Photo of the Day – August 27

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A pair of Orlando Predators Prowlers

Photo of the Day – February 5

An Orlando Predators Prowler

Orlando Predators Announce 2015 Prowlers Dance Team Auditions

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The Orlando Predators will hold auditions for the 2015 Prowlers Dance Team at 12:00 noon on Sunday, January 4th at Gold’s Gym in Dr. Phillips, located at 7733 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819. Previous experience is not required and anyone who has interest in becoming a professional dancer or cheerleader is encouraged to attend.The Prowlers Dance Team performs at all 2015 Orlando Predators home games and routinely makes community appearances for the franchise throughout the year.

The cost of auditioning is $20 cash at the door. During the audition, dancers will be taught various routines and will then recite them in front of judges. Those dancers selected to advance will be invited back for interviews and final auditions. Prowlers Dancers must be 18 years or older.

Prior to auditions, the Orlando Predators will hold three pre-audition classes to give all potential dancers an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the dance style of the Prowlers. The first pre-audition class will take place on Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 at 7:30pm at the ME Dance School, located at 1300 La Quinta Drive, Orlando FL 32809.

The first pre-audition class will be conducted by Chris Peterson of ME Dance School. Following the class, there will be a question and answer session with Prowlers Dance Director Nina Oh, beginning at 9:00pm. The cost of each pre-audition class is $15 cash at the door.

A second pre-audition class will be held on Wednesday, December 17th at Ignyte Dance Studio, located at 2244 Boggy Creek Rd. Kissimmee, FL 34744. The third pre-audition class will take place on Sunday, December 21st at Gold’s Gym (Dr. Phillips), located at 7733 Turkey Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819. Further details on the second and third pre-audition classes will be released closer to the dates of the classes.

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Photo of the Day – November 25

An Orlando Predators Prowler

The Prowler Dancers Of The Orlando Predators

The Orlando Prowler Dancers— my final backlog album that got caught up in our web site problems.

I attended the Predators first round playoff victory game, against the Pittsburgh Power, which was played on the UCF college campus. Next season the team, under new ownership, will return to the Orlando Amway Arena for home field games.

The Prowler Dancers are a very cohesive attractive group of professional dancers who truly enjoy performing in such an electric atmosphere as Arena Football Playoffs. The action is quick, the fans are close and winning is sweet.

Our thanks go to Prowler Director, Billie O’Hara, for giving UltimateCheerleaders access to her talented ladies. Wishing everyone a relaxing off season except for Sara and Cassie—both of whom which are moving on to dance in the NBA for the Orlando Magic.

I enjoyed photographing the Prowler Dancers—a fun group.

 

Trista — Co Captain

Cassie — Co Captain, selected to Dream Team at ArenaBowl

Sara — Moving on the Magic with Cassie

Megan

Ashley and Jessie

Chelsea and her #1 fan

Dance Performance of night

Team Billie

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Photo of the Day – September 2

An Orlando Predators Prowler

Orlando Predators Prowlers on the Prowl

Here’s a couple shots from the Predators playoff victory on Sunday. Sara and Cassie have both been picked to be Magic Dancers this upcoming season. Sara was on Arena Dream Team last year and Cassie is on the team this year.

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Predators Beat Sharks As Prowler Dancers Impress

Last Thursday I had the pleasure to cover the Orlando versus Jacksonville AFL game held at the University of Central Florida campus. Feisty match as the first place South Division Predators bested the Sharks for the third time this season. Most of my attention for the night was spent chasing around the very attractive, talented Prowler’s Dance Team. This is a fun group of gals and I hope my photos capture the pure joy of entertaining that they exhibited. They enjoy performing together.

The Prowlers are a 12 member squad led by Ms Billie (I’ll call you Scarlett) O’Hara. Billie has appeared in our pages numerous times and our Senior Writer, Midwest Dave, did a masterful must read piece on Billie awhile back. The common consensus from all the dancers is how lucky and excited they are to be learning and working under someone with Billie’s elite performing and teaching experience. Her credentials are very impressive. Billie’s choreography routines are edgy—check out the video link below.

I arrived early for pre-game practice and consequently was able to sit and chat with a few of the ladies. Co-captain Trista performs at Universal Studios as a high kick dancer and has been in a couple Macy’s New Year Day parades. Trista advanced to the top 30 at the NBA’s Magic auditions and is gearing up for another try. Trista also is in a runoff with Co-captain Cassie K. for the Dream Team spot this year. I missed seeing Cassie K. because she chose to go honeymooning over staying in town to meet me. (Dream Team voting).

Three-year vet Sara was voted to the Dream Team last year and had the honor of being host franchise at the Orlando Amway Arena. Sara is a senior at UCF majoring in hospitality and would love to work in the event planning industry. Her bucket list includes cruising down under where the kangaroos live.

Rookie Ashley, studying at UCF, has a passion for dance and loves to perform volunteer work with the elderly through her church. Returnee Megan last danced with the Prowlers in 2010 and has been dancing on Royal Caribbean cruises for the last two years–productive time because she met her fiancé from Scotland. Megan performs in Beetlejuice at Universal Studios and recently was a finalist at Cirque du Soleil auditions.

Second year Shawna will graduate from UCF this year after a stellar academic career including the President’s List. She’s presently performing on America’s Got Talent and her 21-person troupe received 4 yes votes to advance on. Rookie Chelsea V. is a NJ-born girl who’s family ran a peach farm in South Jersey. She was an accomplished gymnast before a serious knee injury eliminated that athletic path. She also dances at Universal Studio and is thoroughly enjoying her first year with the Predators and her new group of sisters.

My passion for red heads increased after I met Florida born Cassie D, a third year veteran. She’s enjoying her best year especially since the Predators have a hold on first place. A UCF graduate, Cassie is a traveling girl (back from London), and loves dancing at Universal & Disney.The closest I ever got to a Rockette was maybe the fifth row—-until I met 5’8″ Deana. Two years on the Rockette’s and planning to go back again this holiday season. Deana also almost forgot to mention her dancing stints in Los Angeles. How about gigs with Lady Gaga, Beyonce & J Lo. Wow!!!!!

Third year Jessie along with rookies Madison and Chelsea M round out the squad and gave me some great photos.

Our thanks go out to Billie and her team, Amy (Entertainment Coordinator) and Wayne Sysock (squad photographer) for the great hospitality received. Enjoy the video and photos and as Arnold says, “I’ll be bok”.

This Saturday the Predators visit Tampa to continue the “War on I-4”. I’ll be covering the Storm Cheerleaders—I hope the Prowlers come visit.

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Co-captain Trista with Dr. Derek

Shawna, Madison, Sara, Cassie D and Jessie

Megan

Deana

Cassie D

Chelsea V

Chelsea M

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Photo of the Day – May 23


An Orlando Predators Prowler

Photo of the Day – March 20


An Orlando Predators Prowler

Orlando Predators Announce New Dance Team Coach; Set Audition Dates

 

The Orlando Predators have named Billie O’Hara as the teams Dance Team Coordinator for the 2014 season. O’Hara, who is originally from Jacksonville, joined the Prowlers as a dancer in 1997 and became Team Captain in 1998. O’Hara took over as the Predators Dance Team Coordinator from 2009-2011 while her husband and current New Orleans VooDoo Head Coach, Pat O’Hara, was Head Coach of the Predators.

Billie was also the United Football League’s first UFL Cheer and Dance Development Director. O’Hara traveled to all the league’s markets to build and create the leagues first ever dance teams. Billie was also apart of the Orlando Magic Dancers from 1995-1998 where she was one of the teams’ top dancers. O’Hara has also had a successful dancing career outside of professional sports. She was a back-up dancer and choreographer for Phoenix Stone, former member of the Backstreet Boys, and performed for President Bill Clinton. O’Hara has taught master classes at studios through the state of Florida, and she was the Owner/ Director of Planet Dance Productions and Evolution. In their first year, under her direction, Evolution won top overall awards and advanced to the Grand National Finals at Showbiz Talent Competition.

The Prowlers also announced that Peggy Williams will be the teams’ assistant director and Alexis Underwood-Black will be the teams’ assistant coach. Williams was a cheerleader for the Jacksonville Jaguars while Underwood-Black was a former Predators Prowler. The team has officially released its Prelim and Finals audition dates, which can be seen below. Any questions about these events should be directed to bohara@orlandopredators.com

Prelim audition date & location- Dance Centers of Orlando

7800 S Highway 17/92
Suite 144
Fern Park, FL 32730
Date: Feb. 15th
Audition Fee: $30

Registration at 10am, with audition to begin at 11:30 am. The audition is expected to run until 5:00 pm.

Finals Audition Date & Location- The Moat Sports Grille
4250 Alafaya Trail Suite 100
Oviedo, FL 32765
Date: Feb. 22
Time: 7:00pm-10pm
Open and free to the public

Photo of the Day – January 21


An Orlando Predators Prowler

Photo of the Day – October 10


An Orlando Predators Prowler

Photo of the Day – August 20


An Orlando Predators Prowler

Sara is the Dream Team Prowler

Congrats to Sara who will be representing the Orlando Predators Prowlers at Arena Bowl XXVI next month. Sara is a two-year veteran and just earned her AA from Valencia College.

 

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