2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Hunnies Cheerleader Caitlynn

One of the dance teams that have been coming to the P-R-O Convention over the past few years is the Hunnies Cheerleaders, an independently owned dance team that is contracted to cheer for the Fayetteville Marksmen.  And I was able to secure some quality time with the Hunnies Cheerleaders and feature a few members of this unique team for our readers.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is a second year veteran and serves as the Head Coach of the Hunnies Cheerleaders, introducing…Caitlynn.

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There were many amazing cheerleaders and dancers at P-R-O and that’s what makes this event special. Check back tomorrow as we continue our parade of 2019 P-R-O Convention All Stars.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Gianna

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is a second year veteran member of the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders.  She also happens to be one of the cover girls of the 2019 edition of Sidelines Distraction magazine, the official publication of the P-R-O Convention.  So without further ado, introduction Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Gianna, our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Check back soon to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte CheckMates Dancer Iryna

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star originally hails from Odessa, Ukraine but she’s currently living in the Charlotte, North Carolina area…introducing Charlotte CheckMates dancer Iryna.

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There’s more to come, so check back soon to see who is our 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Carolina TopCats Cheerleader Keleigh

When I became aware of all the new squads that would be in attendance at the 2019 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta, there was one in particular that I was excited to see…The Carolina Panthers TopCats.  As I aggregated NFL content for UltimateCheerleaders.com last fall, one squad stood out and they were the TopCats.   With beautiful girls and colorful uniforms, I hoped to be able to photograph a few TopCats for our readers.  As luck would have it, I was able to shoot all four that were in attendance in Atlanta.

So without further ado, introducing Carolina TopCats Cheerleader Keleigh…our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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Our cavalcade of amazing cheerleaders and dancers continues. Check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star. I think we will be staying the state of North Carolina for our next honoree, but you can never be sure of these things!

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.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Kelly

One of the squads I enjoy photographing over the years is the Cincinnati Ben-Gals.  They usually send a few girls and their colorful orange uniforms provide a nice contrast to the squad colors (the blues, reds, and purples) that I normally see year in and year out.  So, it is special when I get a chance to photograph them up close and personal and this year, I was able to shoot all three of them for this feature.

So without further ado, introducing our first of three Ben-Gals and our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…Cincinnati Ben-Gals Cheerleader Kelly.

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We have another special one in Kelly, but there were many special cheerleaders and dancers in Atlanta. Check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star…rumor has it that there is a buzz about her!

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Hunnies Cheerleader Sierra

One of the new teams that we are featuring are the Hunnies Cheerleaders, who have been attending the P-R-O Convention the past few years.  They are the official professional squad for the NC Triangle Area and currently cheer for the Fayetteville Marksmen Hockey Team.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is a rookie member of the Hunnies Cheerleaders, introducing Sierra.

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We have many more wonderful cheerleaders to feature, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention Memories: The Clemson University Dance Team

There were more than a few new dance teams at the 2019 P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and one of them was the Clemson University Dance Team.  They were a nice addition to the line up of professional and college dance teams in attendance.

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2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Washington Redskins Cheerleader Azusa

The First Ladies of Football are usually well represented at P-R-O and this year was no different.  They sent a group of beautiful and talented cheerleaders to this year’s event and we were able to feature one in particular for our readers.  So without further ado, introducing our latest 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star, Washington Redskins Cheerleader Azusa.

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The 2019 P-R-O Convention was a tremendous event and there were many, many impressive cheerleaders in attendance.  Check back soon to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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

Every year, the Charlotte Honey Bees send a large contingent of dancers to the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta and every year, I am impressed with the squad that comes out to play.  I try to feature as many of the Honey Bees as I am able because they are one impressive squad.

Our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star hails from the Charlotte Honey Bees and is a former Charlotte CheckMates dancer…introducing Kelsea.

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We have many more amazing cheerleaders and dancers to feature, so check back tomorrow to see who is our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part Two

This is my 10th year covering the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta.  It is my favorite event of the year to cover because I get to photograph professional cheerleaders from all over the country and some from outside the US.  It’s a wonderful experience and every year I get some memorable photographs.

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The P-R-O Convention in Atlanta is the premier professional cheerleading convention and attracts the very best professional cheerleaders and choreographers in the nation. Squads from the NFL, NBA, minor league sports, and several college dance teams gathered in Atlanta for a fun filled weekend of dance, team building and networking.

Continue reading Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part Two

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Mikyle

Every year I come to this event, I promise myself that I will photograph some Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders.  I’ve wanted to do that for several years, but I never seem to be able to do so. You’d think that I would be able to, but time…free time…is extremely limited.  Being that Atlanta is the Falcons home, you’d think I’d be able to snag a few AFCs after the dancing is done for the day…but they always seem to depart quickly at days end before I can approach them.

But this year was different and I was able to arrange for a couple of Falcons Cheerleaders to pose for me. And our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star is special.  There’s something imposing about her…an almost intimidating presence, yet when she smiles or dances, there’s a warmth and happiness about her that’s simply amazing.  She’s quite alluring and that is all good in my book…that and the fact that she’s extremely photogenic.

So without further ado, introducing Atlanta Falcons Cheerleader Mikyle, our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

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We have many more special cheerleaders like Mikyle to feature, so check back again soon to see our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star.

2019 P-R-O Convention All Star: Charlotte CheckMate Jessica

Seems like Charlotte, North Carolina may be the epicenter for the hottest cheerleaders in professional sports.  With the TopCats, Honey Bees, and the CheckMates, all of which sent representatives to the 2019 P-R-O convention, the region was well represented with attractive and skilled dancers.  And our next 2019 P-R-O Convention All Star was a dancer who really stood out at the weekend event and enjoyed photographing her…introducing Charlotte CheckMate Jessica.

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Jessica was amazing to photograph and she was one of a number of wonderful dancers at the 2019 P-R-O Convention. So, who will be our next All Star? Check back tomorrow to see who is next!

Japanese Professional Cheerleaders at P-R-O!

The P-R-O Convention is an international event, attracting cheerleaders from all over the world and a recent phenomenon has been the number of cheerleaders from Japan who try out and make major league professional cheerleading and dance teams here in the USA.  Every year, I try to recognize these special women and our friend Azusa from the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders was able to wrangle all the Japanese professional cheerleaders at this year’s P-R-O for a group photo.

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Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part One

2019 has been a year of change in professional cheerleading.  Recent social developments have led to the elimination of several traditional all female dance teams in favor of more coed hip hop squads or promotional teams.  Sadly this has become the norm.  And other changes, some long over due, have necessitated the evolution of professional cheerleading to where it is today, a more inclusive and socially responsible endeavor.

That being said, there will always be a demand for in game entertainment that engages the fan base and enlivens the game day experience.  This is an ever evolving concept and events like the annual P-R-O Convention in Atlanta meet that demand by providing the very best in dance choreography for the modern day sporting event.

And because it is what it is, the P-R-O Convention is, for me, one of the best events to cover and a personal favorite of mine.

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Each year, the best professional cheerleaders gather in Atlanta, Georgia to attend the annual P-R-O Convention for two days of intensive dance training and team building.  This year marks the 16th anniversary of this amazing event and over 250 cheerleaders and dancers were in attendance.

Continue reading Once Upon A Time In Atlanta: The 2019 P-R-O Convention – Part One