Who will get a coveted spot on the world’s most iconic cheerleading squad? Find out on the 10th anniversary season of the hit reality series…Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making The Team Thursdays 10 pm ET/PT on CMT

Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders director Kelli Finglass and head choreographer Judy Trammell are looking for the next group of women to represent the nation’s most beloved squad and they talk about it with Ric. The battle to the top won’t be easy!

There are 26 new Training Camp Candidates vying for 16 spots and the competition is fierce. Meet the amazing young women that are trying out; from a former member of the USA Gymnastics squad to a girl that has a patent for a spinal insert to a national dance champion. Others have overcome all kinds of adversity to position themselves to become part of America’s Sweethearts. For the first time, we see how the Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders add routines to their repertoire. Plus, fitness expert Jay Johnson is back and pushes the girls to their limits to get a base line reading of their fitness levels. And on the first night of rehearsals Melissa Rycroft comes upon a new girl crying uncontrollably because she is disappointed in herself. Melissa comforts and consoles her.

As director of the world famous Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Kelli Finglass has earned a reputation as a distinguished leader and trend setter in the NFL. Finglass proudly wore the star-spangled uniform for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders from 1984 to 1989. She made her initial mark on DCC history by becoming the only cheerleader to be invited back by director, Suzanne Mitchell, for her fifth season with the Cowboys without having to go through the customary audition process.

Judy Trammell is choreographer of the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders. Trammell brought to the cheerleaders 16 years of dance experience with most dedicated training in the areas of jazz, tap, drill team and pompom. Also of great significance is the expertise she gained as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader for four years, three of which she acted as show group member and group leader.


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