This past Saturday, the varsity and JV Lancer Dancers competed in the annual Miss Kansas Drill Team Festival at Olathe South. Along with 100 other teams, the Lady Lancers performed a series of numbers for the judges.
The varsity dancers peformed three dances: jazz, lyrical and hip hop. According to junior Audrey Phillips, jazz dances are set at a faster pace with precise movements, and lyrical dances are more emotional with exaggerated and fluid movements. Hip hop has less fluidity and has the most power.
Their hip hop routine landed them in showcase, which is awarded to seven of the best teams. Once a team showcases for a dance, they perform that dance for the other teams.
“Showcasing is cool because most teams don’t get to watch performances, because they’re getting ready for their own dances,” senior Mary Workman said. “Showcasing was my favorite part. Our team was really excited to do the hip hop dance, so it was awesome to showcase for it.”
Along with making showcase, the varsity team won the Sweepstakes award, the Judge’s award, and awards for choreography, precision and technique.
The varsity dancers danced to Beyonce’s “I Was Here” for their lyrical number and Fergie’s “A Little Party” for their jazz dance. Their hip hop routine will be performed at the Rockhurst game on Friday, Jan. 31.