Katy Perry Routine

Hey Raptors fans, Nina here!

We love performing tribute routines of famous celebrities together on court. Last night at the game we performed our first tribute routine this season to a Katy Perry mix. Steph rocked it as Katy Perry, and the rest of us had so much fun dancing along side her as power team. We felt like we were performing with the real Katy! Here is a picture of us just before we hit the court!

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Steph as our very own Katy Perry!

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Fashion Friday

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Thanks to our amazing sponsor Foot Locker I have been recently inspired to rock the iconic vertical stripes they are known for. The simple black and white pattern is fun and effective and can be easily incorporated into any outfit. Slimming and bold, referee stripes can be paired with any colour or make for a fabulous monochromatic look. Stripes, the new member of the Raptors mascot family, and I agree this classic pattern will never go out of style.

Get your stripe on,

Kalina

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Even our new dresses have that Foot Locker flare with added stripes on the sides. Christelle, Dani, Holly and Mahta show off our fun new look. Thank you Foot Locker!!!

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I was surprised to find a lot of cool striped pieces in my closet. From jackets to jeans, I am definitely into the whole Beetlejuice thing.

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Designers like Marc Jacobs have also played with the referee look on the runway. Using both thin and thick stripes, this look can also be dressed up and feminine.

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RDP Tip of the Week: Food Prep Game

 

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Instead of a recipe this week, I thought I’d change things up.  An issue that I have when it comes to eating healthy consistently, is having the food ready to go for me! Whenever I buy a bunch of produce, I end up sticking my vegetables at the back of my fridge…and a lot of it ends up going bad! This week I tried something different. I prepped everything before hand, and it was a simple way to use all my groceries and eat clean on the go! It becomes a little difficult with busy lives to make healthy choices, but by pre-chopping vegetables, meal planning and having healthy snacks handy, you’re halfway there! Try it on the weekend if you have an hour or two to spare, it’s worth it! 

That is all, thanks for reading!  -Mahta

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The Birthday Pranks Continue…

There was another birthday in the Dance Pak family! It was Nicole’s turn to be pranked…

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Foot Locker Raptors Dance Pak Blurred Lines Parody featuring The Raptor

During our photo shoot for this season we decided to have a little fun and put together a little parody video to introduce the new team. Here it is… Everybody get up!!
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Fashion Friday: Country Chic

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With the cold weather and the holidays upon us, some of my favourite cozy and festive style trends are beginning to emerge. Something about this time of year makes me want to dress as though I am on some fabulous country getaway. The opportunity to play with layers, knits and outerwear can really transform an outfit. Embrace the spirit of the season with country chic inspired pieces and patterns, you will look both warm and wonderful.

Cause baby it’s cold outside,

Kalina

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Year after year Ralph Lauren has always captured that classic, rural style. This season the collection is looking cozier than ever with beautiful knits and festive patterns. Comfortably classy!

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Ponchos are also a great way to stay bundled and fabulous at the same time and are very prominent in the fashion world right now. Naturally Ralph Lauren has created both a casual, rustic one (left) and a more elegant and festive one (centre). I had the amazing opportunity to walk in a fashion show wearing a custom piece by designer/ my best friend Mario Fugnitto and it was a beautiful poncho (right). With a vintage and feminine feel it is a perfect blend of high fashion and ready to wear.

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Before rehearsal, I caught Amen and Mariah rocking their favorite eclectic and festive patterns and sweaters. They looked adorable, comfortable and perfectly festive.

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RDP Recipe of the Week: Carrot, apple, zucchini..MUFFINS.

By: Mahta 

Hey everyone!
This recipe is so good, super simple and healthy too!

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Mix the above ingredients in a bowl, I also added a bit of honey to mine. Walnuts and raisins would be a nice addition too! Bake at 350F for 30 minutes!

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Enjoy Raptors fans!

And tune in tonight… We’re playing the Grizzlies in Memphis! Go Raptors!!! 

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Pranking Holly…

This week the dance pak prepared a special birthday prank for Holly H…and it was a success!! Check it out.

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Playlist of the Week

By: Stephanie 

Hey Raptors Fans!

We polled the Raptors Dance Pak to find out what was playing on their ipods this week! With a hectic game schedule coming up, you can bet that these dancers are warming up, cooling down, and dancing to their favourite jams. Check ‘em out!

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Aryana:  Pistol Annies – I Feel a Sin Comin’ On 

Amber:  Robert Delong – Global Concepts

Janaye:  Roar – Katy Perry 

Morgan:  All of Me – Drake 

Leah:  Berzerk – Eminem 

Kalina:   It – Rich Aucoin

Mariah S:  Beast of Burden – Rolling Stones 

Dani:  Doo Wop – Lauryn Hill 

Nina:  Cherub Rock – Smashing Pumpkins 

Stephanie:  Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Lead Belly 

Nicole:  Holy Grail – Jay-Z feat. Justin Timberlake 

Holly H:  Salt n’ Pepa – Shoop 

Amen:  Royals – Lorde

Jamie:  We Made You – Eminem 

Mariah A:  Power Trip – J.Cole 

Cristina:  Surrender – Angels and Airwaves 

Lindsay:  The Monster – Eminem and Rihanna 

Mahta:  From Time – Drake

Christelle:  Loved Me Back to Life – Celine Dion

Holly N:  All I Want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

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RDP Recipe of the Week: Chips and Dip

By: Mahta 

Hey everyone, I’m back again with another easy recipe! 

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After these 3 ingredients have baked, throw them all in a food processor. Also add in 3 garlic cloves, salt and pepper, a spoon of tomato paste and some fresh basil! That’s all for the dip! 

What’s a healthier alternative to potato chips? Baked tofu chips! All you have to do is slice tofu in very thin pieces, layer the slices on a cookie sheet, and bake at 350F for about 30 minutes. They might need to stay in the oven longer; it all depends on how crispy you’d like them! I decided to season mine with lemon pepper, but almost anything will work! 

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That’s it for today, enjoy!

It’s game day on the road against the Bobcats! Go Raptors!!! 

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