Thursday, February 26, 2009
Hosted by Lauren Gardner, current Denver Broncos Cheerleader.
Ms. Planet Beach Colorado Rita Case, also a member of the Belles Performance Team, has her moment in the spotlight in this Teaser Trailer for the upcoming Ms. Planet Beach International Spokesmodel Search reality show.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Aloha from Hawaii! Before I talk about this week, I want to say thank you to all of you who read my blog and post comments. I always try to respond to your comment after you post them, but I have not had a chance to post responses to my last blog. Your comments are always so interesting, thought-provoking, and kind. This past week, I was truly touched by all of your remarks. Thank you for all of the wonderful compliments you give to the cheerleaders and the team. When I read your comments, it inspires me to work harder and be a better cheerleader and human being. So thank you all very much!!
Well — I have been in Hawaii since Monday, and it has been the most incredible experience!! Alex and I flew in on Monday together, and I have only seen her once since then! The Youth Clinic Cheerleaders are staying at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, and the Pro Bowl Cheerleaders are at the Sheraton Waikiki. I have spoken with Alex everyday on the phone, and it sounds like she and the other Pro Bowl Cheerleaders are busy every second of the day! They had an eight hour rehearsal on Tuesday, a four hour rehearsal on Wednesday, and a three hour rehearsal yesterday to prepare for Sunday’s game. On top of that, they are busy attending promotional events for the Pro Bowl and other appearances. Needless to say, they are as busy as they can possibly be! She is having an amazing experience and says the cheerleaders from the other teams are all marvelous. I cannot wait to watch her and the other cheerleaders on the sidelines this Sunday! Alex is going to represent us so well, so watch for her on TV!
As for me, as a Youth Clinic Cheerleader, we actually do not spent very much time in Honolulu. Each morning, we meet in the lobby and head to the airport to fly to a different island. In the mornings, we visit a high school, middle school, or elementary school for an assembly. We get the opportunity to talk to the kids about the importance of staying in school, being active, staying off drugs, and supporting each other. We perform a routine for them at the end of the assembly and also ask them trivia questions for prizes. We give away goodie bags filled with school supplies, football duffle bags, and footballs signed by the players and cheerleaders. It has been incredible thus far! The kids are so excited to see both players and cheerleaders, and they are so grateful for everything. After the assembly, we drive to a different school on the island and hold a cheerleading clinic/football camp. The football players run drills with the kids and also teach them techniques and skills. On the other side of the field, we teach the girls dances and cheers, sign posters for them, and get to know them. The response has been amazing. All of the girls work so hard and are so excited to be at the clinics. It is truly a blessing to be able to spend time with these young girls and have the opportunity to build their confidence and have a positive impact on them. They are so kind-hearted and it is so wonderful to see how happy they are to be learning from us and spending the day with us.
The other cheerleaders I am traveling with are from the Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, and Oakland Raiders. The four of us make a great team, because we all have different ideas that have made the clinics unique and exciting for all the kids. Our first stop of the week was to Hilo on Tuesday. It was pouring with rain all day so we had to hold the clinic inside right next to the football camp – it was very loud!! On Wednesday we went to Kona and yesterday visited the beautiful island of Kauai. All of the visits have been amazing, but my personal favorite thus far was visiting Kauai yesterday. Last January, I went on an Armed Forces Entertainment tour with the Broncos Cheerleaders, and we went to Kauai and performed our dance show on the army base. When I arrived at the camp yesterday, five girls came running up to me and yelled “Hi Romi!” They had all come to our AFE dance show last year, and it was absolutely incredible that they remembered not only me, but all of the ladies who were on our AFE tour! Being able to teach them new dances and spend the afternoon with them was so exciting for me, and definitely one of my most memorable experiences. We are scheduled to visit Maui, Molokai, Oahu, and Lanai for the rest of the trip. I can’t wait to meet more kids all throughout Hawaii – and I can’t wait to share those experiences with you!!
Be sure to tune in on Sunday to watch our players and Alex out on the field!
- Romi (2/6/09)
Hi everyone! Please excuse my tardiness in sending out a blog since Hawaii – I have been wonderfully busy since returning and am finally all caught up! Going on a vacation or a work trip is an incredible experience filled with many unforgettable memories and important lessons learned. These are the experiences that don’t come around everyday, and we are so lucky to experience them. But once we return home, it is always a challenge to catch up with everything we have missed, while simultaneously moving forward with everyone else! But catching up and then getting ahead of our work is always such a gratifying feeling!!!
It’s great to be back in Colorado, however, my week in Hawaii was truly extraordinary. I met some of the most gracious, kind-hearted children and teenagers who have left a lasting impact on me. As I mentioned in my previous blog, the Youth Clinic Cheerleaders and Players traveled to a different island of Hawaii each day, visiting several schools in the mornings, and hosting a cheerleading/football camps at the end of each school day. Since I have been back in Colorado, I have shared my experiences with friends, family, and some schoolmates as well. A common theme that has emerged as I’ve shared my experiences is a general unawareness of the economic situation in much of Hawaii. When we think of Hawaii, beautiful beaches, endless sunshine, and complete relaxation comes to mind – basically, the perfect vacation spot. In reality, this is only a tiny portion of Hawaii; much of the population struggles to make ends meet and is living with very low-incomes. We traveled to nearly all of the islands, and had the privilege of working with many of the underprivileged kids living there. And these kids are some of the most remarkable people I have come across. They are so grateful for the smallest gesture; a simple “good job” from a football player or cheerleader means the absolute world to them. They are so kind, giving, and excited to have you share a day with them.
One of the greatest things about impacting these children is the inspiration I feel from it. The kids of Hawaii have impacted me as much, and maybe even more so, than I have had on them. When they go home after a day with cheerleaders and football players, they feel special, important, and motivated to achieve their dreams. The memories of the day can last a lifetime for them. And the same goes for me. Now that I have returned home, I often think of the people I interacted with out there; it is so fulfilling to know that I have inspired people and helped them to believe in themselves and reach their goals. It pushes me to work harder in my life and makes me infinitely more appreciative for all the things in my life. My family and friends, my health, happiness, accomplishments, and my education are priceless blessings in my life that I often take for granted. My trip to Hawaii has afforded me the opportunity to take a step back and reflect on the intangible belongings that light up my life – the immeasurable personal effects that give me endless encouragement, laughter, motivation, enthusiasm, and opportunities to achieve my goals.
There is truly no better feeling that knowing you have positively impacted someone’s life – and I have been blessed from this trip to know that I have impacted the lives of incredible children. And I feel so incredibly lucky to say that they have impacted my life and inspired me to be a better person. :)
Ok, enough about my trip! Let’s shift back to some Broncos football. I hope everyone has been having a great February and has been keeping up with the many happenings in the league. Locally, the changes within the Broncos organization have been immense, and it looks like Coach McDaniels is taking charge and inspiring everyone. I think the team, the employees, and the fans are becoming more and more excited everyday to see what McDaniels is going to do with the Broncos. Personally, I cannot wait for the new season to see all his work come to fruition. I think the team is going to be energized, powerful, and ferocious on the field!
Nationally, the NFL Scouting Combine has captured the attention of football fans, and has greatly helped to ease our “offseason slump.” What is the “offseason slump,” you may ask? Well, when the season ends, we are faced with the distressing reality that we have to wait six months or so until our beloved Football Sundays return. It is truly a heartbreaking situation! But thankfully, the combine, free agency and the draft take place through April, alleviating the stress we feel from a lack of football in our lives. So have no fear fans! We’ve got the combine, FA and the draft to keep us occupied!
The NFL Scouting Combine began in 1982 with 163 participants; now over 300 star college athletes attend the week-long event with hopes of stealing the attention of coaches and executives for the 2009 Draft. For all NFL teams, the top priority of the combine is not what you may suspect. Though skill testing is highlighted on television and internet feeds, medical exams are actually the number one priority of the event. In addition to the exams, athletes take part in both physical and psychological tests as well as formal interviews with executives, coaches, and scouts from around the league. This is definitely not an event for any player who cracks under pressure!
Some of you may have noticed the participation of several college athletes who have not earned a college degree. A growing factor in the NFL draft is the desire of collegiate underclassmen to enter the draft without completing a senior year. This year 46 underclassmen have been granted special eligibility for the draft. All 46 players have met the league’s three-year eligibility rule and have submitted a written application to the NFL. In the application, the players are required to renounce their remaining college football eligibility.
Needless to say, there is much excitement ahead in the world of football, so we will have much to talk about in the coming weeks!
Talk to you all soon!
- Romi (2/23/09)
Tomorrow is Planet Beach's customer appreciation day and they are offering free spa sessions all day for new guests that have never tried them before. For every new guest you bring in you will get to enter your name into a drawing for free product. They also will be doing TONS of deals and discounts on product and packages! Call to make an appointment to make sure they can fit you in.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Friday, February 20, 2009
My name is Jonathan Shoup, professional fashion/editorial photographer in Denver, Colorado. I am doing headshot photo sessions beginning this month for the 2009 season. I have designed a discounted rate specifically targeting current and future cheerleaders and dancers in Colorado.
Photography and Imagery by Jonathan Shoup
Looks like there have been some membership changes. Here is the new team picture, which now features the manager Lisa Kennedy.
2008 - Colorado Eagles Dance Team - 2009
Front Row (Left to Right): Catelyn, Katy, Kimberly, Laura
Middle Row: Lisa Kennedy (Manager), Bethany, Michaela, Katheryn
Back Row: Lyndsey, Rachel, Alyssa, Annie
About the Team...
Coming into this season, the Eagles Chicks will have 13 dancers on the squad. The Eagles Chicks can be seen at every home game, dancing throughout the arena and involved in giveaways and promotions. The Eagles Chicks are available for corporate events and are very involved in the community, including running camps for young women who would like to be a part of the Junior Eagles Chicks program.
Of course, the Eagles Chicks wouldn't be possible without the help of their corporate sponsors. They would like to thank Pioneer Press, a full service commercial printing company located in Greeley, for being the official Eagles Chicks sponsor for 2008-09. Pioneer Press was established in 1976 and provides quality printing services to local, national and international customers. The Eagles organization would also like to thank the following businesses: James SalonSpa located in Greeley, Miramont Lifestyle Fitness, Pacific Tans and Practice Made Perfect for customizing & tailoring the Eagles Chicks uniforms.
To schedule an appearance, please contact Lisa Kennedy at (970) 988-1196 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Profession: Cosmetologist, Denver Nuggets Dancer
“So, I’m the innocent one? Whatever.”
Here are the RMRG Pep Squad Cheerleaders:
Cassandra Blea- Tumbler, Stunter
Paul Hopkins- Stunter
Heidi Mueller- Stunter
Angelica Pohl- Tumbler
Stephanie Robins- Tumbler
Ryan Walker- Tumbler, Stunter
Rachael Zalatan- Stunter
The Denver RockStarz is an elite group of former professional cheerleaders and dancers with credentials ranging from the Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, and Kansas City Chiefs.
RockStarz is a hired performance group that maintains their remarkable dance style through exclusive performances. As professional dancers, RockStarz share their talent through youth dance clinics, seminars, performing, and other community service. Community outreach is RockStarz number one commitment.
Sarah Schachterle "Shack" is the official choreographer for the RockStarz. "Shack" is one of the leading choreographers in the country, and has been working with the RockStarz for two seasons.
New individuals photos are up as well but the biographies/links are not completed yet. So keep checking back on these amazing ladies!
The stage is about to be set in Colorado’s biggest entertainment venue. The Denver Outlaws announced today that the team will be holding its annual dance team tryouts at INVESCO Field on May 3rd (9a). The 10 best performers at the auditions will have an opportunity to dance at one of the world’s premier venues in front of a live stadium crowd as well as a television audience! The Outlaws saw over 75,000 people come through the gates last season and had every home game televised on either Fox Sports Rocky Mountain or ESPN2!
Interested applicants must complete the attached form and bring it with them the day of the event. For more information email the Outlaws front office at email@example.com.
DANCE TEAM FORMS:
Audition Information - Application Form
All candidates must be 18 years of age by May 16th 2009 to audition
Thanks for your interest in becoming a member of the Denver Outlaws Dancers! As the team enters its 4th season, we’re expecting a very exciting audition. We’ll be selecting approximately 10 women to represent the Denver Outlaws on the field at INVESCO Field at Mile High.
* Preliminaries & Finals will be done on the same day, Sunday, May 3rd
Where & When: INVESCO Field at Mile High, Dancer Rehearsal Room
9:00 a.m. - Registration
10:00 a.m. - Auditions Begin
What to Bring: 1) Photograph (any size, b/w or color, headshot or full length) the photo will not be returned and is strictly for identification purposes. 2) Completed application 3) Snacks and water.
What to Wear: Aerobic/dance attire and comfortable dance shoes
Choreography: Everything will be taught on Sunday, May 3rd.
You do not need to prepare your own choreography.
Interview: Please know a little about the game and the Outlaws players. The women that make it to finals will have a small Q & A. Below are some of the questions we will ask. You can review the players on the Outlaws website at www.denveroutlaws.com
Park in lot J or L on the north side of the stadium. Walk up to the security door and let them know you are here for the Outlaws Dancers auditions. Continue going straight pass the security area, take a left, and continue around until you arrive at the check-in desk.
(1) Who retired and will not be returning for the 2009 Outlaws season?
(2) Name one player and their position.
(3) Who is the General Manager/Head Coach?
(4) Who was the former goalie turned Defensive Coordinator?
(5) What animal is our mascot and what is his name?
(6) Name one Defensive player and their number.
(7) Name our goalie and his number.
(8) Name one Attackman and their number.
(9) Name one Midfielder and their number.
(10) Why do you want to be an Outlaws Dancer?
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Top Row, Left to Right:
Jennifer M., Jason B., Jill, Craig, Stephanie (coach), Christopher “Hemo” (coach), Aspen (captain), Rob, Denise, Kolan
Guys, Middle Row, Left to Right:
Jon, Courtney, Sean, Tyler, Kimmie, Jordan, Tim, Kaytie, Ryan, Brandon, Alicia, Gabriel
Jennifer H., Damon, Summer, John “Cass”, Sarah, Kevil, Kylee
Chad, Josh, Chris, Brian, Eric, Jason C. (captain), Adrienne