It's the start of the fifth week of training camp, and there are 43 women left for 36 spots on the final roster. Only two cuts have been made so far, and it's not going to get any easier for Kelli Finglass and Judy Trammell to pick out who should go. It will come down to the smallest details.
The training camp candidates will be put through a test of everything they've learned in training camp thus far. A random song will play and they will have to perform the corresponding dance to it without any warning – and perform it perfectly. This really shows who is game-day ready and could be put on the field tomorrow.
The rookie candidates have their first appearance, and it's at a senior center. It will be a test because it's their first time performing without any of the veterans alongside them. They have to adapt and change choreography to fit in the small performance space. Kelli and Judy will be looking to see who can quickly adjust to change, as well as who can interact well with people at appearances.
The visit to the senior center gives the rookie candidates the opportunity to see the power that can come with being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader, and the impact that it can make on someone. They have the ability to lift spirits and change lives.
Kelli and Judy take the girls on a team-building adventure throughout the DFW area. They go to Reunion Tower in downtown Dallas to learn more about their city. Continuing the tour, they go to Billy Bob's Texas in Fort Worth, the world's largest honky tonk, where they learn a country line dance. And rounding out the tour they stop at the historic Stock Yards where they learn how to use the bull whip. Kelli is literally cracking the whip when it comes to training camp!
The famous Kitty Carter joins training camp on a cut night to help Kelli and Judy make some tough decisions. One of Kitty's students and a DCC judge, Nick Florez, joins as well. He is a very accomplished choreographer, having choregraphed for Pink and Katy Perry, and performed with Britney Spears and Janet Jackson. Nick teaches the girls a dance, watches their sideline routines and shares valuable feedback.
At the end of the week, it's a cut night, and it by far is the most emotional and heartbreaking cut of training camp so far.
Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team airs Thursday nights at 10/9c on CMT.