Is that whole green bit at the bottom part of the lance/spear, and she's just standing on it? By the way, this is one of the best such series that I've ever come across, in terms of both mashups and using the princesses. My wife will flip about the Mulan one, particularly awesome.
The concept design is taken from FFT, which originally called them lancers. Also there was a time period when FF Fans would refer to the class as Lancers, because of the ever popular Legend of Dragoon, as not to confuse fandoms.
You are correct that in subsequent releases of FF games that included the class they have hence referred to them as Dragoons, including remakes of FFT.