Carlsbad CA— Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, earned second place at this year’s United Spirit Association’s (USA) national dance competition in the jazz category. The event took place March 20 – 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center, with over a hundred of the nation’s top high school dance teams participating.
Better known for their high-energy hip-hop performances, the Lancer Dancers’ runner-up finish this year was their best result in the jazz category since winning a National Title in jazz 2007. Click here to watch the video. The squad entered USA Nationals as the defending champions in the hip-hop category, where they also placed in the top 10 this year.
“To make another run at a National Title required some extra effort this year,” said Carlsbad Dance Boosters president, Michelle Ginn. “A back-injury sidelined one of our dancers just days before the competition, and the coach and girls had to make some late adjustments to the routine’s intricate choreography. So we’re extremely proud of the team for their well earned runner-up finish,” Ginn added.
Nationally recognized for excellence in dance, the Lancer Dancers have won 10 National Titles in the last 14 years. The squad is comprised of an elite group of 12 dancers selected each year through a rigorous try-out and screening process. The Lancer Dancer tradition is built on school spirit and hard work, in academics as well as dance.
The Lancer Dancers perform at home games for varsity football, basketball, and dance at their annual showcase for students, families and members of the community. The team takes pride in supporting several community events throughout the year, with specially choreographed dance routines and a positive team spirit.
For more information, visit www.lancerdancers.com or send an email to VarsityLancerDancers@gmail.com