Towson University’s Dance Team (TUDT) has done it again! Towson’s talented performers won the 2015 National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championship Friday in Daytona Beach, FL, edging the University of Missouri Kansas City. The competition took place at Florida’s Peabody Auditorium and at the Dayton Beach Band shell.
It is TUDT’s 17th consecutive national championship!
A web cast video of the winning performance is available on the NDA web site: http://nda.varsity.com/College/Nationals.
“We’re extremely excited and proud to represent Towson University once again at the national championships,” said TU dance team coach Tom Cascella. “The team spirit and cooperation of this group of young women make them champions. I can’t begin to tell you how proud I am of our team.”
The hyper-paced precision dances are a combination of hip-hop, jazz, funk and pom routines. TUDT was the top seed entering the two-day event. Following Thursday’s competition, TUDT trailed only the University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC), 9.218 to 9.0888. In Friday’s finals, the Towson squad edged UMKC, 9.352 to 9.306, to capture the Division 1 championship.
Almost 5,000 student athletes and 15,000 supporters and spectators convened for the competition of technical skills, choreography, showmanship, synchronization and teamwork. The NCA/NDA collegiate championship is the largest college cheer and dance competition in the world. NCA/NDA annually holds events for more than 180,000 cheerleaders and dancers worldwide.
The Towson University Dance Team performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, including Towson University athletic events as well as numerous community events.