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Saying Goodbye... Sort Of

August 31, 2011

Just like when you are two years old and doing it for the first time, your days continue with one small step in front of the other. I woke up to so many wonderful wishes on twitter about 'future endeavours' and 'new challenges' and 'the next big step'. The rumour is out and the rumour is true. So here's the scoop...

Yes, I have officially hung up my white Dance Pak boots and pointed up to the 300s to make some noise for the last time. I've spent five seasons experiencing the high of game nights and sincerely cherish every fan encounter, buzzer beater, high-five and dance. The statement has been proven; time really flies when you're having fun. When I think about my days in a Raptors splashed half top, I feel nothing but a lucky buzz of memories. I am thankful for every opportunity; the challenge of teamwork and standing as captain for the past three seasons, meeting fans across the world through travel and events and making so many incredible friends along the route.


A First Visit To Winnipeg With NBA Jam Session

August 29, 2011

Kat and Char visit Winnipeg as part of a tour stop for the NBA Jam Session Canada tour.

The Dreaded Second Rehearsal

August 26, 2011

Jay, Kaela and other members of the Dance Pak share their thoughts after a very sore second rehearsal day of the season!

Visiting Vancouver...

August 24, 2011

CLICK HERE to see all of the photos from Jen and Ashley at the recent NBA Jam Session Canada event in Vancouver!

First Look At The New Dance Pak!

August 14, 2011

Round Three: Here We Go

August 12, 2011

Hey everyone, Ashley here! I'm thrilled to be back for a third season with a new team of amazing, fresh, beautiful dancers. This year's audition brought in over 150 stunning and talented ladies from all over the GTA, hungry for a spot on Canada's only NBA dance team. The competition this year was fierce, so I'm incredibly grateful for another opportunity to be a part of the greatest family in Toronto. And I'm not just talking about the 16 lovely ladies on the Dance Pak. I'm talking about you, the fans, as well!

During the offseason, I ran into a number of Raptors fans who recognized me from previous seasons. I was so honored that as Raptors fans, they were also Dance Pak fans too! I loved getting the opportunity to chat and getting to know more Raptors fans outside of the game setting. During the games, we're constantly running around ACC, dancing on court, helping out with contests, along with many other things that we sometimes don't have the enough time to fully get to know you guys. But I'd love to change that!

This month, members of the Dance Pak will be in attendance at all of Canada's NBA Jam Sessions. Actually, in less than a week, Jen and I will be flying out to the ever so stunning British Columbia! Vancouver's NBA Jam Session on August 20th will be our very first appearance as members of the 2011/2012 Raptors Dance Pak and we can't be more excited! So come say hi and tell us about yourselves. We'd absolutely love to get to know you.

Also, I've finally jumped on the twitter bandwagon, so give me a tweet @AshleyConstance. We have some time before we get to see each other again on game days, so I'd love to get a jump start in getting to know this year's Raptors family!

Until then, enjoy the rest of the beautiful summer weather while it lasts.

Go Raptors!

Ashley :)

2011 Dance Pak Audition Highlights

August 8, 2011

Check out all of the action from a great day of auditions for the 2011 Raptors Dance Pak at Air Canada Centre.