Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Your 2016 Buffalo Bandettes!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Buffalo Jills Open Workshop

This time of year is both exciting and nerve-racking for young ladies across the nation as NFL cheerleader tryouts are in full swing. In Western NY, the Buffalo Jills tryouts started today with their Open Workshop at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls. One thing for us to look forward to with this is a first look at what vets are thinking about coming back, who our prospective rookies are, and even get to see some alumni who are thinking of coming back as well. In addition, a trio of last year's ambassadors are giving dance a shot. All totaled, we had 6 alumni show up for this workshop in which dancers learned a routine set to 3 different songs. At tryouts in the past, the primary routine that dancers learned was performed to one song. Something learned last year when the public attended tryouts for the 1st time in years was that a whole day of listening to one song can be a bit much for the average fan. This year, renowned choreographer Kelli Wagner devised a routine that works with 3 songs equally well. A part of the reason for this is that, on gamedays, the Jills will be performing sideline routines that are virtually identical to various songs all season long. They might as well learn sooner rather than later.

If you missed the free workshop, and I know a number of vets who are leaning towards returning did, there is another workshop on Thursday the 18th at the Gold's Gym in Williamsville. The fee for this workshop is $10 for ambassadors and $20 for dancers. Full details can be found at
First cuts, the only portion of tryouts open to the public, take place on Saturday at the Conference Center of Niagara Falls at 10am. There is a $5 charge for fans at the door and as for those trying out, please arrive early for check-in and warming up. Details for prospective Jills can be found at

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