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2011-2012 LOUISVILLE LIGHTNING LADIES DANCE TEAM!!

This past Saturday Mockingbird Valley Sports Complex hosted the second and final try out for the next season of the Louisville Lightning Ladies dance team. Dance hopefuls came out with tons of talent, spunk, enthusiasm, and skill to vie for a chance to become a member of the 2011-2012 dance team. Over the past few months head choreographers and managers, Chelsea Nester and April Curtsinger, have interviewed and auditioned 30 dance hopefuls for their chance at positions to join them as this year’s dance team. “We had a lot of talent come try out this year…” said Chelsea Nester, “…we’re already setting high expectations for this upcoming season and we’re hoping the girls that make the team are ready to get the sparks flying with the Lightning Ladies this season!” 

Nester and Curtsinger informed us that another change to their season this year is their probationary period. During this time, girls who made it past their first try out for the dance team have/will undergo weekly team workout sessions and team practices. “The probationary period is set up to provide the dance team with the most dedicated and talented of girls. If they can handle all that we throw at them during this time then Lightning fans can look forward to seeing their beautiful faces this season on the field at the Lightning games,” the Ladies leaders tell us. This past Saturday was a re-evaluation try-out for our first cut of girls as well as an open try-out to some new comers. Nester and Curtsinger went on to say, “once each girl finishes her probationary period we’ll evaluate how well they’ve been working with us, our choreography, the other girls, and the entire experience in a final audition.

 

 

 

So without further adieu, it is the pleasure of Chelsea Nester, April Curtsinger, and all members of the Lightning organization to congratulate the following girls for making it past their probationary period and claiming their spots as official members of the 2011-2012 Louisville Lightning Ladies Dance Team:

 



(Names are not listed in any particular order)

 

Chelsea Nester-Head choreographer/manager


April Curtsinger-Head choreographer/manager



Brooke Gilbert


Deanna Gillispie



Vanna Jones


Emily Kidd


Amanda Kremer


Haley Manford



Tanisha Raymer


 

 

In additional to these girls, the Lightning Ladies would like to welcome the following new girls to the team who join us for their probationary period between now and the Lightning season opener to be held on November 4th, 2011. Congratulation girls and we look forward to seeing you all at practice!!

 

(Names are not listed in any particular order)

 

Kristi Kiser

Stewart Dunn

Kirstie Berte

Alexandra Roy

 

Nester and Curtsinger would like to add a final thanks to all the help they received in conducting tryouts this season. Especially to this year’s judges: Maurita A., Leigh N., Chris M., Eric A., Heather W., and Tyler M. 

GO LIGHTNING!!!

2010-2011 LIGHTNING LADIES