Captains

Meet the Captains photo with the three girls

                                       Lauren Chan

Lauren Chan dancing

I decided to tryout for dance team very impulsively in 8th grade. I went into it thinking it would just be a fun activity to do after school. I didn’t know that I would be overwhelmed with a huge sense of culture,  passion, dedication and hard work. I am so glad I decided to try out for this team because I now consider it to be like a second family. Starting on b squad and moving up to varsity, I know first hand that anyone can achieve what they want on dance team with hard work. Everyone has potential to succeed. The Pantherette legacy is legendary. I now truly understand that the Pantherettes stand by great morals and goals that help all these girls develop into great young women and dancers.

 

Hanna Rademacher

Hanna Rademacher dancing

I joined the Pantherettes when I was in 7th grade. After being on the team for five years I can definitely say that it was the best decision I have ever made. Being on the Spring Lake Park Dance Team has allowed me to grow in so many aspects of my life, l have not only grown in my dance ability, but I have also grown as a young woman and and leader. So I am overjoyed to have the opportunity to captain this team and help young dancers grow the same way I did! I can wait to see where this season brings us!!

 

 

                                           McKenna VanDenTop

McKenna VanDenTop dancing

When I first moved to Blaine in 2014 I was going to be in eighth grade and immediately tried out for the Spring Lake Park dance team. It was the best decision I ever made. Dance team not only helped me create friendships, but has helped me become a stronger leader and overall person. I hope to continue installing these vital qualities of a young woman into each pantherette. This season I will be a senior captain and I am honored to have received the position. I was also a captain for the previous season so I’m ecstatic to have the opportunity to grow as a leader once again. I can not wait to lead along side the two other captains and learn from them. This team has unbelievable potential that will push us to the next level. I am excited to see where passion, purpose, and lots of hard work takes us!

Captain Q&A logo photo

We are the captains of the Spring Lake Park Dance Team. Many girls may not know what joining a dance team entails, so together, we have compiled a few points that are essential to know when you join a dance team. We hope in writing this, it allows any current or prospective dance team members to learn what it's like to be apart of the greatest sport in Minnesota. Primarily, dance team teaches you to have grit; mentally and physically. The sport is as demanding as any other MSHSL sport. We happily dedicate large amounts of time to bettering our abilities, so it is important to be focused on your team goals as well as your personal ones. If this sport has taught us anything, it is the importance of teamwork.

Dance Team is about trying to lift up those around you.

We are given team "sisters" as a way of forming a special bond with a fellow teammate as well as helping each other achieve goals. We focus on being team-oriented. We sweat together, we push through ceilings together, we win together, and we lose together. Dance team is inclusive, regardless of what team you make (B-squad, JV, Varsity). Dance team is the best choice each of us has ever made, and we encourage every girl to give it a try. You might just fall in love, like we did!

Q&A with our Captains