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New York Lizards Dance Team: New Look, New Director, New Name

Paula Sanders, Director

Paula Sanders

The 2013 Lizards Dance Team is brand new, consisting of 12 talented and professional dancers, led by Coach Paula Sanders, a former Knicks City Dancer. Lizards Dance Team members include a Miss New York contestant, former Jet’s Flight Crew dancer, All-American dancers, fitness models, college graduates, valedictorians, and girls who have danced in television commercials, on cruise ships, and in music videos.

The 2013 season will bring not only a new team, but new uniforms, and an energetic new urban vibe to Lizards games. Routines promise to be high energy and fun, bringing excitement to the sidelines this season.

The team attended the ICONS of Dance showcase at the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City in February, where they were able to take a class from dance megastars Tabitha and Napoleon, and Mike Song. The convention tour was produced by the United States Tournament of Dance (USTD). One of the Lizards dancers, Christina, was even called out by Napoleon for her excellence in the class.

Look for the Lizards Dance Team at the Lizards home opener next Sunday, April 28th at James M. Shuart Stadium on the campus of Hofstra University.

The Lizards Dance Team is available for booking at private events and appearances. For more information about Lizards Dance Team appearances, contact team coach, Paula Sanders at PSanders@NYLizards.com.


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A Long Island Lizards Dancer

NY Lizards Dance Team Auditions Are December 1st

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Paula Sanders

Join the NY Lizards Dance Team for the 2013 Major League Lacrosse season…

Have you ever imagined yourself dancing in front of thousands of fans for a professional sports team? Now, could be your chance. The NY Lizards Dance Team, the professional dance team for the NY Lizards (formerly Long Island Lizards) will be holding auditions for their 2013 MLL season. The team will dance center field at Lizards home games and at various other public appearances.

The 2013 NY Lizards Dance Team will be under direction of Paula Sanders, a former Knicks City Dancer, professional dancer and choreographer. Her credits include Pitbull, Neyo, Melissa Gorga, Prince Royce and Wisin y Yandel. She is excited to be a part of the Lizards organization and can’t wait to bring some heat to the field this season with a new vibe and a totally new team.

We are looking for dancers who are talented, versatile, attractive, athletic, personable and poised to be great representatives of the NY Lizards Dance Team.

Auditions will be held on Saturday December 1st at 1:00PM. They will take place at Pearl Studios, 519 8th Ave. (between 35th and 36th street) New York, NY 10018. Please check in on the 12th floor in Studio A at 12:30 PM. Call backs will be held on Sunday December 2nd.

Requirements:

– Must be over 18- please bring valid ID

– Must have technical dance training (ballet, jazz, contemporary) as well as proficient hip hop skills

– Tumbling is a plus but not required

– Dress the part. Please wear body conscious dance/workout wear. Full hair and make-up.

– Bring Kneepads

– Bring headshots and resume

All candidates must be available to attend 7 home games and one or two weekly evening practices starting in February. Games begin in April and run through the end of August.

Professional compensation will be provided for all games, appearances and practices.

To register, candidates should email PSanders@NYLizards.com. Walk ups will take place 12:30PM on December 1st.

Where is She Now? – Former Long Island Lizards Dancer Danielle

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Danielle danced for the NLL NY Titans at Madison Square Garden for two seasons. She also danced from 2003-2010 for the Long Island Lizards and choreographed and coached the Lizards during her last season.

In 2010 she made the UFL Hartford Colonials Cheerleading/Dance Team when she moved to CT.

The Colonials were under the direction 2011 Patriots Pro Bowl Cheerleader Brittney Bonchuk, who Danielle describes as an amazing coach and choreographer and who taught her so much while living Connecticut.

Now Danielle lives back in New York where she teaches K-12 Physical Education, Health and Dance.

She says she is really enjoying her career. She’s trying to motivate my students to live a healthier and more active life. She has always wanted to work with children and by doing so she has a smile on her face everyday when she sees them smile and succeed.

Danielle is also pursuing her Masters Degree in Building Leadership with the goal to be a Principal on day. She created a dance team in the school district where she works And during all this time she got married to the man of her dreams.

Danielle misses all of the talented ladies she danced with and hopes to begin auditioning in the near future after she graduates with her masters degree.

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Victoria of the Long Island Lizards Dance Team

Long Island Lizards Dance Team

Earlier this month I traveled to Hofstra University to visit The Long Island Lizards Dance Team, performers for the Major League Lacrosse franchise.

The team is led by coaches Megan and Lisa.

Megan is in her 4th year team and the first as coach.

Lisa is studying Psychology and CW Post University

Jaime is the team’s Captain.

Jess shows how to cool off when it’s 95 degrees and 95% humidity.

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Bonus Photo of the Day – July 9

From Saturday night – Jaime of the Long Island Lizards Dance Team

Reminder – Long Island Lizard Dance Team Auditions This Weekend

Now is your chance to audition for the Long Island Lizards MLL Professional Dance Team!

Long Island Lizards Dance Team: OPEN AUDITION
SUNDAY JANUARY 9th, 10 AM @ CATZ Training Facility in Commack, NY

Please Register Online at longislandlizards.com/dance-team

2010 Long Island Lizards Dance Team

2010 Long Island Lizards Dance Team

::REQUIREMENTS::

MUST be 18 or older- Photo ID Required
Technical Dance Training
$10 Audition Fee
Headshot & Resume
Wear Attractive Dance Attire
Crop Top
Bring Jazz Shoes as well as Sneakers
Hair & Makeup Must Be Performance Ready

::Candidates MUST Be Able To Attend::

Promotions
Games
Weekly Practices

Bring snacks/water

www.catzli.com

Long Island Lizards Dance Team Auditions

Now is your chance to audition for the Long Island Lizards MLL Professional Dance Team!

Long Island Lizards Dance Team: OPEN AUDITION
SUNDAY JANUARY 9th, 10 AM @ CATZ Training Facility in Commack, NY

Please Register Online at longislandlizards.com/dance-team

2010 Long Island Lizards Dance Team

2010 Long Island Lizards Dance Team

::REQUIREMENTS::

MUST be 18 or older- Photo ID Required
Technical Dance Training
$10 Audition Fee
Headshot & Resume
Wear Attractive Dance Attire
Crop Top
Bring Jazz Shoes as well as Sneakers
Hair & Makeup Must Be Performance Ready

::Candidates MUST Be Able To Attend::

Promotions
Games
Weekly Practices

Bring snacks/water

www.catzli.com

Long Island Lizards Dance Team

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The East Coast is in the grips of a heatwave. In the middle of this stifling heat the MLL Long Island Lizards Dance Team, armed with sunblock and plenty of fluids, took to the field for a 3pm(!) game this past Saturday.

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The LI Lizards Dance Team finds a few moments of relief in the shade. There was no shade on the sidelines or on the field, where the team performed 4(!) times.

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Shuart Stadium, the Lizards home, has artificial turf. So the field really heated up. Combine that with the fact that the bottoms of the dancers’ boots are black, and you can imagine the conditions.

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Long Island Lizards Dance Team Auditions

The Long Island Lizards Dance Team is ready to find new faces for the upcoming season which begins with the first home game May 27, 2010. We’re looking for girls 18 or older with tons of personality and talent, dance experience is required.

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Auditions are being held Saturday, April 24, 2010 at CATZ Training Facility located at 152 Veterans Memorial Highway in Commack NY, 11725. Please bring your headshot and resume to the audition, along with a $10 audition fee. Dancers auditioning are required to wear dance shoes or sneakers, a crop top or sports bra, and come with your hair and makeup performance ready! Best of luck and we hope to see you there!

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Long Islands Lizards Dance Team

I attended my first ever field (outdoor) lacrosse game on Saturday, when the Long Island Lizards hosted the Denver Outlaws. The Lizards play in the Major League Lacrosse (MLL) not to be confused with the National Lacrosse League (NLL).

An easy way I remember the difference: the NLL plays INdoors.

But more important than the differences between box and field lacrosse are the Long Island Lizards Dance Team.

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(l-r) Megan, Vickie, Nora, Colleen, Victoria, Danielle, Lisa, Jamie

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Colleen

Because the game is played outside, the weather can sometimes be an issue. It’s more like football, than baseball, where play will continue in most cases. The dance team has white hooded sweatshirts in case of rain. Fortunately, the weather on Saturday was perfect.

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Danielle in the stands leading the Macarena

The team is directed and choreographed by Danielle, who also is the team’s onfield announcer. So she is quite busy on game day: recruiting contestants for promotions, emceeing and of course running the dance team. This is Danielle’s 4th season with the Lizards. She was previously a member of the New York Titans Sirens Dance Team (that’s indoor lacrosse). She’s a graduate of CW Post and is a Health and Physical Education Teacher.

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Megan during the National Anthem

This is Megan’s first year on the Lizards Dance Team. She’s a recent graduate of Dean University where she earned her BFA in Dance and was on the school dance team. She says it’s quite a change from dancing indoors on a court for basketball games to outdoors on artificial turf for lacrosse. Right now she’s got a job in banking, but would like to get a job in dance, perhaps on a cruise ship.

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Nora (center)

Nora is the captain and a three-year veteran of the Lizards Dance Team. She’s an aspiring actress and singer looking to make it on Broadway.

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This is Victoria’s first third year on the team. She’s in school studying to be a physical therapist.

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Long Island Lizards Dance Team

Danielle Nicole is Dance Team Coach, Choreographer and Arena Host for the Long Island Lizards MLL. This is her 6th season cheering and dancing for Professional Lacrosse including two seasons for the NLL NY Titans Sirens.

She sent us a few photos of her team from a recent game.

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