We made it back safe and sound from Pro Dance in Palm Springs, and it definitely charged us up for the season! We worked with some of the most exceptional choreographers in the industry bringing some of the most exclusive and innovative material to the front lines; we are so excited to bring our new routines to the field for game day this season!
I really think one of the most unique parts about the entire experience was the opportunity to dance side-by-side with so many talented men and women in the industry—including my fellow teammates. Teams from all over brought representatives to learn material to take back to their fans nationwide! We were able to spend time with cheerleaders, dancers and representatives from the NFL (Falcons, Colts and Patriots were all in attendance), NBA and NHL.
Now, the itinerary for the dance convention certainly packed in quite a bit in a very short amount of time. The night we got in we had our orientation and took two Master classes—those types of classes were spread out sporadically throughout the week, and they were really treats because they had their best choreographer’s dishing out material that was so fresh! Our mornings began at 7:00 am and our days usually ended by about 6:30 pm. We each learned what they specify as “A routines,” “B routines,” and “C routines;” all taught by different choreographers incorporating a different variations of dance styles such as jazz, funk, hip-hop and even some more modern pieces.
In the morning we learned our A, B, and C routines, broke for lunch and came back in the afternoon to repeat and clean routines. The morning of the second day treated us to another Master class by the infamous Napoleon and Tabitha, followed by technique, sideline material, and music mixing and team building classes. We all tried different classes in order to get a well rounded view of the convention, as there were so many different dances and activities offered.
The afternoon consisted of cleaning and performing for each other to prepare our dances for the showcase the following morning. The showcase took place the final day, and this was one of the best parts because we were able watch everyone’s hard work and dedication come to fruition. I always think it brings a new dynamic to be able to watch your teammates perform and others. You always learn something new about the art and beauty of dance presentation, because it really is a continual process of growth. All of the teams wore their team uniforms so you could easily identify the unique group of performers that took the stage. Scholarships finished off the weekend and I am proud to announce that both Kim Taylor and Candice Jones, captains and representatives from the Denver Broncos cheerleaders earned scholarships, and have been invited to take classes at the Millennium studio in Los Angeles, California!
I am happy to have my feet back in Denver, and now I am simply anxious for some football!