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Hoop dreams for Celtics Dance Team finalists

Celtics Dance Team director Marina Ortega spoke Monday to team finalists during final auditions at the Celtics’ practice facility in Waltham.
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Celtics Dance Team director Marina Ortega spoke Monday to team finalists during final auditions at the Celtics’ practice facility in Waltham.

Celtics Dance Team director Marina Ortega held final auditions for next year’s squad in Waltham on Monday night. Ortega spoke to the finalists before picking the squad, which includes Jessica, Lindsay, Tinaiya, Ashley, Janelle, Alyssa, Tawnee, Cara, Sarah, Molly, Victoria, Peyton, Marissa, Michaela, Christen, and Maire.

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Marissa of Cranston, R.I., tried out for the team.
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Marissa of Cranston, R.I., tried out for the team.
Yuka was another prospective Celtic dancer.
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Yuka was another prospective Celtic dancer.
Lindsay of Manchester, N.H., threw her head back during the audition.
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Lindsay of Manchester, N.H., threw her head back during the audition.
Tinaiya of San Diego showed her stuff in her effort to make the dance team.
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Tinaiya of San Diego showed her stuff in her effort to make the dance team.
Ortega spoke to the finalists during auditions.
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Ortega spoke to the finalists during auditions.
Among those in attendance for the auditions were media personalities Billy Costa (second from left) and Jenny Johnson (fourth from left).
Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe
Among those in attendance for the auditions were media personalities Billy Costa (second from left) and Jenny Johnson (fourth from left).

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