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Devils Dancer auditions rock the Rock

by Eric Marin / New Jersey Devils
Dancers getting warmed up for Sunday's audition at Prudential Center.

The hottest dance team in the National Hockey League is about to get even hotter.

Auditions were held Sunday to find the newest members of the Devils Dancers, who light up the Rock during Devils games and spread the Jersey’s Team message with community appearances throughout the Garden State.

Close to 100 hopefuls turned out to make a big impression on the panel of judges, which featured Matt Pinfield of 101.9  RXP FM, Devils’ PA announcer Kevin Clark, and Devils Dancers head coach Amanda Gardella.

"Last year we had an amazing season and we grew so much as a team,” Gardella said. “We are looking to go in that same direction and bring this team to world-class status.”

The Dancers’ reputation as one of the best in the Tri-State area has spread quickly, helping to draw almost 30 more attendants than last year's event. The final decision on the new additions was expected to be made later this week.

"The reason I want to be a Devils Dancer is because I've done alot of research on statewide dance teams, and this one seems to be the most family oriented,” said Jennifer Grecco, 23. “The routines are great, and everyone seems to be having alot of fun.”

Check out the girls who made the team!

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