by Jim Fossell

The St. Louis Ambush pro indoor soccer team will have their own dance team for the 2018-19 season. The “Ambush Brigade” will be coached by Tess Boyer (right), a former St. Louis Rams cheerleader who is currently the Director of Spirit Programs and Community Relations for the Missouri Baptist University dance squad. Tess is also a talented performer in her own right, having appeared on Season 6 of The Voice on NBC in 2014.

Preliminary tryouts are scheduled for Wednesday, April 4 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Gold's Gym St. Peter's located at 5230 Highway 94, St Peters, MO 63304 (mandatory for all candidates). The Tryout Fee is $30.

Interviews are Friday, April 6 from 2:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Perez Family Chiropractic located at 2039 S. Old Highway 94 St. Charles, MO 63303

Final auditions are Sunday, April 8, at 2:00 p.m. at the Family Arena in St. Charles.  Doors open to public at 1:00 p.m. The admission fee to watch the tryouts is $10 for ages 13 and older. Admission is free for those 12 and younger.

To register for tryouts, go to or email Ambush Brigade CEO, Dr. Beth Perez at

Boyer is looking forward to kicking off the new dance team. “I am unbelievably excited to be bringing back the Ambush Brigade,” Boyer said. “I look forward to giving St. Louis and the Ambush a professional dance team that the city and fans can rally behind once again. Our roster will consist of elite dancers that are successful in skill, occupation, ambition and community outreach. Get ready St. Louis and Ambush fans, we’re coming soon.”

Perez said, “We are thrilled to finally have our own professional dance team and excited to broaden our Ambush family and be able to reach out to more of the community with help from the squad.”

The Ambush, members of the Major Arena Soccer League, will kick off their 2018-19 season in December, and will play a 24-game schedule with 12 home games at the Family Arena, which will be the team's 6th season. Keep up to date on Ambush news by visiting the team’s website, and following the team on Facebook and Twitter.