Local Women Named to Cheer for Golden State Warriors

by Glenn Wohltmann
San Ramon News Express

Two Danville women have made the cut to become Warrior Girls again.

Last year’s team Captain, Casey Grimes, a five-year veteran of the team, and two-year Warrior Girl Amira Mourad, are on the team again.

Two Livermore women also made the final list of those who’ll be cheering for the Golden State Warriors at the Oakland Colosseum for the 2013-14 season. Patrisha Yabes and Leah Medeiros, both two-year veterans, made the team.

Monte Vista grad Mourad has trained in several forms of dance and spent two years on the Phoenix Suns dance team. Last year, Mourad and six other dancers went to Wuhan, China to perform at a car show for one of the sponsors of the NBA.

Casey Grimes, the captain of the 2012-13 Warrior Girls, the cheer team for the Golden State Warriors, has made the cut and will be on the team again for the upcoming season.

Casey Grimes, the captain of the 2012-13 Warrior Girls, the cheer team for the Golden State Warriors, has made the cut and will be on the team again for the upcoming season.

Grimes, a 2008 graduate of Monte Vista High School, has been dancing since she was two years old. She was among was six Warrior Girls who went to Japan in 2010 to take part in the Final Four of the Japanese Professional Basketball League.

There, the young woman also put on dance clinics for local children and some adults as well as preforming at each of the four games.

Even though all four local women have been on the team, they all have to try out every year, according to Warriors Spokesman Massimo Degaudenzi.

While Grimes was captain for the 2012-13 season, Degaudenzi said it’s too soon to tell if she’ll be selected again.

Third year Warrior Girl Amira Mourad will be on the cheer team for the Golden State Warriors, again for the upcoming season.

Third year Warrior Girl Amira Mourad will be on the cheer team for the Golden State Warriors, again for the upcoming season.

“The Warriors dance team director, Sabrina Ellison, decides which girls are the captains of the team,” he said. “She announces this in September during Warrior Girls training camp.”

The Warrior Girls hold practices at ClubSport in San Ramon.

Going for Warrior Girl Glory

By Evan Borders

Hundreds of women in colorful attire came to Oakland over the weekend looking for a coveted spot on The Warrior Girls squad, the official dance team of the Golden State Warriors.

These preliminary auditions for the 2013-14 team were held on Saturday, July 20th at the Warriors Practice Facility in downtown Oakland. The audition process will take place over several days, with finalists selected from the preliminary auditions attending an interview, boot camp and final auditions on July 26th at the Warriors Practice Facility.

Judges at the auditions were on the lookout for technical, talented dancers and performers with a positive, energetic personalities.

For more information and to see the ladies for yourself, check out our video and slideshow.

[WG Gallery]

[WG Audition Video]

Warrior Girls Alumni Night

The Warrior Girls, the official dance team of the Golden State Warriors, hosted their first-ever alumni night during the team’s game against the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. Eighty former Warrior Girls, including members of the original 1985 dance team, joined the 18 current dancers for a pre-game gathering and special halftime routine. This choreographed routine featured alumni from each individual era performing to their music from the ‘80s, ‘90s, and ‘00s, with all 98 Warrior Girls joining together to conclude the performance. (Photo Credits: Jack Arent/NBA Entertainment)

Eighty Warrior Girls alumni, including seven members of the original Warrior Girls dance team in 1985, celebrated the dance team’s 28 season with the Warriors Girls Alumni Weekend and halftime performance

At halftime, all 98 current and former Warrior Girls assembled on court to dance to Jennifer Lopez’s “Let’s Get Loud”

After an original performance from the current Warrior Girls, dance team alumni since 2000 took the court to dance to Beyonce’s Crazy in Love, followed by WG’s from the 1990’s dancing to MC Hammer’s Can’t Touch This and the original Warrior Girls dancing to Michael Jackson’s P.Y.T.

As a finale, all 98 Warrior Girls united to perform Beyonce’s Run The World

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Golden State Warrior Girls at Bollywood Night

On Monday, March 11 The Warrior Girls dance team participated in the Golden State Warriors’ 3rd annual Bollywood Night presented by Adobe. The Warrior Girls dressed in traditional Indian attire and performed a Bollywood-style dance in the first quarter as the Warriors faced the New York Knicks.

Each color that the Warrior Girls wore Monday night has a significant meaning in Indian culture.

· The color red represents beauty, purity, love and fertility
· Blue is the national color of sport
· Green signifies hope, virtue and new beginnings
· Gold is a symbol of wealth, good health and power

This is the second time this season the Warrior Girls have celebrated the cultural diversity in the Bay Area through both their dance routine and attire. On February 12 against the Houston Rockets, the Warrior Girls wore traditional Chinese dress to celebrate the Chinese New Year and the team’s Asian Heritage Night festivities, presented by Cache Creek.

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SI.com: NBA

Sports Illustrated has posted a collection of NBA dance team photos from the last week. The gallery includes teams from the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies, Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Orlando Magic, and Dallas Mavericks. Click here to check it out!

NBA Dance Team Action!

CBS Miami has a couple of new galleries of NBA dance teams in action last week. I’m super excited to see a few of mah girlz featured. Click here for photos from January 11th. Click here for photos from January 18th.

Rookie Laker Girl Mekyala

Rookie Silver Dancer Anncell

Shannon (veteran) and Ashley (rookie) from the Clippers Spirit

2013 Warrior Girls Swimsuit Calendar Release Party

The Golden State Warrior Girls unveiled their 2013 Swimsuit Calendar at the Warriors-Timberwolves game on November 24.

[Warrior Girls Calendar Release Party Gallery]

[Golden State Warrior Girls]

[Warrior Girls Swimsuit Calendar]

Gangnam Style – Gangnam State Warriors Edition

This one gets MAJOR points for accuracy, ha!

2012-13 Golden State Warrior Girls

Congratulations 2012-13 Golden State Warrior Girls!

The Warriors have announced their new dance team. Click here to watch the video and see who made the cut!