I looked up their payment and it's shocking. They're paid nothing for rehearsals and $50.00 for performance at games?? The Dallas cheerleaders get appearances and tv roles, and so forth beyond what the team pays--but I doubt that's all of them, and I doubt it's that much money. And it still is completely beyond belief that there's next to no pay for what looks like a very demanding job. Maybe the hours aren't full-time-- but obviously they're expected to do a lot of rehearsal on their on time-- plus general keeping in shape, taking dance classes, travelling to games, etc. Dancers do work for ridiculously low wages in the US, but for a professional company in an organization with so much profit... it's unheard of and, frankly, insulting.
I definitely won't look at the show in quite the same way. Lots of pageantry and glitz with a bit of slave labor thrown in. No wonder most of them have full-time jobs and rehearsals are at night.