Towson squad clinches 14th consecutive National Dance Alliance championship victory
TOWSON, Md. (April 13, 2012)—The Towson University Dance Team has won the 2012 National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championship, marking their fourteenth consecutive national championship victory.
The competition took place in Daytona Beach, Fl., at the Peabody Auditorium and the Daytona Beach Bandshell.
The 27-member dance squad is coached by professor of theatre arts Tom Cascella. The team performs throughout the mid-Atlantic region and at Towson University Athletic Department competitions and numerous community events.
"We’re extremely excited and proud to represent Towson University once again at the national Championships," says Cascella. “The team spirit and cooperation of this group of young women makes 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. The Towson University Dance Team was the top seed going into the competition, winning the Division I competition beating NYU, Morgan State University, Michigan State, Northeastern University, Boston University, Georgia State, NC State, Oklahoma, University of Maryland, Texas Tech, JMU, Virginia Tech and many more.
Nearly 5,000 student-athletes and 15,000 supporters and spectators convened for the competition of technical skills, breathtaking choreography, crowd pleasing showmanship, synchronization and teamwork. The NCA/NDA Collegiate Championship is the largest College Cheer and Dance Championship in the world.