Saturday, April 28, 2012

Think and do it Nasty?

Cheer Practice was both a revelation and awesome at the same time this morning. I asked for feedback, and I am grateful to learn I need to think and then do it nasty/dirty. Before you get all hot and bothered, that is in mind only. The nasty part is to simply get myself in the right mindset, get low, get wider, and then do it like I feel it. I have been too nice and conservative with my dancing. I know how to do this (I already to it), and now I need to bring it when I am dancing. We also decided my Solo that I originally planned to do (my Fitness Routine) simply will not work. We are redoing that too. We worked on that this morning, and it will be much better than my Burlesque chair routine. Audrea is the Queen of Sexy, and I do trust her instincts; now I have to work really hard to get it down. Unfortunately, I must have been so consumed with my hour of new stuff, that I literally sucked in open dance!!!! I just hate it when that happens. I was disappointed in myself; I can do much better than that! This super nice gorgeous lady in dance class was so encouraging to me. She told me to forget about all that stuff and simply be myself and work it from the waist up and let the music take over. She was so encouraging and I appreciated her input. Tomorrow is a new day, and I will practice hard this week. Had my hair done this morning (blonde) so it is all set for the interviews and the auditions coming this weekend!!!! Can't wait - so excited.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Cheer Practice last night

Class was terrific as usual at Kitty Carter's Dance Factory last night. We had some awesome young DCC hopefuls in attendance, and Kitty looked gorgeous (she is always full of life). We stretched like rubber bands, killed a spider on the floor, and then we learned new choreography. Kitty pointed out to not wear the "Tightie Whities" when you can see them. Too funny, I asked one of the young more experienced dancers what she recommends for Split training, and she responded "Oh don't worry, just slide down and pop right into the splits, and the adrenalin will take you all the way down." I giggled and thought if I do that, you should call 911 immediately, because this Mama won't be getting back up. Most of us had removed our heavy makeup, loving referred to as stripper eyes, from the mock auditions, and a few brought in their outfits. I just received my new audition outfit from Terra's website. Her outfits are terrific for not only auditions but fitness attire too. I am attaching a sneak preview of my new outfit -- I so love Hot Pink! Kitty talked about the media and how prevalent they will be around audition time. Some of us will be featured on CMT for background stories -- should be fun. I am fully prepared to give my all to the audition process, and it never hurts to be very optimistic about the possibilities. My approach is and always will be "You have already won the minute you hit the stage!"
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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Judges comments - thank goodness!

There is nothing in the world like being judged. Honestly, I mean that in a very good way. We had our mock auditions on Thursday night at Kitty Carter's Dance Factory, and I am SO grateful for the judges honesty and straight forward comments. The judges consisted of elite ex-Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and one incredibly handsome guy. Also, Kitty Carter ran the process, and we love her!!!! The first thing I learned through the process is my outfit (shown in the pic) will not work for the day of auditions. They all agreed. I had no idea about what to choose, so this saved me from possibly not being considered on May 5th because of my outfit. The comments on the outfit ranged from "too matronly, dated, and too much boob." The belt also received the same sort of comments. So I immediately got busy and ordered an incredible outfit from the designer that has taken care of me throughout my fitness career -- Terra Watson of DallasWear Terra's website. She is one of the best in Dallas and knows exactly what is required in order to be successful. Now I will shine on the day of auditions and hopefully the next day too.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Mock Auditions tonight

I went and picked up my audition outfit, and it rocks! I have the absolute best alterations lady in Dallas. Then I went and had my makeup and hair done -- this time with lashes all the way across in lieu of accent on the ends. We are practicing for the big day - May 5th. Excitement is building and so is the tension in that right hamstring. Checkin is at 7:30 and judging begins at 7:50-8:00 p.m. Brings back some very familiar feelings and memories . . . the fitness ladies know what I'm talking about. Oh almost forgot, had my chicken, asparagus, and small bites of sweet potatoes today too. You know - just to trim it up. Cannot be too lean!!!! Gotta have some giggle. Shake those pom poms.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Dance class today with Tracy

Had an incredible time today in dance class. I was so excited and honored that Tracy Kornet of Channel 11 took the time to join me and she actually DANCED with me. I have officially accused her of sand-bagging, because she was very good!!! We interviewed before the class started, and that was also a lot of fun and catching up. Then all the incredible girls showed up (mostly DCC hopefuls), and the fun started. Tracy held her own, and I had "some" good moments. Hard to move around with a mic strapped to you, but it was also a lot of fun. Audrea looked incredibly beautiful as always and was wonderful in front of the cameras. The girls all looked great too. We stretched, did pushups, and rose to situps until we choked. Then the choreography was funky and sexy -- just as sexy as our instructor. I can't wait to see us next week performing for the final cut of the interview and class time. I am having a blast with this incredible journey as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader hopeful!!!
Sharon's website

Friday, April 13, 2012

Auditions getting close!

I had an absolute blast in Kitty Carter's class last night. I arrived early and participated in Miranda's "kick class" which was awesome. We practiced the kick routine that the Cheerleader's kick line does on the field. This is not easy! Lots of stretching and even more cardio power required. In Kitty's class, we had a special guest that demonstrated makeup for audition purposes and everyday life. He did an incredible job. We had a lot of new faces too -- more DCC hopefuls. I actually had a very good night last night - there until almost midnight. The choreography is coming a bit more easy for some reason, and I am delighted with that. An important note is next Thursday are the Mock Auditions -- WooHoo we will be judged, sliced, and diced most likely.

Saturday morning, I'll start very early with a makeup and hair appointment, because we'll be filming again in Audrea's class. I heard through the grapevine that Tracy will be taking the class with me. Sounds like a lot of fun to me -- have to forget about the cameras.
Sharon's website

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Turn Baby Turn

That's precisely what I was trying to do yesterday -- Turn Baby Turn! Audrea had us practice our turns and kicks. Guess What? I get a little dizzy -- nothing to do with the blond hair. We had our private session prior to open dance, and that was a lot of fun. I performed my Free Style numerous times to various music, and Audrea was pleased. Now I have an opening pose and a very cute sexy ending pose too. We STRETCHED!!! And then we stretched again -- upside down no less -- literally. My right hamstring is talking to me, but according to the professional dancers in class, this is not unusual. One girl commented that her entire time as a Rangerette, she hurt. I'll practice more this week -- my family is so pumped about this and I am so proud.
Sharon's Journey

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

What's in the middle?

Ms Fitness Magazine - 2011 edition -- featuring incredible women over 40!!
Article written by the incredible Linda Mitchell
Saturday's dance class was awesome as always with Andrea Cowan, my incredible coach. I realized something about my learning ability. It seems with the fast choreography, I retain the beginning of the routine and the ending. Weird - what's in the middle? For some reason, I seem to go blank in the middle and I finish like a Champ. If anyone knows how to overcome this, please let me know. It will not be a stumbling block! I will get through this portion of the auditions. Good news is today I Rocked my Free Style Routine at 24 Hour Fitness!!
Journey to DCC