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10 hours ago, nittanyvolleyball said:

It's going to be a tough year for rookie candidates

With only 9-10 spots that are rumored to be open, it's going to be hellaciously hard for any of the new girls to get on the squad this year unless there's a bloodbath among the vets at Finals and a LOT get cut.  Girls like Hannah (Road-to-DCC girl) will be lucky to make it to Semis, much less Finals.

9 hours ago, Holly85 said:

Yes it will or tough year to be a vet if the new rookie class comes in extra strong 

I can see it being very hard to be a vet.  I wonder if more will choose to retire or will come back and risk getting cut at Finals.  I hope that Kelli actually looks at the Vets and sees who are the best dancers on the squad (thus having the best chance of making it back), the ones who might not be the best dancers but rock it out in other areas which will land them solidly in the middle and the ones who are weak over all.  Most of the ones who come back will be in the first two categories and there are less than five, in my estimation, who fall into the third category but could be considered as part of the second category, albeit the weakest of those girls, which still puts them at risk should they return.  Of those that fall into the third category (or the bottom of the second), they'll likely retire or risk being cut because of the competition. 

37 minutes ago, Loves2Dance said:

What a lot of people don't realize about these shows is that there are auditions FOR the audition. She basically showed up to the cattle call. From there, they MIGHT choose her to audition for the judges (what we see on the show) or they just pass by her. This is why there is such an equal amount of magic and tragic on these shows. 

I'm still torn on whether I want Victoria to move forward on SYTYCD, but am leaning toward no because she's nowhere near the caliber of dancers they usually take, no matter what she or her mother think of her abilities.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but SYTYCD is one of the very FEW reality shows where dancers come out of it with not only name- and face-recognition in the wider world, but they stand a better chance at booking jobs in the dance world if they so choose due to being on the show and working with the people they do.  That's not the case on most reality shows.  ANTM jumped the shark in that department even as far back as Cycle 3.  I remember reading where Camera "YaYa" DaCosta was auditioning for a job not long after she was on ANTM (she was Cycle 3's runner-up) and she was told that she wouldn't have gotten the job if they'd known she'd been on ANTM.

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46 minutes ago, EricaShadows said:

With only 9-10 spots that are rumored to be open, it's going to be hellaciously hard for any of the new girls to get on the squad this year unless there's a bloodbath among the vets at Finals and a LOT get cut.  Girls like Hannah (Road-to-DCC girl) will be lucky to make it to Semis, much less Finals.

I can see it being very hard to be a vet.  I wonder if more will choose to retire or will come back and risk getting cut at Finals.  I hope that Kelli actually looks at the Vets and sees who are the best dancers on the squad (thus having the best chance of making it back), the ones who might not be the best dancers but rock it out in other areas which will land them solidly in the middle and the ones who are weak over all.  Most of the ones who come back will be in the first two categories and there are less than five, in my estimation, who fall into the third category but could be considered as part of the second category, albeit the weakest of those girls, which still puts them at risk should they return.  Of those that fall into the third category (or the bottom of the second), they'll likely retire or risk being cut because of the competition. 

I'm still torn on whether I want Victoria to move forward on SYTYCD, but am leaning toward no because she's nowhere near the caliber of dancers they usually take, no matter what she or her mother think of her abilities.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but SYTYCD is one of the very FEW reality shows where dancers come out of it with not only name- and face-recognition in the wider world, but they stand a better chance at booking jobs in the dance world if they so choose due to being on the show and working with the people they do.  That's not the case on most reality shows.  ANTM jumped the shark in that department even as far back as Cycle 3.  I remember reading where Camera "YaYa" DaCosta was auditioning for a job not long after she was on ANTM (she was Cycle 3's runner-up) and she was told that she wouldn't have gotten the job if they'd known she'd been on ANTM.

Which girls do you think fall into the 3rd category 

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1 hour ago, EricaShadows said:

I'm still torn on whether I want Victoria to move forward on SYTYCD, but am leaning toward no because she's nowhere near the caliber of dancers they usually take, no matter what she or her mother think of her abilities.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but SYTYCD is one of the very FEW reality shows where dancers come out of it with not only name- and face-recognition in the wider world, but they stand a better chance at booking jobs in the dance world if they so choose due to being on the show and working with the people they do.  That's not the case on most reality shows.  ANTM jumped the shark in that department even as far back as Cycle 3.  I remember reading where Camera "YaYa" DaCosta was auditioning for a job not long after she was on ANTM (she was Cycle 3's runner-up) and she was told that she wouldn't have gotten the job if they'd known she'd been on ANTM.

I could see them MAYBE taking her for the first round based on looks and possibly personality (depending on how she came across at first audition) knowing that she wouldn't make it any farther IF they take a variety (not based on dance alone or only the "best of the best") for the first round.

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Malena is on the right side in Jenn’s latest prep class dance. She looks like she’s been practicing the style more and I was a HUGE a fan of hers last season but I feel torn about her trying out again. I would be heartbroken if she didn’t make it and she would be crushed if she got cut.  It’s one thing to give up your job for the DCC but it would be twice as horrible to spend the following year taking dance classes only to be cut again. 

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Honestly after seeing these recent prep class videos I feel like JennK's are the best for technique and DCC style. 

Michelle Keys was the place to be seen and refine what you already have. Learn some fun choreo. Sarah I is about picking up choreo fast but I always think her routines are a mess all over the place as bad as Mia's. If you're not already at that DCC level you will fail miserably at those two classes.  

Kitty hits you like a tornado with a million things that need fixed from hair to technique to power to I don't even know.

JennK's dances are boring entertainment wise but dang she knows how to piece stuff together that not only uses typical DCC moves but also improves your technique. Bad technique and your kids and transitions would be so sloppy. I think ShellyB's stuff looks dated from the 80s but technique teaching is also spot on with standard jazz. 

JennK might be an annoying person but her classes def prep you for DCC as intended. 

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2 minutes ago, UnicornKicks said:

Honestly after seeing these recent prep class videos I feel like JennK's are the best for technique and DCC style. 

Michelle Keys was the place to be seen and refine what you already have. Learn some fun choreo. Sarah I is about picking up choreo fast but I always think her routines are a mess all over the place as bad as Mia's. If you're not already at that DCC level you will fail miserably at those two classes.  

Kitty hits you like a tornado with a million things that need fixed from hair to technique to power to I don't even know.

JennK's dances are boring entertainment wise but dang she knows how to piece stuff together that not only uses typical DCC moves but also improves your technique. Bad technique and your kids and transitions would be so sloppy. I think ShellyB's stuff looks dated from the 80s but technique teaching is also spot on with standard jazz. 

JennK might be an annoying person but her classes def prep you for DCC as intended. 

Thank you for this - I've always wondered what each of them offered.  Doesn't Jenn K also go over the written tests?  That might be closer to tryouts.  I've also seen where she has former DCC come in and go over different things as well.  I like Shelly's routines cause they look like something I might be able to pick up - kinda, sorta, maybe - and they are fun.  Mia's choreo - I get confused just watching.  When the DCC does routines like that, they aren't very enjoyable to watch.  Probably why I like Michelle's routines like Handclap and Ayo.

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19 minutes ago, pisces125 said:

why don't they mention the written test on the show?  is it an important factor?

They have - it’s on current events, football knowledge, the Dallas Cowboys past and present and the DCC.  Two veteran DCC got low scores one season and it wasn’t pretty.

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4 hours ago, scorpio1031 said:

They have - it’s on current events, football knowledge, the Dallas Cowboys past and present and the DCC.  Two veteran DCC got low scores one season and it wasn’t pretty.

One was Nicole Hamilton and I think the other was Justine.

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3 hours ago, ExtremeFajitas said:

I didn't notice Malena in Jenn's class because my eyes were glued to the guy. I thought he was great!

1 hour ago, Muckypup61 said:

No kidding! I noticed him, too!

He auditioned last year but stupid people in charge didn't show him.  I loved that he waited late into the night after Finals to congratulate and hug girls who made it or did not.

Showing his lyrical side doing Michelle Keys choreo

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He is soooo good, and if I remember correctly has danced some with the Mavericks dancers. But sadly I don't see him making DCC. He seems like such a sweet guy and was cheering all the girls on during auditions with Stephanie DW. 

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2 hours ago, Muckypup61 said:

Sumbitch! He is really good! But there's no way TPTB (*cough* Jerry *cough*)  would EVER allow a male DCC!

I could totally see this with Jerry given the lecherous behavior he apparently exhibited (among other things).  Wasn’t there rumors he wanted to pimp the cheerleaders out to his friends and the highest bidders shortly after he bought the team but the director of the cheerleaders shut him down hard?

As for the male dancer, he’s better then many of the girls who made it to Finals but he never stood a chance.  If nothing else, it harkens back to the days of the Cowboys and Belles, which were the very start of the squad we know and love today.  That is one tradition coming back that I could get behind.

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22 hours ago, Stee said:

Malena is on the right side in Jenn’s latest prep class dance. She looks like she’s been practicing the style more and I was a HUGE a fan of hers last season but I feel torn about her trying out again. I would be heartbroken if she didn’t make it and she would be crushed if she got cut.  It’s one thing to give up your job for the DCC but it would be twice as horrible to spend the following year taking dance classes only to be cut again. 

I hope she is cut and cut early. Tiff Taliaferro posted a clip on her story and in that clip Melena messed up bad. 

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15 minutes ago, KatieC said:

I hope she is cut and cut early. Tiff Taliaferro posted a clip on her story and in that clip Melena messed up bad. 

Yeah that tiff girl was pretty much out dancing Melena 

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On 2/15/2019 at 10:48 PM, scorpio1031 said:

Thank you for this - I've always wondered what each of them offered.  Doesn't Jenn K also go over the written tests?  That might be closer to tryouts.  I've also seen where she has former DCC come in and go over different things as well.  I like Shelly's routines cause they look like something I might be able to pick up - kinda, sorta, maybe - and they are fun.  Mia's choreo - I get confused just watching.  When the DCC does routines like that, they aren't very enjoyable to watch.  Probably why I like Michelle's routines like Handclap and Ayo.

I don't know who they have doing the interviews and written stuff this year but it is prob on the prep class schedule. Most of these girls teach prep classes at their studios besides official ones at the Star.

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9 hours ago, EricaShadows said:

Wasn’t there rumors he wanted to pimp the cheerleaders out to his friends and the highest bidders shortly after he bought the team but the director of the cheerleaders shut him down hard?

UGH..... I know that was probably a long time ago (90s, right?), but if he were to ever try something even RESEMBLING that with this current group of cheerleaders I would be furious lol.

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23 hours ago, Txmomof2 said:

He is soooo good, and if I remember correctly has danced some with the Mavericks dancers. But sadly I don't see him making DCC. He seems like such a sweet guy and was cheering all the girls on during auditions with Stephanie DW. 

He was a DCRB and he is damn good! He needs to go to LA. They have male cheerleaders. You know JJ is a misogynist and that won’t happen here. Too bad. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 8:39 AM, Opine said:

Co-sign it all, but the Malena paragraph should be labeled "Dear CMT:".  I am with you.  Nothing will stop me from watching the show, but the Malena stuff was just hard to listen to.  She said the same thing in EVERY.  SINGLE.  TALKING.  HEAD.  And, the melt downs, oh the melt downs.  It's occasionally interesting viewing the first time someone falls apart.  But after the first one, it was just made me as a viewer feel awkward and uncomfortable.  That just isn't good TV!!!!!

Amen to this. I’m rewatching season 13 today and I have had to fast forward through every Malena meltdown.  It does not get better with repeated viewing...

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On 2/15/2019 at 4:27 PM, EricaShadows said:

With only 9-10 spots that are rumored to be open, it's going to be hellaciously hard for any of the new girls to get on the squad this year unless there's a bloodbath among the vets at Finals and a LOT get cut.  Girls like Hannah (Road-to-DCC girl) will be lucky to make it to Semis, much less Finals.

I can see it being very hard to be a vet.  I wonder if more will choose to retire or will come back and risk getting cut at Finals.  I hope that Kelli actually looks at the Vets and sees who are the best dancers on the squad (thus having the best chance of making it back), the ones who might not be the best dancers but rock it out in other areas which will land them solidly in the middle and the ones who are weak over all.  Most of the ones who come back will be in the first two categories and there are less than five, in my estimation, who fall into the third category but could be considered as part of the second category, albeit the weakest of those girls, which still puts them at risk should they return.  Of those that fall into the third category (or the bottom of the second), they'll likely retire or risk being cut because of the competition. 

I'm still torn on whether I want Victoria to move forward on SYTYCD, but am leaning toward no because she's nowhere near the caliber of dancers they usually take, no matter what she or her mother think of her abilities.  Correct me if I'm wrong, but SYTYCD is one of the very FEW reality shows where dancers come out of it with not only name- and face-recognition in the wider world, but they stand a better chance at booking jobs in the dance world if they so choose due to being on the show and working with the people they do.  That's not the case on most reality shows.  ANTM jumped the shark in that department even as far back as Cycle 3.  I remember reading where Camera "YaYa" DaCosta was auditioning for a job not long after she was on ANTM (she was Cycle 3's runner-up) and she was told that she wouldn't have gotten the job if they'd known she'd been on ANTM.

But if she moves forward onto  SYTYCD she won't be available to audition for DCC. We want that, right? 

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17 minutes ago, TexasBorn said:

But if she moves forward onto  SYTYCD she won't be available to audition for DCC. We want that, right? 

Why do I have the feeling that we will be looking at Meltdown and Mascara:  The Sequel🙄

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16 hours ago, Lona said:

UGH..... I know that was probably a long time ago (90s, right?), but if he were to ever try something even RESEMBLING that with this current group of cheerleaders I would be furious lol.

He bought the team early 1989.  Soon after that, he was going to make the uniform even skimpier than it already is/was, use the girls in beer commercials, etc.  14 of the veterans walked out and 23 rookies had the weekend to decide if they were going to stay.  I seem to remember that there were additional rumors that he was planning on pimping them out around that time.  I don't know how true that part is, but the first part made national news and Jerry Jones was forced to go on television and state that nothing was going to change.

27 minutes ago, TexasBorn said:

But if she moves forward onto  SYTYCD she won't be available to audition for DCC. We want that, right? 

While I would like something to come up that would prevent her from auditioning for DCC, but I also don't want her her to go on this show if she isn't good enough for it (and I don't think she is).  No one would be doing her any favors by accepting her onto SYTCD when there are so many dancers who are more talented, better trained, naturally gifted, etc. who would likely outperform her.  AFAIK, at least for SYTYCD, there are no judges who owe her parents favors or are best friends with either of them so she might actually earn her spot in each round if she gets that far.   

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