Cheer Gallery: Broncos vs. Lions
See the rest of the game photos here.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Nuggets Dancers square off for the final cut
August 21, 2010 Credit:Nathan Martin
The Pepsi Center was red hot on this fine Saturday afternoon, with some of the hottest dancers in Denver. The big stage was set for the 2010-2011 Denver Nuggets Dancers final auditions. As Metromix entered the gym, tensions were high and dancers were on top of their game, in hopes to make the final cut. The music blasted while each dancer tried to execute each move to impress the intimidating panel of judges.
The remaining 24 dancers were at their last audition to make the final 18 for the season. The last steps were made and the panel of judges deliberated. One of the final 18 girls was Nicole Hurdle who had some really fancy footwork on the dance floor.
Come down to the Pepsi Center this season to check out the hottest dancers in the NBA!
Select the Denver Metromix link above for photos!
Monday, August 23, 2010
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Hello Broncos Fans!
Here comes the best time of the year, Football Season! Not only has this past weekend been exciting for football fans and players all over the nation, it has been a very important weekend for the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. Over the weekend we hosted our second annual Race to Keep Kids on Track. In combination with the release of our 2011 Calendar, every penny we raised will go to The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver and The Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.
For the past two years we have been lucky enough to be able to have our races at The Track at Centennial. This is Colorado’s premier racetrack. It is go-kart heaven. Before our event last year, I had never driven a go-kart (unless bumper cars count). And the gracious owner of the track, Jim Keesling, and his wonderful staff showed us how to race. They gave us a chance to get in the karts and practice before the actual event. Some of the cheerleaders learned to drive really well before our final race. These karts go up to 60 miles per hour, and boy is it scary. I would say that some of our girls could even go pro one day!
Our event was held over two nights. At both events we had great vendors who were generous enough to supply fabulous food and beverages. We had great food from Del Frisco’s, Sullivan’s, Wahoo’s fish taco, Happy Cakes, and Mark Schlereth’s Stinkin Good Green Chili. Our beverages were supplied by Red Bull, Budweiser, Coca Cola, and Smartwater. We had enough great food to keep us all energized and racing for two nights!
We had our kickoff night on Friday. It was great to meet all our VIP guests and sponsors. We also held our qualifying races that night. Everyone did a great job, even though it was the first go karting experience for most of our guests.
On Saturday night even more people came to join the fun, and what a success it was. We even had a very large group of Broncos Alumni come out and support our cause. We had greats like Rod Smith, Nate Jackson, Randy Gradishar, Mark Schlereth, Charlie Adams, and David Treadwell to name a few. They were all so excited to be racing and supporting a good cause. It was such an amazing feeling to have so much support. I also ate a lot of Mark Schelreth’s Green Chili and it was amazing.
Katie, one of our fellow cheerleaders, has been the woman in charge. She has done such a wonderful job organizing this event and making it a success. Thank you Katie! We are also so grateful for what we have accomplished in two years. Last year we raised over $20,000 for at risk youth, and this year our goal was $40,000. Stay tuned to find out how much we raised and how you can come out and join the fun next year at the event’s Web site.
A special thanks to Jim Keesling and his staff at The Track at Centennial, our Broncos alumni, Red Bull, Budweiser, Wahoo’s fish taco, Happy Cakes, Sullivan’s Del Frisco’s, Go Auto, Smartwater, Tayo Photography, Sublime Concepts, our sponsors, VIPS, and everyone who came out to support such an amazing cause.
Below are some more photos from the weekend:
Former DND Maria Mateo is entering her first season as a San Francisco 49ers Gold Rush Cheerleader. Sneak peek at her photo and bio...
Since middle school I wanted to become an interior designer, but recently I have developed a passion for medicine and am pursuing a career in dermatology.
What you like best about the 49ers:
What I like best about the 49ers is that they represent the highest level of sportsmanship, professionalism, and integrity. The organization is a socially responsible entity, not only in sports but in the larger community it serves.
My guilty pleasures include, but are not limited to, laughing out loud, vanilla bean ice cream, fashion, big and fluffy dogs, Travel Channel and HGTV, festivals, anything French, and Survivor (have been a fan since Colby Donaldson!).
Hobbies (outside of dance):
Outside of dance I love to run, shop, travel, sing while driving, play with my niece and nephew, play the piano, and, most importantly, spend quality time with people I love.
Most adventurous thing you have done:
The most adventurous thing I have done, besides skydiving for my birthday, is paying for higher education on my own. It’s a big risk I chose to take. I get a rush knowing I can do things I set my mind to, on my pace, and am picking up life skills while gaining meaningful relationships along the way.
Most proud of:
I am most proud of my faith and integrity.My faith assists in giving me the confidence to trust myself and feel secure in my skin.It teaches me to be aware of my actions and be open-minded; hence, I do my best to not put myself in situations that will compromise my integrity but still try new things.
Most memorable moment as a Gold Rush member:
Aside from bonding with my teammates, my most memorable moment as a Gold Rush Member thus far was my first Appearance in my Gold Rush uniform supporting the Yes on J rally where I heard Jerry Rice and Dwight Clark speak alongside Jed York, surrounded by Santa Clara 49er Faithful!
Best word that describes you:
What most people don’t know about you:
I am fascinated with Latin (ballroom) dancing, especially the Rumba.
I wish I could:
I wish I could have a Girls’ Night Out with Victoria Beckham, Audrey Hepburn, Angelina Jolie, Princess Diana, Giselle Bündchen, Basia Trzetrzelewska, Drs. Rodan and Fields, and Lady Gaga. In their unique way, they are beautiful, intriguing, and powerful women. Each of them has that je ne sais quoi - it’s charming.And I cannot help but be inspired by them.
Song do you most enjoy dancing to:
I like dancing to songs with catchy melodies.
Something you like to do each day:
Each day I am thankful for another day, I like chatting with my sisters, surf the web, and eat something sweet.
Denver Westword Blogs
By Nick Lucchesi
Cheerleaders! Something about them makes most red-blooded American males begin frothing at the mouth. It's ingrained into American culture from the time we're tykes: boys -- like the cheerleaders; girls -- be like the cheerleaders. So it's with mild fervor each fall that the annual cheerleader calendar for the upcoming year is issued. From high school lockers to the walls of mechanic shops to the lap drawers of law offices, this calendar is ogled -- at least twelve times a year, anyway.
Here's a sneak peak at the 2011 calendar, which was released over the weekend at The Track, a go-cart race venue in Centennial. (Proceeds from this event benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Denver as well as the Kempe Foundation for the Prevention and Treatment of Child Abuse and Neglect.) See the Denver Broncos Cheerleader 2011 Calendar release party slideshow here. Photos by Coleen Whitfield.
Friday, August 13, 2010
The Colorado Eagles announced that auditions for the 2010-11 edition of the Pioneer Press Colorado Eagles Chicks will take place on Sunday, August 22nd.
We're looking for young women who are dynamic, well-spoken, and talented to represent our organization and continue our streak of being named the best dance team/cheerleaders in the CHL (four years in a row!). Several Eagles Chicks have gone on to make the dance and cheer teams for the Denver Nuggets and Broncos!
For more information on the auditions, download the flyer and application form here.
* - Must be 18 years or older. Auditions are closed to observers.
Need help preparing for tryouts? The Eagles Chicks will be hosting a workshop on Aug. 8th...details here.
Saturday, October 16 (held at Pepsi Center)
Registration: 8:30-9am (Semi-finalists announced at 3pm)
Attire: cropped dance top/sports bra and briefs. No jeans or dance pants allowed.
Sunday, October 17 (held at Pepsi Center)
Individual Interviews, Photo Shoots & Dance Performance: 8:30am-1pm (Finalists announced at 4:30pm)
Attire: cropped dance top/sports bra and briefs. No jeans or dance pants allowed.
FINALISTS' TRANING CAMP DATES -
Held at Wild Bunch Practice Facility. All dates mandatory.
Monday, October 18 (7-9pm)
Wednesday, October 20 (7-9pm)
Monday, October 25 (7-9pm)
Wednesday, October 27 (7-9pm)
Attire: left to dancer’s discretion – non-marking shoes only
PLEASE NOTE: AUDITION PARTICIPANTS MUST:
*Be at least 18 years of age.
*Wear a cropped top, briefs and non-marking soled shoes.
*Submit non-returnable headshot or full body shot (at least 5x7). It does not need to be professional but must be clear and contain only the audition participant.
*Submit a dance resume including any previous dance teams, classes, or workshops, current employment/training and educational background. Also include 3 references with your resume.
*Professional looking hair and make up are encouraged.
*Reside in the Denver area and have reliable transportation to and from all Colorado Mammoth home games and Wild Bunch practices.
WILD BUNCH PREP CLASS INFORMATION & REGISTRATION:
CLASS DATES & TIMES:
Monday, October 11 (7:30-8:30pm) - held at Pepsi Center Practice Court
Wednesday, October 13 (7:30-8:30pm) - held at Pepsi Center Practice Court
Audition prep classes are designed to introduce dancers to the style of choreography performed by the Wild Bunch. Classes are open to all dancers over 16 years of age (dancers under 18 years of age will need to have a parent or guardian present to sign a waiver on their behalf).
Prep class participants will have the opportunity to speak with current Wild Bunch Dancers and have a Q&A session with the Wild Bunch Director/Choreographer, Amy Jo Wagner.
The cost of each prep class is $10 (CASH ONLY) payable at the door. Limited space is available for each class; early registration is highly recommended.
Attire: left to dancer’s discretion, but only non-marking shoes will be allowed.
Prep Class participants should park in Lot "C" on the northeast side of Pepsi Center and enter through the “Office Tower” doors on the North side of the building. Registration begins at 7pm. For your safety, please do not arrive earlier than 7pm.
*PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment in prep classes does not guarantee a position with the Wild Bunch Dance Team.
To register, please email Amy Jo Wagner at firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration email should include your first name, last name and the date of the prep class/classes you’d like to attend. Dancers will be allowed to register at the door, but advanced registration is encouraged.
*All info subject to change.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Over the past three years the Rocky Mountain RockStarz have made quite an impression on the Denver community. This past season was a phenomenal year for the RockStarz. They made it to the finals of MTVs America’s Best Dance Crew, raised over $1500 for charity at an exclusive Hard Rock performance, made a new partnership with the American Heart Association, performed at Irresistibly Wicked with the Denver Performing Arts Center, and so much more!
As a new season begins the RockStarz staff and alumna are excited to have an even more successful year. On Thursday, August 26th @ 7:30pm @ Michelle Latimer Dance Academy, the Rocky Mountain RockStarz will hold auditions for the 2010-2011 season by invitation only.
If you have formerly danced professionally, want to continue to give back to others locally and nationally, and have a desire to help a notable program continue to grow, please visit our website for more details regarding auditions. We hope to see your application!