The Raptors Dance Pak Visits Manila

The Raptors Dance Pak had the awesome opportunity to travel to the Philippines this month to take part in the NBA 3X event!

Nina, Kalina, Stephanie, Janaye, Mahta, and Mariah S had a blast representing the Toronto Raptors all the way in Manila and enjoyed the incredible amount of supportive NBA fans. Check out the adventures the girls experienced in Manila along with DeMar DeRozan, Wesley Johnson, and the always silly Slamson the Lion.

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Pre-Audition Workshop!

Save the date! Pre-audtition workshop Sat June 21st and AUDITIONS for the 2014-2015 squad Sat July 12th. More info coming your way soon!

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2014/15 Dance Pak Auditions & Pre-Audition Workshop Info


Here’s your chance to join the most exciting and entertaining Dance Team in the NBA!

 

DATE: Saturday, July 12th, 2014

CHOREOGRAPHER: AMBERLEY WADDELL EMAIL: awaddell@torontoraptors.com

LOCATION: Air Canada Centre, 40 Bay St, Toronto, ON. Enter through Gate 1.

REGISTRATION: 9:30 AM,

AUDITIONS BEGIN AT 10:00 AM

BE PREPARED TO STAY AS LONG AS NECESSARY.

 

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR:

Female Dancers – 18 and older (must be 18 by the day of the audition). We strongly encourage ages 22-30 to come out and audition!

Dancers must have the ability to show an extreme level of enthusiasm, confidence, and poise.

Dancers must be physically fit and have strong athletic skills and endurance.

Dancers must be dedicated, professional, hard working and strong team players.

Minimum 2 years dance/performance experience in Hip Hop or Jazz.

20 team members

There is no minimum or maximum height requirement

You must also provide a resume and a current non-returnable 5×7 or 8×10 headshot.

 

WHAT TO EXPECT:

Dancers will be taught a basic hip hop routine combined with jazz. All participants who advance will be asked to perform the routine in small groups. A number of cuts will be made throughout the audition. All participants who advance will be asked to perform 4-6 eight counts of their own choreography/freestyle highlighting strengths and specialties. Music will be provided. The audition is closed, spectators will not be permitted.

 

WHAT TO WEAR:

An attractive two-piece dance outfit (Half top and fitted shorts. Any style and colour)

Mid-area, legs and arms must be exposed.

No baggy clothing or street wear. No pants, leggings, capris or cover ups

Full performance make-up and styled hair. Hair must be down, no ponytails.

Participants may wear any kind of sneaker/dance shoe, please make sure they have non-marking soles.

 

JUDGING:

Judges will focus on enthusiasm, energy, dance ability, personal appearance, personality, poise and showmanship.

 

COMMITMENT INFORMATION:

Mandatory team rehearsals – Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 7:00-10:00pm

August through April (or until end of playoffs).

Mandatory team meeting

Pre-Season games – October

41+ Regular Season Home Games – November to April. Schedule is available in August

Public appearances and events

Pre-register by emailing your headshot and resume to awaddell@torontoraptors.com

 


 



When:
Saturday June 21st, 2014

Location: Metro Movement

833 Broadview Ave, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario

Time: 3:00-5:00pm

Attire: Dance clothes. Sneakers or jazz shoes are recommended.

What to bring: Water and snacks.

Cost: $25 cash

 

This workshop is designed to prepare dancers for the upcoming 2014-15 Raptors Dance Pak audition. It will take you through each round of the audition, from the across the floor combination, to the group and freestyle rounds. It will cover topics such as what the judges look for, choreography, hair, make-up, costuming, shoes and health/fitness.

You will have the opportunity to learn material similar to what will be taught at the audition, preparing hopefuls for the audition process on Saturday July 12th. Dancers will be able to ask questions and receive feedback.

 

Workshop includes:

  • Classes taught by the Raptors Dance Pak choreographer Amberley Waddell. Assisted by veteran Dance Pak Members
  • Mock audition and critiques
  • Tips on auditioning for a pro team
  • Freestyle technique and dance combination tips
  • Q & A with Amberley and current Dance Pak Members

And so much more!!

Limited enrollment: Open to dancers and cheerleaders ages 18 years and up.

 

Space is limited.To reserve your spot at the workshop send an email to awaddell@torontoraptors.com. Your spot is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation. Should you need to cancel once you’re assigned a spot, kindly send a courtesy cancellation email.

 

* This is not a mandatory workshop and participation will not affect the outcome of your audition in July.

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RDP: Game 7

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The Toronto Raptors have the best fans in the league. Hands down.

Having the opportunity to come to work and be surrounded by such excitement and enthusiasm was a privilege. The 2013-2014 season was a year of firsts: For our rookie members – it was their “Raptors” experience, first rehearsal, first game, first wins, first losses. For our veteran members: It was an especially exciting first – first playoff series!

For the fans who have connected with us through social media, cheered us on at home games, and stood in Jurassic Park screaming for the Toronto Raptors, we thank you! And a special dance pak thank you to our stunningly fierce couch Amberley for inspiring us with not only great creativity on court, but also friendship and teamwork off court.

It may seem like our playoff journey has ended, but the amazing fandom inspired by great basketball only leaves room for growth and positivity. You guys are the best! Keep following us on the blog, Facebook, twitter, and Instagram.

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Thanks again for a season to remember. #wethenorth

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#NorthernUprising

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Pre-game with Dani and Mariah A.

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Aryana, Morgan, and Cristina greeting fans in Jurassic Park.

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Nicole, Leah, Mariah S, Lindsay, Cristina, Dani, and Morgan at the start of the second half.

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Game 7.

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Look at those fans! #wethenorth

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RDP: Game 5 – win!

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Raptors are 3 -2 ! Last night was definitely an intense game, but the Raptors pulled through and came out on top with the W. The Raptor and Stripes did an amazing job joining us on court for a Michael Jackson themed routine. We also want to thank the fans for continuing their amazing support. There was a crazy celebration at the end of the game and we loved dancing under the confetti for another victory dance. Don’t forget about game 6 tomorrow night in Brooklyn. Keep it loud Raptors fans!

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Mahta and Janaye getting ready for the game.

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Calm before the storm. We the North.

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Mariah A and Holly N hanging out at the photo-zone pre-game.

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Dani, Amen, and Aryanna signing some autographs.

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The second half.

 

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Just after the Raptors won game 5!!

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RDP: Game 2 Win!

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Last night the Raptors powered through and took the game 2 win!! Our fans were amazing once again with their energetic support and we had a blast performing our 90’s mix routine on court. That victory dance was amazing…confetti and all! Make sure you tune in on Friday at 7PM for game 3 in Brooklyn.

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On court rehearsal before the game.

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Signing some posters pre-game.

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We the north. Party in the square.

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Lets go Raptors!

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Pre-game give aways.

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Amen and Jamie on the big screen.

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More tailgate fun.

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Victory!!!

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Seconds after we won the game :)

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RDP: Game 1

Game 1 was a game that we will never forget. Yesterday the ACC was booming with support for the Toronto Raptors. We are all set for Game 2 of playoffs, see you on Tuesday!!

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Game 1 !

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Pre-game.

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Look at all those fans! More joined later on. Amazing support.

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On the big screen!

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Mariah S and Kalina. Work it girls.

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Leah, Mariah A, and Jamie.

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Our routine! Janet Mix for game 1.

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Fanapolooza

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We can’t believe that last night was the last home game of the regular season. But it’s not over yet! Raptors take on the Knicks tomorrow night in New York and then… PLAYOFFS here we come! Check out some more pictures from Fanapolooza and thanks for all the support Raptors Fans. Lets keep it going!!

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It was Fanapolooza!

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Janaye, Mahta, and Mariah S pre-game.

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The fans brought so much energy to the game.

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Our Gwen Stefani tribute.

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Time to hit the court! Kalina was amazing as our very own Gwen Stefani.

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Raps vs. Rockets!

Raptors took home the big W against the Houston Rockets, 107-103! Take a look at some highlights from last night!

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Raptors vs. Rockets

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Amber, Holly H, Nicole, and Holly N on their way to greet the fans.

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Future little Raptors Dance Pak member.

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Check out these amazing super fans!

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Game time.

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We won!!

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RDP Recipe of the Week: Spring Berry Smoothie

By: Mahta 

Hey Raptors fans! 

Only 5 home games left of the season and then we’re off to playoffs!!! 
Tonight we’ll be facing the Houston Rockets at the ACC! 

Here’s a Spring Berry shake that is refreshing and tastes delicious! Blend all the ingredients together and enjoy!

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