Lakeview’s Dance team goes to Little Caesars Arena for a competition


Amanda Balon, Staff Writer

  On Saturday, Jan. 5, Lakeview’s Varsity dance team went to Little Caesars Arena for a competition called the Pistons Classic. The winning team of the competition got to dance at halftime of the Pistons game. The team had been preparing for this event since the beginning of November and ended up placing fifth in the hip hop category.

  At the competition, the team performed two dances. One of the dances, the team was familiar with because they had performed it at the pep rally and throughout the football season. The other dance they performed was completely new and a little difficult to execute.

  This is Lauren Hey’s, ‘20 third year of being on on the Varsity dance team. She saw this competition as a great opportunity and challenge for the group.

  She mentioned, “Being on the Dance team has been a lot of fun. Being able to dance at Little Ceasars Arena was a very cool experience and we did our best as a team, to put in our best effort.”

  The competition was a challenge for many people on the dance team. Competitors from all around came out and there were a lot of really good teams. Brooke Petoski, ‘22, Is a Freshman and was very excited to have been able to complete in this competition.

  She expressed,  “It was stressful competing against the other teams but I had an amazing experience. it was my first high school competition and it was very cool. We all had a lot of fun and it was a great bonding experience and a day our team will never forget.”

  The team is still relatively new. They got a lot of Freshman this year who seem to be very passionate about dancing. Other teams consisted of only upper class men and they had a lot more experience since they have been working together for multiple years.

  Kylie Markel, ‘20, stated, “We practiced a lot making sure everything was clean and precise. The team could’ve done better if we would have gone more full out and hit our lines sharper. I know with more hard work we will come back even stronger next year.”