Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Vacation with the Broncos Cheerleaders

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Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Broncos Cheerleader Blog: That Championship Season

Last week we had a special treat. Jay Howarth, the first cheerleader coach from when the Broncos brought back the cheerleaders in 1993, came to our team and said some motivational words.

Jay is a wonderful speaker, full of energy and wisdom. She spoke about many things, but I’ll tell you about some of the themes that stood out to me.

In the beginning, we talked about what being a Broncos Cheerleader means to us. Jay asked the rookies to throw out words that represent the team and the first two words they spoke of were “passion” and “grace.” Jay said that these two words together encompass what we are and I agree. We have passion for what we do — we are all here because we love to dance and we love the thrill of being on that field for gameday. We also have grace. The dictionary defines grace as “beauty in form, manner, motion, or action”. I like this definition because we try to dance gracefully on the field and perform fun routines that will entertain the fans. But more than that, I think that the “beauty in action” part can refer to the charity work and the compassion the girls have for others. I think that the most beautiful people have an inner beauty that appears in their actions and how they treat others.

Organization is something that is really important to Jay and I agree. Before you can be successful at anything, you need to have a plan. So, we talked about the things that we will do this season to be successful and made a plan.

And finally we talked about fitness. A quote from Jay stood out to me, “Sometimes you have to do the things you don’t like to be better at the things that you love.” She said this in reference to working out in a healthy manner to be better at dancing on the field. I enjoy working out, but there are definitely some days that I’d rather stay in bed instead of hitting the gym early in the morning. But I continue to push myself so that I will have endurance when I dance and I stretch constantly so that I will be more flexible for kick lines, jumps, and leaps.

This year, alumni cheerleader Holly Flahery will be training us once a week. Holly has her own personal fitness business, HB Fitness, which I can highly recommend to anyone wanting to get fit. I’ve trained with Holly in the past for auditions and her workouts are phenomenal. She comes up with creative exercises that work multiple muscle groups while building endurance.

In my eyes, this year is off to a great start! In Jay’s words, we’re looking for a Championship Season!!!

~Laura Sobon
May 14th, 2007

14ers Dance Team in Action

Outlaws Dance Team in Action

Friday, May 18, 2007

Where Are They Now? Kaui Beamer

5 Questions for MTV Star Kaui Beamer

By Erika Gonzalez
Rocky Mountain News

Two years ago, Taquita Thorn and Kaui Beamer were living in a chic New York loft competing for a spot in Danity Kane, the all-girl group created by Sean "Diddy" Combs on MTV's Making the Band. The aspiring stars failed to make the final cut but now are performing assorted oddball entertainment jobs (ring girls for a boxing match, working at an Old West-themed amusement park) and calling a cheap motel in Las Vegas home. Their Sin City adventures take center stage on the MTV series Taquita & Kaui (pronounced "cow-ee"), which airs its season finale Monday. Rocky Mountain News reporter Erika Gonzalez talked to Beamer, a Colorado Springs resident who got her start as a Denver Nuggets Dancer.

1 How did the show come about?

"(Taquita and I) were still friends and we decided to give it another shot and try Vegas. We just thought Vegas was a different alternative. Taquita kept in touch with one of the (Making the Band) producers and he heard her talking about us going out there and he asked us if he could follow us."

2 Is the Happi Hotel as bad as it seems?

"Well, it's a motel, and any motel isn't going to be five-star. It's a bed and a shower and we have Rita there (the motel manager) and she's like our fairy godmother. It's not the most amazing place in the world, but it's something."

3 Did having MTV cameras trailing you help you land jobs in Las Vegas?

"No, I don't think so. There were a lot of jobs that we tried out for that we didn't get. (The people we auditioned for) might be excited that the camera is there to promote who they are, but I don't think that had anything to do with it. Every time we were offered a job, we had to go and try out. (Employers) don't want people without any talent coming to them and exposing them in a bad way."

4 Since you've already been in a televised talent contest, I'm assuming you're also an American Idol fan?

"I love American Idol. I watch it all the time. My favorite was Antonella (Barba); I really liked her because I don't think she was really showing herself. I saw something in her very first audition. She has a really soft, soulful voice. I did try out for the second season, but I didn't end up making it. But it was a really good experience. It taught me that you have to set yourself apart. It gave me the confidence to try out for Making the Band."

5 What's Diddy really like?

"Honestly, we didn't have a lot of interaction with him on either of our shows. I have respect for him because he's honest and real about what he wants. He's been extremely successful because he goes for it. He's very professional. It's kind of hard to hear what he has to say, but if you want to be in the business you're going to have to hear these things. . . . Definitely at times he's intimidating."

Official Taquita & Kaui website here.

Friday, May 11, 2007

2007 Colorado Rapids Cheerleaders

Nicole, Katie, David, Tracy, Seth, Rachel, Mary, Mike, Erin, Kristal, Jacklyn, Tom, Amanda, Amy, Andrew, Tara, Meghan, Ryan, Lara

Individual bios are posted as well. Visit The Rapids Cheerleaders online.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Colorado Icicles In Action

Colorado 14ers Dance Team

Back row (L-R): Elizabeth, Anne, Katelyn, Jamie, Allana, Priscilla
Middle row (L-R): Vi, Roselinda, Billye Dee, Candice
Front row (L-R): Janella, Sadie, Sarah

Visit their webpage for individual pictures.

Movers & Shakers: Elizabeth, Jamie, Allana and Priscilla are former members of the Belles Performance Team. Vi is a former member of Motion Explosion. Anne is a former member of the Colorado Crossover Dancers. Janella is a former member of the Aurora Cavalry Dancers (IBL). Billye Dee is a former member of the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, the Denver Nuggets Dancers and the Aurora Cavalry Dancers (IBL).

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Joining Forces

Except for championship games, pro sports dance teams generally don't travel to away games. Friday's Kansas City Brigade game vs. Colorado Crush was a rare exception. The game was on the Brigade's home turf, but a contingent of Colorado Crush Girls flew into KC to support their team. At halftime, the Crush Girls and Brigade Girls performed together, to the delight Brigade and Crush fans alike. It would be lots of fun to see more of this in the AFL.

Nuggets Dancers/Cheerleaders on