February 14, 2014 Contact: Judy Esquivel: 760-717-0689
Carlsbad High School’s Lancer Dancers
Varsity Dance Team Takes 2nd Place in
Hip Hop at the 2014 UDA National Competition in Orlando
CARLSBAD, CA — Competing in the 2014 Universal Dance Association’s (UDA) National Championships, the most prestigious dance competition in the nation for high school dance squads, Carlsbad High School’s Lancer Dancers once again turned in top tier performances. The Lancer squad captured 2nd place honors in Hip Hop and 5th place in the Jazz category out of more than 100 teams going head-to-head during the weekend competition, February 1 – 2 in Orlando, Florida.
“We are so proud of the performances our girls delivered this year at Nationals,” said Lancer Dancers Booster Club President, Judy Esquivel. “The countless hours of practice and preparation clearly paid off, as the team made the finals in both Hip Hop and Jazz categories. It’s really a remarkable achievement to finish at or near the top on a consistent basis. The levels of talent and competition seem to get tougher each year.”
By making the finals, the Lancer Dancers’ performances will be aired on ESPN TV, reaching millions of viewers and giving the team a great opportunity to share their school pride and serve as student ambassadors of the Carlsbad community. For the second consecutive year, the Lancers came within an eyelash of a Nationals title in the demanding and talent-rich Hip Hop category.
“Our team danced their hearts out, leaving everything out on that stage,” said coach Laura Nares. “After the initial disappointment of getting so close to winning another National title for the second year in a row, our girls were able to hold their heads high, knowing they earned their recognition among the nation’s elite dance squads.”