Sideline Prep Holds Its 9th Annual Pro Cheer Workshop

March 06 13:58 2023
Sideline Prep’s 9th annual cheer workshop had nearly a hundred attendees from across the nation with previous workshops having over 140 attendees Pre-COVID
With attendance topping over 140 dancers over the last decade… Evidence shows that pro-level entertainment is here to stay!

Sideline Prep is a network of current and former professional cheerleaders who work to fully prepare young women for their cheerleading and dance prep classes, auditions, and more.

And with 2023 bringing in year nine of its Annual Pro Cheer & Dance Workshop, close to 100 dancers and cheerleaders alike gathered for a chance to learn from the pros after taking a two-year hiatus because of COVID.  Before the pandemic, the gym was packed even more… topping more than 140 entertainers each year.  All proving that in spite of the controversial publicity of the industry in the last few years, the professional entertainment industry is still thriving and growing!

Choreographers and instructors were all current or former pro cheerleaders, coaches, and/or directors of teams from the NFL, NBA, MASL, TTBL, & many other professionals in the dance industry.

Attendees had the opportunity to learn pro-style routines from the pros, themselves, which is why Sideline Prep’s tagline is  “Learn from the Pros to Go Pro™”.

Attendees also had the opportunity to ask each instructor questions with a Q&A at the end of each session and get information on upcoming auditions.

As an added bonus, dancers had the opportunity to attend day two of the workshop, which featured a mock audition.  This provided an in-person opportunity to get a feel for what a real-life audition may be like… with a twist.  For this audition, each participant also received real-time one-on-one personalized feedback from the pros!  After each mock audition round, each judge provided one-on-one feedback to each candidate.

After each workshop, Sideline Prep provided attendees with the recordings of each dance (from the front to counts, and from the back), so they can go back and practice at any time.

GeNienne Samuels, the President/CEO and Co-Founder of Sideline Prep says “We like to make the workshop an enjoyable learning experience for any aspiring, current, or former pro cheerleaders! Sideline Prep’s goal as a whole is to “help aspiring pro cheerleaders gain the knowledge, style, and glamor to walk into auditions confident, polished, and poised.” We do that by giving ‘PRO-tentials™’ the opportunity to learn from the professionals in the industry while dancing alongside other professionals and PRO-tentials™. Not to mention, they also have the opportunity to receive personalized feedback.  And as an added bonus, we also have giveaways and door prizes to add to the fun.”

Samuels went on to say, “It’s an opportunity to get the “inside scoop” from the pros about upcoming auditions and the pro cheer industry as a whole.”

But don’t just take it from GeNienne, here is what attendees have to say… 

2023 Workshop: “Sideline Prep truly went above and beyond to ensure all participants and dancers felt welcomed and had their space to shine! We had the opportunity to learn an eclectic mix of choreography from seven different teams (Former Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, Baltimore Blast, Washington Wizards, Lady Warriors, Miami Dolphins, and Washington Commanders) and sit for a Q&A. The mock audition was open, honest, and non-judgmental. The judges provided direct feedback and critiques, which was valuable and supportive. We were also taught technique and across-the-floor drills by Miami Dolphins dancer Lizzie. Overall, the experience was very valuable, and I recommend anyone interested in dancing or improving their craft to participate in this opportunity!”

2023 Workshop: “The Sideline Prep Pro Cheer Workshop was a challenging, fun, and invigorating way to experience a multitude of dance styles, choreographers, and the way they teach and prepare for audition season.”

Previous Workshop: “Sideline Prep was a fun and eye-opening experience. I thoroughly enjoyed learning choreography from the pros and networking with other super-friendly aspiring pro dancers. It also helped me gauge areas of personal strength to flaunt as well as areas where I need improvement. Now, I have plenty of resources I can use in pursuit of my dream. I wish there was a Sideline Prep every weekend!”

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