Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders

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Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders
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General Information
Team Miami Dolphins
Established 1978
Director Dorie Grogan, Jamie Quadrozzi, Ariana Aubert, Brooke Nix
Members 36
History
  • Dolphins Starbrites (1978–1983)
  • Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders (1983–present)
Website
Official website

The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders is the professional cheerleading squad of the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League. The squad performs a variety of dance moves at the Hard Rock Stadium, the home stadium of the Dolphins. The Dolphins Cheerleaders released an annual swimsuit calendar every year.[1][2][3][4][5] The squad hosts auditions every May.[6] Like most other squads in the league, the MDC also has a youth cheer squad.[7] The squad also makes USO trips.[8][9] Every year, the MDC sends a cheerleader to the Pro Bowl.[10][11][12][13][14][15] The MDC also sends a number of alumni to the Indian Premier League every year.[16]

History[edit]

Dolphins Cheerleaders in 2009 on the USS Vella Gulf

The group's inaugural season was in 1978, but the cheerleading squad was around since the team's inception since 1966. The original squad was known as the Dolphins Dolls, consisting in 125 girls ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. The group performed in the Miami Orange Bowl until 1977. The professional group came around in 1978 under owner Joe Robbie, consisting of 30 ladies. The group was known as the Starbrites under a sponsorship with Starbrite Car Polish until 1983, when the sponsorship ended. The Dolphins made a deal with Burger King to hold a "Name the Cheerleaders" contest, and the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders were ultimately selected. In 1990, founder June Taylor retired and was replaced by Kathy Morton Shashaty, who was a Dolphins cheerleader from 1981–1985. After the Dolphins was purchased by Wayne Huizenga, Heather Phillips was brought in to be the Director of Cheerleaders, while Emily Newton and Trisia Brown were hired to be the squad's coordinator and choreographer, respectively.[17][18]

Notable members[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cheerleaders: Miami Dolphins cheerleaders release new calendar - South Florida". Sun-Sentinel. August 24, 2011. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  2. ^ Dolfan, Hollywood (August 30, 2011). "Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Release 2012 Swimsuit Calendar". The Phinsider. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Swimsuit fashion Show, LIV at Fontainebleau, Miami, Wednesday, August 24, 2011". Dose.clubzone.com. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Miami Dolphins cheerleaders' swimsuit fashion show". The Miami Herald. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  5. ^ Sasha. "Miami Dolphins". Ultimate Cheerleaders. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Auditions". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Youth". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  8. ^ Top Stories (February 13, 2012). "MDC Visits Troops at GTMO". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  9. ^ Top Stories (February 3, 2012). "Cheerleaders Visiting the Troops for Super Bowl". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  10. ^ Top Stories (January 25, 2012). "Tatiana From Hawaii – Day 1". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  11. ^ Top Stories (January 25, 2012). "Ariana From Hawaii – Day 1 and 2". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  12. ^ Top Stories (January 26, 2012). "MDC From Hawaii – Day 3". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  13. ^ Top Stories (January 27, 2012). "MDC from Hawaii – Day 4 and 5". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  14. ^ Top Stories (January 30, 2012). "Ariana from Hawaii – Day 6". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  15. ^ Top Stories (February 1, 2012). "Ariana from Hawaii – Day 7 and 8". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  16. ^ "Six Alumni MDC travel to India for IPL". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. March 27, 2012. Retrieved March 28, 2012. 
  17. ^ "History". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved March 15, 2012. 
  18. ^ a b c d "Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders - Miami Dolphins Starbrites". Footballbabble.com. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  19. ^ RedEye (March 14, 2005). "This 'Idol' finalist has got game". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  20. ^ Miss Florida USA (2007). Retrieved February 8, 2007. Archived February 6, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  21. ^ Top Stories (August 11, 2011). "MDC Alumni, Shannon, Crowned Mrs. United States". Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders. Retrieved July 5, 2012. 
  22. ^ "Dolphins Cheerleaders Perk Up The Amazing Race". Sportsbybrooks. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 
  23. ^ "Brittany's Scrapbook". Miami Dolphins. Retrieved August 5, 2007. 
  24. ^ http://www.miamidolphins.com/newsite/cheerleaders/cheerleaders_scrapbook.asp?cheer_id=116. Retrieved April 11, 2012.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  25. ^ "Lilly Robbins: Miami Dolphins Cheerleader | RightFielders Women in Sports". Sports.rightpundits.com. August 26, 2008. Retrieved July 30, 2012. 

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