The Coast News Group

Dance team makes its mark

CARLSBAD — At the recent 2015 Universal Dance Association’s National Championships, Carlsbad High School’s Lancer Dancers again demonstrated they’re skills as a varsity dance teams. With more than 100 teams competing, the Lancer squad captured fourth-place honors in the jazz category and fifth-place in hip-hop in the weekend competition, Jan. 31 in Orlando, Florida.

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. The squad’s performances can be viewed online at HYPERLINK “″  By making the finals, the Lancer Dancers’ performances will also be aired on ESPN TV, reaching millions of viewers and giving the team an opportunity to share their school pride and serve as student ambassadors of the Carlsbad community.

“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.

For more information, visit HYPERLINK “” or contact Michelle Ginn at (760) 815-0369.