The Baker Orange

Dance team breaks down big win at Innovative Open

Story by Kyle Newman, Video Producer March 2, 2024

In this stand-alone segment by Kyle Newman, he interviews the Dance coach Lynsey Payne and Captain Emma Jones on what they think went into their recent win.

During the awards part of the competition, freshman Ruby Boswell and seniors Sydney Upton and Kira Horn jump up in excitement. The team received their highest score of the season.

Dance and cheer compete in Baker Classic

Story by Grace Duddy, Photographer and Staff Writer February 14, 2022

This is the largest group of All-American dancers the Baker dance team has ever had in a single year in Baker history.

Baker dance sees most All-American dancers ever in a single year

Story by Isabel Ashley, News Editor March 10, 2020

The competition season for Baker dance team has been a memorable one so far, as the team won both their conference and regionals. They have been working towards these achievements since October and will...

The Baker Dance Team shows their passion in their upbeat, modern dances. Bakers choreography led them to win the Midwest Regional Qualifier and secure a bid to the 2020 NAIA National Tournament.

Baker Dance becomes Midwest Regional Qualifier

Story by Sydney Jo Boaz, Staff Photographer February 29, 2020

The Wildcats dance team placed first in two competitions this weekend.

Weekend full of competition for dance and cheer

Story by Makenzie Musgrove, Sports Editor February 4, 2020

The Baker University Dance and Cheer teams had a very busy weekend with three competitions over three days. Dance and Cheer started their weekend in Olathe, Kan. on Fri. Jan. 31 with a competition at...

Freshman Stephen Long executes a jump on Taft Bridge on Nov. 30. Long is a member of the dance team including the competition team.

Dance team welcomes only male member

Story by Jenna Black, Managing Editor December 10, 2018

Dance helps freshman Stephen Long express his sexuality and embrace his personality. Dance also gave him the confidence to try out for the dance team at Baker. The multiple-time, NAIA-National-Championship-qualifying...

The Baker dance team performs their routine at the 2018 NAIA Southeast Regional competition in Collins Center. Baker was in first place after the preliminary round, and took third overall.

Dance earns at-large bid to nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor March 3, 2018

The dance team qualified for the 2018 NAIA Competitive Dance National Championship. This is the second year the sport will have an NAIA National Championship as the NAIA recognized cheerleading and dance...

Freshman Gracie Chambers leaps across the floor during the dance teams routine on Jan. 28. The teams first place performance was choreographed to Lady Gagas Americano.

Dance takes third at conference

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor February 12, 2018

The Baker University dance team competed at the Heart of America Athletic Conference Competitive Cheer and Dance Championships on Feb. 3 at Grand View University. The dance team placed third overall,...

Freshman Gracie Chambers leaps across the floor during the dance teams routine on Jan. 28. The teams first place performance was choreographed to Lady Gagas Americano.

Cheer and dance host Baker Classic

January 30, 2018

The Baker cheer and dance teams hosted the 2018 Baker Classic inside Collins Center on Jan. 28. Nine cheer teams and four dance teams competed in the competition. The dance team placed first and the cheer...

Family cheer tree of the Geenens family.

Baker cheer spans three generations for graduating senior

Story by Bailey Conklin, Sports Editor June 12, 2017

For Baker University, tradition is something taken very seriously. For Brooke Geenens and her family, Baker is a key factor in her own family’s tradition. Geenens, along with six other family members...

Dance team takes third at nationals

Story by Nathalia Barr, Managing Editor March 16, 2017
The Baker University Dance team took third place at the inaugural NAIA Competitive Dance National Championships on March 11.
Load More Stories