DANCE TEAM UPDATE WITH LAUREN S.

Lauren is in her third year with the Cannons Dance Team

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People running on the Charles, walking around Fenway, and reading on the BU Beach can only mean one thing:  Opening Day for the Boston Cannons is right around the corner!  With a month of practices under our dancing belts we can feel the anticipation as we get closer to May 15th.  To prepare for a jam-packed schedule, the Boston Cannons Dance Team members have had to shift into high gear with lots of organizing, primping, and learning. 

During the first two practices it is imperative that everyone on the team gets on the same page.  Karen, our fearless leader, spent the first hour of our first practice together handing out important documents, like team expectations and schedules, uniforms, and helpful information about the Cannons organization.  We then reviewed the audition dance (which later became our first full routine!) and went over all of our signature side-line moves.  I left practice feeling proud of my new teammates and ready to take on whatever challenges this season will present!

In addition to organizing, we had to prepare our bodies, hair follicles, and skin cells for our long (but awesome) photo shoot in Manchester, NH.  We piled into a beautiful studio on Elm St., and followed instructions from our photographer: Allie Burke of Natural Images by Allie.  She made us feel incredibly comfortable and helped make our photos perfect for promoting the 2010 Cannons!  Best of all, we got to know one another and I can’t wait to spend the next few months learning more about each beautiful and talented dancer.

Though it is important to prepare the teams promotional materials, most important is our ability to deliver exciting routines on the sidelines, and on the field, for the loyal and loud Cannons fans.  Between the rookies learning all the new sidelines, and everyone soaking in new choreography, our brains and bodies have been working overtime to get ready to do what we do best:  entertain.  I can’t wait to get out on the field on May 15th and show the Denver Outlaws what we are all about!  See you there 🙂

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