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Lancer Dancers Offer Dance Camp Scholarships

by The Editors on July 18, 2017

Elementary and middle school kids who love to dance, or aspire to try out for dance or cheer squads in the future, are invited to brush up on their dance skills this summer with the Carlsbad High School Varsity Dance Team. The 12-time National Champion Lancer Dancers will be holding a Junior Lancer Dancer summer camp from Aug. 15 through 18 at Carlsbad High School from 9 a.m. to noon each day.

The team will be offering scholarships to qualified families to attend their Junior Lancer Dancer camp. Scholarships will be awarded based on HUD guidelines for low income families in San Diego County. Families that do not qualify can attend the summer camp for a donation of $125.

“We believe all children should be able to take dance classes, no matter what their income level is,” says Rachel Whitehead, the team’s Scholarship Coordinator. “We want to share our passion for dance with community youth that may not have the same opportunities that we have.”

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Bye Bye Birdie At Sage Creek

by The Editors on February 24, 2017

Don’t think it’s over just yet. There are still three more chances to catch all the glamor, intrigue, and drama of Bye Bye Birdie at Sage Creek High School. Tonight, February 24th – 7PM and two shows tomorrow, February 25th – 2PM & 7PM at The Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center on the Campus of Carlsbad High School. Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office or reserved by emailing: sagecreekdrama@gmail.com

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Carlsbad Varsity Dancers Win Nationals

by The Editors on February 13, 2017

Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, took home a first place title at this year’s Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Dance Team Competition in the hip hop category. The event took place at Disney World’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 3-5, with several hundred of the nation’s top high school dance teams participating in the largest and most prestigious dance competition in the country.

“This was a huge win for us,” said Coach and former alum Laura Nares. “To win a title this year required a lot of extra effort and discipline having lost eight amazing seniors from last year’s squad. Over half of our team is new, which is a testament to how well the captains rose to the challenge of building a cohesive, unified team. We also had an injury sideline our only senior so we had to make some late adjustments to choreography and have an alternate step in and learn both routines.”

For the official word from the dance team, please follow the jump.

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Lancer Dancer’s 2016 Holiday Showcase

by The Editors on November 14, 2016

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Carlsbad High School’s 11-time National Champion varsity dance team, the Lancer Dancers, will be performing in their annual holiday dance Showcase Thursday, December 8 through Saturday, December 10, 2016 on campus at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center. The shows begin at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and a Saturday matinee is also offered at 2 p.m.

“This special annual program is a great opportunity for family, friends and the community to experience firsthand the elite level of talent the Lancer Dancers work so diligently to achieve,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Jen Cervantes, whose daughter is on the team. “The girls have been working very hard in recent months to perfect their own routines and refine the choreography for the Junior Lancer Dancers in preparation for Showcase.”

Tickets go on sale Thursday, November 17, 2016 for $15. To buy tickets click here, or follow the jump for all the details.

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Lancer Dancers Win World Hip Hop Title

by The Editors on February 3, 2016

The Carlsbad High School Lancer Dancers just attended the World School Cheer/Dance Competition in Orlando, Florida January 30 – 31, 2016. Did they bring it? Yes, they brought it and also came home with a world title in the varsity hip hop division. Yes, hip hop.

“Our girls are so proud to have earned the title of 2016 World Champs,” said
the team’s coach, Laura Nares. “All the hard work and practice they put into
preparing for these two competitions has paid off in a big way.”

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Lancer Dancers To Perform Annual Showcase

by The Editors on November 16, 2015

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The 10-time National Champion Carlsbad High School Varsity Lancer Dancers invite you to their annual dance showcase running Thursday, December 10 through Saturday December 12, 2015 at the Carlsbad Cultural Arts Center on the campus of Carlsbad High School.

The Lancer Dancers will perform a variety of routines in jazz, hip hop, pom, lyrical and other genres that they have been working on this school year. With so many different dance and music styles, this year’s Showcase offers something for everyone. Showcase tickets are on sale now at www.lancerdancers.com and are $15.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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