The Dallas Sidekicks Dancers, a professional dance team supporting the Dallas Sidekicks of the Major Arena Soccer League (MASL), have announced their 2020-2021 Dance Team. Applicants were judged on being well-spoken and their ability to learn and perform a dance routine with passion and flair. The team will be comprised of 16 ladies that are team players and embody a true professional on and off the field. There are six ladies returning from last year and ten will be new to the team.
Members of the new Dance Team are Melanie Wood, Erica Gurrusquieta, Jordan Grinage, Haley Price, Geralynne Solitaire, Lindsey Gore, Brianna Blessing, Kelsie Kunkel, Mali Putwatana, Camille Cardwell, Aniyah Kolen, Tierra Mauney, Aloria Prince, Kimberly Chatelain, Samantha Greenwell and Emily Fernandez.
Due to COVID 19 and social distancing recommendations, the team did virtual auditions this year instead of in person auditions. “We had a huge response with over 40 applicants for the auditions and some amazing videos submitted from so many talented ladies in the community. The judges had their work cut out for them and it was difficult to narrow it down to the 16 ladies we chose,” says Janae Green, Director of the Dallas Sidekicks Dancers.
The Dallas Sidekicks would like to thank the following judges who took time out of their busy schedules to review and judge the applicants and their videos.
Alanna Sarabia – Co-Host, Good Morning Texas on WFAA and former San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancer
Stephanie Di Biase – Director of the Allen American Ice Angels and Former Dallas Mavericks Dancer
Eric Coronacion – Current Dallas Mavs ManiAACs
Lori Todd – Former SMU Pom Squad Director and former Dallas Mavericks Dancer
Ashley Williams – Former Dallas Mavericks Dancer
Michael Lark – Owner of Dallas Sports Fanatic and Professional Sports Photographer
Jennifer Cloutier – Former Director of the North Texas Dancers, former Dallas Mavericks Dancer, and former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader
Paul Donaghy – Director of Sales and Marketing, Dallas Sidekicks
Janae Green – Director of the Dallas Sidekicks Dancers, former Dallas Mavericks
The Dallas Sidekicks Dancers are a key component to the Dallas Sidekicks in-game entertainment. Fans can enjoy their performances at half time, in between quarters, and can find the ladies on the concourse taking pictures and signing autographs for their beloved Dallas Sidekicks fans! Off the pitch, the dancers can be found representing the Dallas Sidekicks at community and charitable events and appearances.
For more information on the Dallas Sidekicks Dancer please visit https://www.dallassidekicks.com/dancers
It is important to the Dallas Sidekicks to hire local talent and they prefer to fill approximately 20% of their roster with players from the community. In continuing this tradition, during the month of September, the Dallas Sidekicks will be hosting a weekly Collegiate Player Combine where they have invited local players to come show their skills as they compete to be on the 2020-2021 team. The Combine is by invitation only and to qualify the players must have played for D1, D2, D3 or Junior College Championship teams. In addition, the Sidekicks have invited college players who know they will not be playing this fall due to sports being cancelled at their schools, to come showcase their talents on the field.
The Combine will be held every Tuesday evening in September at 7:30 p.m. at the Frisco House, 6155 Sports Village Rd., Frisco, TX 75033.
About the Dallas Sidekicks
The Dallas Sidekicks is an American professional indoor soccer team of the Major Arena Soccer League. The organization was established in 1983, is headquartered in Allen, Texas, and plays all home games at the Allen Event Center. Follow the Sidekicks at www.dallassidekicks.com and on their social media.
About the Major Arena Soccer League
The Major Arena Soccer League represents the highest level of professional arena soccer in the world. The MASL features teams across North America, with teams playing coast-to-coast in the United States and Mexico. The MASL is currently incorporated as a 501(c)6 not for profit corporation formed to promote the business and sport of arena soccer.
(Article courtesy Dallas Sidekicks. )
(Photo and video by Michael Lark.)
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