All eyes will be on Toronto this weekend (Feb. 12-14) when the world's best basketball players descend on the city for the 2016 NBA All-Star weekend. As Canada's only professional team, the Raptors are primed and ready to welcome celebrities and fans alike to the Air Canada Centre for an unforgettable three days of entertainment. Front and centre of the presentation will be the team's talented Dance Pak. Hello! dropped in on one of the squad's extremely hush-hush practice sessions to get a sneak peek at some of their All-Star-worthy moves.
"We started thinking about this months ago," says Amberley Waddell, the Dance Pak's coordinator and choreographer. "It's really about what we want to do and how we want to display our Toronto talent." While the team is used to performing in front of sold out crowds, Sunday's show will have a few very familiar faces in the crowd.
"I'm actually really excited to see Sting," admits Pak co-captain Kalina Sutaroski. The former Police frontman is set to headline the game's halftime show, with singers Nelly Furtado and Ne-Yo performing the Canadian and American anthems, respectively. The guest list doesn't stop there. Drake, Kevin Hart, Jonathan and Drew Scott, Jason Sudeikis, Olivia Wilde, Shay Mitchell, Shaquille O'Neil and more NBA icons are expected to fill the courtside seats.