Towson squad celebrates eleventh consecutive
National Dance Championship
TOWSON, Md. (April 14, 2009)—The Towson University Dance Team has won the 2009 National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championship Division I title, marking their eleventh national championship win. The competition took place at Florida’s Peabody Auditorium and at the Daytona Beach Bandshell. Webcast video is available at www.nda.varsity.com.
“We’re extremely excited and proud to represent Towson University once again at the national Championships," said dance coach Tom 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 fast-paced precision dances are a combination of hip-hop, jazz, funk and pom routines.The TU dance team was the top seed entering the contest, winning the Division I competition against Harvard, James Madison, Columbia University, Boston University and more.
The NCA/NDA Collegiate Championship is the largest College Cheer and Dance Championship in the world. 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 Towson University Dance Team performs throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and at Towson University athletic department competitions and numerous community events. The team consists of 27 members and is coached by Towson University professor of theatre arts Tom Cascella.