Thirteen straight titles for Towson dance team

University's elite unit brings home the NCA/NDA Collegiate Championship

Towson, Md. (April 8, 2011)—The Towson University Dance Team has won the 2011 National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championship, marking their thirteenth consecutive title. The competition took place in Daytona Beach, Fla., 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,” said 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.”

Towson University was the top seed going into the championship, winning the Division I title and defeating Harvard, James Madison, Columbia University and Boston University, among others. Throughout the competition, TU students performed fast-paced precision dances that were a combination of hip-hop, jazz, funk and pom routines.

The 2011 National Cheerleading Association (NCA) and National Dance Alliance Collegiate Championship is the largest College Cheer and Dance Championship in the world. Almost 5,000 student athletes and 15,000 supporters and spectators convened for the competition of technical skills, choreography, showmanship, synchronization and teamwork.

Webcast video and a complete list of competition results are available at






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