Girls Varsity Dance Team - Lancer Dancers
Congratulations to the following dancers for making the 2017-2018 Manchester High School Dance Team!
Sydney Costley - Sophomore
Evy Curren - Sophomore
Morgan Davis - Senior
Mickia Farrar - Freshman
Alex Jaeger _ Sophomore
Skylar Loterzo - Freshman
Samantha Ratliff - Senior
Anaya Scarlett-Davis - Sophomore
Haley Shumaker - Freshman
Whitney Swain - Freshman
Alina Yurcaba - Sophomore
The Manchester Lancer Dancers support the Lancers at home varsity football games, varsity basketball games, and pep rallies. The team also competes in competitions along the east coast. In addition to performing, the Lancer Dancers are very involved in the Chesterfield community, and like to give back in the form of community service.
There will be a mandatory pre-tryout meeting on April 19th at 6:30 PM in the enclosed commons at Manchester High School. The prospective dancer and at least one parent must attend this meeting in order to be eligible for tryouts, no exceptions.
Tryouts will be held the week of April 24th – 27th in the Manchester High School gym. The girls will learn a dance routine and technique Monday – Wednesday from 3:30-5:30pm. The official tryout will be held on Thursday, April 27th from 3:30-6:00 pm (may run longer depending on the number of participants.) The girls should wear all black clothes they can easily move in (tank top, shorts, jazz pants etc.) with jazz shoes (preferably tan jazz shoes) or tennis shoes. On the final day of tryouts: please wear an all black leotard or tank top with black shorts, tan tights, and jazz or tennis shoes.
Tryout packets are available under "Team Files" and must be turned in by the first day of tryouts. A limited quantity will also be available in the front offices at Manchester High, Bailey Bridge Middle, and Manchester Middle starting on March 1st.
I look forward to seeing you at our meeting and hopefully at our tryouts as well! Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find us on Instagram @mhslancerdancers, Twitter @lancer_dancers, and like us on Facebook for regular updates!
There are many benefits that come with being a Lancer Dancer! You get to do something you love, and then share that with your school! Dance team looks great on college applications, and gives you the opportunity to be a part of a team that will support and uplift you throughout your high school career. Every girl that goes through our program not only becomes a better dancer and performer, but also gains lifelong skills and memories that they will cherish forever.
Some of our annual activities include:
- Hosting our Lancer Dancer Invitational
- Performing a dance with the football players at the homecoming pep rally (this is a school-wide favorite!)
- Building a float for the homecoming parade
- Joining the Lancer Band on their spring trip
- Participating and performing in local events (parades, nursing homes, etc.)
- Attending an overnight UDA summer camp
- Performing a holiday dance at a home basketball game
- Hosting an MHS Dance Clinic
The Lancer Dancer season starts in mid May after tryouts, and ends in February. All members of the team are required to complete the full year.