Philadelphia Soulmates Finals

The 360 Club at the Parx Casino in Bensalem was the place to be when the Philadelphia Soulmates held their Final Auditions last month.

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Former Soulmates Kat and Gabby with former Soulmate Director and Eagles Pro Bowl Cheerleader Marla Viturello

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Retiring Soulmates Rebecca and Danielle

Look for the new squad on the field some time in the spring.

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Orlando Predators Announce 2015 Prowlers Dance Team Auditions

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The Orlando Predators will hold auditions for the 2015 Prowlers Dance Team at 12:00 noon on Sunday, January 4th at Gold’s Gym in Dr. Phillips, located at 7733 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819. Previous experience is not required and anyone who has interest in becoming a professional dancer or cheerleader is encouraged to attend.The Prowlers Dance Team performs at all 2015 Orlando Predators home games and routinely makes community appearances for the franchise throughout the year.

The cost of auditioning is $20 cash at the door. During the audition, dancers will be taught various routines and will then recite them in front of judges. Those dancers selected to advance will be invited back for interviews and final auditions. Prowlers Dancers must be 18 years or older.

Prior to auditions, the Orlando Predators will hold three pre-audition classes to give all potential dancers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the dance style of the Prowlers. The first pre-audition class will take place on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 7:30pm at the ME Dance School, located at 1300 La Quinta Drive, Orlando FL 32809.

The first pre-audition class will be conducted by Chris Peterson of ME Dance School. Following the class, there will be a question and answer session with Prowlers Dance Director Nina Oh, beginning at 9:00pm. The cost of each pre-audition class is $15 cash at the door.

A second pre-audition class will be held on Wednesday, December 17th at Ignyte Dance Studio, located at 2244 Boggy Creek Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34744. The third pre-audition class will take place on Sunday, December 21st at Gold’s Gym (Dr. Phillips), located at 7733 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819. Further details on the second and third pre-audition classes will be released closer to the dates of the classes.

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New Orleans VooDoo Announce VooDoo Doll Directors, Trainers for 2015

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The New Orleans VooDoo have selected Bridget Cordes and Brittany Warden to lead the New Orleans VooDoo Dolls, the franchise’s official dance team, for the 2015 season.

In addition to Doll Directors, the VooDoo have also reached a partnership with The Duke Academy to provide weekly fitness and wellness training for the Dolls for the upcoming season.

“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Bridget and Brittany into the role of VooDoo Doll Directors,” said VooDoo General Manager Brandon Rizzuto. “Both have a passion for dance and the VooDoo Dolls that is contagious, a high-level of energy that is unmatched, and a work ethic that is tireless. I am positive that they will put together a VooDoo Doll team that will mirror their own traits and represent our organization with the utmost integrity.”

Cordes, a former New Orleans VooDoo Doll and New Orleans Honeybee, brings more than 10 years of dance experience to the franchise. Cordes was a VooDoo Doll from 2004-08, and was the first VooDoo Doll chosen by the Arena Football League to represent the New Orleans VooDoo as a member of the “Dream Team” in ArenaBowl XVIII. In addition to her selection, she was also the co-choreographer for the ArenaBowl XVIII half-time performance.

Cordes brings an immense amount of dance and cheer knowledge to the VooDoo Dolls. Throughout her career, Cordes has been a dance member and fitness leader on the television production: “Get Fit With Leslie,” a Louisiana Tumble-N-Cheer Academy assistant coach, and a dance instructor at Lydia Spreens’ Dance Dimensions. Cordes has also been a scholarship recipient to the Professional Dance Teachers Association Convention, a cast member of the Moscow State Ballet Production of the Nutcracker, and a cast member in the filming of Disney’s Wild Animal Kingdom TV special.

Cordes currently owns and operates her own bridal hair and makeup company, Bella Bride.

“It is an honor for me to have this opportunity to help lead the VooDoo Dolls, which is where my professional dance career began,” said Cordes. “My passion is dance and I am looking forward to raising the bar for the Dolls. I am also very excited about working alongside Brittany, and our upcoming tryouts.”

Warden, a three-year VooDoo Doll veteran and captain, brings not only experience, but also leadership to the VooDoo Dolls. The vibrant red-head first became a VooDoo Doll in 2011, and was named captain in 2013. She also represented the New Orleans VooDoo as a member of the Arena Football League “Dream Team” in 2013 at ArenaBowl XXVI. Warden enters her fourth year as a dancer and first year as a director alongside Cordes.

“Being a VooDoo Doll has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life, and to continue this awesome journey with the organization is dear to me,” said Warden. “I know that with Bridget, the sky really is the limit for us as dancers, role models and people. I cannot wait to begin our season.”

Warden is a sixth and seventh grade math teacher at Riverdale Middle School in Jefferson Parish. She also spent five years as a sign language interpreter for the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Warden also works for the Just Keep Living Foundation that is dedicated to empowering high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices. Through this foundation, Warden is the cheerleading coach at the New Orleans Charter Science and Mathematics High School.

In addition to new directors, the VooDoo Dolls will also be under the fitness instruction of The Duke Academy for the upcoming season. Owners Duke and Michelle Rousse will instruct weekly fitness and well-being classes for the Dolls, promoting healthy lifestyles for those chosen to the 2015 team. The Duke Academy is one of the nation’s premier athletic training institutions that has been training professional, collegiate and prep athletes for over 11 years.

“Health and fitness has always been a passion of mine. Making others feel physically and mentally stronger and finding beauty in their strength is what I strive for,” said Michelle Rousse. “I am excited to get the opportunity to share my passion with the VooDoo Dolls this year and look forward to helping each one of them achieve their goals.”

Photo of the Day – November 25

An Orlando Predators Prowler

Photo of the Day – November 20

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Lora at Philadelphia Soulmates Finals on Tuesday night.

Congrats 2015 Philadelphia Soulmates

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Congratulations to the 2015 Philadelphia Soulmates who were made their first public appearance at Parx Casino last night.

Photo of the Day – November 19

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Rebecca and Maurisa the Philadelphia Soulmates Finals last night at Parx Casino. Jewelry courtesy of Bernie Robbins Jewelers.

Photo of the Day – November 17

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A member of the Jacksonville Sharks Attack Dance Team

Spokane Shock Rockstar Dance Team Tryouts

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Philadelphia Soulmates Open Call

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Auditions for the 2015 Philadelphia Soulmats took place earlier this month at the Soul Practice Facility in South Jersey.

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Soul to Host Soulmates Finals at Parx Casino

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The Philadelphia Soul will hold the final round of Soulmates auditions on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at Parx Casino, located at 2999 Street Road in Bensalem, PA. The finals will be open to the public and begin at 7pm, following a Soul Connect event, which will be held from 6-7pm. Soulmates Coach & Choreographer, Michelle Spaventa, along with a star-studded judging panel will determine the final 2015 Soulmates roster. Judges include- Soul Assistant Coach Phil Bogle, current Eagles player Bennie Logan, former Eagles player Hollis Thomas, radio personality Harry Mayes and 2013 Sexy Singles and former LFL player, Angie Perfetto.

“We see a great deal of potential in this group of girls,” said choreographer, Michelle Spaventa. “They have worked hard throughout the audition, Boot Camp and the interview processes and I could not be more excited to see who makes it to the final roster.”

A Second Chance To Try Out For The Philadelphia Soulmates – November 15

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Photo of the Day – November 3

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Former Philadelphia Wings Angels Elisa and Francesca at Soulmate Auditions on Saturday. They are both headed to bootcamp.

Philadelphia Soulmates: Beginnings & Endings

From Saturday’s Soulmates Open Call Auditions:

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The last day for the 2014 Philadelphia Soulmates

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And the Boot Camp Invitees for the 2015 squad.

Philadephia Soulmates Auditions Are This Saturday

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