HEAT Dancers Go For Unprecedented Fifth-Straight Championship. HEAT Dancers Face Nets Dancers in Second Round. Voting Begins Monday at 2:00 p.m. Click Here to Vote.
MIAMI, 4/5 – The Miami HEAT Dancers will begin their quest of an unprecedented fifth-straight title, as they look to defend their crown as the “Most Popular Dance Team in the NBA”; against 29 other NBA dance teams in the 2010 NBA Dance Team Bracket. The HEAT Dancers is the only team to ever win the single-elimination tournament since the NBA started hosting the online competition during the 2005-06 season.
The HEAT Dancers, who earned a first-round bye, will face the New Jersey Net Dancers, who defeated the Cleveland Cavalier Girls, in the second round. Second round voting will be held from Monday, April 5 at 2:00 p.m. until Tuesday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.
The HEAT would like to encourage all fans to vote for the HEAT Dancers. Fans can visit this website or NBA.com to access the NBA Dance Team Bracket on April 5 at 2:00 p.m. to cast their votes. Once at the Dance Team Bracket, fans may click on the HEAT logo to view special HEAT Dancer video features and photo galleries. Fans can vote multiple times per day.
The HEAT Dancers are the league’s premier dance team. SI.com’s Jimmy Traina writes on his â€œHotClicksâ€ blog: â€œâ€¦for our money, we don’t see how anyone in the East can get past the ladies from the Miami HEAT.â€ In 2005, USA Today heralded the HEAT Dancers as â€œcutting edge,â€ â€œwell-drilled and hip.â€ They have been featured on popular TV programs such as ESPN’s The Season, MTV Hits, and MTV’s My Super Sweet 16. The HEAT Dancers remain the only non-host city dance team invited to perform during the NBA All-Star Weekend festivities, wowing the audience in Houston during All-Star 2006. The HEAT Dancers were even celebrated on ESPN.com’s â€œPage 2.â€ In August 2006, Gregg Easterbrook wrote that â€œtheir allure is an indicator of a power shift — the best-looking beach babes now congregate in South Florida, not California.â€ Their appeal is global, having recently traveled to and performed in China, Istanbul, London, Germany, the British Virgin Islands, and France.
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