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Denver Nuggets Dancers Auditions

Preliminary Auditions for the 2018-19 Denver Nuggets Dancers begin on Saturday, July 14 at Pepsi Center.

  • Perform at Denver Nuggets home games in front of 19,000 fans per game.
  • Travel nationally and internationally for our annual calendar shoot, dance conventions, and NBA appearances.
  • Choreograph for the best dance team in the NBA.
  • Participate in community service projects.
  • Inspire young dancers through the DND Juniors program.
  • Perform at multiple events throughout the year.
  • Perform for national television audiences.
  • Receive benefits from multiple sponsors including hair styling, tanning, waxing services, gym and yoga memberships, and cosmetic dentistry.
  • Get paid for doing what you love while making lifelong friends!

2018 Audition Schedule*

Preliminary Auditions: Saturday, July 14

  • Registration: 9:00am – 9:30am
  • Semi-Finalists Callbacks (including group interviews) 1pm
  • Finalists Announced by 6pm

Finalists’ Training Camp: Sunday, July 15 – Friday, July 20

  • Sunday, July 15 – Dance Rehearsal: 2-5pm
  • Monday, July 16 – Dance Rehearsal: 7:30-10pm
  • Tuesday, July 17 – Individual Interviews: (approx. 20 min each) scheduled between 8:30am and 3:30pm
  • Wednesday, July 18 – Individual Interviews: (approx. 20 min each) scheduled between 8:30am and 3:30pm; Photo Shoot & Uniform Fitting: 6-10pm
  • Thursday July 19 – Individual Interviews: (approx. 20 min each) scheduled between 8:30am and 3:30pm
  • Friday, July 20 – Dance Rehearsal: 6:30-9pm

Choreography Showcase / Final Dance Audition: Saturday, July 21

  • Check-in: 3pm
  • 2018-19 DND Announced by 7pm

* Audition schedule subject to change.

Audition Requirements:

All dancers must:

  • be at least 18 years of age (by July 14, 2018) or 17 years of age with a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on the participant’s behalf
  • hold a high school diploma or equivalent education
  • wear a cropped top, fitted bottoms, and shoes with non-marking soles
  • submit non-returnable 8″ x 10″ headshot
  • submit a dance resume including any previous dance teams, classes or workshops, current employment and training, educational background, and 3 professional references
  • complete and submit the 2018 DND Audition Registration Form and the 2018 Liability Waiver & Release.
  • live in the Denver area and have reliable transportation to and from all DND practices and at least 80% of the home games in the Denver Nuggets 2018-19 season (schedule TBD).

Prep Classes

Audition Prep Classes are designed to introduce dancers to the style of choreography performed by Nuggets Dancers. Classes are open to all dancers over 16 years of age (Dancers under 18 years of age will need to have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on their behalf). Prep Classes are essentially dance classes and include:

  • Warm-up / Stretch
  • Brief Technique / Across the Floor
  • Dance Combo
  • Q&A session about auditions

A different combo will be taught at each prep class. The pace of each class is like the actual audition setting. Many dancers take ALL prep classes to practice picking up the DND style of choreography in a fast-paced environment. Individual prep classes cost $16 in advance or $20 at the door. Dancers interested in pre-registering for 10 or more classes receive a 10% discount and pay just $14.40/class!

Prep Class Dates/Times/Locations: All Prep Class will be held at Pepsi Center from 6:30-8pm.

  • Fri Jun 1
  • Mon Jun 4
  • Tues Jun 5
  • Thurs Jun 7
  • Wed Jun 13
  • Thurs Jun 14
  • Mon Jun 18
  • Thurs Jun 21
  • Tues Jun 26
  • Wed Jun 27
  • Tues Jul 10
  • Wed Jul 11
  • Thurs Jul 12

If you would like to receive email updates with the latest DND audition news, please email DND Manager Amy Jo Wagner at AJ.Wagner@TeamKse.com.

For more information, please visit Prep Class Info.

Dallas Maverick Dancers Prep Classes

Get ready for the 2018-19 Dallas Mavericks Dancers audition with a little help from the pros!

Mavericks Dancer Prep Classes will be held at the Mavs Practice Facility from Monday, May 14, 2018 through Monday, July 2, 2018 from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

These classes are not mandatory, but are designed to prepare dancers, 18 years old and up, for the Mavs Dancers Audition that will be held on Saturday, July 7.

Classes can be purchased online on mavs.com. All major credit cards will be accepted. No cash or checks please. Walk-ups are welcome.

1 class = $30.00
7 classes = $175.00
Mavs Practice Facility
1530 Inspiration Drive Dallas, TX 75207
Free Parking Available
When arriving for class, wear anything moveable and comfortable, with tennis shoes.
You will not need to know any routines or steps in advance. Everything you need to know will be taught in the classes.

Sideline Prep is holding its Annual Pro & Semi Pro Cheer and Dance Workshop

Sideline Prep is holding its Annual Pro & Semi Pro Cheer and Dance Workshop, which promises to be a fun learning opportunity!  It is open to ALL dancers and cheerleaders – at any level (at least 18 years of age).

Last year we had over 140 ladies in attendance and received overwhelming positive feedback!

Day 1 is all learning/dance and Day 2 (half day) is an OPTIONAL bonus mock audition.  

Pro Cheer/Dance Coaches and Directors will be teaching and/or answering questions at the workshop on Day 1:  

  • Stephanie Jojokian (Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) Director)
  • Jamilla Keene (10-yet Vet and Captain for the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders (WRC) and current Assistant Director for the WRC)
  • Leslie Anderson (11-yet Vet and Captain for the Baltimore Ravens Cheerleaders (BRC) and current BRC Line Coach)
  • Derric Whitfield (Current Dance Team Manager and Choreographer for the Washington Wizard Girls & the Washington Valorettes)
  • Liz Guaraldo (Former WRC and Current Director for the Baltimore Blast) and
  • Kelly Allen (Former Washington Wizards Dancer and WRC Captain and Current Coach for the Richmond Roughriders)  

It’s a great opportunity to dance with and learn from other professional dance teams and ask questions of the Coaches and current Pro Cheerleaders.  In addition, you will walk away with routines and sidelines to use!

Contact Sideline Prep at info@sidelineprep.com for more information.





Richmond RoughRiders Dance Team Prep Class and Auditions


Richmond, Virginia has always been a bit small for a major league team, but the Richmond Raiders were blessed with a top tier major league quality dance team, coached by former Washington Wizards Dancer (2000-2003, Captain) and Washington Redskins Cheerleader (2005-2012, Captain) Kelly Allen. Well, in the topsy turvy wacky world of indoor football this spring, the Raiders are no more, but Richmond has a new indoor football team in town, and Kelly is now the Director of the RoughRiders Dance Team. Great news! Information about the prep classes (December 15th) and auditions (January 7th) are included in the graphic above, and we were thrilled to feature Kelly, singing her praises, at this link, previously at UltimateCheerleaders.

Sideline Prep – Helping Young Women Reach Their Dreams of Becoming a Professional Cheerleader


Reach the Next Level of Pro Cheer/Dance Preparation with Expert Advice, Coaching, and Training from Seasoned Pros.

Sideline Prep

Click here for more information regarding complimentary online training from Sideline Prep.

Chicago Blitz Girlz prep class on February 18th

Chicago Blitz Prep Class 1 2016

The Chicago Blitz, a proud member of the American Indoor Football League, will be looking for members for their professional dance team. Jenny Hinz, the Director of the Chicago Blitz Girlz informs us of their upcoming prep class, and additional information is below:

Are you ready to be part of a ‪#‎worldclassdanceteam‬?

The Chicago Blitz Dancers have officially announced their prep class!
Date: Thursday February 18
Time: 8:30-1030pm
Location: Dovetail Dance Studio (2853 W Montrose Ave, 60618 )
Email chicagoblitzdancers@gmail.com with any questions
Meet the director, learn some audition choreography early, get pointers, and get your questions answered for $15. Bring your smiles, we will be photographing!
‪#‎blitzgirlz‬ ‪#‎chicagoblitzdancers‬ ‪#‎dance‬ Chicago Blitz

Fort Lauderdale Strikers Dancers Audition Clinics


Six-Week Intensive Training/Prep Classes in Atlanta

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Zakiya Alta Lee always had the gift to dance and never stops moving! This love for movement led to her acceptance into the prestigious Florida State University School of Visual Arts and Dance. After only 2 years at FSU, Zakiya was given a scholarship to train at the acclaimed Dance Theatre of Harlem in New York.

After receiving a BFA degree in dance and a minor in business Z was invited to join the NBA Atlanta Hawks dance team eventually becoming a team captain and coach for the Jr. Hawks dancers.

Z’s talents were soon noticed by the Atlanta community, and she was offered the opportunity to coach the Georgia Generals Cheerleaders (a Semi-Pro football team). Many of her ladies went on to cheer and dance for other professional dance companies and teams; most notably the Atlanta Falcons.

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Chicago Thunder Dancers prep classes

The Chicago Thunder Football Club, a proud member of the MidStates Football League of minor league outdoor football, is expanding its organization to include for the first time ever a professional dance team. Jenny Hinz, the Director of the Chicago Thunder Dancers informs us of their upcoming prep-classes, and additional information is below:

Chicago, Are you Ready to Go Pro?

Chicago Thunder Dancers Prep-Classes

March 16 11-1pm
*The Lab Chicago, 925 W Chicago Ave, Chicago Il 60642.

March 24 8:30-10:30pm
*FFC Gym East Lakeview, 3657 N Pinegrove Ave, Chicago Il 60613.

$15 per session or $25 for both March 16 and March 24 Prep Classes. Come camera ready as we will be filming the web series: Chicago Thunder Dancers, Making the Team! Email chicagothunderdancers@gmail.com to register or receive additional information.

Why Come to Prep-Classes?

1. Brush up on technique, flexibility, style and choreography

2. Get a vibe for the style of choreography

3. You obviously love to dance, so dance

4. Dancers who audition and make the team need to be featured in the web series we will be filming during the prep-class and auditions

Getting geared up for the Ohio Dance Machine with prep classes

Megan Hinz of Major League Lacrosse’s Ohio Dance Machine let’s us know that the squad is getting all geared up for their prep classes for the 2014 season. Their prep classes are November 6th, 20th, and December 4th and 11th, and will start at 8 pm at their sponsor’s gym Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club. The price is $10 per class or $30 for all four. Interested dancers may sign up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/OhioDanceMachine or email at theohiodancemachine@gmail.com.

There is more information at their website theohiodancemachine.wix.com/ohiodancemachine

Megan is excited and looking forward to an even bigger and better 2014 season! She is awaiting confirmation on the final audition dates and will post them soon, and the auditions will take place in January.

Professional Cheerleaders Alumni – 2013 Audition Prep Class Open Registration (Jacksonville, FL Area)

Audition Prep Classes

Interested in auditioning for an NFL or Semi-pro cheer/dance team?


Jacksonville Sports Teams with Cheerleaders  

Season: All year
Auditions: March/April 

Axemen/Axe Maidens (Rugby)
Season: May-Aug (Atlantic Cup in Nov)
Auditions: March/April

Sharks/Shark Attack (Arena Football)
Season: March – July
Auditions: November

Suns/Sunbeams (Baseball)
Season: April -Sept
Auditions: January



Giants/Jewels (Basketball)
Season: December
Auditions: October


What this workshop covers 

  • Personal Introduction
  • Technique for turns, leaps, kicks, jumps, and splits
  • Appearance Expectations
  • Audition Attire
  • Variety of Choreography
  • Healthy Diet & Excercise
  • Interview Skills & Composure
  • What to expect & bring on Audition Day
  • Warm-up, Targeted Stretching & Nutrition


Classes will be held at
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Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym
9550 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

If you’re thinking of auditioning for a semi-pro or NFL team, Audition Prep Classes by Professional Cheerleaders Alumni are the best way to get ready for your audition.


We’ll break down the skills and techniques required for NFL auditions and most semi-pro teams like turns, kicks, jumps, different dance styles, freestyle and more over the three month sessions.


What makes this class different?

This is not only a dance class – our former NFL Cheerleaders and guests consultants provide one-on-one feedback for hair, make-up, body image, audition apparel, interview skills and mentoring that will be sure to give you an edge for a big audition.


You will build confidence, learn about healthy diet and exercise, learn audition dance techniques, composure, hair and make-up application and what being a professional cheerleader is really about.


It’s time to start getting ready now, so register for classes early to guarantee your spot!


2013 Audition Prep Classes begin January 2013
Individual Class $40.00
Classes are progressive, no two classes are the same
Month Session $75.00
Includes two 3-hour Saturday classes
$5 discount if you pay for a month in advance
All Three Sessions $200.00
Includes 18-hours of progressive instruction
$25 discount if you pay for all three months in advance



Ways to Start Preparing Now
1. Start a stretch routine DAILY to prepare your muscles for kicks and splits- a requirement for most teams.
2. Be sure to build up your cardio by running, dancing, or aerobics. Classes like Zumba are great and will help you pick up choreography and rhythm.
3. Sign up for a gym membership at Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym and start conditioning.

Professional Cheerleaders Alumni, Inc. Audition Prep Classes

Professional Cheerleaders Alumni is offering Audition Prep Classes to ladies interested in auditioning for a professional dance or cheer team. Participants will learn techniques and skills from special guests and former professional cheerleaders.

This is our 5th year offering Audition Prep Classes and we’re bringing in new choreographers, guest consultants for hair, make-up, body image, audition apparel, interview skills and more! Our former NFL Cheerleaders will provide one-on-one feedback, training, and mentoring for class participants that will be sure to give you an edge and confidence for a big audition.
APC Testimonials

Read what last year’s participants had to say…

The success rate for our classes has been phenomenal with 90% of our participants making finals for at least one team, and many make pro or semi-pro teams! See our testimonials from past participants below. It’s time to start getting ready now, so register for classes early to guarantee your spot!

What the workshops cover:

Personal Introduction
Audition Attire
Variety of Choreography
Technique for Turns, Kicks and Jumps
Appearance Expectations
Interview Skills
What to expect & bring on Audition Day
Warm-up, Targeted Stretching & Nutrition

Classes every other Saturday from January through March 2012

Saturday, January 7, 2012 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, January 21, 2012 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturday, February 4, 2012 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, February 18, 2012 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Saturday, March 3, 2012 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Saturday, March 17, 2012 12:30pm – 3:30pm

Bailey’s Powerhouse Gym
9550 Baymeadows Rd.
Jacksonville, FL 32256

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Chicago Prep Classes Feature Full Pro Cheer Curriculum

Gloria Esposito and Wynne Lacey are ready for the try-out season for indoor football, are you?! Gloria lets us in on a great way to get prepared:

WORD UP!!!: Professional Indoor Football Cheerleader Auditions are just around the corner. Feeling a little rusty or in need of some tips from the pros? Check out our professional seminar in Chicago on October 30th from 10am to 3pm at HiFi Fitness. All required dance techniques and choreography will be covered by current directors Wynne Lacey, Gloria Esposito and Katie Knepler. Fitness professional Pierce Hutchings will provide his proven secrets for female physique excellence and fitness. Chrissy McClaughry will provide her newest hair/makeup techniques specific to auditioning. Follow this link (http://www.wynningteams.com/) to register under the “Sign Me Up” tab! Space is limited to 25 participants! PLEASE PRE-REGISTER!

Classes provide Mavs dancing preparation

Jessica Rush
Frisco Enterprise
June 11, 2010

It is not uncommon to find young women interested in learning dance routines, practicing glowing smiles and perfecting the hair flip at Power House of Dance. The dance studio has even expanded its number of locations from the one in Dallas to include opportunities for Frisco dance classes. These two locations have in common students with one goal in mind: to become a dancer for a professional sports team.

“We have a relationship with the Dallas Mavericks, so if you take a Mavs prep class, you’re taking a class from someone who has done choreography for or is a Mavs dancer,” said Amy Z., who is the manager and competition team director for the Frisco Power House location.

Kali Drake, 22, is one of the instructors for the Mavs prep class and a Mavs dancer for the past four years. She said she always knew she wanted to be a Mavs dancer, having an innate passion to perform.


“It’s about self-confidence,” Drake said. “My favorite thing about teaching dance is you inspire and motivate kids and adults, just to be the best person and dancer they can be. If it’s in your heart, it’s going to show in your dance.”

The prep classes are not just for women who want to be a Dallas Mavericks dancer. Classes in Dallas are geared to prepare dancers for auditions with professional dance teams such as the Desperado Dancers and the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders. The classes alternate instructors and styles, depending on what the dancer needs to learn.

“It’s a jump-start into the audition process,” Amy said.

Frisco also offers pro-league prep classes for those interested in auditioning for other sports teams with dancers like FC Dallas or the newly-formed Mavs NBA Development League called Texas Legends. The Legends begin their season this fall and will play at the Dr Pepper Arena in Frisco. Both dance teams are looking to grow in the number of dancers they accept for a season.

The Texas Legends dance team, which is still accepting suggestions for the dance team’s name, held their first audition earlier in the spring. They have picked about six dancers, but Frisco Power House has not announced when this summer another audition will take place.

Auditions for the FC Dallas Dancers in February also went through Power House of Dance in Frisco. Those who made the official dance team were announced in March, so no new dancers will be added until the next season; however, Mavs auditions are July 30. Finals will be July 31, after dancers make it past three preliminary rounds of freestyle, choreography and extended choreography.

Michelle Hulsey, who performed last season as an Ice Angel for the Allen Americans, is hoping to get a head start with the next round of auditions since there are only a limited number of spots.

“You have to learn (routines) in 15 minutes,” Hulsey said. “The whole thing is a big competition.”

Hulsey had one piece of advice for other dancers trying to win a coveted spot on a team.

“Get in front,” Hulsey said. “Get noticed.”

Although the prep classes are generally reserved for women 18 and older, Power House in Frisco is expecting more than 100 children and teens to show up for their Summer Jam workshop this Saturday, June 12. There will be classes for juniors ages 5-10, intermediates ages 10-14, advanced dancers ages 14-18 and an adult room for those over 18. Nicole Clark, hip hop company director of Dallas Power House, is in charge of the program, which will bring choreographers Marty Kudelka, Kim McSwain and Lil C.

“We are the only workshop that’s going to offer these specific instructors,” Clark said. “It’s going to be a great fun day, more like a one-day convention.”

The names mean something to those familiar with the dance world as combined the choreographers have worked with such famous names in the industry as Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Britney Spears, Pink, Missy Elliot and Ciara. Lil C is a regular choreographer on the hit dance competition show “So, You Think You can Dance?” and it is his first time to guest teach in Texas.

Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, and the workshop will end with a performance by the choreographers as well as an awards ceremony. Three of the top Mavs Dancers, who are also teaching a class during the day, will perform as well.

Information about class schedules and the Summer Jam Workshop are available at the Power House of Dance website at www.powerhouseofdance.net.

Kansas City Pro Cheer All Stars Workshop



DATE: Saturday, October 24, 2009, 2:00-5:00pm

LOCATION: Stars Unlimited Dance, 6602 Royal, Suite D, Pleasant Valley, MO (Near Liberty)

COST: $40.00 pre-registration, $50.00 at the door

INCLUDES: Enter to win gifts from our sponsors!

* BE Cosmetics makeup palette
* Eurotard hot shorts
* Custom-made Zonas Designs audition costume
* Personal training from Heidi Fit


* Learn more at www.goingproentertainment.com
* Register now at www.procheerallstars.eventbrite.com


* Audition tips by Pro Cheer All Star Missy Georges
* Pro choreography and skills
* Fitness and nutrition planning by Heidi Fit personal training
* Makeup tips and discounts from Melissa Blayton of BE Cosmetics, the official makeup artist for NFL, MLS, MLB and multiple professional and college squads
* Communication exercises
* Application tips
* The inside scoop on regional and nationwide pro dance opportunities
* …. and more!


The Pro Cheer All Stars are comprised of elite alumni dancers from the NFL, NBA and other professional sports leagues. The 2009-2010 Pro Cheer All Stars Workshop Tour gives future pro dancers a leg up on the competition! You’ll get the opportunity to learn from women who have danced on the field and on the court for thousands of fans. Attend a workshop in Kansas City, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, Denver, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Washington DC, Buffalo and other U.S. cities!