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Saturday, April 10, 2010

Towson Dance Team Does It Again

By Scott Wykoff
WBAL.com
(Photo from Varsity.com)

The Towson University Dance Team won the 2010 National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championship in Daytona Beach, Fl.

It's their twelfth consecutive national championship,

The competition took place at Florida's Peabody Auditorium and at the Dayton Beach Band shell.

Tom Casella, dance team coach says "we're extremely excited and proud to represent Towson University once again at the national Championships. 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 bump and grind precision dance s 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 Harvard, James Madison, Columbia University, Boston University and more.

Almost 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 2010 NCA/NDA Collegiate Championship is the largest College Cheer and Dance Championship in the world.

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.

The National Cheerleading Association (NCA) and the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Collegiate National Championship is the largest collegiate cheerleading and dance competition in the world attracting more than 5,000 cheerleaders, dancers, mascots and spectators annually. NCA/NDA, the largest privately held cheerleading and dance organization in the world hold events for over 180,000 cheerleaders and dancers around the world.

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