Laker Girl Flashback

Check out this short special about the NBA back in the 80s. The first minute or so has some brief clips of the Laker Girls back in the day, but the rest of the video is worth watching too.

Given how famous they were, and still are, it’s really puzzling why there’s so little vintage Laker Girl stuff out there on the interwebs. It’s been 30+ years. I’m convinced someone is hoarding all of the good stuff.

Audition for the Boston Cannons Dance Team

The Official Dance Team for the 2011 MLL Champions, the Boston Cannons, are pleased to announce their auditions for the 2012 Season.

Date: Saturday, February 11, 2012
Time: Registration begins promptly at 1:00pm
Audition starts at 1:45pm
Location: Pro-Fitness Plus
333 Boston Road
Billerica, MA 01821

Audition Process:
The audition process consists of technique drills (turns, high kicks, leaps) and a short jazz & hip hop combination. After learning all elements, candidates will perform both drills and the combination in pairs for a panel of judges. In addition, there will be a brief interview with each candidate during their final audition performance with the judges.

Candidates must bring the following items to auditions:

– $20 registration fee
– 5’ X 7’ photo (will not be returned)
– Complete registration form and waiver (will have waiver the day of the audition)
– Dance/performance resume (include business experience and education)
– Wear form fitting cropped/half top, fitted shorts/dance briefs, and comfortable dance/athletic shoes (tights optional). Hair should be down and hair and make-up should be performance ready.
-Hair and make-up supplies for any necessary touch-ups

Audition Requirements:
Potential candidates must be a high school graduate and at least 18 years old at the time of audition (there is no maximum age). They should possess dance/cheer experience as the routine will
consist of turns, kicks, leaps, etc. to highlight dance technique and training. The Boston Cannons are looking for a dynamic group of dancers, able to provide an exciting, high-energy combination of entertainment and crowd encouraging routines. Candidates will be judged on their technique, showmanship, enthusiasm, personality, personal appearance and fitness.

Audition Forms:
– Registration Form
– Waiver

About Us:
The Boston Cannons Dance Team is a professional, volunteer dance team that performs at all Boston Cannons home games at Harvard Stadium and any additional league games hosted in Boston, including the 2012 Championship Weekend.

The Boston Cannons Dance Team practices once a week for 2½ hours (Mondays) during the season (February – August) in Billerica, MA. The Boston Cannons Dance Team not only performs on the field at each game but also participates in on-field promotions and other game day fan activities. In addition, members of the dance team participate in various team & community service events throughout the season.

For More Information or Questions
Contact Dance Team Director/Choreographer, Ashley Wagner at
Facebook Page: “Boston Cannons Dance Team”
Twitter: “CannonsDance”

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Stacy Keibler talks about working out and her new fitness video game

The Bellingham Herald
Jan. 12, 2012

We met actress Stacy Keibler at the New York Health and Racquet Club in Manhattan. She is an actress and former WCW Nitro girl and Baltimore Ravens cheerleader. We talked to her about her career and the new video game Your Shape Fitness Evolved (UbiSoft).

Question: Tell us about your video game.

Answer: The video game is super cool because it’s called “Your Shape Fitness Evolved” and it gets you off the couch and you get to have a workout while you’re playing the video game. So I think it’s really cool.

Q: How long do you work out every day?

A: I usually work out about an hour and half sometimes two hours as many days as I can. Usually between four or five days a week.

Q: Who is your personal trainer?

A: My personal trainer, her name is Juliet Kaska and I’ve been with her for years; and I love having a personal trainer because even when I’m tired and I don’t feel like going to the gym, when I have an appointment I make sure I get there. So she keeps me going.

Q: What is your favorite exercise and what exercise do you hate the most?

A: Well my favorite exercise would probably be lunges and things for my legs. I think that there are days where I don’t really like to do cardio and still I have to do it.

Q: When did you know you wanted to become a fitness trainer?

A: I’m not a fitness trainer, but I always liked fitness and I feel like it’s something I’ve been doing since I was – whenever I was able to go to a gym, actually, I had a job at the front desk of a gym. That was one of my first jobs. So I just always liked it.

Q: How did you become interested in fitness?

A: I just think when I saw the results of what it did for my body and for me being healthy I think I got addicted to it.

Q: When did you retire from wrestling?

A: I retired maybe like 6 years ago.

Q: Did you ever get the Diva’s championship?

A: I didn’t.

Q: What WWE super star did you look up to as a child?

A: Wow I guess as a child I always liked Hulk Hogan, but when I was there, The Rock. He’s pretty special.

Q: What is your signature move and your finishing move?

A: My signature move was I used to put my leg up and choke girls at their neck. And like snap them and stuff like that. I guess kicks, things with my legs. They’re so long I could just kick them and take them down.

Q: How did you like the show “Dancing with the Stars” and dancing with Max?

A: Well I danced with Tony, my partner. And it was great. It was a really cool experience. It’s much harder than it looks.

Q: How was your favorite actor or actress to work with?

A: I don’t know because I like working with everybody that I worked with. I don’t really have a favorite.

Eagles cheerleaders pay visit to school’s squad

Lisa Thomas-Laury
Action News

PHILADELPHIA – January 10, 2012 (WPVI) — An enthusiastic new cheerleading squad is kicking up its heels at Camelot’s Excel Academy in Northeast Philadelphia.

The Camelot Accelerated Schools work in partnership with the Philadelphia School District to help high school students who’ve dropped out or fallen behind on their grade level.

On Tuesday, the squad got a visit from the Eagles Cheerleaders! For the juniors and seniors in attendance, it was an opportuniity to imagine their own futures.

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“Talking about college and what they’re going to do after school and how they got to this positition is what we wanted them to talk about,” said Allison Lloyd, a teacher at Excel Academy North. “They did, and it was great!”

It’s the first time a Camelot school has had a cheerleading squad. Lloyd, came up with the idea and asked a fellow teacher to help her coach the girls.

English teacher Melissa Keiler said many of the students are on honor roll.

“It gives them a motivation to also do well in school,” said Keilar.

It has also given the girls a second chance at finding their way in life.

“I had to put my time into this, put everything into this, had to let peple go for this. I feel great about it!” said senior Markea Plaire.

Members of the professional squad said they were super impressed with these girls.

“They are just the epitome of everything we want to represent and we want to work for,” said Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader “Cat” Aducci.

The school’s efforts seem to be paying off: about 95% of all Camelot students graduate.