To help out, several Buffalo Jills alumni helped with check-ins, CD and Instructional DVD sales, and clothing sales as well as helping with the many sponsors who were on hand for the workshop.
|Stephanie G (2002) and Mickey (2002-04)|
|Current and past Ambassador Squad Captains|
Laura, Danielle (2006-09), and Keisha (2007-11)
|Gymnastic dynamo Jill ready to return to dancing after last year's injury|
posing with last year's dance rookie of the year Jenny
After the girls started rolling in, we saw a lot of familiar faces, a lot more brand new faces, and a few surprises as well. We also saw a lot of potential rookies who missed the cut last year but aren't giving up and hope to join the rank of some impressive ladies who missed the cut the first time only to make the squad later and have strong careers.
|Myesha, Gina, Emily, Nicole, Jenny, Krystin, and Jami|
|even while stretching, Lindsey smiles for the camera|
|in the foreground, Miranda looking to make the switch to dance|
I joined the dancers in the back of the Fieldhouse where, after the captains led everyone through some stretching exercises, they split off into 2 groups where Kelli, Omarlla, Lisa, and Loren taught one group and Christina, Val, and Emily worked with the other to teach them the routine until they pulled them all back together to iron out any rough spots and show what they learned.
|taking a break, Jenny and Krystin with Kelly in the background|
|I, for one, am happy that Murissa is reconsidering retirement|
|Rita (2008) is rocking it|
|Kelly, Amanda V, and Melissa|
All the pics can be found at http://buffaloprocheerbuffalojills.shutterfly.com/pictures/28974
Coming up next is an Optional Workshop at the Gold's Gym on French Road in Depew. This is for anyone who missed today's workshop or just wants some extra practice and instruction with the captains. It runs from 8:30 til 10:30 and costs $20 for the whole workshop or $10 for info-only and $10 for dance-only. See all the details at http://buffalojills.com/news_story.php?ID=1
Next Sunday, the Bills Fieldhouse will be hosting 1st cuts, open to the public at a cost of $5 per person. The event starts at 1pm and will generally run around 4-5 hours or whenever everyone is done auditioning.