The Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers presented by Miller Lite, the NFL's only hip-hop dance team, is once again holding its final auditions during the Cowboys annual draft day party on May 8th at AT&T Stadium. The Rhythm & Blue Dancers, conceptualized by Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President of Brand Management Charlotte Anderson, is the first of its kind in the NFL.
For the ladies who are hoping to be a part of the dynamic dance team, the audition process gets underway with the preliminary round on April 26th inside the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders studio at Valley Ranch. Those who advance beyond the first round will return to the team's headquarters for the semi-final round on May 3rd where the finalists will be selected to appear at the stadium on May 8th to tryout along with the returning veterans on stage in the plaza in front of thousands of Cowboys fans.
Audition tips include developing a fitness routine and sticking with it as judges are looking for dancers who are 'uniform ready.' The official fitness training of the Rhythm & Blue Dancers is Jay's Bootcamp. Another tip is that judges look for "professionalism, poise, and maturity." In order to be an ambassador of the Dallas Cowboys organization, there is an interview portion of auditions that allows dancers to show the judges their personality while also proving that you have the ability to respond to different types of questions. Lastly, and most importantly, attend the prep classes at the Centre for Dance in Dallas. The prep classes give dancers the opportunity to pick up the team's unique style and perform alongside current members of the team.
I can tell you all of this with complete confidence because yours truly will again be one of the judges helping director Jenny Durbin Smith select the team. For further information including requirements and an application, visit here.
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