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Dancing for FC Dallas [HD]

Norrelle Dickson
Dancing for FC Dallas [HD]

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“Today is the FC Dallas Dancers dance team auditions,” said Director of FC Dallas Dancers Tamara Jenkins. “We are looking for fantastic girls that have energy, charisma and can dance.”

At the Power House of Dance in Frisco dance team hopefuls are high kicking their way into auditions in hopes of dancing for one of the best soccer teams in the country. Highly decorated choreographer Roger Lee knows how stressful and nerve racking auditions can be.

“I am originally from Dallas but I have resided in Los Angeles for the passed 7 years,” said choreographer Roger Lee. “I have been on tour with Justin Timberlake. I have choreographed for Janet Jackson for her All For You tour and her HBO special which was nominated for an Emmy. I worked with PINK and Gwen Stefani. If you really want to perform and entertain don’t let your nerves get the best of you.”

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Before the dancers could strut their stuff a lot of preparation is being put into getting ready for this audition.

“Attending as many prep classes as they offer,” said dancer Kristen Haulderbaum. “We do a lot of eating healthy and conditioning and we do have to worry about our hair and makeup.”

As the dancers finished their final preparations to impress the judges tension began to build. It was showtime!

“I am looking for the best and the brightest today,” said Jenkins.

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The dancers brought energy and talent to the auditions and after a grueling day it was time to find out who made the team.

“Oh my gosh,” said dancer Crystal Flores. “They’re going to post the winners tomorrow on the FC Dallas website. That just kind of nerve racking so I’m not going to be able to sleep tonight.”

“So we’ll all be like at work checking the website,” said Holderbaum.

And Holderbaum did make the team. It’s an achievement this dancer’s proud of and thankful for. She says without the support of her family none of this is possible.

“When I found out it was more a big wave of excitement not just for me but for my whole family because they’ve been rooting for me for a long time to,” said Holderbaum. “I don’t know how much money they’ve spent on dance practices since the age of five.”

Now that the dance team is finalized Jenkins and her squad can focus on making the FC Dallas Dancers season better then ever.

“The fans are great and I love soccer,” said dancer Rebekah Leonard. “It’s just a great atmosphere. We’re going to have a very successful year.”

These FC Dallas Dancers will showcase their talent all season long at Pizza Hut Park in Frisco.

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This story was reported by: Norrelle Dickson (19 Videos)

Hey Dallas! I am originally from Orange, California and grew up playing softball, soccer, basketball, and track. I also participated in television commercials and movies during my childhood. After graduating high school, I accepted a full scholarship to the University of Oklahoma to play softball for the Sooners. I was an elite scholar athlete all four years at University of Oklahoma. I was a 3 time All-American, 2007 Big 12 Player of the Year, and Academic All-American. I have traveled and played internationally representing the USA in Pan American Games in Hermosillo, Mexico; The Junior Olympics in Nanjing, China and The University Games in Taiā€™nan City, Taiwan. During my time at Oklahoma I completed an internship at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City, and worked as a freelance reporter for the Oklahoma High School Sports Express television show. I also worked as the Sooner Sports Network Softball Color analyst both on the radio and television. I graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications in 2007, and was the 7th pick in the first round of the National Pro-Fast pitch League draft. After two successful seasons with the Akron Racers I returned home to California, where I continued my career in sports broadcasting. I worked in the media department of the WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. I also worked in the sports department at CBS/KCAL 9 in Los Angeles. I have recently found my way to the Dallas area to follow my dream of being a sports reporter. I currently work as the sideline reporter for the Millennium Sports Network, and I am extremely excited to begin work at DFWreporting.com. I Enjoy athletics, travel, entertainment, and adventure! If you have a story idea please feel free to contact me at NDickson@dfwreporting.com. I look forward to hearing from you!

 

6 Responses to “Dancing for FC Dallas [HD]”

  1. kevin shelby Says:

    Excellent Job of reporting! Very polished and insightful. Keep up the good work!!!

  2. JEFF SCHWARTZ Says:

    can’t go wrong with a cheerleader/ dance piece!!
    Those girls work really hard.
    nice job.

  3. TANNER Says:

    Really enjoyed this story. As usual great job by Ms. Dickson. Congrats to the young women that made the squad!

  4. Unknown Says:

    REALLY

  5. ramon Says:

    This cheerleading stuff is serious business. Thanks for sharing

  6. Likaia Demps Says:

    You’re doing a great job Norrelle! See dancing is hard work :)

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