The official dance and cheerleading team that represents the
New Orleans Saints is known as the Saintsations. This
particular troop is involved in many other types of projects and it launches their official swimsuit calendar every
year. The calendar is one of the popular merchandise which is published by this cheerleading group. Two different
dance troops are present in the cheerleading. From the year 1967 till 1971, the cheerleading team was named
different at various seasons. Initially the name of the troop was Lousiannes.
In the year 1967, the name was changed to
Saint Dancers followed by Mademoiselles in the year 1968 and Mamselles in
the year 1967. The latter name lasted for 3 years till the season of 1971. 48 dancers were there in the cheerleading
troop. There were 12 dancers, who were always ready in the reserved benches. The reserved played an important role
when any cheerleader was injured or could not perform due to unavoidable circumstances.
A famous director of Disneyland name Tommy Walker founded the original
cheerleading team of Saintsations in the year
1967. The particular troop lasted till the season of 1970. The name of the choreographer who trained the dancers was
Phyllis Nelson. A separate voice coach was also appointed for the particular cheerleading group. The particular
individual was an actress in RKO pictures of mid 1950s. In the year 1954, she also won the crown of
Miss New Orleans
USA. Nelson became the director of the Saintsations in the year 1969 and held the particular post till the season of
The second team which came into existence was named Bonnes Amiees which lasted from the 1975 till the end of 1977.
The name meant good friends. This particular team has performed many charitable shows for social causes. In t1978
the team was reformed as the Angels. In 1987 the Saintsations was reformed.