Dance Team

The Marching Lions and LHS Dance Team collaborate during the fall semester.  These incredible dancers are a very important part of all of our competitive shows.   This group is selected through a competitive audition process in the spring.  The Dance Team rehearses throughout the summer and during the school year during 7th hour (fall semester only) and many hours outside of the school day.  They will enroll in Symphonic Band for the fall semester and follow the band calendar throughout the marching season.

Loralea Wood – Dance Team Instructor

Loralea is originally from Oakley, Kansas and was busy with both dance and cheerleading in high school as well as many other activities.  She attended Kansas State University for 4 years and received her undergraduate degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.  Loralea was also on the Kansas State Classy Cat Dance Team all four years.  Then she went on to get her graduate degree in Early Childhood Special Education at the University of Kansas.  While in Manhattan, Loralea was the Head Coach for the Manhattan High Dance Team for 3 years and the Assistant Coordinator for the Classy Cats for 2 years.  She is currently working at Kennedy Elementary School as an Early Childhood Special Education teacher and works at Dance Gallery part time.  Her husband Nick works at Lawrence High School as a Business teacher and he is also the Head Coach for the girls basketball program and softball program at Lawrence High.  They have a little girl named Jovea who just turned 3.


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