Friday, September 07, 2007

News from Dallas 

Posted by James at 2:28 PM ET

Lots of things happening in Dallas.

First, tonight next Friday September 14th is the season premiere of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Squad 2.

Making the Squad
Hopefuls lined-up outside Texas Stadium

Like the last year's show CMT will follow the entire audition process, from first cuts, to boot camp, all the way to their first performance on the field. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Squad 2 airs Fridays at 8pm E/PT on CMT.

More DCC/CMT news: Jay Johnson, the Fitness Trainer of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, is going to have his own show on CMT. It's called I Want to Look Like a Cheerleader and will debut in October or November. Jay will work with former high school cheerleaders to get them back in shape. The women will compete for a $50,000 prize and the chance to perform again in front of a live audience.

Jay Johnson

Even more news: The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are headed out on their 63rd USO Tour:

The celebrated Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders will soon journey to the Persian Gulf region as part of a USO/MNC-I entertainment tour. This is the 63rd USO tour for the squad, who will mingle with troops, eat with soldiers in dining facilities, pose for pictures and perform their fully choreographed Broadway rendition of “America & Her Music,” a musical variety show.

A staple USO entertainment ensemble, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have performed for the U.S. military for nearly three decades. Since their first USO tour in 1979, they have visited with wounded soldiers, assembled USO care packages, delivered holiday note cards and entertained troops during Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s holidays. The first of a large group of entertainers to travel with the USO to Iraq, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders have participated in more tours than any other entertainment group in USO history. Most recently, the troupe participated in a USO tour to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
Megan Fox
“Touring with the USO is the highlight of our careers,” says Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader Megan Fox. “There’s nothing more rewarding than having the privilege and the opportunity to extend America’s gratitude to those serving and defending our country.”

Best known for their trend-setting dance routines, the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders are regarded as “America’s Sweethearts.” Synonymous with football, the troupe has become the darlings of the National Football League and comprises 39 accomplished dancers. Recognized worldwide, they have performed on Saturday Night Live, starred in commercials and motion pictures, and appeared on game shows like Family Feud. The troupe can now be seen on Country Music Television’s Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, a series revealing exclusive behind-the-scenes footage during try-outs.

Dallas Desperados Dancers
And finally it's a very short notice, but AFL tryouts are beginning and the Dallas Desperados Dancers are holding their preliminary auditions tomorrow (September 8th) at the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders' studio from 10am-3pm.

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