Indianapolis Tornados Cheerleaders Announce New Dance Directors

Indianapolis, IN, December 11, 2016 --( 2017 has fueled a lot of buzz around the Indianapolis Tornados Semi-Pro football organization. The progression of exposure since 2002 for the Indianapolis Tornados Semi-Pro football organization has created a need to expand and restructure within the management level. This is also the case for their cheerleaders, the Syrens Dance Team. In 2011, Kim Roudebush was brought on as Syrens Dance Director and Choreographer. She was also dancing on the team for 4 seasons. In 2014, Jamie Dean was brought onto the Syrens staff to take over as Program Manager and Marketing so Kim could focus solely on the dance portion. This was a great new development in the key success of the Syrens. Since then, the Syrens have gained their own fan base aside from the beloved Indianapolis Tornados and an increased events schedule outside of performing at games. It would be undeniable that the next move would be to bring on new staff to cover choreography and directing the team. "Developing the brand is a key component in the success of our organization and with this comes the need to increase our staff. The amount of work to run the team is a lot for most. I believe finding the right candidate to assist us as Dance Director would be key to our continued growth and success." -Kim Roudebush. As the 2016 season unfolded, Kim and Jamie were on the lookout for fresh new talent to take over this very important role. Initially they searched for one candidate but two cheerleaders stood out during the season. These cheerleaders showed great dance talent, experience in teaching dance, drive for successful performances, positive and encouraging attitudes, and excellent dedication to the organization. Kimberly McDonald and Amy Woodrum were selected as the new Dance Directors starting the 2017 season.

Kimberly McDonald has been dancing since she was 11 years old. She studied many genres of dance such as Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Irish Tap, Hip Hop, and Modern. In her teen years she studied at the Jordan College Acadamy of Dance, Ballet Internationale, and Gregory Hancock Dance Theatre performing in the Nutcracker as well as other productions. Kimberly attended Ohio State University and received a double major in Dance and Exercise Science. She has performed in Branson, MO at the Grand Palace Theatre, on stage with Neal McCoy as well as at the Dino Christmas Spectacular shows. She was also in Beauty and the Beast at Civic Theatre in Indianapolis. Kim says, "I'm so excited to return to my second year not only dancing on the Syrens Dance Team but also as Co-Director. I can't wait to bring my own dance styles out in new and thrilling choreography." When Kimberly is not dancing she enjoys spending time with her husband Steve and her two boys Mason and Kaleb.

Amy Woodrum, a mother of two, has danced her entire life performing and competing all through her school years. Event coordinator by day and dancer by night, having a diverse background in Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Lyrical dance. She began teaching at an early age and is currently the Director of The Groove Garden Dance Academy. received her training at Barb & Company and Jordan Dance Academy. Amy was a pro cheerleader for the Indianapolis Twisters where she performed and participated in promo events. Amy has a been a volunteer coach for the White River Sports cheerleading program. This is Amy's second year with the Indianapolis Syrens. In her free time, Amy loves to travel and spend time with her family. Amy says, "The Indianapolis Syrens program is an important outlet in our great city for past pro and potential pro cheerleaders. We haven't really had that opportunity to continue performing at a pro level before the Syrens Cheerleaders. This program is also a wonderful way to learn what becoming a pro cheerleader is all about before auditioning and commiting for a NFL or NBA level.

"We look forward to the artistic talent, organization, fresh perspective, and professionalism that Amy and Kim M. will bring to the table for the 2017 season. They are already a huge asset to the team and we can't wait to see what they bring to the table this season!" stated Jamie Dean.

The Syrens have just announced their auditions will take place on Saturday January 28th 1pm at the Hamilton County Sports Complex. The Syrens Cheerleaders are looking to add 15-20 new ladies for the 2017 season between the ages of 21-45 with dance backgrounds. Cost is $15.00. For more information on joining this amazing team, click to pre-register online at:
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