Memphis Grizz Girls Audition Photos

It’s audition season and our coverage of NBA dance team auditions continues with the Memphis Grizz girls auditions.  Click here to view the Memphis Grizzlies galleries.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Paulina

This year’s P-R-O Convention was amazing and there were many wonderful cheerleaders and dancers in attendance.  So many that I was only able to feature a fraction of those in attendance for these featurettes, but time was extremely limited and I did the best that I could for our readers.

So without further ado, introducing our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star, Charlotte Honey Bee Paulina.

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We still have a few more wonderful cheerleaders to feature, so check back tomorrow to see who is next.

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New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team Audition Photos

The New Orleans Pelicans Dance Team recently held auditions for their 2019 dance team.  Click here to view their galleries.

Listen to the Latest Pro Cheerleading Podcast – Mean Gurl: How To Deal With Mean Girls On The Squad

Mean Gurl: How To Deal With Mean Girls On The Squad

Brittany and Mhkeeba take on the difficult, but very real, topic of mean girls on pro cheerleading teams. The ladies know all too well that it’s not always peaches and cream in terms of squad dynamics. They explore what defines mean girl behavior and how it shows up in the pro cheerleading world based on their own experiences and those of their listeners who wrote in questions and topics for the episode. The ladies discuss why mean girls even exist in the first place and conclude with some sound advice for dancers, squad leaders and even directors on how to deal with mean girls on the squad. This week’s Cheer Chat includes the latest update on NBA auditions and discuss a cool appearance by the Jacksonville Jaguars Roar cheerleaders performing with Sonny Kiss, a pro wrestler from All Elite Wrestling. Survey results have been steadily pouring in so Mhkeeba and Brittany share some of the highlights from the feedback from their listeners. During Locker Talk, the ladies bravely share their own mean girl confessions and give advice on how everyone can strive to do better to eliminate mean girl behavior in their lives.

Click here to listen to the lastest episode of the Pro Cheerleading Podcast.

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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.

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So let us recognize this year’s instructors:

Jakene Ashford – NFL Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders
Tara Battiato – NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers Cheerleaders
Theresa Baugus – NFL Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders
Jerod Fewell – Hip Hop Extraodinaire
Denise Garvey – NFL New York Jets Flight Crew
Katie Gibbons – NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
Stephanie Jojokian – NFL Washington Redskins Cheerleaders
Brandii McCoy – NBA Charlotte Hornets Honeybees & AHL Charlotte Checkers CheckMates
Dres Reid – Industry/Hip Hop
Tracy Rutledge – Former NBA Atlanta Hawks, AFL2 Georgia Wildcats
Nicole Smith – NFL Carolina Panthers TopCats
Toni Wall – NBA Cleveland Cavaliers
Derric Whitfield – NBA Washington Wizards, Wizard Girls
Marla Viturello – Philadelphia Soul/NFL Alum

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2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Cayla

Did I mention that there were a lot of impressive Charlotte Honey Bees at P-R-O?  I didn’t get to photograph all of them, but I as best as I could.  They really are an impressive group of young ladies.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is a rookies Charlotte Honey Bee and former Charlotte CheckMate dancer…introducing Cayla.

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Alrighty then! Many more amazing All Stars to come, so check back soon to see who is next.

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Pro Cheerleading Podcast: An Interview with Lisa Zaragoza, Coach of Portland Trail Blazers Rip City Crew All Male Dance Team

Like A Boy: Interview with Lisa Zaragoza, Coach of Portland Trail Blazers Rip City Crew All Male Dance Team

Brittany and Mhkeeba interview Lisa Zaragoza, the Coach of the all male Rip City Crew for the Portland Trail Blazers and get the inside scoop on what it’s like working with professional male dancers.

Lisa shares her dance background and how she became one of the hottest choreographers for NBA, college and high school teams. The ladies learn about her experience as a BlazerDancer for the Portland Trail Blazers for five seasons and a member of the 2014 NBA All-Star Dance Team. Lisa explains how she balances it all and also finds time to be the Coach of her alma mater, Oregon Cheer!

During Cheer Chat, Mhkeeba and Brittany give an update on NBA auditions and squad selections. They also discuss the number of NBA teams that have formed all male hip hop crews. The ladies get to know Lisa better during Drop It Like It’s Hot!

Click here to listen to the latest episode of the Pro Cheerleader Podcast.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte Honey Bee Cassie

There’s a certain buzz about our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star and that’s no coincidence since she is a member of the Charlotte Honey Bees, one of the most amazing dance teams in professional sports.  A former Charlotte CheckMate and a first year Charlotte Honey Bee, introducing Cassie…our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Our parade of All Stars continues.  Check back soon to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Warriors Dance Team to Include Male Dancers in Select Performances of the 2019-20 Season

OAKLAND, Calif. – The Golden State Warriors are expanding the Warriors Dance Team to include male dancers during select performances of the 2019-20 season. The team will continue to be headlined by the all-female “Gold Squad” which will perform at every Warriors home game, while the all-male “Blue Crew” will perform alongside the female dancers at 15 select home games. In addition, in-game entertainment will include crossover performances featuring all teams in the dance program, including the Warriors Dance Team, Golden State Breakers, Hardwood Classics and Jr. Jam Squad. 

Audition information is listed below: 

Warriors Dance Team Gold Squad (Women ages 18 and up) 

  • Preparatory Class – Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. at the Bay Club in Walnut Creek (2805 Jones Road)
  • Preliminary Auditions – Saturday, July 13 at 11 a.m. at the Rakuten Performance Center in Oakland (1011 Broadway) 
  • Final Auditions – Thursday, July 18 

Warriors Dance Team Blue Crew (Men ages 18 and up) 

  • Preparatory Classes – Wednesday, July 10 at 8 p.m. and Tuesday, July 23 at 9 p.m. at the Bay Club in Walnut Creek  
  • Auditions – Saturday, August 10 at 2:30 p.m. at the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek (2675 Mitchell Drive) 

Hardwood Classics (Ages 55 and up) 

  • Preparatory Class – Wednesday, July 31 at 8 p.m. at the Bay Club in Walnut Creek  
  • Auditions – Sunday, August 11 at 9:30 a.m. at The Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek 

Jr. Jam Squad (Ages 6-14)

  • Preliminary Auditions – Saturday, August 10 at 9:30 a.m. at the Ultimate Fieldhouse 
  • Final Auditions – Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ultimate Fieldhouse 

GS Breakers (Ages 18 and up) 

  • Auditions – Sunday, August 11 at 3:00 p.m. at the Ultimate Fieldhouse in Walnut Creek 

For additional information or to pre-register for preparatory classes and auditions, visit Warriors.com/danceteam

For more information on the Golden State Warriors 2019-20 season presented by Kaiser Permanente, please visit warriors.com