Xcalibur spices up Oktoberfest


Victoria Smith

Xcalibur practices their pom dance for the event Oktoberfest. They like to show off their moves to support Carlsbad.

Alyssa Slattery, news editor

The Xcalibur dance team has more performances than halftime shows and competitions; they also take opportunities to share their talent with the community.

On Saturday Oct. 4, Xcalibur danced at Oktoberfest in Carlsbad at Holiday Park from 12 p.m.-10 p.m.. Oktoberfest is a community event that offers fall themed dance, music, art, crafts, games and rides appropriate for the whole family.

“To prepare for Oktoberfest we get a lot of different dances ready to perform in front of whoever shows up to the event,” senior and Xcalibur captain Lauren Streicher said. “They are the dances we typically do at the half time shows or the ones we do on the sidelines.”

The dancers work hard and take time to prepare for their performances by practicing many hours each week.

“We have practice every Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m. and we run all our dances to make sure they look good,” junior and Xcalibur captain Boston Anderson said.

Dancing for the community is a big part of Xcalibur, and Oktoberfest is the perfect opportunity to show off all of their hard work and talent.

“We started performing a few years ago, and they just contacted us and asked if we would like to perform so we said yes because we love doing performances for the community,” Streicher said. “It’s so much fun to go out and represent Carlsbad in such a positive way.”

This year the Lancer Dancers will not be performing, but have experienced dancing at the event in the past.

“We performed and invited kids to come up and dance with us and we taught them a little Halloween dance and we walked around and participated in the activities at Oktoberfest,” junior and co-captain of Lancer Dancers Nicole Mendrala said.

The Xcalibur dancers perform at Oktoberfest and then get involved with all the fall festivities at the event.

“It is fun to be able to experience all the different aspects of the community because there are a lot of organizations that come,” Anderson said. “We like to get ourselves out there, we are a part of the community and we want to do what we can to make Carlsbad an enjoyable place.”