Simma Wear Mini Dance Series & 2 Day Workshop Coming to Los Angeles

The Simma Wear Mini Dance Series & 2 Day Workshops brings not only our talented roster of former pro teachers, but top choreographers to you from the pro dance industry to multiple cities across the US. This program is a smaller version of our training program in dates but with the same amount of hours of training, which not only educates dancers on the pro world, but gives the appropriate feedback to advance as a dancer and/or prepare for a pro dance audition.

All mini series include 15% off Simma Wear and access to our community which provides feedback, tips, guidance to reach goals.

Los Angeles – 2 Day Workshop
Downtown Dance & Movement: 1144 S. Hope St, Los Angeles 90015
Sat, June 8th 10:30-3:30pm
Sun, June 9th 10:30-3:30pm

Click here for more information or to register.

Audition Tips: How To Survive Audition Cuts

Editor’s note: It’s audition season and for many, being cut is a part of the long process in becoming a professional cheerleader. The folks over at sent us some tips to share in the event the unfortunate happens.

How To Survive Audition Cuts

So, you have just spent anywhere from 3-12 months preparing for this audition. Dance classes, prep classes, stretching for hours on end to get your splits. Skipping meals, and staying away from everything you love to eat, like buttered toast, hamburgers, ice cream the list goes on and on. 

It’s all worth it though because it’s audition day and you are ready! Your outfit is on point, hair and makeup flawless. They call your number in the group that you will audition in. After a short introduction, the music starts and you dance your heart out for what seems to be a lifetime but in actuality it was 30 – 60 seconds.

First round is over. You nailed it. No matter if it was freestyle or choreography, you nailed it.

The judges come back to announce who made it to the second round. You are dismayed. “Wait, this can’t be right? Are you serious? I didn’t even make it past the FIRST ROUND???”

Or maybe, you made it to semi-finals, or even worse. all the way to finals. Maybe even for the second or third time and it happens. CUTS.

They call them “cuts” for a reason. THEY HURT! Just like physical cuts, if we don’t tend to them, it can lead to emotional infection and keep us from moving forward.

I know it hurts and can be devastating right now, but you can survive this!  At 44 years old I have been to 23  auditions and been cut 19 times. However I have had the privilege of being a member of 4 different pro and semi-pro teams. I had to work a lot harder than most because I wasn’t a trained dancer and I was literally always a minimum of 7 years older than everyone in the room!

I had to learn to pick myself up, dust myself off and muster up the courage to show up again and again and again and again and again.

Resilience is the key to seeing your dream come true. Every time I showed up at another audition, I was building resilience. How resilient are you? How bad do you want to dance/cheer on the sidelines? How many times are you willing to try?

Check out this video on 5 steps to surviving audition cuts.

1. Acknowledge the hurt.

2. Talk it out.

3. Recognize what you did RIGHT.

4. Assess where you can do better.

5. Make a plan to try again next year and be better prepared.

Download a copy of my free Game On! Goal Planning Guide to help get you ready for your next audition!



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St. Louis Ambush Brigade Audition Workshops Announced!

The Ambush Brigade Professional Dance Team

The Ambush Brigade perform innovative, high energy, choreographed dance routines to a wide variety of music during breaks in action at all St. Louis Ambush home games.  We also make promotional and community service appearances at local and regional events throughout the year.


(Workshops will be held at Steppin’ Up Dance Productions 1023 Cool Springs Industrial Dr.,  O’Fallon, Mo 63366)

Dance Technique Instruction with an Audition Style Combo

  • Date: Saturday, May 4, 2019 / Time: 11am-1pm
  • Cost: $20

Dance Technique instruction with an Audition Style Combo

  • Date: Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / Time 7-9pm
  • Cost: $20

Brigade Dance technique Instruction with Audition Routine

  • Date: Saturday, May 18, 2019 / Time: 11am-2pm
  • *First 4-8 counts of the audition routine will be taught
  • *Q&A session
  • *Participants will automatically be advanced through to the Semi-Finals
  • Cost: *$35


Charger Girls Pre-Audition Workshops

Pre-auditions workshops are designed to prepare interested applicants for the auditions process and introduce potential candidates to the style of choreography performed by the Charger Girls. The choreography taught and material presented at each workshop will vary. Material presented will include application tips, suggested style guide, interview prep and more. Attendees will have the opportunity to speak with current Charger Girls team members, meet program partners and participate in a Q & A session with team director, Lisa Simmons. Participants can expect a supportive, non-competitive environment and will leave feeling more prepared and confident for the upcoming Charger Girls auditions.

Los Angeles Pre-Auditions Workshop

Sunday, April 14, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Equinox Sports Club Los Angeles
1835 S Sepulveda Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Irvine Pre-Auditions Workshop

Sunday, April 28, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Equinox Sports Club Orange County
1980 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

TBA Pre-Auditions Workshop

Saturday, May 4, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM


Hawthorne Pre-Auditions Workshop

Saturday, May 11, 2019
2:00PM – 5:00PM

Equinox South Bay
5400 Rosecrans Avenue
Hawthorne, CA 90250


New Orleans Saintsations Audition Workshops

Audition workshops are designed to prepare you for our audition process. You will learn actual choreography from last season, practice basic technique and receive valuable audition tips. We will educate you on the entire audition process and you will have the opportunity to ask your own questions on what it takes to become a 2019 Saintsation.

Sunday, March 17 • 2:00-4:00PM
Tari’s School of Dance
9166 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge

Wednesday, March 20 • 7:30-9:30PM
Ochsner Fitness Center
1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan

Saturday, March 30 • 12:30-2:30PM
Ochsner Fitness Center
1200 S. Clearview Pkwy., Harahan

As an added bonus we’ll teach you the actual routine that will be taught during the first round of our preliminary auditions! This is a HUGE advantage that will help you to be confident and well prepared to impress the judges. Workshops are optional, but strongly suggested. You are welcome to take as many classes as you’d like.

The basic structure of each Audition Workshop will be similar and the same audition choreography will be taught at each. However, sample choreography will be different at each class so that you have as much practice as possible before the big day. There are no attire requirements; just come ready to dance!

A registration fee of $40 per class, or $100 for all three workshop classes will be collected.

*In order to reserve your spot, registration forms and payment must be received at least 24 hours prior to selected class. Walk-ups will be accepted based on availability. Only cash payments will be accepted the day of the class. If you’ve pre-registered and are not present at the start of the class you’re spot may be given away to another participant. Sorry no refunds for missed classes!

Click here to register for the audition workshops.

2019 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Audition Workshop

Two Nights/One Great Way to Prepare For The Auditions

This two-night workshop is designed specifically to prepare prospective contestants for the audition process. Among the many advantages to attending the workshop is having the opportunity to learn the audition dance routine ahead of time & the ALL-NEW fitness portion of the competition which will be part of the Open Call audition. If you are serious about wanting to become an Eagles Cheerleader, don’t miss the chance to get a leg up on the competition!

Audition Prep Workshop

WHEN: 7-10 PM on Tuesday, March 12th and Thursday, March 14th

WHERE: Lincoln Financial Field (inside the club level)

ONLY $80 – by registering for this two-night workshop, your Open Call Audition registration fee is waived

What to expect on Tuesday Night:

    • We will teach the Open Call Audition routine in-depth and the ALL-NEW fitness aspect of the competition which will be part of the Open Call Audition.
    • You will work on showmanship, posture, musicality, and technique to refine your skills in order to perform the routine at the level that is expected at the Open Call Audition. Current members of the squad will also be available to demonstrate and assist.

There will also be a concentration on:

    • Dance techniques to improve kicks, turns, and overall stage presentation
    • Across the floor choreography
    • Stretches that the Eagles Cheerleaders do to increase flexibility
    • Eagles Cheerleaders dance warm-up
    • Dance combinations in the style similar to the combinations that will be taught at the Semi-Final and Final Audition, which will be very beneficial for contestants that advance to those rounds.

On Thursday Night:

  • Participate in a mock audition. This gives you the opportunity to rehearse the open call audition process in the actual audition room location (the Touchdown Club) without being judged. The mock audition will include practicing both the audition routine and the fitness aspect. Find out from the director how this year’s open call audition will be conducted, the criteria contestants will be evaluated on, and how this year’s scoring process works.
  • Meet with 2018-2019 Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders during a conversational Q&A session to learn their audition tips and advice for a successful audition, including what to wear. Learn about the responsibilities of being an Eagles Cheerleader. They will answer any questions you may have and share their experiences including information about game day performances, public appearances, media interviews, rehearsals, photo sessions, goodwill military tours, and much more!
  • Practice in front of the Eagles Cheerleaders Step & Repeat to prepare for the photo modeling that is part of the Semi-Final Audition. Consult with experts from Joseph Anthony Retreat Spa and Salon, the Preferred Salon of the Eagles Cheerleaders. These experts work with the Eagles Cheerleaders on game-days and photo-shoots and will help you put your best foot forward for the presence category.
  • Tour the Eagles Cheerleaders Locker Room, Dance Studio, and sidelines of the field where the Eagles Cheerleaders perform on game days – envision yourself as a member of the squad!

For more information or to register, please click here.

2019 Ben-Gals Cheerleader Audition Prep Classes

How To Prepare For Auditions.

Special prep classes are available to help the candidate improve dance/skill sets, and to enhance the audition experience.

The classes are optional. However, additional training prior to tryouts is recommended through our classes, or private training on your own. You will work with our choreographers, coaches, and captains during our prep classes. You will be given tryout tips, and dance styles to expect for the 2019 season.

Cost: $25 per class paid in advance online, please register at least 2 days prior to class.

Unregistered on day of class, or walk-ins $30

Prep Class Dates:

  • March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
  • Time: 7-9 p.m. at Paul Brown Stadium, Security Entrance off Mehring

To register for prep classes, click here.

Real Deal Workshop – Jacksonville

Calling all aspiring professional cheerleaders and dancers in Florida and Georgia, the Real Deal Workshop is coming to Jacksonville on Sunday, March  24.  Click here for more information or to register.

And don’t forget, the Houston Real Deal Workshop is on Sunday, March 10.  Click here to register for the Houston Real Deal Workshop.

Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders Audition Prep Classes

2019 Audition Prep Classes

These are the “official” audition prep classes for the Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders auditions. The class or classes will provide you with an overview of the program along with a brief question/answer session and teach dance combinations similar to those performed during the game. We offer several class options. New choreography is taught at each class.  A different portion of the first-cuts routine will be taught at each class. One participant from each class will automatically advance to finals. If you register and pay by March 6th for at least 2 classes you will be entered into a drawing to receive the “Ultimate Audition Glam Package.”

One selected participant will receive the following:

  • Free tanning sessions at Palm Beach Tan
  • Hair and Make-up Certificates
  • 1 Audition Prep Pack  (Tights, Snacks and Fan Gear)
  • 1 month free yoga at Core Power Yoga
  • 1 year LA Fitness Membership

VIP Audition Prep Experience– ONLY 50 spots open.  Take your audition experience to the next level.  This experience includes:

  • One-on-one feedback from the  Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders coaches
  • Kit Bag (with audition goodies)
  • Make-up Session
  • Fitness Session
  • A portion of first- cuts choreography
  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • Dance Technique and Choreography sessions

Option 1 (VIP Experience):

  • When – March 2, 7:30am-12:30pm
  • Where – Metro (ATL)
  • Cost – $160

Option 2:

  • When – March 10, 1:00pm – 2:30pm
  • Where – Metro (ATL)
  • Cost – $45

Option 3:

  • When – April 13, 9:00am – 10:30am
  • Where – Mercedes-Benz Stadium
  • Cost – $45

Note: Appropriate dance attire is required. This may include a one or two-piece workout/leotard outfit, tights (optional), dance pants and dance or tennis shoes.]

To register, fill out the form below & reserve your spot!

No checks will be accepted. Your spot is not reserved if your payment is not received. All walk-ups will be registered on a first-come-first-serve basis. Classes will be closed once capacity is reached. Refunds are available for closed classes only. Confirmation will be provided via e-mail. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your class.

*Make Money Orders payable to The Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders and mail to the address below or register via the form below:

Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders

Attn: Mrs. Chato Hendrix

4400 Falcon Parkway

Flowery Branch, GA 30542

To register for these prep classes, please click here.