Kelli Finglass, the DCC director, has a mandate to have a squad of 36, making this a super competitive year. New to the mix of judges this year are two celebrities -- former DCC and Dancing with the Stars winner Melissa Rycroft and platinum-selling country music recording artist Neil McCoy. With 55 high caliber new girls making it to finals, it's intimidating for the 30 veterans as they must fight to keep their place on the team. Unfortunately for a few vets, it's the end of the line. For the super talented 43 who make training camp, the exhilaration is short lived as the reality of the most demanding dance audition in professional sports becomes real. Season nine brings everything you love -- girls reaching for their dreams and the emotional, drama-ridden journey to make them come true. The payoff is becoming part of the best team in the business -- the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders.
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Staying Strong 13x11
Michael Jackson dancer, Marcea Lane, comes to town to shake things up. The candidates learn how to rejuvenate. The swimsuit calendar covers are revealed at a special event.
The Next Level 13x10
Candidates take their publicity photo. Being photogenic is a must. Kelli puts the ladies through media training.
Field of Fears 13x09
Candidates hit the football field for the first time as Judy teaches them the DCC entrance. If a candidate can't pick it up quickly, she will be cut.
Here Comes Kitty 13x08
Kitty comes to a rehearsal and stirs thing up; the new candidates bond, then are judged as they perform at a mock appearance; Travis Wall comes to town.
Big Time Dance 13x07
Nick Florez, choreographer for Katy Perry, Pink and the Super Bowl, comes to rehearsal; Kelli and Judy must pick the best of the best for "Show Group"; Katie Schaar attempts to prevent injuries.
Jump Split Reckoning 13x06
First, the ladies learn the famed kickline and the scary jump splits. Then, they must pass Jay's boot camp fitness test or be called out. Finally, a dream comes true as the new ladies try on the legendary uniform.
Getting The DCC Look 13x05
The ladies learn to look and dance like a DCC.
Success Is Such Hard Work 13x04
The returning veterans go to the Bahamas to compete to be the calendar cover girl. Then Training Camp begins for all.
Leave It All On The Dance Floor 13x03
Twenty three vets join 50 new candidates at the finals for a place in training camp.
Field of Dreams 13x02
125 ladies try to conquer a DCC dance routine and the kickline to advance to Finals.