Director & Choreographer: Jenny Durbin Smith
The Dallas Cowboys introduced the Rhythm and Blue in 2009, a high-energy hip-hop dance team, break crew and drum corps. Rhythm and Blue brings an innovative, unique and exciting element to the Cowboys legendary game-day entertainment line-up. Audiences have beenentertained by the talented group of men and women upon entering the plazas of AT&T Stadium before each game. After every Cowboys' score during the game, the Rhythm and Blue Dancers & Drumline 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 the direction of Dallas Cowboys Executive Vice President of Brand Management Charlotte Anderson 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 drumline to provide the rhythm and the dance team to provide 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 breakdancing and hip-hop based movement requiring both strong musicality and level of dance ability and are already proving to be a fan favorite. In the short period of time since it’s inception, the high level of performances and choreography has garnered this group attention and prestige. Dance Team Magazine selected the Rhythm and Blue as their cover story for their Premier Issue and Dance Track Magazine featured the group in their Spring/Summer Issue in2013. The group has been showcased at industry events such as World of Dance and The Dallas Hip Hop Fest and has been requested to appear at both charity and corporate appearances in the DFW metroplex, Texas, New Mexico, Las Vegas, Nevada and Panama City, Panama.
Jenny Durbin Smith lends her expertise and award winning choreography as director and choreographer for the team. Durbin Smith has been choreographing for 10 years for teams such as the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, Dallas Desperados Dancers, The Officials, NFL & NBA Pro Cheerleader Conventions 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 Smith uses her extensive hip-hop dance experience and unique coaching style to fashion a unique entertainment concept within the professional sports arena.
The official one-piece uniform of the Rhythm and Blue Dancers was created by Robert Best, acclaimed designer for Barbie, andKelli Finglass. The uniform is a sophisticated long-sleeved unit body garment that glistens in silver and blue. Jenny Durbin Smith and Terra Watson created the official two-piece uniform. The uniforms evoke a stylish and hip Cowboyimage 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. Innovation was the key element kept in mind when conceptualizing the Rhythm & Blue brand of entertainment. “We wanted to think ‘outside of the box’ and bring something that was not only unique to the world of professional sports entertainment but also complimented our existing game-day entertainment elements,” Durbin Smith says of the team. The result is the highly anticipated Rhythm & Blue! The Rhythm & Blue Drumline brings the Rhythm…The Rhythm & Blue Dancers bring the energy and spirit of the Dallas Cowboys’ True Blue Fans!