With auditions on the horizon, second-year Kings Dancer Isela reflects on her first season as SKD social media coordinator and more.
Hey, Kings fans – It has been an absolute pleasure sharing updates on Sacramento Kings Dancer social media channels over the past year.
My responsibilities began last July during the making of our epic 2013-14 SKD Calendar. Equipped with authentic weapons, creative costumes and a genius graphic design team, we brought an original idea to life with ferocity. In the same month, we also participated in a Workout photo shoot and the popular “Heroes and Villains Tribute” album. I had a lot of fun posting behind-the-scenes content, and enjoyed sharing the calendar sneak-peeks.
After a busy month striking poses for the camera, our captains, Lauren, Carly and Heather, attended Pro Action Dance Intensive to learn and prepare more than 15 routines to teach our team. Learning the new material has always been an integral part of our preparation for the season, so it was fun to be able to provide a glimpse of the hard work that goes into getting reading for a season.
Along with performing, one of our favorite aspects of being Kings Dancers is attending the more than 150 local community appearances each season. So it was a privilege to post about SKD’s involvement at some of the year’s amazing events.
Throughout the season, we visited Shriners Children’s Hospital, local firefighter fundraisers, school rallies, military bases and charity golf tournaments, among many others. During one of our most memorable appearances, we delivered Kings gift bags to children at Shriners during the holidays, which also featured Slamson, Kings players and a pizza party.
Along with our many community appearances, we also maintained a busy in-game schedule last year. In addition to performing and participating in T-shirt tosses and the Bongo Cam, SKD hosted calendar-signings and made Team Store deliveries. New during the season, we also made frequent visits to Kings Social Media Headquarters to take fun photos with fans and capture cool snapshots of SKD routines.
Looking back, one of my favorite things about being the social media coordinator for SKD was seeing the support we have from our faithful fans. It was awesome to discover we had so many passionate fans not only all over the country, but also around the world! I hope our presence on various social media channels has made it easy for everyone to follow Kings Dancer endeavors.
Now that audition season is around the corner, the SKD schedule starts anew!
Thank you for supporting us – whether you watched our every performance on the court this season or simply “Liked” our Facebook page – we appreciate it. We really do have the best fans in the NBA!
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Stay current with Kings.com and Kings Dancer social channels, as SKD audition information is expected to be announced soon!