Second-year member of Colorado's Wild Bunch Dance Team wins this week's voting
This week's NLL.com Girl of the Week, Alexis, hails from the Wild Bunch in Colorado. Kelsey recently weighed in with NLL.com on a variety of different subjects, ranging from the fans at the Pepsi Center to Brian Langtry's flow.
Check out the interview and video below, and be sure to check out more of the Wild Bunch Dance Team at their website.
NLL.com: Where did you go to school?
Alexis: I graduated from Grandview High School! Go Wolves! I studied Special Education at The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
NLL.com: Where do you currently reside?
Alexis: In Denver, the best city in the WORLD!
NLL.com: What dancing experience do you have? How did you get started?
Alexis: I started dancing when I was 13 years old at Dance Intensity! I was trained in Hip-Hop, Jazz, and Poms. Hip Hop is my favorite style of dance. I was also on the Poms squad in high school.
NLL.com: What do you do when you're not cheering on the Mammoth at the Pepsi Center?
Alexis: I also Volunteer at the Johnson Adult Day Program, a program for individuals who have neurological changes and physical disabilities. It is so much fun! I get to dance and sing songs all day and be a goof ball with some amazing people!
NLL.com: How would you describe yourself? How do you think friends would describe you?
Alexis: I would describe myself as very outgoing and hardworking. My friends would probably describe me as very energetic and say that no matter where I am or if there is music or not I am always dancing!!
NLL.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
Alexis: My biggest pet peeve would probably be rude people. I believe that having a kind heart and a genuine attitude is worth far more than a pretty face.
NLL.com: What is your favorite part of cheering on the Mammoth?
Alexis: The energy from the fans. We really do have the best fans in the league. Hearing them cheer the Wild Bunch and the team on really makes all the hard work preparing for the games worth it!
NLL.com: Who is your favorite Mammoth player? Any reason in particular?
Alexis: I would probably pick Mac Allen because he is in Law school, and a professional athlete. I think the fact that he is able to balance both is a really admirable accomplishment. It's really awesome, we have such a well-rounded group of guys out there. However, Brian Langtry does come in a close second because of his "sick flow."
NLL.com: What's the best part of the NLL?
Alexis: The fan loyalty! NLL games are much different from other sports because the same fans show up every game to cheer us on. We get to know the fans, and they get to know us. It's a much closer bond I feel than some of the other sports get. Sort of like a big, huge, loud rowdy family. I love it!
NLL.com: If you could say one thing to the fans in Colorado, what would it be?
Alexis: You are the absolute best! You are the reason I show up every single day! I appreciate every single fan that voted for me, and that comes to the games! I love you guys!! Go Mammoth!
NLL.com: Finish the sentence. The Wild Bunch is...
Alexis: Not as wild as you would think! We actually are all very professional at practice, and work very hard. We have a great group of 14 talented, beautiful, smart and loving girls! We all get along so well, and really help each other out. I am so proud of the girls I work with out on that field!
NLL.com: My perfect day is...
Alexis: With my family!
NLL.com: My role model is...
Alexis: My step-mom Kathy. She is the most amazing person in the world!
NLL.com: One day, I hope to be... Alexis: An international volunteer!
NLL.com: You may be surprised to know that I...
Alexis: Wear glasses 98% of the time. When I am not dancing the "specs" are on my face!
Friday, January 28, 2011
Second-year member of Colorado's Wild Bunch Dance Team wins this week's voting
Monday, January 24, 2011
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 the details for 2011 as well as dates, times, workshops and everything you will need to know to prepare you to have the best audition possible.
For 2011, the 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. 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 (PDF).
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.
The biggest change for 2011 is that workshops will only last one week instead of two weeks. Finalists will be evaluated over the next week in a series of workshops on either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. 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 (PDF) on Saturday, March 19th. 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 2011 Denver Broncos Cheerleaders. It is a fun night for all ages!
Please click here for dates, times and more information (PDF) on 2011 Denver Broncos Cheerleader and Denver Outlaws Auditions!
Don't hesitate to call me if you have any questions.
Director of Cheerleaders & Game Day Entertainment
The Colorado Ice will be conducting open auditions for Icicle cheerleaders on Sunday, January 30th, 2011 from 1 pm to 5 pm at the 24 Hour Fitness located at 2208 E.Harmony Road, Fort Collins, CO 80528.
Colorado Icicle cheerleaders are professional dancers that provide exciting and fun entertainment during all Colorado Ice home games. Icicle cheerleaders are also actively involved in the community, taking part in Ice appearances at community events, fundraisers, post-game parties, and other activities throughout Northern Colorado.
Participants must be at least 21 years of age by Feb. 17, 2011, have some dance experience and be able to commit to weekly rehearsals, games and related team functions. Individuals auditioning should wear spandex shorts, tights, a spandex bra top and some type of dance shoes.
Auditions fees are $30 the day of the try-outs and $25 for pre-registered participants if paid by January 27th, 2011. Pre-registered participants may pay with cash, check, or credit card; only cash will be accepted the day of the tryout.
All audition materials including the application and waiver/release forms can be accessed here. The application, waiver/release form, audition fee and photo (non-returnable 3X5) should be mailed or dropped off at:
Colorado Ice Indoor Football
Attn: Icicle Dancer Auditions
4812 S College Ave # 200
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Friday, January 14, 2011
Thursday, January 13, 2011
Congratulations to Serita for her selection to the 2011 Pro Bowl.
Hometown: Salt Lake City, Utah
College: University of Phoenix
Fan Since: Always
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Human Services/Management
Occupation and how does Broncos affect your work?Working in Accounting and being an NFL cheerleader has assisted me by improving my time management and organization skills. I am also required to be very detail-oriented, which is a skill that both my occupation and Broncos complement one another in.
Laker girl profile: Erica believes everything in moderation is key to a successful diet
January 9, 2011 | 8:15 am
Laker Girl name: Erica
Hometown: Denver, CO
Years on the Laker Girls squad: 3
Area of Residence: Marina Del Rey
College: Graduate of Loyola Marymount University (CA)
High School: Highlands Ranch High School (Highlands Ranch, CO)
What prompted you to want to become a Laker Girl? I’ve been a dancer my entire life and from a young age, knew of the Laker Girls dance team and what it meant to me, to become one. Early on, I established auditioning for the Laker Girls and making the team as one of my key goals as a dancer. Plus, I love sports!!
What do you think stood out to the judging panel, about you, regarding your audition? I think the judges could tell from my dance audition that I was really passionate about the possibility of getting this job. It had truly been a lifelong goal. Also, in my interview, I think they could see that I understood what it takes to be a member of a professional dance team, having had prior experience.
What do you think makes a good Laker Girl? Being a Laker Girl requires dedication, attention to detail and having excellent time management! We are very busy. I also think a good Laker Girl shows a willingness to be involved in the Los Angeles community. We have the opportunity to meet just about every walk of life in Los Angeles through our charities and appearances. Not to mention, it is a tremendous opportunity to connect with fans and serve as an ambassador for the Lakers organization and NBA. Also, perhaps the most obvious about being a good Laker Girl…… is being a fan of the Lakers!
What is your dance experience? I’ve been a dancer since I was 3 years old and started with ballet training. I attended ballet-centric dance academies until I was about 11 and then started to add jazz, contemporary, hip hop and tap into my training as well.
Favorite dance routine, while being a Laker Girl? My favorite dance while being a Laker Girl was one we did my first year called “Show Me” by Janet Jackson. It’s that cool, hip, trendy sort of jazz that I don’t really get to perform that often.
Favorite uniform? My favorite uniform is one that we call “Purple Mesh.” It’s a skirt and a top that are made of white and purple mesh (naturally, hence the name) with rhinestones. I feel very girly and glamorous when we get to wear that one!
Favorite Lakers Player? Pau Gasol
Favorite Laker Girl memory so far? My favorite memory would have to be the parade and rally after we won the first of our most recent back-to-back championships. The fans during the parade were SO happy that the Lakers were able to return the title to its rightful home in Los Angeles. And the rally at the Coliseum was something I will never forget! Dancing on the transplanted STAPLES Center court at the Coliseum with 90,000+ fans celebrating together literally gave me goose bumps!
What do you like most about being involved, as a Laker Girl, at local charity/community events? The appreciation we get from the fans. Everyone is so happy that we are able to lend our time to help them, but we are just as thrilled to be there helping them out.
What would you say is your beauty secret? Wash your face every night and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!!
What diet/workout tips do you have? Try to find something that works for you and stick with it. I am a huge supporter of “everything in moderation”. Do not feel deprive yourself, or you will end up going crazy. Also, everyone knows, or should by now, that including workouts several times a week will help you achieve your goals and stay healthy.
What are your hobbies? I like playing golf (I won a long-drive contest when I was 7!!), tennis, board/yard games and keeping my dog, Jack, happy!
Career aspirations? Laker Girls has given me the opportunity to be an in-game “Lakers TV Host”, which has made me realize how much I enjoy on-camera work. I’d love to be a host, reporter or broadcaster some day in the sports or entertainment world.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
We are auditioning for new members for Blush Pro Dance Team Saturday January 15 at 3pm.
Blush is a Pro Contemporary Burlesque team that opens for concerts, fashion shows, pageants and headlines events throughout the state. Our style is a combination of jazz, hip hop and traditional burlesque (performance) dance. The team practices every Thursday at 9pm and performs an average of 2-3 times per month. Most performances are paid.
For more information visit our Facebook Fan Page “Blush Pro Dance Team” or go to www.studio21-dance.com.
Friday, January 7, 2011
The first show of the 2010/2011 season, GLIMPSE, will be on Friday, January 21, 2011 at the Lakewood Cultural Center at 470 Sout Allison Parkway. Show times will be at 6:30 pm and 9:00 pm. Tickets are currently on sale online at the Lakewood Cultural Center.
Monday, January 3, 2011
Join the RMRG Pep Squad for an exciting 2011 season cheering on The Rocky Mountain Rollergirls at The Fillmore Auditorium!
Dates: Tuesday, January 11th and Thursday, January 13th
Time: 7-9 pm
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org for application and detailed audition information.