Saskatoon dancer is hoping to get a slam dunk in contest
A Saskatoon woman is vying for the final spot on the
Toronto Raptors Dance Pak.
The 25-year-old Chelsey Zelizney said winning a spot on the dance team would mean so much.
"To be able to dance in front of that many people on a regular basis would be quite exciting and something that I'd love to achieve," said Zelizney.
She went to tryouts in Toronto and competed against 180 dancers. Now, she has made it to the top nine and the online voting stage.
"It would be really nice to have my hometown behind me," said Zelizney, who is the only finalist not from Ontario.
She didn't think she would get this opportunity as Zelizney has been through two knee surgeries that could have ended her dance career.
"It was a big challenge, but I did it."
Zelizney is moving to Toronto today to start school in the fall and she hopes the basketball court will be her new stage.
To vote for her visit the Toronto Raptors website at nba.com/raptors
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