(More details on the 2010 AIFA East’s Best Dance Team)
The Lady Raiders Dance Team have been named the Best Dance Team of the American Indoor Football Association (AIFA) Eastern Conference! The Richmond Raiders celebrated their inaugural season Virginia in 2010. Pictured here with the 2010 dance team are Lady Raiders Brianna, Stephanie, Lia, Kelly, Savanna, Nicole W, Keisha, Brittany, Nicole B, Renee, Gloria, Layna, Le-Andri, Katy, Brigette, Dani, Sherika (not pictured: Kristina, Kirstin) The dance and cheer team enters their second season under the direction of Laura Eilers, former NFL cheerleader for the Kansas City Chiefs and the St Louis Rams.
“The Lady Raiders are a vital part of game entertainment and community relations for the Richmond Raiders arena football team,” said Eilers. “It’s such an honor to be recognized by the league, especially during our inaugural year. The 2011 dance team is going to grace the field with even more beauty and energy! We can’t wait for the season to begin.”
The 2010 dance team consisted of 20 squad members ages 18-34. These ladies celebrate some notable achievements outside of the Raiders organization. 2010 Lady Raider Brittany Gordon was crowned Miss Virginia United States. 2010-2011 Lady Raider Co-Captain Stephanie Pancoast is a second-year ambassador to the Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. 2011 Lady Raider Meagan Hale has been nominated for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “20 Finest” Award, celebrating local young professionals.
The Lady Raiders welcomed 17 squad members during summer auditions. They are currently accepting applications to add seven team members before their season gets underway in January.
“The Lady Raiders are in the community every week, almost every day. The requests are pouring in!” said Eilers. “And with more Lady Raiders, we can get even more involved with the crowd at the Coliseum this spring. The ladies cheer and dance, lead contests, sign autographs, invite performances by youth cheerleaders and even the women’s Silver Line dance team.”
Congratulations once again to the 2010 Lady Raiders, the AIFA Eastern Conference All Star Dance Team. Meet the Lady Raiders online at www.richmondraidersprofootball.com.