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The Boston Cannons Cheerleaders during MLL playoff weekend.

Upon arriving back in Boston after a ten year absence, I found myself standing on the hallowed grounds of “Haavaad” Stadium.  Midwest correspondent Dave is right- my IQ jumped a few points merely by walking through the gate.

On the first day of playoffs, the Boston Cannons were set to play the Chesapeake Bayhawks. The Cannons held the lead at the half, but the Bayhawks came from behind to finish with a strong 16-10 victory.

Unfortunately, Deanna was sidelined by a back injury.

Ines and one of the best hair flip shots I've ever taken.

Lauren on the sidelines.

 

There’s no way I can top Dave’s great coverage of this fine squad,  so I’ll just present my game photos.

 

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From Brookeline to Boston, adventure awaits Cannons Dance Team captain Brittany

Brittany is a captain and four year veteran of the Boston Cannons Dance Team

Oh, those “fish out of water” stories, ranging from Aesop’s Fable about the scaredy-cat country mouse and his cousin the city mouse, to reality TV’s The Simple Life with Paris Hilton and Amish in the City. These tales seem to say that going from small town to big city, or vice versa, will make people miserable and yearn to go back to their comfort zone. Well, Brittany, captain of the Boston Cannons Dance Team, finds fun and excitement whether she is in her home town of less than 5,000 or in her life in Boston. Brittany rocks it no matter if she is on the ski slopes in winter, or dancing on the Cannons sidelines in summer. The constant for Brittany, no matter where she is, is maintaining and building her personal connections to the people in her life, be it in her small town network or meeting new people in Boston. So Paris H, you should hang out with Brittany and make her your new BFF. Brittany can find her comfort zone anywhere, and always make sure she find an adventure “that’s hot.”

Brittany shared with UltimateCheerleaders how she went into the so in-demand field of accounting, how she craves what she sees on her favorite TV show, and what will make her hit her horn if she sees you in Boston traffic.

Brittany is a New Englander through and through. “I was born in Massachusetts, grew up in Lunenburg and then moved to Southern New Hampshire when I was about seven years old,” Brittany explains. “My favorite memories growing up are spending every summer on the Cape with my grandparents. Going camping, eating seafood, riding bikes, and digging for clams on the beach.”

Brittany’s small home town is Brookeline, New Hampshire, but much of her life now is centered in Boston. “I am absolutely in love with New England; the food, the ocean and being able to have all four seasons,” Brittany says. “My favorite part about being from a small town is knowing people. I can’t go anywhere in my town without seeing at least one person I know. I also love being able to go for walks or a hike in the woods whenever I get restless.”

“What I love most about Boston is all the different restaurants and meeting new people,” shares Brittany. “Boston is full of so many different cultures and people you can’t help but what to try new things and be adventurous.”

And adventurous is a perfect description for Brittany. In her Cannons bio, when asked about what is in her trunk, Brittany answered, “Camping chairs, boogie boards, and my snow boots. Ready for anything!” As far as her favorite outdoor activities, Brittany lists, “In the summer I love going camping, hiking, and just being around the water, ocean or lake. In winter I enjoy skiing and snowmobiling.” So, is dancer Brittany just as graceful in all this outdoorsy endeavors? “I am a lot more graceful dancing than I am on the slopes,” explains Brittany. “I started skiing before I started dancing, but I really don’t think there has been a time when I haven’t face planted the mountain.”

Brittany graduated Cum Laude from Suffolk University’s Sawyer School of Management, double majoring in Accounting and Marketing, and is now an accountant. “I was a sophomore in college when I decided to major in Accounting at the time my major was solely Marketing, as was everyone else’s major,” Brittany recalls. “My first accounting class, I aced, and after that I knew that if accounting was going to come easy to me, that I should do it. And I quickly learned that accounting was not as popular as marketing and this could possibly help me get a job faster.”

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My Boston Cannons game day guarantee: an illustration with the Dance Team’s Tanya

Tanya of the Boston Cannons Dance Team

After attending my first lacrosse game at Harvard Stadium to see the defending MLL champion Boston Cannons and their super wonderful Boston Cannons Dance Team, I make this personal guarantee to you if you check out a Cannons game:

-The first time the real cannon explodes, either in pre-game or to celebrate a home team score, I guarantee you will be propelled off of your seat so forcefully that you will break the Ivy League high jump record with ease

-Just walking into Harvard Stadium will add 20 points to your IQ. After entering, you will react just like the Wizard of Oz’s Scarecrow upon receipt of his diploma, and exclaim, “The sum of the square roots of any two sides of an isosceles triangle is equal to the square root of the remaining side. Oh joy, rapture! I’ve got a brain!”

-You will greatly enjoy the speed and scoring of the game. More scoring than soccer, hockey, baseball, and football, less than basketball; a nice middle ground

-You will hear kids telling tall, tall tales to try to get anyone on the field to throw them one of the game balls (like, “Hey, I dropped that ball and my mom will be really mad if I lose it”), and I guarantee you will think to yourself, “Why don’t they just buy one at a sporting goods store?”

-I guarantee that you should scan the sidelines for celebrities and the otherwise famous, and although I cannot guarantee whom you will see, all of a sudden I looked up and Pats coach Bill Belichick was standing right in front of me (I was going to include a photo, but hey, this is not UltimateCoaches.com)

-I guarantee that if you have a camera, and you sit near the Dance Team, you will leave with scores of photos of this wonderful squad, who far outshine in person what you could ever imagine from still photos. To paraphrase the Men’s Warehouse guy, “You’re gonna like the way they look, I guarantee it.” And the way they dance, the way they interact with fans, et cetera, et cetera,

My illustration of this last guarantee features striking second-year BCDT Tanya, from Somerville, Mass. And if you are unable to attend next weekend’s MLL’s climatic Championship Weekend at Harvard Stadium to see the BCDT, here are some more photos of Tanya at this link. I think you might like seeing Tanya and her teammates as they entertain Boston’s pro lacrosse fans. In fact, I guarantee it!

Gold locks and all, “Mama Bear” Ashley is “just right” to be Director of the Boston Cannons Dance Team

Fifth-year veteran Ashley is Director/Choreographer of MLL's BostonCannons Dance Team

Living a bit outside of Boston, Ashley, the Director/Choreographer of the Boston Cannons Dance Team, finds herself spending a lot of her time in the car. But Ashley puts her drive time to good use. “I have a really long commute to my full-time job and, well, everything, since I live out in the boonies,” Ashley says. “That’s actually where I do 95% of my choreography is in the car. I just play the music over and over again until I can visualize something. It’s the best way for me to utilize my commute time since I don’t have a lot of down time.”

And Ashley’s lack of down time is inversely related to her abundant “devotion to dance” time, which includes dancing for Boston’s pro lacrosse teams, both outdoor (the MLL’s Cannons) and indoor (the NLL’s Blazers), and directing both a pro lacrosse and college dance team. Ashley shared with UltimateCheerleaders how dance affected her college choice, how she has known her best friend since birth, literally, and why Ashley seems like such a carefree dancing spirit, yet is a renowned worrier.

Just like the bouncing sport of basketball, bouncing baby Ashley was born in Springfield, Massachusetts. “I was born in Springfield and moved to Ashburnham when I was four years old,” Ashley explains. “I currently live in Westminster, Massachusetts, with my fiancé Mike, dog Gunner, and cat Ginger. I come from a pretty small family, with one older brother, Justin. My favorite memories growing up are our yearly family vacations, living at the dance studio, and playing flashlight tag in the neighborhood.”

Ashley’s time at dance studio began when, “My mom put me in ballet when I was four years old and I guess I never looked back,” Ashley recalls. “When you’re an adolescent, you get to a certain point when you either give up dance for other things (sports, friends, et cetera) or decide to stick with it. After high school, I went to West Virginia University to major in Business. They had a small dance program but it just wasn’t enough for me. I realized I wanted dance to be my main focus in life, so I transferred to Dean College (in Franklin, MA) to major in dance.”

And despite her connection to music, Ashley claims her vocal skills are not Great White Way worthy. “I played the piano when I was younger,” Ashley says. “As for singing, I am not able to carry a tune. I wish I could sing, as I’ve always wanted to be on Broadway, but that just wasn’t in my cards.”

Ashley’s dance journey to the Cannons included spending time on a basketball dance team with one of my favorite names in pro dance, the Manchester Millrats Pink Sapphire Dance Team. Oh, why oh why did the Millrats have to move from Manchester to Saint John, New Brunswick, in Canada? Anyway, Ashley’s time at the MMPSDT eventually provided a Cannons connection, as Ashley remembers, “I found out about the Cannons through a fellow dance team member (Manchester Millrats Pink Sapphire Dance Team) who used to be on the Cannons. From there, its history,” Ashley smiles. “The Boston dance community is pretty small, so word of mouth goes a long way.”

In her fifth season with the Cannons, performance and friendships are keys to Ashley’s devotion to dancing at Cannons home games at Harvard Stadium. “I absolutely love every minute of it,” Ashley explains. “You get to dance each week, perform in front of a big crowd, and some of my best friends I met through the dance team.”

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Although Rookie Lele has been on the Boston Cannons Dance Team a short time, the totality of her dance resume is long

Rookie Lele at Harvard Stadium during a Boston Cannons game

In Lele’s young life, her ballet credits include the roles of Clara, the Snow Queen, and the Sugar Plum Fairy in The Nutcracker, Alice in Alice in Wonderland, Odette in Swan Lake, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel, the Autumn Fairy in Cinderella, and the Hawk in The Magic of Merlin. So why did Lele, a rookie on the Boston Cannons Dance Team, add performing on the Major League Lacrosse sidelines to her myriad of dance experiences?

“I heard about the team from a former Cannons dancer,” Lele replies, “when I was moving back to the area she suggested I try out. I am so glad that I did, these girls are amazing! I was on dance teams in college and very active in my athletic spirit club, so the Boston Cannons Dance Team seemed like the perfect fit because it combines dancing with promotions, spirit, and community service. The pom-poms are also wicked fun!”

And Lele is quite a bit of fun herself. Anyone who has a pink motorcycle on their wish list certainly likes a bit of color and excitement. Lele shared with UltimateCheerleaders her path to becoming ensconced in dance and ballet, why she may be the answer to a pro dance trivia question, and why she would be good to have around during a medical emergency.

Lele’s life journey started in Massachusetts, and she has returned to the Commonwealth, but with a few stops in between. “I was born in Fitchburg, Massachusetts and have spent most of my life in the Central Massachusetts area,” Lele describes. “I have also lived in the Berkshires, New York City, Erie, Pennsylvania, and Poughkeepsie, New York.”

Her family’s vacation travels also had a few stops along the way, and are among Lele’s favorite memories. “I have three siblings,” Lele details, “an older sister, Toni, older brother, Ben, and my ‘baby brodda’ Drew, as well as two dogs, Snoopy and Moxie. Growing up, my family spent lots of time in the car; we considered that our family bonding time. One summer, my mother took us on a cross-country road trip. It took a little over a month; we saw as many National Parks as possible and camped every night. I have so many wonderful memories from that trip and it was very cool to be able to experience it all with my family.”

So growing up with dogs, what does Lele prefer, big dogs or teeny tiny little purse sized dogs? “I love big dogs and small cats,” Lele says. “Small dogs are cute, I just can’t see myself with one.”

She generally goes by “Lele” but her given name is Leah. Did someone start calling her Lele and it stuck? “My older brother started calling me Lele when we were very young so it’s always been a (within the) family name, Lele says, “but in high school one of my close friends heard it and it has stuck since then.”

Currently a dance instructor, Lele’s dance journey began at the age of three. She started with instructors in the Boston area, and then Lele attended prestigious dance intensive programs with the American Ballet Theater, The Joffrey Ballet, Washington School of Ballet, Alvin Ailey, and Briansky Ballet. Lele accumulated her impressive list of ballet roles with Dance Prism, whose primary purpose is to bring the spectrum of ballet into the communities of New England. In 1994, Lele began dancing with the professional Boston-based touring ballet company and became the youngest appointed company member in 2006. In 2010, Lele studied in New York City under the guidance of an impressive list of instructors including Sheila Barker.

What factors lead to this impressive dance resume? “I think the most unique piece for me was having such a supportive family,” Lele says. “I was never pushed to do anything that I didn’t want to do and the support they gave came via applause and attendance. My brother and I started dance classes at the same time and it was just so natural for the both of us. We would feed off each other and that really helped each of us to excel. My mother was also a big piece of my success, she urged me to seize every opportunity possible in my life and did everything she could to make those opportunities a reality.”

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Ph.D. student Kelly re-defines the meaning of being a “dreamy” dancer for the Boston Cannons

Kelly of the Boston Cannons Dance Team prior to a Major League Lacrosse game at Harvard Stadium

Many students dream of someday earning their Ph.D., but Kelly, in her second season with the Boston Cannons Dance Team, will earn her Ph.D. studying the science of dreams. And not just the “meaning” of some dream, but the functional MEANING of dreams. Kelly studies things such as brain activity and physiology while we dream, in order to get at the big question; why do we dream anyway? Like why would someone have recurring dreams throughout high school that they would show up at their locker and then suddenly realize that they are still in their jammies. Not that I had that kind of dream, all throughout high school, that would be silly (gulp). On with the interview!

Kelly is currently in the Psychology Ph.D. program at Boston College, specifically, studying cognitive and affective neuroscience. With bachelor’s from Middlebury College and a master’s at Harvard, Kelly’s life has been filled with travel, family, fun, academics, and, of course, dance. Kelly shared with UltimateCheerleaders her path from Arizona to New England to the Major League Lacrosse sidelines, her research into dreams and memory, and why being musically multi-talented lead to Kelly to be a quick change artist on high school football fields.

Kelly started life out a bit west of Boston. “I was born in Denver, Colorado, but moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, when I was only a few months old and lived there until I turned eighteen,” Kelly recalled. “I am an only child, but my mom runs a daycare out of our home, so there were always children running around for me to play with!”

Kelly’s mom was also instrumental in adding music to Kelly’s life. “Music and dance are probably the two things that most defined my adolescence,” Kelly says. “I played the violin for three years, the piano for five or so years, the oboe for seven years, and the flute for nine years. My mom sings professionally, so I grew up imitating her, and singing in church choir and musicals. I was also the drum major/conductor of my high school’s marching band, which was quite interesting since both the marching band and my dance team performed during half-time. Quick costume changes on the field always made for good stories!”

Dance was a key activity for Kelly, but she did not start as young as one might think. “My love of dance actually began later than most, as it wasn’t until I turned seven that my mom decided to put me into dance lessons,” explains Kelly. “Instantly, though, I was hooked; I soon went from taking two classes a week to fifteen, and I have yet to find something I love more than performing!”

Like her later academic career, Kelly took her interest in dance and devoted herself to find the best opportunities to gain experience and expertise. “Until I was twelve, I trained in several different styles of dance,” Kelly recalls, “But one of the best decisions I made was to transfer to Arizona Ballet School, where I trained strictly in ballet and pointe, and had the opportunity to dance with various professional companies. Since then, I’ve focused mainly on competitive, dance-team style dancing, for example, high school varsity pom, Middlebury College dance groups, Harvard Crimson Dance Team, coaching dance teams. But I feel like the technique I gained at Arizona Ballet School is absolutely invaluable.”

After high school’s completion, Kelly headed east to college. “When I was eighteen, I left home to go to Middlebury College in Vermont,” Kelly explains. “Despite the long distance, I still remained really close to my parents and continue to talk to them on the phone each day, which I absolutely love. I’ve been on the east coast since then, first in Vermont and now in Boston, where I expect to be until at least 2016 when I finish my Ph.D.!”

Lauren and Kelly

And the being part of the Boston Cannons Dance Team serves as, well, kind of continuing dance education for Kelly. “I really couldn’t imagine my last dance performances being on the small stages at Middlebury College,” explains Kelly, “and to be honest, I’ve been part of a dance team or company every year of my life since age eight; I just didn’t want it to stop! I’ve found that I prefer dancing in front of large audiences and getting the crowd pumped up, so I thought that dancing for the Cannons would be the perfect opportunity to get to know a great group of girls and also keep my performing up while in graduate school!”

Kelly has found plenty of reasons to want to be part of the Cannons Dance Team, returning for a second year despite the time pressures of graduate school. “I truly love everything about being a Cannons dancer,” Kelly describes. “I love going to promotional and charity events because brightening up people’s days is a way to make a small difference; I love going to practice and keeping up my technique; and I love performing at the games in front of thousands of people. Additionally, I really admire all of the girls on the Cannons because despite being full-time students or having full-time jobs, everyone devotes the time necessary to be dedicated members of this team and perform at a high level. Even though my Ph.D. program is quite demanding, no one can work all the time! Having such a great performing outlet makes me love my life in Boston even more than I would otherwise.”

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Grad student Nicole fills in the margins by dancing for the Boston Cannons Dance Team

Line captain Nicole is in her second year with the Boston Cannons Dance Team

Like New England itself, which is filled with an extensive list of important academic institutions, and lacrosse, which is emerging as high energy pro sport that emphasizes fan experience, the Boston Cannons Dance Team embodies each of these concepts themselves. In their tenth season supporting Boston’s pro team in Major League Lacrosse, the Cannons Dance Team features young women from a wide variety of colleges with a broad range of majors. But the BCDT share a common conviction to enthusiastically add dance to the sidelines entertainment at Harvard Stadium, and love every minute of it!

For example, take Nicole, in her second season with the Boston Cannons Dance Team, and her first as a line captain. Now a graduate student, Nicole double-majored during undergrad in both Anthropology and English. In addition, Nicole a totally devoted to dance, both as a performer and instructor. Nicole shared with UltimateCheerleaders why she feels like she has her dream job already, what dance adds to her life, her favorite books, and why she is bound to prefer traditional books over e-books.

Nicole began dance at a very young age, along with gymnastics, and Nicole’s mom was a big influence on putting fitness first in Nicole’s life. Her mom herself was long-time gymnast and is now an award-winning bodybuilder. Also, Nicole’s mom importantly did not allow Nicole to quit dance during her rebellious teenage years. About her mom, Nicole says, “She’s always worked her butt off, so I know no other way, really.” Asked what she thinks is the biggest misconception about women like her mom in bodybuilding, Nicole responds, “I think the biggest misconception about women in any sport is that they’re somehow inferior. My mom could bench nearly double her bodyweight. That’s obviously an extreme example. But female dancers are athletes too, and will probably never get enough recognition for it.”

From her early dance days loving to make music with her feet in tap, to contemporary and original choreography as a Dance minor in college, to entertaining on the sidelines with upbeat jazz and smile-filled cheer routines, dance and Nicole have been inter-twined throughout her life. But over the last couple of years, Nicole has really focused on making dance a centerpiece of her life, including increasing the role of dance instructor. Nicole loves how dance adds so much to her life, describing, “Making (dance) my LIFE opened up so many more opportunities almost immediately. Everything happened at the same time. I started teaching dance again. That gave way to additional dance teaching jobs. Once I auditioned and made one dance team, that gave way to another professional dance job, et cetera. It feels great to only spend my time (and get paid!) doing what I believe in and enjoy most. Think Russell in Almost Famous, ‘From here on out, I’m only interested in what is REAL! Real people. Real feelings. That’s it! That’s all I’m interested in from here on out!’”

And part of Nicole’s reality is her academic pursuits. “I’m currently working toward my MA in English at UMass-Boston,” Nicole explains. “As an undergrad, I double-majored in English and (cultural) Anthropology. I had taken just a few Anthro classes as electives, but found it interesting enough to pursue all the way. I’m personally interested in modern American fiction and women writers but have decided to turn my focus to the teaching of composition. It’s more rewarding, like teaching dance.”

So what is on Nicole’s “Top Five Book” list? “My top five are,” Nicole says, “The Age of Innocence and The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, Song of Solomon and A Mercy by Toni Morrison, and The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway.” And Nicole’s preference, e-books or printed books? “Even though I’ve never tried an e-book,” Nicole explains, “DEFINITELY printed books! I mark up the margins and underline phrases while I read, so e-books would ruin the whole experience for me.”

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Tanya of the Boston Cannons Dance Team at last Thursday's game

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.
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-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 danceteam@bostoncannons.com
Facebook Page: “Boston Cannons Dance Team”
Twitter: “CannonsDance”

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Boston Cannons Dance Team at the MLL All Star Game

Earlier this month Major League Lacrosse held it’s annual All Star Game at Harvard Stadium, home of the Boston Cannons. As they do at all Cannons home games, the Boston Cannons Dance Team provided entertainment on the sideline and stunning performances on the field.

2011 Boston Cannons Dance Team

2011 Boston Cannons Dance Team

Deanna and Katrina before the game mingling with the fans

Deanna and Katrina before the game mingling with the fans

Director/Choreographer Ashley

Director/Choreographer Ashley


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2011 Boston Cannons Dance Team Audition!

The Boston Cannons of the Major League Lacrosse are pleased to announce Auditions for the 2011 Dance Team.

2010 Boston Cannons Dance Team

2010 Boston Cannons Dance Team

Date: Saturday, March 12, 2011
Time: Registration begins promptly at 1:15pm
Audition starts at 1:45pm

Location: The Dancing School
276 Park Street
North Reading, MA 01864
(Parking is on both sides of studio)

Audition Process:
The audition process consists of technique drills (turns, high kicks, jumps) 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. Tumbling is optional.

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 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.

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 routines will consist of turns, kicks, jumps, 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, dedication, personal appearance and fitness.

About Us:
The Boston Cannons Dance Team is a professional, volunteer dance team that performs at all Boston Cannons home games and any additional league games hosted in Boston including the 2011 MLL All Star game.

The Boston Cannons Dance Team practices once a week for two hours (Tuesdays) during the season (March – August) location TBD in Boston. 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 community service events throughout the season.

For More Information or Questions:
Contact Dance Team Director/Choreographer, Ashley Wagner at danceteam@bostoncannons.com
Facebook Page: “Boston Cannons Dance Team

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Another hot and humid Saturday, this time at Harvard Stadium where the marvelous ladies of the Boston Cannons Dance Team cheered their team on to victory over the visiting Toronto Nationals.

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This is Karen’s fifth season with the Cannons (she started when the team still played at Boston University) and third as Director. She graduated from Providence College with a degree in Marketing. Karen works as an event planner putting IT professionals, experts and vendors together. You may also recognize her from the Boston Blazers Sparks Dance Team (indoor lacrosse), where she served as Captain last season.

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Jennifer has a Masters from the Harvard School of Public Health and works as a Clinical Research Finance Manager. She’s also the Director of the Sparks Dance Team. Yes, there are quite a few dancers on both squads.

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The Boston Cannons Dance Team is a professional, volunteer dance team that performs at all Boston Cannons home games and any additional league games hosted in Boston; which has include events such as the MLL All Star game as hosted in 2007 and 2006. Also MLL Championship weekend as hosted in 2008, 2005, and 2004.

The Boston Cannons Dance Team practices once a week for three hours during the season (March – August). The 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 community service events throughout the season. This year members of the team volunteered at the NSTAR Walk for Children’s Hospital, hosted a dance clinic for the Big Sisters of Greater Boston and represented the Cannons at the Dew Tour. In 2008, members of the team participated in a Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids Foundation fundraiser and the NSTAR Walk for Children’s Hospital.

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