Poms dances to victory at Urbana: Photo of the day 2/22/16


courtesy of Emily Rieland

The Pom and Dance team poses before a successful first competition at Urbana High School!

by Elena Guardia, Reporter

On February 20th, 2016 the Pom and Dance squad competed in their first competition of the season at Urbana High School. The team competed in four separate dances; short pom, jazz, lyrical, and hip-hop. Despite being up against nine other teams, the pom and dance squad placed very well. They took home first in short pom, first in jazz, second in lyrical, and third in hip-hop.

Olivia DuBro and Gail Montgomery received awards for individual contributions to the team.

Third-year lyrical captain, Harper Lindsay was very pleased with their placements. “All of our dances went over very well. I am very proud of all of my teammates,” she said. She hopes they will continue to improve as the season goes on.

Senior and third year team member Emily Rieland said, “I was not expecting to do so well because we are in the highest division this year and we have never gotten to practice and space out on a gym floor. I was pleasantly surprised we did so well and I was very proud of us. Especially short pom!”

Both Lindsay and Rieland say they are going to miss competing after they graduate. Rieland thinks the performances this past weekend at Urbana were the most fun she’s ever had preforming. “Maybe it’s because I’m a senior, but I’ve been more excited to compete and perform and find it more fun than I ever have. I’m going to miss it more than I thought.”

If you would like to see the pom and dance team compete in person they have just one regular season competition left before the state championship. The regular competition will be held at Gwynn Park High School on Saturday, February 27.  The competition will begin at 11 a.m.  The location of states has not yet been decided.

Watch the team’s performances from their Urbana competition below and see more performances by the LHS Pom and Dance team here.

Short Pom


Hip Hop