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NLL New England Black Wolves Dance Team Photos

The New England Black Wolves of the NLL sent us a few photos of their dance team, The Howlers, from their home opener against the Georgia Swarm at Mohegan Sun Arena.  If you are in the neighborhood, check them out.

And check out The Howlers Dancers page on their website, which has been updated with photos of the 2017-2018 squad.

Tami Krause is Mrs. Minnesota International 2009!

Tami KrauseTami Krause (Mrs. Bloomington) was crowned Mrs. Minnesota International 2009 on March 15th in St. Cloud. Minnesota, where she competed with other “county/city” title holders from across the state. These women are recognized for their achievements as individuals and as a vital part of the family unit.


“The HEART of the Matter!” Tami has been a volunteer speaker bureau with the American Heart Association since late 2004. She is also an advocate for the AHA and serves on the Go Red Education Committee. She is very excited to be assisting with the development of the AHA Ambassador program later this year.

She began research on heart health after her husband Aaron was diagnosed with a genetic heart condition called a bicuspid aorta. Tami discovered that the AHA offered programs, services and education in so many areas that were relevant to her life. Her husband is living a healthy lifestyle and doctors have said – so long as he is following the “heart healthy plan” they don’t anticipate any further monitoring of his condition until he reaches age 50.

With three young children, and as the Head Coach and Coordinator for the Minnesota Vikings Cheerleaders and Swarm Performance Team, she is working everyday in an industry where health and fitness are tremendously important. She knows first hand how rewarding it can be to take charge of your health, get educated on health topics, share your knowledge with others and to make it a family priority! It is her hope to inspire people to consider the “Heart of the Matter” and how it affects their and their families lives.

More at MrsMinnesota.com

Bandettes at the Swarm-Bandits Game

Buffalo Bandettes
Amanda, Justina, and Erin M

Photos and video of the Bandettes at their most recent game over at Phil’s blog.

The Sirens at Madison Square Garden

Last Saturday I made my first trip ever to NYC’s historic Madison Square Garden, which I will admit I found impressive. The New York Titans were hosting the Calgary Roughnecks. It was another chance to shoot the Titans Dance Team, The Sirens. And I ran into some old friends as well.

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Doris during a pre-game walk through

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Opening performance

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Amanda during player introductions

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Sirens take the field

NY Titans Dance Team
Danielle flips

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Here are some former Phildaelphia Soulmates I ran into at the game. Second from left is Lindsay Rodolico. In the center is Lauren and on the far right is Gemma. So the question is what’s are these Philly Girls doing at MSG?

NY Titans Dance Team
Well, it seems after the Arena League suspended the 2009 season the Junior Soulmates reorganized themselves as the Platinum All-Star Dance Team. They were booked to perform at half-time. The dancers are in high demand. They’ll be performing at Sixers and Phillies games and maybe even at NASCAR in Dover.

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Director Christie Kirk and some of the Sirens in a fun shot.

More photos here. The lights are dimmed when the Siren perform, although there is a spotlight. Nevertheless, I didn’t get many good action shots.

[The Sirens]

[Sirens on MySpace]

NLL Girl of the Week – Jennifer of the San Jose Stealth Bombshells

sRealtor and mom of three finds time to dance for the Bombshells

From NLL.com

Being a mother of three is a full-time job in itself. Stealth Bombshell Jennifer still finds time away from motherhood to do something she loves: dance. She may be a rookie to the Bombshells, but she is no stranger to the world of dance.

Jennifer, San Jose Stealth Bombshells

Jennifer has spent time in her dancing career as a member of the San Jose Saberkittens (Arena Football League) and the San Diego Wildfire (American Basketball Association). She’s been a dancer and cheerleader most of her life, and also a hip-hop dance instructor as part of a children’s after school program.

She heard about the opportunity to try out for the Stealth dance team and jumped at the chance. She had taken some time off from her dance career to spend time raising her family, and really wanted to show her three boys a side of her other than “mom”. She had always been a fan of lacrosse and was excited about working with the Stealth. “I love the intensity of the game and of course, the awesome fans!”

Outside of dancing and being a mom, Jennifer is also a realtor in the San Francisco Bay Area. She graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in Child and Family Development. A native of Southern California, she enjoys vacationing in San Diego, Calif., as well as her husband’s native country, Nicaragua.

“Being with the Stealth has been such a wonderful experience so far,” she says. “I am blessed to be a part of such an amazing, diverse group of women and do what I am most passionate about: Dance! Go Stealth!”

[San Jose Stealth Bombshells]

Bowl Off: Sixers Dancers vs. Wings Angels

Sixers Dancers vs Wings Angels

Like the poster says, the Sixers Dancers battled the Wings Angels in a Bowl Off last Friday at Pinsetter Bar & Bowl in Pennsauken, NJ. The winning team would donate tickets for a future Philadelphia 76ers or Wings game to local womens’ charities in the Philadelphia region. A team of fans/bowlers would also get the chance to face off against the winners.

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Both Dance Teams pose for a photo before the competition begins.

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Janeen in introduced

Sixers Dancers vs Wings Angels

Sixers Dancers vs Wings Angels
Lauren concentrates

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Lanes 17 & 18 were the center of attraction for the evening.

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The Sixers win the Bowl-Off, 531-389. This prompted Sixers Head Coach Christian Naven to suggest that her dancers should take on the Phillies Ball Girls on the bowling lanes instead of the softball field in the future.

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Another shot of Janeen

The rest of the photos here.

[Sixers Dancers]

[Wings Angels]

2009 Junior Knightingales Camp

Jr. Knightingales

The Rochester Knightingales are proud to announce the 4th annual JR Knightingales Entertainment Team One Day Camp.

All participants will be given professional instruction on dance and cheering from the 2009 Knightingales Entertainment Team and learn a dance routine choreographed specifically for this event.

Participants will build self-esteem and character, they will receive an official uniform, autographed picture, and will perform in front of up to 11,000 fans at the Knighthawks home game against the Philadelphia Wings.

Participants will not only meet and dance with the Knightingales, but they will talk about the importance of health and fitness.

Where: Blue Cross Arena, One War Memorial Square, Rochester, NY

When: Saturday, April 18th 2009 1:00-6:00 pm, Perform at Halftime.

Ages: 6-14

Cost: $60 participation fee.

Deadline to Register: March 18, 2009

All friends and family members can purchase additional tickets to the game for only $13 each. That’s $11.25 off the regular Box Office price!

Download a registration form here or for more information email the Knightingales at info_knightingales@yahoo.com

[Rochester Knightingales]

Dancer Bowl-Off and Watch Party

Dance Team beauties from the Sixers Dancers and Wings Angels will go head-to-head in the first ever “Dancer Beauty Bowl-Off” during a double viewing party at Pinsetter Bar and Bowl in Pennsauken, NJ on Friday, February 27 beginning at 7 p.m. The winner of the bowl-off will donate tickets for a future Philadelphia 76ers or Wings game to local women’s charities in the Philadelphia region.

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Fans will be able to meet all the dancers while watching the 76ers at the New York Knicks (7:30 p.m. on CN8) and the Philadelphia Wings at the Edmonton Rush (9:30 p.m. on NLL Network) – all on the big screens at Pinsetter Bar and Bowl. One lucky group of fans will also be selected to play the winning dance team in a bowling match on Friday night.

The Sixers Dancers and Wings Angels have received renowned local and national attention for their respective Dance Team Calendars for 2009. Calendars will be on sale for fans to purchase and get autographed by their favorite dancer. Admission to the event is free.

Wings Angels Promote Heart Healthy Month

Friday the 13th was unlucky for the Wings as they lost a defensive struggle to the visiting Boston Blazers 8-4.

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Meanwhile the Angels donned t-shirts to promote Heart Healthy Month

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In the tunnel before the game

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The Angels signature move

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Captain Stephanie takes the field at the end of the 1st quarter.

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At halftime fans lined up for Angels autogrpahs

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Stopping by to visit was former Angel Amy, who last danced for the team in 2007.

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Marie and Mad Dog

The rest of the photos here.

[Philadelphia Wings Angels]