Wednesday, September 29, 2010

2010 RMRG Pep Squad

RMRG Pep Squad Members:
Erica, Jenna, Kim, Katie, Marya, Stephanie, Wendy

For more information on the Pep Squad, contact

Denver Channel's A*List 2010 Best Dance Studio

Congratulations to consecutive year winner Allana's Academy of Dance for winning the 2010 Best Dance Studio. AAD also won this category in 2009 after being open for only 8 months! With over 137,500 online votes, the support was outstanding and appreciated!

To celebrate, print this message out and bring it in to the studio for :
50% OFF your 1st 2 MONTHS OF TUITION!! New dancers only.
Offer does not apply to Musical Theatre classes.
You better hurry though!! Registration for Fall Session ends on Sept 30th!!

Classes offered include :
Jazz * Hip Hop * Poms * Cheer * Lyrical * Contemporary * Ballet * Pre-Ballet * Ballet Technique * Tap * Zumba * Breakdance * Mommy & Me * Creative Movement * Dancer Tone & Flexibility * Leaps/Turns/Progressions *

Visit our website for details!

AAD's amazing instructors are one of the many reasons why they receive this top honor year after year. Former AAD instructor Jamile McGee recently choreographed this video for, with Wayne Brady, Mike Tyson, and Bobby Brown. Enjoy!

Sports Illustrated NFL Cheerleaders Week 3

Ms. Planet Beach Midwest

Congratulations to Jessica Mason, Ms. Planet Beach Denver Colorado, on her win of the Ms. Planet Beach Midwest regional spokesmodel search. Jessica, a former Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, and Colorado 14ers Dancer and owner of Studio-21 dance in Golden, competed at Shady Gators in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri, on Saturday, September 25, to win the regional title over 17 other midwest city and state Ms. Planet Beach spokesmodel representatives.

Jessica's prize package included a tiara, trophy, Ms. Planet Beach sash, $1500 cash, a month in the Planet Beach 2011 calendar, a full magazine spread, and a paid trip to attend the International Spokesmodel search finals in New Orleans January 2011 to compete against the other regional winners for the title of Ms. Planet Beach International. Good luck Jessica!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dance for the Cure

Hard Rock Cafe Denver invites guests to rock out in support of breast cancer awareness and research! On Saturday, October 23rd, 2010, Hard Rock Cafe Denver will host an exclusive performance by the dance team RockStarz as part of Hard Rocks 2010 PINKTOBER initiative. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Denver Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, part of the national grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists working together to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.

Founded by Kristin Engler Brooks in 2007, the Rocky Mountain RockStarz is an elite group of former professional cheerleaders and dancers with credentials including the Los Angeles Lakers, St. Louis Rams, Denver Nuggets, Washington Wizards, Kansas City Chiefs and many other teams. RockStarz is a 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. Join Hard Rock Cafe for this great Pinktober event with Rockstarz and help support Susan G. Komen!!

Buy your tickets here.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Inside the Life of a DBC

Howdy Broncos Country!

Our first regular season home game is just DAYS away and I could not be more excited! All summer (since May!) the Cheerleaders have been preparing for the season by practicing and attending charity and promotional events.

We are often confronted with similar questions by the fans, so I thought I’d try to shed light on some of the most frequent questions we hear in case you haven’t had a chance to ask us yourself! I also hope this helps you to better understand the life of a Denver Broncos Cheerleader and what it’s like to dance for the best team in the NFL!

Do you have a weight requirement? I get this question a lot, and it always surprises me. No, we do not have weigh-ins, and there is no weight requirement. We are accountable for keeping fit so we look and feel our best in our uniforms, and represent the Broncos and the rest of our teammates well. Also, DBC’s have always been known for our abs and we want to maintain that reputation!

Do you guys eat? YES, we eat a lot!! I can’t go 2 hours without eating! It takes a lot of energy to get through practices and game days, so rabbit food diets won’t cut it either. Eating a balanced, healthy diet helps us looking and feeling our best, but cutting out all junk food is not realistic. My personal favorite is Mexican food, and one of our line captains (Nicole) even bakes treats for the team to celebrate birthdays!

Do you travel with the football team? No, we do not travel with the team. In fact, the NFL mandates against our being on the field of an opposing team during away games, with the exception of the Super Bowl, which is played on a neutral field. Life as a DBC is already so busy, I can’t imagine having a family, working or going to school full time AND traveling to away games. Our team does travel occasionally, several of the veterans performed on a AFE (Armed Forces Entertainment) tour in Australia last March!

How often do you practice? We have 2 formal rehearsals per week, each lasting anywhere between 4-5 hours in length. Most of us spend 1-2 nights per week “practicing for practice,” especially during the early summer months as we prepare the bulk of our routines for the season. By the first preseason game, we have 25-30 routines, and once the season kicks off we continue to learn new material. It is our responsibility to come prepared to rehearsal, so for many of us, extra practice time is often required.

Do you get paid? I get this question a lot, too. Yes, we are paid. I won’t tell you how much, but I will say it is enough. It is not about the money; field level seats for every home game are worth it in itself! We all feel so blessed to be able to do what we love (dance and perform), for the team that we love (the Broncos!!), and feel it is a bonus to be compensated for it.

Are the girls nice? Does everyone get along? Surprisingly enough, yes! On the field, we are professional and always act with the best interest of the team in mind. Off the field, I have made some of my best friends in life. It’s impossible to be best friends with 25 other women, but I trust that every one of my teammates would have my back in a heartbeat if it came down to it.

Do you have to tryout every year? Yes, all 26 women must compete for their spot at auditions each year, and trust me, no one is safe.

Hope to see you at the game this Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks!

Go Broncos!

My best always,

- Katie

The 2010-11 Denver Nuggets Dancers, together for the first time!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Behind the Scenes with the 2011 Rockstarz

Created images and a short video clip of the 2011 Rockstarz, Miranda Meyer, Lindsey Judd, Taylor Peters, Kristen Hollyman, Jaclyn Conte, Lorin O'Toole, Brianna Mercer, Kristen Brooks and Megan Savage, for their publicity posters and website imagery. A special thank you to Josh Rael and to Demetrius Austin for all their help throughout the photo shoot. Tai Anderson, MakeUp.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Where Are They Now - Jessica Mason

Jessica Smith (formerly Jessica Mason-Evans), now back to just Jessica Mason...

In 2009 Jessica won the title of Miss Colorado Galaxy and placed top 10 at Miss Galaxy. Jessica currently represents our state as Ms. Planet Beach Colorado. Since 2010 Jessica has been coaching the Colorado School of Mines Dance Team and will be hosting auditions for the 2010-2011 season on September 6, 2010. New to Studio 21 Dance this year are “Blush”, the studio’s professional burlesque troop, and “Catch 21”, the studio’s performance team. Both teams audition twice a year, contact for more info. Follow all three teams as well as Jessica’s latest projects on Facebook, Twitter and online here.

They will be holding secondary auditions for both studio teams later this fall. Jessica is a former Nuggets, Rapids and 14ers dancer.

Pure Barre Boulder

Michelle Metz and Shalisa Pouw, both former Nuggets Dancers, are in the process of opening a Pure Barre in Boulder. They are currently looking for teachers living in the Boulder area who have a strong background in dance, cheerleading and fitness. For more info on Pure Barre and for their resumes/headshots, please visit Here is the job posting:

Pure Barre, a ballet-barre based workout which has locations nationwide is
opening in Boulder, CO. This intense, non-impact workout utilizes small
isometric movements done at the ballet barre set to motivating music and
promises to lift your seat, tone your body and burn fat. Its' cult-like following
claims Pure Barre is the fastest, most effective way to transform your body.
The studio is set to open in the Fall and Pure Barre is currently
auditioning teachers. Teachers should have a strong background in dance,
cheerleading or fitness. For more information on Pure Barre, visit If you meet the qualifications and are interested in
teaching, please respond with a resume and photo to

Visit Pure Barre Boulder's face book page here.

Photos courtesy of Michael Martin Photography.