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The Griffin Gazette

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The Griffin Gazette

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Los Al’s dance team danced their way past the competition

The dance team killed it last weekend at the KAR Dance Competition in Redondo Beach
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Los Al Dance Team
Los Al’s dance team frolics around the stage at the KAR competition.

LOS ALAMITOS, CA — Los Alamitos High School’s dance team danced past the competition with their “Love in the Dark” routine last weekend and came home with a Judge’s Choice Award for Passion and Heart. The team brought Adele’s vocals to life with vitality at the Kids Artistic Revue (KAR) Dance Competition in Redondo Beach, earning esteemed top scores for their performance.

“We were really happy to win, and I know that we worked very hard for this moment,” said dancer Avery Yew.

The girls frolicked around the stage using majestic movements to hypnotize their audience. Typical of Los Al’s gold standard for athletics and arts, the dance team presented unique flair, showcasing their abilities and promising an enthralling journey. As the lights dimmed, the team offered a sensation of high-energy resilience to the stage, achieving a well-earned award.

“My philosophy, and what I told the girls, was that we should treat this like any performance,” Mrs. Jones, Los Al’s dance teacher, explained.

The team’s primary objective was to exhibit passion that the judges could feel — which they successfully delivered.

“[I told them to] have a little empathy for the judges and give them something that’s moving — something that makes them grateful that they saw you dance,” Mrs. Jones said.

The KAR competition offered a unique environment to showcase the confidence, dedication, and discipline required to be a dancer. They have over 80 regional competitions and six national finals, inspiring dancers across the country to strive for perfection.

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Olivia is a senior at Los Al, and this is her first year as a staff writer in Journalism. She loves to hang out with friends, go to thrift shops in L.A., listen to music, and go to concerts in her free time. Olivia is interested in writing articles about sports and important events.
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    Sydney ForsyteFeb 11, 2024 at 4:50 pm

    This photo looks amazing, Layla! Great article!

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    Katie ArnoultFeb 10, 2024 at 11:55 am

    I love this special spotlight, and the photo is amazing! And congrats to Los Al Dance!

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