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Sporting that Texas star and rocking out in the new Cowboys Stadium, dozens of women auditioned for the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers.

“We are the first all hip hop team in the NFL,” said Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers Director Jenny Durbin. “We are the only one currently and I have a blast with these girls. I’ve enjoyed being the director and choreographer.”

Along with a crew of judges for the auditions, fan votes helped determine the make-up of this season’s Rhythm and Blue squad.

“It was pretty exciting, especially that it was draft day so hearing all the new players and seeing who’s going to be on the Cowboys this year plus having us, the second season as the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers,” said Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers Captain Anna Olvera.

With high hopes and high energy, these dancers, both veterans and newcomers, are thrilled to be part of a groundbreaking tradition. Many of the Rhythm and Blue Dancers were originally members the Arena Football League’s Dallas Desperados Dancers.

“You’ll actually see a lot of familiar faces on the team because the Dallas Desperados before they decided to not continue the AFL season, we ended up getting an opportunity to switch over into the Cowboys,” said Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers Assistant Shannon Telles.

Shannon Telles is now helping out with the team, but her sister Kristen Telles will be sporting the Rhythm and Blue uniform for the first time this year. Both sisters danced for the Desperados together for two years but the younger Telles wasn’t eligible to be a Rhythm and Blue dancer until she turned 21. Making the team is only half the battle Once on the squad, the hard work really begins. The dancers may have made the team, but the pressure is still on.

“A lot of memory and a lot of hard work,” said Durbin. “They are also introduced to their workouts which can be a lot of fun but a lot of hard work as well. It helps bring the team together as far as unity.”

The question remaining is how are these performers different than the established Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders?

“The main difference between the Rhythm and Blue Dancers and the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders is in the dance style,” said Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancer Kristen Telles. “The Rhythm and Blue Dancers are big hip hop and real low to the ground movements.

With a new stadium comes new additions and traditions for the Cowboys and their dedicated fans. Check out who made the team when the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers hit the field this fall at Cowboys Stadium.

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3 Responses to “2010 Dallas Cowboys Rhythm & Blue Dancers [HD]”

  1. GSpice Says:

    Yay, Kimber (K-West) GREAT job on the story!!

  2. Tselane Cormier Says:

    I would like to know when tryouts for the R&B dancers will be held for 2011. I would love to be a part of that.

    Thank you,

    Tselane H. Cormier

  3. Bethany T. Says:

    Being apart of the rhythm and blue dancers is wht i would love to be i really like the cowboys and it would be even better if i got to dance with them. I have always enjoyed watching the dancers and what they had to offer i feel that i would be a great part of the team if given the chance. i would love to know the age you have to be and the date of the auditions.
    – thank you

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