Are you a current, former or prospective professional dancer or cheerleader? Does your team need fresh choreography? Would you like to meet others in the industry or hear about audition opportunities?
Then get ready for the Midwest Pro Dance Workshop in Kansas City, Missouri on Sunday, December 18, 2011!
** Learn choreography from elite alumni and directors
** Representing the NFL, NBA, AFL, MLS, and MLB
** Get tips from the pros on fitness, nutrition, makeup, attire and more
** Network with other performers from the midwest (and beyond!)
** Receive giveaways from sponsors including attire and cosmetics
** Morning (9:00am-12:00pm): $45 Register Now!
** Afternoon (1:00pm-4:00pm): $45 Register Now!
** Full day (9:00am-4:00pm): $79 Register Now!
** Discount: 15% off early bird registration before Dec. 8!
** Groups: Receive one free admission with the enrollment of two full day admissions
** Refund Policy: In the event of cancellation, all fees will be refunded in full as well as discount to attendfuture Going Pro event. If attendee withdraws, 75% of registration fees may be refunded through 3 days prior to the event. Registrations are not refundable within 48 hours prior to the event start time.
** Event Tank Top: $26.50, available in sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large. May purchase online to reserve your size, available in limited sizes at the event.
Our choreographers are top alumni and directors of dance and cheer teams in the NFL, NBA, AFL, MLB and other sports leagues. They will teach 6 sidelines and 2 routines in length of 45-60 seconds, representing all major sports leagues. Read choreographer bios and view photos here!
*Amber Taylor, Kansas City Royals Game Day Entertainment ChoreographerKansas City Comets Galaxy Girls Choreographer, Kansas City Wizards Girl MLSPerformer, Local studio owner. (MORNING ROUTINE)
**Ashley Worrell Mitchell, Author of "Half-time Highlights: A Guide toDancing in the NFL/NBA," Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader, San Antonio Spurs Silver Dancer, Dallas Mavericks Dancer, Kansas City AFL BrigadeGirl, Current director of the Missouri Western State University Dance Team,Former local studio owner . (AFTERNOON ROUTINE)
**Laura Eilers, Director of the arena football Richmond Raiders "Lady Raiders" Dance Team and American Basketball Association Portsmouth Cavaliers Dance Team, NFL Cheerleader for Kansas City and St. Louis, Ms. United States 2011.
**Shannon McKain Oleen, Nationally recognized judge, coach and choreographer, former Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleader, MLS Sporting Kansas City and the Kansas City Comets Dancer.
Featuring experts in the area of fitness, hair, makeup, and interview skills.
**Loree Gentry has been involved in dancing and cheerleading for over 30 years.She began her gymnastics and dance career at the age of 4 and continued her dancing and cheerleading experience through college. Loree was a part of the Northwest Missouri State University's Collegiate Dance team which placed in the top 10 at the National Competition in Dallas, Texas. She has coached various high school cheerleading and dance squads, and has also directed several muscial theater productions. Most recently, Loree was a member of the 2004 and 2005 Kansas City Chiefs Cheerleaders. She was also on the KC Chiefs Cheerleading staff in 2006 and 2007. Her expertise is now in athletic conditioning and public speaking. Loree is currently a high school English teacher and a fitness instructor at 24 Hour Fitness.
**Jami Roth, is a freelance makeup artist who currently freelances for Chanel Cosmetics & Fragrances and Armani this year. Jami began her career with Chanel when she was 19 years old working at Dillard's behind the counter and have been with Chanel now for the past eight years. When she is not freelancing she enjoys doing makeup for weddings, fashion shows, photos shoots, events, dances and so forth. Jami is excited to help you get audition ready!
**Laura Eilers, national sales director of Go Wild! Wear at Angela King Designs, will present on top tips in audition attire and team fashion. Laura has outfitted the Unofficial Cheerleaders of the New York Giants, the Kansas City Command Dancers, and multiple pro cheer and collegiate audition candidates. The company has a 22-year history of creating the best costumes NFL and NBA cheerleading.
**Shannon McKain Oleen is a former NFL Cheerleader, Pryor Leadership Fellow, and 4-H State Council Alumna, she has entertained and educated audiences around the world, receiving several accolades and awards throughout her career.The Kansas City native relates how hard work, the right attitude and passion really will lead you to achieving your dreams. Shannon will provide tips for enhancing our communication skills during auditions.
Stars Unlimited Dance Studio
6602 Royal, Suite D, Pleasant Valley, MO. 64068 - near Liberty, Missouri off of I-35
A liability and image release form is required and will be emailed to you upon registration. Please bring it with you to the event. Participants ages 16-17 must have authorization by a parent or guardian. Download it here.
We would like to thank our sponsors! Meet representatives and receive door prizes from the following companies!
GO WILD! WEAR BY ANGELA KING DESIGNS
Go Wild! Wear by Angela King Designs is your premier source for today's hottest styles in professional cheerleading and dance. Whether you are looking for audition outfits, rehearsal wear, a performance costume, or accessories, AKD's Go Wild! collection includes the most sought after designs in the industry. Select from a wide range of fabrics including solids, sparkle and sequins, and embellish with rhinestones, logowork, embroidery and more. Their unique designs and 20 year history in the pro-cheerleading industry includes major brands in the NFL, NBA, NHL, UFL, and beyond. Service is top notch, with alumni pro cheerleaders representing multiple major markets in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom and other international territories. Don't wait! Now's the time to experience perfection. Visit www.gowildwear.com.
Authored by Ashley Worrell-Mitchell, Going Pro consultant for Kansas City and Omaha, former NFL, NBA and AFL dancer, Half-Time Highlights is a how-to book on pro cheerleading and dance auditions. Participants will have the chance to receive a copy of this book during Going Pro Entertainment 2010-2011 conventions. You can also purchase a copy at conventions, or visit amazon.com.
GOING PRO ENTERTAINMENT
Going Pro Entertainment is the premier resource for professional cheerleading and dance services. Developed by former pro dancers from all United States sports leagues, GPE provides exclusive services in audition coaching, team consulting and choreography, and alumni talent management. GPE events feature choreography and mentorship by Pro Cheer All Stars in multiple cities, including Phoenix, Los Angeles, Reno, Denver, Kansas City, Chicago, St Louis, Omaha, Oklahoma City, Houston, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Minneapolis/St Paul, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington DC, Virginia Beach, Charlotte (NC), Miami, and Orlando. Visit www.goingproentertainment.com or www.procheerallstars.eventbrite.com.
Amber Taylor has been dancing since age 3, and has been teaching dance for the last 14 years. She spent several years teaching for the two largest dance companies in the United States; Universal Dance Association and National Dance Alliance for both High School and Collegiate leveled dancers. In 2002 Amber graduated from William Jewell College with a B.A. in Communication with an emphasis on Public Communication. She also spent 4 years on her College Dance Team ranking in the top 6 in the nation 3 times. Amber also spent time as a Kansas City Wizards Girl (MLS Soccer), choreographer for the Kansas City Comets Galaxy Girls, and was cast as a dancer for Carnival Cruise lines. Besides her background in performance and choreography, Amber has been teaching at the studio level since age 14. She has received several top awards for choreography, and her dancers have ranked with top awards at several competitions including Starquest, Spotlight, Dance Champs, Nexstar, and Stage One. Amber has studied with master instructors including; Mia Michaels, Brian Friedman, Shane Sparks, Tyce Diorio, Jeff Amsdem, Derrick Schraeder, Keri Legrand, Henry LaTang, Marcus Alford, Annie Day, Wade Robson, Charles McKown, Cecelia Marta, Joe Tremaine, Doug Caldwell, Germaine Salsberg and many more. She is well versed in the techniques of tap, jazz, ballet, lyrical, and hip-hop.
Ashley Worrell Mitchell danced for three seasons for the NBA in Dallas and San Antonio. She went on to become an NFL Cheerleader and AFL Dancer in Kansas City. Ashley owned Danceworks Conservatory studio in Kansas City before starting a family in 2009. She is the current director of the Missouri Western State University Dance Team. Among her greatest and most recognizable achievements is the release of her book entitled Half-Time Highlights: A Guide to Dancing in the NBA/NFL. She has been featured on Ultimatecheerleaders.com and Alumnicheerleaders.com for her significant contribution ot the professional cheerleading industry. Ashley serves as a consultant for Going Pro Entertainment in the Kansas City region, stretching to Omaha.
Laura Eilers is the reigning Ms. United States 2011. She spent 6 years as an NFL Cheerleader - 5 years in Kansas City, where she was a captain and choreographer, and 1 year in St. Louis. Laura performed in 7 countries with the Armed Forces Entertainment, cheered at the NFL Hall of Fame Game and represented a special tour for NFL Mexico. She was a 4-year instructor for Universal Dance Association, is the current dance/cheer choreographer for the USA Science Cheerleaders, the University of Richmond, the Richmond Raiders (Professional Indoor Football League) and the Portsmouth Cavaliers (American Basketball Association). She is the national sales manager for Angela King Designs Go Wild! Wear, allowing her to consult countless collegiate and professional dance and cheer teams around the world.
Shannon McKain Oleen is widely recognized as a leading authority in finding passion, creating positive change and reaching personal goals. A former NFL Cheerleader, Pryor Leadership Fellow, and 4-H State Council Alumna, she has entertained and educated audiences around the world, receiving several accolades and awards throughout her career. The Kansas City native relates how hard work, the right attitude and passion really will lead you to acheiving your dreams. A nationally recognized judge, coach and choreographer, Shannon's resume includes cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs, MLS Sporting Kansas City and the Kansas City Comets.
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Going Pro Entertainment
Going Pro Entertainment is the premier resource for professional cheerleading and dance services. Developed by pro dancers from various United States sports leagues, Going Pro provides choreography, training and consulting for performers, with special emphasis on college, semi-pro and professional teams. Instructors and consultants are located nationwide and include elite current and alumni performers, choreographers and directors from the NBA and NFL.
Please Note: Going Pro Entertainment is not directly affiliated with any professional sports league, team, cheerleading or dance squad. Audition candidates are advised to follow proper audition procedures in accordance to the official team website and training program.