Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Monday, December 22, 2008

Open Registration to Join the Belles Performance Team Going on Now!

The Belles Performance Team is Colorado's premier independent professional dance team. Since 2003, they have been performing nationally for over 1.5 million people and donating over 2000 hours to the community each year. They are a year round performance troupe, their positions are volunteer, with opportunities for compensation, with a focus on community involvement.

The Belles Performance Team no longer holds auditions to join their organization. Several times a year, they hold an open application and interview process to select new and qualified members to the team. Their number one goal is finding professional, outgoing, and beautiful women with a passion for dance and entertainment that will continue to uphold their 1st class reputation in the Colorado community and be committed and personable team members. All levels of dance experience are considered. There are no size/weight requirements for the team, current members are anywhere from a size 4 - size 10, but they must look fit and proportional. There are also no age limits for the team (must be 18 to apply), past members have been as young as 40 years of age.

Their application process is as follows:

1. Entertainment Resume. This should include dance and cheer experience (teams, levels, classes, training, conventions, prep classes, competitions, auditions, dance styles and skills currently able to demonstrate), community service, and any promotions and/or pageant experience. Please also include personal information such as height, weight, clothing sizes (numeric and alphabetic - size 8 medium top), and measurements (fullest part of bust, waist at belly button, hip fullest part of bottom).

2. Cover Letter. Why should you be considered for a BPT dancer position? What do they need to know about you, your life, your goals? Why will you make a great community representative of their organization? Similar to a cover letter for a job.

3. Current headshot and full body photograph. Please be smiling in the headshot, hair down and done, in what you consider to be performance level makeup and the full body should have you in a maximum of a sports bra top and 3 inch inseam shorts. You do not need to submit a swimwear shot, but they do need to see your physique as they have many uniforms that reveal some part of the body (midriff, legs, etc.) at a time. These do not have to be professional but should be of good digital quality and clarity and are non-returnable.

Since they have moved the format of our program to non-audition status, they must ensure they have an amazing group of ladies that work well together as a team with a common goal of upholding their traditions and providing top-notch entertainment in the community. Their focus is on recruiting the most friendly and dedicated of women, not necessarily the most talented of dancers...because they have a proven track record of teaching dance to over 250 women in the past 5 years. They plan to only move forward with women interested in continuing the classy and approachable image the Belles are best known in the community for.

You can email these items to bellesperfteam@aol.com or mail them to: The Belles Performance Team, PO Box 1022, Castle Rock, CO 80104.

Once the complete application has been submitted, materials will be reviewed and you will be contacted for a face to face interview. After the interview, an invitation to join the organization may be extended to applicants. To apply does not guarantee an invitation to join. It is recommended that applications are received by January 9, 2009.

All applicants will receive:

1) 12 day spa pass to Planet Beach Contempo Spa, official tanning and skincare wellness partner of the BPT
2) 7 day fitness pass to 24 Hour Fitness, official training and fitness partner of the BPT
3) 20% off pass to Juno Salon, official hairstylist of the BPT
4) $50 microdermabrasion with european facial pass to Aesthetic Nurse Specialists, official skincare partner of the BPT
5) 1 month free dance pass to Allana's Academy of Dance, official dance studio of the BPT

The Belles Performance Team provides team members with:

Professional Level/Style Dance Routines (we use ProDance!)
Jazz Dance Technique Instruction
Performances - including top Colorado Venues and Minor League Sports
Promotions - including autograph signings for fans
Community & Charity Appearances
Professional Music Editing
Professional Photo Shoots
Hair, Makeup and Skincare Tips and Training
Fitness & Weight Training
Personal Training
Fitness Gym Membership
The Exclusive BPT Eating Plan
Professional Photo CD Portfolio (after successful season completion)
Product & Service Comps/Discounts (Tanning, Skincare, Hair Styling, Dance Classes, Uniforms, etc.)
Exclusive Cover Model Opportunities with Sidelines Romances Novels
Seminars/Master Classes with Professional Cheerleaders/Dancers
Free Tickets for Family/Friends to BPT Events
Opportunity to Attend Annual ProDance Convention
Custom Performance Uniforms (we use The Line Up!)
1000 Watt Mobile Stereo System for Amazing Community Performances

Please visit their website for more details on this exciting opportunity!

Mile High Sports Magazine 2008 Snow Angels

The annual collection of photos featuring Denver's most dazzling ladies.

This year, MHSM's holiday gift to Denver sports fans features 44 of the Mile High City's most beautiful women in a photo spread covering more than 50 pages.

Congratulations again to cover girl Nicole Hurdle, Nuggets Dancer.

Sneak Peek...

Former Colorado Crush Girl Andrea Thompson.

Nuggets Dancer Lauren Hanna.

Buy a limited copy to see the rest of your favorite RMS Blog faces!

Former Nuggets Dancer/Broncos Cheerleader survives cancer during pregnancy

9News.com Video

DENVER - Ask anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer to tell you the day they learned they had cancer. They will know the date. They may even remember the exact time they received the phone call.

Their family and friends remember too. Time stops and every day that follows is a day after cancer.

For Lisa Pevateaux that day came after one of the best days of her life. It was just a couple of days after her doctor visit to confirm her second pregnancy.

Suddenly, Lisa and her husband Chris were visiting oncologists and making decisions as to how to save two lives. One oncologist suggested Lisa terminate her pregnancy. Others disagreed.

Dr. Virginia Borges of the University of Colorado-Denver gave Lisa the chance to fight her cancer and give birth to a healthy child. Lisa says Borges gave her hope, telling her, "You're not dying, this is manageable. I have two patients not only one, we will treat both of you."

After surgery, during the second trimester of her pregnancy, Lisa started chemotherapy.

She approached the day with great optimism, convinced that she would not suffer with negative side effects and focus solely on her baby and her ability to defeat cancer.

Unfortunately, nothing could prepare Lisa and Chris for the emotions they would feel watching the red colored chemotherapy drugs dripping into the intravenous tube in Lisa's arm.

Chris felt helpless.

"I vividly remember when we were sitting there and she was about to get her first round of chemo, and I said, 'If there's anything I can do to get that chemo for her, if they could just give it to me,'" he said.

During these terrible days they held on to hope, celebrating every pregnancy visit and ultrasound. Lisa stayed healthy too. She worked out Navitas Cancer Rehabilitation Center and continued to operate her dance studio Elite Dance Academy in Broomfield.

Just a couple of weeks before giving birth Lisa, Chris and their almost 2-year-old son John David walked in Denver's Race for the Cure.

That afternoon Lisa was on the field at INVESCO Field at Mile High to accept a large donation for Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation. Lisa is a former Denver Broncos cheerleader and Denver Nuggets dancer.

On Oct. 12, 2007, Chase Christopher Pevateaux arrived, weighing 6 pounds 6 ounces.

Lisa calls him her "Angel baby." You see it was her OB-GYN who discovered the lump in her breast during that pregnancy visit.

Chase's birth marked a halfway point for Lisa in her cancer treatment. Just two weeks after delivery she needed a second series of chemotherapy treatments, the kind that can't be administered during pregnancy. Reconstructive surgery followed the chemo.

Every doctor's visit since has been one to remember. Lisa is cancer free and Chase is doing great. In fact, he's quite a bit bigger than his big brother was at the same age.

"Both of the kids are thriving, and Chase is the epitome of beauty. He's healthy and I'm healthy," said Lisa.

In one year's time, Lisa has gone from survivor to co-survivor, by offering her support to other women fighting cancer during pregnancy.

"There were a couple of times when I was going through treatment that I didn't really feel like I had somebody to turn to and it was kind of such a unique situation. Really, there are a lot of people out there who are going through this. I'm supporting people all over the country," Lisa said.

Previous story on Lisa here.

2009 Wild Bunch Dance Team

Top Row (L-R): Mallory*, Jamie, Heidi, Michelle, Meghan, Stacia*, Alissa, Leslie*, Angela*, Ranai, Stephanie, Lindsey
Bottom Row (L-R): Jen*, Kristen

*Denotes Veteran.

Movers and Shakers: Heidi is a former Rockstarz and Colorado Crush Girl. Michelle and Kristen are former Denver Nuggets Dancers. Alissa is a former Colorado 14ers Dancer and Denver Outlaws Dancer. Stephanie is a former Colorado 14ers Dancer. Lindsey is a former Denver Nuggets Mob Squad Dancer.

Colorado Lightning Bugs

From Left to Right (Back Row): Marie Smith, Sadie Richardson, Desiree Gustafson, Erin Pershing, Ashely Seastone.

Movers & Shakers: Marie, Sadie and Erin are former Colorado 14ers Dancers.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mile High Sports Magazine Snow Angels Preview

Every year, MHSM selects the most beautiful women in Denver, many of whom happen to be dancers/cheerleaders, to create their artistic Snow Angels issue. This year, most of the pro teams were represented by current or former entertainers. The release party was held last Friday and RMS has scoured our friends and the web to bring you the preview!

Former DBC Lindsay McBride, Sara Lockhart and Mandy Adams, and former Crush Girl/Nuggets Dancer Andrea Thompson.

Becky, Keri, Megan, Bree, Kim, Michelle, Caty Sue and Kristin represent the Rockstarz, as well as they are former Nuggets Dancers, Crush Girls and Wild Bunch.

Thank you to editorial photographer Don Cudney for these previews. If you select the above photos you will be directed to their full online size. He also posted some pre-previews shown below.

Nuggets Dancer/Crush Girl (and former Wild Bunch) Lauren Hanna. Gorgeous!

Congratulations to Nuggets Dancer/Crush Girl Nicole Hurdle on her selection for the cover!

* Thanks LH for posting your pics from the party for us to link to!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Colorado Cobras Dancers New Name & Logo

The Colorado Cobras Dancers have a new name.... Venom Vixens! They are the same great team, and offer the same charming entertainment and community service. Make sure to check out the new logo as well! Don't forget auditions are set for February 21st, 2009. For more information check out: www.independentdance.webs.com.

Ms. Planet Beach Colorado Rita Case Blogs

Ms. Planet Beach Colorado, Rita Case, shares her experience at the International Spokesmodel competition, held this year at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Wow! What a BLAST!! As a member of the Belles Performance Team it was my honor to represent Planet Beach, one of my favorite sponsors as Ms. Planet Beach Denver, CO at their International Spokesmodel competition. The pageant was held at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Over 65 women competed for the $100,000 prize and the opportunity to open their own Planet Beach franchise.

I felt like a rockstar as I was greeted by a limo and TV crews upon my arrival at the airport. During the week I participated in several photoshoots and filmed interviews to be apart of the "Making of Ms. Planet Beach." The show will air in early 2009. Be sure to look for it!

After a week of rehearsals and preliminary competitions I was excited for the final show to arrive. Every contestant was able to model her costume representing their idea of Rock and Glamour (the theme of the pageant), as well as her swimsuit and a designer fashion outfit.

In the end I was left out of the final 12, but I was honored to have placed in the top 10 in the online People's Choice Awards.

The highlight of the evening for me was receiving the "Best YouTube" award. All of the contestants were asked to create a video describing their favorite Planet Beach Contempo Spa experience. I of course couldn't name just one, and had to mention the aqua massage bed, the Lumiere facial, the hydration station, oh, and of course I can't forget the Mystic Tan! You can check out my video on the Planet Beach website www.planetbeach.com. A very special thank you goes out to Cher Fox, Owner of the Belles Performance Team, and the current Ms. Planet Beach Gen X Colorado, for all of her help in making the video.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Nuggets Dancers in Action

One word - Golden!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Monday, November 24, 2008

Congratulations 2009 Icicles!

Round 1 Tryout Results:

Allie Bomben
Natalie Coleman
Danielle Denton
Keirsten Fowler
Laurel Grauff
Heather Jones
Kayla Mcleod
Taryn Oliver
Christin Randall

Icicles Dance Captain
Rehannon Pekny

See your 2009 Icicles at all Colorado Ice home games and at appearances throughout the Northern Colorado Community!

There are still open spots for the 2009 Icicles dance team! Check back for more information on the final open tryout.

In order to participate in the tryout you must have a high school diploma or G.E.D. and be 21 years of age by February 28th, 2009.

Tryout Information
(970) 472-0128

2008-2009 Denver Nuggets Dancers

A Blessing in Disguise

Hello Broncos Country! I hope you were able to watch the game on Sunday even though it was at 11:00 a.m. instead of the usual 2:05 p.m.! The season thus far has seen many of our outstanding veterans become injured and unable to contribute on the field. And out of the adversity of this situation a rare phenomenon has occurred; the young players on our team have been given a unique opportunity. For some this may be the biggest challenge they have faced as athletes. Still trying to prove themselves as professional football players, they are being placed in new positions and unfamiliar roles and are expected to perform as well as players with years of NFL experience. This is an immense physical and emotional task, and I think the stakes are higher than many of us realize.

When a rookie makes a team, he knows that he may be a backup to one or two very strong veteran players. His focus for the year is to keep his roster spot by constantly improving. This year the mission at hand for our rookies has become a different one – assuming the roles of veterans and facing some of the biggest talents in the league at short notice. This past Sunday taught me a lot about the spirit and the character of our rookies - they may be new in the league, but when Coach Shanahan put them on the field, they delivered performances befitting our proud Denver Broncos Football Club and justified Coach Shanahan’s faith and trust in them. To be a professional football player, it takes more than muscles, speed, and physical endurance – it requires extreme mental strength. No matter how talented an individual may be, if he cannot endure the pressure, stress, and unexpectedness of a game, he simply cannot make it in this league. Sometimes it takes years to acquire the mental toughness needed to succeed in this league, but for our rookies, it is now or never.

The young men on this team have exhibited strength, passion, and a willingness to do whatever it takes to help the Broncos win. I have heard many of them being interviewed after games and a common theme has emerged: they are all willing to play any position and do whatever the coaches require of them. This shows that they all have a strong work ethic, and more importantly, are team players. Football is not an “I” sport; it is a sport that requires the effort of every member of the team. It requires selflessness. Throughout history, countless teams have crumbled because of players who have only cared about their own interests. A successful team beats with one heart – and our proud rookies understand this message.

So although the injuries this season have been devastating for our team, they have also given us a glimpse into the future. And I believe that the future holds many years of success for the Denver Broncos!

In a strange way, we can be thankful for the adversity the team has faced this season, because it has brought about remarkable teamwork and dedication. It may sound strange for me to say that we can be thankful for adversity; however, I believe there is a lesson we can learn from this and apply to our own lives. The fact is that we are all bound to face disheartening obstacles and tough times in life and these situations sometimes impede our ability to recall our blessings. With Thanksgiving just around the corner, let’s make it a Broncos Country mission to take a moment to appreciate the marvelous things in our lives, by thinking of our family and friends, the memories we have made, and the memories which we still have to make.

Before I go, let me say that I am very thankful for all the awesome fans of Broncos Country. Enjoy delicious turkey and a wonderful holiday! And of course - Broncos are atop the AFC West!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!

- Romi (11/18/08)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Colorado Lightning Dance Team “Lightning Bugs” is Holding Tryouts for the 08-09 Season

Sorry we missed this one but we would like to let everyone know about this new Colorado dance community team...

Choreographer Desiree Gustafson announces tryouts for the Lightning Bugs

10/6/08 (Loveland, CO) – Colorado Lightning Bugs Director and Choreographer announced that she will be holding tryouts for the Dance Team’s 08-09 season. Tryouts will be held at the Orchard Athletic Club in Orchards Shopping Center on Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 at 7 pm.

"We are pleased to partner with the Colorado Lightning in this endeavor,” Ainslie MacEachrah, General Manager of Orchards Athletic Club said. “We have never done anything like this before. I think it will be very exciting for Orchard Athletic Club to be home to the Lightning Bugs dance team.”

The Orchard Athletic Club is located in Loveland, CO at 289 East 29th Street. Girls who are interested in trying out must be at least 18 years of age by October 29th or have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on the participant’s behalf. The participant must bring a dance resume that includes previous dance teams, classes or
workshops, current employment and training, educational background and 2-3 references. Girls must also wear a cropped top, briefs or dance shorts, and shoes with no marking soles to tryouts on October 8th. They will learn a short dance routine and perform in groups in front of the judges, as well as demonstrate a few across the floor exercises.

Lightning Bugs will be performing for the Colorado Lightning team at all of their games. Gustafson looks forward to combining a team of talented individuals for the entertainment of the Lightning fans. The season opener for the Colorado Lightning will be held at the Budweiser Event Center on November 2nd at 7pm against the Texas Outlaws.

Season tickets are on-sale now by phone at 970-619-0217. Single game tickets priced at $10, $16, $20, and $25 plus additional fees, go on-sale September 15. Tickets for all Budweiser Events Center events are available at www.ComcastTIX.com, 1-877-544-TIXX, Budweiser Events Center Box Office, Fort Fun in Fort Collins, the Colorado Eagles Office in Windsor, and Woody’s Newsstand & CafĂ© in Greeley. Join the free Budweiser Events Center CyberClub and receive advance notice and special offers to future events at www.BECLive.com.

The top-tier Professional Arena Soccer League (PASL-Pro) has four divisions: Western US, Eastern US, Canada and Mexico. The Western Division includes the following teams: Stockton Cougars, CA., Wenatchee Fire, WA., Denver Dynamite, and Colorado
Lightning. The Lightning play 16 regular season games in total, eight at home at the Budweiser Events Center. Team in the PASL will play six vs. six, including goalkeepers, on an indoor field 85 feet wide by 200 feet long during four 15 minute quarters (sudden death, if needed).

Director: Lightning Bugs, Desi Gustafson, 970-690-1419, bugs@coloradolightningsoccer.com

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Allana's Academy of Dance

Allana Risenhoover, a professional dancer for:

* Colorado 14ers NBA-D League
* Belles Performance Team
* Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
* Northern Colorado Wolfpack Minor League Football Organization
* Denver Titans Minor League Football Organization
* Colorado Wildcats Minor League Football Organization

is making a life long dream come true by opening a new modern dance studio.

Allana's Academy of Dance will open its doors in January 2009 to dancers of all ages, skill levels, and dance styles. As an additional incentive to try AAD, one month of free classes are being offered to immediate enrollees.

Allana's Academy of Dance
3625 West Bowles Avenue
Unit 17
Littleton, CO 80123

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

MHSM Girl In Your Corner - Nicole Hurdle

November 2008 - Girl In Your Corner

Name: Nicole Hurdle
Age: 21
Profession: Full-time student, Denver Nuggets Dancer

Rumor has it that you’re going to be a Snow Angel for the second time next month. What keeps you coming back?
My fans demand it. Ha ha, only kidding.

We’ll put you on the spot. If you had to pick just one, would you rather be a Snow Angel or a Girl in Your Corner?
That one is tough, but if I HAD to pick one, then I would choose Snow Angels. Year after year, it becomes more and more creative and I am so thrilled to be a part of it this year. It’s going to be an amazing issue that all the MHSM readers can look forward to!

Is it true that you’re the only Nuggets Dancer returning from last year’s team?
It is true; I’m very excited about our 17 new girls! They are all very talented, beautiful and the Nuggets fans will love them!

What did you do to all the other girls from last year’s squad? Did you have kooties?
That must be the answer! Actually, many of them are moving onto other chapters in their lives and I couldn’t be more proud of them.

What’s your favorite non-game activity at Pepsi Center?
It would definitely be the sandwich race in which we participate. Any time we suit up in those silly buns, there is a good laugh – guaranteed.

Who’s your favorite Nugget and why?
NenĂȘ is my favorite Nuggets player. His determination and strength is truly inspirational. He is a great asset to the Nuggets starting lineup. Plus, it is always fun to hear him sing “Jingle Bells” during Christmas time!

It’s Friday night and the game ends early. Where’s the first place you’re heading in downtown Denver?
Old Chicago! They have the best post-game food!

Describe the perfect date.
It would start with taking me out during the day to get a fabulous outfit for the date, then out to a nice restaurant that evening. After dinner, we’d have to grab some type of dessert (I love ice cream!), then probably a nice long walk on the beach. Did I mention that I would prefer the date to be in Hawaii?

You’re also a CU Buff. What do you think of Cody Hawkins?
I think he looks a lot like his dad. It was very brave of him to choose to wear No. 7as a quarterback here in Colorado. There are some big expectations with that number.

And his father, Dan??
The jury is still out, but so far I think he has done an excellent job with taking control of our football program and moving it in the right direction.

As a wily veteran, what do expect from your dance squad this year? Any surprises in store for Nuggets fans?
This year, we are going to be very versatile; the fans are going to see a lot of new styles of dancing mixed with some of our old styles. Our team this year is extremely talented and we definitely have a few surprises in store for all of you Nuggets fans!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Belles Performance Team at the Veteran's Day Parade

The Belles Performance Team showed their patriotic appreciation for all who have served by participating in the Veteran's Day Parade in Downtown Denver this past weekend.

Nuggets Dancers in Action

Thanks to fan Brian A. Durham for these photos of the Nuggets Dancers!

Friday, November 7, 2008

DBC on SI.com

Terita Walker, Jamie Dukehart-Conti, Lauren Gardner.

Nicole Moore.

Terita Walker, Jamie Dukehart-Conti, Lauren Gardner.

Romi Bean.

Romi Bean.

Romi Bean.

Stefanie Buttars.

Sarah Karlan.

Sarah Karlan.

Lauren Gardner.

Lauren Gardner.

Jamie Dukehart-Conti.

Jamie Dukehart-Conti.