, when the Rattlers take on the PITTSBURGH POWER. The Sidewinders will host a dance clinic during the day for ages 6-18 where they learn dance routines, meet the Sidewinders and the mascot, Stryker and get autographs and pictures with the team. The participants return at night for the game to watch the Sidewinders perform a pre-game routine before kickoff. The participants watch intently as the Sidewinders run out of the tunnel through the fire and start performing.
During the 2nd quarter, the nerves start to build as the girls head to the Suns’ Practice Court to prepare for halftime. After a couple of rehearsals with the music, the girls make their way on to the field. The Sidewinders are not only great dancers, but they are great with kids and they all look forward to the Clinic and performing with the junior dancers at halftime.
The halftime show lasts about 5 minutes and includes dances from groups divided by age, a dance by the Sidewinders, a cameo from Stryker and a big production number with all age groups dancing together. The crowd loves seeing the girls perform and they are always impressed to see how well the girls remember their routines. “It’s my favorite game of the year because I get to be a Sidewinders Cheerleader” says Skylar, an 8 year old Sidewinder in training.
The Dance Clinic participants pay $50 for the event which includes a game ticket, Sidewinders Tank Top, Sidewinders Autograph Card and a DVD with their halftime performance and clinic footage. Walk-up registration is $70 and additional tickets are available. Visit the Rattlers website for more information and to pre-register today! AZRATTLERS.COM
The Sidewinders were voted “AFL’s Best Dance Team” in 2011 and had the opportunity to perform at the Arena Bowl in Phoenix last August. The team is made up of 18 talented ladies that are full-time students or employed full-time and find time to rehearse 6 hours a week. In addition to rehearsals, the Sidewinders perform at all home games and do charity appearances throughout the valley. For more information, or to book the Sidewinders for your next event, contact: email@example.com