The REAL Stars of the Superbowl
If you're anything like me, 85 percent of every sporting event you watch is spent scoping out the cheerleaders/dancers. It doesn't matter if I'm in the stadium or watching the game on ESPN—I'm looking for high kicks and flashy poms.
With the biggest football game of the year just around the corner, I want to introduce you to the ladies who'll be cheering on their team and pumping up the crowd: the New England Patriots Cheerleaders. Sadly, the New York Giants don't have cheerleaders/dancers. (Whhhaat?!) Word on the street is they feel the dancers would take away from the overall game day experience.
False. Dancers improve everything! At least we think so.
The Patriots Cheerleaders are pretty dang impressive. Not only are they super-fit and stunningly beautiful, but they were recently named the best cheerleading squad in the NFL in 2012 by CNBC's sports business columnist Darren Rovell. Plus, they've got some serious smarts: nearly every dancer has a college degree!
So, who will I be rooting for this Superbowl? The New England Patriots Cheerleaders, of course! Who will you be cheering on?
Think you'd make an awesome Patriots Cheerleader? Show 'em what you've got March 3, at the 2012 auditions.
We've said it before and we'll say it again: New York City Ballet principal Sara Mearns is some SERIOUS #goals. Her strength and power onstage borders on superhuman. But what's extra magical about Mearns is that she really puts in the fitness and cross-training work outside of the rehearsal studio. And she's overcome her fair share of injuries. Which is why she was the perfect source for Vogue's latest ballet fitness story.
Well, this brings class videos to a whole new level! Choreographer Phil Wright and dancer Ashley Liai have been together eight-plus years, but she was still in total shock when he proposed to her mid-dance at Millennium Dance Complex earlier this week. Why? Well, the whole thing was unbelievably perfect.
In the dance industry, dancers don't always have a say in what they wear on their bodies. This can get tricky if you're asked to wear something that compromises your own personal values. So what should you do if you find yourself in this sticky situation? We sat down for a Q&A with "Dancing with the Stars" alumn Ashly Costa to answer that very question. Here's what she had to say about the options dancers have surrounding questionable costumes.