Congratulations to the 40 young ladies who made the 2010 Atlanta Falcons Cheerleaders Thursday night.
There were a lot of very talented and athletic dancers, who were on point during their routines. At the end, the entire group of 72 were brought down to main ballroom.
The team was announced and the ladies who didn’t make the team were thanked and told not to give up by Chato Waters, the Falcons cheer coordinator. They were invited back to tryout again next season.
It was an honor and a pleasure to serve as a judge. Also, the lovely Mrs. Stephanie Blank joined the panel and was so kind.
We had to judge them on physical fitness and appearance, dance/cheer ability and showmanship on a scale of 1 to 5. Let’s just say there weren’t many 3s in the group of 72 on fitness and appearance.
Some struggled with the dance routine, but if they messed up, regrouped and got back on track I didn’t hold it against them.
Some of the young ladies just flat out nailed the routine. Felt like I was on the set of “Fame.”
As for showmanship, they had to look comfortable throughout, make contact and strike a pose at the end.
Now Ms. Waters and her staff is charged with molding theme into unit and let’s just stay that she has some serious talent to work with.