Baltimore Blast Cheerleaders in the Playoffs

The Baltimore Blast had their first playoff game on Friday, March 11, at the Royal Farms Arena. It was a thrilling night as the Blast beat the Syracuse Knights 6-5 in triple OT. Here are some photos of the Blast Cheerleaders from the game.

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Photo of the Day – November 7

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An Anaheim Bolts Dnacer

Photo of the Day – June 17


A Baltimore Blast Cheerleader

San Diego Sockers Girls Auditions Are May 18

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Photo of the Day – January 9


Members of the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team

Ladies of Ontario Fury

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A day in the life of the Ladies of Ontario Fury, compressed into a five minute video.

Work B**ch – choreographed by Laura Lach (Clippers Spirit and ChivaGirls coach)

Drop It Low – choreographed by Nicole Cohen (Boston Celtics Dancer, Clippers Spirit and UCLA Dance Team coach)

Meet and Greet with the Ladies of Ontario Fury

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Ladies of Ontario Fury Bios Up

Our good friend Lynae de Leon, Director of Community Relations, emailed to let us know that The Ladies of Ontario Fury bios  have been updated on the Ontario Fury main website.   Check them out here.

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San Diego Socker Girls Calendar Reveal Party

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Fast and Furious: A Day In The Life Of The Ontario Fury Dance Team

The Ontario Fury are one of the newest teams in the PASL, the Professional Arena Soccer League, and this past Saturday, they held their inaugural game against the Toros Mexico at the Citizens Business Bank Arena.  And as some of you may know, the Fury have a dance team, the Ladies of the Ontario Fury…and they are a sight to behold.

In honor of their first game of their inaugural season, I thought it would be interesting to feature the dance team and provide our readers with an idea of what a day in the life of an Ontario Fury dance team member is all about.  So I contacted Lynae de Leon, the Director of Community Relations and the Dance Team Director and arranged for a media credential to cover the squad.

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San Diego Socker Girl Auditions Are September 15th

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The 2013 Ontario Fury Dance Team Auditions

The Ontario Fury is the newest franchise in the PASL (Professional Arena Soccer League) and will play their home games in the Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California. The management group of the Anaheim Bolts decided to swap ownership from Anaheim to the Ontario area, a move that will bring them to a more favorable soccer market and a newer and larger arena.

This past Sunday, they held auditions for their inaugural dance team and the event drew a spirited group of young women.

I had a chance to talk to Lynae de Leon, the Ontario Fury Dance Team Director, before the auditions began and she shared with me the new uniform designs for the dance team.  Lynae worked closely with Laura Reed, her account representative at The Line Up, to design a sexy and stylish uniform that is sure to please the fans.  And let me say that I was a big, big fan of the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team uniforms, but these new red, black and white uniforms are going to attract a lot of attention and I can’t wait to shoot the girls in them.

Now that the uniform designs were decided, the only thing else that needed to be done was select the girls that were going to wear them.

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Reminder: Ontario Fury Dance Team Auditions – August 11

Time: Registration begins at 9 am. Auditions begin promptly at 9:30 am.

What to expect: When you arrive, proceed to the registration area for check-in. There will be one area for pre-registered applicants and one area for walk-up applicants. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE! Upon registration, you will be given an audition number.

Dancers will be taught a stylized jazz/hip-hop combination. There will be 2 cuts prior to choosing our finalists. Finalists will be selected based on their dance ability, showmanship, physical fitness, and crowd appeal.

All participants who advance as finalists will be asked to perform 6 eight counts of their own choreography highlighting strengths and specialties, (music will be provided), in addition to a group interview.

What to wear: 2-piece attire (crop top and briefs) and flesh colored hosiery are mandatory. Jazz, dance or athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are also mandatory. All tattoos must be covered up.

Hair and make-up are expected to be game night ready! Hair must be worn down.

What to bring: (Suggestions) Water, snacks, extra nylons, warm-up/sweat suit, make-up, hair spray, mirror, towel.

Requirements: All women must be at least 18 years of age by October 31, 2013. Applicants under the age of 18 at the time of auditions must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver form.

All dancers must have flexible evening schedules for rehearsals, games, and appearances starting immediately. Total commitment is required to the Ontario Pro Soccer Team and Ontario Pro Soccer Dance Team.

To ensure a professional and relaxed atmosphere for all participants, the auditions will be closed. No guests or spectators allowed.

Ontario Fury Dance Team Auditions – August 11

Time: Registration begins at 9 am. Auditions begin promptly at 9:30 am.

What to expect: When you arrive, proceed to the registration area for check-in. There will be one area for pre-registered applicants and one area for walk-up applicants. PLEASE BE PREPARED TO SHOW YOUR DRIVER’S LICENSE! Upon registration, you will be given an audition number.

Dancers will be taught a stylized jazz/hip-hop combination. There will be 2 cuts prior to choosing our finalists. Finalists will be selected based on their dance ability, showmanship, physical fitness, and crowd appeal.

All participants who advance as finalists will be asked to perform 6 eight counts of their own choreography highlighting strengths and specialties, (music will be provided), in addition to a group interview.

What to wear: 2-piece attire (crop top and briefs) and flesh colored hosiery are mandatory. Jazz, dance or athletic shoes (non-marking soles) are also mandatory. All tattoos must be covered up.

Hair and make-up are expected to be game night ready! Hair must be worn down.

What to bring: (Suggestions) Water, snacks, extra nylons, warm-up/sweat suit, make-up, hair spray, mirror, towel.

Requirements: All women must be at least 18 years of age by October 31, 2013. Applicants under the age of 18 at the time of auditions must have a parent or guardian sign the waiver form.

All dancers must have flexible evening schedules for rehearsals, games, and appearances starting immediately. Total commitment is required to the Ontario Pro Soccer Team and Ontario Pro Soccer Dance Team.

To ensure a professional and relaxed atmosphere for all participants, the auditions will be closed. No guests or spectators allowed.

Spending Some Quality Time with the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team

One of the best kept secrets in Southern California is that the Anaheim Bolts have an amazing dance team.  They’re gorgeous.  They’re sexy.  They’re really nice.  And over the last two weeks, I got to spend some quality time with Southern California’s best kept secret…the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team.





The Anaheim Bolts play in the Professional Arena Soccer League.  Indoor arena soccer is a fast pace game with lots of scoring action.   That the Bolts have a dance team adds to the entertainment value of going to a game.  It’s a great way to spend a Saturday evening.

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Testing New Photographic Equipment with the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team

I bought some new camera equipment and I wanted to test it out in a “game situation” before I committed to using it in a “must deliver” event.  So I emailed Lynae de Leon, the Director of the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team, and asked her if I could come down and test out my new gear.  She graciously obliged and I was excited at the chance to shoot one of my favorite squads.  Photographing the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team would be a challenge because the convention center where they perform is very dark and the lighting comes from  a very odd angle.  This would be a dry run for when I formally visit in February.

My results were mixed and that was not to be unexpected, when trying out new gear.  I needed to get consistent results…consistently good or consistently bad…to be able to set a baseline from which I could make some adjustments and fine tune my technique.  And I will do so, but for now I wanted to share a couple shots that went well.

My thanks to Lynae and the Anaheim Bolts organization for allowing me the opportunity to test my gear in a game setting.  If you’ve never been to a PASL game, you should check it out because it is literally fast break indoor soccer and the action is fast and furious.  And the Anaheim Bolts Dance Team is absolutely worth the price of admission.

Now, I have to go back and analyze those “consistently bad” photos and see what I did wrong.  In the mean time, let these “good” photos entice you to stay tuned for my official visit to the Anaheim Bolts in February.