Lancer Dancers carrying momentum from summer into new season

Another group of SM East students are heading into the new school year having attracted a bounty of back-patting over the summer.

Lancer Dancers show off their All American certificates from the NDA Camp at Emporia State.

The varsity and junior varsity Lancer Dancers teams racked up a slew of individual and team awards at the National Dance Alliance Camp held at Emporia State University at the end of June.

The varsity team earned superior ratings for team and home routines. They also won a technical excellence award, an innovative choreography award, a Gold Circle of Winners award, and a bid to National Dance Alliance nationals — where the took home several awards competing against the top teams in the country last March.

The junior varsity team also earned superior ratings for its team and home routines. They won a showmanship award, a Gold Circle of Winners award, and a bid to nationals.

The following dancers received individual awards:

Grace Cantril – Top Gun Leaps Winner
Britney Hinote – All American Team
Lily Kaufmann – Top Gun Hip Hop Winner, All American Team
Taylor McCullough – All American Team
Kate Rumsey – All American Team
Madison Stottle – All American Team
Hannah Smith – All American Team

Junior Varsity
Chloie Costello – All American Team
Maddy Heigele – All American Nomination
Audrey Phillips – All American Nomination
Grace Satterlee – All American Team