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  1. Alexis - Confirmed returning Alanna - Possibly returning Amber - Confirmed returning Amy - Ashlee - Possibly returning Brennen - Confirmed returning Briana - Confirmed returning Bridget - Possibly returning Caroline - Confirmed returning Christina - Cianna - Confirmed returning Daphne - Possibly returning Erin - Possibly returning Gabby - Confirmed returning Gina - Hannah - Confirmed returning Heather - Confirmed returning Jalyn - Confirmed returning Jessika - KaShara - Confirmed retiring Kelli - Khalyn - Lexie - Lacey - Confirmed retiring Lauren - Maddie - Madeline - Possibly returning Miranda - Confirmed returning Molly - Confirmed returning Rachel - Confirmed returning Rachel W - Confirmed returning Savannah - Tasha - Taylor - Possibly returning Tess - Yuko - Thought I'd gotten Hannah on there before, but evidently not. Thanks for pointing that out. As fir going on the calendar shoot, does that guarantee a girl is returning? I put "possibly returning" by all the rookies because we don't know if they're reauditioning or not, though several people think they're all coming back. As for Christina, I've ALWAYS thought she needed to step her game up as I thought one reason she made the team two years ago was because they wanted to "reward" her for auditioning so many times and not sucking quite badly enough to get cut (though if they'd waited until after Canton to make the next cut, who was cut at that time would likely have changed). Personally, I think her luck might be about to run out, that she realized she might not get lucky for a third time at Finals (as, for two years, we've heard that her auditions solos weren't nearly at the level they should be), and just calls it a day, never to return.
  2. I wonder if she was the girl that so resembled JoAnne "Joanie" Dodd from ANTM Cycle 6.
  3. Here's an updated list of the vets: Alexis - Confirmed returning Alanna - Amber - Confirmed returning Amy - Ashlee - Brennen - Confirmed returning Briana - Confirmed returning Bridget - Caroline - Confirmed returning Christina - Cianna - Confirmed returning Daphne - Erin - Gabby - Confirmed returning Gina - Hannah - Heather - Confirmed returning Jalyn - Confirmed returning Jessika - KaShara - Confirmed retiring Kelli - Khalyn - Lexie - Lacey - Confirmed retiring Lauren - Maddie - Madeline - Miranda - Confirmed returning Molly - Confirmed returning Rachel - Confirmed returning Rachel W - Confirmed returning Savannah - Tasha - Taylor - Tess - Yuko -
  4. I wouldn't say she's THAT bad, she's . . . average. I think it's mostly her attitude (either in real life or perceived) and the preferential treatment she got that has put up most people's backs. She seemed entitled, spoiled, unused to criticism and FAR too comfortable with someone who had the potential to be her boss. Every round, starting at the preliminary round, it was rumored she was telling people she was guaranteed to make it to the next round so didn't have to worry. It was rumored (with some substantiation from what was seen on the show, albeit not as much as we would have liked) that Kelly essentially shut down the other judges in Semi-Finals and Finals and told them that Victoria was moving on. In Finals, we've seen so many times that a girl who falls out of basic moves like pirouettes or otherwise falters tends not to make it to Training Camp. Some do, however. However, the things we've seen Victoria do, both before and during Training Camp, have gotten other girls cut. Move out of formation even after being warned (also indicates that there were other dance mistakes as well as not being able to absorb, retain and incorporate it into the next performance)? Usually leads to being cut. Gaining weight? Cut. Just ask Hannah and the numerous other girls who were cut for gaining 5 pounds or less yet Victoria can gain at least 11 pounds (and was told judges thought she was "fluffy" or heavier at Auditions) and Kitty (as well as Kelli) said to "give her the respect she deserves to lose it". This, from the woman (Kitty) who called out at least five veterans (including Nicole Bulcher) and told them they were too heavy and needed to lose weight (most needed to lose much less than the 11-15 Victoria had to lose) as well as Veronica, Brittany Schram, and numerous other girls. Victoria was also given a chance to work with both a nutritionist and Jinelle to improve her diet (and have it paid by the organization even if the nutritionist works/worked for Cowboy Fit). No other girl was given that. The closest we have ever seen the DCC come to help a girl with her weight is either the MyFitFoods thing for certain girls or the psuedo-nutritionist who said carbonation causes cellulite. Frankly, if Victoria had been ANY other girl with NO connection to Kelli and/or Kitty, she wouldn't have made it into Training Camp and maybe not even Finals.
  5. Has everyone who has been on the podcast said whether or not they're re-auditioning or have some kept mum about it? I suspect they are as well, but I'm only updating the list when we get confirmation one way or the other of who's staying and who's going. Unfortunately (for us), less than half the current team has said one way or the other so we don't know who the other 8 people retiring are and, for obvious reasons, we don't know who will be cut at Finals.
  6. Alexis - Confirmed returning Alanna - Amber - Confirmed returning Amy - Ashlee - Brennen - Confirmed returning Briana - Bridget - Caroline - Confirmed returning Christina - Cianna - Daphne - Erin - Gabby - Confirmed returning Gina - Hannah - Confirmed returning Heather - Confirmed returning Jalyn - Confirmed returning Jessika - KaShara - Confirmed retiring Kelli - Khalyn - Lexie - Lacey - Confirmed retiring Lauren - Maddie - Madeline - Miranda - Confirmed returning Molly - Confirmed returning Rachel - Confirmed returning Rachel W - Confirmed returning Savannah - Tasha - Taylor - Tess - Yuko -
  7. I see the exact opposite of what you do. She doesn't look any different physically than she did during Training Camp last year. Did she lose ANY weight or am I just missing something. As for her technique, it's still lacking in many areas and why is it the ONLY prep class we see her attend is. . . yep, another lyrical piece. We've not seen her attend ANY of the others that have different styles of dance. As for her technique, she is either being at least a beat ahead or at least a beat behind nearly EVERY move in the video. If it's supposed to be a moody, serious lyrical piece, why is she smiling practically EVERY time she looks at the camera and even some times when she's not staring into the camera? In addition, her leaps were STILL not as strong as they should be and she's STILL falling out of turns when many of the other girls are nailing them. As another poster stated (and speaking from experience), turns are based on a variety of things, including core strength and technique. She could blame the turf for falling out of turns at Finals, but here, on a smooth floor, where she's spent many a night? There's no excuse for falling out of turns that, if a dancer is properly trained among other things, should be executed cleanly all the way through to the finish. This is just what I could articulate at the moment.
  8. Kalyssa reminded me of the girls who walk into the room and only pay attention to the guys, though I think she was smart enough to pay attention to everyone until she was for sure on the team. Then, I wouldn't be surprised if it was all bets off and she was focused on the guys again.
  9. It nearly DID work out for her last year and, from the rumors, Kelli was desperately trying to find a way to either expand the team enough to put Victoria (and Malena) on or cut enough people so that Victoria could get on.
  10. Most of the DCCS we've heard about have either been via the show last season or via "These Boots. . . "; other than that, nothing that I know of has been shared on social media. As for those not already on the squad, someone had made a list a while back, but I haven't seen it updated lately.
  11. I'm thinking Victoria's so sure that she's going to be on the squad this year that she doesn't think she has to work on anything (other than possibly her weight, if that). After all, if she's such an experienced dancer, she shouldn't be falling out of turns so often. While it happens to even the best dancers (they even fall down in the middle of performances; see the "Biscuit Ballerina" Instagram page as well), they practice each move to the point where it's a rare occasion when a fall occurs. With Victoria, it seems to be more common occurrence which means she either isn't trained as well as she (and her camp) want people to think or she hasn't practiced enough to correct the issues. At least in the last video, she can't blame falling out of the turn on never having danced on turf before. It's the same type of marley as she's danced on before (and even in the same studio) so there should be absolutely no OUTSIDE reason for her to fall out of the turn other than she can't do double and triple turns well and on a consistent basis which, at her level, she SHOULD be able to do.
  12. True. I guess Kelli is willing to overlook lying about anything when it's Victoria but everyone else should be on the up-and-up their entire time on the squad because Kelli, Judy and rest won't tolerate it.
  13. It seems she was certainly willing last year until Kelli started pestering her for more money to expand the squad to 40 if the rumors are true about that. The hope of expanding the squad was Kelli's last attempt at getting a uniform on Victoria (as there weren't four more girls for Kelli to cut without better reasons than she had) and it was dashed. Kelli kept the last four girls cut until the very last night of Training Camp (and to the Monday beyond) hoping to get word that she could indeed have 40 people on the squad only to be told no and had to make cuts.
  14. Oh, it certainly IS something Kelli is willing to overlook . . . as long as Victoria is the only one who has the issue, but then again, if Victoria is the only one out of shape, it will be VERY noticeable. They certainly tried to get Victoria on the squad last year with all her deficiencies yet it didn't happen and while I'd like to say that she's a shoo-in for the squad this year as well, I will certainly hope that she gets her dreams squashed AGAIN because it certainly appears she didn't learn her lesson from last year. I remember that Victoria said something about coming back better next year but I can't remember exactly what she said. Whatever it was, she just proved herself a liar. As it is, depending on how many more vets retire (plus the ones who are cut, if any, at Finals), she has little to no chance of making it this year, especially if the incoming group is as good as the last group unless the majority of the girls Kelli picks are worse dancers than Victoria and/or have other issues. Even then, Kelli would have shot herself in the foot because she would have to put some of those girls on the squad unless she takes more girls into Training Camp then usual or makes the squad smaller than usual.
  15. Sadly, she may be one of those girls who is SO aware of the camera that she can't focus on dancing. At least, when the cameras aren't in her home studio and the videos just may make it to a wider audience than the people on her page. It seems she's also trying to make people like her and root for her because of all the issues from last year (that she still hasn't seemed to fix).
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