Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team is a reality TV project created and released in the USA. The first episode of the series was released in 2006. The release was carried out by Country Music TV. The show films the process of auditioning and gathering the participants together into a cheerleading team called Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team season 12 release date is yet to be announced for the upcoming year.
The cast includes the director of Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders named Kelli McGonagill Finglass and Judy Trammell, the choreographer. The curious fact is that both of them had been ex-DCCs in the 80s. Another member of the cast is Jay Johnson – an ex-sergeant that bears responsibility for the girls’ drills (he also founded Boot Camp Fitness). A great number of young female participants from all over the country get to DCC training camp every year. The squad now consists of 36 members.
The cameras follow how each of the participants makes progress with every new episode filed with trainings and new challenges checking physical and mental possibilities. The main aim is to prepare the team for the performance at the Texas Stadium (1st 2nd seasons).
At first, the applicants are gathered at the AT&T Stadium (earlier it was known as Cowboys Stadium). The girls enter the first audition step titled Cattle Call. Then goes the Cut Down audition with the participation of five persons in it. Then you’ll see the participants interviewed on different subjects. Their abilities are usually put to the test by competitions on uniform fittings, physical fitness, etiquette and number of other things depending on the season.
Those who succeed pass through knowledge tests. The tests are mostly devoted to the history of Dallas Cowboys, to general info on NFL Football, to game rules and regulations, to history of the USA and to current events. You’ll also see how girls are tested by elite dance choreography. They must be capable to grasp and perform various dance combinations. Experts judge the girls according to their appearance, behavior, grace, intelligence, talent and ability to work in a team.
If one of the participant experiences struggles, she’s interviewed in person and given advice on how to correct all her shortcomings in order not to be dismissed from the team. However, the girls sometimes get dismissed. When they fail to perform the mandatory dance correctly, or demonstrate lack of skills and persistence, the squad can be shortened to 36 participants. Sometimes the girls are cut because of religious and family issues.
12th Season Air Date and Renewals
The 11th season release date is the 25th of August 2016. There has been no info on possible releases yet, but the producers of the show will share new as soon as they finish with the castings for the following year.