Blush Contemporary Burlesque is auditioning for new members!
* Monday, December 19th
* Studio 21 Dance
* 1821 Youngfield St.
* Golden, CO 80401
* email questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Finals will be judged by their sponsors and local celebrities. BCB combines jazz, hip hop and theatrical elements of burlesque to create a Pussycat Doll like style all their own. They perform at fashion shows, clubs, USO events, special mall events, the Denver Zoo and many more Denver hot spots. No burlesque experience needed!
Dance experience required. Ages 18+
Blush is taking off and they need new members!
Blush practices every Thursday at 9pm
with a boot camp December 27, 28, 29
They perform 2-4 times/month
As an adult team their practices and shows are not all mandatory, but you must come to the rehearsal prior to a show to perform.
Audition outfit: fitted black dance shorts and top
Bring knee high black boots if you have them.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Blush Contemporary Burlesque is auditioning for new members!
Monday, December 5, 2011
Dancers are needed for the Rocky Mountain Rollergirls Pep Squad! Auditions will be held Wednesday, January 4 at 7:30pm at Bally Total Fitness at 7635 88th Avenue, Arvada. If you are interested in auditioning, please email Sarah.email@example.com for more information and audition paperwork.
By Aaron J. Lopez, Nuggets.com, 11-28-11
For a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie, it seemed only appropriate to celebrate a milestone birthday at 18,000 feet.
And at 17,000 feet … 16,000 feet … 15,000 feet … 14,000 feet …
Denver Nuggets Dancer Chelsea doesn’t look like your stereotypical daredevil, but there she was jumping out of an airplane on her 21st birthday alongside her mom, dad and best friend. In the spring, she plans to take another jump with her 65-year-old grandfather.
“It’s not what you would expect,” Chelsea said. “It’s not as scary as you would think.”
The fear factor is minimal for someone who enjoys whitewater rafting in the Colorado mountains and jumping off 30-foot cliffs at Rock Island State Park in her home state of Tennessee. Those outdoor activities still take a back seat to the thrill of the NBA stage.
“Thousands of people screaming, the energy that you feel, there’s nothing like it,” Chelsea said. “When it’s the playoffs and there’s seven seconds left on the clock and we win, that’s the most exhilarating feeling I’ve ever had – even over skydiving.”
Now in her third season on the Nuggets dance team, Chelsea (pronounced Chel-SEE-uh) has a schedule to match her outgoing personality.
She is taking 18 credit hours at Arapahoe Community College and will continue pursuing her business marketing degree at Metro State College in the spring; she coaches the junior varsity pom squad at Castle View High School; she practices twice a week with the Nuggets dancers; and she helps conduct in-home jewelry parties as part of her job with Premier Design Jewelers.
“It’s healthy to be busy,” Chelsea said. “It teaches you good lessons about time management.”
As a veteran on the 2011-12 Nuggets dance team, Chelsea takes pride in sharing those lessons with her teammates.
“As a rookie, it’s all a learning experience,” she said. “When you come back your second and third year, you know where things are and how to organize things. You’re more prepared. That makes for a better season.”
Chelsea and the Nuggets dancers have been able to bond this fall through community appearances, practices and social gatherings. In addition to being full-time students or full-time employees – sometimes both – Nuggets dancers typically practice three times a week and make dozens of community appearances throughout the season.
"When people get know us, they find out that we’re very sincere and genuine," Chelsea said. "We have to work for what we’ve earned.”
If the busy schedule isn’t enough to keep Chelsea grounded, her birthday certainly offers perspective. Born on Sept. 11, 1990, her annual celebration changed forever when America came under attack and the World Trade Center came crashing down on her 11th birthday.
“It’s even a little more in my heart,” Chelsea said. “I remember that day so vividly. My mom and I always give our thanks and pray for those families every birthday. It’s a celebration but in the back of your mind, it’s a tragic day.”
Every Sept. 11, Chelsea and her mom – a longtime member of the Air Force – attend a memorial service before the birthday celebration begins. The parties are typically not centered around cake-and-ice cream.
After all, it’s impossible to light the candles while plummeting from 18,000 feet.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
It's time to cast your vote in 2011 Snow Angels Cover Girl Contest. And don't forget to register to win dinners, tickets and more from the Mile High Sports prize vault! Look for the December issue of Mile High Sports Magazine on newsstands Dec. 6.
Which Snow Angel would you like to see on the cover of the December issue of Mile High Sports Magazine?
Hint: Sara Wrenn (formerly Thompson), familiar face on the RMS Blog (DND, DBC), is in the running!
Vote for Sara here!
By Aaron J. Lopez, Nuggets.com, 11-10-11
The lure of the NBA can be a powerful thing.
Littleton native Jana learned just how powerful when she took a year off from the Denver Nuggets Dancers to focus on school and her modeling career. Though she enjoyed attending Nuggets games at Pepsi Center in 2010-11, it just wasn’t the same.
“When you’re in uniform, everyone wants to talk to you,” she said. “When you smile, they smile back. When you go to a game in normal clothes and smile at everyone, they’re like, ‘What are you smiling at?’ ”
Naturally, Jana flashes a smile as she finishes her sentence. It’s easy to see how much she is enjoying her return to the Nuggets dance team for 2011-12.
“I missed it a lot,” she said. “It keeps you in shape and gives you something to work on constantly. Modeling, you just show up, wear what you’re supposed to wear and leave.” Jana, 22, started dancing when she was about 7 years old. Her mother was looking for an outlet for her daughter’s seemingly unlimited energy.
“My mom just wanted me to calm down,” Jana said. “I was running around the house, singing all the time. She asked me if I wanted to do soccer, but I’m not good at sports, so she put me in dance.”
Jana joined Cherry Creek Dance and got her first taste of the NBA experience when her studio performed at halftime of a Nuggets game. She later danced for the Denver Outlaws of Major League Lacrosse and joined the Denver Nuggets Dancers in 2009.
“Her experience on the Outlaws dance team and on the 09-10 Denver Nuggets Dancers, as well as the dance studio training she has received, have helped Jana become a very talented and diverse performer,” said Denver Nuggets Dancers coordinator and choreographer Amy Jo Wagner. “She has great technique and performance ability.”
Wagner also noted Jana’s friendly and outgoing personality. She developed a knack for socializing while growing up as the third-youngest of 16 children. Needless to say, handling ticket requests is one of her biggest challenges as a Nuggets dancer.
“It’s a wrestling match,” she said.
Jana currently is finishing up her course work at Metro State College, and she works full-time as a sales coordinator for an office furniture company. Her goal is to eventually open her own studio and help other aspiring young dancers.
“You can mold people and fill your heart a little bit,” she said.
For now, Jana is enjoying the connections she makes with young fans at community appearances around the Denver area. They give her flashbacks to her first year with the Nuggets in 2009-10.
“The little girls are my favorite because they come up to you and have stars in their eyes,” she said. “If you just tell them your name and ask their name, that makes their whole day.”
And it gives Jana another reason to smile.
Hey Broncos Country, Sam here. I can’t believe that it’s already November! I’m sure many of you have already ripped through your bags of Halloween candy and eaten up all the good stuff. Soon after the tummy aches and sugar highs subside, it seems that Thanksgiving is right around the corner. But before moving on to turkey and stuffing, green bean casserole, and pumpkin pie (have I made your mouth water yet?), I want to back up a step and let you all in on some great haunted tales of the creepiest, craziest, and funniest Halloween—JDBC style.
As a reminder, JDBC stands for Junior Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. This year marks my first year as a JDBC instructor. JDBC is a dance and cheerleading program for girls ages 6-14. About once or twice a month, the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders get together with the JDBC girls for a clinic where we all learn dance routines, practice good teamwork and have a lot of fun!!
This year, we held our annual JDBC Halloween clinic on October 29. Every DBC that is an instructor dressed up in costume. From Cat in the Hat to Tinkerbelle to Michael Jackson, there were creative costumes chosen by each DBC. Some funny two-person costumes included Thing 1 and Thing 2 and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. I dressed up as Wenda, a character from the Where’s Waldo? book series. It was fun seeing each other dressed up, but the kids definitely stole the spotlight with their creativity.
Since I am an instructor for the 6-to 8-year-old group, I’ll tell you about the fun games we played. Well, we most certainly had a costume contest! A few JDBC girls were chosen from each of the seven squads to take the stage and show off their most creative costumes for the chance to win a special prize. All of the contestants looked fabulous—whether they were cute, creepy, scary, or enchanting—but ultimately the winners had to be selected. Our most creative costume awards went to six JDBC girls that had dressed up as Medusa, the Candy Fairy, Mulan, Cotton Candy, the Deranged Cheerleader, and last but not least, the Duckbilled Platypus. Extra kudos to the girls that made their costumes from scratch!
The game that I think the JDBC girls most enjoyed was up next. This game, unofficially named “Mummify your DBC Cheerleader”, was, well, what I’m sure most teenage boys would prefer to do to an unsuspecting house. Each squad was given two rolls of toilet paper to wrap and drape and stick to their DBC instructor in any way they could to best mummify her before the music stopped. I remember it was a dizzying whirl of TP frantically being wrapped and looped round and round by tiny hands, encircling arms and legs and heads. After the madness was over and the giggles quieted down, my girls definitely got a kick out of how funny I looked. After each DBC was fully clad as a mummy, we all were then required to have a mummy dance-off contest. Silly enough, I won for the best “Robot Mummy Dance”. Don’t ask. Ha.
Aside from all the games, costumes, and dancing, there was one particular event of the entire JDBC Halloween Clinic that blew every other special part out of the water. I’m talking about the secret performance by the Head JDBC Instructors. Unfortunately, this show was not open to the public, but it should have been! All the Head JDBC Instructors (including some amazing DBC Alumni) choreographed a spectacular show to perform for the JDBC girls as a special Halloween treat. The theme was “Music through the Decades”. They had it all down to a tee…impersonations of (and this is only a list of a few): Elvis, Saturday Night Fever, AC/DC, Michael Jackson, MC Hammer, Beyonce, Justin Bieber, and even a huge finale dance routine as LMFAO! They had costumes, wigs, dance moves, acting, props, you name it! To say the least, it was pretty awesome.
I hope you all were at the October 30th home game and had the chance to see the pre-game Halloween performance by the JDBC girls alongside your own Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. We had a lot of fun acting like monsters and zombies and dancing to some classic Halloween favorites. I hope you enjoyed it too! Next up will be a very special holiday performance by the JDBC girls at Sports Authority Field at Mile High to wish everyone Happy Holidays. So get ready for another great show! I’ll see you then. Go Broncos!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Taking a walk on the wild side with Mammoth's Wild Bunch
Taken: October 6, 2011 | Credit: Laura Kelley
The Wild Bunch Dancers gave “no guts, no glory” a whole new meaning during their practice Wednesday night at Forza Fitness and Performance Club in downtown Denver. The 18 finalists endured an intense workout and rehearsal session that would have made Tony Horton proud.
The lovely ladies kicked off the evening with an intense 45 minute cardio and strength training session that incorporated stairs, sprints, lunges, balance balls, killer ab work, and a few push-ups thrown in just for fun.
Then, before you could say "H20" it was time for some deep stretching before dance rehearsal kicked into full swing. The ladies are learning a routine for the new Mammoth season, but more importantly, they’re showing the coaches if they have what it takes to walk on the wild side. Only 14 of the 18 finalists will be selected for the squad, which is expected to be announced this Friday.
If it was up to Metromix all these dancers would be hitting the dance floor in 2012. Ladies: We salute you with two high kicks, a twirl and splits (and now that we’ve done that, we’re really hoping there’s some ice packs left in the Metromix fridge..OUCH!!). —Laura Kelley, Special to Metromix.
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
The Colorado Mammoth announced today that 18 dancers have been named finalists for the 2012 Wild Bunch team. Six of the 18 are veterans, while 12 aspire to make the roster for the first time. More than five dozen women participated in auditions this past weekend with hopes of securing one of 14 spots.
The Wild Bunch performs at all Colorado Mammoth home games on HealthONE Field at Pepsi Center, and also makes various community and special event appearances throughout the year. Dancers who make the squad work hard to embody the spirit and brand of the Mammoth both on and off the field.
Wild Bunch finalists are competing in training camp at FORZA Fitness and Performance Club, with the final roster expected to be announced at the end of the week.
Click here to meet the finalists.
Click here to view photos from this weekend’s auditions.
Monday, October 3, 2011
A Mammoth dance off at the Pepsi Center
Taken: September 30, 2011 | Credit: Carly Rose Moser
The Colorado Mammoth's Wild Bunch Dancers began the search for their newest batch of dancers Friday night. Girls lined up outside the Pepsi Center Friday to show off their dancing skills for the chance to become one of the top picks. This was just the preliminary auditions — the dancers will be whittled down to a lucky few that will then head onto the semi-finals this weekend.
Those that make the cut will have to endure the infamous two day training camp. But if they play their cards right and have what it takes they will become the newest member of the 2012 Colorado Mammoth Wild Bunch. — Carly Rose Moser, special to Metromix
Friday, September 16, 2011
Hello Rocky Mountain Spirit!! My name is Apolonia Hansen and I am the head ambassador of the Colorado Cougars! We are the new ABA Semi Pro Team that has came to Northern Colorado!
Right now I am looking for dancers. Our dance tryouts are September 24th at 1:00pm. in Greeley at Northridge Highschool. Currently we do not have specific requirements to make the team, we are just looking for pretty girls that can dance!! I hope you are able to post our information about tryouts to really get the word out! That would help us so much. Thank you for your time.
Click here for more about the dance team and tryouts.
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
We'd like to congratulate and welcome the 2011-12 edition of the Pioneer Press Colorado Eagles Chicks! Tryouts were held yesterday, and the following 11 ladies were selected to represent the Eagles in the community and at the Budweiser Events Center.
Back Row: Amanda, Alysia, Kerry Anne, Emily R., Kayla, Emily M.
Front Row: Whitney, Meghan, Amy, Ashlee, Kathryne
Not Pictured: Erica Koehler (Manager)
Monday, August 29, 2011
Eagles Chicks host Loveland tryouts, hire 11 dancers for upcoming season
By Madeline Novey Reporter-Herald Staff Writer
Come October, the Colorado Eagles hockey team hits the ice for the start of another season. When it does, its players will have 11 new greatest fans.
The Eagles Chicks, the team's cheerleading squad, hosted tryouts Sunday at an ice-free and eerily quiet Budweiser Events Center.
And though the name was the same, Budweiser felt different for some of the more than 20 women who turned out.
"It's weird to see the stands so empty today," said 20-year-old Alysia Kamarath. "The fans make it worthwhile."
The junior Colorado State University communications major bore the title of Eagles Chick last season and was back for another go.
Also a former Eagle Chick looking to return, University of Colorado's Kerry Anne Keogh stood near Kamarath during one of several brief breaks throughout the hours-long tryouts. At 5-foot-10, Keogh played lacrosse, basketball and volleyball in high school.
She then got into dance, thanks to her friends.
In her experience dancing for other sports teams, fans were abrasive; they yelled inappropriate things, she said. But that's not the case with the Eagles.
"We just have the best fans," she said. "I've always felt so welcomed in this building."
As part of tryouts, the women -- ages 18 to 24 -- learned two dances and interviewed with a panel of judges.
In any one season, they learn one or two dance routines a week. That's upward of 30 per season, said former Eagles Chick and team choreographer Alyssa Pohm (or Stanton, after she marries on Saturday).
"It is intense," she said, as 16 dancers -- down from 23 after first-round elimination -- practiced steps over and over again to The Black Eyed Peas' "Don't Stop the Party." What makes it more difficult is that many of the dances will go into what Pohm called "the vault," or memory, for possible future use.
"You learn it, perfect it, and you're done," she said.
Rumors the Eagles would move to the East Coast Hockey League came true in May when head coach and general manager Chris Stewart announced the team would play as an ECHL expansion franchise for the 2011-12 season.
As a result, the team's schedule ramped up and puts the players on ice at home at the Budweiser Events Center more than 30 times, starting in October. The dancers do not travel with the team when it skates elsewhere.
Pohm said the team's increasing success has definitely attracted more talent to and interest in the dance squad.
"I hope to just keep that forward momentum, in terms of rigor and commitment of the team members," said Erica Koehler, the Eagles Chicks new dance manager. A member of the team a few years back, Koehler takes the place of Lisa Kennedy.
"You have something to live up to," she told the dancers sitting on the bleachers before the start of tryouts.
Eagles Chicks selections:
Kerry Anne Keogh
Kayla Christian, 19, studies sport exercise science at the University of Northern Colorado and loves the energy of a big athletic event. And hockey, she said, brings something special to the table.
"It's just such a raw sport to watch," Christian said, taking a break before the second performance set.
A sophomore, Christian would like to pursue a short career in professional dance for sports teams, but plans to work as a physical therapist for professional athletes.
Until then, she's focused on supporting a team she loves.
"I call myself an Eagles fan, of course!" she said, laughing. Then she descended the bleacher stairs on the center's south side and joined her colleagues for another tryout performance.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Preliminaries: Friday September 30, 2011
Semi-finals: Saturday, October 1, 2011
Finalists’ Training Camp: October 3rd and 5th; (7-9:30pm)
2011 Preliminaries and Semi-finals will be held at Pepsi Center in downtown Denver. Click below for more information. Training camp will be held at the Wild Bunch practice facility in Downtown Denver.
Audition Details »
Prep Class Information and Registration »
Monday, August 22, 2011
Broncos Cheerleaders Calendar release heats up the track
August 19, 2011
Credit: Laura Kelley
The Denver Broncos cheerleaders traded in their pom poms for racing helmets Friday night as they kicked off their 2012 Calendar Release with a little friendly competition.
The lovely ladies met up with their fans at The Track at Centennial for a little go-kart racing. Hundreds of people showed up to the event, which raised money for the Keeping Kids on Track Program. Money raised goes to help at-risk youth who are members of the Tennyson Center for Children and The Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Denver.
Before gearing up to hit the track, the beauties spent some time with their fans putting their Jane Hancocks on that steamy 2012 calendar (and yes, we even snagged one to put up in our Metromix office because You know, for the kids). Overall, it was a successful night with the ladies giving the pros a run for their money on the track (if you think these girls can throw a mean high kick on the field you should see them going 60 mph around the track).
If you missed the event, you didn’t miss out on the new calendar. Just head over to the Broncos Cheerleaders website to order a copy and to find out more about each and every one of the of the ladies giving the Broncos their spirit this season. — Laura Kelley, special to Metromix
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Blush Pro Dance Team will be holding auditions for our fall team Monday August 15th at 7pm.
Auditions will be held at
Studio 21 Dance
1821 Youngfield St.
Golden, CO 80401
Blush Burlesque is a jazz, hip hop and burlesque dance team that performs at concerts, fashion shows, charity events and Denver’s hottest clubs. Burlesque is a sassy jazz (think Pussycat Dolls) that utilizes performance skills and a diva attitude. Burlesque experience is not necessary but dance experience is required.
Our costumes include corsets, sequin dresses, boots and high heels.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Blush rehearses Thursday nights 9-10pm and performs an average of 3 times/month.
Check us out on Facebook and Twitter
Miss auditions? Still interested in cheering on the RMRG? Don't worry. We are still accepting new dancers for one more week. Email email@example.com for more information or just show up at Bally Total Fitness at 7635 W 88th Ave in Arvada at 7:30 next Wednesday.
Like to cheer? Dance? Love RMRG? The RMRG Pep Squad RMRG is holding auditions on August 10 from 7:30 to 9:30pm at Bally Total Fitness at 7635 W 88th Ave. in Arvada. Anyone interested can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
Thursday, July 28, 2011
The Colorado Eagles announced today that auditions for the 2011-12 edition of the Pioneer Press Colorado Eagles Chicks will take place on Sunday, August 28th at 10:30 a.m. at the Budweiser Events Center*.
We're looking for young women who are dynamic, well-spoken, and talented to represent our organization and to continue our established level of excellence. The Eagles Chicks were recently voted the third-best pro cheerleading squad in Colorado!
For more information on the auditions, download the Audition Flyer and Application Form here.
Need help preparing for the audition?
The Eagles Chicks will be hosting a workshop on Aug. 14th for all prospective dancers. Click here for the Audition Workshop Flyer/Registration Form.
Want to spread the word to your friends? Click here to download an audition flyer.
* - Date, time & location are subject to change.
Dancers must be at least 18 years old as of Oct. 1st.
Auditions are closed to observers.
WOW!!!! Our trip to Vail for our 2012 Calendar has been a blast! It couldn’t be a more perfect place to shoot a calendar that really represents our beautiful state of Colorado.
After a busy first 2 days of shoots, we decided to take a break and have a little fun as a team. What better activity is there for this than zip lining?! We all packed into four cars, and made our way to 4-Eagle Ranch in Wolcott, Colorado (a little town about 30 minutes west of Vail) where Zip Adventures of Vail is based. This ranch is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. There is a display of old cabins and rustic ranch equipment which are carefully placed around the ranch, stunning views of fields and mountains (including the New York Mountains), and a variety of critters that live there- horses, pigs, alpaca, donkeys, chickens, goats, a buffalo, dogs, and barn cats. (We end up taking a couple of our photos there on Day 4 which turned out to be incredible- check them out!) Once we arrived, we signed our waivers and harnessed up!
The guides took us out to the course in a 1973 Pinzgauer, which is a 6 x 6, 12 person military troop transporter that was made for the Swiss Alps.
The course consists of a total of six zip lines. The first five lines string back and forth across the canyon becoming faster, longer, and higher as you progress. The sixth zip line takes you from the end of the course, all the way back to the beginning by going through the canyon. The highest zip line is 200 feet above the canyon floor, the fastest zip gets up to 35 mph, and the longest is about 1000 feet long! It’s a ton of fun!!!!
My favorite part about our zip line adventure was the tandem zips that we did! There are a couple of zip lines that allowed us to partner up and zip together. I have never ‘giggled’ so much in my life! I was partnered up with Becky and we couldn’t stop laughing the whole way…. SOOO FUN! (Even the guides were making fun of us for laughing so much!)
A couple of the girls were really fun to watch: Margaret was doing all sorts of acrobatic moves in the middle of the canyon. She was quite the dare-devil! Lelanna and Jess were very nervous at first (you could tell by the look on their faces as they walked up to the first zip), but they did it and had a blast! Michelle, who zipped last year at Zip Adventures, was now working on her steering skills… I think she finally managed that by the third zip! Becky was not only practicing her high kicks in mid air, but she was also able to fit her ab workout in during her trip across the canyon.
Once we all finished, the guides drove us back to the ranch where we unharnessed. It couldn’t have been a more perfect afternoon. I think our pictures show that!!! It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip.
Thank you to Zip Adventures of Vail, and thank you to our AMAZING guides- Andreas, Kyle, Kyle, and Brian!!
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders’ Race to Keep Kids on Track and 2012 Calendar Release, in short, is a fundraiser featuring calendar signing and go-kart races (in 60mph karts) with the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders.
Complimentary Denver Broncos Cheerleader 2012 Calendar
Wahoo’s Fish Taco
Denver Broncos Alumni Race
… 100% proceeds benefit at-risk youth programs.
The Track at Centennial (near Denver Broncos practice facility at Dove Valley and the Centennial Airport)
13600 Eaglerock Road, Englewood, CO 80112
Friday Evening (ONE DAY ONLY!), August 19th, 2011 @ 6pm
Click here for tickets.
The Colorado Mammoth has announced that Wild Bunch dance team auditions will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18, at Pepsi Center. Finalists will then participate in training camp at FORZA Fitness & Performance Club for the next two weeks, with the 14-dancer team to be unveiled at the end of September.
“For the past few years, I’ve been amazed at the quality of dancers who audition to become members of the Wild Bunch,” said Amy Jo Wagner, the team’s coordinator and choreographer. “It’s been an extremely competitive tryout, and I envision this year will be no different.”
The Wild Bunch performs at all Mammoth home games, and also appears at community and special events throughout the year.
“Above and beyond their ability to dance, these young ladies are brand ambassadors for the organization and do a tremendous job representing the Mammoth both in-arena and at appearances,” said Mammoth President and General Manager Steve Govett.
Those interested in trying out for the Wild Bunch must be at least 18 years of age and be able to commit to all 2012 home games. More audition information can be found here.
Angela (former Wild Bunch Dancer)
Ashlee (former Wild Bunch Dancer)
Brigitte (former Wild Bunch Dancer)
Brooke (former Outlaws Dancer)
Didi (former Wild Bunch Dancer)
Newly selected team consists of eight veterans and nine rookies
Roster finalized for 2011-12 Denver Nuggets Dancers
By Aaron J. Lopez, Nuggets.com, 7-25-11
The lights drop. The pulsating music begins. The adrenaline rush kicks in.
At that moment, the countless hours of repetition and rehearsal all become worthwhile.
“It almost gives you chills and brings tears to your eyes,” said Miranda, a Denver Nuggets Dancer. “You think, ‘This is so cool. This is what we’ve been practicing and working so hard for.’ ”
After two days of auditions and four training-camp sessions, Miranda was among the 17 women named Monday as 2011-12 Denver Nuggets Dancers. The team consists of eight veterans and nine rookies, including an 18-year-old two months removed from her high-school graduation.
“The girls worked extremely hard for two weeks,” said Denver Nuggets Dancers coordinator and choreographer Amy Jo Wagner. “Everyone did a phenomenal job. The 17 we chose showed they can dance in sync, pick up choreography very quickly and have the work ethic needed to make it through a long and strenuous NBA season.”
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Miranda, 21, proved her ability and endurance as a Denver Nuggets Dancer during the 2009-10 season. She left the team last season after being one of four people selected from 500 applicants to teach dance in Japan as part of the National Dance Alliance.
For more than a month, Miranda spent in excess or 12 hours a day training dancers for Japanese professional sports teams in cities such as Chiba, Tokyo and Yokohama.
“We had a translator, but the cool thing about dancing is you don’t really need to talk or learn a language. You just need your eyes to learn,” she said. “It was different whenever I went out and about. There was nothing in English. I had some freak-out moments and ended up in several different cities I wasn’t supposed to be in.”
Miranda got a reminder of home while conducting clinics for children at U.S. military bases in Tokyo. She also was able to be a tourist after her teaching was complete; climbing 12,389-foot Mount Fuji was one of her favorite highlights.
“The town up there looks like a Colorado mountain town,” she said. “You walk around five or six lakes and you gradually make your way up the mountain. It took a full day. It was amazing. That altitude was pretty brutal.”
Altitude is nothing new for Miranda, a marketing and communications major at Metro State. The Arvada West alumnus grew up in Colorado and started dancing competitively at age 6.
“No one in my family can dance,” she said. “My brother was a really good wrestler, but I couldn’t pick up any other sport. I tried soccer, and it was super-tragic. I can’t run, so I just stuck with dance.”
Miranda’s career goal is to become a police department spokesperson, but she hopes to stick around the Nuggets organization for a few more years. She enjoys representing the team in the community and is determined to prove that dancers have substance to complement their style.
“I always get asked, ‘So do you think you’re better than everybody else?’ It bothers me,” she said. “People assume that you think you’re better than everybody else when the majority of most of these women are so down to earth. Some of the friendships I’ve made will last forever.”
Wagner, entering her fifth season with the Nuggets, can attest to that. She was a member of the Phoenix Suns dance team and knows that team chemistry is an important ingredient for a successful dance team.
“I’m extremely happy to have Miranda back with us,” Wagner said. “She’s an excellent hip-hop dancer, an all-around friendly girl and a great overall representative of our organization.”
Now that training camp is over, Miranda can’t wait to get started again in the fall. She will juggle a class schedule with a dance schedule that includes 10 to 12 hours of practice every week.
She will exercise, follow a healthy diet and memorize dozens of new routines.
And when the lights go down at the Pepsi Center, she will enjoy the moment when that familiar adrenaline rush kicks in.
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Today is Day 5 and I have decided to sleep in. My photo shoot was scheduled for early morning on day 6, so I was going to take advantage of the extremely comfortable beds at the Ritz Carlton. I hear a knock at my door. Naturally, I ignored it. Its Sunday 9 a.m. and the person knocking clearly has the wrong room. The knock continues and I got out of bed to answer it. Two of my teammates, Allyson and Margaret, are at the door. They inform me that my photo shoot has been changed to today. My first thought was “No big deal, I am just going to roll with the punches.” Plus, the crew was already shooting at the first location so I assumed I wouldn’t have my shoot until later in the day. My second was to get back into my bed. No more than five minutes later I hear another knock at the door. I get up and it’s Allyson again telling me that I have to be on location for my photo shoot ready to go in less than one hour. I thought she was joking around, but when I started to wake up a bit, I picked up on her sense of urgency. Ultimately, I decided that if I wanted to have my calendar photo taken I should probably get out of bed sooner than later.
I am not going to lie to you Broncos country, I had an overwhelming feeling of panic when I shut the door the second time. I wasn’t prepared to take my photo today. I will spare you the details but trust me friends, I needed more time than one hour! I had made it a personal goal to take the best photo I could. I was worried that being rushed was going to ruin that goal. My panic stopped when I reminded myself, that there are real problems in the world and having to rush around for a couple of hours to have my photo taken was not one of them. So, I got some coffee, I got over myself, and in less than one hour I was ready to depart to the location for my photo shoot.
A short car ride later I arrived at a beautiful house called “The Ski Castle” located in Arrowhead Colorado. I was warmly welcomed by the home owners Scott & Janie Cliver. I was honored to meet some of their family and enjoy the delicious coffee cake and cookies that Janie had made for our entire crew. After arriving at the home I had the opportunity to watch three of my teammates take their photos. The first shot of the day was third year veteran Katie Kosters. She was breathtaking in her gold suit standing in the main arch way of the home. Katie’s smile lights up the room and it ended up being a wonderful way to start the day. Next up was one of our rookies Patricia. Patricia’s photo was taken in a fantastic brick waterfall that was located on the back deck of the home. As I watched Patricia I was blown away by her ability to take the direction from Rob, our photographer. She looked beautiful and I was so proud of her. Last but not least, was second year veteran Lelanna. The setting for Lelanna’s photo was the Grotto located inside the home. The grotto area, for those of us without them, is basically an indoor hot tub. It was all stone, had a waterfall, and the most inviting seating area. Lelanna wore a red suit and looked absolutely amazing.
I blinked and I was up next. It was now or never and I said a little prayer as I walked up the stairs for my shoot. I took my photo on the “Romeo and Juliet” balcony located in the front of the home. I wore a navy blue laced monokini (it is a real word, I am not making it up) and I was put at ease when my coaches and a couple of my teammates were there to cheer me on. With the help of them and the crew I started to relax. I had a blast and the photo turned out beautifully with the architecture of the home and mountains as my back drop. Scott and Janie even jumped in and took a couple photos with me!
After we got back to the Ritz, I went downstairs to the lobby and caught some of Sam’s photo shoot taking place in the hotel bar area. Sam is a second year veteran and professional model. Sam looked flawless in her sequined black suit and sliver heels. As I watched Sam I was thinking two things; I can’t believe someone’s legs actually look like that in real life, and Sam is just as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside.
As an avid “planner” I realized being rushed every once in a while isn’t always a bad thing. If I hadn’t shot on day 5 I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to meet the Cliver family. I also wouldn’t have been able to take a moment to be reminded of the true beauty of each one of my teammates. My teammates and coaches talked me through my anxiety and put my mind at ease. It was with the love and support of my Broncos family that I made it through my rushed day, and made my third calendar experience my most successful.
Day on the Ranch – Day 4
Day 4 was a big day with 6 cheerleaders all prepared to capture their perfect shot. The morning began with an early 4 am call time for hair and make-up to make the 5:45 am departure. Nikki and Katie W. traveled to a private residence with a gorgeous view and spectacular pool. It was a cloudy and chilly morning and the girls were freezing, but the shoot must go on! Katie W. was first and looked stunning as she layed poolside in her Blue and Orange bikini. Time was not our side today because we were fighting the clouds and rain all day. By the time Katie W. wrapped up her shot, it was time to head back to the hotel, and Nikki’s shoot was pushed back to the afternoon. But first both girls had to jump in the hot tub to rejuvenate their bodies from the cold.
The day continued back at the Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch were the next group of cheerleaders were getting ready for our next location. Nikki, Kim, Jenna, Lauren H. and Jess all headed back out to 4 Eagle Ranch and spent the day as “cowgirls” YEE HAW!
Nikki started us off as our “Patriotic Cowgirl” complete with her red bikini, American Flag and of course her rustic cowboy boots. She looked adorable and stunningly beautiful as she saluted to our soldiers.
Next to shoot was Kim as our “Flamin’ Hot Cowgirl” cozied up on the porch with her black hat and boots and the fire roasting in the background.
Mid-afternoon the clouds finally rolled over and opened up a gorgeous backdrop for our next shoot. Jenna, our “All-American Rodeo Cowgirl” headed out to the pastures for her scenic shot. She rounded up her Palomino horse named Tony while strutting her “daisy dukes” and classic cowboy hat.
Lauren H. was our “Barbie Doll Cowgirl” all “dolled up” in her pink and white polka dot bikini and of course, our infamous white cowboy boots! Her playful and cute personality shined as she captured her photo on the ranch’s swing set.
Our day wrapped up with Jess, our “Frontier Cowgirl” as she posed perfectly in an old, wooden wagon. Her black and white themed bikini and cowboy boots fit great with the ambiance and setting while capturing a rustic, cowgirl shot.
In true Broncos fashion, our “cowgirl” cheerleaders and crew had a great, successful day on the ranch!
Another beautiful morning here in Beaver Creek! We start today with our first shot at the famous Holden Cabin right on the Beaver Creek Golf Course. Becky is our first model of the day and our first western theme. Shepler’s Western Wear provided us some really beautiful cowboys boots and hats for this year’s calendar shoot that are perfect for quite a few of our locations. We loaded up the cars for the quick drive from Bachelor’s Gulch to Beaver Creek (just around the corner), unload our staff and equipment and get started. We have a 9 a.m. deadline to finish before the first round of golfers make their way to hole 14, right where we are shooting at Holden Cabin. Becky is stunning and in incredible shape. Her job requires it as the Director of Fitness for a local fitness company and a Broncos Cheerleader. I love the setting of her photo and the way that it captures the feel of Beaver Creek.
Next up on the schedule was Tristan, one of our rookies. Anderson Cabin, right around the corner from the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, was the setting for her photo. For Tristan, we decided on a snow shot and borrowed some really cool white furry Tecnica boots to complete her outfit. Right in the middle of her photo shoot, a huge storm rolled in and fast! We barely had time to get the equipment covered and Tristan covered before everything was soaked. 15 minutes later, it was clear and sunny!
Our next location was a little further up the mountain at the famous Trapper’s Lodge. This lodge is so cool! It is right on the ski run and during the winter, guests are shuttled up the mountain on the snow cats with their luggage. You can even hire a personal chef to cook for you all week while you ski and enjoy the scenery. We had originally scheduled to shoot 2 cheerleaders at the Lodge, but the weather would not hold up. Kara, another rookie to the team, enjoyed the stormy weather in the hot tub at Trapper’s Lodge until another major rain cloud rolled in and we headed down to find an indoor location for Lindsey.
The Ritz Carlton has several Penthouses on the top floors of the hotel that are privately owned. The management of the Penthouses was kind enough to let us shoot Lindsey inside and we were able to stay on scheduled despite the weather! Again, I can’t say enough how accommodating the Ritz Carlton staff has been for our hectic week in Beaver Creek. Really incredible!
Our last shot of the day was Toni. We had been rained out the day before and were hoping for a beautiful sunset after a day of rain and sure enough, we got it! There is a beautiful lookout spot just up the road from the hotel and it was an amazing Broncos Sunset. So many Broncos fans stopped by to watch the shoot along with a few fans of other teams that we converted to the orange and blue.
More to come tomorrow!
We started Day 2 with a 4:00 am hair and makeup call for Margaret and Heather for a beautiful sunrise shot at Lake Dillon. We were fortunate enough to have our friend Rick donate his sailboat for the morning. First up was Heather on the bow of the sailboat “Mischief” with the Colorado sunrise reflecting off the water. It made for an absolutely gorgeous shot to start off our second day. Next up was Margaret, who posed gracefully in front of the main sail. Her blue and white striped suit certainly fit the nautical theme of the morning shot. Although the weather was chilly, both girls toughed it out and ended up with the perfect Rocky Mountain lake snapshot.
The second photo session of the day was Kristin back in the lobby of our “home base” hotel – the Ritz Carlton. The fireplace was roaring (good thing because it was raining outside!) It was a shot that definitely depicts the entire feel of the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch.
The third shot of the day was Allyson and Bachelor, a 16 week old St. Bernard puppy. Bachelor, named after Bachelor Gulch, is the 7th “Bachelor” for the Ritz Carlton. The shot took place along side of Ritz Carlton-Bachelor Gulch. Although the puppy was excited (and distracted!), the pictures of Allyson turned out great. It was a fun and playful shot. Not everyone is lucky enough to shoot with a dog let alone a puppy that is as sweet as Bachelor.
Last shot of the day was Toni! Our design team got her all ready to go in her Blue and Orange Broncos bathing suit. She looked absolutely stunning. We brought her up to the top of the mountain for a gorgeous sunset shot and it began to downpour! Although the landscape with the mountains and wildflowers looked gorgeous in the rain, Toni’s hair and makeup wouldn’t hold up so we moved her sunset shot to the next day.
Seven cheerleaders are done shooting and we have another 19 shots to go! All the ladies are looking beautiful and I can’t wait to tell you about all the exciting shots to come!
The Ritz Carlton Bachelor’s Gulch is beautiful and the perfect setting (and home base) for our 2012 Denver Broncos Cheerleader Calendar! We can’t thank the Ritz Carlton Bachelor’s Gulch enough for their partnership for this year’s calendar. The staff, service and resort are amazing. Today, we spent the day at the pool, spa and the night time hot spot – the fire pit. Our very first shot today featured a local Vail girl and second year team member- Megan Brooks. Next up, Michelle Sommers – both at the beautiful pool and hot tubs. For our third shot of the day featuring Lauren, we moved to the Spa’s Grotto Room – an incredible place to relax after a massage or spa treatment.
For our last shot of the day, we waited until the sun had set and the fire pit was roaring. We did our best to make sure that all the resort guests had their fill of s’mores (a nightly activity at the fire pit) and then moved in for Lindy’s night shot. Day 1 was a success and we are off to bed for an early morning call time – 4:30 a.m. for hair and make-up as we make our way to Lake Dillon for sunrise on the lake. Stay tuned all week for day by day updates from the Denver Broncos Cheerleaders 2012 Calendar Shoot at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor’s Gulch.
The 26 finalists to be Denver Nuggets Dancers take part in training camp at Forza Fitness and Performance Club. Liz Weglicki / Movement Strategy
After emerging from more than 100 hopefuls who took part in auditions, 26 women began training camp this week in their pursuit of a becoming a Denver Nuggets Dancer. The finalists will take part in four training-camp sessions, with the 18-person team set to be announced on July 25.
PHOTO GALLERY | AUDITION RESULTS | AUDITION PHOTOS
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
By Aaron J. Lopez, Nuggets.com, 7-11-11
Over the next two weeks, 26 women will experience the dancing equivalent of boot camp.
The payoff will be one of 18 spots with the Denver Nuggets Dancers.
The 26 finalists were selected from of a field of more than 100 candidates who took part in two days of audition at the Pepsi Center on July 9-10. Up next is four days of training camp at Forza Fitness and Performance Club on July 12, 14, 19 and 21.
“Everyone who came out for the auditions was amazing,” said Denver Nuggets Dancers coordinator and choreographer Amy Jo Wagner. “The judges had the difficult task of finding the top 26. We are very excited to see how they perform during training camp.”
Seven of the finalists were members of the 2010-11 Denver Nuggets Dancers, while four others were on the squad in previous seasons.
Wagner emphasized that previous experience with the Nuggets does not guarantee a final spot on the 2011-12 dance team.
“The biggest thing about being a returner is you know what to expect,” Wagner said. “That’s half the battle, being able to prepare yourself mentally for the two weeks ahead. I don’t think (first-time candidates) understand how difficult training camp is.”
Each training-camp session will include a one-hour workout with a personal trainer and two hours of dancing. The finalists learned two dance routines during auditions and will add two more during training camp.
“Four routines is a lot to learn in just two weeks,” Wagner said.
Wagner and a panel of judges will select the final 18 dancers, with the roster scheduled to be announced on July 25.
Here is a list of the 26 finalists, along with their professional dance experience.
Amber – Rookie Candidate
Angela – Rookie Candidate / Mammoth Wild Bunch 2005-11
Ashlee – Rookie Candidate / Mammoth Wild Bunch 2011
Brigitte – Rookie Candidate / Mammoth Wild Bunch 2011
Brooke – Rookie Candidate / Denver Outlaws Dancer 2010, 2011
Casey – Denver Nuggets Dancer 2010-11
Cassie - Rookie Candidate
Chelsea – Denver Nuggets Dancer 2009-11
Didi – Rookie Candidate / Mammoth Wild Bunch 2010
Dominique – Rookie Candidate
Emily - Rookie Candidate
Jacqlyn – Denver Nuggets Dancer 2008-10
Jana – Denver Nuggets Dancer 2009-10
Jessica – Denver Nuggets Dancer 2008-09, 2010-11
Kady - Rookie Candidate
Kali - Denver Nuggets Dancer 2009-11
Kate - Rookie Candidate / Mammoth Wild Bunch 2010, 2011
Katie – Denver Nuggets Dancer 2008-09
Kirsten – Rookie Candidate
Krista – Denver Nuggets Dancers 2008-11
Koko – Rookie Candidate
Miranda - Denver Nuggets Dancer 2009-10
Morgan – Denver Nuggets Dancer 2010-11
Peyton – Rookie Candidate
Ryann – Denver Nuggets Dancers 2010-11
Torrie – Rookie Candidate
Monday, July 11, 2011
More than 100 women tried out for the 2011-12 Nuggets Dance Team, with 26 advancing to take part in training camp. The finalists were selected after two days of face-paced auditions at the Pepsi Center as the Nuggets sought bright, energetic women to be part of one of the top dance teams in the NBA.
So you think you can dance for the Denver Nuggets?
July 9, 2011
Credit:Carly Rose Moser
Girls traveled from near and far to try out and show off their stuff to the judges and possibly make the cut to become one of the elite Denver Nuggets Dancers. And trust us, just watching these girls rehearse their 1st audition piece is exhausting.
This weekend the Nuggets hosted the preliminaries and semi-final dance auditions for new dancers for the 2011-2012 season. Those that make it through this weekend will go through a vigorous training camp next week and then have their final audition on July 21st. These judges have their hands full with talented girls giving it their all, but we're pretty sure they don't hate their jobs. We wouldn't either. Are you still reading? — Carly Rose Moser, special to Metromix
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Colorado mammoth Wild Bunch Dance Team performs "Momma Said Knock You Out" on April 15, 2011.
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Time: Friday, July 22 at 8:00pm - July 23 at 12:00am
Location: Bodies By Perseverance, 320 East 17th Avenue, Denver, CO
Tickets are on sale now for $25 per guest
Tickets are $30 at the door, so buy them NOW!!!
Attendees will be able to enjoy food and refreshments free of charge.
There will be music, auction items and great company.
All the proceeds of this event will provide each girl with the opportunity to accompany the Denver Outlaws to the National Championship in late August.
Also, a portion of these proceeds will be donated to Sew Much Comfort.
Contact one of your fellow Denver Outlaws Dancers for tickets or email email@example.com for more information.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, June 20, 2011
Auditions will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 2:30 pm. Check in is at 2:00 pm at Elite Dance Academy in Broomfield. Dance resume and head shots are required. Auditions are rigorous, but do not require preparation outside of regular dance training. DREAM PROJECT only rehearses on Sundays - which fits the very busy schedules of these young women who have jobs, families and commitments that make them the amazing people they are.
Hi Broncos Country, reporting back to you from Tikrit, Iraq. Well, we were supposed to be on a C-130 to Baghdad, but due to a sandstorm we were grounded in Speicher for another day. We had no problem finding something to fill our time. Our military tour guide, Carmen, set up a Special Forces tour for us where we were able to explore the MRAPs (Mine Resistant Ambush Protected) and even hang out on the gun range. We were all brave enough to shoot M-9 pistols and a few of us even shot automatic M-4s. After taking several pictures and signing autographs with the Special Forces Unit we made a surprise visit to the soldiers at the car wash and by car wash we mean tank wash! They were so excited to see us.
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Hi Broncos Country!
We are reporting to you from military bases in the Middle East. The Denver Broncos Cheerleaders — Allyson, Heather, Jessica, Kim and Lindy, along with Kelly (Director of JDBC and DBC alum) — are performing and boosting the morale of our troops in Kuwait and Iraq. We would like to share with Broncos country the last couple of days on our amazing journey.
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Monday, May 23, 2011
Join the RockStarz at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret as they celebrate the end to a phenomenal 2010-2011 season and raise money for a great cause. All proceeds raised support the not for profit Love Hope Strength. Love Hope Strength is national not for profit but locally based, rather than giving money to cancer research Love Hope Strength helps meet the immediate needs of cancer patients. Please check out their site!
If you are interested in auditioning for the 2011-2012 RockStarz professional dance company come find out what the RockStarz are all about on June 3rd! More importantly, come watch a great show with other local Denver Crews and free giveaways!
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