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The Flight Attendants

More Than Just a Dance Team
By Erica House

Thirteen may just be the lucky number for the Pensacola Ice Flyers this season. The Ice Flyers have announced the addition of a dance team, appropriately known as The Flight Attendants, who will perform at all 28 home games and assist in promoting the team in the community. The 13 dancers are currently practicing hard for the upcoming season and are poised to become a valuable addition to the team culture.

Aaron Epstein, director of marketing and business development and game presentation for the hockey team, contacted captain Jessica Jensen with the idea of organizing and leading the charter dance team for the Ice Flyers.

“We wanted an opportunity to engage fans, old and new, in the promotions and events happening at the games and provide them with classic, fun entertainment for the whole family,” Epstein said.

Auditions were held in September and Jensen had high expectations for the future Flight Attendants. “I wanted to build a team of women who understood the value of philanthropy and community service while demonstrating the qualities necessary to be a role model,” she explained.

The team will be led by one of Pensacola’s rising young stars. Jensen began her professional dance career at the age of 12 with the Alabama Ballet, and continued her training in New York City with the Joffrey Ballet and American Ballet Theatre summer intensives.

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