Thanks to Pro Bowl Dan (and UltimateCheerleaders.com) for this picture of DBC Lindsey Dudley from last night’s Pro Bowl Cheerleaders Fashion Show.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Letter from Teresa Shear, Director of Cheerleaders:
Yes, it is that time of year again! Auditions are right around the corner and I wanted to fill everyone in on a few changes we have for 2010 as well as dates, times, workshops and everything you will need to know to prepare you to have the best audition possible.
The biggest change for 2010 is that our audition will select 26 members to the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and select 10 women to the Denver Outlaws Dance Team. The Outlaws Dance Team is open to women ages 18 and up, and we are excited to see all the young talent that is out there coming to our audition. Both teams will be selected from the finalists from the audition process. The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders will only select women 21 and up by the deadlines listed on the audition forms.
The process will be very similar to last season’s audition. Our preliminary round will consist of a short combination (4 eight counts) of basic dance technique. A turn, a leap, right and left kicks and simple choreography will be taught on the spot and participants will perform that combination for the judges in groups of three. After all participants have performed, 100 participants will be selected to move on that day to the Semi-Finals.
During the Semi-Final round, the participants will be taught a routine very similar to routines performed on game day by the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. Again, the choreography will be taught on the spot and the semi-finalists will perform in groups of 3 for our panel of judges. The field will be narrowed down to 60-70 women who will be our finalists for both the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and the Denver Outlaws.
Finalists will be evaluated over the next two weeks in a series of workshops on Tuesday and Thursday nights. Finalists will be interviewed, tested on football knowledge, judged on work ethic during rehearsals and observed on interaction with the other finalists during the process.
Don’t miss our Audition Workshop on Saturday, April 10th. This workshop will give you inside information from former Denver Broncos Cheerleaders, and the women that run the DBC program.
We are excited to once again open up our Final night of Auditions to the public. Last year we hosted a sold out crowd of 500 and this year we expect the turn out to be even larger so buy your tickets early. The evening is full of entertainment, from the opening group number, to the beautiful kickline sequence, solos by the finalists, performances in groups of 3 on more technical choreography, and a final performance by the new 2010 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. It is a fun night for all ages!
Please click on the links below for dates, times and more information on 2010 Denver Broncos Cheerleader and Denver Outlaws Auditions!
Don’t hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
Director of Cheerleaders & Game Day Entertainment
Click here to download the information for auditions - dates, times, directions and more!
Click here to download a 2010 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders/Denver Outlaws application.
Click here to download a 2010 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders/Denver Outlaws audition workshop application.
Click here for the 2009 Cheerleader Auditions photo gallery.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Former Denver Broncos Cheerleader Leigh Ann Spence moved to California after cheering the Broncos to a Super Bowl win. Since her relocation, she has danced with the Purrfect Angelz and is now a member of the AVP Dancers, the first ever dance team of the AVP Beach Volleyball tour.
Hometown: Irmo, SC
Professional Experience: Denver Broncos Cheerleader, NFL & Carolina Panthers
Hobbies: Sports! NFL, NBA, NCAA Football and basketball (CLEMSON!)
What no one needs to know about me: I can't watch love scenes on TV; I get super embarrassed and cover my eyes! And I've tasted my dogs' treats before.
Leigh Ann at the 2009 LA Lakers 3-on-3 Tournament.
Monday, January 25, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Former Denver Broncos Cheerleader, and Wild Bunch dancer, Katie Layman is the reigning Miss Colorado. She is traveling to Las Vegas to compete in the national Miss America pageant. You can watch her on the televised program Saturday, January 30, at 8:00 pm EST on TLC. Good Luck Katie!
Katie Lucille Layman
Rangeview High School
University of Colorado
Platform Issue: A Movement for the Mind
Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Bachelor's degree in Fine Arts Photography and a Secondary Education Teaching Certificate
Talent: Contemporary Lyrical Dance
Scholastic Honors: Golden key International Honor Society, 1st Female Recipient of the Armed Forces and Activities Award, Graduated with High Honors from High School
Career Ambition: To become a high school photography teacher and continue my professional dance career
Local Competition Sponsor: Miss Douglas County
State Competition Sponsor: Miss Colorado Scholarship Organization
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
When the Belles Performance Team set out to produce the first calendar in the organization’s seven year history, they had their work cut out for them. For years, Colorado’s professional entertainment teams have been setting a very high standard with uniform, bikini and themed calendars. Backgrounds of Las Vegas, warm tropical paradises and new stadiums presenting Colorado’s hottest cheerleaders and dancers have been fast fundraisers for these teams and the charities they support.
As an exclusive community participating organization, independent of any one sports team, the Belles realized the familiar bikini calendar wouldn’t be a good fit with their image in the community. And although their patriotic uniforms are widely recognized in the community, so much so the Belles’ logo was revamped in 2008 to include the uniform, a uniform calendar wasn’t unique enough for the team’s first calendar. So the team looked to their business partners and to the community for inspiration.
“The Belles Performance Team 2010 Limited Edition Calendar is unique in a variety of ways,” reveals Owner and Executive Director Cher Fox. “First, we showcased the 10 dancers on the team, each dancer appears in the calendar in 6 different photos and outfits. Second, we highlighted our business partners, their themes and locations, we were honored to thank them for all the support they’ve given us over the years. Lastly, this project was 100% a team effort, once the dancers were given the overall design layout and artistic concepts, they worked together to style the scenes with clothes and accessories. Top all that planning with almost 24 consecutive hours of strong photography and creative hair and makeup, plus countless hours of editing and design, and the Belles’ first calendar came to fruition.”
The 12 month calendar features a variety of themes: Nights Out, Romance, Spa Days, Sports, Holiday and Fantasy. Each month features one dancer in a business partner inspired main shot spanning the 11 x 17 page, as well as 2 satellite photos of the same dancer, one in a Belles uniform and one inspired by a Colorado sports theme. With each page turn, scenes transition effortlessly into stories only the Belles can tell. Overall there are 53 photos in the calendar. But how did they produce a 12 month calendar with only 10 dancers?
“One of the really special qualities of the calendar is each of the 10 dancers is featured equally,” shares Fox. “All 10 ladies share the cover, each dancer has their own month, and for the 2 month centerfold we were very creative (you’ll have to purchase one to see!) The final product really showcases the team’s unity on this project. I have never seen a calendar produced in this manner before, it is truly one of a kind!”
The Belles participate thousands of hours in the national community each year, performing and donating their time. What are their goals in producing a team calendar? “This project is most of all a celebration of our organization and all we’ve accomplished over the past 7 years,” explains Fox. “As an independent organization in the community, we are rarely compensated for our time, in fact, we often make donations or pay fees to be involved in community events. We need to raise funds to continue to keep our organization actively involved in the community. We also have an additional goal to raise money for a Colorado charity, one where even our small contribution will have a huge impact. We have not chosen this charity yet, we have been approached with many great suggestions, but we will complete our campaign and then decide where we can help the most.”
The Belles Performance Team would like to thank all the partners who participated in the production of the calendar: Aesthetic Nurse Specialists, Allana’s Academy of Dance, Dubbs Design, Fox and Hound, Fox Productions Inc., Hot Shots Photography, Hpnotiq, LA Boxing, Planet Beach Contempo Spa, and Vito Pini Salon. A limited number of calendars can be purchased directly from the dancers at various signing events throughout Denver, as well as online from the team website. Several of the team’s business partners also have them at their locations. Visit the team’s website for more details on how to support this unique community organization.
Friday, January 15, 2010
Fort Collins, CO- The Colorado Icicles, cheerleaders for the Colorado Ice Indoor Football team, will be conducting open tryouts for the 2010 Icicle Cheerleader Squad on Saturday, January 23rd from 12pm-4pm at 24 Hour Fitness located at 2208 E. Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80528.
Colorado Icicles cheerleaders are professional dancers that provide exciting and fun entertainment during all Colorado Ice Indoor Football home games. Icicles cheerleaders are also actively involved in the community, taking part in Colorado Ice appearances at community events, fundraisers, post-game parties, and other activities throughout Northern Colorado.
“Being an Icicle takes hard work and dedication, but the rewards are so worth it. It is an amazing feeling to cheer on the Colorado Ice players in front of thousands of fans. The Ice fan base is awesome and really supportive of their team,” said Icicle Dance Captain and Head Choreographer Rehannon Crumb.Participants must be at least 21 years of age by Feb. 27, 2010, have some dance experience and be able to commit to weekly rehearsals, games and related team functions.
Tryout fees are $25 for pre-registered participants and $30 the day of the tryout. Pre-registered participants may pay with cash, check, or credit card; cash will only be accepted the day of the tryout.
Individuals auditioning should wear spandex shorts, tights, a spandex bra top and some type of dance shoes.
All audition materials including the application, waiver/release form, audition fee and photo (nonreturnable 4x6) should be sent to:
Attn: Icicle Dancer Auditions
4812 S College Ave. #200
Fort Collins, CO 80525
For more information contact Rehannon at firstname.lastname@example.org
2010 Colorado Ice Auditions Registration Form
2010 Colorado Ice Auditions Release Form
Visit the Icicles online here.
Monday, January 11, 2010
PROFESSION: Denver Nuggets Dancer, Student