Director & Choreographer: Jenny Durbin Smith
The Dallas Cowboys are pleased to introduce an innovative, unique and exciting new element to their legendary game-day entertainment line-up. The Dallas Cowboys' Rhythm and Blue Dancers, a high-energy hip-hop dance team, will bring a new level of enthusiasm and entertainment value to the entire game-day experience for the ever-faithful Dallas Cowboys fans. Audiences will be entertained by the talented group of women upon entering the plazas of AT&T Stadium before each game. After every Cowboys score during the game, the Rhythm and Blue dancers will dazzle fans with thunderous celebration dance performances from their elevated placement on platforms in the west end zone. The Rhythm and Blue Dancers presented by Miller Lite were conceptualized under Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President of Brand Management Charlotte Anderson and Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders Director Kelli Finglass and is the first of its kind in the National Football League.
The Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue is a two-part entertainment entity consisting of a percussion troop and drum line to provide the rhythm and the dance team providing the spirit of Dallas Cowboys' true blue. The performances are electrifying with their unique blend of cutting edge music and drum cadences. The dance teams' dynamic routines feature power pom and hip-hop based movement requiring both strong musicality and level of dance ability and are already proving to be a fan favorite at the Dallas Cowboys Draft Day and Training Camp Kick-Off Celebrations. Since the short time of their inception, the dance team has been requested to appear at both charity and corporate appearances in the DFW metroplex, Texas, New Mexico and Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jenny Durbin lends her expertise and award winning choreography as director and choreographer for the team. Durbin has been choreographing for 10 years for teams such as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, Dallas Desperados Dancers, The "Groovement Crew" and numerous college, high school and studio competition teams. She has also lent her skills to several national television commercials, television shows, touring stage shows and promotions such as 'America's Got Talent', Mary Kay, Hasbro, MTV's 'TRL,' Harrah's Casinos and Monday Night Football. Durbin plans to use her extensive hip-hop dance experience and unique coaching style to influence the style of the innovative Rhythm and Blue Dancers.
The 23 young women selected to lead the inaugural season of the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue are no strangers to the excellence and quality of the Dallas Cowboys dance programs as they are the former members of the nationally-acclaimed Dallas Desperados Dancers. "Each one of the Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue Dancers possesses the talent, intelligence, poise and beauty we were looking for to represent the team and they will serve as excellent ambassadors for the organization and role models within our community," Durbin says of the team. The team consists of Ivy-League graduates, sales professionals, lawyers, professional dancers and instructors and students.
The official uniform of the Rhythm and Blue Dancers was created by Robert Best, acclaimed designer for Barbie, and Kelli Finglass. The uniform is a sophisticated long-sleeved unit body garment that glistens in silver and blue. The uniform evokes a stylish and hip Cowboy image while keeping the tradition and excellence of America's Team.
The Dallas Cowboys are long-heralded for their innovation, prestige and merit in game day entertainment and were challenged with providing more entertainment to cover every area of the new AT&T Stadium ... the result is your much anticipated Dallas Cowboys Rhythm and Blue!