I thought I’d take this time to answer some questions that came to us through DallasCowboysCheerleaders.com and our official Facebook page.
Tracie Horneman asks “Do you keep in touch with former cheerleaders?”
Yes, in fact we do. We have an alumni association that has over 600 members and includes cheerleaders that appeared from the 60s, the 70s, the 80s, and up until this last season. Our alumni join us each year for an alumni reunion and performance in October where we do a huge presentation for the Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer awareness halftime. Our alumni receive newsletters every month; they are a resource for us when we need volunteer help and they’re a great sisterhood.
Tami Lynn asks “My daughter is 15 years old and is currently a Sophomore. What should she be doing right now to prepare for tryouts with DCC?”
The best thing your daughter can do is take dance classes. Take every class she can in every style she can—ballet, hip-hop, lyrical, anything that teaches music and rhythm helps a dancer prepare for our auditions. Also helpful are drill team experience in high school and competitive cheerleading. All of those help develop stronger, more powerful performers.
Kendall Schrantz asks “Would you ever consider shooting the Making the Team shows throughout the season to let the fans get an even deeper look inside of the America’s Sweethearts?”
It exhausts me to think about having cameras with us 12 months out of the year, but I actually think it’s a wonderful idea. The cheerleaders are so busy all season long from USO Tours to calendar shoots to appearances, and of course performances worldwide – I would love for fans to see the full spectrum of all the cheerleaders’ activities and performances. This season on CMT we have grown from 8 episodes to 11 episodes and you will get to see the cheerleaders three games into football season, some special halftime performances, a surprise performance with a country music artist and other activities, so we will be seeing more of the DCC this year on CMT on Friday nights.