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┬ácame 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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Carlsbad High School’s Varsity Dance Team
Named 2016 Hip Hop World Champions

CARLSBAD, CA – The Lancer Dancers, Carlsbad High School’s varsity dance
team, earned top honors in the varsity hip hop division at the World School
Cheer/Dance Competition, held Jan. 30 – 31 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports
in Orlando, Florida. The Lancer Dancers were also awarded the 1st Place
world rankings awarded to the overall highest scoring team in the
competition.

The World School Cheer/Dance competition, held in conjunction with the
annual Universal Dance Association (UDA) National Championships, is an
invitation-only, international competition where only the top five high
school teams from the previous year are invited to compete. This year’s
competition included dance teams from the USA, Ecuador, Mexico, Colombia,
Japan, and China.

“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.”

In addition to winning the prestigious international title, the Lancer
Dancers competed in the UDA Nationals, where they placed third in the nation
in medium group jazz and third in medium group hip hop. Both the jazz and
hip hop routines can be viewed online by going to www.lancerdancers.com and
clicking on “videos.”

“This is the first time in six years that the Lancer Dancers have earned
medals in both jazz and hip hop,” said Booster Club President, Michelle
Ginn. “It’s an amazing accomplishment when you’re competing against hundreds
of the country’s top public school and private performing arts school dance
teams.”

All teams had to compete in regional competitions in 2015-16 to qualify for
UDA Nationals. The UDA National Championships is the only nationwide dance
team competition endorsed by the National Federation of State High School
Associations, the national administrative organization for high school
athletics and fine arts programs.

In addition to performing at school sporting events and competitions, the
Lancer Dancers take pride in performing at wide range of community and
charitable events each year. Support from the City of Carlsbad and community
businesses empowers squad to compete at such an elite level. The Lancer
Dancers have a long tradition of success in national competition, including
14 National Titles in jazz and hip hop. For more information, visit
www.LancerDancers.com or contact Michelle Ginn at 760-815-0369.

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