Congratulations go out to the Varsity and JV Dance Teams, who placed first at the North Suburban Conference Championship on Friday, January 12, at Waukegan High School.
Pom/Dance Girls (Varsity)
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COACH: Alexis Laurine, Head Varsity Competition Pom/Dance
2017-18 Varsity Competition Pom/Dance Roster
|Kellie Jean Camardo||2019|
|Eleanor (Nell) Dasso||2018|
Head Coach (Winter): Alexis Laurine
Assistant Coach (Winter): Nikki Lazzaretto
Superintendent: Michael Simeck
Congratulations to the Lake Forest High School Varsity and JV Dance Teams, who began the new year by bringing home trophies for their pom and jazz routines at the Chicagoland Dance Championship, which was held at the UIC Pavilion on Saturday, January 6. The competition draws teams from Illinois and the surrounding states in the Midwest.
Congratulations to the Varsity Dance Team, who placed second out of 20 teams with a jazz routine in the 2A Division at the Warren Invitational on Sunday, December 17. Lake Zurich placed first with their hip hop routine and Antioch placed third.
Next up is the UDA Chicagoland Dance Championship at UIC on January 6. Go Scouts!!
Congratulations to the Varsity Dance Team on their second-place finish in the large varsity pom division at the UDA National Dance Team Championship in Orlando, Florida on February 5--a mere .1 out of first place! Great job ladies!
Alexis Laurine, Head Varsity Competition Pom/Dance
2017-18 marks Coach Laurine's first year as the Head Varsity Competition Pom/Dance Team coach. She is a native of St. Clairsville, Ohio. Coach Laurine has danced since the age of two and grew up dancing in a studio studying genres such as ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, and hip hop. She also has a love for choreographing and performing in musical theater productions.
She is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a BFA in Dance. During her time at Lindenwood, she was also a member of LU's nationally-ranked cheerleading team.
Alexis was a St. Louis Rams Cheerleader for two seasons and capped off her professional cheerleading career by being selected to represent the Rams at the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl, where she danced alongside pop singer Rachel Platten.
Nikki Lazzaretto, Assistant Varsity Competition Pom/Dance Team
Coach Lazzaretto has been coaching Pom/Dance at Lake Forest High School since 2011. During this time the team won the first-ever IHSA Sectionals held in Illinois for AA division dance and won the 2013 & 2014 National title for the large varsity pom division at the UDA National Dance Team Championship.
Previous coaching experience includes: Technique coach--Libertyville High School (2003-2006), Varsity Pom coach--Libertyville High School (2007-2011). In July of 2012, she was on the cover and featured in Lake County Magazine for her contribution to the arts.
Coach Lazzaretto received her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Rollins College with a minor in Secondary Education and Dance, her Master of Arts in teaching and leadership from St. Xavier Unversity, and a Master of Education in Reading and Literacy and Certified Reading Specialist from Benedictine University. Currently, she is working at Dancecenter North as an instructor and Associate Director and at Lincolnshire Academy of Dance as an instructor. Coach Lazzaretto is also on staff in the Fine Arts department at Deerfield High School.
2016-17 VARSITY POM/COMPETITIVE DANCE AWARDS
NSC SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
CHAR ASH AWARD
ALL CONFERENCE-HONORABLE MENTION
Universal Dance Association (UDA)
2016-17 Varsity Pom/Competitive Dance Awards
Varsity Blue Pom/Dance Awards - Winter 2015-2016
Varsity Blue Pom/Dance Team Awards - Winter 2014-15
Varsity Blue Pom/Dance Team Awards - Winter 2013-14