Lauren Gaspar -- Yearbook Advisor
You may have seen their twirling flags at football games, performing with band, or at assemblies: it’s Lompoc High’s Danceline team! Danceline is our dance and color guard team. This means they collaborate with the Lompoc High marching band often and perform choreographed dances for the halftime shows at football games. They even do an annual showcase with Cheer, normally taking place every April.
The team consists of 15 members: Alexa Noriega Suarez, Arleth Obispo de Robles, Ariana Vargas-Perez, Audrey Rodriguez, Bella Mendenhall, Caren Aguirre Mendez, Carolan Roman, Karla Torres Hernandez, Karla Rodriguez Munoz, Marelyn Monreal Caballero, Noemi Cervantes-Gomez, Samantha Pellegrin, Sofia Larios, Rubi Anguiro, And Zyann Jackson. The two seniors leading the team are Marelyn Monreal and Ariana Vargas-Perez.
For the past two years Selina Villa, a former Danceline member, has been coaching the team. However, because of COVID-19 a majority of their meetings were via zoom. It was only until October of 2020 that they were cleared to come back to meeting in person. Since then, things have been going back to semi-normal and the girls are excited to show the crowd some new tricks they’ve got up their sleeves. Lompoc High Danceline always puts their best foot forward in community events, such as the Christmas parade every winter and the Flower Festival in the summertime.
A lot of the girls said their favorite part of Danceline is performing at football games and showcases. Most of the girls on the team have been a part of Danceline since their freshman year and now they’re all Juniors and Seniors. Many of the girls had a short-lived experience in Danceline– and even that’s coming to an end. So please make sure to come support them at the next football game by cheering them on and showing love and support.