Roxanne’s Blog: SKD Update
Hi, Kings fans! I'm excited to be back to share details and stories from what SKD and I have been up to in recent weeks.
First of all, the Kings Home Opener was an unreal game, and I loved every second of it. It was so fun to see over 17,000 passionate fans chanting and cheering in the stands the entire evening!
The night before, we practiced for eight hours to get ready, and then came in two hours earlier than usual the next day to make sure everything would go off without a hitch. It was tiring, but definitely worth it in the end.
Seeing the player introductions and the inspirational pregame video gave me goose bumps. Just knowing our team is here to stay is awesome, and I'm glad to be a part of the new era.
We did a Bollywood routine on opening night, which was such as a unique experience. We received brand-new, custom-made costumes, and it was even more thrilling to perform the routine in front of Vivek, Shaq and all of our owners.
Right now, we're working on a lot of different styles, which include more jazz and hip-hop. I'm extremely happy about it because I love and specialize in hip-hop – it's like a burst of energy for me! My favorite routine is called "Family Affair," even though during practice, I hit my head really hard on the floor at the end. It hurt a lot at the time, but I'm feeling great now and can't wait to execute it at upcoming games.
Having a chance to perform during Salute to Services Night on Nov. 13 was truly special. I really appreciate all the servicemen and women who've served and continue to serve our country. One of the coolest moments of the night was when a soldier participated in a basketball contest on the court and made all three baskets to win a prize from Sleep Train!
In addition, we recently did an appearance at CBS 13 to help raise money for the Red Cross Typhoon Relief Fund. We participated in a telethon in which so many people made donations to benefit those impacted in the Philippines. It was a really touching experience and made me very emotional.
During out last preseason game, we did a special tribute for Sign Lady. I've always admired her support and the fact she's come out to every single game with different signs. I remember talking to her once and asking how many signs she had. She had so, so many, and I was amazed at how much time and effort she put into making them. It was really cool to be part of a tribute for her, as well.
As the season progresses, we're still in the process of getting to know each other. It's taking a little bit of time because we're so busy learning routine after routine, perfecting them and making sure they look great for our performances.
We've been trying to go out to dinner after games to talk to each other, as well as bond during water breaks. We also have an ongoing group text message – I end up having as many as 30 unread messages each time I check my phone! All of my teammates are really funny and make me laugh – especially our rookies.
With the season underway, I've been constantly on my feet and super busy, so I haven't had much free time. I did get a chance to go to the movie theater not too long ago to see "Bad Grandpa," which was hilarious. It wasn't what I was expecting, but I thought it was really funny!
Make sure to follow @Kings_Dancers on Instagram. We're doing a special feature, showcasing one of our dancers each week. You'll be able to learn about each of us through all kinds of fun videos and photos.
Thanks as always for tuning in, Kings fans! I'm looking forward to sharing more with you very soon.