Rehearsal: Ashley Joined Us to Help Out

Ashely, our captain from last season, came to help us train and practice last night in rehearsal! Check out a sneak peak at what happened. Thanks Ash!

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RDP Rehearsal: Practicing our Strut!

 This past week in rehearsal it was time for us to put on our classic white boots and practice our strut! It’s another step closer to game days, we are getting so excited!



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Fashion Friday With Kalina!


It is Friday the 13th, almost fall, and fashionably speaking the best time of year. Between fresh back-to-school looks and the buzz of fashion week, inspiration is everywhere. To mix things up, my preppy autumn looks took a gothic turn in honor of this superstitious day. Try adding a darker twist to this usually clean and innocent look. Some of my freaky Friday fall essentials are longplaid skirts paired with mesh long-sleeves and layers. Platform shoes and a studded backpack add a funky edge. Keep it classy with a dark feminine hat and a spritz of Gaga’s black fragrance, ‘Fame’.

Happy Friday the 13th,

– Kalina



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RDP Recipe of The Week: Simple Kale Salad

By: Mahta

Hey everyone, Mahta here!

I’m very excited to share with you all some healthy recipes this season! I’ll be focusing on clean eating and making meals/shakes that are quick and easy!


Today’s salad includes: organic kale, red pepper, cucumber, mango, pine nuts, chia seeds

Dressing: olive oil (not too much), light soy sauce, lemon juice, basil, garlic and pepper

Prawns: lightly sautéed in coconut oil, then dressed in lemon juice


And there you have it…a colourful salad to enjoy!

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Fashion Friday with Kalina

Every game thousands of fans see us in our official Foot Locker Raptors Dance Pak outfits. These fabulous costumes of red, black, and white are what keep us looking like a team, but what do we wear off the court? When matching 19 other girls and red lips aren’t a requirement? Check the FLRDP blog weekly for interesting and fun fashion discoveries I have made and what the ladies of the Dance Pak are rockin’ these days.


Kalina (your friendly 3rd year vet and style junkie)

A lot of girls have that collection of tight mini dresses that are too boring to wear but too cute to throw out. Instead of letting them take up valuable closet space double their potential with a pair of scissors! Two-piece skirt sets are one of the cutest and most flattering things to hit the streets. Properly accenting the body, the cropped shirt and high-waisted pencil skirt combination give both a sexy and sophisticated look. Whether you cut an old printed dress in half or buy a great solid coloured set, two-pieces are versatile and fabulous!

I wore a custom two-piece made and        designed by my good friend Mario Fugnitto to the Dance Pak orientation meeting

I wore a custom two-piece made and designed by my good friend Mario Fugnitto to the Dance Pak orientation meeting.

I caught 2nd year vet Mariah sporting this gray set ☺

I caught 2nd year vet Mariah
sporting this gray set ☺

This former ‘Starry Night’ Blackmilk dress became an amazing casual outfit when I transformed it and added this jean shirt.

This former ‘Starry Night’ Blackmilk dress became an amazing casual outfit when I transformed it and added this jean shirt.


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Double Birthday Prank

It was Christelle’s birthday yesterday and we decided she was the perfect rookie to hit with a birthday prank (x 2). Nina and Kalina are double trouble!
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RDP Recipe Of The Week: Cauliflower Crust Pizza

By Stephanie

Up until last week, I had been Pinterest sober for roughly 2 months. Withdrawal was tough, but slowly I just sort of stopped wanting to make my cute, non-existent dog little jackets, and the desire to reupholster my shabby loveseat (by myself, like any good ‘Pinterester’ ….’Pinner?’) tapered off and disappeared.

In a moment of weakness, I logged back on to Pinterest but stumbled upon this recipe which sounded delicious. I typically eschew following recipes in general, but this was low-carb, cauliflower crust pizza! Lived up to the Pinterest hype and was excellent.

To make the crust, the recipe calls for:

  • Half a head of fresh cauliflower
  • 1 egg
  • a pinch of salt and pepper
  • Garlic power
  • oil
  • 1 tablespoon of Parmesan cheese or mozzarella

I went a little overboard with the toppings but you get the idea.

Because I don’t have a adequate food processor, (my roommate let me use his magic bullet and I may or may not have burned out the motor…)  I grated the cauliflower by hand until I had roughly 2 CUPS. Pinterest told me it should have the consistency of snow, which it kind of did!

  • Put cauliflower into a microwave safe bowl and heat for roughly 7 to 8 min

  • Let the cauliflower cool, and strain in a cool cloth to adsorb any moisture. DON’T TRY AND STRAIN IT RIGHT OUT OF THE MICROWAVE! I burned the tips of every one of my fingers trying to save time, be a hero and do this right away.

  • Add the egg, cheese, garlic powder and the salt and pepper! I used chili flakes in mine.
  • Mix all together. It becomes dough-like with the egg

  • Flatten on a baking tray like regular pizza dough, keeping the crust thin

(It looked like someone ransacked my kitchen when I was finished.)

  • Add pizza sauce to the top of the crust

  • Get as creative as you want with the toppings!

  • I added mushrooms, artichoke hearts, black olives, tomatos, onions, beets, black forest ham and mozzarella. Lots of that.

  • Almost done: Place in oven: 425 degrees for twenty five minutes

  • It should look something like this…

(It serves about three to four people or you can do what I did and demolish it with a very hungry friend! Leftovers?)

  • Pinterest success! Enjoy!

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Holly Joins Rehearsals

You Pick The Pak winner Holly has joined the Foot Locker Dance Pak for rehearsals. Check out footage from her first day!

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Time For A Birthday Prank…

A new season means the return of birthday pranks. Happy Belated Birthday to Holly!


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First Week Of Rehearsals

The Foot Locker Raptors Dance Pak are getting ready to start the 2013-14 season. Check out a recap of first week of rehearsals…

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