Jacksonville Axe Maidens Auditions Are This Saturday

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Looking for ladies who love to dance & perform. Must have an outgoing personality and wants to be part of a great TEAM.

The Axe Maidens (Cheerleaders/Dancers for the Axemen Rugby League) will be conducting auditions on Saturday, April 11th at 12:15p.

Ladies must attend a mandatory workshop on Thursday, April 9th at 8pm to learn
all the choreography needed to perform in front of the judges at the audition.

Location: Bailey’s Gym – 9545 San Jose Blvd. 32257 (between Sunbeam and Old St Augustine Rd)

Please email jaxaxemaidens@hotmail.com for an application, additional information and any questions.

Completed applications must be brought to the workshop on April 9th along with a non-refundable photo and $25 (cash only).

Requirements:
* Ladies must be 18yrs old by 4/9/15
* Axe Maidens must attend rehearsals Mon & Thurs evenings and Saturday home games.
* Great dancer, performer and physically fit.

Attire for the workshop & audition: Black dance pants or black dance shorts – worn with hose, dance sneakers or dance shoes (any color), sports bra or (supportive) bathing suit top, hair down and glamorous makeup.

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2014 P-R-O Convention All Star: Jacksonville Axe Maiden Carolyn

Our next 2014 P-R-O Convention All Star is from the Jacksonville Axe Maidens.  James and I met her and a few of her teammates last year while we were dining in the Atlanta Hilton Hotel and to say that these girls were engaging would be an understatement.  We have a nice conversation and I photographed a few of them for this featurette last year.  I happen to like their uniforms and they looked good in them.  I am a big uniform guy as you can tell.  Hey, cool looking uniforms and beautiful girls are very relevant.

Well our next honoree returns for the second year in a row, introducing Axe Maiden Carolyn.

And here is a bonus pic of her squad, the Jacksonville Axe Maidens.

P-R-O Photo of the Day – July 3


A Jacksonville Axe Maiden

Photo of the Day – June 9


A Jacksonville Axe Maiden

Our Favorite Photos – A Jacksonville Axe Maiden

This month is our Tenth Anniversary and to celebrate we’re posting some of our all-time favorite photos.


A Jacksonville Axe Maiden at the Atlanta Sheraton, 2011

At the 2011 P-R-O Convention, David Tyau scouted the hotel and suggested the pool area as a possible shooting location. And then the Jacksonville Axe Maidens were kind of enough to get up early on Sunday morning before the convention resumed and we did a little photoshoot in and around the pool.

Jacksonville Axe Maidens Selected for New Teams

Our good friend Darlene, who directs the Jacksonville Axe Maidens, wrote to us with some great news about Alumni and Veteran Axe Maidens being selected for new teams.

 

Veterans Carolyn, Natalie, Courtney and Sara-Marie were selected to the Jacksonville Jewels (ABA Jacksonville Giants)

Carolyn

Natalie

Courtney

Sara-Marie


Veteran Ashley P. was recently selected to the Shark Attack Dance Team (AFL Jacksonville Sharks)


2008 Alumni Micah was selected to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders


2010 Alumni Hilary is a rookie on the ROAR of the Jaguars joining 2010 Alumni Marisa who is in her 3rd season on the ROAR.

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Photo of the Day – August 12


A Jacksonville Axe Maiden

2013 P-R-O Convention All Star: Jacksonville Axe Maiden Courtney

One of the dance teams that I was particularly impressed with was the Jacksonville Axe Maidens of the USA Rugby League.  They brought several girls, three of which James and I got to know a little better at a chance encounter over dinner.   Needless to say, they were quite nice and interesting to speak with.

The following day, I was able to photograph those three girls in more detail.  Today we feature our third Axe Maiden, Courtney, who looked lovely in her Angela King designed uniform.  So, without further ado, introducing Courtney our next 2013 P-R-O Convention All Star.

Only a few more girls left!  Stay tuned to see who is next.

2013 P-R-O Convention All Star: Jacksonville Axe Maiden Carolyn

On Friday, James and I were having dinner over at the Atlanta Hilton and we ran into a group of three Jacksonville Axe Maidens.  They were sitting over at the next table to us and we both figured that they were here for the P-R-O convention because any group of beautiful, young women we saw were pretty much cheerleaders or dancers.  And James may have recognized them since he has some familiarity with the squad and has actually photographed them in the past.  Anyway, this group of young women were very personable and quite accomplished.   At least two of them, if I recall correctly, were in Jacksonville working on advanced graduate degrees, which just goes to show you that these dancers are more than just a pretty face.  They are goal oriented individuals who just happen to be exceptional dancers.

And one of these goal oriented, talented individuals was Carolyn of the Jacksonville Axe Maidens…our next 2013 P-R-O Convention All Star.

Photo of the Day – July 3


A Jacksonville Axe Maiden

2013 P-R-O Convention All Star: Jacksonville Axe Maiden Natalie

Our next 2013 P-R-O Convention All Star hails from the Jacksonville Axe Maidens.  Natalie is sporting a new look, short hair.  She has always had long hair, but she recently decided to cut 16 inches off and donate them to Locks for Love, a charity that makes wigs for cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

I imagine this was quite a daunting decision to make, but I think it was a very noble thing to do.  And I must say, she looks amazing with her new look.  Don’t change it!

So, for this reason Natalie is a 2013 P-R-O Convention All Star!

Photo of the Day – December 13


From 2011 – A Jacksonville Axe Maiden

Jacksonville Axe Maidens Auditions are Saturday, April 21st

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News from the Jacksonville Axe Maidens

Director of the Jacksonville Axe Maidens and our good friend Darlene Clancy fills us in one her squad and some of her alumni:

Well the Axemen season is over. Unfortunately, we didn’t win the Championship but it was a great effort. The Axe Maidens are still busy with appearances and we have the Atlantic Cup in November with the Axemen playing teams from the UK and Australia.

2011 Jacksonvill Axe Maidens

2011 Jacksonvill Axe Maidens

It’s been another successful year for Alumni Axe Maidens. Several ladies were selected to professional teams and have received accolades for their hard word.

Cara

Cara

Katrina

Katrina

Marisa

Michele

Michele

AM Alumni – Michele, Katrina, and Marisa were selected to the 2011 ROAR of the Jaguars. They join Cara who is now in her 2nd season.

Randi

Randi

The AFL’s Jacksonville Sharks also welcomed AM Alumni Micah and Randi. They join Amanda and Bryn who are in their 2nd season as Attack Dancers. Randi and Bryn were both vying for the honor of representing Jacksonville as part of the AFL’s Dream Team. In the end Randi was selected by fan votes and made the trip to Arizona. What a great experience she had especially with the Jacksonville Sharks winning the Championship!

DeeDee

DeeDee

Amy M and DeeDee were not only inaugural Axe Maidens but inaugural Sharks Attack Dancers as well. They returned to the 2011 Axe Maidens, this time as Assistant Directors.

To date 4 Axe Maidens have been selected to the ROAR and 7 on the Sharks Attack Dance team.

I’m SO proud of what all the Axe Maidens (current and alumni) have accomplished.

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P-R-O 2011: Poolside with the Jacksonville Axe Maidens

Prior to the start of the second day of the P-R-O Convention the Jacksonville Axe Maidens were kind enough to participate in a photo shoot in the pool area of the Sheraton Hotel.

Axe Maidens

Axe Maidens

Alyssa

Alyssa

Lindsay

Lindsay

Sarah T.

Sarah T.

Shannon

Shannon

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