The Belles Performance Team is excited to announce the details for their 1st ever calendar release party!
What: Belles Performance Team 2010 Limited Edition Calendar Release Party
When: Sunday, January 10, 2010 from 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Where: Fox and Hound, 5150 East Arapahoe Road, Centennial, CO 80122
Fun: Enjoy free pool, free appetizers, giveaways from calendar sponsors and a live performance by the Belles during the football playoff wildcard games on the Fox and Hound big screens.
Cost: There is no cover to attend the event. Calendars will be sold at a special rate just for this event!
If you are unable to attend this exciting event, calendars will be for sale at additional calendar signing events, various Denver businesses and online. Visit their official website for more details.
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The Belles Performance Team is excited to announce the details for their 1st ever calendar release party!
Monday, December 21, 2009
On December 13, five members of the Belles Performance Team visited the USO at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs to bring holiday cheer to Armed Forces members and their families. The Belles performed a holiday show for a standing room only crowd of over 200 servicemen and women and their families. After the show, the Belles escorted Santa in, who had presents for every child in attendance, distributed their military themed posters and signed autographs for children, servicemen and even wives of currently deployed soldiers.
Owner and Executive Director Cher Fox really appreciated the opportunity to perform at the USO for their 2nd Annual Christmas Party. “Performing at the USO was such an amazing experience and has been a long time goal for the Belles," shares Fox. "We were honored to be asked to perform and everyone in attendance was so appreciative of our time. I was touched when many wives asked us for autographed posters so they could send them to their deployed spouses with the rest of their holiday gifts. Our troops do so much for us and sacrifice every day, their families sacrifice every day they are deployed...so to take time out of our lives to show them how much we appreciate and support all they do for us was truly our pleasure."
Dancing right into our hearts
Credit:Garrett Ellwood Photography
By Matt Farley and Erica Boniface
The Denver Nuggets are getting plenty of attention lately as they give the L.A. Lakers a run for their money in the NBA’s Western Conference. But even as the playoff buzz builds, Metromix’s attention has wandered off the hardwood and landed a little bit closer to the stands (and our hearts). That’s right, sports fans: It’s the Denver Nuggets Dancers.
Because we love you, Metromix tracked the girls down (in a totally non-creepy way) and asked the ice-breaker questions everyone’s dying to know the answers to. Now, if you happen to run into some of the dancers out on the town, you’ll hopefully have something to say besides, “So, you’re a dancer? Uh… that’s cool.” And even if that’s not your game plan, we think you’ll find this gallery educational as well as sexy. Who knew the Denver Nuggets Dancers were secretly into “outgoing nerds” and Chili’s restaurants?
Well, ladies, we’ll have you know that the men of Metromix can be very outgoing. And we love us some Baby Back Ribs…
Select the Metromix link above to read more...
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Monday, December 14, 2009
The Belles Performance Team performed at South West Plaza Mall this weekend to a 2 story standing room only crowd. The Belles were invited by their official dance studio, Allana's Academy of Dance, to participate in 2 holiday performances this season, this past weekend on December 12, and again next weekend on December 19. So if you missed this past weekend's show, catch them next weekend at 3:00 pm at the Community Stage.
Friday, December 11, 2009
Denver Nuggets Dancer Nikki Friedin snags the cover.
Denver Nuggets Dancer Chelsea is December's Girl In Your Corner.
PROFESSION: Denver Nuggets Dancer, Student
4 THINGS WE LEARNED FROM CHELSEA
1. Castle Rock is NOT full of hicks. There are a few cowboys, but far more Californians living there.
2. Sometimes people in Tennessee eat rabbits, squirrels or frogs.
3. After an “amazing” date, it’s okay to call a girl that night. But after just a “good” date, it’s better to wait until the next day.
4. Dance-related reality shows are good, but “The Deadliest Catch” is intriguing.
“Nothing against Andrew (Braverman), but never once during our Snow Angels photo shoot did I think about giving him a wet willy. (see page 26)”
Other familiar RMS Blog faces posing as 2009 Snow Angels:
Nikki F. - Current DND
Nicole H. - Current DND
Lauren H. - Current DND and former Wild Bunch Dancer
Leah M. - Current Wild Bunch Dancer and former DND
Stefanie B. - Former DBC and DND and Wild Bunch Dancer
Sara W. - Former DBC and DND
Annette B. - Former DND
Marissa - Current DND
Devyn - Current DND
Krista S. - Current DND
Bridget B. - Current DND
Amanda - Current DND
Miranda - Current DND
Chelsea M. - Current DND
Chalanunda S. - Former DND
Keri G. - Former DND and Rockstarz
Kelsey V. - Former DBC
What a cast! Read the digital issue here.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Congratulations to Nikki Friedin on her selection as this year's Snow Angel cover model! She receives the passing of the torch from her Nuggets Dancers' teammate (and fellow 2009 Snow Angel) Nicole Hurdle who was the cover model for the 2008 issue. Nikki received approximately 32,000 online votes!
Once they publish the magazine online, the RMS Blog will get you more up to date on their fellow Snow Angels (many of whom are familiar RMS Blog faces) and this months' Girl In Your Corner, fellow Nuggets Dancer Chelsea Moore.
A reader who attended the Denver auditions for America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 sent in a detailed report on the two days of tryouts. It's a marvelous picture of the initial audition and the callbacks (including a challenge involving a prop and cheerleading music), as well as great information on some crews we might see on MTV soon!
"ABDC 5 Auditions in Denver were held at the beautiful facilities of the Colorado Ballet. 8Am on Friday morning dancers started lining up outside in below zero weather. Toes frozen, muscles cramping...not the best start to a long day of dancing. Lucky for the dancers... ABDC had a warm dance studio for them to warm up in and hang out in while they waited to perform for the first set of auditions. There was about 15 crews that participated this weekend."
Click here to read about Electrolytes, BreakEFX, Illmatic Krew, Bandits, Motion Underground, True 2 Form, Rocky Mountain Rockstarz, Boom Unit, The Damsels, the judges (one of whom was a no-show!) and more!
Here's an excerpt from the rest of the write-up on the America's Best Dance Crew Season 5 auditions.
FIRST DAY: Noted Crews were:
The Rocky Mountain Rockstarz also came to audition. Most of the girls danced together with the NBA Nuggets, and have a strong bond between them. Their good looks, and high kicks could get them pretty far... I'm not sure what MTV is looking for this year, but if they want sex appeal, and jazz technique these girls are the way to go.
The day ended as the dancers packed up their things either disappointed and empty handed, or looking very focused, and nervous with a CD of music and their Callback Challenge.Note: the challenge was to use a prop... and the music sounded like it belonged to a high school cheerleading team....eww!!!
DAY TWO: Bright and early back in the studio, interviews were conducted outside in the freezing cold weather, and crews were finishing up the routines they spent the entire night making up for the call backs.
The Rocky Mountain Rockstarz- a pink remote. More Jazz choreography than hip hop this time... cute costumes... the prop confused me.
Shane Sparks arrived that afternoon, as well as Nichelle from We Are Heroes. JC Chasez could not make it. Through the paper thin walls i could hear cheers or tears coming from the teams... It's unsure who they will pick, but I expect you won't see the end of Breakefx, Motion Underground, Electrolytes, The Cloggers, or Boom Unit.
Visit the America's Best Dance Crew blogspot here.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
PRO CHEER ALL STARS - DENVER
DATE: Saturday February 6, 2010
LOCATION: Mountainside Fitness-Westminster - N.E. Corner of 120th Ave & Federal Blvd., 2861 W. 120th Ave., Westminster, CO 80234
The Pro Cheer All Stars are comprised of elite alumni dancers from the NFL, NBA and other professional sports leagues. The 2009-2010 Pro Cheer All Stars Workshop Tour gives future pro dancers a leg up on the competition!
You'll get the opportunity to learn from women who have danced on the field and on the court for thousands of fans. Hear their stories and more! Each workshop includes the following activities:
* Hair, makeup and glamour tips
* Audition attire advice
* Fitness and nutrition plans
* Headshot and application training
* Communication practice
* Pro choreography and technique
* Priceless introductions to women in the field
* ... and so much more!
* $40.00 individual pre-registration
* $35.00 individual pre-registration when you bring a friend!
* $50.00 individual registration at the door - cash or credit only
Enter to win gifts from our sponsors!
* BE Cosmetics makeup palette
* Custom-made Zonas Designs audition costume
* Regional discounts with partners in hair, fitness, and services
* Audition tips and choreography from Pro Cheer All Star, Director of the RockStarz, former NFL Cheerleader and NBA Dancer Megan Savage
* Choreography from Kristin Engler, former NBA Dancer and Director of the AFL Colorado Crush
* Special appearances by the RockStarz
* Fitness and nutrition planning from Mountainside Fitness
* Glamour tips
* Makeup discounts with BE Cosmetics, the official makeup artist for NFL, MLS, MLB and multiple professional and college squads
* Attire discounts with Zonas Designs
* ... and more!
REGISTER AT WWW.PROCHEERALLSTARS.EVENTBRITE.COM
Learn more about the Pro Cheer All Stars and Going Pro Entertainment audition coaching services at www.goingproentertainment.com.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Stop by to see why our studio has been voted #1 for 2009 on the BEST Dance Studio in Colorado Contest with The Denver Channel's A*List!
AAD will be taking enrollment for new dancers starting in January! Be sure to come check out our performances at South West Plaza Mall, Littleton CO - on Dec 12th and Dec 19th at 3:00 p.m.
Classes Offered Include:
Toddler Pre-Class * Jazz * Hip Hop * Breakdance * Lyrical * Poms * Ballet * Leaps & Turns * Shimmy Core Belly Dance * Leaps/Turns/Progressions * Stretch & Flexibility * Dancer Tone
Visit Allana's Academy of Dance, the official home of the Belles Performance Team, online here.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Denver Nuggets Dancers enjoy the Denver Nuggets win over the New Jersey Nets at the Pepsi Center in Denver on November 24, 2009. New Jersey lost to Denver 101-89 and remained winless during the 2009-10 NBA season. UPI/Gary C. Caskey...
Monday, November 30, 2009
Greetings Bronco Fans! The holidays are upon us which means it is time for the Denver Bronco Cheerleaders 4th Annual “Cheer for the Troops” Charity. I’m sure you are asking yourself “What is Cheer for the Troops?” and “Why haven’t I heard of it before?” To answer your questions, “Cheer for the Troops” began three years ago, and was inspired by my husband, Josh’s, 15-month deployment to Iraq in 2006.
But I am getting ahead of myself. First off, who am I? Hi everyone. My name is Jenn Woodworth. I am a former Denver Bronco Cheerleader (2006-2009), and am currently heading up “Cheer for the Troops”. I am working side-by-side with my best friend, and one of your current Denver Bronco Cheerleaders, Brianne Bateman.
Now back to your questions. “Cheer for the Troops” is a charity that as cheerleaders we have founded and participated in to bring “cheer” to our military men and women deployed for the holidays. We collect goodies, letters, and Broncos gear to make fun holiday gift packages. It is just our way of saying thank you to all of the men and women who sacrifice their lives to protect us here at home.
As the wife of a soldier, I know first hand how difficult it is to be away from your loved one, especially around the holidays. I would just like to take a moment to personally say thank you to all of our military and to their families. We are so grateful for you and your service.
Originally “Cheer for the Troops” was something that we did within the cheerleader organization. We donated all the gifts, packed and shipped them solely as DBC. After an amazing response from grateful soldiers our first year, we figured it was our duty as representatives of the Bronco organization to continue to let this program flourish. Now four years later we are reaching out to all of you…Bronco fans! We need YOU to make this program bigger and better.
In the spirit of the holidays, we are asking Bronco fans to come together and become apart of this amazing charity. This is your time to give back, and says thanks to our brave men and women deployed for the holidays. If you would like to help us make one of our holiday packages we are accepting gift donations at the team store from November 27th-December 3rd. Anything you can give will help brighten the day of one of our soldiers.
For more information, and a list of approved gift items please visit our website here. Click on Cheerleaders, then the Cheer for the Troops link.
For additional questions please don’t hesitate to contact me at: Cheer4TheTroops@Yahoo.com Thank you in advance for all your help.
God Bless America…and oh yeah…GO BRONCOS!!!
Friday, November 13, 2009
By Steve Mazzucchi
After a late-night blowout to Pittsburgh, a Broncos pom-pom shaker discusses what to read, where to ski, and how losing can sometimes be a good thing.
Perhaps it was only a matter of time. After conquering off-season controversy and galloping to a 6-0 start, the Broncos have buckled, following up last week's blowout loss with a 28-10 defeat on Monday night at the hands — and legs — of the Steelers. While Ben Roethlisberger was finding Steelers all over the field, so was Kyle Orton, who tossed three picks, including one that backup safety Tyrone Carter ran back 48 yards for a score. Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall's 155 yards on the ground versus 27 total for Denver didn't help, either.
Still, fifth-year cheerleader Romi Bean remains confident in boy wonder/Belichick protégé/hoodie aficionado Josh McDaniels's troops. The current University of Colorado student, prolific reader ("I just finished Firms of Endearment, this business book about successful companies that do things against the norm, like paying really high wages"), and future Adam Schefter ("I would love to be an ESPN reporter — that's my dream"), tells us why Broncos fans have every reason to ignore the neigh-sayers.
ESQUIRE: So far this season, we've talked to an Amy, a Kelli, a Brandi, and a Casie. You have a very uncheerleader-like name. What's the origin?
ROMI BEAN: I was actually born in Johannesburg, South Africa — my family moved to Colorado when I was two — and there are plenty of Romys there. My mom wanted to be different, so she spelled it with an "i." Growing up, people were always joking, "Where's Michelle?" but I'm Romi, not Romy. I haven't been back to South Africa in years, but it's beautiful. I really want to go back for the World Cup next year.
ESQ: So what went wrong on the American football field tonight?
RB: I think it was just a tough game. We played our hearts out, but the Steelers were fast, big, and just a little more fired up; they really came to play and didn't let one little thing get past them. Seriously, they are massive. I was looking at one guy on the sidelines and thinking, "What size is that shirt?" Also, we are known for being a second-half team, and the Steelers came prepared. They were like, "Nope, not gonna happen tonight."
ESQ: Kyle "Jay Cutler Trade Afterthought" Orton has been fantastic for most of the season. But after just one interception through the first seven games, he had three in this one. What happened?
RB: It looked like the Pittsburgh D was just barreling over our line. The Steelers defensive line is just as big if not bigger than our O-line, and that was probably our biggest challenge. I felt like Orton was getting rushed and forced to scramble out of the pocket a lot more this game. The past few games, he's had a lot more time. But he's improved a ton throughout the season, and you have to make those mistakes. I mean, Brett Favre has the touchdown record, but he also has the interception record, right?
ESQ: With the recent addition of Ty Law, the Broncos now have three multi-time Pro Bowlers in the secondary, yet Roethlisberger torched them for nearly 200 yards and three touchdowns in the second half. Did they slip, or is he just that good?
RB: The defense played really strong and got a couple of turnovers — Andre Goodman had an awesome interception — but I give the Steelers a huge amount of credit. They outplayed us. I think Champ Bailey and Brian Dawkins can go back on this and ground themselves and see what they need to work on. There is still so much talent in our defensive line and secondary, if they can get back to basics, they can be amazing.
ESQ: Do you think the fact that the offense couldn't hold the ball in the second half (less than seven minutes of possession) left the defense tired?
RB: They've always stuck it out to the very end, but they definitely got tired. Plus, Pittsburgh was fresh off their bye week, they got Polamalu back, and they were ready to rock and roll.
ESQ: Can it actually help to lose a few games during the season?
RB: I do think it's good to lose sometimes. The bubble needs to burst — that's how you learn and get better. There's always some team that goes 13-3 and then gets crushed by some wild-card team in the playoffs. When you lose, you really start to study those tapes and get faster and quicker and become everything you want to be. I think that Coach McDaniels really knows how to take those losses. If you utilize them, it can really benefit you. Also, when you haven't lost, everybody is asking, "When will they fall?" Now that's out of the way.
ESQ: Okay, totally unrelated, but you grew up in Colorado, so we have to ask: Where do you like to ski?
RB: I love Vail. It's amazing. Aspen's great, but it's really expensive. I've been skiing since I was four and I like to rip it up, but I can't during the football season. Once it ends, I try to make the most of the snow. But I'd rather the season go into February and not get as much skiing in.
For more on the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and their Romi-fied new swimsuit calendar, click here.
Thursday, November 12, 2009
The Belles Performance Team helped raise money, with their business partner Aesthetic Nurse Specialists, at the Mountain of Hope Benefit Concert held at the Buffalo Rose in Golden. The team cohosted the event as well as performed before the band played for the rest of the night.
Brandi and Cher greet guests with snacks.
Claudia collects additional donations.
Jenna, Heather and Stefanie showcase an auction item jewelry piece.
The Belles with the Benefit Concert coordinator, and Aesthetic Nurse Specialist business partner, Stephanie Millonig.
Heather rocks the cow bell on stage with the band.
The Belles leave their mark amongst many past performers at the Buffalo Rose.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
It's time to cast your vote in the Shane Co. Snow Angels Cover Girl Contest 2009. Each of the ten Snow Angels Cover Girl finalists has a profile listed below where you can view pictures and information. Once you have chosen your selection, click the vote button below to cast you vote. And don't forget to register to win a $500 gift certificate from the Shane Co. Thank you for taking the time to cast your vote in the Shane Co. Snow Angels Cover Girl Contest 2009.
Some familiar RMS Blog faces are in the running...
Favorite Team: Colorado Avalanche
Favorite Movie: “Phantom of the Opera”
One Unique Thing About Annette: “I have been a dancer for 20 years and am currently enjoying the beautiful styles of Latin dance.”
Annette was a dancer for the Nuggets for the 2003 - 2005 seasons.
Occupation: Nursing Student / NBA Dancer
Favorite Team: Denver Nuggets
Favorite Movie: “Magnolia”
One Unique Things About Bridget: “I study like a workhorse and dance like I mean it, both in excess.”
Bridget is currently a dancer for the Nuggets.
Occupation: Nuggets Dancer / Event Coordinator / Choreographer
Favorite Team: Denver Nuggets
Favorite Movie: Anything that makes me laugh
One Unique Thing About Nikki: “I’ve traveled to Antigua, Canada, Mexico, Alaska, Hawaii, Aruba, Curacao, Panama, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Venezuela, China and Taipei, but never to Utah or Kansas.”
Nikki is currently a dancer for the Nuggets.
Vote for either of these 3 ladies or the 7 other ladies in the competition here.