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Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Teach Proper Moves for “Thunderstruck” Dance

By meerna Jul11,2024
Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders Teach Proper Moves for “Thunderstruck” Dance

The Dallas Cowboys cheerleaders are thrilled that fans are recreating their iconic “Thunderstruck” dance — but they want to make sure they’re doing it right.

On July 9, Dallas Cowboy cheerleader Jada Mclean “corrected” the correct choreography of a TikTok dance on the organization’s official account. The correction came after the cheerleaders’ routine to the 1990 AC/DC song became a viral TikTok dance challenge.

Mclean said she had heard “rumors circulating on TikTok” about the correct steps in the dance and confirmed that “the ‘Thunder’ choreography doesn’t use the slap slap technique, it uses the slap hair technique.”

TikTok users took the opportunity to learn the dance after it was featured in a Netflix documentary America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys CheerleadersWhile McLean’s TikTok explained one of the moves, some commenters under the video asked for an official tutorial on the “Thunderstruck” dance.

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In the documentary, lead choreographer Judy Trammell shows the cheerleaders the steps to the “Thunderstruck” dance, and rookie candidate Reece Allman calls the routine “the most iconic dance I can think of.”

Madeline Salter — then a third-year candidate on the team — explains that she “knew she wanted to be a DCC the first time she saw ‘Thunderstruck.’”

“It’s powerful,” he continues. “You’re excited and on edge before the game even starts.”

America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.


Mastering the “Thunderstuck” dance is an essential part of being a Dallas Cowboy cheerleader, but squad members must follow strict rules and standards to keep their spot on the squad.

Under DCC rules, team members must attend mandatory two to five evening practices before the start of the NFL season and then are given a set schedule to follow once the season begins.

Potential candidates must also go through a rigorous audition process that includes a dance skills assessment and a football knowledge test.

America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders is now available on Netflix.

By meerna

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