on an island before the judges table.

The buddy system for support.

Eager to perform.

Candidate Julianne previously cheered for the Buccaneers.

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