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Lancer Dancers Take Second At USA Nationals

by The Editors on March 26, 2015

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Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers: (Back Row, left to right) Nicole Mendrala, Tiffany Smith, Sherrie Yasukochi, Piper Cervantes, Sophie DiPietro, Gigi Behun, Haley Crump, Lindsay Foster; (front row: Deviane Von Kaenel, Taylor Ginn, Ellie Meck, Rachel Whitehead.

Carlsbad High School’s varsity Lancer Dancers just took second place at the 2015 United Spirit Association’s (USA) national dance competition in the jazz category.

“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.

To see how the girls did it click here to watch the video then follow the jump for all the official details. [click to continue…]

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Epic Teen Nights: Party In The Park

by The Editors on February 18, 2015

D3Aa3Eec-3Cfc-4Ab6-98E8-5A8Db1162544This Saturday, February 21, 2015 the City of Carlsbad will be hosting an Epic Teen Nights Party In The Park from 5 to 9 PM, at Calavera Hills Community Center.

City of Carlsbad presents a new teen event, Epic Teen Nights: Party at the Park on Saturday, Feb. 21, from 5 to 9 p.m., at Calavera Hills Community Center. Teens from 11 to 15 years old will enjoy age-appropriate activities, dancing, contests and more. . . Parents can drop off teens for a fun-filled night complete with a black-light dance room, GameTruck, Zorb ball races, an outdoor movie, an inflatable dodgeball arena and more. . . Teens can Instagram shots from the photo booth, compete in Kendama contests and test their fashion design skills with trash bags and duct tape in the “Garbage Runway” contest. Prizes are provided by event sponsor Big Bear Resorts. . . Only middle and high school students are allowed to attend, and participants must show a school ID. The event will chaperoned. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Tickets for the event are $8 at the door, but they’re only $6 if you register online in advance. For more info click the link. The Calavera Hills Community Center is located at 2997 Glasgow Dr, in Carlsbad, California.

[Link: Epic Teen Nights]

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Lancer Dancers In The Top 5 At Nationals

by The Editors on February 13, 2015

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The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers returned from the 2015 Universal Dance Association’s (UDA) National Championships with 4th place in Jazz and 5th place in hip-hop out of more than 100 team competing January 31 – February 1, 2015. This was the third consecutive year that the Lancer Dancers placed among the top five teams in the nation in both Hip Hop and Jazz.

“We are so proud of the results our girls achieved at Nationals,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Michelle Ginn. “The countless hours of practice and preparation leading up to Nationals paid off, as the team finished in the top five in both Hip Hop and Jazz categories. It’s quite an achievement to consistently finish at or near the top, as the levels of talent and competition get tougher each year. The team has a long tradition of success. The Lancer Dancers have earned 14 National Titles in jazz and hip-hop.

If you’d like to check out their performances on video click right here. [click to continue…]

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3 On 3 Basketball At Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall

by The Editors on May 8, 2013

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On Saturday July 13, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Carlsbad’s Westfield Mall parking lot will be turned into a huge outdoor three on three basketball tournament for boys grades 3 through 12 thanks to the City of Carlsbad. To play, you need get your team registered while there is still time.

Five grade divisions will be offered: 3rd and 4th, 5th and 6th, 7th and 8th, 9th and 10th, and 11th and 12th. Grades are determined by school year 2012-2013. Online registration may only be completed by a parent of a child from the team, or a team member who is 18 years of age or older.

It costs $125 per team. For more information please call: (760) 434-2971 or follow the jump for more information.

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Carlsbad High School TV Covers Election

by The Editors on November 7, 2012

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The talented crew from Carlsbad High School TV spent last evening (November 6, 2012) down in the thick of San Diego’s election 2012 coverage hub at Golden Hall producing hourly reports from 5 – 9 PM.

The team responsible included: (From the left) Brandon Scharaga (soph), Mark Huckaby (jr) Leonardo Sander (Sr.) Ashley Welzel (jr) Taylor Team (jr) Brian DeGour (Sr.) Adam Faringhy (jr) Sam Stadlberger (jr) Nicole Walker (jr) Matt Kenney (sr) Allie Degour (soph) Seannie Bryan (Sr) Gabe Retzer (soph) Joseph Smith (soph).

The great job they did last night proves they’re ready to take on the biggest stories gives the local “professional media” a reminder not to slack off because theses kids are coming up.

[Link: CHSTV]

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Carlsbad Lancer Dancers Win Hip Hop Nationals

by The Editors on February 9, 2012

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At the National Dance Team Chamionships at Orlando, Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort on February 4-5, 2012 the Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers varsity dance team took first place in the Varsity Hip Hop competition to win their 9th National title.

“After the team danced at finals, I was thrilled! They came out with such intensity and left it all on the dance floor!” said Laura. Team captain, Camille Posard, states, “We were fighting hard to defend our Championship Title and the competition was extremely tough. All those hours of practice, rehearsals, and sacrifices culminated minutes before the Finals. During our pep-talk we all had tears in our eyes and a roaring fire lit inside.”

Congrats to all the girls. Follow the jump for all the details. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad’s 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

by The Editors on December 5, 2011

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On Sunday afternoon (December 4, 2011) from 2 to 4 PM Carlsbadistan celebrated the 27th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the Village Faire Mall at the corner of Carlsbad Village Drive and Carlsbad Blvd.

Carlsbad Rotarians handed out cookies, Santa got kids Christmas wishes and the crowd of nearly 300 enjoyed songs from Carlsbad High School’s Christmas Caroling Choir, dancing from Carlsbad High School’s Xcalibur dancers and performance from the local youth theater. It was the perfect way to kick off another holiday season in Carlsbadistan.

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Lancer Dancers Begin Year of Giving Back

by The Editors on August 31, 2011

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Carlsbad High School’s National Champion Lancer Dancers are back in school and kicking off their busy training schedule that will see them defend their title at Nationals, but that’s not all they’ve been doing lately. No, they’ve also been giving back to the community.

The Lancer Dancers are committed to giving back to the Carlsbad and the surrounding communities and have held multiple food drives and volunteered hundreds of community service hours as a team. They have given their time to so many worthy causes, but have found a real passion for sharing their love of dance and giving back to children, especially those in need.

For more details on the work the girls have done over the summer (as well as what they plan to do during the coming year) follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad Lancer Dancer Junior Campers

by The Editors on June 28, 2011

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The week of August 1, 2011 Carlsbad’s national dance competition award winning Lancer Dancers will be sharing some of their deep dance skills with young dancers grades K-7 during Jr. Lancer Dancer Summer Camp.

Team Co-Captain, Camille Posard shares her theory on success, “Last year we were the Cinderella Story winning the National Championship with 8 rookies on the team and 5 freshmen, but it was hard work and determination not experience that made it possible. We will be sharing what we learned with the dancers at camp this summer”. . . . The Lancer Dancers are excited to be able to share their dance skills, choreography, and teamwork with other young dancers during this week of camp. Their goal for the camp is to inspire others with their love of dance, but more importantly, how teamwork, dedication, and hard work can take you just about anywhere that you set your sights on! Lancer Dancer, Katie Park, describes how camp is about more than dance, “Young dancers will not only learn dances, but leadership qualities and discipline that help you succeed in other aspects of life.”

All the five-day camp requires the will to dance and a $100 donation to the Lancer Dancers. For more information click here and/or follow the jump. [click to continue…]

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Carlsbad High Debate Team Scores

by The Editors on February 23, 2011

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Just as a warning: Do not get into an argument with any of the Carlsbad High students shown in this photo. You’ll likely lose. They are trained debaters and according to some recent performances they’re pretty good at it, too.

Winter Debate Tournament, held January 28 and 29 at Helix Charter High School, saw 16 schools competing in four different debate categories. Carlsbad’s team walked away with a 2nd place overall, including first places in the parli and public forum categories. . . La Costa Canyon hosted a Winter Individual Event tournament on February 5, where 11 schools competed in 12 different events. Winning top honors – 1st place sweepstakes – was Carlsbad’s powerhouse team, who took first place in six of the twelve events. . . “I am impressed with our rankings, and proud of our team’s accomplishments,” says Coach Minnia Curtis. “This team started with a handful of members just four years ago. We are now over 100 strong and true contenders!”

Carlsbad will host the State Qualification Tournament March 4 and 5, 2011. Coach Curtis is also looking for volunteers to judge future debates and/or help support the team. For more information follow the jump.
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