SYRENS DANCE TEAM
The Syrens have become a staple in Indianapolis since established in 2002. They have been known as the semi-pro stepping stone program prepping ladies for pro level cheerleader auditions. However, they are also known for their passion for philathrophy. The Syrens have participated in several amazing events such as: Frost Yourself for MS Gala, The Cure Starts Now Gala, Sam Schmidt-Conquer Paralysis Now Event, Carnival for a Cure, and the Indiana Heart Walk.
"The expectation of each Syren is no different than that of a pro level cheerleader. We expect those that audition to have a solid dance/cheer background, be highly dedicated to our organization, and be a great role model for the community of Indianapolis. "-Kim Roudebush, Co-Owner.
"We don't just build a team and stepping stone to the pros....we build a Sisterhood! Come out and see us perform!"-Jamie Dean, Co-Owner.
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BUILD YOUR RESUME' WITH US!
Sadee (photo left), danced with the Syrens Dance team for one season. There she met former Colts cheerleaders, like Dorene, Jackie, and Carrie, and learned what it would take to move up to the next level. We are proud of her accomplishment! Will you be next? Build your resume' and learn from some of the best in the business. Sometimes it is not just what you know but who you know....to audition for the Syrens email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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2017 AUDITION ANNOUNCEMENT
PRESS RELEASE 4/22/15: Syrens wow Cincinnati, Vegas Style.
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(Cincinnati,OH) As a general rule, "What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas!" But that rule doesn't apply to the Horseshoe Casino in Cincinnati, Ohio where the Indianapolis Tornado Syrens dance team traveled down I-74 to participate in a special Vegas-style charity fundraising event on April 18th, 2015. Each year the "Once in a Lifetime Gala" is touted as one of Cincinnati's most unique and enjoyable galas and this year was no different. The Syrens performed musical numbers dressed as Vegas showgirls complete with an Elvis impersonator. Proceeds benefited cancer research to find the homerun cure for all cancers through The Cure Starts Now Foundation. The event was expected to raise over $400,000.
The Cure Starts Now is a special charity to Syrens dance director, Kim Roudebush. On April 10th, Kim and her family suffered the loss of their relative and personal hero, Lauren Hill. Lauren, a 19-year old basketball player at Mount St. Joseph in Cincinnati, was diagnosed with DIPG on November 20th, 2013. She became a national inspiration with her unyielding spirit to fight against her deadly illness. During her life, Lauren raised over $1.5 million for The Cure Starts Now Foundation. She hoped to attend the Gala on April 18th and announce her new goal of raising $2.2 million.
While Lauren wasn't able to attend the Gala, her legacy and mission survive. The Cure starts now foundation started Club 22, a tribute to Lauren's number 22 on her basketball uniform. Contributors to the Club are encouraged to donate $22 or more. Due to Lauren's death, The Cure Starts Now unveiled the campaign early and raised tens of thousands of dollars with Gold Star Chili matching the first $22,000 in donations. ESPN's Dick Vitale has pledged to make a $250,000 Lauren Hill Pediatric Research Grant at his namesake gala which will be held next month.
The Cure Starts Now Foundation is accepting donations on their website or contributors can mail a check payable to "The Cure Starts Now" and mail it to 10280 Chester Rd; Cincinnati, OH 45215. 100% of all donations (after credit card processing fees if applicable) go directly to DIPG research. The Hill family will receive an acknowledgement of the donation.
The Syrens will raise additional funds for The Cure Starts Now with the help of the Indianapolis Tornados minor league football team on May 16th, 2015 when the Tornados open their 2015 home schedule against the Kentucky Xtreme. "By the grace of our sponsors, the Tornados organization will be able to donate all of the ticket proceeds and donations collected at the gate that night" General manager Grant Cameron proudly stated. "It is important to our organization to be actively involved in helping this cause. We want to pack the stands so we can write a large check at the end of the night".
At halftime of the football game, the Tornados organization will honor the memory of Lauren Hill with a special presentation and special guests. Kick off is at 6:00 pm and the game will be played at Arsenal Tech H.S., 1500 E. Michigan St., in Indianapolis.
"It was important that we do this for the charity, for Lauren's memory, and to support Kim(Roudebush)", added Grant Cameron. "Kim has become like family to us and she is so critical to our organization".
For now, Kim treasures her Vegas style memories of a night dedicated to her fallen loved one. "The Syrens were beautiful in their costumes and lit up the room in support of finding a homerun cure for cancer! We are still beaming and honored to be able to be a part of an amazing event!" Kim humbly recalled. "The Syrens did an outstanding job! Dancing in full showgirl costume and behind Elvis is one for the bucket list!"
So while stories from Vegas should stay in Vegas, this heartwarming tale was too good not to share.
PRESS RELEASE 5/22/14: Tornados Syrens bare their hearts
(INDIANAPOLIS)-- On May 17th, 2014, members of the Indianapolis Tornados Syrens participated in the American Heart Association's 29th annual Indianapolis Heart of Gold Ball at JW Marriott where they assisted with the VIP red carpet and showcasing auctioned items. The Syrens have been involved in various promotions and events for the American Heart Association over the past three years including the association's annual Indiana Heart Walk where the Syrens perform and lead a warm up for participants.
"We want to help promote healthy living and assist where we can", said Kim Roudebush, Indianapolis Tornados Syrens Director. "The Indiana Heart Association is lead by the most caring, hard working, and organized team of individuals. We work with them as often as we can."
In the past five years, the American Heart Association has funded 77 studies at six Indiana institutions at a cost over $8.7 million including 50 studies at Indiana University investing almost $5 million. Through research and education they are making lifesaving advances. This year's Gold Ball event featured Eli Lilly CEO John C. Lechleiter, a former heart surgery patient.
"Like the Indiana Heart Association, every day we are working to make Indiana a healthier community and more aware of their resources." Roudebush adds, "Indianapolis is a strong community full of many unsung daily heros from our service men and women to our charitable organizations."