Timberwolves Dancers Set to Embark On 2 Week NBA-Sponsored Performance Tour In Spain

The Timberwolves Dancers will tour Spain over the next two weeks, bringing the Timberwolves brand to the home country of Wolves rookie Ricky Rubio. The trip is part of the inaugural NBA 3X Tour, a 16-week event co-sponsored by the NBA and BBVA that will feature interactive basketball activities, highlighted by a countrywide 3-on-3 basketball tournament.

"This is a tremendous honor for our team," Timberwolves Dancers Director Natalie Alvarado said. "The girls are incredibly excited to represent the Timberwolves organization and the NBA in front of the great basketball fans in Spain."

The NBA 3X Tour, which began this past weekend, travels throughout Spain for 16 weeks, culminating in Barcelona for the NBA 3X National Finals on October 8-9. The Timberwolves Dancers will perform beginning Thursday, June 21 in Madrid and then travel to Zaragoza for more performances.

This year's tour marks the Timberwolves Dancers' fourth international trip in recent years, and first visit to Spain. Last year the team traveled to China, taking part in the Guangdong Mobile Tour. The team began their international tours by performing as part of the NBA's Jam Van Asian Tour in 2006, making stops in Shanghai and Nanjing. The dancers also accompanied the Wolves to France in the fall of 2010 as part of the league's NBA Europe Live preseason schedule that saw the Wolves take on the New York Knicks in Paris.

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