Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Junior Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Cheerleader Camp

Junior Rocky Mountain Rollergirls' Cheerleaders will receive:

1) 2 2 hour clinics with the adult RMRG Cheerleaders, Saturday May 31, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, and Saturday, June 7, 3:00 - 5:00 pm, at the Bladium Sports Club, 2400 Central Park Boulevard, Denver.

2) Official RMRG t-shirt

3) Full size youth red and black pom pons

4) Free admission to the June 7 bout for their half time performance debut

5) 2 free tickets for family/friends to attend the June 7 bout and support their JRMRGC

This is an exciting new program we hope to expand into an additional attraction at Rocky Mountain Rollergirl events!

Visit here to register.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Shack Master Class

Sarah Schachterle (Shack) will be teaching a Master Class hosted by the performance group "Motion 303". The class is open to the public and all are encouraged to come. Admittance is just $10 and the atmosphere will be fun with no pressure and positive reinforcement.

This class will mainly consist of choreography. It is Sunday May 25th From 1-2pm at Motion Undergrounds Studio. She was the exclusive choreographer for the Denver Nuggets Dance team for over 8 years, is a teacher with the highly demanded Fluid Dance Convention, and has worked with such artists as Ciara, M.C. Hammer, Young M.C., Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock, The Temptations, American Idol's Ace Young, and many more.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Get Your Crush Girls Calendar!

Kristen Holleyman rolls the dice on the cover of the Crush Girls 2008 "Weekend in Vegas" calendar.

2008 calendar featuring the Colorado Crush girls in Las Vegas. Measures approx. 14" x 20". Runs May 2008 through April 2009.


Get yours here!

Its almost time, P-R-O Convention Ready to Rock!

ALBANY, GA, MAY 19, 2008: All-Pro3 Inc, the company that produces the
P-R-O Convention is expecting the biggest turnout ever at this year’s
convention in Atlanta. Professional Cheerleaders and Dancers from all over
the world will shake it, toss it, and flaunt it the weekend of June 7-8.
“We’ve got some exciting new instructors for 2008” says Tracy Rutledge of
All-Pro3. “Shannon Kingsley will be joining us from the Seattle Seahawks,
and Marla Viturello of the Philadelphia Soul is one of our new guest
instructors as well.”

Add that to the veteran instructors who make up the starting line up and
you’ve got a talented crew of choreographers.

P-R-O Instructors for 2008:
Tami Krause-Minnesota Vikings & Minnesota Swarm
Sandy Charboneau-Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tammy Putala-NBA Entertainment
Alto Gary-Houston Texans
Stacie Kinder-Tennessee Titans
April Smith-Indianapolis Colts
Brandii McCoy-Charlotte Bobcats & Charlotte Checkers
Marla Viturello-Philadelphia Soul
Shannon Kingsley-Seattle Seahawks

Rutledge adds that “Our numbers grow every year. Our sponsors such as the
Line Up, Peavey hosiery, Satin Stitches, and Tech.Nitions, help make our
event even more extraordinary each summer!”

Hurry! Time is running out to register for the low price. Register before
June 1st for only $240.00. Visit here for more information.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Behind the Scenes of the 2008 Crush Girl Calendar



The Crush Girls officially released their 2008 Calendar to several hundred people Friday May, 9 at Maloney's Tavern in Denver.

This year's calendar follows the Crush Girls on a "Weekend in Vegas" and includes many unique photos that differ significantly from prior calendars.

"We think our fans are going to like the new direction we went this year. I think this is the best product we have produced from a fashion, layout, and photograph perspective and were looking forward to sharing it with everyone on Friday," commented Schuyler Hoversten, Director of Strategic Partnerships.

The entire Crush dance entertained the crowd by hand signing calendars and taking pictures with fans. Attendees were able to view the Crush Girls Calendar Special, produced by Altitude Network in addition to witnessing the unveiling of the calendar cover.

"There wasn't much debate over the cover selection, the image captures perfectly what we were going for," added Hoversten. Calendars are available NOW at the Pepsi Center Team Store. Get yours today!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Cool as Ice

Some photos from the Icicles this season...

For more pictures of the Icicles, visit here.

Monday, May 12, 2008

2008 Denver Outlaws Dancers

Back Row (L - R): Chelsea Hunt*, Alissa Flanagan, Christi Cameron, Lelanna Simmons, Laura Lutes
Front Row (L - R): Jenna Tavares*, Stephanie Long*, Candace Vecchiarelli*, Amy Svec, Jessica Magee

* Denotes Veteran

Movers & Shakers: Alyssa Flanagan and Amy Svec were 2007 - 2008 Colorado 14ers Dancers.

Honorable Mention: Christi Cameron was a 2007 Denver Broncos Cheerleader Finalist.

Learn more about the ladies here.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

2009 Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch Auditions

Auditions for the 2009 Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch Dance Team are tentatively scheduled for September (date TBD).

Please check back for updated information and registration form.

Friday, May 9, 2008


The Crush Girls will officially release their 2008 Calendar to an expected crowd of several hundred people this Friday at 7PM at Maloney's Tavern located 1432 Market Street in Denver.

This year's calendar follows the Crush Girls on a "Weekend in Vegas" and includes many unique photos that differ significantly from prior calendars.

"We think our fans are going to like the new direction we went this year, I think this is the best product we have produced from a fashion, layout, and photograph perspective and were looking forward to sharing it with everyone on Friday," commented Schuyler Hoversten, Director of Strategic Partnerships.

The entire Crush dance team will be on hand signing calendars and the series of events begin at 7PM with the unveiling of the much anticipated and calendar cover which has only been seen by a few staff members.

"There wasn't much debate over the cover selection, this image captures perfectly what we were going for," added Hoversten. Don't miss this unique opportunity to meet the girls off the field, get autographs, take pictures, and enjoy drink specials all night long.

Maloney's Tavern- 1432 Market St Denver.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Philly Representin' at the P-R-O Convention

ALBANY GA, MAY 5, 2008: All-Pro3 Inc, known for All Things Pro is proud to announce that the City of Brotherly Love will be represented at the P-R-O Convention this year! “First, we are pleased to say that James Blakey, of the Professional Cheerleader Blog, will be in attendance again, reporting all the minute by minute excitement” says Tracy Rutledge, of All-Pro3. Blakey was at last year’s convention, seen snapping pictures and interviewing the cheerleaders and dancers throughout the weekend. “We have had a great relationship with the Pro Cheerleader Blog for years and we are pleased to have James back for a second year” says Rutledge.

The P-R-O Convention is also adding new instructors to its line up this year. Marla Viturello will join our guest instructors with her dynamic and crowd appealing choreography. Viturello is a former 6 year veteran captain of the Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders and is the current Director/Choreographer of the Philadelphia Soul Soulmates. “We know Marla will bring the “soul” down to Atlanta, and our pro cheerleaders will love her northeastern creative flair!” says Rutledge.

In it’s 5th year, the P-R-O Convention hosts cheerleaders and dancers from all over the world on June 7th and 8th, representing teams from the NFL, NBA, AFL, WNBA, MLS, NHL, ECHL and more. For more information about the P-R-O Convention, please visit All Pro3.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Double Duty - Nuggets Dancers as Crush Girls

In the same concept as the NBA LA Laker Girls and AFL LA Avengers A-Team Dancers, the NBA Denver Nuggets Dancers are pulling double duty as the AFL Colorado Crush Girls.

Get the 2008 "Weekend in Vegas" Crush Girl Calendar this weekend at Maloney's!

Nuggets Dancer Maria Mateo in Crush Girl attire.

For questions about anything Crush Girl related, send an email to Amy at ajwagner@pepsicenter.com

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Learn from the Pros - State of the Arts Dance Studio

Keri L. McLean

State Of The Arts Studio for Dance and the Performing Arts was founded by its director, Keri L. McLean, in 1997. Ms. McLean has enjoyed a career in dance and the performing arts for over 25 years. During which time she has trained in Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop, Precision, Pep Arts, Ballroom, Swing, Latin and Country Dance. Keri has traveled across the country in order to perform, teach, and train with top national and international instructors. Ms. McLean is trained in the Russian and Cecchetti methods of classical ballet and is certified to teach the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) method. Ms. McLean has trained extensively in the Luigi style of Jazz, and continues to pass on his method as well as incorporating new, popular, and stylized techniques when teaching Lyrical, Hip Hop and Pep Arts (Pom & Cheer). The style of Tap Keri instructs is a blend from different artists. She calls upon theatrical styling such as those used by Fred Astair and Gene Kelly, and also the natural rhythm of the “Hoofers” such as Henry Le Tang, Gregory Hines, and Savion Glover. Ms. McLean has trained in Smooth Ballroom, Swing, Latin, and Country Social Dance styles with such masters as Pierre Allaire & Mireille Veilleux, Melanie La Patin & Tony Meredith, Jim & Janelle Maranto, Buddy Schwimmer, Ron Montez, Jo Thompson, Ramiro Gonzales, Mario Robau Jr., Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann, Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake, Kelly Casanova, and Sylvia Sykes. She has performed, choreographed, taught and judged throughout the United States for such organizations and events as Marlboro Country Nights Dance Showdown, Girls Scouts of America, the National Kidney Foundation, Children’s Hospital, the Nation’s Capitol Professional Cheerleader’s Association, Colorado Women in Sports Conference and many others.

Keri began her Pep Arts and Precision experience within the National Cheerleading Association (NCA). During her first year with the NCA, she was a member of the squad that took first place in the Body Rock and High Kick divisions at the National Championships in Anaheim, California. She continued her performance experience further by becoming a Professional NFL Cheerleader with the Nation’s Capital Professional Cheerleaders. She was a member of the Redskinettes, the professional squad cheering for the Washington Redskins in Washington, D.C. While on the Squad she performed as a soloist and served as a choreographer for the Redskinette “Show Troupe” performing USO variety shows both nationally and internationally. She keeps up her Pep Arts certifications through the Universal Dance and Cheer Associations (UDA & UCA) and continues to pass on her knowledge by coaching and choreographing for local 4A & 5A High School Varsity Pom Squads. Continuing her long time association with the public school systems and institutions for higher education, Keri currently serves as a guest instructor and performer with her professional dance partner, Jared Oz, for Arapahoe/Denver/Douglas/Jefferson Counties, the University of Colorado at Boulder, and the School of Mines. She is also a guest choreographer for local theatre groups such as the Evergreen Players and the Ascot Theater. Keri is also proud that State Of The Arts supplies Arapaho Community College with Instructors for their Community Education program in Dance as well as produces the Dance Program at the South Metro Denver Recreation Center.

Ms. McLean currently competes on the World Swing Dance Council’s national competition circuit and has earned many championship awards in several divisions. She also fills her time by being a commercial and film actress, a regional and national spokesperson as well as a runway and print model.

Keri as a soloist, and, with Jared as her partner or with her State Of The Arts Swing Team, travels the United States as a guest instructor, competitor and performer thus having a following of students at a national level. However, Ms. McLean has chosen to return to the Denver area in order to provide a unique educational and performance environment, to share with her students her passion for the arts, and to establish State Of The Arts as a leading studio in the performing arts arena.

Where are They Now - Jaime Moore

Jaime is entering her second season as the Director and Choreographer for the Boise Burn Hotshots (AFL). Jaime recently returned from Denver where she had been dancing with the Colorado Contemporary Dance Company and touring with the Damsels Dance Revue. She also danced and served as captain with the Denver Nugget Dancers and Moments Notice Entertainment Company. She performed and danced on Royal Caribbean’s “Voyager of the Seas”. Jaime has extensive choreography and modeling experience for several major companies including Foley’s, Nordstrom, and danced for Everlast Active Apparel in the Magic International Show where she performed with celebrities Evander Holyfield, L.L. Cool J, P.Diddy, Snoop, and Lil’ Kim. She has performed for both television and video. Her commercial work includes Budweiser, the Denver Broncos and the Denver Nuggets.

While living in Los Angeles she worked on the set of Lifetime’s “Any Day Now” and “The Man’s Show.” Although Jaime has traveled extensively with her dancing, she is a native to Boise where she attended Boise State University and danced with the ManeLine Dancers. She served as a captain and was awarded “Miss Super Sensational Collegiate” in Santa Barbara, California. Jaime teaches all styles of dance but specializes in Jazz, Lyrical, Hip Hop and Pop & Lock.

Where are They Now - Heidi Quandt

Heidi is the owner and director of Fusion Dance. She is a graduate from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Dance. In Iowa City, she was a captain and member of the Iowa Hawkeye Dance Team. Since graduation, Heidi danced professionally with the Denver Nuggets Dancers in Colorado. Heidi has also judged Nationals for Ameridance in Walt Disney World. She choreographs and judges for various high school and college dance teams, and previously coached the Millard North competition team. Heidi attends classes throughout the United States to keep current on education and choreography. She is very excited to be a part of the Omaha community!

Fusion Dance Omaha
16919 Audrey St. Ste. 70
Omaha, NE 68136

Friday, May 2, 2008

Where are They Now - Samantha Stiles

HRHS coach receives "Coach of the Year" award

We are very proud of our HRHS Varsity Poms coach, Samantha Stiles, who recently received the "2007-08 Continental League Dance/Poms Coach of the Year" award.


"This year is tremendous for our program, we have a team comprised mostly of seniors who have been dancing together for years, and we want to take their talent and drive as far as we can".

Coach Stiles also says that the dance and poms community in Colorado is by and large one of the most competitive in the US and hopes to achieve some of the same accolades that teams before them have done. She is eager for the team to get the possibility to go to Nationals and compete with top teams from around the country.

"After a win at Regionals last year, we are wanting to come back stronger than ever, and this team knows that they can accomplish any goal they strive to achieve". "

The enthusiasm and work ethic of this team is impressive and the commitment they have to be the best they can, gives me full confidence as to what they are capable of". She feels very honored and proud to be associated with this program, and knows that HRHS Varsity poms will have a strong showing in the dance community this year.

Stiles, an alumni of Cherry Creek High School and former Denver Nuggets Dancer, has been coaching the HRHS Varsity poms team for the past two years with some assistance from JV Coach, Megan Green, who is also an alumni of Cherry Creek High School. Coach Stiles is currently a dance instructor and choreographer at Starstruck Academy of Dance in Centennial.

In past times, she has coached and choreographedvarious teams in Colorado, Oklahoma and Texas. Currently, she and husband, Brad Stiles, head Baseball coach at Ponderosa High School in Parker, are very excited to be expecting a baby in September!

Congratulations to a job well done! and Best of Luck next season!